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Issue: "The tolerance police," Dec. 19, 1998

It reminds you that all most of us do for a living is pass around information in bits and bytes. No electricity, and civilization ends as we know it.

Financial analyst Peter Ryder on the six-hour power outage in San Francisco.

I think the main evidence is the one he provided to the whole country.

Detroit-area prosecutor John Skyzynzki, outlining his evidence (a tape of CBS's 60 Minutes) to support murder-one charges against Jack Kevorkian. The presiding judge last week ruled there is enough evidence to merit a trial. Dr. Kevorkian is believed to have injected 52-year-old Thomas Youk with a fatal dose of potassium chloride at Mr. Youk's home on Sept. 17.

Everybody wants to be loved. It's just that we all have different definitions of love.

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Boxer Mike Tyson, in an interview last week with The New York Times, the first since his boxing license was reinstated. Mr. Tyson, in training for a Jan. 16 match, has moved to Arizona, where he had to register with local officials under a state sex-offender law.

Let us not forget that the heritage of this holiday is one of recognizing Jesus Christ coming into this world, and it should not be overly offensive for people to recognize that.

Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, criticizing ACLU activists who continue to battle Christian Christmas displays in the public square.

Let us not forget that the heritage of this holiday is one of recognizing Jesus Christ coming into this world, and it should not be overly offensive for people to recognize that.

Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, criticizing ACLU activists who continue to battle Christian Christmas displays in the public square.

To subject our services to such debased leadership is nothing less than the collective spit of the entire nation upon our faces.

Maj. Daniel J. Rabil, a Marine reservist from Phoenix, in a letter to the editor of The Washington Times. Last week, Maj. Rabil was demoted-"transferred," according to Marine Reserves officials-for writing the letter. After learning of the action, Maj. Rabil said, "It's always worth doing what you believe is the right thing."

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