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Religion
Merrimack Valley Teens Set to Head for Pilgrimage 2000 
Thousands of Catholic Teens Will Gather at Foxboro Stadium to Cheer for God
The Eagle-Tribune

Lawrence Churches to Fight Youth Violence 
Mayor Hails Multi-denominational Coalition 
The Eagle-Tribune

Crusades Come to Hampton Beach 
Campus Crusade for Christ tries to save sun worshippers souls 
Lawrence Eagle-Tribune 

Prayer Making a Comeback 
Violence in schools and Balkan war prompt some to pray 
New Bedford Standard-Times 

More College Students Turning to Religion 
Lack of religious upbringing creates spiritual hunger in young adults 
AP/New Bedford Standard Times 

Feder:  At two respected Massachusetts schools, diversity excludes the right 
Boston Herald 

Cardinal Law Demands Jesuits, Catholic Churches Follow Church Teachings  
Cardinal bans use of church property by rogue women's group  
Boston Herald 

Evangelist Decries "Country of Violence and Abortion" 
Luis Palau brings message to Merrimack Valley 
Lawrence Eagle-Tribune 

Christian Revival Coming to Methuen 
Town councilors worry that thousands of crusaders will mean traffic jams  
Lawrence Eagle-Tribune 

Former Boston Minister Promotes School Choice 
Bishop Earl Jackson takes opportunity campaign to Chesapeake 
Christian Science Monitor 

Casinos Spell Trouble for Local Church Fundraising 
After 26 years Methuen bingo game calls it quits, some blame  
Foxwoods 
Lawrence Eagle-Tribune 

New Nun Leader Outspoken on  
Social Issues 
Sisters to focus on inner-city violence, poverty, education and justice 
Springfield Union-News 

Indians File Suit to Stop Development of Holyoke Mountain 
Lavern Fasthorse announces class-action lawsuit claiming mountain is "sacred" because it is highest point in the area 
Springfield Union-News 

South Coast Bishop Lobbies Against Death Penalty 
O'Malley says church's teaching is against capital punishment 
Fall River Herald-News 

Hadley Methodist Church Seeks Homosexual Congregants 
"Reconciling Congregations" open to all sexual orientations 
Northampton Gazette 

Poll Funded by Pro-Abortion Forces Shows Support for Christian Coalition 
Women are turning against abortion, approve of Christian Coalition and are becoming more religious 
The Massachusetts News 

Catholic Bishops Condemn State Welfare Cutoff 
Letter warns Cellucci of dire consequences for poor 
New Bedford Standard-Times 

Westfield Stands Out in Cable TV Censorship of Religious Video 
Other towns have shown "Returnity" without objections to its content 
Northampton Daily Hampshire Gazette 

Combat Zone is Down but Not Out 
Liberty Books II wants to expand and include nude dancing 
Boston Herald  

Christian Motorcycle Association Spreads the Word on the Backs of Their Hogs 
Bikers say today Jesus would trade his donkey for a Harley 
Boston Herald 

Hanna Defends His Argument that "There's No Bigot Like a Christian Bigot" 
New Bedford Standard-Times writer answers his critics 

New Bedford Standard-Times writer says:  "When it comes to bigotry, Christians have the copyright" 

Area Youths Find Refuge in Arms of the Church 
Scituate minister leads teenagers from Marilyn Manson to God 
Boston Herald 

Jewish Group Wants A.D. ("Year of Our Lord") Dating Ended 
Says current choice of forms with or without A.D. is not enough 
Boston Herald 



Race Relations
Group Set to Request Halt to End of Race-based Schooling 
Opponents of Ruling Threaten Lawsuit 
Boston Herald

Group Vows To Continue Push to End Race-Based Schools, Now 
Boston Children First promises Gertner's ruling is not the end of the struggle 
Boston Herald 

Children Will Have to Wait Another Year for End to Race-Based Schooling 
Judge denies request that students be reassigned this year 
Boston Herald 

Parents Seek Immediate End to Race-Based Schooling in Boston 
Boston Public Schools say abandoning assignments on short notice would wreak havoc 
Boston Herald 

BHA Settlement Will Cost Millions 
Agency, which receives 70 percent of its funding from federal taxpayers, could have settled for far less 
Boston Herald 

Boston Housing Authority Settles Race Suit  
Bureaucratic mismanagement to cost taxpayers $1.5M 
Boston Herald 

Three Black Men Charged With Hate Crimes in Fall River 
Police say the men shouted racial slurs at white victim while threatening to kill him 
New Bedford Standard-Times 

UMass Still Focused on Minority Student Admission Numbers 
Task force looks at new strategies for boosting minority student enrollment 
Northampton Gazette 

8 White Boston Police Officers File Discrimination Complaint 
Official tells paper force can hire based on race to assure the officer rank reflects the "diversity of the community" 
Boston Herald 

"Hispanics," "Latinos" or Just "Americans"? 
Spanish-Speakers Differ on Favored Term 
Lawrence Eagle-Tribune 

Race-Based Association Helps Hispanic Students 
Program has successfully encouraged many students to attend college 
Springfield Union-News  

