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Issue: "Life is not a party," Oct. 3, 1998


The same USA Today article quoting a Christian goods manufacturer and distributor who hopes his new acronym-for "Fully Rely on God"-will catch on.

As long as [Tyson] doesn't look at some ink-blot test in the next 10 days and see the shape of Evander Holyfield's once-bitten right ear, he's going to get his license back.

Las Vegas sports columnist Joe Hawk on the Nevada Athletic Commission's decision last week to order psychological testing on former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson. The commission on Oct. 3 will reconsider its ruling banning Mr. Tyson from boxing for life.

We thought it was a little weird.

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Spokeswoman for Visa/Plus ATM Network, which conducted a poll asking Americans which new face they would like to see on U.S. currency. The top vote-getter: Bill Clinton, who beat out Ronald Reagan by a percentage point.

I prayed hard. Suddenly, a wave tossed me right inside a cave. If I had crashed on the rocks instead, I would have been killed.

Filipino pastor Ernesto Casane, one of the 454 people aboard the ferry that sank in a storm last week outside Manila Bay. Mr. Casane and three others took shelter in the cave; they drank rain water to stay alive while awaiting a rescue that came four days later. About 100 were left dead or remained missing.

The head of the most important country is accounting for breaking the law, just like any ordinary person.
I hope this will be a lesson to us in the Third World.

Ali al-Baghli, former Kuwaiti oil minister, after seeing President Clinton's grand jury testimony on TV.

Jesus happens to be one of the good guys out there that they haven't been able to pin anything on yet.

Gerald Celente of Trends Research Institute in USA Today, on why WWJD? bracelets are selling well.


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