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Issue: "The waiting game," March 22, 2008

"26 percent"

Share of American girls ages 14-19 who have at least one sexually transmitted disease, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"Of course it would be good to chop off that paw, like in the Middle Ages."

Russian President Vladimir Putin, on how Russia should handle the rampant problem of corruption and bribe-taking among Russian bureaucrats.

"If you're going to send your kids to Caesar, you're going to get Romans back."

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Ron Gleason, pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Yorba Linda, Calif., who is spearheading a movement in Southern California to encourage Christians to withdraw their children from government schools.

"I can't even say 'hello' or 'goodbye' to my Arab customers right now."

Jerusalem café owner Yaron Kortik, on heightened tensions after recent terrorist violence in the area.

"He just flat forgot about her."

Washington County, Ark., chief deputy Jay Cantrell on a bailiff who inadvertently left a woman in a small holding cell without food or water for four days, beginning March 6. The woman is recovering from the ordeal, and the bailiff has been placed on administrative leave.

"You don't often have an opportunity in life to provide people with the answers to questions that they have always wanted to know the answer to."

Peter Sketel, one of two hikers who discovered the frozen remains of World War II airman Ernest G. Munn, who vanished over the Sierra Nevada mountain range on a training mission in 1942. Using DNA, the frozen remains were identified this month and Munn's three sisters, now in their 80s, plan a burial service in May.

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