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Quotations in the News

Updated Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 | 12:01 a.m.

"We want to temper the concern, because at the moment, it does not appear to represent a major epidemic but only a very rare phenomenon." — Dr. Keith Van Haren, of the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University, on a polio-like syndrome being investigated in California.

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"Harold Ramis made almost every movie which made me want to become a comedy director. These films are the touchstones of our lives." — Judd Apatow, on the death Monday of the writer-director-actor responsible for such films as "Caddyshack," ''National Lampoon's Animal House," ''Ghostbusters" and "Groundhog Day." Ramis was 69.

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"Some businesses have already put up signs that read, 'Nice shirt, nice shoes, no service.'" — Seth Meyers, the new host of NBC's "Late Night," joking during his monologue about a bill passed by the Arizona Legislature that would allow business owners asserting their religious beliefs to deny service to gay customers.