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SPORTS\ AIDS has changed Ashe in more ways than one

Since tennis great Arthur Ashe revealed last April that he had contracted AIDS, the private man has turned to a life of public service. After overcoming his anger over the belief that his privacy had been invaded, he has become a leading spokesman for education about AIDS. Ashe, the first black man to be ranked No. 1 in world tennis, now has a prescription drug bill of $18,000 a year.C1

Golfer Pavin understands pressure Couples feels

Corey Pavin, last year's PGA of America Player of the Year, is coming into the Tour Championship at Pinehurst this week ranked sixth on the PGA money list. He says he can empathize with the position of current tour leader Fred Couples. The post-season awards will be decided on the basis of the finish in the Tour Championship.C1\

ON THE AIR\ NHL Hockey: Los Angeles at New York, 7:30 p.m. on ESPN

Boxing: Reggie Johnson vs. Lamar Parks, 9 p.m. on USA

TELEPHONE POLL

Do you think Ross Perot's allegations against the GOP are true?A1

Choice 1: Yes

Choice 2: No

To vote, call 373-7222 by 2 p.m.

YESTERDAY

Should boys be allowed to play on girls' athletic teams?

YES: 26% (27 calls)

NO: 74% (78 calls)

TODAY'S EVENT

``The Power of Laughter and Play' will be presented by Ann Swift at 7:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 3600 W. Friendly Ave. Sponsored by Tomorrow's Place. $2.

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Submarine sandwiches are becoming as popular as traditional fast-food burgers. Restaurant reviewer John Batchelor visits several Triad sub restaurants and gives his opinion on their sandwiches.

NATION & WORLD\ Perot's GOP allegations seem to have backfired

Ross Perot seems to have hurt his recent resurgence in the presidential polls with his outbursts about alleged Republican smear tactics, analysts said Monday. Perot appeared angry and combative in a Monday news conference in Dallas. ``If it looks to voters like Perot has flown off the hook, and creates the impression the guy is not stable, it's got to help Clinton,' a Michigan pollster said.A1

Hairy potatoes may help solve hunger problems

A new potato species with hair that fights off pests could be good news for starving Third World countries. The hairs on the plant's stalks and leaves secrete a sticky substance that traps and kills small insects as they feed or reproduce. Researchers say the potatoes taste the same and have the same nutritional values as regular potatoes, which are the fourth most important food crop in the world.A1

"Death money" is addiction for Congress, groups say

Congress is addicted to contributions from the tobacco industry, and such ``death money' is coming at the expense of public health, consumer groups say. The tobacco lobby gave more than $2 million to Congress between Jan. 1, 1991, and June 30, 1992. ``This report indicates why Congress has done extraordinarily little to combat the tobacco epidemic,' the director of a research group said Monday.A3\

LIFE\ "Grumpies" are making some businesses happy

Business is booming for certain goods and services, thanks to aging baby boomers - or ``grumpies' - who are spending their money on life insurance policies, spicy food and toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Even sales of bath accessories are on the rise as 32 percent of Americans take baths regularly instead of showers. That proportion was 18 percent only a year ago.D1\

BUSINESS\ Triad bids looking strong if bank decides to move

Southern National announced Monday that the bank's board will decide next month whether to move its headquarters. And two Triad cities appear to have the strongest bids. ``Winston-Salem and Greensboro are fighting tooth and nail to get it,' said a source close to discussions.B4

TRIAD & STATE\ Presidential candidate surprises diner patrons

Bill Clinton made a stop for a cup of coffee Monday morning at Robinson's restaurant in downtown Greensboro. The Democratic presidential candidate chatted with a carpenter, a painting contractor and an unemployed mechanic about politics. Clinton and running mate Al Gore made several other surprise visits in Guilford County during their 18-bus caravan through North Carolina. Other stops included Elon College, Graham, Durham and Kinston.A1

Suspects to testify against others charged in drug ring

Six people charged with federal drug violations will testify against four others who are standing trial this week on drug charges in Greensboro. In exchange, they may be recommended for lighter sentences. They are suspected to be a part of a drug trafficking ring that brought more than $10 million worth of cocaine into Guilford County.B1

Two bodies found in lake probably missing teens

The two bodies found in Buffalo Lake on Sunday were probably two teenagers who accidentally drowned while fishing two weeks ago, Greensboro police said Monday. Police think the victims are a 15-year-old Greensboro youth reported missing Oct. 11 and his 18-year-old half brother.B1

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