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Issue: "Remaking the family," March 6, 2004


John Hogan, president of Clear Channel Radio, on how he felt about airing the "Bubba the Love Sponge" show, which the FCC recently proposed fining $755,000 for indecency violations. "We were wrong to air that material," he told a House subcommittee. Clear Channel last week also announced that for similar reasons it would suspend broadcasts of the Howard Stern show on its 1,200 stations.

"This bill is just about justice."

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U.S. Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, which would recognize an attack on a pregnant woman as two crimes with two separate victims, the woman and her child.

"Truly horrific."

Boston Archbishop Sean O'Malley on findings, which he released last week, that 162 priests in the archdiocese have been accused of molestation since 1950.

"It's grand theft. Period."

San Diego County Supervisor Bill Horn on an anti-"sprawl" measure on the ballot this week in San Diego. It would place a 20-year ban on the subdivision of more than 1,000 square miles of land in San Diego County. "It's ... removing the ability to use that land for about 20 years without any compensation," said Mr. Horn.

"It's like a ballet, except it's the Green Bay Packers that are dancing. Logistics is brute force."

Army Brig. Gen. Jack Stoltz on the nearly 250,000 U.S. soldiers going to or coming from the war in Iraq, the largest such rotation of American forces in history.


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