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Issue: "Johnny Carson: In memoriam," Feb. 5, 2005

"Remember, I'm a P.E. graduate, not an economist."

Former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers, deflecting questions from stock analysts in 2001. Defense lawyers played a tape of the conversation during Mr. Ebbers's fraud trial last week to bolster the argument that Mr. Ebbers left financial details to others and is not responsible for the company's $11 billion accounting fraud.

"The era of revolution and weapons is over. The dream of our martyrs and the future of our children is linked to your vote."

Farhad Sangawi, popular Kurdish newscaster, on the eve of Iraqi elections.

"There will be no turbans in the government. Everyone agrees on that."

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Adnan Ali, a senior leader of the Dawa Party, one of Iraq's largest Shiite parties.

"Ted is understandably bitter having lost his ratings, his network and now his mind-we wish him well."

Fox News, in a press statement, responding last week to CNN founder Ted Turner's remark that Fox News is a "propaganda voice" for the Bush administration.


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