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Posted on 07 Sep 2006 at 2:33pm

“I think there’s going to be a lot of people watching to see if the voters can look at my record and say, “‘He’s doing a good job.’ “

Minnesota Sen. Paul Koering, a gay Republican battling to keep his seat against a conservative primary challenger

“The dress is as country as you want to be whether you just walked in from the ranch or you dress in denim and diamonds.”

Melissa Grove,, executive director of Legacy Counseling Center, on appropriate attire for the Be An Angel auction on Saturday night

“They said that after a flood like this with this much damage, it usually takes about six months or more. Getting it done in seven weeks is almost unheard of.”

Raeline Nobles, executive director of AIDS Arms, on how quickly the agency’s Peabody Health Center was repaired after vandals flooded the building in July

“I’m certainly never going to do this again. It was stupid of me to go in there with my wallet.”

Gay Dallas resident Michael Burt about his identity being stolen after he went to a Dallas hotel to have sex with someone he met on an Internet chat site

“He was fun to be around and often would leave you in stitches with his wit and his southern drawl.”

Bryan Amann, a gay Dallas resident remembering his friend, Sansinski Daniels, who died from injuries he received jumping through a window to escape a gunman

“He is still being sought.”

Sr. Cpl. Janice Crowther, a spokeswoman for the Dallas Police Department, about a man who is suspected of murdering his ex-wife’s girlfriend

“People who engage in those types of risk behaviors tend to become victims of crime.”

Dallas police officer Laura Martin, liaison to the LGBT community, about people who take strangers into their homes

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, September 8, 2006.

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