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Numbers: Aug. 29, 2005

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Consecutive life terms to which Dennis Rader, a.k.a. BTK, was sentenced, one for each person he confessed to murdering in Kansas from 1974 to 1991


Years before Rader, 60, would be eligible for parole


Moroccan prisoners of war, captured during the 30-year conflict over Western Sahara, sent home from Algeria last week


Average number of years the POWs were held, the longest-known internment of soldiers in modern history


Percentage of incoming freshmen who are academically prepared for college-level social-science courses, according to their ACT scores


Percentage of incoming freshmen who are prepared for college-level biology


Number (taken from the first eight digits after the decimal point in pi) of shares for sale in Google’s second public offering; the firm won’t say what it plans to do with the money


Amount Google said it planned to raise through its IPO last year, a tribute to the irrational number e

Sources: Associated Press (3); Moroccan American Center for Policy; USA Today (2); Los Angeles Times (2)

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