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WORDS TO THE WISE: Quotes from our March 19 edition

PUBLISHED: 19:09 24 March 2009 | UPDATED: 16:02 07 September 2010

Was Gary a spy? Was he attempting to bring down the mighty military force of the USA? As far as I know he was not. He was simply looking for little green men. [He] is suffering from Asperger s syndrome and no nation under the sun ought to convict an indiv

Was Gary a spy? Was he attempting to bring down the mighty military force of the USA? As far as I know he was not. He was simply looking for little green men. [He] is suffering from Asperger's syndrome and no nation under the sun ought to convict an individual whose behaviour is occasioned by illness.

Voice of reason Terry Waite comes down firmly on the side of beleaguered hacker Gary McKinnon.

I don't think I ever imagined that on a return visit to north London I would be spending time wandering the streets looking for house sparrows. Tragic really. Not just my behaviour - but the fact that I couldn't find any.

Former Ham&High news editor Charles Elder, now living in the south-west, whose book While Flocks Last is out now.

It was absolutely brilliant. The children and Michael Rosen both loved it. He did a wonderful performance which was really entertaining - the kids were falling off their seats.

Organiser Nikki Haydon on a popular but slightly dangerous-sounding visit by the children's laureate.

The reporters looked absolutely brilliant, really cool. They have cheered us up and done really well to come out and raise all this money for a good cause.

Azita Firoozyar, from the Rosslyn Delicatessen, praises the dedicated (and slightly daft) Ham&High reporters who spent Red Nose Day dressed as animals and waving buckets. They collected more than £600.

Shopping for me is a religious experience - I avoid it entirely unless absolutely necessary. In fact at twice a year for a major church visit (Christmas and Easter) I'm almost a better catholic than I am a shopper - and that's saying something

Stand-up comic Maddy Nebraska, resident MC at 1 Mighty Craic Comedy in Belsize Park.

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