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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Save our cities," April 19, 2008

"That's going to be in the first line of his obituary."

CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated commentator Seth Davis on Kansas guard Mario Chalmers, who hit a guarded three-point shot with two seconds left in the April 7 NCAA basketball championship game to send the contest into overtime. Kansas then beat Memphis 75-68.

"My heart sinks, but I know they can't hurt him anymore."

Keith Maupin, on learning that the Army had found the remains of his son, Staff Sgt. Keith Matthew Maupin, in Iraq. Staff Sgt. Maupin had been listed as missing-captured since 2004.

"I really had to forgive, not the fans of Boston per se, but I'd have to say in my heart I had to forgive the media for what they put my family through."

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Former Boston Red Sox player Bill Buckner, reviled by some for an error in the 1986 World Series that helped the New York Mets beat the Red Sox, on returning to Boston to throw out the first pitch for this season's opening day. He received a standing ovation.

"I'd love one! But how am I going to pay for it?"

Cuban retiree Juan Quiala, who lives on $10 per month, after Raul Castro decided to allow Cubans to have cell-phone service.

"Where we went to college does not set us up for success or keep us away from it."

William M. Shain, dean of admissions and financial aid at Bowdoin, on the importance many students and parents place on acceptance into top-tier universities.

"It is quite clear he has unleashed a war."

Tendai Biti, secretary-general of Movement for Democratic Change in Zimbabwe, on President Robert Mugabe's decision to order a raid on the offices of opposition leaders.


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