Verbatim: Aug. 20, 2007

'I am ... offering to take Mr. Jamous' place, to exchange my freedom for his.'

MIA FARROW, volunteering to trade places with Darfur rebel Suleiman Jamous, who has been under virtual arrest at a U.N. hospital for more than 13 months. The Sudanese government has threatened to arrest Jamous if he leaves the building's confines

'We thought we had done all we could.'

DAN DORGAN, a Minnesota bridge engineer, on the state's strategy of making patchwork fixes on the Interstate 35W bridge, which collapsed Aug. 1. The bridge was rated "structurally deficient" 17 years ago

'This isn't the 15th century. You...

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