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Issue: "Iraq: Bloody Ramadan," Nov. 29, 2003

Here we go again.

Brian Oxman, attorney for the family of Michael Jackson, after a warrant was issued last week for the pop star's arrest on charges of child molestation. Ten years ago, Mr. Jackson settled out of court a case in which a 12-year-old boy made a similar accusation.

I'm not much of a talker.

Eleven-year-old De-Vonce Taylor of Compton, Calif., on why he didn't say much as he helped dish out food at a senior citizens home last week. De-Vonce used his entire savings-$125-to pay for the pre-Thanksgiving dinner for seniors at St. Timothy's Manor. "Spending a bag of money like that on a bunch of old people, it's a blessing," said one of the seniors, Lena Bonds.

If this is the case, I have been wearing a woman's skirt for more than 45 years now.

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Actor Sean Connery, a Scot, after European Union agency Eurostat classified kilts as women's clothing. EU bureaucrats agreed to change the classification after an outcry from Scots.

They now have that right in Baghdad as well.

George W. Bush, in a speech during his visit last week to London (see p. 18), on the free-speech rights of the thousands of demonstrators who protested against his visit because of the war in Iraq.


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