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Issue: "Dr. Laura: Taking static," April 8, 2000

If she gets up there and reads the inscription on a quarter-'In God We Trust'-is that a prayer and is that banned?

Kelly Coughlan, attorney for student Marian Ward, whose prayers before high-school football games in Texas were the subject of oral arguments last week before the Supreme Court. The high court is expected to rule this summer on whether the constitution permits voluntary, student-led prayer in public schools.

I'm not praying to him, so he is not a god, for sure.

Golfer Hal Sutton, who is tiring of all the hype surrounding rival Tiger Woods.

When you have chosen a horse to ride to the presidency, it is good politics to say, 'Oh horse, I love you,' and it's bad politics to say, 'Horse, get me to the White House and then we'll shoot ya.'

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Conservative writer Peggy Noonan on why Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is running for the Senate in New York, is not discussing plans to use the Senate as a political launching pad to the Oval Office.

I wouldn't try to demonize an animal.

Peter Benchley, author of the 1974 novel Jaws that became a blockbuster film of the same name, on why if he had it to do over again he would not write about the man-eating fish. Apparently unaware of the animal-rights movement, Mr. Benchley opined that sharks don't have a big constituency defending them.

I wouldn't try to demonize an animal.

Peter Benchley, author of the 1974 novel Jaws that became a blockbuster film of the same name, on why if he had it to do over again he would not write about the man-eating fish. Apparently unaware of the animal-rights movement, Mr. Benchley opined that sharks don't have a big constituency defending them.

Political correctness is tyranny with manners.

National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston, in a speech at Brandeis University that attracted hundreds of protesters, including some who lay on the pavement, pretending to have gunshot wounds.

That is the strangest thing that's happened to the suburbs since the Clintons decided to move to Westchester.

Academy Awards emcee Billy Crystal after viewing video clips of suburban-life-bashing American Beauty, winner of five Oscars.

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