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Issue Date:  January 27, 2006

Quotable & Notable

“We remember the history of sanctions against Iraq and know how it all ended. We are still overcoming the consequences.”

-- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, cautioning the United States and Europe about pressing for U.N. sanctions on Iran for resuming plans to enrich uranium

“ ‘Hostel 2’ is already in the works. Now that’s really frightening!”

-- David DiCerto of the U.S. bishops’ Office for Film and Broadcasting reviewing the teen slasher movie “Hostel,” which he called “a nauseatingly vile horror flick”

“After you get a thousand numbers and not one is turning up anything, you get some frustration.”

-- The New York Times quoting a former FBI official, who was familiar with the National Security Agency program to monitor of e-mails and phone calls of U.S. citizens

“We know that your vote was a vote for change, a vote for peace, security … and we have heard you loudly.”

-- From the inaugural address of Liberia’s new president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. “We have all suffered. The individual sense of deprivation is immense,” she said, promising a “fundamental break” with the West African nation’s violent past.

Peace not planes

-- Signs carried in a San Diego march on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to protest including a flyover by military airplanes during ceremonies honoring the civil rights leader

“We know that limbo exists because we’ve all been there ourselves.”

-- Kenneth Woodward writing in The Wall Street Journal about the Vatican’s reevaluation of limbo

National Catholic Reporter, January 27, 2006

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