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Issue: "Nuclear threat in Korea," Aug. 16, 2003

It's an attention grabber.

Ottawa County (Mich.) official Mark Knudsen on a county brochure for potential residents that includes a scratch-and-sniff section emitting the smell of manure. Many new homeowners, who moved to the rural county to get a taste of country life, have complained to authorities about the smells and noises coming from nearby farms. The brochure explains that state law protects farmers from complaints about normal farming operations.

One minute you want to hit the guy across from you, the next you're praying for him.

Pro football safety Marques Anderson of the Green Bay Packers after Kansas City Chiefs tackle Willie Jones suffered temporary paralysis from a neck injury during a preseason game between the two teams last week. Feeling returned to his fingers and toes, but Mr. Jones remained in the hospital.

We can't even lose with class.

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Ron Lancaster, head coach of the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, after two players from the 0-7 Tiger-Cats were ejected for taking part in a brawl with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

It's destroyed me, my marriage, and everything I ever wanted. I felt so guilty.

British fisherman Clive White on lying to the British Fish Record Committee eight years ago about catching a record 36-pound rainbow trout. Mr. White admitted to the committee last month that the fish was already dead when he found it.


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