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Issue Date:  March 25, 2005

Quotable & Notable

“100 percent Lebanese.”

-- A placard seen among the hundreds of thousands of anti-Syria protesters, some with Lebanese flags painted on their faces, who demonstrated in the center of Beirut March 14

Pentagon audit calls Halliburton’s price ‘illogical’

-- Headline from a Los Angeles Times story that Halliburton Corp. might have overcharged the United States by more than $100 million on a contract to deliver fuel to Iraq in the early days of the war. In one transaction cited, Halliburton charged $27.5 million to deliver $82,100 worth of liquefied petroleum gas.

“If you have to drive 10 miles to buy [a lottery ticket], you are three times more likely to be killed in an automobile accident on the way than to win the jackpot.”

-- Tyler Jarvis, math professor at Brigham Young University. He said the chances of winning the California Lotto Jackpot are approximately one in 18 million.

“How strange it is to create a graven image out of a document that says we are not supposed to have any graven images.”

-- Brent Walker of the Baptist Joint Commission, on cases before the U.S. Supreme Court about public displays of the Ten Commandments

“The stick that has whipped your rival should be thrown away.”

-- A Rwandan proverb

National Catholic Reporter, March 25, 2005

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