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Issue: "Salting Hollywood," Sept. 3, 2005

"Any day now, we will confront massive truck-bomb explosions in our major cities and catastrophic loss of life inflicted by Middle Eastern terrorists who will laugh at us that they had simply walked across our border and we let them do it."

U.S. Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) on the increasing number of Middle Easterners who come into the United States illegally across the U.S.-Mexico border.

"He's macho with an asterisk."

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa on former Cardinal player Mike Matheny's compassionate side. "For a guy who is supposed to be very tough, he's got a lot of cupcake in him," Mr. La Russa said.

"They allowed us to score. That was sweet of them."

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Charlotte Jacobs, substitute goalkeeper for the Belgian women's soccer team SK Berlaar, after the team lost 50-1 to rival KV Mechelen on Aug. 20. The team's top goalkeeper skipped the game to go to a concert.

"I get paid for dogs, not alligators."

Los Angeles animal services officer Guillermo Perea on not taking part in attempts to capture a seven-foot alligator that is lurking in Machado Lake. Authorities last week arrested two men for releasing the exotic pet into the lake.


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