The LuLac Edition #134, Jan. 17, 2007
PHOTO INDEX: ALI IN PICTURE FROM HIS AGENT, ALI WITH PRESIDENT WILLIAM CLINTON AND DRAWING OF GRADE SCHOOL CLASSMATE ROBERT PARA WHO DREW HIS OPINION ON ALI'S STANCE AGAINST THE VIETNAM WAR.
ALI AT 65
I couldn't let the day pass without commenting on the great fight, Ali's birthday. When he made the decision to not accept the government's draft and fight against the Vietcong, Ali caused great debate and controversy. Even a grade school pal of mine took pencil in hand and penned this anti-Ali (note the Clay reference) drawing. But Ali, known for grandstanding and proclamations of great ego, also proved to be a man of principle. Vindicated by a Supreme Court ruling, Ali returned to the ring after a three year abscence from the prime years of his career. Once in the ring, Ali once more dominated as a fighter, just as he reigned as a true man of his beliefs. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALI!!!!!!