Lawyer Vows Federal Suit over Police Finding that Noose Incident Was a Prank 
Activist says officer perceived prank as racial, and "perception is reality to the person doing the perceiving" 
Boston Herald 

Springfield Mayor Threatens City's Lenders 
Tells banks that if they do not show a "commitment to community and affirmative action" he will withhold investments 
Springfield Union-News 

Mass Chancellor Explains New Admissions Policy 
Tells crowd that current legal environment makes race-based admissions impossible 
Northampton Gazette 

Some student protesters "insulted" by Chancellor's refusal to meet their demands that racial preferences continue 
The Daily Collegian 

Race-Based Admission Supporters Promise Confrontation at UMass 
Students plan civil disobedience to get university to reinstate affirmative action 
Northampton Gazette 

Colleges Pledge to Keep Using Race-Based Admissions 
Western Mass schools will not follow UMass-Amherst in ending preferences 
Northampton Gazette 

Advocate for Equal Treatment in  
College Admissions Speaks at Amherst 
Quota supporters assail Connerly as hypocrite, argue that minorities need special consideration 
Springfield Union-News 

Visit Mr. Connerly's web site  

Metco Charged With Discrimination 
Letter argues that Lincoln-Sudbury holds bussed students to a higher standard 
Sudbury Town-Crier 

Race-Based Admission Supporters Threaten UMass Administrators 
Afro-American studies professor demands resignation of Chancellor, President and Trustees 
Springfield Union-News 

Amherst sophomore:  "Abolishment of affirmative action is, less bloody, but murder all the same" 
Daily Collegian 

Cambridge Swamped By Claims of Discrimination 
Racial politics turns petty disputes and office politics into lawsuits 
Cambridge Chronicle 

Cellucci Unveils Public Awareness Campaign on Hate Crimes 
Says hate crimes "attack society's very soul" 
State House News Service 

Somerville Abolitionists Rescue African Slaves 
American Anti-Slavery Group buys freedom for hundreds 
Boston Herald 

Feds Accuse Boston Public Housing Authority of Racial Discrimination 
Cuomo says city did not protect minorities against harassment; Menino says report ignores recent improvements 
AP 

White residents say BHA discriminates in favor of minorities 
Boston Herald 

Cambridge City Manager Fights Back 
Healy breaks silence as racial charges increase tensions and threaten morale 
Cambridge Chronicle 

Racial Tensions Continue in Cambridge City Hall 
City councilor recommends firing city manager as way to "welcome and celebrate" diversity 
Cambridge Chronicle 

Civil Rights Group Urges Boston to Drop Appeal of Racial Quota Decision 
NAACP fears Supreme Court decision in Boston Latin case will end all racial preferences in schools 
Gannett News Service 

Lawrence Not Alone in Justice Department's Assault on At-Large Elections 
Federal lawyers say city-wide elections for school and city councils are inherently racist 
Lawrence Eagle-Tribune 

Lawrence Hispanics Praise  
Voting Rights Lawsuit 
Activists say voting districts must be redrawn to elect more Hispanics 
Lawrence Eagle-Tribune 

Hispanics Protest MediaOne Cable Service 
Say company does not provide enough Spanish-language programs or employ enough Hispanics 
Lawrence Eagle-Tribune 



Abortion & Life Issues 
State Lawmakers Consider Limitations on Pro-Life Protesters 
Violators of "buffer zone" could face $1,000 fine and six-month jail sentence 
Boston Herald 

Lawmakers Dispose of Bills to Ban Partial-Birth Abortion and Protect Marriage 
"Study orders" of 450 bills widely regarded as legislative death 

Committee Considers Bills to Make Abortions Easier, Restraining Orders Harder, to Obtain 
Cellucci proposes more "abortion rights" for teenagers; fathers fight for due process 
State House News Service 

Multiple Sclerosis Sufferer Warns Against Assisted Suicide 
Tells pro-life meeting in Fall River that euthanasia is antithetical to American principles 
New Bedford Standard-Times 

"Morning-After Pill" Awareness Campaign Launched 
Emergency contraceptive seen by many as way to decrease unwanted pregnancies 
Northampton Gazette 

Legislators Hear Arguments on Abortion Clinic "Buffer Zone" Bill 
Access to abortion clashes with free speech claims 
State House News Service 

Massachusetts Planned Parenthood Objects to NH Proposal to Ban Partial Birth Abortion 
Similar bills introduced again in Massachusetts 
Boston Herald 

Uxbridge Man Wants to Expand Private Pro-Life Memorial Park 
Some neighbors object 
AP 

Frozen Embryos in Limbo in Hospital Bankruptcy Case 
Officials face tough ethical choices 
Boston Herald 

Silverglate:  What is the Real Cost of Planned Parenthood's Victory? 
Abortion advocates' campaign against internet site is "rankest type of hypocrisy" 
Boston Phoenix 

Brookline Abortion Clinic Faces Several Lawsuits 
Security guards' negligence case and mother's "wrongful birth" suit move forward 
Boston Herald 

