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October 21, 2000

Vol.183 / No.12
Books
Clayton SinyaiOctober 21, 2000

The authors of America rsquo s Forgotten Majority Why the White Working Class Still Matters have set out to attack the conventional wisdom regarding the swing voter responsible for the election outcomes of the 1990 rsquo s Each recent election has produced a flurry of reports attributing the resul

Of Many Things
John W. DonohueOctober 21, 2000

Maine’s secretary of state sponsors a Web page offering lively information about this largest of the six New England states. Maine has an area of 33,215 square miles that include 17 million acres of forest and 31,000 acres of blueberries. It has a human population of 1.2 million and a moose po

The Word
John R. DonahueOctober 21, 2000

As the days shorten and the beautiful autumn colors begin to fade the church reminds us of both the splendor and frailty of Christian life Goodness and love of God and neighbor in the lives of countless and nameless holy ones have illumined our way but they have departed as we commemorate the fea

Faith in Focus
Valerie SchultzOctober 21, 2000

The girl who plows into my 13-year-old daughter as we stroll through the park at the annual Mountain Festival is solid. She is pierced with studs in odd places. Her tank top just covers her adolescent breasts. The force of her forward-pumping legs nearly knocks my daughter off her feet, and she stag

George M. AndersonOctober 21, 2000

What type of work have you been doing with refugees in Tanzania?Our presence in the camps as a team of Jesuit Refugee Service is first of all a service of presenceto be present to our sisters and brothers who are suffering in exile. It must be remembered that the majority of the refugees in all thre

Books
Peter HeineggOctober 21, 2000

Since the last of William F Cody rsquo s Wild West Shows was put on in 1916 scarcely anyone alive today can still remember them But for over 30 years those extravagant spectacles copyrighted in 1883 which featured live animals real Indians including for a time Sitting Bull and thunderous

News

Charities Denied Injunction in Contraceptives CaseA Sacramento Superior Court judge has denied a motion by Catholic Charities of Sacramento for a preliminary injunction to block a state law that includes most religious institutions in a requirement that employers pay for contraceptives in prescripti