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Issue: "On Earth Peace?," Dec. 25, 1999

We don't talk a lot about his personal life.

Theodry Carruth, mother of former Carolina Panthers receiver Rae Carruth, explaining why her son never mentioned his relationship with Cherica Adams. Ms. Adams died last week, one month after she was shot four times in a drive-by shooting allegedly arranged by Rae Carruth. The baby Ms. Adams carried was delivered prematurely because of the mother's condition.
Mr. Carruth faces first-degree murder charges.

I saw the way the kneecap was bulging through my leg and I said, 'Well, it's been fun.'

Houston Rockets basketball star Charles Barkley, on his career-ending injury in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers, the team with whom he began his long NBA career. Mr. Barkley had previously announced that he would retire at the end of this season. "I knew it was over as soon as I saw it," Barkley said of his knee injury, which normally takes six months to heal.

As the followers of Islam celebrate the revelation of God's word to Muhammad, we join you in honoring his call for harmony and peace.

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President Bill Clinton, a member in good standing in a Southern Baptist Convention church, offering Ramadan greetings on the White House website.

I wish I was a sociopath, so I didn't have any remorse for this. But I do.

Columbine gunman Eric Harris, on the pain his murders would cause his parents, in a homemade video recorded just prior to the murders. Authorities last week allowed reporters to view the tapes.

You've got to end sometime and I'd just as soon not die onstage.

William F. Buckley, announcing the end of his PBS show Firing Line, after 33 years of production. The show's last episode will air this month.


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