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Issue: "California's total recall," Aug. 2, 2003

You know he's suffering too, and his whole family is also suffering.

Brian Brabazon, stepfather of missing Baylor University basketball player Patrick Dennehy, on why he is praying for his accused killer Carlton Dotson. Mr. Dotson is a former teammate and close friend of Mr. Dennehy's.

Different duties.

Wisconsin government official KEN LEONARD on what transportation safety director John Evans would be doing, following his arrest for drunk driving.

The only one a bit anxious is Arturo.

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Argentine veterinarian Alberto Duarte on the mate of a 23-year-old polar bear named Pelusa, whose fur has turned purple. The color change is the side effect of a drug that zookeepers in Mendoza, Argentina, have given her to treat her case of dermatitis. Her fur will return to its original white after the treatment, but during treatment she and Arturo have been kept apart.

It makes me so angry I could spit.

Pro-life U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.) on a mailing the Traditional Values Coalition sent to her district and other pro-life members' districts claiming that a bill to allow the importation of low-cost prescription drugs might make abortion-inducing RU-486 easier to obtain. Ms. Emerson and other pro-life bill supporters dispute that claim. TVC representatives have not commented on reports that the pharmaceutical industry paid the TVC for the mail campaign.


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