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15 minutes of fame

A brief period of celebrity or notoriety. The term was coined by artist Andy Warhol. Jane had her 15 minutes of fame when she appeared on the nightly news broadcast.
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For its "Seize the Summer" campaign, Read Aloud 15 MINUTES is providing its more than 3,500 partners in all 50 states with downloadable materials that remind parents, "Don't forget the books
15 minutes spent checking tire pressure could save you from a blow-out.
After taking into account differences in age, weight, sex and a range of health-related indicators, they found that just 15 minutes of moderate exercise a day increased life expectancy by three years compared to those who remained inactive.
Cancer deaths fell by 1% for each additional 15 minutes of daily exercise after the first 15 minutes.
Martin explained that if everyone on the plumbing crew wasted an extra 15 minutes per day, it would cost the company $28.
In 15 minutes, you can grab a six-hour kip in one of those microwave beds (copyright Jimmy Cricket 1984).
Your 15 minutes of fame: 'It will be a time where I am the centre of attention and all eyes are on me.
If the two teams are still level after 15 minutes of extra- time, a second 15-minute period will be played,after which any deadlock will be broken by the use of penalties.
Of patients with long waiting room wait times, 44% of those who spent less than 15 minutes with the physician were dissatisfied with the wait time; 16% of those who spent more than 15 minutes with the physician were dissatisfied, Ms.
Now Cahill is looking for the FAI to back his legal challenge to erase the 15 minutes of international football that have come back to "haunt" him.
With a more efficient infection strategy, a malicious programmer could build a worm that attacks all vulnerable machines worldwide in about 15 minutes, says computer science graduate student Nicholas C.
Place in the freezer and repeat every 15 minutes until completely frozen.
Each session starts with 15 minutes of drill on jump stops, reverse pivots, triple-three positioning, defensive stances, and back pedaling--stressing balance.
Written cell inspection reports indicated that staff had visually checked on the juvenile every 15 minutes until the discovery of his body, but a subsequent investigation revealed that the records had been altered after the body was discovered.
Add the salmon fillets, turn to coat both sides, cover, refrigerate, and marinate for 15 minutes to 8hours.