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Issue: "Can't run or hide," Oct. 14, 2006

"'Duped' is not right. We were beguiled."

Peter Jones, psychiatrist at the University of Cambridge and lead researcher for a British study that found older antipsychotic drugs work as well as or better than newer, more expensive, ones. Americans reportedly spend about $10 billion a year on antipsychotic drugs.

"If anybody should have gone down it should have been us."

Co-pilot Joe Lepore, who steered an Embraer corporate jet with seven passengers (including New York Times travel writer Joe Sharkey) to safety in the Amazon jungle after it collided mid-air Sept. 29 with a Brazilian commercial airliner. The Boeing 737 apparently lost control after clipping the wing of the private jet and crashed, killing all 155 people on board.

"I tried my best not to get any votes."

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Blaine, Minn., City Council candidate Paul Herold on campaigning against himself after he landed a new job that won't allow him enough time to serve on the council. He finished second in a three-way race, forcing a November runoff. Officials say they can only remove his name from the ballot if he dies or moves from the district.

"I was talking myself through a lot."

Steve Alan Stone, 48, on dangling 25 feet in the air after a bungee cord on a thrill ride broke at the Tulsa State Fair Oct. 2. The "Ejection Seat" ride, held up by two bungee cords, sends riders as high as 200 feet and as fast as 60 mph. Emergency workers rescued Stone.


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