Forty-seven (47)

With the release of New Mexico’s quarter on 4/7, I’ve decided to start documenting *some* of the instances of 47 I encounter now and then (not all merit anyone’s notice). Note the new ’47’ category. mjh

A few examples from recent news…

UNM News Minute (an email notice) #474 was released on 4/7.
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MITCH ALBOM: FLASHBACK: If I’ve got 47 bags of nuts, I must be down under

“Let me say this. I have never seen two movies, one TV show and a short subject in a single day before. Not even on a rainy vacation day. I saw all that on the first leg of the plane trip. Two movies, a TV show and a short. And dinner, and breakfast, and a snack, and peanuts. The beverage cart? Forty- seven times. I saw it 47 times. That has to be some kind of record.”

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080204/COL01/80202024/1048/SPORTS
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47.5 percent: Americans who believe a recession is likely. “The survey also found that barely more than one in five gave President George W. Bush’s administration high marks for economic policy, and many voters thought they would be better off financially with a Democrat in the White House.”

http://www.americanprogressaction.org/progressreport/2008/01/pr20080116
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47 Killed as Insurgents Take Key Fort in NW Pakistan – washingtonpost.com
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‘Miracle’ Survivor of 47-Story Fall Was Saved by Physics
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=a8xVBVFeMbBo&refer=news
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VietNamNet – 47 percent of Vietnamese children get nursery education
“VietNamNet Bridge – Around 47 percent of Vietnamese children receive nursery education, ranking third in the Southeast Asia, according to the 2007 Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report’s (GMR) conducted by the UNESCO. ”
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/education/2008/01/764991/
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MyFox Colorado | Florida: Clinton 47%, Obama 29%
“The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Florida finds Senator Hillary Clinton leading Barack Obama 47% to 29%.”
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The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO – 9:47 a.m. Tax credits used to create 47 jobs in Nevada
“9:47 a.m. Tax credits used to create 47 jobs in Nevada” [mjh: A two-fer.]
http://www.joplinglobe.com/local/local_story_025104913.html
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47 of Vick’s pit bulls still are alive and recovering, guardian says | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com, By Robert McCabe

The 47 American Pit Bull Terriers that survived the Michael Vick dogfighting operation are in generally good shape and many are likely to end up being adopted, according to their court-appointed guardian/special master.
http://hamptonroads.com/2008/01/47-vicks-pit-bulls-still-are-alive-and-recovering-guardian-says
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timesofmalta.com – 47 ministers expected for EU-Arab League meeting in Malta
“The conference will group ministers from 47 countries and will be co-chaired by Malta as the host country and Slovenia and Saudi Arabia, who currently preside over the EU and the Arab League.”
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20080130/local/47-ministers-expected-for-eu-arab-league-meeting-in-malta
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Zenith National Profit Falls 47 Percent | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/5502619.html
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47 People Busted At Vermillion Keg Party | KSFY.com
http://www.ksfy.com/news/15046371.html

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