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Issue: "Summer Books 2002," July 7, 2002

This is a sad, sad family.... The children are sad and the parents are sad and it's not entertainment.

Actor Bill Cosby, former star of the family-friendly 1980s smash hit The Cosby Show, on the MTV show The Osbournes, about rock star Ozzy Osbourne's dysfunctional family. Mr. Cosby compared laughing at the strung-out Mr. Osbourne to laughing at Dickens's Tiny Tim.

Buy when Martha Stewart buys; sell when Martha Stewart sells; work hard; stay focused; and marry a Kennedy.

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, receiving an honorary doctorate at Chapman University, in a tongue-in-cheek answer to the question of how to be successful. Mr. Schwarzenegger is married to Maria Shriver, a member of the Kennedy family.

She appears to be a model prisoner. I think she should spend the rest of her life being a model prisoner.

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Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Stephen Kay, arguing against parole for Leslie Van Houten, who has spent three decades in prison for her role in the notorious 1969 Tate-La Bianca killings as a member of Charles Manson's "family."

It's not good and it's not bad. It just happens.

San Francisco Giants baseball player Jeff Kent, after television cameras caught a fight in the team's dugout between Mr. Kent and teammate Barry Bonds during a game.


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