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Issue: "Just say clean needles," May 9, 1998

We're not God. We don't know when the train's going to stop or when the sun's not going to rise.

Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, defending himself and other city officials from criticism over the failure of an airport subway system that stranded thousands of passengers trying to make their way through the gleaming, new $5 billion Denver International Airport.

Jerry Springer is to American society what Pol Pot was to Cambodia: a predator of weak and defenseless people.

USA Today columnist DeWayne Wickham, on the news last week that NBC-owned station WMAQ Chicago was dropping production and distribution of the Springer program. Local Fox affiliate WFLD quickly grabbed the Springer contract.

If he doesn't want to fire Ken Starr, he should tell his staff to shut up.

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House Speaker Newt Gingrich, in an address to the conservative political action committee GOPAC, concerning President Clinton and White House attacks on the independent counsel, "an officer of the Department of Justice."

I act merely from my desire for revenge. I believe in nothing.... I don't even believe in the cult of nature worshippers or wilderness worshippers.

Theodore Kaczynski, who pleaded guilty in the Unabomber case in January, from a collection of writings quoted in a prosecutor's sentencing memorandum filed last week with the court that sentenced him.

He would just stare at you in an evil way.

Parker Middle School student Javon Edwards in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, on the 14-year-old boy some had nicknamed "Satan," Andrew Wurst, accused of murdering a teacher and wounding two students at a school dance.


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