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Notebook: May 27, 1996

VERBATIM

"I trust in the hard way, for little has come to me except in the hard way." --Senator Bob Dole

"You get big storms at any time at extremes of altitude, but this one, it sounds like it was a real humdinger." --Mountaineer Greg Mortimer, of the blizzard that killed eight people on Mount Everest

"I heard the roar of winds and saw something like a fireball on the northwestern side of the sky. I jumped into an irrigation canal and escaped the demon's path." --A farmer in Bangladesh, of the tornado that leveled 60 villages and may have...

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