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Issue: "Who's marching now?," Oct. 17, 1998

I'm a big evidence guy, and the evidence [supporting Christianity] was overwhelming to me. I came to the conclusion that we're here for a reason, and there was an eternal perspective greater than the day-to-day stuff we go through.

Atlanta Braves shortstop Walt Weiss in an Atlanta Journal and Constitution article, "Faith on the Field." Braves pitcher John Smoltz, one of the most successful pitchers in major-league baseball, was quoted as saying, "Nothing satisfies, except Christ."

I'm going to have to jump or I don't know what I'll do.

Kansas City resident Orlando Hudson, in a cellular phone call to his wife, as flood waters trapped his car on a bridge. Mr. Hudson ditched his car and clambered up to the nearest high ground he could find, a truck where four others had taken refuge. All five eventually were swept away. Mr. Hudson was found dead; he had left home to pick up medicine for his 3-year-old daughter.

I want to share this special day with friends, family, and even strangers.

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Patrick Ho of Singapore, who along with 13 other couples exchanged wedding vows over the Internet last week.

Volvo-driving-type liberals are looking for Kenneth Starr costumes. They want to support the president.

Mary Papayotou, owner of Chicago Costumes, responding to an Associated Press reporter inquiring about Halloween costume sales. AP reported that costumes depicting the president and Monica Lewinsky are the most popular this year.

Truth is synonymous with good. Truth is supposed to be good. Is it good to hurt people?

Monica Lewinsky to Linda Tripp, from evidence released last week by Congress.


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