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Issue: "Daniel of the Year 2003," Dec. 13, 2003

All they cared about was a stupid DVD player.

Linda Ellzey of Orange City, Fla., after a mob of shoppers rushing into a Wal-Mart Supercenter for a sale trampled her sister, Patricia VanLester, and left her unconscious. Ms. Ellzey said only a few of the shoppers stopped to help Ms. VanLester.

Rapacious, soulless, and always looking for the 'quick buck.'

Roy E. Disney, nephew of Disney founder Walt Disney, in his resignation letter to Disney CEO Michael Eisner, on the public's perception of the company over the last several years. Mr. Disney, who still owns stock in the company, resigned from the board last week and called for Mr. Eisner to step down as CEO.

I won't play simply for a million. I won't lower myself to that.

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Former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson on how much of a pay cut he would be willing to take to sign with another team after he was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

There's nothing cheesier or sleazier than an unnamed source.

ABC college football commentator Dan Fouts on rumors, attributed to unnamed Cornhusker boosters, published in Nebraska newspapers about the job status of University of Nebraska football coach Frank Solich during the week before his firing (see p. 41).


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