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November 07, 1999
The FBI's Project Megiddo: Laying the Ground Work for Another Waco?

FBI officials recently converged on a meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in North Carolina. Their mission? To communicate to the law enforcement...

October 31, 1999
Generation X and the Search for Truth

Timothy McVeigh was 27 years old when he vented his rage against society by massacring 168 people in the Oklahoma City bombing in April 1995. Four years later, 18-year-ol...

October 24, 1999
Who Will Care for the Children?

One merely has to scan the headlines to see the plight many young pregnant women face: an infant girl was found in a toilet at Disney World, the umbilical cord wrapped ar...

October 17, 1999
Nowhere to Hide: The Shrinking Realm of Personal Privacy

Recently in the Midwest, a prosecutor ventured into a brave new world while working on a rape case. Dating from 1993, the statute of limitations in this case was in dange...

October 14, 1999
McCarthyism, '90s Style: Six Days Behind Bars for Writing a Story

When I was 10 years old, my schoolteacher gave me and my classmates an assignment. "Write a story," she said. "Use your imagination."Then, as now, I was an avid film buff...

October 10, 1999
Running Scared: Family Forced to Flee Country

On April 27, 1999, Wallis and Debby Hines threw some diapers and a few other necessities in the back of their station wagon, strapped their infant son into his child seat...

October 04, 1999
Double Jeopardy Does Not Allow You to Commit Murder

"No person shall be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life and limb."The Fifth Amendment to the United States ConstitutionLibby Parsons lives an...

September 27, 1999
Whatever Happened to Country Music?

"Don't lose sight of our roots," Vince Gill, host of the 1999 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards in Nashville, said. "They're important to us."Gill obviously realize...

September 20, 1999
We Want to Believe

On its opening weekend, I went to see the supernatural horror film, Stigmata. The focal point of the movie is a young woman who physically experiences wounds similar to t...

September 13, 1999
Does More Intelligence Make People Better?

In the midst of a banner year for biotechnology, scientists from Princeton University recently unveiled the latest genetic breakthrough. This supposed leap forward involv...

September 06, 1999
Columbine High Bans Religious Messages For Slain Students

The parents and relatives of the students who were slain in the Columbine shooting have now suffered yet another crushing blow. In addition to having to deal with the cru...

August 30, 1999
Do We Really Need Maximum Security Schools

Students recently returned to Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado to began a new school year in a building that resembled a correctional facility more than an in...

August 24, 1999
Teacher Declared

"Where are we going as a nation when a teacher who answers questions about God is fired within a few days, while a pedophile is merely transferred?" asked Rep. Tom DeLay,...

August 16, 1999
Family Farms are Headed for Extinction

Chris Thureen, a grain farmer in Minnesota's Red River Valley, spent his life on a farm that has been in his family since 1886. But last year Thureen, along with four oth...

August 09, 1999
Getting Rid of the Unfit

Billboards are sprouting up across the country, advertising a $200 cash giveaway to drug addicts. The "catch" is that recipients must undergo sterilization. This cash-for...

August 02, 1999
Woodstock: Peace and Love -- or Commercialism

Although hip-hop and heavy metal largely replaced rock 'n' roll as the musical genre of this year's festival, Woodstock '99 and Woodstock '69 were surprisingly similar. U...

July 26, 1999
Photo Police: Big Brother Invades Our Privacy

The greatest threat to our freedom in the coming millennium is technology, or more specifically, its misuse. Unfortunately, many new devices already in use are paving the...

July 19, 1999
Student Sentenced To One-Year Expulsion For Possession of Nail Clippers

Tawana Dawson, a 15-year-old student at Pensacola High School in Florida, has been expelled for the 1999-2000 school year for bringing nail clippers to class. Why was thi...

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