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Issue: "Five-man legacy," Jan. 28, 2006

"74"

The number of abortions in New York City for every 100 babies born there in 2004, according to a report by the City's Department of Health. The statistic, according to the New York Daily News, reaffirms New York as "the abortion capital of the country."

"George Bush won the election. If you don't like it, you better win elections."

U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) on the futility of Democratic efforts to stop the nomination of conservatives to the U.S. Supreme Court.

"The ultimate deadbeat dad."

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Columbia, S.C., Sheriff James Metts on Johnny Sterling Martin, 58, who authorities say faked his death 25 years ago to get out of paying child support for his two children. Police captured him last week.

"We'll give her a 16-year grace period."

Massachusetts Jury Commissioner Pamela J. Wood on a summons to serve on a jury that was mistakenly sent to 2-year-old Kaylee Reynolds of New Bedford, Mass.

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