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Issue: "Troops hunt for weapons," June 14, 2003

A thief, no matter how much his activities may smack of a James Bond adventure, is still just a thief.

London prosecuting attorney Christopher Hehir on Rawson Watson's alleged attempt to steal nearly 1.5 million pounds in cash from an airplane. Mr. Watson allegedly stowed away in a plane's cargo hold and tried to steal the money by hiding with it in a security box. Cargo handlers in London, however, dropped the box and Mr. Watson fell out onto the tarmac.

Maybe the Times' annoying tendency to unashamedly equate Upper West Side liberal sentiments with 'objective' reporting will temporarily abate.

Mickey Kaus of the leading Internet blog Kausfiles, on the resignation of New York Times executive editor Howell Raines and managing editor Gerald Boyd. The two had been under fire for Times ethical lapses most evident in the Jayson Blair affair.

Sports is a very honest thing. The scoreboard doesn't lie. Today he won the match. He was better.

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Tennis star ANDRE AGASSI after losing last week to Guillermo Coria in the French Open quarterfinals.

I'm afraid I'll become some sort of diva.

Grammy Award winning singer Norah Jones on why she doesn't attend celebrity events. Miss Jones's first CD, Come Away with Me, has sold more than 6 million copies.


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