"Tyler was a fine young man and a distinguished musician. The family is heartbroken beyond words."
- PAUL MAINARDI,the Clementi family lawyer, in a statement confirming the suicide of Tyler Clementi, a first-year student at Rutgers University who
threw himself off the George Washington Bridge after his roommate allegedly posted sexual footage of him online
"No restoration, no cleaning, nothing. I would suspect that's because no one thought it was of great value."
- OLIVER CHANLER,on the original portrait of George Washington that hung in his family's house for years; he and others had assumed it was a copy, but the unaltered work is now expected to sell for at least $200,000 at auction
"We are fortunate to have trees that George Washington walked under."
- DAVID MCMASTERtree expert, on a project to add a million new trees to New York City by cloning hardy survivors, some of which date to the American Revolution
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