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Cover Story

Murder in the 1st

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | Shocking 1st-grade classroom slaying of Kayla Rolland, 6: a family's tragedy and a nation's shame

In this issue: "1st-grade murder," March 11, 2000

Features

TECHNOLOGY: Strange new world?

National | Radicals are dreaming of changing human nature through emerging technologies

The Babitsky affair

International | Official lies over the kidnapping of a journalist suggest Russian freedoms are in jeopardy

Keep the chaplaincy

Commentary | Legislators and their families rely on this historic institution

TECHNOLOGY: Joining the digital age

By Chris Stamper

National | The IRS and foreign casinos are using the Net to get your money; Windows 2000 hits store shelves; monitoring your health online; and the ubiquitous cell phone

THE PRESIDENCY: The Hermitage heritage

By Marvin Olasky

National | Jackson: Remembering a Christian statesman

WRESTLING: Gone are the good guys

National | Professional "wrestling" goes postmodern

PROFILE: Southern Baptist scribe

By Candi Cushman

National | Bestselling novelist John Grisham doesn't flinch from portraying Christian conversions

PROFILE: Underestimating evil?

By Lynn Vincent

National | After three decades behind bars, former Manson follower-turned-Christian believer Bruce Davis thinks the state has punished him enough-but is reconciled to…

POLITICS: Straight talk veers left

By Bob Jones

National | Embarrassed McCain backers say their man went too far in his Falwell-Robertson criticism

WASHINGTON: What's up with gas prices?

By Cal Thomas

National | Taxes, actually. While the price of gasoline held steady over the last decade, the tax per gallon skyrocketed

NEWS MEDIA: The village journalists

By Tim Graham

National | Why the Hillary race is crowding out all others

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: 'The clean-up person'

By Marvin Olasky

National | Four years later, Hannah Hawkins still labors in obscurity, cleaning up government welfare's messes

ADOPTION: Adoption under attack

By Les Sillars

National | A young girl's tragedy becomes a PR bonanza for those urging the rights of homosexuals to adopt

Dispatches

The Buzz

By The Editors

Greenspan: Another rate hike coming to cool economy Chill out Will Alan Greenspan freeze the bull market? The Federal Reserve chairman is sending strong…

Quotables

I guess we're not as hip as Ally McBeal . Matthew Tully, a Congressional Quarterly reporter, discussing with USA Today the reluctance of progressive, sophisticated…

Reviews

CULTURE BEAT: Rappers get religion

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Will their faith bear fruit in new behavior and less offensive lyrics?

MUSIC: Christian jazz?

Culture | Dave Brubeck breaks barriers with his music

kids'books

By The Editors

Culture | This year's five winners of American Library Association awards for children's books

Video Rentals

By David Aikman

Culture | The top 5 videos in popularity as measured by rental receipts for the week ended Feb. 20

Television

By The Editors

Culture | The top 5 TV series in popularity as measured by the most recently available A.C. Nielsen ratings Each share represents average prime-time audience,

Voices

Mailbag

Role models I was glad to see the article on Kurt Warner and the Rams ("Warner brothers," Feb. 12). I heard him speak at a Billy Graham Crusade in St. Louis,

Slipping away

By Andrée Seu

How politics trumps conviction that is not based on truth

Getting the order right

By Joel Belz

The BJU controversy: Facing up to some unpleasant business

Impropriety?

By Marvin Olasky

Choosing whether to have my right leg or left leg cut off

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