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Issue: "Double trouble," Oct. 21, 2006

"The flying? I'm not worried about it. I'm safe up there."

New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle, 34, in an interview with The Philadelphia Inquirer this summer. Fans worried about his airplane hobby, remembering the 1979 crash of Yankees catcher Thurman Munson. Lidle crashed into a Manhattan highrise Oct. 11 and was killed.

"What I received was something I never requested-the legal right to abort my child."

Supreme Court petitioner Sandra Cano, "Doe" in the 1973 Doe v. Bolton case that created the "health" exception for women and with Roe v. Wade widened abortion access. Last week the Supreme Court rejected her request for a review of the case, though she claims she was bullied by ACLU lawyers into becoming its plaintiff.

"They are extremely happy about it. Totally. It's a baby."

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Gail Cowan, agent for Keisha Castle-Hughes, confirming rumors that the 16-year-old Oscar nominee is pregnant by her childhood sweetheart and plans to keep the child. The actress just completed filming The Nativity Story, in which she portrays Mary, the mother of Jesus.

"I'd tell you that was poor planning."

U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman James Jacques, on a group of five illegal immigrants who tried to enter the United States from Mexico through a drainage tunnel but sent the largest member of the group through first. When he got stuck, all five illegals became trapped in the tunnel until they were rescued by San Diego firefighters.


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