PUBLISHED : Saturday, 03 September, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 03 September, 2005, 12:00am

'I can only imagine that is what Hiroshima looked like 60 years ago'

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, on the scale of destruction left by Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama

'I thought the Asian Games in 2002 were more painful'

Windsurfing champion Lee Lai-shan, comparing the pain of childbirth with her experience in the heat of competition

'My wife is very harmless. I do not believe she would do such a thing'

Shum Wai-sing, father of severely injured seven-year-old Shum Ho-yin, stands by his wife after she was arrested with seven others in connection with the chopping attack last week on her stepson