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Issue: "Africa: The new frontier," July 16, 2005

"Honey, you make me hot."

Todd Grannis of Grants Pass, Ore., who performed a stunt on July 4 in which he wrapped himself in a gasoline-soaked cape, set himself on fire, and jumped 10 feet into a swimming pool before proposing to girlfriend Malissa Kusiek. She said yes.

"Something must be done, even if it doesn't work."

Live8 concert series organizer Bob Geldof on trying to help Africa through debt relief and government aid.

"You can't find them in Iraq."

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Iraqi blogger Omar Fadhil writing about people who demand that coalition forces set a date for leaving Iraq. "On the streets, such demands are not popular among everyday Iraqis," he said.

"There is no fear anymore. No one fears the letters USA across the jersey."

Sports agent Marc Cornstein on the end of U.S. dominance of international basketball. Seven foreign players were taken in the first round of the NBA draft on June 28, including Australian Andrew Bogut, the top pick in the draft. "It's just like soccer," said Mr. Bogut. "It's a global game.


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