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Issue: "Beginning of the end," March 29, 2003

I'm 64 and pretty well wiped out [financially] anyway. I might as well go down in flames.

Media mogul Ted Turner, on his reason for wanting to join the team that CNN sent to Baghdad to report on the war. The network turned down Mr. Turner, who founded the network but lost control of it in the AOL Time Warner merger.

I hope they read them.

Lutheran Pastor Stig Laegdene of Tromsoe, Norway, on thieves who anonymously returned his stolen car last week but without a sheaf of his sermons that he had left in the car. Pastor Laegdene, who preaches to small-time criminals and others on the streets of Tromsoe, has had his car stolen seven times. The car is usually returned, Pastor Laegdene said, when word gets around that he is the owner.

We won't feel too sorry for ourselves.

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University of Vermont basketball coach Tom Brennan, on his players' attitude-in light of what U.S. soldiers face in Iraq-after severe snow storms delayed the team in Denver when it was on its way to Salt Lake City for its NCAA Tournament game last week against the University of Arizona.

With the exception of guys who were devout Christians, virtually everybody had someone on the side.

Jeff Dubay, Minneapolis radio interviewer, quoted by Sports Illustrated concerning adultery among Minnesota Twins players during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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