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Two wire story headlines, coming across the screen minutes apart, perform an unintended service. The first, from Washington: "Bush Unveiling Religious-BasedPlan." The second, from India: "Faith Keeps Quake Survivor Alive." A connection? Well, yes. It shouldn't be a revelation.
The Indian story comes from under the rubble of the awful, 7.9 magnitude earthquake that shook the Asian subcontinent Friday. As the death toll mounted into the thousand
s, here and there a survivor (a real survivor, not a TV contestant) was pulled to safety. For three days Kusumben Myacha lay immobile, her body pinned by cement blocks. Without food or water, the wire reported, she …