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Issue: "50 family-friendly movies," June 28, 2003

Maybe there isn't as much wrong with professional sports as we think there is. Maybe the problem is us.

Ray Melick of the Birmingham Post-Herald commenting on the way more attention is paid to NBA "thugs" than to "nice guys" such as Tim Duncan of the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs.

Baseball helped make this a better country.

Larry Doby, the first black player in baseball's American League, on the sport's role in accelerating racial integration. Mr. Doby died last week at the age of 79.

No taxation without respiration.

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U.S. Rep. Tom Feeney (R-Fla.) arguing for repeal of federal estate taxes. The House voted last week to eliminate estate taxes.

Just because he's a man of God, that doesn't mean he should ... hit a person and hide.

Pauline Tsinnie, friend of a pedestrian who died after a hit-and-run accident led to a felony charge against Phoenix Catholic bishop Thomas J. O'Brien. Mr. O'Brien allegedly drove the car that struck Jim Lee Reed and then left him to die. Last week other bishops met in the wake of former Oklahoma governor Frank Keating's resignation as chairman of a review board established by the bishops to help them clean up problems. Mr. Keating wrote, "To resist grand jury subpoenas, to suppress the names of offending clerics, to deny, to obfuscate, to explain away; that is the model of a criminal organization, not my church."

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