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Issue: "Marathon man," Feb. 17, 2007

"Any guy who puts that much mousse in his hair can't be trusted."

Tom Abbot of San Francisco on revelations that Mayor Gavin Newsom committed adultery with his campaign manager's wife. Abbot, however, told the Associated Press that he would probably vote for Newsom in November.

"Almost all moral education is indoctrination. It's the reason we have public schools."

U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf on a lawsuit brought by Massachusetts parents who object to their 5-year-old son being taught in kindergarten to approve of homosexuality. The school district they are suing has asked Wolf to dismiss the lawsuit.

"I'm going to be sick."

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Distraught, unidentified U.S. fighter pilot, in a 2003 cockpit video leaked to the press last week, upon learning that he and a co-pilot had fired on British soldiers they had mistaken for Iraqis. The friendly fire incident killed Lance Cpl. Matty Hull and wounded four other soldiers. The recording captured the sound of one of the pilots crying.

"Now people are going to say he has to win two."

Tony Dungy, coach of the Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts, on critics of Colts quarterback Peyton Manning who said the star signal caller couldn't win a Super Bowl.


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