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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Rathergate," Sept. 25, 2004

"Memos on Bush Are Fake but Accurate, Typist Says."

Headline in the Sept. 15 New York Times on the scandal involving apparently forged memos about President Bush's service in the National Guard.

"This is entertainment, not Judaism."

Uri Orbach, popular Israeli talk-radio host and Orthodox Jew, on pop singer Madonna's trip to Israel. Madonna, who has taken up a form of Jewish mysticism called Kabbalah and adopted the Hebrew name Esther, traveled to Israel last week to visit the graves of revered rabbis.

"$6.2 billion."

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The decline in sales of recorded music between 1999 and 2003, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. The group blamed the 16.3 percent drop on illegal downloading and economic troubles in several countries. Global sales of recorded music in 2003 totaled $32 billion.

"An eye-opening experience that made me realize that every day isn't promised."

Yale University football player Robert Carr on nearly drowning 11 weeks ago in a boating accident. Mr. Carr needs only 771 rushing yards this season to become Yale's all-time leading rusher.


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