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Issue: "America's best & worst," Feb. 1, 2003

It's difficult, but there's some greater meaning behind this.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Joe Jurevicius, who last week prepared to play in the Super Bowl a week after his wife gave birth prematurely. Without giving details of the infant's condition, Mr. Jurevicius said the boy, named Michael, was improving and "fighting."

You'd sell your soul, and I guess you do, really. God. Family. No one matters.

Former methamphetamine user Teresa Cannon of Hopkinsville, Ky., on the drug's effect on users. Authorities in many rural areas are reporting a surge in the number of rural children who are placed in foster care because their parents abuse meth.

We're going to frame it and hang it on the wall.

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Vikesaa, Norway, homeowner Siri Hoelland on the $1.1 million power bill she and her family received last week. The local power company, Dalene Energi, says a computer glitch caused the mistake. The family of five, which saves money by using wood to heat its house, expected its two-month power bill to be about $870.

Nobody is forced to eat at McDonald's.

U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet, who last week threw out a class-action lawsuit that blamed the fast-food chain McDonald's for obesity, diabetes, and other health problems in children.


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