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As a Condemned Prisoner, It's Your Execution Day: What Would You Order for a Last Meal?

Week of April 2, 2003


Keith Savage
President, Minority Business Enterprise Inc.
"Shrimp, steak and lobster, some red wine and a cheesecake with strawberries on it. My friends would sneak in some herbal remedy so I wouldn't feel the pain, and I'd sip on the wine as I'm walking to the chair. And that'd be it, man. Curtains. The white light at the end of the tunnel. Next stop, who knows?"

Judypon Grassyass
Honduran Missionary Nurse
"Anafres from El Rancho in Juticalpa, Olancho, Honduras, and wash it down with seven-year-old Flor de Caña rum mixed with pear nectar. By the time the warden walks to Honduras and back, I'll be dead from natural causes!"

Bob Reuter
Street Photographer
"One of those progressive dinners where it just goes from one place to another and it lasts for about two weeks."

Linda Mixon
Sandwich Girl and Entertainment, Cummel's Café
"The best gumbo from the Market Café in New Orleans, followed by crawfish etouffée from Pappadeux's in San Antonio. I'd finish it off with white-chocolate raspberry cheesecake from good ol' Hank's in St. Louis. But I wouldn't go quietly, 'cause if I told that warden once, I told him a thousand times -- I swear I didn't do it!"

Travis Witherspoon
Law Student/Manager, Club Isis
"Actually, I'm on my way to get it right now -- torta di spinaci, a spinach pie at Bar Italia, my favorite dish. I'd get that and a big tumbler of Jack-and-Coke. And though I'd order it, I probably wouldn't clean the plate. On my last day, I'd want to be light on my feet in case I get a break to run for it."

Nina Zalewski
Leasing Manager, Chase Apartments
"Well, it wouldn't be broccoli ..."

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