"We're quite sure (Saturday) will be a very busy and dangerous day in terms of large tornadoes in parts of the central and southern plains. The ingredients are coming together." _ Chris Vaccaro, a spokesman for the National Weather Service, on projections that violent tornadoes are forecast to rip through the nation from Texas to Minnesota this weekend.
"I have nine more working days left, and I have one more item I'm going to clear up." _ Greenland, N.H., Police Chief Michael Maloney, set to retire after 26 years in law enforcement, before he was gunned down while trying to serve a search warrant in a drug case.
"I've been playing 20 years you know." _ Jaromir Jagr when asked if the Flyers' 8-5 win over the Penguins in Game 2 of their playoff series was one of the wildest he'd ever seen.