Bill Dedman

Quotes: Bill Dedman

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    Both CNN and NPR prohibit political activity by all journalists, no matter their assignment.
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    Brand names are well known to business school professors, but only one professor is a brand name herself. Call her Professor Oprah.
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    Cincinnati attracted its first permanent white settlers by flatboat in 1788. It took its name from the Society of Cincinnati, an organization of Revolutionary officers. That name came from Cincinnatus, the Roman farmer and general.
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    Cincinnatians support a symphony, an opera, a ballet, museums, many galleries and theater groups.
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    Disclosure of private e-mails from government officials has been a legal issue in many states.
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    Each year, at the typical nuclear reactor in the U.S., there's a 1 in 74,176 chance of an earthquake strong enough to cause damage to the reactor's core, which could expose the public to radiation. No tsunami required.
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    Even with good maps, there's no guarantee that the public will get the word about landslide hazards, or that state and local governments will take action to discourage or prevent building in dangerous areas.
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    Every scandal has its road kill: the pedestrians who stumble into the headlights of the oncoming 18-wheeler.
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    Fans love McGwire for his powerful physique, for his on-field hugs of his son, the part-time bat boy. He is Big Mac, or Paul Bunyan in Cardinals red with a white-ash bat instead of an ax.
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    Fans love Sosa for his exuberance, for the kisses he blows to his mother, wife and four children. He is Slammin' Sammy, a fairy-tale figure rising from poverty in the Dominican Republic to the 55th floor above Chicago's Lake Shore Drive.
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    Federal agencies that own bridges have some of the worst records for on-time inspections. Nearly 3,000 bridges owned by U.S. government agencies went more than two years between checkups.
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    Federal regulations forbid delaying inspections for fracture-critical bridges like the fallen Minneapolis bridge - the kind with a lack of redundancy in design, so that a single failure in a load-bearing part can cause the entire bridge to collapse.
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    FEMA says that it does not factor in previous losses into its decisions on applications to redraw the flood zones.
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    Firefighters go where they're needed, sometimes ignoring the dangers even when no one is inside a burning building to be saved.
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    Groups that advocate open government have argued that it's vital to know the names of White House visitors, who may have an outsized influence on policy matters.