Quotations of the day

AP News
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Posted: Nov 27, 2009 6:34 AM

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"Only death can stop me from running." _ Ismael Mangudadatu, who filed his candidacy papers in the Philippines Friday despite his wife and relatives being among 57 people massacred in an apparent bid to stop him from running for governor.

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"The government is spearheading the restructuring of this commercial operation in the full knowledge of how the markets would react." _ Sheik Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, the chairman of Dubai's Supreme Fiscal Committee, in reaction to steep declines by world markets amid news of Dubai World's request to postpone payment on some of its $60 billion in debt.

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"We all were very optimistic and hopeful. But it became increasingly clear last night after he got re-stuck that there weren't very many options left." _ Spencer Jones, whose brother John Jones died early Thursday, nearly 28 hours after he got stuck in Nutty Putty Cave south of Salt Lake City.