The Amarillo, Texas, jury decided that Oprah Winfrey did not libel the beef industry. One tipoff was when the jurors were watching Oprah's TV show during deliberations.

- Texas cattle raisers sued when Oprah said on her show that she would never eat another burger. The jury was right. After all, nobody sued George Bush back when he said broccoli was worse than Hitler.- We still don't know just exactly how safe our meat is. I want to know how many government inspectors got their jobs through Vernon Jordan.

- The Oprah case has brought about strict talk show guidelines to avoid charges of food libel. Never say the following: "There's a rotten apple in every barrel," "That's just sour grapes," "Something smells fishy," "Suffering succotash," and "I'll never eat another organic veggie burger."