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Issue: "Fleeing Hurricane Floyd," Sept. 25, 1999

God is the only one who can help us now.

Mildred Minnis, of Nassau, Bahamas, as Hurricane Floyd menaced her island home on its way to the east coast of the United States.

When you think about the dangers of Central Park, you don't really think about bugs.

New York City resident Adele Haberman, in a USA Today story about the encephalitis outbreak in the Big Apple. City officials used crop dusters, helicopters, and trucks to spray insecticide to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes.

I really don't know why I have won this. As far as I can tell, every actor in this town thinks what I do on 3rd Rock from the Sun is completely disgraceful.... I'm embarrassed myself.

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John Lithgow after winning best comedy series actor Emmy for the NBC sitcom.

Every time a person uses it, it's like a little bit of Russian roulette.

Arthur Siegel, lead author of a cocaine study published last week in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Dr. Siegel's study concluded that cocaine delivers a "double whammy" to the bloodstream that may explain how the drug triggers heart attacks in its users.

Teens today say it's very difficult to be rebellious, because pretty much everything has been done.

Michael Wood, vice president of Teenage Research Unlimited, a Chicago-based market research firm.

No other Senate candidate could do that and get away with it. If that were a Republican we'd all being screaming at the press.

Liberal journalist Jack Germond on the Washington talking-head show Inside Washington, commenting on the virtual silence among the Washington press corps concerning the propriety of the Clintons' accepting a $1.3 million loan from Democrat fat cat Terry McAuliffe to purchase a New York home.


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