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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Tough love," Aug. 18, 2007

"We can't make John black. We can't make him a woman."

Elizabeth Edwards, wife of presidential candidate John Edwards, on her husband's difficulty in gaining traction in the campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

"I move over now."

Hank Aaron, who for 33 years held the career home run record, after San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds belted his 756th home run Aug. 7 to become the new home run champ.

"Too many youth groups are holding tanks with pizza. There's no life transformation taking place."

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Ed Stetzer, director of LifeWay Research, on a survey by the group that found seven in 10 young Protestants who went to church regularly in high school quit attending by age 23.

"It hurt like crazy."

Margaret Wegner, 59, on having a 3.15-inch pencil lodged in her head for 55 years. The German woman was 4 when she fell while holding the pencil and it went through her cheek and into her brain. Doctors at the time said that they could not remove it safely, so she lived with headaches and nosebleeds for decades until a specialist was able to use modern technology to take most of it out on Aug. 3.


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