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March 28, 2002


Wallowing in corruption   Fox News Channel chatterer Bill O'Reilly's special about kids and the media convinces us of one thing: He doesn't get it when it comes to youth pop culture. Story

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Word for Word: Less than words can say
From depositions of Edward M. Egan, bishop of the Bridgeport (Conn.) diocese from 1988 to 2000, given in a civil case alleging sexual misconduct by priests in the diocese. The depositions taken Oct. 7, 1997, and Sept. 23, 1999, were sealed by the court as part of a $12-million settlement in 2001. They were obtained by the Hartford Courant newspaper and published March 17. Edward Cardinal Egan, now the archbishop of New York, issued a statement March 23 in which he described sexual abuse of children as an "abomination." Cardinal Egan vowed "to ensure the safety and security of every child in this archdiocese. Should any priest sexually abuse a child, he will be removed from pastoral ministry. My heart goes out to any and all victims and their families."

Genealogy: Land grant records can produce research gems
Federal and state land grant applications may yield a mother lode of genealogical information if you're lucky enough to mine the right spot. But therein lies the rub. You may have to go digging in several places before you strike gold.

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