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Issue Date:  January 11, 2008

Quotable & Notable

“I’ve been going as far as listening to NPR on my way home.”

-- Drew Appelbaum, 25, telling Newsday that he felt “lost” while satirical, spoof news programs “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” were in repeats due to the TV writers’ strike

“We’re peeling back the burqa on unbelief.”

-- Nathan Bupp, spokesman for the Amherst, N.Y.-based Center for Inquiry, on the growth of atheism and more visitors at his group’s “inquiry centers,” which serve as an alternative to church buildings

“There’s still a lot of money that has to go somewhere and investment in oil is still totally in fashion.”

-- Gerrit Zambo, an oil trader in Munich, Germany, explaining Jan. 2, the day oil traded for $100 a barrel, why he thinks the price could reach $115 a barrel this quarter

600 snow-shovels and salt

-- Reportedly part of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign arsenal to help Iowans to the caucuses Jan. 3

“All that is being requested of New Jersey is to say three simple words, ‘We are sorry.’ ”

-- New Jersey Assemblyman William Payne, sponsor of a measure that would apologize for slavery

National Catholic Reporter, January 11, 2008

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