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Issue: "BMOC: Big mandate on campus," Sept. 14, 2002

For now we won't aid or abet satanic worship.

Kentucky prison official Lisa Carnahan on the suspension of satanic worship services for Green River Correctional Complex inmates.

It's kind of like selling sky boxes.

Lawrence Cunningham, professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, on the sale-for $3 million each-of rights to be buried in crypts beneath the new $190 million Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

Maybe it's good if God gives you something to think about every so often.

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Actor Charlton Heston, on learning that he has symptoms consistent with Alzheimer's disease.


Sen. JON KYL (R-Ariz.) on the Senate Judiciary Committee's party-line defeat of Texas Judge Priscilla Owen, one of President Bush's nominees to a federal appellate court seat. The American Bar Association unanimously awarded Judge Owen its highest "well-qualified" rating. Sen. Kyl said Judge Owen's rejection proved there was "no hope" for fairness or sanity in the Democrat-controlled Senate.

When ... 'none of the above' ... is a close second, it's an uncomfortable situation.

State Sen. Joe Neal, who won the Sept. 3 Nevada Democratic gubernatorial primary with just 36 percent of the vote. Nevada allows voters to cast a vote for "none of these candidates" to express displeasure with their choices. "None" received a quarter of the votes cast.


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