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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Soldiering on," May 27, 2006

"It involved the Teamsters with Hoffa so we would just like to put it to bed, so to speak."

FBI spokesman Terry Booth on the search for Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared in 1975. A tip led agents to dig for Hoffa's body at a farm in rural Michigan last week.

"If you want to leave, good riddance."

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, after Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) said he would leave a committee meeting to protest a marriage amendment to the Constitution. The committee approved the measure, which is scheduled for a June 5 vote in the full Senate. Mr. Specter brought up the measure after the Georgia Supreme Court struck down a voter-approved ban on gay marriage.

"I didn't want to go into the wall for nothing."

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Philadelphia Phillies centerfielder Aaron Rowand on catching and holding a fly ball after sprinting into a cinder-block outfield wall to make possibly the game-saving play against the New York Mets, breaking his nose and cheekbone.

"Everybody here keeps their guns loaded."

Pauline Hall of Melvin, Ky., on living near a family that keeps a 400-pound lion named "Kitty" as a pet.

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