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Cover Stories

Bye-bye, Miss American pie

by Candi Cushman

Cover Story | As liberal cultural forces tug at the historic Miss America contest, some beauty queens say many pageants prefer that contestants abstain from having…

Cover Stories

Evolutionary changes?

by Candi Cushman

Cover Story | Last year, national Miss America Organization (MAO) executives, led by CEO Robert Beck, dropped a bombshell on their state counterparts by removing a…

In this issue: "The narrow runway," Oct. 14, 2000

Features

Texas chain saw

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Executives at the SBC's largest state affiliate attack conservative seminaries and agencies

Minefield to mission field

International | Ten years after Germany reunited, its eastern wing is ripe for more miracles

Dispatches

Quotables

We forbid any course that says we restrict free speech. Kathleen Dixon, director of the Women's Studies Department at Bowling Green State University in Ohio,

No Comment Zone

By The Editors

Rape suspects may soon have to take an HIV test if their accuser demands one. The House last week passed a bill requiring the tests, inspired by new drugs…

Ups & Downs of the Week

By The Editors

Benefits for homosexuals: The Human Rights Campaign, a homosexual group, reports that over 20 percent of Fortune 500 companies now offer health insurance…

The Buzz

By The Editors

California law allows state to police thought Thinking tanked Thinking thoughts that don't align with state-approved orthodoxy is now dangerous in California…

Columnists

Neighborhood burglars

By Joel Belz

The micro-managers are picking our pockets

Sermon on the mound

By Marvin Olasky

The 23rd Psalm outwizzes intellectual pop

Rock of offense

By Janie B. Cheaney

Reaction to a simple song reveals gospel truth

Culture

The Movies

By The Editors

Culture | The top 5 movies in popularity as measured by box office receipts for the weekend of Oct. 1

Whose mind needs opening?

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | A secularist respects evangelical colleges-for abandoning doctrine

The Music

By The Editors

Culture | The Top 5 "Internet album sales" CDs for the week ending Sept. 30, according to Billboard

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