Quick Quotes

August 30, 2018
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"I never got to meet her, I never got to tell her that I love her. But I’ll be damned if I ain’t gonna say goodbye to her. She saved my life."


Rhonda Jefferson paying her respects to Aretha Franklin. Ms. Jefferson said Franklin's music inspired her to leave an abusive relationship. Franklin's funeral is Friday at 10am ET in Detroit. Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande & Faith Hill will perform.
“…out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of our students and employees, I am turning off all drinking water in our schools…”

Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent, as Detroit Public Schools find elevated levels of lead & copper in 16 of 24 of its schools. The EPA warns lead & copper can leach from corroded pipes and contaminate water supply over time causing various ailments from stomach aches to brain damage. Bottled water will be provided.
“I think Canada very much wants to make the deal. It probably won’t be good at all if they don’t.”


President Trump says he's optimistic as Canada rejoins NAFTA trade talks. Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says it's trying to reach the "right deal" by the Friday deadline. President Trump has signaled he will move ahead with Mexico alone.

SMARTHER REFRESHER

“The sickest folks that were exposed to this substance came in unconscious and not breathing, they could not control their airway.”

Dr. Kirk Tucker, Adena Regional Medical Center Chief Clinical Officer, after dozens in Pennsylvania & Ohio were exposed to an unidentified drug. Corrections officers believe the drugs are being smuggled into the prisons. In Ohio, it is suspected the drug may be fentanyl dispersed via a fan.
"Of course, I was surprised when I just changed (the) T-shirt really quick, and he gave me the code violation. I didn’t expect it, and I told him it was pretty weird."


French tennis player Alize Cornet who received a warning for changing her shirt on the tennis court of the U.S. Open; it was on backwards. The US Open said it regrets the code violation and has since clarified its rules.

Have a great day!

by Jenna Lee,

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