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August 8, 1994

Undated (AP) _ ″The closure of the refinery will deal a severe blow to efforts by the military government to divide our ranks and neutralize the effect of our action.″ - Bola Owoduni, president of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association, one of two striking oil unions, as oil workers closed Nigeria’s biggest refinery.


″It’s a slog, step by step, person by person, hand to hand, and we’re still a ways away.″ - Rep. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s crime panel, on efforts to get a crime bill passed by Congress.


″We should have a pretty boring day here.″ - Fire information officer Mary Huels with fires posing little threat to the Bavarian-theme tourist town of Leavenworth in Washington state on Sunday.

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