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Issue: "An evolving debate," May 21, 2005

"God wasn't quite as controversial then as He is now."

Joan of Arcadia creator Barbara Hall, trying to explain her TV show's big drop in ratings its second season. The show did better, she said, "before we lived in a theocracy."

"My only hope is that people come out of the memorial different than when they entered."

Israeli ambassador to Germany Shimon Stein on the new Holocaust memorial in Berlin. Dedicated May 11, it features a haunting field of 2,711 gray gravestone-like slabs at odd angles on uneven ground.

"81 percent."

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Portion of eighth-graders in New York City who flunked the state's basic social studies exam.

"Your wife is sick of you, but the kids love it."

Locked-out NHL defenseman Chris Pronger of the St. Louis Blues on the unusual amount of time he spends at home.

"I am the last Democratic presidential candidate who advertised on Christian radio."

Former President Bill Clinton in an address to students at Brown University.


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