Quotations in the News

Updated: 07/31/2015 3:23 AM KSTP.com

"I knew immediately it was part of an aircraft, but I didn't realize how important it was, that it could help to solve the mystery of what happened to the Malaysian jet." — Johnny Begue, an environmental worker on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, who claimed he stumbled upon the wing part that may be linked to the missing Boeing 777.

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"I say, it's awesome to watch Cole Hamels throw that no-hitter on television, but wouldn't you rather say you were in the ballpark?" — World Meeting Executive Director Donna Crilley Farrell about public demand to see Pope Francis during his upcoming visit to Philadelphia.

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"I'm like (spitting) all the time when the water washes on me. It's the worst place. I've never seen a place so dirty. The water is black." — Olympic wind surfer Blanca Manchon of Spain, who termed the water in Guanabara "really bad" in advance of the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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