Verbatim: Feb. 19, 2007

"I, like all of you, have evolved. It is not enough to do small things."

JOHN EDWARDS, Democratic candidate for President in the 2008 election and former vice presidential nominee, on why he would raise taxes to provide health-care coverage for all low-income families

"There is no reason for the population to worry."

YEVGENY VDOVIN, acting governor of Russia's Omsk region, about oily, rotten-smelling, orange-yellow snow falling in the Siberian industrial area, which officials attributed not to pollution but to dust storms in neighboring Kazakhstan

"Forgive me, I beg you. And take this public show of my private pride giving in...

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