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Issue: "Gay marriage backlash," Dec. 6, 2003

The total lack of remorse seemed to cap it for us.

Virginia Beach, Va., juror Dennis Bowman on last week's jury recommendation of the death penalty for John Muhammad, who orchestrated the sniper attacks that killed 10 people in the Washington, D.C., area last year.

We got greedy.

Fox television entertainment chairman Sandy Grushow on the network's decision to order a second edition of the hit reality show Joe Millionaire. The original series, in which women were duped into competing for a marriage proposal from a fake millionaire, drew an average of 23 million viewers. This season's version has averaged only 6.5 million viewers. Mr. Grushow said Joe Millionaire was originally conceived as a "one-time stunt": "We tried to sneak it by the American public a second time, and we got called on it."

That was God's plan for my life and I'm going to go with it.

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Former top amateur surfer Bethany Hamilton, 13, on losing her arm in a shark attack in October. Before the attack, she had planned to turn pro.

Spahn and Sain and pray for rain.

Famous saying of fans of the old Boston Braves, referring to the team's thin pitching rotation after Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain. Mr. Spahn, the winningest left-hander in baseball history, died last week at the age of 82.


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