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November 22, 1999
Surprised?Larry Holmes, by more than 100 revelers at his 50th-birthday party at Holmes's restaurant in Easton, Pa. "There was an open bar as we waited for Larry," said one guest, "but after he found out they were giving drinks away, he said, That's enough. Start charging.' "
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November 22, 1999

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Surprised
? Larry Holmes, by more than 100 revelers at his 50th-birthday party at Holmes's restaurant in Easton, Pa. "There was an open bar as we waited for Larry," said one guest, "but after he found out they were giving drinks away, he said, That's enough. Start charging.' "

Retired
? Wade Boggs, 41, who will be a scout and radio-TV announcer for the Devil Rays. Boggs batted .328 with 3,010 hits, ate countless pregame chicken dinners and had a notorious fling with Margo Adams in his 18 big league seasons.

Lovestruck
? Golfer Nick Faldo, 42, and fianc´┐Że Valerie Bercher, 26 (right). Faldo, who won three Masters and three British Opens but is now sub-mediocre with the driver and the putter, left first wife Melanie for second wife Gill in 1983, dropped Gill for college golfer Brenna Cepelak in '95 and dumped Cepelak last year. "Thanks to Valerie's love and support, I am happier than ever," he said. "This one's going to last."

XpOsed
? Venus and Serena Williams, who taped 10 Hollywood Squares segments that will air from Nov. 22 to Dec. 3. The sisters answered questions about sports mascots and Brat Pack actresses, but when the topic was history, Venus said, "I failed that subject."

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