"Parents are some of the worst enemies we have."

— Gay Campbell, director of communications of the Everett School District in Washington state, commenting on efforts to pass school levies at the National School Public Relations Association conference in Minneapolis on July 10.

"The only thing they changed is now we're supposed to pay taxes."

— Naomi, a 23-year-old former grade-school teacher turned prostitute on new Dutch rules that regulate Amsterdam's brothels, in The Washington Post, July 9.