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February 12, 2001
Threatened?Fighting bulls, as a source of Spanish culinary delicacies. Carcasses of the 11,000 bulls killed annually in the ring normally are sold to butchers—the tail and testicles are particularly prized—but new European Union regulations intended to stop the spread of mad cow disease will ban the sale of untested beef from animals more than 30 months old.
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February 12, 2001

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Threatened
?Fighting bulls, as a source of Spanish culinary delicacies. Carcasses of the 11,000 bulls killed annually in the ring normally are sold to butchers—the tail and testicles are particularly prized—but new European Union regulations intended to stop the spread of mad cow disease will ban the sale of untested beef from animals more than 30 months old.

Airlifted
? New Mexico basketball broadcaster Mike Roberts, more than 40 miles from his snowbound house outside Mountainair, N.Mex., to Albuquerque to call the Lobos' Jan. 29 game against Wyoming. Roberts was in danger of missing only his second broadcast in 35 years until KOB-TV sent its traffic chopper to pick him up.

Erected
?By the Kings, a billboard alongside the highway that free-agent-to-be Chris Webber takes home from ARCO Arena, reading CHRIS—JOE WILL MOW YOUR LAWN IF YOU STAY. GAVIN. The team is owned by Joe and Gavin Maloof.

Given Away
?Two airline tickets for a mid-February trip to the Bahamas, plus hotel accommodations and $500, by Nets guard Stephon Marbury to a fan in a drawing before last Wednesday's New Jersey- Detroit game. Marbury gave up his planned trip to the Bahamas when he was named an Eastern Conference All-Star.

Out of Business
?MVP.com and UltimateBid.com. The former, a sports-apparel e-tailer, had the financial backing of John Elway, Wayne Gretzky and Michael Jordan; the latter auctioned "fan experiences" such as a round of golf with Tiger Woods and a day at spring training with Derek Jeter.

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