Saturday, January 11
"This incident is extremely unfortunate, unanticipated and we are very, very sorry for the disruptions to everybody's daily life." — Freedom Industries President Gary Southern, after a chemical leaked from one of the company's tanks into a public water treatment system, affecting about 300,000 people in West Virginia.
"The fire was huge. The wind was blowing hard, and the air was dry. I was scared because my home is a little distance away from the ancient town." — Resident He Yu, after a massive blaze destroyed a 1,000-year-old Tibetan town in southwest China that's popular with tourists. Hundreds of buildings burned.
"It's pretty overwhelming but I've got the music to hang onto, to keep me on the ground. Otherwise they'd have to take me out of here on a string, like a balloon." — Gregg Allman, who was feted Friday night in Atlanta by an all-star lineup of musicians, including Jackson Browne and Vince Gill.