Quotations in the News

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Associated Press

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 2:02 AM

"I am really sorry and deeply ashamed. I don't know what to say." — A man identified by Korean broadcaster YTN and Yonhap news agency as the sunken ferry's captain, 60-year-old Lee Joon-seok, said in brief comments shown on TV. Nine people died in the accident and many more are feared dead among the nearly 300 people still missing.

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"The reality is our customers don't anticipate drinking water that's been contaminated by some yahoo who decided to pee into a reservoir." — Portland, Ore., Water Bureau Administrator David Schaff said. City officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a person urinated in a city reservoir.

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"I would like to remind my children once again I love them. Everything is OK. I love you all, and I love my children. I am at peace." — Jose Villegas, 39, when he asked if he had a statement before being put to death by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas.

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