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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Rich man, poor man," May 5, 2007

"The Big Three aren't the Big Three anymore."

Former Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca on the announcement that Toyota has surpassed GM in automobile sales.

"You have to be Jackie Kennedy today."

Former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey, according to an account by his wife Matos, telling her to compose herself before an August 2004 news conference to announce that he was gay. Now separated from her husband and in a custody battle for their daughter, she recounts the experience in Silent Partner: A Memoir of My Marriage, which was due in bookstores on May 1.

"We live in a generation now where dudes are chicks and chicks are dudes."

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Leanne Reyes, a 16-year-old student at Fresno (Calif.) High School, on supporting Cinthia Covarrubias for prom king. Covarrubias, a female student who considers herself transgender, lost her bid for king last month after school officials allowed her to run.

"It was kind of scary 'cause I got bonked. . . . It kind of hurted."

Four-year-old Caden Thomas on being accidentally tackled by a Colorado State football player as he walked with his father near the field during the team's spring scrimmage. Caden had to have 30 stitches on his head, but he recovered well.


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