"Too much tragedy to overcome. R.I.P Mindy McCready." – Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks wrote on Twitter after getting word that country singer Mindy McCready died Sunday in Arkansas in an apparent suicide. She was 37.
"It's horrible what they're doing to these kids. They're treating them as mini-adults, making them grow up too fast, and robbing them of their imaginations." – Kelly Guarna, whose 5-year-old daughter, Madison, was suspended by her Pennsylvania school last month for making a "terroristic threat" with a Hello Kitty toy gun that makes soap bubbles.
"I was brought up to be the fastest driver, not the fastest girl." – Danica Patrick after she won the Daytona 500 pole, becoming the first woman to secure the top spot for any race in NASCAR's premier circuit.