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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Help on the inside," Aug. 12, 2006

"This could be the most costly infraction of all time."

Laurie Levenson, professor at Loyola University Law School, on Mel Gibson's arrest for drunk driving and the reported anti-Semitic remarks he made during the arrest. The biggest cost to Gibson, said Levenson, would be "business costs and reputation costs."

"For those of you going to Crawford, saddle up."

President George W. Bush warning reporters that his August vacation in Texas would be the shortest and likely busiest ever.

"There is, perhaps, some denial going on."

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David Schutt of Thomson Medstat on the research firm's findings that more than 75 percent of obese Americans say they have healthy eating habits and about 40 percent say they do "vigorous" exercise at least three times a week.

"Our dogs are fed on Jehovah's Witnesses."

A sign on British pensioner Jean Grove's garden gate. The sign has been on the gate for 32 years, but police ordered Grove to take it down because it is "distressing, offensive, and inappropriate."

"Five thousand dollars is a lot of thin mints."

Delaware County, Ohio, prosecutor Dave Yost on allegations that Girl Scout troop leader Teresa Wickline stole $5,000 in troop funds raised through cookie sales and other fundraisers.

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