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Issue Date:  July 15, 2005

Quotable & Notable

“As long as there are people without access to water, and people who do not even have the basics for survival, we who have so much should never rest.”

-- Dan Haseltine, lead singer of the Christian band Jars of Clay, speaking about the Live 8 concert in Philadelphia July 2 to raise awareness of poverty in Africa

“ ‘War of the Worlds’ is rated PG-13. Much of the earth’s population is wiped out, leaving very little time for sex or bad language.”

-- Movie rating guideline at the end of A.O. Scott’s review in The New York Times

“This is an enemy that will be defeated.”

-- President George Bush at a news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari

“I honestly believe that this insurgency is going to be defeated by the Iraqi people and not by coalition countries and not by the United States.”

-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld at a Pentagon news conference

“Art, literature, music: This is what defines civilization. Nobody goes to Egypt to see the insurance agency.”

-- Harry Rallo, an attendee at the BookExpo America, the annual publishing convention held recently in New York City

National Catholic Reporter, July 15, 2005

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