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Was it only last winter when journalists were moping about their respective newsrooms muttering, "Isn't anything going on?" These days the greenroom of CNN's Washington bureau looks and sounds a lot like a big-city emergency room on a wild Saturday night.

Get the lawyers out of here! I want the terrorism experts!

Are you nuts? With Bonnie bearing down on the coast? We need the meteorologists!

With the ruble collapsing? Yeltsin tottering? Clinton in Moscow? I've got six international economists and Kremlin watchers in makeup!

Hold it! Hold it! McGwire and Sosa both went yard! I need a pretentious sports essayist...

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