Numbers

29 Number of years Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay had been producing oil before BP temporarily shut down part of it because of pipe corrosion

14 Number of years since the pipelines had been cleaned and checked, with a device known as a smart pig


13% Percentage of 1,500 Internet users, ages 10 to 17, who said in a nationwide survey they had received unwanted sexual solicitations online, down from 19% in a similar survey conducted five years ago

14% Percentage of solicitations sent from off-line acquaintances, up from 3% in the previous survey


5 Number of Emmy nominees this year for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie, drawn from a pool of 41 contenders

14 Number of seconds nominee Ellen Burstyn appeared (in a flashback) in the HBO movie Mrs. Harris


15 Number of pounds that a person would gain annually by drinking an extra can of sugar-laden soda each day

15.8% Percentage of caloric intake that Americans get from added sugars–nearly half of which comes from nondiet soft drinks


Sources: New York Times; AP; National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (2); AP (2); American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2)From the Aug. 21, 2006 issue of TIME magazine