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Name: Dolly Hope.

Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

How long at MUSC: 5 years.

If you could change careers, what would you be doing: Running a casino in Laughlin, Nev.

How do you stay fit: The divorce diet is fabulous. I didn't eat for a month and lost 80 pounds. So then I went to the gym.

Something people don't know about you: I worked in the travel office for the Department of Treasury under James Baker III; and if I had not sent him to Germany, we would not have had Black Tuesday (Oct. 19, 1987). He went to have a secret meeting with then Germany's chancellor Helmut Kohl to sell his idea of how to head off a stock market crash stemming from a collapse in Japan. Kohl didn't buy it.

How do you feel about a hurricane being named after you: My mom would say, ‘fools' names and fools' faces are often seen in public places.” She wouldn't have approved of my name being everywhere, but I say go for it. Actually, I was a hurricane awhile ago but I petered out before I got going anywhere. I said “darn.”

What quality of a hurricane/tropical storm describes you: Volatile.


Friday, June 13, 2008
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