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Issue: "God, Caesar and taxes," April 17, 1999

I'm not calling myself Reggie White yet, but I've tried to become a better Christian, to show up at church and pay attention for a change.

Three-time NFL MVP quarterback Brett Favre on his resolution to quit drinking and become a better husband and father.

For Nazareth to cash in on the millennium will take some of the tolerance its most famous son preached here 2,000 years ago. In the modern Middle East, that seems about as likely as the Second Coming. Jesse Schulman, CBS News, Nazareth.

From the CBS Morning News, April 4.

She had a change of heart, thanks to Jesus.

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Newark, N.J., detective Rashid Sabur, crediting an ex-drug dealer-an eyewitness to a 1995 murder-who converted to Christ and recently identified the killer, solving the four-year-old case.

It's got to be told, Chevie. There's wrong and there's right. God won't let me live with it anymore. I'm very sorry.

Gloria Kehoe, in an Arkansas courtroom last week, testifying that her son, accused in a murderous plot to set up a whites-only country, once told her about killing a gun dealer and his family. Mrs. Kehoe said her son, Chevie, bragged that he put victims on "a liquid diet" by tossing their bodies into a bayou.

Their parents ... believed in this liberation through promiscuity and experience.... [These kids are] embracing the codes of conduct that their own parents rejected.

Twenty-three-year-old author Wendy Shalit, on this year's UCLA survey of college freshmen, taken annually since 1966, which shows record low approval-40 percent-of casual sex between unmarried people.


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