Olympic Spirit Is One Of Worry

The breaking news on saltlake2002.com is that Kleenex has been named Official Facial Tissue Supplier for the Winter Games. Also, "It's not too late for you to order your Official Olympic Legacy Brick." The happy chat belies a serious attack of pre-Games jitters. The Salt Lake Teachers Association wants all schools closed to keep out terrorists. Fearful callers are swamping talk-radio shows to voice bio-chemical scenarios. And even Mayor Rocky Anderson acknowledges that since Sept. 11, "more people are going to take vacations out of state" during the Games.

Will the celebration turn into an armed camp? The number...

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