Dispatches > Quotables


Issue: "Ghost busting," Aug. 24, 2002

Maybe not a seasoned vet, but a marinating one.

Cleveland Browns' second-year defensive tackle Gerard Warren, when asked whether he feels like a seasoned NFL veteran.

I wouldn't open my door to Ed McMahon. I'd tell him to put the million dollars under the doormat and go away.

Baton Rouge, La., resident Marta Salario, on her fears as authorities search for a serial killer who they believe has killed at least three local women in the past several months.

In this democratic country, you can make things happen like this.

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Zhenfu Ge, 74, on her and her family's successful effort to stop the U.S. government from deporting her to China. In April, 2001, she was scheduled to receive her green card, but her sponsor-her daughter-died of cancer. Inspired by her case, Congress this year passed a law allowing anyone with a pending green card application to change family sponsors if the original sponsor dies. Mrs. Ge received her green card last week.

I don't think my grandmother will mind being a year younger.

Deborah Murphy, granddaughter of Adelina Domingues, the oldest living American. Mrs. Domingues, 114, thought she was born in 1887, but documents from the Cape Verde Islands off West Africa, where she grew up, show that she was born in 1888.


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