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August 14, 2000
LASIKedLakers assistant G.M. Kurt Rambis, whose horn-rims inspired the copycat Rambis Youth during his playing days. Said the now spectacle-free Rambis, "I would hope I was known more for my heart or hustle than for my glasses."
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August 14, 2000

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LASIKed
Lakers assistant G.M. Kurt Rambis, whose horn-rims inspired the copycat Rambis Youth during his playing days. Said the now spectacle-free Rambis, "I would hope I was known more for my heart or hustle than for my glasses."

Recalled
Forty thousand pewter key chains given out by the Rockies in 1998 and '99 promotions, after 10-month-old Keely Walton of Denver was found with high levels of lead in her blood from handling one.

Choked
Recently acquired closer Bob Wickman, who blew his first save opportunity for the Indians on the night that the ceremonial first pitch was thrown out by Dr. Henry Heimlich.

Purloined
Eleven sets of top-secret bobsled runners belonging to the U.S. team, from a storage unit in South Salt Lake, Utah. Thieves made off with six Browning gun cases containing the custom-designed runners, valued at upwards of $200,000. Matt Roy, the top U.S. bobsled official, said the theft "sets our runner project back 10 years."

Filed
A grievance with the USTA by world No. 1 women's doubles player Lisa Raymond, over her omission from the 2000 Olympic squad. Coach Billie Jean King picked Serena Williams for the fourth and final spot.

Named

John Doggett (played by T2 star Robert Patrick), as the new character alongside Gillian Anderson's Dana Scully on The X-Files. Show creator Chris Carter says the moniker was inspired by the late Jerry Doggett, longtime boothmate of Dodgers announcer Vin Scully.

Diamond of California, as the official supplier of walnuts to the 2002 Winter Olympics.

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