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Issue: "The people have spoken," Feb. 4, 2006

"It's a good thing I didn't die. They would have gotten two more free throws and possession."

University of Houston basketball coach Tom Penders on receiving a technical foul during a game when he dropped to his knees and fell face down. Officials thought Mr. Penders, who suffers from a heart condition, was protesting a call, and they refused to reverse the technical foul even after the coach was given oxygen and taken from the court on a stretcher.

"$8.6 billion"

Amount General Motors executives say the automaker lost last year, making 2005 what CEO Rick Wagoner calls "one of the most difficult years in GM's history."

"It makes our job considerably easier when they advertise."

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Maj. Patrick Kitchens of the Leavenworth (Kan.) Police Department on an alleged crack cocaine dealer who printed up and distributed business cards. Authorities found and arrested the man, Sylvester J. Williams, after obtaining one of the cards.

"You've got older."

Joyce Urch, 74, of Coventry, England, to her husband Eric when she regained her eyesight after a heart attack. She had been blind for 25 years.


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