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Issue: "Space: Dawn of Discovery," Aug. 13, 2005

"There already has, of course, been a 'Conference on Power Sharing.' It took place in Philadelphia's Constitution Hall in 1787."

Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, in a 1983 White House memo, on a proposal by a House Democrat to hold a conference on power sharing between the branches of government.

"We, unlike the Europeans, have people in our big, empty churches."

Texas journalism student Clint Rainey, explaining in The Dallas Morning News why his generation isn't interested in seeker-friendly megachurches.

"A corporate merger."

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Salem, Mass., Mayor Stanley Usovicz on a plan to have a lemonade stand run by two boys become a subcontractor to an adult vendor who had complained about the competition. Police had shut down the boys' unlicensed stand.

"When aid money keeps coming, all our policy-makers do is strategize on how to get more. They forget about getting their own people working to solve these very basic problems."

James Shikwati of the Inter Region Economic Network, an African think tank, on the problem of politicians in Africa relying on foreign aid.


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