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Got a minute? Doug Waechter

By MARC TOPKIN, Times Staff Writer
Published May 9, 2004

QUESTION: First car?

WAECHTER: Oh, boy. A 1970-something Cadillac. The front window was spider-webbed, it was covered in rust, one headlight didn't work, one window wouldn't go up so I got soaked all the time, the key broke off in the ignition, there were oil spots in every parking spot.

QUESTION: Favorite late-night snack?

WAECHTER: Whatever's not rotten in my fridge.

QUESTION: Dream date?

WAECHTER: You mean besides my girlfriend? You might want to put that in there. Hmm. It's got to be Faith Hill.

QUESTION: What's in your CD player?

WAECHTER: I've got two with me - a pregame mix CD with Metallica, Linkin Park, stuff like that, and (jazz pianist) Norah Jones.

QUESTION: Okay, Mr. St. Petersburg, what's your favorite local spot?

WAECHTER: El Cap. No doubt. Best hamburger I've ever had.

[Last modified May 9, 2004, 01:40:27]

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