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Page lost a lot of sleep before landing dream job
[FINAL Edition]
USA TODAY (pre-1997 Fulltext) - McLean, Va.
Author: Martzke, Rudy
Date: May 26, 1989
Start Page: 05.E
Section: BONUS
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After that harrowing year, [Paul Page]'s career took off. He broadcast a race for CBS, then joined NBC from 1978-87 until he switched to ABC for the 1988 Indy.

Page's Indy 500 prediction: ``I see Emerson Fittipaldi and Rick Mears jumping out early, with Mario Andretti coming up to challenge for the first 50-100 laps. Danny Sullivan will cautiously move up the pack with his broken arm while Al Unser Sr. will play it very cozy. The finish? 1. Al Unser, 2. Mears, 3. Fittipaldi, 4. Mario Andretti, 5. Bobby Rahal.'' CUTLINE:PAUL PAGE

``[Sid Collins] was afraid of dying alone,'' says Page, then a race reporter hired by Collins. ``but we weren't going to let him. We had arranged to move him to a nursing home, and we were going to carry him to the broadcast booth.

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