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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, November 02, 2013 3:02 am

Quotations in the News

By The Associated Press

"We just hit the deck. Everybody in the line hit the floor and shots just continued." - Xavier Savant, who was waiting in a security line at Los Angeles International Airport where a shooting took place that killed a Transportation Security Administration officer and wounded two others.

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"The Avonte situation has really hit home because it could be any of our kids." - Lisa Quinones-Fontanez, the mother of a 7-year-old autistic boy, referring to the case of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo, who is autistic and disappeared after walking out of his New York City school.

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"Animals are models for human diseases and because their life spans are shorter, the progression of a disease is more obvious." - Dr. Richard Goldstein, chief medical officer at New York's Animal Medical Center.