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Issue: "China’s one-child policy," June 27, 1998

I may have overreacted.

Judge Alexander Hunter, after his decision to jail a prospective juror was overturned. The judge ordered John Wichmann jailed after the man said he didn't like the judge's "attitude." Judge Hunter had greeted Mr. Wichmann by snapping, "What's your story?"

A TV episode or a segment for a tabloid newspaper, magazine, or show rather than a search for the truth.

Judge David Perez, who is presiding over the Ennis Cosby murder trial, on what would become of the proceedings if he permitted cameras in the courtroom.

When I heard there was another school shooting-right here in Richmond-I thought to myself, 'Oh no, not again.'

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Richmond, Va., policeman Bill Chorney, in USA Today on the shooting last week at Armstrong High School that left a teacher and a school volunteer wounded. A 14-year-old boy stands accused in the shooting.

I tell you, that Michael Jackson is unbelievable, isn't he?

Vice President Al Gore, reacting to the buzzer-beating shot by Michael Jordan that gave the Chicago Bulls their second-straight NBA title last week.

It didn't feel like I was doing anything crazy.

Long Trail School student Kate Logan, who slipped out of her white graduation robe halfway through her commencement address and finished the speech naked. Miss Logan said she made the decision to disrobe several months ago as she began searching for significance in the milestone event. Officials at the small private school in Vermont released a statement that called the stunt "overwhelmingly inappropriate."

What the Catholic church needs today, if you ask me, is more Southern Baptists.

Columnist Joseph Sobran in the Roman Catholic weekly paper The Wanderer, reacting to news of Southern Baptists rejecting an effort to soften biblical language in a resolution about submission in marriage.


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