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Quotables

Issue: "Cool hot spots," May 17, 2003

It's terrible to be associated with something like this.

Ernst Sars, co-owner of the Oslo, Norway, company Brothers Sars, on sharing names with an infamous deadly disease.

My conscience as a dog owner kicked in.

Mike Back of Otsego, Minn., on why he swam 300 yards into the 52-degree waters of Lake Harriet to rescue a stranger's dog, which had become confused after swimming out into the lake.

He said he was always told to tell the truth.

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Dublin, Ga., Detective Sgt. Tommy Cobb on the reason 29-year-old John Randolph gave for telling police, as he was reporting a burglary last week, that a thief had stolen his four "dime bags" of marijuana in addition to other items.

Cy Young vs. Cy Old.

Oakland Athletics first baseman Scott Hatteberg on the matchup last week between Oakland pitcher Barry Zito, 24, and New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens, 40, the past two American League Cy Young Award winners.

No matter what this lady thinks, she's not above the law.

Cheektowaga, N.Y., prosecutor James Vallone on a woman who repeatedly defied state law by feeding deer in a town park. The state last year banned the feeding of wild deer in an effort to prevent the spread of a brain disease that has infected deer and elk in the Western states. The woman, 62-year-old Anita Depczynski, was convicted but will not go to jail.

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