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Against All Odds

Bill McDorman
Letters to the Editor - Wood River Journal - September 13, 2000

HAILEY -- I looked into her eye. She had battled without food 900 miles upstream, against the current, around dams, throught pesticide-contaminated waters. Against staggering odds, she had won. Only champions survive to reproduce in the shallow gravels of the Upper Salmon River.

I wonder how a people can celebrate the Olympian feat about to unfold in Sydney, Australia, and fail to save from extincition the salmon now reaching central Idaho.

Bill McDorman
Against All Odds
Wood River Journal September 13, 2000

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