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Issue: "Digital Revolution," Nov. 27, 1999

They're overgrown fetuses who hit the panic button.

Internet columnist Matt Drudge, on Fox executives who wouldn't let him show a picture of a fetal surgery on his Fox News Channel show. Mr. Drudge refused to host the show.

Three thousand years ago in these hills, the psalmist said: 'When I consider the heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and stars, which Thou hast ordained, what is man that Thou art mindful of him?' It was just as humbling beneath those same heavens this evening. Walter Rodgers, CNN, in the Judean Hills of Israel.

CNN reporter describing the Leonid meteor shower for CNN viewers around the world.

To think that for an hour and 45 minutes, the gospel was shared all over the world is hard to believe. That wasn't the case when Diana died. That wasn't the case when JFK Jr. died.

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Golfer Paul Azinger, on Nov. 15, reflecting in the St. Petersburg Times on the funeral of his friend Payne Stewart.

We're persistent ... and we're not giving it up, but meanwhile, we have to have something to help people die.

Faye Girsh, director of the pro-suicide Hemlock Society, telling the Seattle Times of the need not only to keep alive the fight for assisted-suicide legislation but to develop suicide devices. Such devices include the "expirator," which provides a fatal dose of nitrogen gas, and the "debreather," which removes oxygen.

Either you is or you ain't.

David O'Connell, president of The Catholic University of America, on new guidelines handed down by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops urging Catholic higher education to be distinctly Catholic. Mr. O'Connell commented in USA Today that the guidelines would bring an end to the "salad-bar approach to Catholicism" by liberal institutions.


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