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Issue: "Georgia twisters," Feb. 26, 2000

As funny as it sounds, they got married and now it's time to get to know each other.

Fox television executive Mike Darnell, creator of the network's two-hour special Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire?, commenting on the made-for-television, real-life match of Rick Rockwell and Darva Conger. The special had marriage candidates parading on stage in bathing suits and wedding gowns, and answering questions. Mr. Rockwell then chose five finalists before picking Miss Conger. A judge was then summoned to the Las Vegas Hilton, where the special was taped, to perform the wedding ceremony.

The average American dog these days is a couch potato.

Julie Churchill, operator of a weight-loss clinic at the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine. Three out of 10 cats and dogs are obese; some dog owners go on lengthier walks with their pets, but others buy "holistic dog food" with herbal supplements.

Can we really bite the hand that feeds us these donuts?

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Newsweek writer Jonathan Alter, musing during a ride with John McCain on the candidate's campaign bus, where donuts are a staple. Mr. Alter asked the senator deeply probing questions such as, "There is no evidence that taking the high road works in presidential politics, why is it going to work for you?"

There are so many freaks out here; they need this.

Doug Rasmusson, whose 7- and 12-year-old boys are in a Jupiter, Fla., wrestling league, on why he thinks the local athletic association was right to require parents of players to complete a sportsmanship program and sign an ethics pledge.

Bill Bradley has pushed the envelope on gay rights to the top of the mainstream political dialogue in this nation.

Homosexual activist Ethan Geto, introducing Mr. Bradley at a gay political event in New York.


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