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Memorable things they said

Issue: "The ABCs of C Street," Aug. 29, 2009

"Little by little, they are taking away everything."

Venezuelan demonstrator ALIX VILLAREAL, protesting outside a radio station that President Hugo Chavez has forced off the air. The Chavez government has recently shut down 34 broadcasters.

"They have to kill me, because I'm a Christian."

FATHIMA RIFQA BARY, 17, saying her Muslim parents threatened to murder her in an "honor killing" when she became a Christian. The girl ran away from her Ohio home to live with a Christian family in Florida whom she met on Facebook. She is currently in foster care in Florida while courts determine her status.

"Quality journalism is not cheap."

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RUPERT MURDOCH, Chairman and CEO of News Corp., on recently announced plans to begin charging for content on the company's news websites next year. News Corp. owns Fox News, The New York Post, and the Times of London.

"My husband is not secretary of state. I am. . . . I am not going to be channeling my husband."

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in Africa, bristling at a question from a student about what her husband, former President Bill Clinton, thinks about a Chinese loan offer to Congo.

"Every team going back 10-15 years needs an * if you want to consider giving it to anyone."

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher CURT SCHILLING, in a blog post, on calls for asterisks to be put in the record books for the team's 2004 and 2007 World Series championships because two of Schilling's teammates tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003.

"I know that voting against the healthcare bill will probably be the death of my political career, but I have to live with myself, and I always reflect on the phrase of the New Testament, 'How does it profit a man's life to gain the world but to lose his soul."

U.S. Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao, R-La., stating that he would vote against any healthcare bill that included federal funding for abortion. Cao represents a majority Democratic district.


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