Quotations of the day

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Posted: Nov 28, 2009 4:43 AM

"The preliminary findings of our internal investigation have determined established protocols were not followed at an initial checkpoint, verifying that two individuals were on the guest list. Although these individuals went through magnetometers and other levels of screening, they should have been prohibited from entering the event entirely. That failing is ours." _ Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan acknowledging that agents never checked whether gate crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi were on a state dinner guest list before letting them onto the White House grounds.

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"She supposedly got him out and laid him on the ground. He was in and out of consciousness when my guys got there." _ Windermere, Fla., police chief Daniel Saylor describing how officers found Tiger Woods and his wife Elin after Woods hit a fire hydrant and a tree in his SUV. Saylor said Woods' wife told officers she "broke the back window with a golf club" to get him out of the vehicle.

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"We feel like it would be John's will to protect the safety of future cavers." _ Josh Jones on his family's and law enforcement officials' decision to permanently close the Utah cave where his brother John died and to leave the body there.