Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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Byline: Quotation sources: New York Times, Newsday, Associated Press, New York Times, New York Daily News, The Washington Post, Agence France-Presse, New York Daily News, Reuters, Associated Press, New York Daily News

"I want to touch the victory. I didn't want to leave it."

Hussain al-Jebori, an Iraqi expatriate who now owns a store in Dearborn, Mich., on casting a ballot in his country's first free election

"So now you're screwed. / It's a tsunami. / You'd better run... go find your mommy."

Lyrics from New York City's Hot 97 morning-radio-show parody of the tsunami that killed more than 220,000. The radio team, which drew protests from Asian and Muslim groups, was suspended indefinitely.

"I had to look twice myself just to make sure it was there, that's how subtle it was."

Medical examiner J. B. Perdue, discovering that North Carolinian Larry Green, 29, declared dead by emergency medical technicians after being hit by a car, was actually still breathing

"It's got everything. Fame. Race. Homosexuality. A Peter Pan love story."

British paparazzo Jeff Rayner, explaining the media's interest in the upcoming Michael Jackson trial for child molestation. Jury selection begins this week in Santa Barbara County, Calif.

"Today, I call myself the miracle man because I didn't do anything to outwit the Nazis. There was no formula to survival."

Holocaust survivor Julian Mysels, 75, of New York City, at a 60th-anniversary ceremony marking the liberation of Auschwitz

"All our cabinet secretaries must realize that we will not be paying, you know, commentators to advance our agenda. …

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