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Issue: "As the West burns," Sept. 6, 2003

He looked like the devil.

Eduardo Sanchez, the only survivor of a shooting spree last week at Windy City Core Supply Inc. in Chicago, on shooter Salvador Tapia, a former Windy City employee. Mr. Tapia murdered six of his former co-workers before police gunned him down.

In a game of cat and mouse, the cat only has to win once.

Dave Beckwith, spokesman for Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, on Republican plans to arrest AWOL Democratic state senators and force them to vote on political redistricting of the state. The GOP majority wants to use favorable census data that would give the party more seats in Congress. Democrats' only resistance to the plan is to stay out of the state so the legislature cannot meet.

I know a little bit about how White Houses work.

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U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), accusing the Bush White House of "a cover-up at the highest level" concerning overly reassuring Environmental Protection Agency reports of New York City air quality in the weeks following 9/11. The Wall Street Journal noticed the incriminating nature of her claim: If Mrs. Clinton "wants to argue that she knows a cover-up when she sees it ... who are we to argue?"

He saved us from Saddam.

Nadia Jergis Mohammed of Baghdad on why she and husband Abdul Kader Faris named their newborn son "George Bush." Young George has two older brothers with more traditional Iraqi names, Omar and Ali.

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