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Issue: "Joe DiMaggio: In memoriam," March 20, 1999

My action was not kind but it was dignified. I was offended as a woman, as a mother and as a Greek citizen.

Anastasia Athini, sentenced last week to seven months in jail for striking the former mistress of Greece's late Socialist Premier Andreas Papandreou. Mrs. Athini slapped Dimitra Liani during a September 1997 book signing for Ms. Liani's tell-all autobiography.

It is no longer acceptable to say that the abuse and mistreatment of women is cultural. It should be called what it is-criminal.

First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a March 4 speech to a UN conference on equality.

The last time I checked, federal bureaucrats aren't experts at finding lost bags or speeding up flight delays.

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House Majority Leader Dick Armey, criticizing White House-backed legislation in Congress creating a so-called airline passenger's bill of rights. House Transportation Committee chairman Bud Shuster (R-Pa.) packed a hearing room last week with stories of air-travel delays and rude flight attendants; Mr. Shuster thinks new laws will sweeten up the help and speed up the planes. Mr. Armey called the initiative a "one-way ticket to higher fares."

I determined that this was not an appropriate use of government money.

National Endowment for the Arts chairman William J. Ivey, after he canceled a grant for an English edition of a children's book written by Mexican guerrilla leader Subcomandante Marcos. The book, The Story of Colors, is a folk tale about Mexican gods. Inside the front cover is a photo of the author wearing a ski mask and with ammunition belts slung across his chest.

[She] curls into the fetal position and screams her lungs out.

Lt. Pat Burke, of the D.C. Police Department, describing cabinet secretary Donna Shalala's response when a man tried to grab her wallet at a local ATM.


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