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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Living a legend," Aug. 19, 2006

"If you've got four guns in your car, you're up to no good."

Columbus, Ohio, police Sgt. Michael Woods on former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett, whom police arrested last week after noticing him driving erratically. Clarett was wearing a bulletproof vest and had three semi-automatic handguns and an assault rifle with him in the car.

"Eight hours without an iPod, that's the most inconvenient thing."

London traveler Hannah Pillinger on tightened air travel security measures after British agents on Aug. 10 foiled a terror plot involving bomb-making materials secreted in carry-on luggage.

"I was trying to save the baby. I took a one-in-a-million chance, and I was right."

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Dayna Klein, 37 and pregnant, on reflexively covering her stomach with her left arm when a gunman shot at her in her office at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle on July 28. The bullet pierced her forearm and thigh but missed her midsection.

"The whole incident reveals that the Emmy Awards are a mess."

New York Post television critic Adam Buckman on the nomination of Ellen Burstyn for a best supporting actress Emmy for a 14-second performance in the HBO movie Mrs. Harris.


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