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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Red & blue all over," Sept. 23, 2006

"You were not a dictator. People around you made you . . . a dictator."

Abdullah al-Amiri, chief judge in Saddam Hussein's genocide trial, to the deposed leader as he questioned a Kurdish witness on Sept. 14. Prosecutors have accused the judge of favoring the defense.

"I will continue to pray in Jesus' name, I will continue to worship in public and I will not be broken."

Lt. Gordon J. Klingenschmitt, a Navy chaplain, after he was found guilty last week of disobeying an order by wearing his uniform in a protest at the White House. The March 30 protest was over a Navy policy that requires nondenominational prayers outside of religious services.

"He's a good kid. He just has a problem with stealing cars."

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A Riviera Beach, Fla., woman on her 15-year-old brother, unidentified by police because of his age, who has been convicted four times for car theft and also for cocaine distribution, marijuana possession, and larceny.

"He's built like a linebacker."

Dr. David Kalla of William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Conn., on the birth of a 14-pound, 13-ounce baby boy, the biggest baby ever born at the hospital. "I have baby clothes," said the baby's mother, Marie Michel, "but I don't think they will be able to fit."


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