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Issue: "Dick Armey's parting words," Dec. 14, 2002

The whole purpose is not to become a target.

White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer when asked why, after the Secret Service advised him to travel under a pseudonym, he chose the name of New York Yankees baseball player Bernie Williams instead of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. Mr. Fleischer, a Yankees fan, traveled last month in the Caribbean with his wife, OMB staffer Rebecca Davis.

Slippery floors do not violate the Eighth Amendment.

Ruling of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a former Utah inmate claimed that a slippery prison shower floor on which he had fallen constituted "cruel and unusual punishment." The three-judge panel, in rejecting his appeal, noted that slippery shower floors "constitute a daily risk faced by the public at large."

Getting up in the middle of the night for feedings at 1 o'clock, 3 o'clock, and 5 o'clock-kind of like I do for myself.

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Two-hundred-ninety-five-pound University of Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen on life with a 4-month-old daughter.

In hindsight, we could have been more responsive.

The Rev. Robert Bullock of the Boston Priests Forum, on Roman Catholic priests in Boston not intervening over the years against other priests who were involved in sexual misconduct.


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