"This is not about me, it's about these 13 players, this is about the Big Blue Nation. I've never had any team that has sacrificed for each other like this team."
- JOHN CALIPARIUniversity of Kentucky Wildcats Coach, expressing his pride over the side's victory as men's basketball champions in the NCAA for the eighth time, beating Kansas 67-59 on Monday night
"I'm feeling optimistic. Things are looking up, and I'm looking up."
- Rep. HAROLD ROGERSthe Kentucky Republican who leads the House Appropriations Committee, as lawmakers agreed to a spending bill at the eleventh hour to avert a government shutdown Friday.
"He was shot in the head. He had a pen in his hand."
- JIMMY MAGGARD,coroner in Perry County, Kentucky, on the death of Dr. Dennis Sandlin, who was killed while standing outside the exam rooms in his clinic; the patient charged in the shooting pleaded not guilty on Wednesday
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