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Issue: "Saber savior," May 22, 1999

Well Mr. Chairman, one down, 120 to go.

Johnnie Chung, who funneled illegal campaign contributions to Bill Clinton's 1992 reelection campaign, to House Government Reform Committee chairman Dan Burton. Mr. Chung has agreed to cooperate with the House probe of the scandal; he was referring to the 120 witnesses who refuse to testify.

I've never been able to be on a set 14 hours a day and be the mother that I wanted to be.

Actress Kate Capshaw, in an interview with US magazine (June), on why she has given first priority to her and husband Steven Spielberg's seven children. "My little village is in the home, and his little village is the set," Ms. Capshaw says.

We may be going to people's homes or in schools. We're not about a building. We're about the people inside.

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Tom Duckett, pastor of Ridgecrest Baptist Church near Oklahoma City, Okla., whose church building was destroyed by a tornado earlier this month. He preached under a mud-covered tent to a standing-room only flock of worshippers.

Here's the class of '99, and y'all are just starting out. Wouldn't it be terrible to have nuclear war in the next week or two and mess up y'all's careers before they have gotten started?

CNN founder Ted Turner, in a commencement address to 5,000 University of Georgia graduates.

Such protectionism in favor of American businesses is a violation of the ideals of a country like the United States ... ideals that they have tried to teach us.

Mikhail Noskov, financial director of the Severstal steel factory in Russia, on the threat of a trade war with the United States. The dispute is centered on U.S. charges that Russian producers "dumped" steel at below manufacturing cost.


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