Undated (AP) _ ''We're not recommending travel unless it's life or death or God's will or something like that.'' - Highway Patrol spokesman Lee Lamirand in Oklahoma City, as a powerful storm piled up snow and glazed roads with ice.

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''This is the kind of situation that teaches you the lesson that when it comes to environmental protection there is no room for negligence, no room for carelessness, not even room for accident because the consequences are too great.'' - Ohio Lt. Gov. Paul Leonard, as a million-gallon oil slick pushed down the Ohio River, threatening water supplies.

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''Japan's nothing but a big factory. Raw materials come in at one end and finished products come out at the other, and raw materials prices have gone down.'' - James Olson, spokesman for Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc.