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Issue: "Walking the tightrope," Feb. 10, 2001

You can make a Seinfeld episode about this.

Airline customer service representative Kris Hansen, on a $200,000 sculpture planned for a corner of a parking garage at Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport. The sculpture is a giant blue shirt.

It's very expensive to be me. It's terrible the things I have to do to be me.

Former Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith, testifying during a probate trial over her late husband's estate. The 32-year-old Ms. Smith received $6.7 million in cash, jewelry, and homes during her 14-month marriage to the 90-year-old J. Howard Marshall II, according to an accountant's testimony. She also won a $475 million bankruptcy judgment from Mr. Marshall's estate last year.

A cheeseburger will be fine.

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Secretary of State Colin Powell, in an address to the State Department's embassy staffers, who have to prepare meals and lodging, often at the last minute, during visits from the secretary of state. "I'm an easy visitor," he said, adding: "I like Holiday Inns." His predecessor, Madeleine Albright, was known for preferring fine cuisine and luxury hotels.

I know God will help me through this.

Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton, after two of his players and eight others died in a plane crash after a game in Colorado. Mr. Sutton had flown in one of the other two team planes that arrived safely in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

[Ray Lewis will] receive all the things that are coming to him.

Roosevelt Brown, agent for NFL star Ray Lewis, in USA Today, reacting to Mr. Lewis's exclusion from traditional post-Super Bowl commercial endorsements, even though he was the game's MVP. Companies shied away from Mr. Lewis, who had been charged with murder in the stabbing deaths of two men last year. Mr. Lewis, under a plea agreement, received probation for misdemeanor obstruction of justice.


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