Dispatches > Quotables


Issue: "Panic at PBS?," Aug. 14, 1999

They have been a very good neighbor to us. They've donated thousands of dollars to the county. It's a great loss.

Storey County (Nev.) Commission Vice Chairman Carl Trink, on the closure of two bordellos at the infamous Mustang Ranch. County Commission Chairman Charles Haynes estimated the lost tax revenue from the closures "could be as much as 1/16th of our entire county budget."

You don't have a rock festival based on peace and love and invite Kid Rock and Insane Clown Posse.

Techno artist Moby, on the riot-plagued Woodstock '99 festival. He noted that some of the most popular performers there specialize in a particularly combative mixture of hard rock and rap.

It's the wild, wild West with just a couple of marshals.

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Lawyer Mitchell Kamarck, on the Internet. Mr. Kamark represented actress Alyssa Milano in a suit against online pornography firms that used her name against her will. Many pornographic sites use the names of famous women on their "meta tags" so search engines will be tricked into believing the sites are about them.

He is a very loving father and, as fathers go, Lucas couldn't be luckier.

Brazilian model Luciana Morad, on Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger, the father of her 4-month-old son, in Hello! magazine. Mr. Jagger has yet to meet the boy, but results of a blood test last month proved Mr. Jagger is his father. British news reports said Ms. Morad's pregnancy was the last straw for Jerry Hall, who recently separated from Mr. Jagger after 22 years for a reported multimillion-dollar settlement.

Let's just call it a pile.

The Rev. Russell Kohler, of Detroit's Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, on the number of gambling chips parishioners have put in the church's collection plate since the city's first casino opened nearby. "Bring them over any time," he says.


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