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Issue: "Who is Tom Daschle?," Oct. 12, 2002

I had the abortion and paid for it all my life until I healed and am now able to help other women.

Actress Jennifer O'Neill, at a Capitol Hill briefing last week in which she called for laws that would inform women planning to have abortions about the emotional and physical consequences of the procedure. Ms. O'Neill, 54, is best known for the movie Summer of '42 and for serving as a spokeswoman for Cover Girl cosmetics for 30 years.

It backfired.

Actress Melanie Griffith on smoking marijuana at home with her 17-year-old son Alexander because "it would be better for him to do it at home than to go out on the street and get something that would kill him." He liked it, she said, and "now he's on the 12-step program."

Like I got hit by a car.

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Knoxville (Tenn.) police Sgt. LISA GREEN, who was struck by an automobile driven by a suspected drunk driver, in answer to the question by CNN's Wolf Blitzer: "First of all, how are you feeling?" A police cruiser camera captured the collision, which left the officer with non-life-threatening injuries. She hopes to return to duty.

What do you do when you don't know what to do? You rejoice and be glad.

Rayford A. Brown Sr., senior pastor of Rock of Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis, two days after a tornado destroyed the church's building. "We are the church," he told the congregation. "As long as we keep coming together, we will go on."


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