Dispatches > Quotables


Issue: "Not-so-smart bombs," April 24, 1999

I don't think we exploit people.

Tabloid TV talk-show host Jenny Jones, in testimony in the trial of a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit against The Jenny Jones Show and its producer, Warner Bros. The case revolves around the 1995 murder of Scott Amedure, a homosexual who had described his crush on fellow guest Jonathan Schmitz during a show taping. In their lawsuit, Mr. Amedure's family accuses the show of tricking a mentally troubled Schmitz into appearing on the program. The resulting embarrassment, the family contends, pushed Mr. Schmitz to commit murder.

You give Ron his credit. He's already bought me a drink tonight at the party. He's quite a man, that Ron Blome.

Susan McDougal lawyer Mark Geragos, to CNBC's Geraldo Rivera in a live interview from a "victory party" following Mrs. McDougal's acquittal on an obstruction of justice charge. Ron Blome is a correspondent for NBC News.

You can see a real impact in the abortion policy we've had in this country. We have a lot fewer people out here. You can see we have a lot fewer workers coming on board.

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Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) on the impact of abortion on the Social Security trust fund. Sen. Brownback says the system is in trouble in part because too many abortions mean too few workers available to pay into the system. He made the remarks to a group of Kansas high-school and college students.

I think everything happens for a reason. God puts you in certain predicaments for certain reasons just to make you stronger.

Purdue's Michael Turner, three-time defending Big Ten champion in the triple jump, who is in Home Hospital, awaiting a fourth operation in an attempt to save his right leg.

I just fell off my chair and praised God from that point on.

Notre Dame end Ross Browner, who was among 15 players and coaches announced as inductees to the College Football Hall of Fame's class of 1999.


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