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Issue: "Paying with your life," April 4, 1998

I believe God puts us in positions. He put me in two with Kentucky. One we won. One we lost. I thank God for putting me there.

Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski on his team's 86-84 loss to Kentucky last weekend.

Homosexuality is a decision. It's not a race.

Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Reggie White, in a speech to the Wisconsin legislature urging racial reconciliation. Mr. White said he was "offended" by attempts by gay activists to link their struggle to the cause of black civil rights. A New York Times article suggested the speech may have hurt his chances to become a sports commentator with CBS or Fox.

To everything there is a season.... The season of silence must end.

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Pollster Frank Luntz in a "confidential" memo he handed to GOP lawmakers last week urging a change in the way Republicans handle scandal allegations against the president. At the same time, the memo advises, lawmakers should "not talk about 'resignation' or 'impeachment.' Do not even mention those words."

But it is good for us.

Hannah Davidson of the Oregon Death With Dignity Legal Defense and Education Center.

We live in a political world, and the reality is there are larger issues other than just individual behavior.

Anita Hill, on NBC's Meet the Press, urging feminists to consider the president's politics before judging his character.

This marks the first day in history when a society sits idly by and lets someone kill themselves with the help of a doctor.

Gayle Atteberry, executive director of Oregon Right to Life, on the first semipublic test of the state's doctor assisted suicide law. A cancer-stricken grandmother in her 80s swallowed a brandy and barbiturate mixture to kill herself last week.


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