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Issue: "Worse NOW than ever," July 24, 1999

I'm feeling like a newborn.

Sergei Khrushchev, son of Nikita Khrushchev (who had vowed to "bury" the United States), after taking the oath of allegiance to America and becoming a U.S. citizen.

Every fertility patient thinks of those embryos as their babies.

Carmen Knaus of Pittsburgh, who has 22 embryos in cold storage. She was reacting to the news that an Arizona fertility clinic was closing and its retiring physician took out a classified ad warning "unclaimed" embryos would be destroyed in two and a half weeks.The ad was believed to be the first of its kind.

I had the wires unhooked so no one could ride off in it, but he reconnected the wires without anyone seeing him, took off the price tag, and rode away.

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Trisha Taylor, co-owner of ReRuns for WeeOnes, the used toy shop where a 6-year-old day-care escapee hotwired a toy Monster Truck and took off down a state highway near Cincinnati. An alarmed motorist called police to say she was stunned to see him heading down the road alongside regular cars. Authorities are investigating how the boy got away and went undetected until officers contacted the center more than an hour later.

Can all this be done very quickly so I can say I'm guilty?

Accused serial killer Angel Maturino Resendez, to a judge during a court appearance on a burglary charge. Hours after his statement, authorities said they linked Mr. Resendez to a ninth slaying. He had been on the FBI's most-wanted list before his surrender last week.

You just drive right up and make your wagers and pay for them and off you go.

Darren Rogers, spokesman for Lone Star Park, a horseracing track in Grand Prairie, Texas, that opened a four-lane drive-through betting complex. Critics complained the setup might make it a bit too easy for compulsive gamblers.


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