WASHINGTON -- President Bush signed a $22 billion energy spending bill Friday in a Rose Garden ceremony arranged specially to celebrate the additional year of funding the bill grants the Superconducting Super Collider.

Calling the collider "the cornerstone of our agenda to keep America at the forefront of science," the President added, "The super collider is to basic research what the All-Star game is to baseball. Already it has brought together the finest scientific minds in the world."

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