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Issue: "Exodus from Disney," Nov. 7, 1998

To go from laying tile on my knees in Las Vegas and being humbled to today-being on Monday Night Football, coming into Green Bay and beating a team that doesn't lose at home and has the No. 1 defense-it's nothing but God. I'm just trying to stay in line with what he has me doing.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Randall Cunningham, who racked up 442 passing yards and tossed four touchdowns.

Mitch is closing in and God help us.

Monterrey Cardenas, mayor of Utila, Honduras, on the approaching hurricane.

So help me God.

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Declaration on Christian County, Mo., personal property tax forms that offended an atheistic resident, Robert Oliver. With the assistance of the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, Mr. Oliver is suing the state and county to remove the phrase from the forms.

When it comes to loyalty and stand-by-your-man things, you've gotten this into the media enough times.

California Superior Court Judge Leslie Light to a friendly witness in the Susan McDougal embezzlement trial. Judge Light stopped the witness-Ms. McDougal's fiancé-as he tried to end his testimony with a ringing defense of Ms. McDougal as a loyal woman who refused to "lie" about President Clinton. The judge said he would not allow any discussion of Whitewater or independent counsel Kenneth Starr: "We are not going into it by the front door, the back door, the chimney, or by Star Trek teletransporter."

What a price to pay for smelling nice.

Keith Capewell, father of a 16-year-old boy so obsessed with personal hygiene that his overuse of spray deodorant killed him. Jonathan Capewell of Manchester, England, had 10 times the lethal dosage of propane and butane in his blood when he suffered a fatal heart attack. The boy's father said his son used so much deodorant that family members could not just smell it, "we could taste it."


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