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For eight years, Walter V. Shipley has taken a week each summer to golf in Scotland or Ireland with Robert E. Allen, CEO of AT&T, and their wives. This year, though, Scotland's verdant links weren't so relaxing. "I'd end up sometimes playing 36 holes of golf, go have a drink, have dinner, play gin rummy, and then get back on the phone" to New York, he says.

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