"Christmas, not Christmas, our life is the same -- hard, very hard."
Hanan Elayan, 37, a Palestinian mother of 10 who lives in the mainly Muslim city of Bethlehem, West Bank
"I don't want the players to have to go through another distraction about who's going to be the coach. They don't need that. They've dealt with enough. I really believe that."
Sabres Coach Lindy Ruff, saying he'd like to know as soon as possible if he is to remain coach under the new Sabres ownership