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Issue: "Attacking the future now," Feb. 22, 2003

I was like the Beverly Hillbillies!

Ted Turner, in an interview with NBC News, on his rise to wealth. The cable mogul lost between $7 billion and $8 billion in the dot-com bust and says his net worth is now "down in the hundreds of millions." The losses, he says, may undermine his commitment to give $1 billion to the United Nations. Mr. Turner still owns 120 million shares of struggling AOL Time Warner.

This job is about as close to heaven as I expect to get.

CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather on his love for broadcast journalism.

Somebody needs to remind Rice about the brave men who put their necks on the line to keep America safe for pretend warriors.

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Jeff Gordon after Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Simeon Rice mocked former Arizona Cardinals safety Pat Tillman, who left the NFL to become a soldier. Mr. Rice had suggested that Rambo movies inspired Mr. Tillman to enlist and suggested that Mr. Tillman, a Cardinals starter, "really wasn't good enough to start in the NFL.

People think we're whacked. But they buy it.

Michel Raviol, who sells fragrances for dogs at dog shows, on "Pooch du Noel," which is made in France and priced at $250 for 3.4 ounces. Mr. Raviol sold fragrances backstage at last week's Westminster Kennel Club show in Madison Square Garden.


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