A Fighter Pilot Goes To Court

RICHARD (DICKIE) SCRUGGS

Ask Dickie Scruggs about his upbringing, and he says, smiling, "We were so poor that if I hadn't been a boy, I wouldn't have had anything to play with." Maybe that's why Scruggs so enjoys his toys today. His private jet not only whisks him to business meetings around the U.S. but also delivers him and his wife Diane to their weekend home in Key West, Fla.--or the Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Scruggs has a 120-ft. motor yacht from which he watched the America's Cup races off New Zealand. And he's easy to spot in the blue-collar town of Pascagoula,...

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