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THE INSIDE TRACK | MORNING BRIEFING

Perhaps Thief Thought It'd Be a Good Nest Egg

January 26, 1998|MAL FLORENCE

There are thieves everywhere: Frank Lindstrom set a heavy gold bracelet on the tray of his golf cart while playing his approach to the 12th green at Oak Hills Golf Course in Spring Hill, Fla.

Then he looked up to see a crow fly off with the jewelry, according to Golf Digest.

Lindstrom chased it briefly only to watch as the bird flew over the trees with the booty.

Then he had to explain the theft to his wife, who had given him the $450, 14-carat gold bracelet in 1985.

Add crow: Two weeks later, Lindstrom got the bracelet back from a man who had read about the theft in the newspapers. The man had found the bracelet in a supermarket parking lot--35 miles away.

Now Lindstrom had something to crow about.

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Trivia time: What is the NCAA Division I team record for playing in consecutive overtime basketball games?

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Faded rose: Some one-liners from Bernie Lincicome of the Chicago Tribune:

* "Look at it this way: The Rose Bowl is not gaining a corporate sponsor, it is losing its dignity.

* "Boxers belong on tomato [soup] cans, not figure skaters.

* "Farewells to Marv Levy, as the greatest egghead in pro football, and to Barry Switzer, the biggest yolk."

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IQ questioned: From The Vent column of readers' rantings in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "Am I the only one who believes that Terry Bradshaw would have to go to night school to become a fool?"

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Rub-a-dub-dub: Bill Bidwill Jr., Arizona Cardinal vice president, on the NFL's rising salary cap: "We're all a cork in the bathtub and the water is going up."

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Seven come 11: Blackie Sherrod in the Dallas Morning News: "Las Vegas gossips now list multi-hued Dennis Rodman among 'big players' at casino tables."

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Career crisis: Kara Wolters, the 6-foot-7 center for the ABL New England Blizzard: "I wanted to be a jockey when I grew up. But I gave that up when I found out Clydesdales don't race."

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Jet lag: Tom FitzGerald in the San Francisco Chronicle: "There's going to be a Lou Holtz Hall of Fame honoring the ex-Notre Dame coach in his home town of East Liverpool, Ohio.

"Maybe there will be three NFL plaques, one for each of his wins as coach of the New York Jets."

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Trivia answer: Four: Jacksonville, 1982; Illinois State, 1985, and Dayton, 1988. Holy Cross recently played three consecutive overtime games.

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And finally: The Denver Broncos suffered their first of four Super Bowl losses after the 1977 season. As long-suffering Denver fan John Giodano told the Boston Globe:

"We had Haven Moses on that '77 team. I mean, even Moses couldn't get us to the promised land."

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