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Issue: "Pryor commitment," Sept. 13, 2003

Welfare under the palms is a thing of the past."

German Health Minister Ulla Schmidt on the government's attempts to plug a legal loophole that allowed a German man to force the government to pay for a beachside home for him in Miami, Fla. In a case that became notorious in Europe, the man successfully argued in court that he would be depressed if he couldn't live in Florida after his wife left him and he lost his job.

Can we get seats up real high?

Logan Nawrocki, age 6, on the free tickets that the Pittsburgh Pirates gave him after a foul ball broke his jaw during a recent Pirates game. Logan and his family were sitting behind the visitors' dugout at the game.

He can hold me accountable for things.

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Florida State quarterback Chris Rix on why he moved into a guest room at the family home of Pastor Ron Miller of Morning Star Christian Church. Mr. Rix, who starts for the Seminoles, was suspended from playing in last year's Sugar Bowl after he overslept and missed an exam.

They opposed him because he was President Bush's Hispanic.

Former White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray, arguing that Democrats opposed the nomination of Miguel Estrada to a federal appeals court judgeship because they want Hispanics to succeed only as Democrats. Mr. Estrada last week withdrew his name from consideration for the post.

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