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April 21, 1989

Undated (AP) _ ″As soon as I heard it was turret No. 2, I knew he was dead. I waited and waited, but I knew.″ - Leasa Thompson, wife of Jack E. Thompson Jr., upon learning her husband was one of 47 killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa.


″Selling companies is seen as something like selling family.″ - Yoshihisa Murasawa, a consultant in Japan, on the chilly reception Tokyo business leaders have given to corporate takeover artist T. Boone Pickens, who has purchased shares worth about $1 billion in Koito Manufacturing Co.


″It reflects badly on other concessions at the airport, like fresh fish.″ - Massport spokeswoman Teresa McAlpine on why officials have banned gag bottles of dirty Boston Harbor water from Logan International Airport.

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