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Dispatches Quotables

"The devil never sleeps."

Sumter County Chief Deputy Eddie Larkin on a string of suspected arson attacks against churches in rural Alabama. About 200 federal, state, and local authorities investigated the fires at the nine churches last week.

"I finally passed the audition."

Musician Paul McCartney on performing last week for the first time at a Grammy Awards show.

"The Nazi salute and provocative behavior like goose-stepping in public will be punished."

Nuremberg, Germany, police chief Gerhard Hauptmannl, warning English soccer fans in town for the World Cup finals that they risk arrest for World War II-era taunts. English fans are reportedly notorious in Germany for such taunts, including the chant, "Two World Wars and One World Cup," a reference to German losses on the battlefield and to England in the 1966 World Cup.

"I breathed into its beak, and its dadgum eyes popped open."

Retired nurse Marian Morris of Arkadelphia, Ark., on administering CPR to her brother's pet chicken, which they found floating in a pond. The chicken survived the ordeal.