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Issue: "Who'll be king of the Hill?," Oct. 7, 2000

The more time you spend listening to the lawyers and relatives ... you hear how much he loved her and wanted to take care of her.

Philip Boesch Jr., the lawyer representing an ex-stripper and Playboy Playmate of the Year who married a Texas oil billionaire a year before he died. Mr. Boesch hailed a judge's ruling that Anna Nicole Smith was entitled to $450 million of J. Howard Marshall's estate. Ms. Smith was a stripper at a topless bar in Houston when she met Mr. Marshall in 1991. When they married in 1994, she was 26 and he was 89.

The FDA opted for the convenience of abortionists over the safety of women.

Randall K. O'Bannon, director of education at the National Right to Life Committee, after the Food and Drug Administration approved the abortion pill RU-486 while dropping safety restrictions it had earlier proposed.

I can't say I am disappointed because I believe in God, and it was God's plan I would not win today.

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U.S. women's track star Gail Devers, after suffering a hamstring injury during a semifinal heat of the 100m hurdles at the Olympics. Ms. Devers, 33, was considered the favorite to win the gold medal in the event.

He really got mad when he found out his dog is getting it for only a buck.

Lynne Cheney, wife of the Republican vice presidential candidate, poking fun at Vice President Al Gore for complaining about gasoline prices hitting $2 a gallon. Mrs. Cheney's punchline recalls Mr. Gore's phony story about a prescription drug his mother-in-law and dog were both taking; the canine version was cheaper.

Sooner or later they're all gonna come out on tape and then you can rent it. It doesn't really matter, because they don't card at [video stores].

Connecticut teenager Matt Casazza, on Hollywood's rating system for movies.


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