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Issue: "Faith-based about-face," Aug. 27, 2005

"If Social Security were a worker instead of a government program, it probably would have retired several years ago."

Heritage Foundation president Edwin Feulner. The popular social program turned 70 on Aug. 15, but Mr. Feulner points out that without reform "we'll eventually have to require each married couple to support the benefits of one retiree while still paying their own household expenses."

"$180,000."

The amount that officials at Lincoln Cathedral in England accepted from producers of the film version of The Da Vinci Code to have the building double as Westminster Abbey in the movie. Westminster Abbey refused to allow filming on its premises.

"There is an air of condescension toward that grubby thing, belief."

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Commentator Peggy Noonan, on what bothers her about the "fervid friendship" between former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush.

"Everyone in the store knew when it was 12:15, when my Hamburger Happy Meal Man was coming through."

Lori Sherbondy of Irwin, Pa., on meeting and then flirting daily with Ken Sinchar at the drive-thru window of the McDonald's restaurant where she worked. A judge married the couple at the restaurant last week, with the groom in his car and the bride at the drive-thru window.

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