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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Safe haven," Sept. 15, 2007

"The Babe Ruth of the opera world."

Joseph Volpe, former general manager of New York's Metropolitan Opera, on Luciano Pavarotti. The world-famous Italian tenor, suffering from pancreatic cancer, died on Sept. 6 at age 71.

"Even if we lose elections, we should not lose our honor."

GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, responding to fellow candidate Ron Paul's complaint that the Iraq War is costing Republicans at the ballot box during the Sept. 5 GOP debate at the University of New Hampshire.

"Maybe we're up past his bedtime."

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GOP candidate John McCain, at the same debate, on Fred Thompson, who skipped the debate but officially announced his candidacy that day during an afternoon taping of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

"They were surprised when we didn't quit."

Appalachian State University receiver Dexter Jackson on Michigan players during ASU's come-from-behind victory over the fifth-ranked Wolverines. ASU's 34-32 win on Sept. 1 marked the first time a Football Championship Division (former Division 1-AA) team has beaten a nationally ranked team.


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