Quotations in the News

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Associated Press

Posted on January 11, 2014 at 6:02 AM

"This incident is extremely unfortunate, unanticipated and we are very, very sorry for the disruptions to everybody's daily life." — Freedom Industries President Gary Southern, after a chemical leaked from one of the company's tanks into a public water treatment system, affecting about 300,000 people in West Virginia.

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"The fire was huge. The wind was blowing hard, and the air was dry. I was scared because my home is a little distance away from the ancient town." — Resident He Yu, after a massive blaze destroyed a 1,000-year-old Tibetan town in southwest China that's popular with tourists. Hundreds of buildings burned.

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"It's pretty overwhelming but I've got the music to hang onto, to keep me on the ground. Otherwise they'd have to take me out of here on a string, like a balloon." — Gregg Allman, who was feted Friday night in Atlanta by an all-star lineup of musicians, including Jackson Browne and Vince Gill.

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