VERBATIM
November 24, 2013 1:00 AM

“This was a day that those of us who grew up in the 1960s lost our innocence.”

 

Carson Greene Jr., a retired Indiana businessman, on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, whom Greene had met as a student in Oak Hill, W.Va., when Kennedy spoke during his 1960 campaign

 

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“This has taken my life over. The last two months, every minute of the day has been taken over by ‘where is my dog?’”

 

Larry August, of North Mahoning Township, who has been relentless in searching for his miniature pinscher Duke, who has been missing since mid-September

 

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“There's no way you could ever take that beloved film, that’s so well-respected, and do something different with it.”

 

Karolyn Grimes, the actress who played Zuzu in the original “It’s a Wonderful Life,” in trying to reassure fans worried about the prospect of a film sequel, one in which she would appear as Zuzu’s angel

 

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“If I had to pick five of the best writers I worked with, John would be in that group. … His sentences just flowed. They were well put-together, well-constructed.”

 

Sam Bechtel, a former Indiana Gazette sports editor and executive editor, on the passing of his longtime friend John Phillips, a retired Gazette editor and columnist, who died at age 75

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