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United States

24 October 2002

New York Times

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Charlton Heston's voice is softer than when he bellowed as Moses, his body more frail than when he commandeered a chariot as Ben-Hur. He shuffles stiffly now across a room, his upper body angled forward. He leans on a lectern because standing up tires him out. It takes prodding from a colleague for Heston, 79, to raise a flintlock over his head in his signature pose and challenge his critics to pry the rifle "from my cold dead... (

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