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Issue: "Lebanon: Democracy now," Feb. 26, 2005

"People are not going to modify their sexual habits . . . until they see their friends dying again."

Homosexual author and AIDS activist Gabriel Rotello on whether homosexual men will change their behavior in the face of a virulent new strain of AIDS diagnosed in New York City.

"Frank is now dead and gone."

David Dingman-Grover, 9, who named his large brain tumor "Frank." He gained national attention when his parents auctioned "Frank Must Die" stickers on eBay to pay for surgery. Doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center removed the tumor Feb. 2 and a biopsy last week revealed that David is cancer-free.

"History cautions that people experiencing long periods of relative stability are prone to excess."

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Testimony from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan before Congress last week, noting that the personal saving rate has dropped to an all-time low of 1 percent.

"We hadn't noticed."

Wall Street Journal editorial on the announcement last week that the National Hockey League would cancel its season after a long postponement due to labor troubles.


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