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Issue: "Memorial Day 2005," May 28, 2005

"When you are trying to score, you don't step back and take a knee. You go for it and run your best play."

U.S. Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) on the benefits of supporting nominees from traditional Democratic constituencies during the fight over judicial filibusters.

"We've got 25 guys that all have their catcher's mitts on."

San Diego Padres manager Bruce Bochy on choosing a player to receive the ceremonial first pitch from former tennis star Anna Kournikova before a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"You have milestones in your life. Some people remember when Kennedy was shot. I remember Star Wars."

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Ona Brazwell, 34, of King George, Va., on her memories of the Star Wars series and the sadness fans feel that Episode III: Revenge of the Sith will be the last Star Wars movie.

"Some things are worth fighting for."

San Diego Mayor Dick Murphy on the city's 16-year battle over the giant cross that stands over a military war memorial on Mt. Soledad. The city council voted last week to return the issue to voters despite the threat of continued litigation.


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