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Issue: "Simpsons: Fair or Foul?," June 11, 2005

"The cats were scared-they were clawing and scratching."

Laguna Beach, Calif., resident Donna Kilgore on a June 1 hillside collapse that destroyed 17 homes. The New York Times reported that "miraculously, no one was seriously hurt."

"Maybe the terrorists take lunch with the guys guarding the wells."

Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Chalabi, traveling through Sunni strongholds last week where 14 attacks on oil pipelines last month continue to hamper the country's oil exports.

"Every Canadian with a computer can sit down and read it, but we can't publish it. We're kind of envious that he can do this."

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Bob Cox, night editor of The Globe and Mail of Toronto, on blogger Ed Morrissey, who busted open a corruption scandal involving Liberal Party Prime Minister Paul Martin after a Martin-appointed judge investigating the scandal banned publication of testimony by three key witnesses.

"20 years."

Sentence handed down by an Indonesian court in the case of 27-year-old Australian Schapelle Corby, convicted of smuggling 4 kilos of marijuana onto Bali. Australian travel agents announced a Bali boycott, citing the 30-month sentence given Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir for his role in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings, which killed 202, including 88 Australians.


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