Verbatim: Jul. 2, 2007

'Real results are more important than partisan battles, [and] good ideas should take precedence over rigid adherence to any particular political ideology.' MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, New York City mayor, who withdrew from the Republican Party and may run for President as an independent

'Some players have psychologists, some have sportologists--I smoke.' ANGEL CABRERA, after defeating Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk by one shot at the U.S. Open

'I felt it was a fairly small thing, just hitting and swearing at the workers and not giving them wages.' HENG TINGHAN, who was accused of virtually enslaving workers in Hongtong County, Shanxi province, China

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