Quotations of the day

AP News
Posted: Dec 15, 2012 4:59 AM

"It's alarming, especially in Newtown, Connecticut, which we always thought was the safest place in America." — Stephen Delgiadice, whose 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs during the Connecticut school rampage that killed 26 people, 20 of them children. Delgiadice's daughter was uninjured.


"At one point in our history, Cleopatra, a woman, ruled Egypt. Now you have a constitution that makes women not even second-class but third-class citizens. This constitution is tailored for one specific group (the Muslim Brotherhood). It's a shame. I am very upset." — Olivia Ghita, a businesswoman, as Egyptians headed to the polls to vote on an Islamist-drafted constitution that has polarized the country.


"Innocent victims just gone. This is really messing with my mind. Kids is everything to me! And of course i have 2 of my own in elementary school as well. I can't imagine it happening to my kids school. I and the rest of the families would be devastated! Something has to be done." — Miami Heat star LeBron James in a series of posts on Twitter after a gunman massacred 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school.