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Issue: "Jim Talent: Majority maker," Nov. 23, 2002

What are they going to say? Something like 'Yo, yo, yo-what up, Saddam?'

Fourteen-year-old Guy Weltcheck of South Orange, N.J., on a CNN Headline News producer's suggestion that the network use more youthful slang in stories and on-screen graphics.

Yesterday, we had a nice brick house and four vehicles. Today, we don't own a toothbrush.

Susan Henry, resident of Mossy Grove, Tenn., after a tornado destroyed her home and nearly destroyed the tiny community of 20 or so homes.

I would hope that he'll rethink the meaning of the word fun.

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Pleasant Prairie, Wis., Police Chief Brian Wagner after teenager Micah A. Zoerner told police that the video game "Grand Theft Auto" inspired him to go on a 100-vehicle auto theft spree. The 19-year-old said that committing the crimes was challenging and fun.

We stand for certain things. Kids have to be responsible for their actions.

Mike Slaughter, coach of the Marquette High School football team in Alton, Ill., after some parents suggested that the team not suspend 16 starting players who were arrested for underage drinking at a party. The coach suspended the players, and the 10-0 Explorers ended their season with a 63-0 loss in the playoffs.


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