Undated (AP) _ "What a way to come to America." - An unidentified passenger pulled from the wreckage of a Colombian jetliner that crashed near Kennedy International Airport, to rescue worker Jay Krul, 30, of Oyster Bay, N.Y.

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''The Bush administration's approach is to force the poor people to decide between heating and eating. I think they need both.'' - Sharpe James, Democratic mayor of Newark, N.J., at the conclusion of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' three-day winter meeting.

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''I hope the reception is a good one. My message will be one of friendship, consultation, where do we go from here. How do we build democracy in Panama. How do we build democracy in our Western Hemisphere.'' - Vice President Dan Quayle, beginning a trip aimed at healing relations with Latin America nations after the U.S. invasion of Panama.