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Issue: "The cost of war," Feb. 15, 2003

In 22 years, that's the first time I can remember being called into a meeting when somebody was volunteering to pay.

Ohio state Sen. Ron Amstutz on Amish elders who want members of their communities to help pay to repair roads damaged by the type of horseshoes the Amish use on their horses.

I'm my own worst enemy. I have devils inside that fight me.

Pop music producer Phil Spector in an interview with the London Daily Telegraph four weeks before Los Angeles police arrested him on Feb. 3 for the murder of B-movie actress Lana Clarkson.

My daughter always said I had a potty mouth.

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Singer-actress Courtney Love after British police arrested her last week for verbally abusing cabin staff on a flight from Los Angeles to London. Police released Ms. Love with a caution.

This is a kind of conscience flogging.

Fairport Harbor, Ohio, municipal Judge Michael Cicconetti on sentencing two teenagers to march through town last week with a donkey from a local zoo and a sign that read, "Sorry for the jackass offense." The two teens had vandalized a church's nativity scene, stabbing a statue and defacing it with Satanic symbols. The pair also received 45-day prison sentences and will receive drug and alcohol treatment.


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