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Issue: "Heresy trials," Aug. 18, 2001

By trying to propagate Christianity they were showing disrespect.

Salim Haqqani, deputy minister for the prevention of vice and promotion of virtue for Afghanistan's ruling Taliban Council of Ministers, on the arrest-spreading Christianity-of eight foreign aid workers, including two Americans, and 16 Afghans. Possible penalties range from expulsion to death.

We heard a huge boom and saw people lying all over ... I saw a soldier flying through the air.

Lital Deri, a young woman at the scene of Jerusalem's worst bomb attack in four years. A Palestinian suicide bomber last week blew up himself and at least a dozen lunchgoers in a Sbarro restaurant in one of the busiest sections of downtown Jerusalem.

The idea of being able to control someone's life, since I cannot control my own.

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Osgood, Ind., mother Eunice Benz, in USA Today, on what she enjoys about playing the popular PC game "The Sims," a "strategy title" or "God game," in which players create simulated people and give them homes, jobs, families, and communities. The computer game has sold more than 4.3 million copies.

We all realize what football is about. It's hitting and being tough. But at some point you've got to draw the line.

NFL football player Brett Favre, quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, on coaches changing practice schedules and drills because of the intense August heat, especially in the Midwest. Many coaches took such precautions following the heatstroke death of Minnesota Vikings lineman Korey Stringer.

I think our movie stands as a lovely counterpoint that kids don't always want to see that-that they're interested in films without sex and drugs and gross things.

Eighteen-year-old Heather Matarazzo, co-star of The Princess Diaries, a G-rated summer movie that had a $22.9 million debut.


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