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Issue Date:  April 28, 2006

Quotable & Notable

“Librarians and historians are having a fit.”

-- Lucy Dalglish of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press on attempts by the FBI to remove classified material that may be in the file of the late columnist Jack Anderson. His files are at the George Washington University library.

“You can’t cut a swath through the henhouse without ruffling some feathers.”

-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, quoted by New York Times columnist David Brooks

“If I’m attacked, they are going to get a mouthful of porcupine quills.”

-- Lincoln, Neb., Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz under pressure for not participating in audits to determine whether his diocese is in compliance with national policies on clergy sexual abuse the U.S. bishops adopted in 2002

The ACLU and the courts are “basically cleansing America of religion and particularly Christianity. It’s almost like a genocide.”

-- Richard Thompson, president of the Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center

Wal-Mart’s Urban Renewal

Headline atop a Businessweek article about the plan of retail giant Wal-Mart to open 50 stores in economically distressed metropolitan areas

“I’ve got two daughters … I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, funny -- a thousand things before ‘thin.’ ”

-- Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling writing about worries she has for her daughters growing up in “this skinny-obsessed world”

National Catholic Reporter, April 28, 2006

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