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Issue: "'Into captivity they shall go'," Feb. 24, 2007

"Infidel vaccine"

The label radical clerics in northern Pakistan have given to a polio vaccine administered by the World Health Organization. The clerics have spread rumors that the vaccinations are a trick to sterilize Muslim children, prompting parents of 24,000 children to refuse them.

"I wouldn't have taken it if it wasn't there."

Joanne Harding of Abington, Mass., on why she's asking the city to help to pay dental bills after she broke a tooth on a Tootsie Roll taken from a candy jar in the town clerk's office.

"We just have to assume that Darwin is correct and that there is a connection and what is good for humans is good for monkeys."

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Feng shui guru Simona Mainini on being paid $4,500 by the Los Angeles Zoo to design a living space that maximizes supposed good energy for three endangered golden monkeys.

"They're better groomed than I am."

Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren on the Afghan hounds at last week's Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

"It looked like a large omelet."

Michael Karbonski of the Virginia Department of Transportation after 165,000 eggs spilled out of an overturned tractor-trailer onto the Capital Beltway on Feb. 11.


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