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Issue: "Scorched-earth politics," Sept. 7, 2002

This course is not concerned with the personal moral issues of honesty and truthfulness.

The University of Michigan's description of a course on the "Ethics of Corporate Management" that it is offering this fall. The description continued, "It is assumed that the students at this university have already formed their own standards on these issues."

I've had second thoughts.

Kirkland, Wash., veterinarian Skip Nelson, on administering a sedative to a 400-pound tiger by injection. He used a syringe mounted on a long pole to administer the two shots. The tiger then underwent a root-canal operation.

Find a lawyer, I guess. And keep working out.

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NEIL PARRY, the junior at San Jose State who hopes to make a college football comeback after having part of his right leg amputated. He was reacting to news that if his battle is successful he faces another: with his health insurance company. Mutual of Omaha maintains if Mr. Parry is well enough to play football on a prosthetic leg, his injury would no longer be considered a "catastrophic injury"-risking loss of some benefits.

Here's a man who believes in his family and values his family and supports his children.

Carl McCall, Democratic candidate for governor of New York, on news that his running mate Dennis Mehiel had sired two children with two women while married to a third. Mr. McCall is in a bitter contest with Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination; the primary is Sept. 10.


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