Numbers: Jan. 29, 2001

7 Number of "audible crunches" that evaluators of Burger King's "improved" French fries had to hear before the chain offered the new fries in 1998

14% Decrease in pounds of fries shipped to Burger Kings at the end of 1999 as customers rejected their texture

$59,500 Usual amount Colin Powell received per speaking engagement after retiring from military service in 1993

10 Number of speeches, on average, Powell gave per month last year

35,000 Number of roses used at three official dinners and nine balls during last week's Inaugural festivities

20,000 Number of roses used at Michael Douglas' Nov....

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