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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 7:03 am

Quotations in the News

By The Associated Press

"He had the equivalent of what we all have when we drive a car. That is, you sometimes have a momentary nod or whatever that might be." - Anthony Bottalico, leader of the Association of Commuter Rail Employees, relating what Metro-North Railroad engineer William Rockefeller told him about the crash that killed four people in New York City.

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"When it gets this cold, you don't need 30, 40 mile-per-hour winds to get that wind chill down to dangerous levels. All it takes is a little breeze." - AccuWeather meteorologist Tom Kines as temperatures in Western states are forecast to be 20 to 40 degrees below normal levels.

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"We'll be thrown out of our homes and starving if they seriously slash our pensions. Then they'll tell us to go to the soup lines." - David Sole, 65, a retired public works employee in Detroit, after a judge ruled that the city can cut pensions as a way out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.