Dispatches > Quotables


Issue: "Against all odds," May 30, 1998

He's got eight ladies in labor right now. Thank God for cell phones.

Steve Dickens, a cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, on the satellite failure last week that disrupted pagers all across the country, particularly inconveniencing medical professionals. Mr. Dickens's brother is an obstetrician.

It was a choice by God.

Azita Milanian of Altadena, Calif., who found "Baby Christian," an infant abandoned and buried along a hiking trail.

This is not a case of us versus transgendered individuals.... Our clientele are predominantly gay, lesbian, transsexual, and bisexual. We try to be inclusive.

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Manager Stephen Andrew of a Victoria, B.C., gay bar, which is being sued by a man currently undergoing a sex change, after Mr. Andrew prohibited the man from using the women's restroom.

Please, pretty please, get on the stick.

Georgia Gov. Zell Miller in a meeting with state bureaucrats in which he criticized the agency heads for failing to act quickly on the Y2K computer problem. Gov. Miller expected action plans to be submitted by March 1, but told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that only 16 of 68 departments had done so.

Nearly every month we read another headline and murmured, 'He's toast.' Instead, he prevails, not toast at all but the Wonder Bread boy of American politics-slightly wet, pasty white, and nutrient free.

Lucianne Goldberg, adviser to Linda Tripp, on President Clinton in George Magazine.

Maxicare's decision shows that they believe in the industry's commitment to the health of our entertainers.

Gloria Leonard, president of the Free Speech Coalition, on the decision last week by a managed-care organization to provide health coverage for actors in pornographic films. Maxicare spokesman Thomas Franco said the coverage deal was "not an endorsement" of the industry.


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