A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 23, 1974

For this week's Sport preview of the George Foreman-Muhammad Ali title fight in Zaïre, Nairobi Bureau Chief Lee Griggs revisited the capital city of Kinshasa. When he was last there in 1962, the city was known as Leopoldville, the country was the Congo, and the story was about a bloody revolution. "Needless to say, things are much more pleasant today," says Griggs. "The sight of a press card in the old days often provoked soldiers into prodding you with bayonets or banging you in the kidneys with rifle butts. Today they wave you through roadblocks and even smile on occasion."

Griggs quickly...

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