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Issue: "The Morning After," Jan. 15, 2000

I saw how politically deft she was, and I was not completely seduced by that.... That whole thing about the clemency with the Puerto Rican terrorists and how she claimed that she hadn't spoken to [the president] about it, that was an example to me of just how you feel like there's prevaricating, there's lying. You just don't trust them.

Actress Annette Bening in Vanity Fair, commenting on President and Mrs. Clinton.

Only crazy people can change the world, and I want to change Cuba's destiny.

Ly Tong, a Vietnamese-American pilot who decades ago fought against the communist North Vietnamese. Mr. Tong, flying a private plane, dropped 50,000 leaflets over the island of Cuba on New Year's Day urging Cubans to overthrow "the old dinosaur Fidel Castro."
Government-controlled Cuban media blasted Mr. Tong as a "crazy man" in a story that carried the headline, "Madman, Unhinged, Drugged, or Vulgar Mercenary." U.S. authorities arrested and released him, but he surrendered his pilot's license.

I think God has a plan for my life. If part of that plan is to beat this, then I'm going to fight it as hard as I can. And if it isn't in His plan to beat it, then at least up in heaven we won't have to put up with Kris King and Tie Domi.

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Roger Nielson, head coach of the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers, who last month was diagnosed with bone-marrow cancer. His joking reference was to two ruffians who play for the rival Toronto Maple Leafs. Mr. Nielson remains behind the Flyers bench even in the midst of receiving chemotherapy treatments.

My mother's got a Y2K problem, and it's carved in stone.

Henry Bohne Jr., referring to the tombstone that will mark his mother's grave. An engraver carved "19" into the stone, a husband-and-wife marker purchased when Mr. Bohne's father died in 1971. Mr. Bohne's mother is still alive at age 95.


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