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Issue: "Paying the price," Feb. 9, 2002

The Secret Service did not take action.

Vice presidential spokeswoman Jennifer Millerwise, after one of Vice President Dick Cheney's Labrador retrievers bumped him on the mouth and bruised his lip while Mr. Cheney was playing with the dog.

What some people call 'trick plays,' we just call 'plays.'

St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz, when asked prior to Sunday's Super Bowl contest with the New England Patriots whether he had any trick plays up his sleeve.

We think it's funny.

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Matt Stone, co-creator of Comedy Central's South Park, in The New York Times, on an episode in which the show's animated characters used the same vulgarity 162 times. A study by the Parents Television Council released last week found that South Park averages 106 instances of foul language per 60-minute episode.

Sales with money no longer exist.

Argentine sandal maker Fabio Rodriguez, on the increasing popularity of barter clubs in Argentina as the country slips further into financial distress ("A way, but no will," Feb. 2). Protests against banking restrictions and currency devaluation continued last week as the Argentine government and the International Monetary Fund discussed a bailout proposal.

Only a no-talent hack would use a cliche like 'no-talent hack.'

Author and former CBS News reporter Bernard Goldberg, in an interview with Fox News, on critic Tom Shales's name-calling review of his book Bias, which is about liberal bias at CBS. The book now tops The New York Times bestseller list, helped along by a photo of President Bush carrying the book.


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