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Wednesday, July 09, 2003

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  • Worker 'thankful' he wasn't 'sitting duck' during shooting

    by Michael Foust, posted Wednesday, July 09, 2003 (15 years ago)

    MERIDIAN, Miss. (BP)--On any normal day at the Lockheed Martin plant in Meridian, Miss., electrician Mark Roberts is several feet off the ground, on a hydraulic lift, working in the ceiling. On July 8, for some reason, he was not. Read More

  • Bush, D.C. mayor push for voucher program in nation's capital

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, July 09, 2003 (15 years ago)

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    In support of vouchers

    President Bush and Washington, D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams are pushing for the use of school vouchers in the nation's capital. Bush called it the "beginning of an experiment" that will show if "private school choice" can succeed. Photo courtesy of the White House

    WASHINGTON (BP)--The latest battleground for education choice is the country's capital.

          Washington, D.C., Mayor Anthony Williams is pushing school vouchers, with President Bush and members of Congress as his fellow advocates. His effort is drawing plenty of critics, however.

          "The reason I support vouchers is because I think things are improving in the school system, but we can't wait," Williams said July 8 in receiving this year's Urban Innovator Award from the Manhattan Institute's Center for Civic Innovation, CNS News reported. "Thousands of children can't wait until we do everything we need to do to improve the school system.

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  • British Columbia court lifts moratorium on same-sex 'marriage'

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, July 09, 2003 (15 years ago)

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BP)--A second Canadian province has cleared the way for homosexuals to "marry." The British Columbia Court of Appeal lifted a one-year moratorium on same-sex "marriages" July 8, following an Ontario court ruling that gives homosexuals within the province the right to "marry." Read More

  • New book by seminary professor explores Hebrew language, O.T.

    by Jerry Higgins, posted Wednesday, July 09, 2003 (15 years ago)

    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary professor and Hebrew scholar Mark Rooker has written a new book that explores the complexities and beauty of ancient Hebrew and the Old Testament. Read More

  • ANALYSIS: The implications of Lawrence v. Texas

    by Stephen R. Prescott, posted Wednesday, July 09, 2003 (15 years ago)

    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--In 1986, Michael Hardwick filed an action in federal court attempting to have the court declare Georgia's anti-sodomy law unconstitutional. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: What's wrong with borrowing?

    by Larry Burkett, posted Wednesday, July 09, 2003 (15 years ago)

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (BP)--Doesn't the Bible say, "Neither a borrower nor a lender be"? Well, that might be good common sense, but it's not from God's Word; Benjamin Franklin said it in Poor Richard's Almanac. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: What should we do with affirmative action?

    by Terriel Byrd, posted Wednesday, July 09, 2003 (15 years ago)

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (BP)--The 1954 Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education altered forever the course of education in the United States. The decision nearly a half-century ago insured race as a valid method by which to justify leveling the field of equal access for African Americans into the mainstreams of the educational processes of the country. Read More