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Issue: "Highway 65 hopefuls," April 20, 2002

I'm married ... that's one small problem.

Professional golfer Charles Howell III, when asked by a reporter why fellow golfer and friend Jesper Parnevik introduced his children's nanny, Elin Nordegren, to Tiger Woods instead of to Mr. Howell. The budding relationship between Mr. Woods and Ms. Nordegren was the buzz at this year's Masters' tournament at Augusta National.

This was a runaway train that needed to be stopped.

Major League baseball player Luis Gonzalez, on the controversy over the authenticity of a piece of gum purportedly chewed by Mr. Gonzalez that a collector auctioned on the Internet for more than $3,000. A security guard had said the collector had simply taken the nearest piece of gum from the ground after an Arizona Diamondbacks spring-training game, while the collector maintained that he saw Mr. Gonzalez chew the gum. Mr. Gonzalez last week agreed to chew a fresh piece of gum and send it to the collector, who agreed to give proceeds from the auction to athletic programs at Lakeside (Minn.) High School.

Our children are gifts to be loved and protected, not products to be designed or manufactured.

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President George W. Bush, in a speech last week opposing any human cloning, including for research purposes.

We see something we want to do and we do it.

Luis Lecca, on why he and about 70 fellow Star Wars fans have started waiting in line to see the first showing of Star Wars: Episode II-Attack of the Clones at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, even though the movie doesn't open until May 16. Mr. Lecca, who spends about eight hours per day in the line, and the other fans made a camp near the theater and wait in line in shifts.


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