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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Wildfire," June 24, 2006

"If you don't speak English, the sign means nothing."

Joey Vento, owner of Geno's Steaks in South Philadelphia on a controversial sign in his restaurant that says, "This is America-when ordering, speak English." He says no one is refused service.

"Ride it when you retire."

Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw's advice to current Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger about motorcycle use. Mr. Roethlisberger was severely injured last week in a motorcycle accident. Read more.

"This guy did no less than steal from us."

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Arizona Diamondbacks managing general partner Ken Kendrick on the team's decision to withhold the remainder of Jason Grimsley's $825,000 salary; the team released the pitcher after he admitted to steroid use. Most released players receive their full salary, and the players union is expected to file a grievance.

"You wonder if a case like this even needs a defense."

Patrick B. Naylon, attorney for AutoZone, on employees sued by Dana Buckman, a man who pleaded guilty to trying to rob the Rochester, N.Y., AutoZone with a semiautomatic pistol. Mr. Buckman is suing for injuries and emotional distress after the employees responded to his threats by beating him with a metal pipe.


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