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Issue: "The McCain craze," Feb. 19, 2000

We'd get stoned and talk about what we'd do if we were president.

John Warnecke, then a reporter for The Nashville Tennessean and ex-pal of Al Gore, in a Newsweek story that details how the young Gore was an "enthusiastic recreational user" of marijuana in the 1970s.

If a man's got an earring in his ear and he applies to work at one of my restaurants, we won't even talk to him.

Chick-fil-A founder and chairman S. Truett Cathy on his hiring practices at the fast-food chain.
Mr. Cathy takes the Sabbath day seriously, keeping his Chick-fil-A franchises closed on Sundays.

I guess he can buy a ticket.

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Philadelphia Phillies spokesman Larry Shenk, on Pete Rose's one remaining option should he desire to attend a 20th-anniversary celebration in June honoring the Phillies' 1980 World Series victory. Mr. Rose, who has been banned from baseball for life, was a member of the Phillies world championship team and a member of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds team that won the World Series. Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has ruled Mr. Rose cannot be part of the Reds' 25th-anniversary festivities this summer.

It's up to you to choose your contraception.

Slogan from a French government advertising campaign aimed at heightening teenage girls' awareness that they can obtain "morning after" abortifacient pills at their junior-high and high schools.

I'll send them to private school.

Stacey Farmer, a parent who threatened to pull her children out of El Modena High School in Santa Ana, Calif., if a homosexuality-oriented student club was allowed to meet. Last week, a federal judge ordered the school to allow the Gay-Straight Alliance Club to meet on campus.

I did such a beautiful job, I'll initial it.

New York obstetrician Allan Zarkin, who, according to witnesses, used a scalpel to carve his initials "A" and "Z" on a woman's stomach after delivering her baby girl by Caesarean section. Last week, Dr. Zarkin pleaded innocent to two counts of assault. The judge released him without bail and scheduled a hearing for March 14.

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