March 20, 1988 |
Some reporters make a living and their reputations by cultivating informed sources over lunches in fancy restaurants or meeting tipsters in drafty parking garages. NoF. Stone. He reads. His lifelong passion for the written word (a 1908 edition of Sappho in his jam-packed home library is inscribed, "I. F. Stone owned and loved this book") led him to his latest scoop--one about the trial of Socrates 2,500 years ago. Never mind that he's 80. Never mind that he's nearly blind.