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Quotables

Issue: "Attack and dissent," May 19, 2001

Even minute rice is no longer quick enough.

Michael Sansolo, a senior vice president of the Food Marketing Institute, on the trend among grocery stores toward selling more easy-to-make meals as they try to compete with takeout and fast-food restaurants.

This could be the start of a long, dark summer.

The Los Angeles Times, in a report on an unexpected hour-long power blackout caused by slightly warmer-than-normal temperatures boosting the demand for energy to cool homes and offices.

There's nobody who prays harder than me, especially with two out in the ninth and with a lead.

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Kansas City Royals manager Tony Muser, apologizing for making disparaging remarks about his Christian players: "Chewing on cookies and drinking milk and praying isn't going to get it done.

You'll see a lot of football players taking BP in the off-season, and a lot of baseball players returning punts.

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Sean Casey, after Washington Redskins cornerback Deion Sanders returned to baseball-after being away for three seasons. His first night back, Mr. Sanders had three hits.

He doesn't get his mile of slack if he's a Republican, and Jim needs a mile of slack.

House majority leader Dick Armey (R-Texas), on why he doesn't want the maverick conservative Democrat from Ohio, Jim Traficant, to join the GOP. Last week, Mr. Traficant was indicted on 10 counts, including racketeering, conspiring to commit bribery, obstructing justice, seeking and accepting illegal gratuities, conspiring to defraud the United States, and filing a false tax return. Said the colorful Mr. Traficant, who beat racketeering charges almost two decades ago: "I have had a bull's-eye on my back ever since I defeated the Department of Justice."

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