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Issue: "Malaria: Kill or be killed," Oct. 29, 2005

"[People] are going to go to hell if they don't turn from wicked behavior."

Eighties "material girl" turned protective mom and Jewish mystic Madonna in her latest documentary, I'm Going to Tell You a Secret. She adds: "The material world. The physical world. The world of illusion that we think is real. We live for it; we're enslaved by it. And it will ultimately be our undoing."

"I know what the dinosaurs must have felt like, when it started to get cold."

New York Times delivery foreman Bill Breen on the downswing of printed newspapers with the upsurge of the internet.

"I found it too upsetting to walk through Chinatown afterwards in case there was any recognition."

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British theater producer David Pugh after lead duck Daphne was stolen two days before the opening of Ducktastic, a spoof that had Daphne performing tricks. Daphne was stolen from the West End theater, near London's Chinatown and its famous Peking duck dishes.

"$2.7 million."

The selling price, at auction last week, of four "Inverted Jenny" U.S. airmail stamps. Only 100 of the stamps were made in 1918 because of a flaw: The airplane on the stamp is upside down. The stamps were sold to an unidentified private collector.


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