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Issue: "Chistendon's Kosher Allies," Feb. 15, 1997

CBS News! They got any internships open down there?

A Suburban Hospital (Bethesda, Md.) ambulance volunteer to CBS television correspondent Eric Engberg, who was being transported to the emergency room after being struck by a car. The ambulance volunteer, a college student, gave Mr. Engberg a quick check and then asked for his identification. Mr. Engberg produced a driver's license, and the college kid asked him where he worked. Mr. Engberg left the hospital the next day.

Hey buddy, can you spare $8.5 million?

O.J. SIMPSON to several fellow golfers during an 18-hole outing the day after a Santa Monica civil jury found him liable for the murders of his ex-wife and her companion.

The City of San Francisco is engaged in a futile and self-destructive quest. The city's landmark domestic-partners law is being stretched beyond the breaking point.

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From a San Francisco Examiner editorial criticizing the city's board of supervisors for insisting that every business or nonprofit (even the Roman Catholic church) with an official city contract comply with the domestic-partnership ordinance. The ordinance gives benefits to nonmarried couples normally reserved for married couples.

He's got to change course or step down.

Conservative activist WILLIAM BENNETT, referring to House Speaker Newt Gingrich's courtship of &quotthe left wing of the Democratic Party." He was angered that Mr. Gingrich invited Jesse Jackson to be his honored guest in the House chamber for the State of the Union address, at the same time Mr. Gingrich criticized J.C. Watts, the only black Republican in Congress, for making remarks to a newspaper reporter that were interpreted by Mr. Jackson as racially polarizing. Said Mr. Bennett: &quotFew people have done more to further racial polarization than Jesse Jackson."

Clinton's budget will be better than the Republicans', but it's still going to stink.

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), complaining that President Clinton is insufficiently committed to partisan warfare with Republican congressional leaders.

They want us to be partners, not partisans.

President BILL CLINTON in his State of the Union address.

A few years ago Simpson wouldn't have been caught dead on this golf course. Now it's one of the few places he can play. It must be a bit of a shock to him.

Golfer at the Hansen Dam Golf Course, where Mr. Simpson played. The course was described by a New York Post reporter as one that &quotis dotted with views of smokestacks, power lines, and auto graveyards ... [and] in such a rough-and-tumble section [of Los Angeles], officials have surrounded it with spiked fencing to keep thugs and drug pushers away." Mr. Simpson has been banned from golfing at private clubs.


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