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Issue: "Clinton: Time to resign," Aug. 29, 1998

I look at him and see Geraldo at his worst.

Geraldo Rivera, speaking in a Playboy interview about Jerry Springer.


Abbreviations used by nurses in their notes about patients-"funny-looking kid," "but unfortunately not dead yet," and "pain in the neck"-that will no longer be tolerated in the United Kingdom. The U.K.'s Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Visiting last week put its almost 700,000 nurses on notice that the use of such jargon will result in disciplinary action. "It might be funny to you, but it's not very professional," said the council's Su Smallman.

We were able to track it through a boat, real estate, watches, trips -that pretty much describes the lifestyle.

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U.S. Attorney Thomas Scott, on how authorities came to believe the jury foreman in a 1996 trial, during which two accused cocaine barons were acquitted, accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence the outcome. Miguel Moya pleaded not guilty last week to six counts of bribery, obstruction of justice, jury tampering, and witness tampering. Mr. Moya is an aircraft mechanic at Miami International Airport, but reportedly had purchased a $200,000 home in the Florida Keys, a $30,000 boat, and a Rolex watch.

I'm always called in when there's desperation and who's more desperate than CBS? Nobody.

Howard Stern on the debut on his new TV show.

I fell madly in love with her.

Ex-television evangelist Jim Bakker, on Lori Beth Graham, a youth counselor he met last month and whom he announced last week he was engaged to marry.


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