Verbatim: Jun. 13, 2005

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"I'm the guy they used to call Deep Throat."

W. MARK FELT, 91, deputy director of the FBI during the Watergate scandal, disclosing in Vanity Fair that he was the famed secret source relied upon by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

"You could hear the homes breaking. You could hear the cracking wood."

JILL LOCKHART, resident of Laguna Beach, Calif., whose house was one of 17 destroyed by a landslide; dozens more were damaged

"Since no nation threatens China, one wonders, Why this growing investment?"

DONALD RUMSFELD, Secretary of Defense, criticizing Chinese militarism at an Asian security conference

"Mishandling of a Koran here is never condoned."

BRIGADIER GENERAL JAY HOOD, commander of the Guantánamo prison and head of an inquiry that turned up five cases of mishandling of the Islamic holy book by U.S. personnel, including one in which a guard's urine was accidentally splashed onto a copy

"The lion on the Serengeti doesn't go after the strongest antelope. The predator goes after the weakest."

RONALD ZONEN, prosecutor in the Michael Jackson child-molestation trial, in his final summation to the jury

"My message to those still fighting is they should take this golden chance and come back and build the country."

ABDUL WAHEED BAGHRANI, the highest-level Taliban commander thus far to accept Afghanistan's offer of amnesty

"It strikes me as being morally repulsive and intellectually absurd that people die of want in a world of surplus."

BOB GELDOF, Live Aid founder, announcing details for Live 8, a group of concerts to be held simultaneously on July 2, to coincide with the G-8 summit and raise awareness of poverty in Africa


ANURAG KASHYAP, 13, of Poway, Calif., who won the National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling this word for a type of musical note

Sources: Vanity Fair; AP; New York Times; Reuters; San Jose Mercury News; New York Times; AP (2)