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The Page That Counts :: Fall 2008

American flag

Number of states whose lawmakers have moved to restrict sales of foreign-made American flags: 10 [1]

Value of U.S. flags imported in 2007: $4.7 million [2]

 


 

Now Hiring Sign

Percentage of women recommended for hire based on resumés created by researchers for a recent study: 84

Percentage of women recommended for hire when otherwise identical resumés indicated they were mothers: 46.8

Percentage of men recommended for hire based on resumés created for the study: 61.7

Percentage of men recommended for hire when otherwise identical resumés indicated they were fathers: 73.4 [3]

 


 


Number of stay-at-home moms in the United States in 2006: 5.6 million [4]

Number of stay-at-home dads in the United States in 2006: 159,000 [5]

 


 


Amount of asparagus, in pounds, that the winner of this year’s World Deep-Fried Asparagus-Eating

Competition consumed: 8.8 [6]

Time, in minutes, of the contest: 10 [7]

 


 

car

Number of full-size sport utility vehicles GM sold in 2002, the peak selling year for the vehicles: 600,000

Number of full-size SUVs GM is on track to sell this year: less than 250,000

Number of truck and SUV production plants GM will close in an effort to shift production to smaller vehicles: 4 [8]

 


 


Estimated number of centenarians in the United States in November 2007: 84,331

Projected number of centenarians in the United States in 2040: 580,605 [9]

 


 


Number of journalists killed in Iraq since 2003 as of July 2008: 130 [10]

Number of journalists killed during World War II: 69

Number of journalists killed during the 20-year conflict in Vietnam and Cambodia: 63 [11]

 


 


Number of magazines about cats in 2007: 13

Number of magazines about dogs in 2007: 69

Number of magazines about horses in 2007: 141 [12]

 


 

From the United Nations Environment Programme's Billion Tree Campaign Album. Visit www.unep.org/billiontreecampaign

Original tree-planting goal of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Billion Tree Campaign: 1 billion

The number of trees planted within the campaign’s first 18 months: 2 billion

The campaign’s new goal of trees to be planted by the end of 2009: 7 billion [13]

 


 

 

 

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States: 68
Percentage of Iranians who strongly support a
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The souped-down 1959 Opel T-1 that achieved 376.59 miles per gallon in a 1973 contest. Photo by Cosmopolitan Motors
Summer 2008

Miles per gallon a car got in a 1973 contest sponsored by Shell: 376.59

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  1. “Oh Say, Is That Banner Made in the U.S.A.?” Kim Mendelsohn, Stateline.org, May 5, 2008.
    http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentId=306558

  2. “The Fourth of July 2008,” U.S. Census Bureau, May 5, 2008.
    http://www.census.gov/PressRelease/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/011920.html

  3. “Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty?” Shelley J. Correll, Stephen Benard and In Paik, American Journal of Sociology, March 2007.
    http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/511799

  4. “Mother’s Day: May 11, 2008,” U.S. Census Bureau, March 13, 2008.
    http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/011633.html

  5. “Father’s Day: June 15, 2008,” U.S. Census Bureau, April 17, 2008.
    http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/011778.html

  6. “Joey Owns Stockton,” International Federation of Competitive Eating, April 26, 2008.
    http://www.ifoce.com/news.php?action=detail&sn=590

  7. “Competitive Champs to Vie for Fried Asparagus Title,” Stockton Asparagus Festival, 2008.
    http://www.asparagusfest.com/Fun/Activities/deep_fried_competition.htm

  8. “G.M. Shifts Focus to Small Cars in Sign of Sport Utility Demise,” Bill Vlasic, The New York Times, June 4, 2008.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/04/business/04motors.html?pagewanted=1&hp

  9. “Older Americans Month: May 2008,” U.S. Census Bureau, March 3, 2008.

  10. “Iraq: Journalists in Danger,” Committee to Project Journalists, May 30, 2008.
    http://www.cpj.org/Briefings/Iraq/Iraq_danger.html

  11. “59 Journalists Who Died Covering the News in 2005 Added to Journalists Memorial,” The Freedom Forum, May 3, 2006.
    http://www.freedomforum.org/templates/document.asp?documentID=18086

  12. “Number of Magazines by Category,” American Society of Magazine Editors, January 2008.
    http://www.magazine.org/editorial/editorial_trends_and_magazine_handbook/1145.cfm

  13. “Billion Tree Campaign to Grow into the Seven Billion Tree Campaign,” United Nations Environment Programme, May 13, 2008. http://www.unep.org/Documents.Multilingual/Default.asp?DocumentID=535&ArticleID=5806&l=en

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