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Issue: "School vouchers debate," May 15, 1999

We said a prayer that God would watch over us.

Oklahoma City resident Sherrie Conley, telling the Daily Oklahoman how she, her husband, and two sons had huddled in their hallway linen closet for protection from the deadly tornado last week. Mrs. Conley told the paper that after the storm passed, she discovered the closet was the only thing left standing in the family's home.

To see people like that-their faith is really not just for the good times but faith for all time.

Paul Mount, pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church in Bourbonnais, Ill., who helped counsel families of those who died in the Amtrak crash in March. Mr. Mount said he was awed by the faith of the Lipscomb family, who lost two young daughters, a family friend, and the friend's granddaughter. Rather than talk about anger at God, the Lipscombs discussed their belief that God will see them through the dark days and months ahead.

It seemed OK for me to cheat because I knew the information, I knew I was working hard at this class, but yet I was still failing.

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One student, quoted anonymously in the San Diego Union-Tribune, who was caught in a cheating scandal in a San Diego State University ethics class. Twenty-five SDSU business students received an "F" for cheating. They represent about a third of enrollees in a business ethics course. All were given failing grades for the course and most were placed on probation.

It does bother me when I read that more teenagers can name the Three Stooges than can name the three branches of the federal government.

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, in a speech to the Tulsa, Okla., Bar Association.

People trust their kids with the Internet, but they don't trust the Internet with their kids.

Researcher Joseph Turow, who released a survey of parents' attitudes about the Internet.


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