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Numbers: Apr. 11, 2005

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$43,656 Average salary of college-educated Asian-American women in 2003

$41,066 Average salary of college-educated black American women in 2003

$37,761 Average salary of college-educated white American women in 2003

8.7 Magnitude of last week’s earthquake off the Indonesian coast, about half the power of the 9.0 shock last December that created the massive tsunami

110 miles Distance between the centers of last week’s earthquake and the one in December

$51.6 million Total compensation John Antioco, CEO of the Blockbuster video-rental chain, received in 2004

$1.25 billion Amount Blockbuster lost last year; the company saw its stock fall 47% in 2004 and just announced plans to lay off 300 workers

4 Number of matchbooks you can carry onto an airliner under new Transportation Security Administration rules

0 Number of cigarette lighters you can carry onto a flight

Sources: Chicago Sun-Times (3); New York Times; USA Today; New York Post; AP; Reuters (2)

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