Verbatim: Feb. 9, 2004

"Two for two, one dozen wheels on soil." CHRIS LEWICKI, NASA flight director, after Opportunity, the second Mars Rover, joined its companion, Spirit, on the planet's surface

"I have been brought up to believe that you cannot choose your own referee and that the referee's decision is final." GAVYN DAVIES, BBC board chairman, who resigned following the release of a report criticizing the BBC for alleging that the Blair government had "sexed up" its intelligence on Iraqi weapons

"The cockpit is not answering their phone. There's somebody stabbed in business class, and we can't breathe." BETTY ONG, flight attendant on American...

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