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Issue: "Memorial Day 2004," May 29, 2004

"Tony was so brilliant, funny, sweet, and dear that it was as if God had given him everything."

Actress Doris Day on actor Tony Randall, who died last week at age 84. Mr. Randall was in three movies with Ms. Day and starred in the 1970s sitcom The Odd Couple.

"The culture is in trouble. All you see on television are debased images."

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Pop musician Prince, who rose to stardom in the 1980s with sexually suggestive songs and performances.

"You want a sport without emotion ... go play pool."

Calgary Flames defenseman Andrew Ference after a teammate fought an opponent in the Flames Western Conference final against the San Jose Sharks. On-ice fisticuffs, unremarkable during the regular season, are rare in the NHL playoffs. The Flames beat the Sharks last week to advance to the Stanley Cup finals.

"We don't feel particularly good about it, but with today's busy schedules Sunday is the only time some of us have to do these things."

John Burrill, head of the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association, on the increasingly frequent practice of scheduling youth sports activities on the Lord's Day.


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