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Issue: "Spain waves white flag," March 27, 2004

&quotWhat would you give

a bunch of kindergarten students-an algebra exam?"

Herman Kaufman, attorney for former University of Georgia assistant basketball coach Jim Harrick Jr., on a now-notorious test his client gave for a class on coaching basketball. The test included questions about how many points a three-point field goal is worth and how many halves are in a game. Mr. Kaufman said the course was merely one of many &quotMickey Mouse classes" for athletes.

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&quotI don't go to McDonald's and buy a cheeseburger and yell across the counter at the guy because he's slow

with the fries."

Underachieving baseball player David Segui of the Baltimore Orioles, criticizing fans unhappy that he hasn't lived up to his

$28 million contract.

&quotThere's something there."

Filmmaker Michael Nozik on his reaction &quotas a businessman" to the box-office success of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ.

&quotDiot Coke."

Birth name of an English girl born in Yorkshire in 1379. Researchers at Britain's National Archives uncovered the name earlier this month. They believe her first name was a corruption of the name &quotDionisia," which later evolved into the name &quotDenise," and her last name was a variation on the name &quotCook."


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