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Issue: "UN's abuse of power," July 24, 2004

"$1,047,938." The average selling price of an apartment in Manhattan during the second quarter of 2004, according to a report last week by Miller Samuel, Inc. The price broke the million-dollar mark for the first time and is up 20 percent from last year. The average price of a two-bedroom apartment was $1.34 million. "The money's just icing on the cake. But there seems to be a lot of icing." Record-setting Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings on the enjoyment of participating in the game show. As of last week, Mr. Jennings had won $1,004,960 in 30 straight Jeopardy! victories. "I knew I was not being a good steward of my body." Baptist pastor and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on the spiritual aspects of obesity. Gov. Huckabee has lost 105 pounds in the last year. "We were used to such things in the communist days." Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, after watching the Michael Moore documentary Fahrenheit 9/11. He predicted that the film would have little impact on public opinion in the nation: "Everybody has open eyes and can understand that this is propaganda."

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