Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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Byline: Quotation sources from top to bottom, left to right: Reuters (2), New York Times (2), CNN, Newsday, CNN, New York Times, CBS Sportsline.Com, Associated Press

"As you kill, you will be killed."

Voice on an audiotape, broadcast on Arab television, presumed to be Osama bin Laden

"My life is very complicated... There is so much stuff going on that it is astounding, it really is." Recording artist Michael Jackson, on why he had trouble recalling details in a $21 million lawsuit that accuses him of pulling out of two millennium concerts

"I'm no psychic, but I can foresee this: if you make deceptive claims, there is an FTC action in your future." Howard Beales, director of the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Protection Bureau, on an agreement whereby Miss Cleo's psychic hot line had to cancel $500 million in customer bills to settle federal charges of fleecing callers

"I probably wish I was liked as much as them. That would be nice... Unfortunately, that's never going to happen." National League MVP Barry Bonds, comparing his popularity to that of other sports icons

"In selecting its next targets, sources suggest Al Qaeda may favor spectacular attacks that meet several criteria: high symbolic value, mass casualties, severe damage to the American economy and maximum psychological trauma." A message, posted by the FBI, warning of possible attacks

"It's like Colonel Sanders suing Kentucky Fried Chicken. …

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