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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Goodbye again," June 9, 2007

"This could be a blessing. This could be the sign that gets her the help she needs."

Michael Lohan, estranged father of party-girl actress Lindsay Lohan, on her May 26 DUI arrest in Los Angeles. The elder Lohan, who has done jail time for DUI, is a counselor for the Christian anti-drug group Teen Challenge.


The amount that former president Bill Clinton is asking the government to cover for telephone expenses in fiscal 2008. Former presidents Bush and Carter asked for $17,000 and $10,000, respectively. Overall, Clinton is seeking $1.16 million for overall expenses from the government this year, much more than Bush and Carter.

"I thought I was gonna make it this time."

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Stephanie Green of Raleigh, N.C., on giving birth in a car on the way to the hospital for the second time in less than two years. She and a friend were just blocks from the hospital on May 22 when daughter Zaria was born. Daughter Semajai was born in a car stuck in traffic 17 months ago.

"Can I get your number and go out sometime?"

Milwaukee, Wis., U-Haul general manager Patrick Sobocinski on what a thief asked one of Sobocinski's employees after robbing a local U-Haul store. The thief's accomplice had already fled, but the thief stayed to flirt with the employee for a few minutes, leaving only after she turned him down.


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