Verbatim: Jan. 12, 2004

"Secretary Ridge says just do what you normally do ... If normally you go to Times Square, I wouldn't do what you normally do." CHRISTOPHER SHAYS, Republican Congressman from Connecticut, warning New Year's Eve revelers against following the Secretary of Homeland Security's advice not to change any plans because of the terrorism threat

"You're going to see a million people here who have the courage to come and not let terrorists win, and that's exactly what we should all do." MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, New York City mayor, responding to Shays' comments. An estimated 1 million people did show up, and there...

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