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Issue: "2004 Election: GOP's encore," Aug. 28, 2004

"It's surprising to see this kind of attitude after what we went through."

Ryan Jacob, portfolio manager of the Jacob Internet Fund, on predictions that Google would have a $36.6 billion market value in its initial public offering last week. The market value came in at $23.1 billion, instead. Mr. Jacob compared the early prediction to the "hubris" of internet companies in the late '90s.

"This was a straight-up jury selection."

Judge James B. Linn on Oprah Winfrey's selection from among 300 potential jurors to sit on a Chicago jury for a murder trial. The jury returned a guilty verdict.

"You are not going to invest at all, then, because terrorism will be here for the remainder of your life."

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James Brinkley, a former captain in the Airborne Ranger Infantry and current chairman of Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc., in a speech at Belhaven College, on what he tells those who say they won't invest because of current terrorism threats.

"He's not on some crusade. . . . He's just a white kid who can run the 400."

Baylor University track coach Clyde Hart on Baylor sprinter Jeremy Wariner, who this year became the first white runner to win the 400 meters at the U.S. Olympic trials since 1964.


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