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I find it romantic bearing his illegitimate child and living next door.

Actress Helena Bonham Carter on giving birth this month to film director and next-door neighbor Tim Burton's son. "I don't know if we'll marry," she said.

Better safe than sorry.

Cumberland County (Pa.) public information officer Roger Kohr, after a battery-powered mosquito trap in Mechanicsburg's Memorial Park was mistaken for a bomb last week. The bomb scare, which came a day after a nearby explosives dealer reported industrial explosives as missing, caused a four-hour uproar in the town, including a stoppage in train service. A county employee had placed the device in the park.

To enable the goddess of peace to encircle within her arms all the children of this country and all the children of the world.

U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on why he is running for president of the United States. He officially announced his candidacy last week.

We couldn't force-feed it, because we don't know which head eats.

Rodney York of Centertown, Ky., after his 10-year-old son, Hunter, found a two-headed snake. The snake has not eaten since Hunter found it on Oct. 4. Mr. York named the female snake Mary-Kate and Ashley, after the famous Olsen twins.