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Re: bugging or not bugging celebrities

In the summer of 1976, the final elimination bouts to determine who would make the U.S. Olympic boxing team were held in Burlington, Vermont. The city was chosen, I assume, because of its proximity to Montreal, site of the '76 games.

Anyway, I was in the bookstore at the University of Vermont when I saw Sugar Ray Leonard just a few feet away.

I asked him about one of his hands, which Howard Cosell had suggested might be injured.

He was quite nice and suggested that you can't believe everything Howard Cosell says.

I wished him well.

I haven't read Leonard's brand new tell-all autobiography. But something tells me that scintillating exchange isn't in the book.

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Another time, quite a few years later, I noticed Carl Wilson standing nearby at a baggage carrousel in the Memphis airport.

I don't recall exactly what I said. I think I tried to make sure that he knew I hadn't mistaken him for his brother Brian. And I thanked him for the music.

He died a number of years ago. But I'm pretty sure that's him singing lead on “God Only Knows.” Not a bad legacy.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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