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They had to stop the hemorrhaging.

Virginia Commonwealth University business analyst George Hoffer on Ford's decision last week to force Firestone to recall its ATX, ATX II, and Wilderness AT tires, which are used on Ford's Explorer SUVs. "Even though the Explorer had nothing to do with it," Mr. Hoffer said, "you have to get the picture of your vehicle off the TV screen."

The Bible teaches that God helps those who help themselves.

Statement in a survey by pollster George Barna on American religious beliefs. Seventy-five percent of Americans-including more than 40 percent of born-again Christians-agreed with the unbiblical statement, which Mr. Barna said exposes Americans' belief "that God is merely our assistant, not our foundation." More than 40 percent of born-again Christians also said that the Holy Spirit and Satan do not exist.

It's like any workplace. You're going to have these problems from time to time.

White House spokesman Jake Siewart on the need to place additional computer safeguards in White House offices to prevent staffers from using their computers to download pornographic images from the Internet. Mr. Siewart announced the initiative after reports indicated a significant rise in the number of White House computer hits on pornographic websites. The new safeguards are in addition to those implemented last year after staffers were discovered viewing "inappropriate" sites while at work.

If someone in my organization was out campaigning, doing something untoward, believe me, I'd have that man or woman in here saying 'knock it off.'

William Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, on his plea to Al Gore to nix a planned Democrat fundraiser at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles: "He has the ability to spike this event."