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Issue: "NEA: School bully," June 22, 2002

If astronauts are watching it from the space shuttle, you've got to know it's huge.

Joe Allbaugh of the Federal Emergency Management Agency on a 90,000-acre wildfire last week that threatened the Denver area.

Mike Tyson is an industry, like Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan. We didn't want to have any talk about morality.

Tennessee state legislator Joe Towns Jr., in The New York Times on Memphis hosting the Lennox Lewis/Mike Tyson heavyweight championship bout. Mr. Lewis KO'd Mr. Tyson in a fight that generated an estimated $25 million for the city.

It's a lot of stress on me.

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Diana Doss, on receiving mistaken refund checks from the IRS for nearly $200,000 two years in a row. Following IRS instructions, she wrote "VOID" on the checks and sent them back. The IRS says that a person who cashed such a check would have to repay the amount plus interest.

We're normal teenagers -except we travel more and we run a company.

Mary-Kate Olsen, who along with twin sister Ashley (each with a net worth of $150 million) turned 16 last week. This year, the twins expect their merchandising and entertainment empire to gross $1 billion.

I'd rather be a half-mile from a dirty bomb site than smoke cigarettes.

Randy Larsen of the nonprofit ANSER Institute for Homeland Security in The Washington Post downplaying terrorist bombing fears.


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