"Whenever there's a cave-in at any of the mines, you hold your breath. Coal is very powerful, and Mother Nature is very powerful." — Huntington, Utah, mayor Hilary Gordon, speaking after a cave-in at a nearby coal mine killed one miner and injured another.
"You could tell, even last night, just everyone saying 'nerd, geek, whatever, whatever, whatever.' All that stuff, they keep saying it and, yeah, it's a joke. But I think eventually people will realize that even though you go to Harvard, you can still hoop." — Houston Rockets point guard and Harvard alum Jeremy Lin, on his alma mater's first NCAA victory.
"I'm keeping my expectations low because I don't want to be disappointed. It's hard to believe these powerful officials will be charged. We're waiting for them to be jailed — only then will I be satisfied." — Douglas Medeiros, whose girlfriend died in a Jan. 27 nightclub fire in Brazil that killed 241, responding to the news that criminal charges could be filed against top officials who failed to close the club despite safety violations.
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