"He had the equivalent of what we all have when we drive a car. That is, you sometimes have a momentary nod or whatever that might be." — Anthony Bottalico, leader of the Association of Commuter Rail Employees, relating what Metro-North Railroad engineer William Rockefeller told him about the crash that killed four people in New York City.
"When it gets this cold, you don't need 30, 40 mile-per-hour winds to get that wind chill down to dangerous levels. All it takes is a little breeze." — AccuWeather meteorologist Tom Kines as temperatures in Western states are forecast to be 20 to 40 degrees below normal levels.
"We'll be thrown out of our homes and starving if they seriously slash our pensions. Then they'll tell us to go to the soup lines." — David Sole, 65, a retired public works employee in Detroit, after a judge ruled that the city can cut pensions as a way out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.