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Issue: "George W. Bush: Gut check," April 24, 2004

Strong. Real strong.

Juan Morin's description of his 6-year-old niece, Ruby Bustamante, who survived for 10 days by eating ramen noodles and drinking Gatorade after surviving a car crash that killed her mother. Highway workers discovered the wrecked car and Ruby last week.

It was a gift from God.

Charity Witmer, twin sister of slain Wisconsin National Guard soldier Michelle Witmer, on the hug and kiss she received from Michelle shortly before Michelle was killed in Iraq. Charity and sister Rachel also serve in Iraq in the National Guard. Michelle served with the Army military police, in the same unit as Rachel. Charity is a medic.

What needed to be done had to be done.

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Newly crowned Miss USA, Shandi Fennessey of Missouri, who told reporters she would use her position to help explain America's involvement in Iraq.

We dropped the ball.

Arthur Triche, spokesman for the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, apologizing to fans for playing a hip-hop song with graphic language during "Family Night" on April 10.

Some of it is getting really distasteful-it's like giving it a bad taste, it's really exploiting women.

Rapper Big Boi, of the group OutKast, on some of the music videos airing on BET.


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