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Issue: "The fewer and the proud," April 23, 2005

"There is no doubt in my mind there is a living God. And no doubt in my mind that Lord, Christ, was sent by the Almighty."

President George W. Bush to reporters on Air Force One after he attended Pope John Paul II's funeral.

"It was obvious He left me here for something."

Carolyn Thomas of Waco, Texas, on why God allowed her to survive a disfiguring gunshot wound to the face when her boyfriend shot her and shot and killed her mother in 2003. The shooter, Terrence Dewaine Kelly, is currently on trial, and Ms. Thomas speaks to students and church groups about domestic violence.

"I know why I'm here: to help women in domestic violence situations."

"Why are they considering him to be a victim when he killed everybody?"

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Victoria Brun, sister of slain Red Lake High School security guard Derrick Brun, on the Red Lake Tribal Council's April 13 decision to give $5,000 to the family of Jeff Weise, the 16-year-old gunman who killed seven people at the reservation school and then killed himself. The money will come from a memorial fund made up of donations given in response to the shooting.

"You know, you do anything for your kids."

Rhonda Miller, relative of Jeffrey Robertson, a Canton, Texas, man who on April 7 shot and wounded his son's high-school football coach, Gary Joe Kinne.


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