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Apparently, some police officers in the Philippines have been shirking their duties by taking days off without permission. Normally this would be grounds for outright dismissal, or at least suspension. But since it's the Easter season, their superintendent is offering the wayward cops "a second chance to show they are really sorry." How? Well, each may volunteer to bear a heavy wooden cross through the streets today, as Jesus did en route to Golgotha. Or, if they've played hooky 100 or more times, they must submit to being raised on a cross, although they may have their hands and feet tied rather than nailed as the most devout religious pilgrims do in annual reenactments of the crucifixion.

Summitt goes to the head of the class in basketball

On Tuesday, the University of Tennessee's Pat Summitt notched her 880th career basketball victory to overtake retired University of North Carolina mentor Dean Smith as history's winningest major college basketball coach. Her Lady Vols next face Texas Tech Sunday in NCAA women's championship tournament action. The winningest coaches in the NCAA's Division I - i.e., its largest members, the number of wins for each, and schools where the total was compiled:

1. Pat Summitt * 880 Tennessee
2. Dean Smith 879 North Carolina
3. Adolph Rupp 876 Kentucky
4. Jody Conradt * 869 Sam Houston State, U. of Texas-Arlington, Texas
5. Bob Knight* 854 Army, Indiana, Texas Tech
6. Jim Phelan 830 Mount St. Mary's
7. Lefty Driesell 797 Davidson, Maryland, James Madison, Georgia State
8. Eddie Sutton* 781 Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma State
9. Lou Henson 779 Hardin-Simmons, Illinois, New Mexico State
10. Hank Iba 764 Colorado, Oklahoma State
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