The Sexes: Ah, Sweet Mystery

His successful hair transplants, well-publicized jogging, and recent reconciliation with his wife seem not to have fazed Senator William Proxmire, 59. He is still the master of an underrated art form—the angry press release. Two weeks ago, he blistered the National Science Foundation for funding six dubious studies, including such timely topics as African climate in the last ice age and hitchhiking as a possible addition to the nation's transportation system.

His follow-up two days later caused more of a flap: a thunderous attack on a $342,000 contract by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study the sex...

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