Numbers: Apr. 30, 2007

MILITARY $16,000 Estimated cost to the U.S. military per new recruit--spent on bonuses and expenses such as advertising, college funds and other incentive programs--in 2005

$2.8 billion Current budget shortfall for meeting the needs of U.S. veterans, according to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee

OLYMPICS $1 Price of a student ticket for next year's Olympic Games in Beijing; 58% of all tickets will cost $13 or less

$55 Average ticket price for the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000

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