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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Hope or hype?," Jan. 20, 2007

"They have tickets. I totally understand."

Tara Chauffe of New Orleans, La., on the dozen guests who canceled plans to attend her Jan. 13 wedding because it conflicts with the playoff game between the New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles.

"It felt like a small electric shock."

David Sullivan of Stowe, Vt., on being stung by a scorpion below his right knee after the critter crawled onto his leg during a Jan. 3 United Airlines flight.

"Little Mosque on the Prairie."

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Title of a new Canadian television sitcom, created by Muslim Zarqa Nawaz, about the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims in Canada.

"Brad and I want to continue to adopt, but keeping a big family uses up a lot of money."

Actress Angelina Jolie on adopting more children with her partner, actor Brad Pitt. The multimillionaire couple currently has three children.

"You can dial a number at random and eventually get to everyone in the world."

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on how he thinks salesmen get the number for his secret emergency telephone line. He says the only calls he has received on the line are from people trying to sell magazine subscriptions and insurance policies.


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