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David Wise with his wife and daughter.
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David Wise with his wife and daughter.



Issue: "Inside the wire," March 22, 2014

‘Alternative lifestyle’

NBC headline profiling Olympic halfpipe gold medalist David Wise, who, at 23, “has a wife,” “a two-year-old daughter,” and “attends church regularly.” Said the report, “At such a young age, Wise has the lifestyle of an adult.”

‘It’s like throwing a car every second.’

Henning Bråtebæk, operations director at Oslo (Norway) Airport, on the airport’s use of the world’s largest self-propelled snowblowers. The TV2000 reportedly can blow 10,000 tons of snow per hour more than 150 feet.

‘I keep waiting for President Obama to call me and say, “Hey, thanks for saving our bacon here.”’

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, on his state’s leading the nation in job creation during the sluggish Obama years.

‘More than $40,000’

The debt accumulated by more than 25 percent of students receiving a Master of Divinity in 2011, according to a study by the Center for the Study of Theological Education at Auburn Theological Seminary. Five percent had more than $80,000 in debt.

‘Do not develop strategies that are based on any assumption that the U.S. or EU will demonstrate assertive leadership to deter Russian aggression.’

Amr al-Azm, a U.S.-based member of the Syrian opposition and a professor at Shawnee State University, on advice he would give to Ukrainians.

‘I am very worried about getting skewered or over-promising here on something we know full well we won’t deliver.’

Memo from 1994 between two Clinton White House aides on the importance of not promising Americans that they would be able to choose their health plans and doctors under President Clinton’s proposed healthcare overhaul.

‘Rome wasn’t unbuilt in a day either.’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, to a question about his weight.


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