So it's annual friends of the library sale and off I go. I look in "sport" for figure skating books. None there. "Hmm?" I think. Where could they be. Guess. "Performing Arts." Ruh-roh. If that's indication of how fs is perceived by general public, its the end for fs as sport. Discontinue the tecnicl programs, let everyone skate to music with lyrics, let the audience vote who won. It's all over. The end. Not to mention when a book about Karen Barbour and Nicky Slater sells for more $ than "AYear in Figure Skating" by a fine JOURNALIST it's definitely all over. Ayiyiyi.