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'My advice is: Don't eat the cherry tomatoes.'

* Douglas Ricci, who teaches dining etiquette at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. Lessons on formal dining are on the rise at universities to help prepare students for the corporate world and conducting business socially. [Associated Press, April 26)

'It is difficult but you get used to it. It has become part of our daily lives. Just like eating, sleeping, there is bombing.'

* Naba S. Hamid, a professor at Baghdad University, on living in Iraq amid car bombs and kidnappings. In reaction to the violence, many Iraqis have modified their daily routines. (The New York Times, May 6)

'I have no problem with people quietly sending an e-mail or surfing the Internet in church, as tong as they respect the church.'

* Reverend Keith Kimber of St. John's Rectory in Cardiff, Wales, where congregants now have Internet access during church services. (Reuters, May 31)
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Title Annotation:SOUNDBITES
Publication:New York Times Upfront
Date:Sep 5, 2005
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