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Issue: "Capitol stampede in Texas," Aug. 9, 2003

"Oh, man, I loved the music. I loved it. I dearly loved it."
Legendary record producer Sam Phillips, who died last week at the age of 80, in a 1993 interview. Mr. Phillips, who discovered Elvis Presley, continued to operate two radio stations during his senior years.
"Rainy days are tough. Wintertime is tough, too, but I absolutely love to sing."
New York City sanitation worker Andrew Macchio on why he joyfully sings songs like "Amazing Grace" and "God Bless America" while he hauls garbage. Manhattanites reportedly have come to recognize his booming, operatic voice.
"Fathers are rich today and in jail tomorrow." Kseniya Sobchak, a 21-year-old Moscow socialite, on being wealthy in corrupt and poverty-stricken Russia.
"In our effort to remove the stigma of having AIDS, have we created a culture of disease?"
Hollywood star Harvey Fierstein, a prominent homosexual activist, writing in The New York Times. Mr. Fierstein argued that the public-relations campaign against discrimination of those with AIDS has led to the message that "the road to true love and happiness is being H.I.V.
" "Do I still get them a gift certificate at Target?"
Nancy Plant, golfer Ben Curtis's aunt, on buying a gift for him and his fiancee for a bridal shower after Mr. Curtis won $1.1 million at the British Open.

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