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Issue: "Reaping the whirlwind," July 20, 2002

Have you ever had anything you really love? Well, I love that truck.

Charlotte Ann Neely-White, 55, of Mount Vernon, Mo., after a scuffle on her wedding day with an intruder who tried to steal her pickup truck. While the two were fighting over a pistol, the gun went off, wounding the intruder in the chest. A few hours later, the July 4 wedding went on as scheduled.

With all the negative stuff that's come out of this, sooner or later you have to laugh about it.

Mark Schuster, general manager of the Triple-A Portland Beavers baseball team, on the team's sponsorship of "Arthur Andersen Night." The team plans to give free admission to the July 18 game to anyone named "Arthur" or "Andersen."

It was hard to get a straight face.

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Chick-Fil-A spokesman Gina Francis, on having to file a police report on a 150-lb. fiberglass cow stolen from one of the restaurant's billboards in Denver. She said the scofflaws left tracks: "They weren't covering their hooves."

No human cloning should be permitted at least for the time being.

Leon Kass, chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics, in a letter announcing the council's report. Seven of the 18 members favored an immediate and total ban on human cloning; they joined with three others who support a temporary (four-year) ban to form a majority. Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), anti-cloning point man in the Senate, said the report "heartened" him, but wished it had been tougher.


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