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Issue: "California: Bellwether state," Oct. 24, 1998

If your president is not worthy, if he has done something that is not worthy, it's not representing Scouting morals.

Scott Farnsworth, a Utah Boy Scout who doesn't want President Clinton's signature on his Eagle Scout certificate. Since 1910, Eagle Scout awards have carried the president's signature.

Christ's message was never supposed to depend on raffles and bingo.

Ken Chisholm, stewardship manager for the Boston Archdiocese, on parishoners' failure to tithe, in a Boston Globe article.

Reebok, the Independent Nike ... Hydrox, the Independent Oreo ... R.C., the Independent Coke.

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Posters displayed on the campus of Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.) mocking the college's new marketing slogan, Wesleyan, the Independent Ivy. Students who oppose the slogan say it suggests college officials are insecure about their image. "It sounds like a wannabe slogan," said one student. "I don't think we have to be an Ivy to show our academic strengths."

[You are a] despicable and depraved human being who doesn't deserve the gift of the children God gave you.

Kansas judge Rebecca Pilshaw while sentencing a defendant found guilty of multiple counts of beating the five women he lived with-his wife and her sister, his mistress and her sister, and a roommate-and forcing some of them to molest their own children while he watched. Two of the children were his. David Carroll's sentence: 111 years.

It sounds like a desperate act and cry for help.

Donald Potter, the former employer of Steve Simmons, a 38-year-old lawyer who faces bank robbery charges. Court records show Mr. Simmons filed for personal bankruptcy after falling thousands of dollars into credit card debt.

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