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Issue: "Daniel of the Year 1999," Dec. 18, 1999

The president needs to get right with the law.

Former Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, in remarks at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast, indicating his irritation that President Clinton still refuses to admit he lied under oath about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. Federal judge Susan Webber Wright found the president in contempt of court for lying and slapped him with a $90,000 fine.

It was my own dark ideas which led me to do this.

Ted Maher, personal nurse to billionaire banker Edmond Safra, confessing that he set the fire that killed his boss. According to Monaco prosecutor Daniel Serdet, Mr. Maher did not intend to kill Mr. Safra, but instead started the blaze in a wastebasket and hoped to emerge a valiant hero who saved Mr. Safra's life.

These fantasy-based hippies have a lot of nerve, bringing their cartoon education into the equation of wildlife management.

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Rock star and outdoorsman Ted Nugent on protests against state-sanctioned deer hunts in two Michigan parks. Park managers, concerned that the high numbers of deer will either starve or devour endangered plant life, endorsed a series of hunts in July. They consulted with an advisory committee that included representatives of two outdoors groups Mr. Nugent heads.

Tell them they're nasty.

Florida State receiver Peter Warrick, moments after learning on an ESPN broadcast he would not be invited to attend the Heisman Trophy awards ceremony in New York City. Early in the season, Mr. Warrick was regarded as a serious contender for the Heisman. That was before he was arrested and charged with felony grand theft; he pleaded to misdemeanor theft charges.

We thank God and we thank the doctors for the job they did.

Iyke Louis Udobi, father of the seven surviving octuplets born in Houston, Texas, who officially turn 1 on Dec. 20.

Why not put the Ten Commandments and prayer back in school?

Question that received loud applause from hundreds of people gathered in the gymnasium of Fort Gibson Middle School in Oklahoma for a discussion of why a student opened fire on his classmates and wounded four of them.


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