Quotation Marks

Recent comments from President Bush, a Mississippi imam, and others.
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"In my wildest hopes, I could only have dreamed of a discovery as fragile and rare as this."
Patrick Wallace, director of the National Museum in Dublin, on discovery of a 1,200-year-old Book of Psalms, uncovered by a bulldozer in a bog. Wallace called the find an "Irish equivalent to the Dead Sea Scrolls."
"We don't support abortion. I don't know why they would attach us on that issue."
Shaheed Muhammad, an imam in Jackson, Mississippi, after members of Operation Save America burned a Qur'an at an anti-abortion rally.
"For the coach, who is looked at as the glue to hold all of this together and foster team spirit, to not be allowed to participate in these traditions—even in the passive way—just doesn't seem right."
U.S. District Judge Dennis Cavanaugh, ruling that East Brunswick High School, New Jersey, football coach Marcus Borden can join in student-led, student-initiated prayer.
"If we are to find the right ways to advance ethical medical research, we must also be willing when necessary to reject the wrong ways."
President George W. Bush, vetoing a bill that would fund embryonic stem-cell research.
"Nonprofit organizations must earn the privilege to keep their tax-exempt status."
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, arguing that Congress should do more to regulate nonprofit groups, especially regarding executive compensation, political activity, and financial transparency.


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Sources: National Museum, Clarion-Ledger, Associated Press, White House, The Hill.

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