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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Meltdown," April 22, 2006

"God curse you all."

Convicted 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui at his sentencing trial after jurors listened to a recording of the final agonizing moments of hijacked Flight 93 before it crashed in a Pennsylvania field on Sept. 11, 2001, killing all 45 people on board.

"This could be the summer of our discontent."

James Williams, analyst for WTRG Economics, on predictions that gasoline prices could reach $3 per gallon this summer. Prices have already jumped about 20 cents this month. Part of the problem: The price of ethanol, which is replacing the additive MTBE, has almost doubled since last summer.

"If you didn't feel something, then you don't have a heartbeat."

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St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa on the a cappella performance of the national anthem by a sellout crowd at the new Busch Stadium on opening day.

"My life is more precious than my name."

Omar Sami, a Sunni university student in Iraq, on changing his name to Abdullah, which "is a neutral name. It could be Sunni or Shiite." Violence between Shiites and Sunnis is reportedly prompting many Iraqis to change their names.


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