Quotations of the day

November 13, 2012 - 4:34 AM

"We are closely monitoring what is happening and will respond appropriately. We will not allow our borders to be violated or our citizens to be fired upon." — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after Israeli tanks struck a Syrian artillery launcher after a stray mortar shell flew into Israel-held territory in what was the first direct clash between the neighbors since the Syrian uprising began nearly two years ago.

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"I think LIPA should be broken up into small companies and it shouldn't be a monopoly anymore because this is every single time we have a disaster. And then they raise the rates. We're paying very high rates. We're paying high taxes, high electric. Everything." — Long Island Power Authority customer Priscilla Niemiera criticizing the LIPA as nearly 60,000 customers are still without power two weeks after Superstorm Sandy.

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"Everything that we've been through so far, it's going to make us stronger, and we have to look at this as a positive situation." — Lakers center Dwight Howard after the Lakers hired Mike D'Antoni as coach Mike Brown's replacement over Phil Jackson.