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"They want what they want, and they're going to get what...

November 16, 2003

"They want what they want, and they're going to get what they want."

-- John Fitzgerald, a salesman with Connell Chevrolet, said

regarding car buyers and their lack of concern in paying a few

hundred more dollars in sales tax when shopping for a new car.

"Most of these rapes are not stranger rapes. It's not some guy

jumping up from behind the bushes. Most of them are acquaintance

rapes, and many of them involve alcohol and possibly date-rape

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drugs."

-- Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Bob Ciszek said about a 340% increase in

rapes in the city from the same period last year.

"Every day is a good day to thank a veteran for fighting for our

country so we can live the American dream."

-- Costa Mesa Mayor Gary Monahan said at a Veteran's Day Service

at St. John the Baptist Church.

"Sometimes we forget each one of us here in Corona del Mar touches

a whole other world. We see a small part of everyone every day, but

we never see the rest of their lives. We don't understand that unless

something like this happens."

-- Principal Sharon Fry said regarding a memorial service at

Corona del Mar High School for Matthew Ramirez, 17, who was killed on

Halloween in an off-road vehicial accident.

"I finally got my dad to come to church with me today.... But I

always thought it would be for my wedding. Not for his funeral. It's

too soon."

-- Vallyn Hatfield said at a memorial service for her father,

musician Bobby Hatfield part of the Righteous Brothers duo.

"I feel helpless because I don't know anything. And I feel

frustrated as a mother because officials tell me I won't know what

caused his death for at least five months."

-- Pam Toulouse said regarding the mysterious death of her son,

Adam Casler, who died in a Costa Mesa trash bin after allegedly

trying to carjack a woman, according to police.

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