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Issue: "John Smoltz: The closer," Aug. 3, 2002

Kids free, adults 25¢, city councilmen unwelcome.

A mock "toll" sign in front of the home of Jerry and Patti Hirschman of Grand Island, Neb. The city council on May 21 ordered homeowners in their neighborhood to build sidewalks within 90 days.

There's some young actor ... who's spent half of his life ... sacrificing to learn his craft but isn't going to get his opportunity ... because of some actor who's been created.

Actor Samuel L. Jackson on why he won't even consider a script that gives a rapper a starring role.

It's going to cost a lot of jobs, and it's not going to get them any votes.

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Frank Mehwald of Atlantic Tool & Die in Strongsville, Ohio, on Bush administration officials who imposed tariffs of up to 30 percent on imported steel. The tariffs have hit small manufacturers especially hard.

That's sort of lame and low. I've got so much more to say.

Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, 17, on pressure from the music industry to wear revealing clothes in videos and photo shoots.

Lauren looked at me like she was going to kill me if I did it.

University of Oklahoma basketball coach Kelvin Sampson, on his daughter's reaction to the question: Should he participate in an event for the prestigious Playboy Magazine Preseason All-America team? Playboy named Mr. Sampson coach of the year, but he declined to take part.


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