A running back in the National Football League operates under the singular premise that while he may not know where the next hit is going to come, he only knows that it will.

In 2003 I suppose we can say the same about accounting scandals. Many in the profession are wary of the next Enron-esque type scenario, but the truth is that 2003 will not be devoid of the scoundrels who, as the police are fond of saying, "perpetrate and abet" financial fraud — no matter what documents are handed down from Capitol Hill.

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