Numbers

IRAQ

46.9%

Percentage of press coverage of Iraq during the first 10 months of 2007 that dealt with acts of violence

4.6%

Percentage of press coverage of Iraq that dealt with "optimistic themes" in those months, according to a Pew Research Center study

SUBSIDIES

$88

Cost of a Montana flight from Lewiston to Billings and back on Big Sky Airlines

$1,343

Federal subsidy paid to the airline for each Lewiston-Billings round trip. The route, which averaged two passengers a day in 2006, is among those covered by a $110 million small-airports subsidy passed by Congress for 2008

TRAVEL

18.4 million

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