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August 13, 2001
Sacked?Caddie Miles Byrne, by golfer Ian Woosnam. Two weeks after he failed to notice that Woosnam had too many clubs in his bag during the British Open, Byrne overslept and failed to turn up for Woosie's 7:15 a.m. tee time in Sunday's final round of the Scandinavian Masters. Local caddie Tommy Strand filled in.
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August 13, 2001

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Sacked
?Caddie Miles Byrne, by golfer Ian Woosnam. Two weeks after he failed to notice that Woosnam had too many clubs in his bag during the British Open, Byrne overslept and failed to turn up for Woosie's 7:15 a.m. tee time in Sunday's final round of the Scandinavian Masters. Local caddie Tommy Strand filled in.

Ordered

?By a Gainesville, Fla., jury, that Anheuser-Busch pay the family of Roger Maris $50 million for improperly revoking its beer distributorship in 1997. Anheuser-Busch argued that the family didn't run the distributorship properly and said it would appeal the ruling. The Marises say they'll appeal, too, contending that the jury intended a larger award.

?By the Environmental Protection Agency, that General Electric clean up PCBs in the Hudson River, at an estimated cost of $490 million. The toxins were brought to public attention by SI's Robert H. Boyle in "Poison Roams Our Coastal Seas," in the Oct. 26, 1970, issue.

Spared
?The embarrassment of testifying in the Gold Club trial, Broncos running back Terrell Davis and Falcons running back Jamal Anderson. The two were subpoenaed but not called to the stand before strip club owner Steve Kaplan and other defendants charged as part of a criminal conspiracy that included prostitution entered into plea bargains.

Moving
?The NFL's Cardinals' new stadium. The team last week agreed to spend about $12 million on 12 acres adjacent to the planned site, with the intention of shifting the 73,000-seat venue [3/10] of a mile to the southeast. The FAA had warned that the stadium as conceived might pose a danger to planes using Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport.

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