Finneran, Cardinal Law Praise Massachusetts Citizens for Life 
Warn of "culture of death" at "Celebrate Life" rally in Back Bay 
Boston Herald 

Harvard Students Protest College's Subsidy of Abortions 
Pro-lifers object to use of mandatory student fees 
Pro-Life Infonet 

Pro-Life College Students Ostracized by Peers and Administration 
Despite harassment, threats and unresponsive school officials, Bay State College students stand by their convictions 
Boston Phoenix  

Haverhill Hale Hospital Will Not Perform Abortions 
City-owned hospital will make referrals for women who want to end pregnancies 
Lawrence Eagle-Tribune 

Massachusetts Physicians Group Condemns Broadcast of Kevorkian "Mercy-Killing" 
Petitioned CBS to stop first-ever display of euthanasia 
The Massachusetts News  

President of Abortion Rights Group Decries "Demonization of Abortion" 
Tells Concord fundraiser that abortion is "about fundamental American values and freedoms" 
Concord Journal 

Local pro-abortion activists say pro-life rhetoric creates violent climate 
Brookline TAB 

"Jane Roe" of Roe v. Wade Speaks to Massachusetts Pro-Lifers 
Norma McCorvey comes full circle and is now pro-life 
The Massachusetts News 

Senate Fails to Override Clinton's Veto of Partial-Birth Abortion Ban 
Still three votes short; Kennedy, Kerry, and entire New England delegation except Leahy vote to uphold  
The Massachusetts News  



Homosexuality
Robertson to Challenge Domestic Partner Laws in Bay State 
Evangelists' law center set to 'affirm family values' 
Springfield Union-News

Supreme Judicial Court Recognizes Homosexual Parents 
Ruling says that lesbian should still have visitation rights even though love affair soured 
Boston Herald 

Homosexuality Debate Heats Up 
Should topic be discussed in public schools? 
Fall River Herald News  

Unitarians, Others Plan Gay and Lesbian Directory Hot Line 
Fund to come from $12,000 grant from Gale Community Foundation 
Cape Cod Times 

State Subsidizes Gay Teen Forum 
Northampton high school hosts discussion promoting acceptance of homosexuality 
Northampton Gazette 

MLK's Niece, Interfaith Coalition Support "Defense of Marriage" Bill 
Alveda King says social disintegration starts with the family 
State House News Service 

Former Boston Homosexual Ordained in Connecticut 
Episcopal priest says that his homosexuality is integral to his calling to the priesthood 
Bay Windows 

Group Organizes to Defend Marriage in Massachusetts 
Massachusetts Family Institute website helps citizens to take action 
MFI 

Provincetown to Host "Gay Pride" Conference 
Homosexual activists from all over North America take stock of the movement in three-day conference 
Cape Cod Times 

Number of Anti-Homosexual Crimes Drops Significantly in Massachusetts 
But homosexual activists say "hate" crimes have become more violent 
Boston Herald 

High Court Hears Appeal on Boston's Domestic Partner Order 
American Center for Law and Justice says city illegally tried to redefine marriage 
ACLJ 
  
Accused Gay-Basher Reportedly Had a Homosexual Affair with Co-Defendant 
Prosecutor says that homosexuals can be guilty of anti-homosexual bias crimes 
Springfield Union-News 

Northampton Mayor Rallies for  
"Gay Rights" 
Rouses crowd with declaration of "Equality Begins at Home Week" 
Springfield Union-News 

Vigil Presses Homosexual Agenda 
Lesbian activist wants local organizations to bring homosexual agenda to the forefront of state politics 
Northampton Gazette 

Libertarians Weigh in on Homosexual Marriage and Sodomy Laws 
Say government has no right to dictate who marries or what they do on their wedding night 
Bay Windows 

Leader of Homosexual Republicans Outlines Plan to Defeat Defense-of-Marriage Act  
Advises homosexual activists to depict bill as "mean-spirited and homophobic" as well as unnecessary 
Bay Windows 

Springfield-Based Dictionary Publisher Apologizes for "Slurs" 
On-line thesaurus included offensive synonyms for "homosexual" 
Springfield Union-News 

State Public Health Officials to Offer Anonymous Tracking of HIV Cases 
Anonymity will be an option, other cases will have coded identifiers 
Boston Herald  

Few Homosexuals Take Advantage of Boston's Domestic Partner Program 
73 of 100 registered are heterosexuals 
Boston Herald 

Brookline Domestic Partner Law Has Few Takers 
Only five couples have registered for benefits in first year 
Brookline TAB 

Homosexual Political Influence Growing in Massachusetts 
Second generation is open about its homosexuality 
Bay Windows 

Painting of Crucified Jesus Kissing Man Causes Controversy 
Phillips Academy student-artist says painting is "non-sexual," but wants it to make Christians re-think ideas on homosexuality 
Lawrence Eagle-Tribune 

Homosexual Lawyer to Defend Accused "Gay Bashers" in Northampton 
Defense attorney says attack was not due to prejudice; prosecutor says animus need not be the primary motive 
Bay Windows 

Cambridge Social Worker Helps Homosexuals Have Kids 
Pairs homosexual men with lesbians for purposes of conception 
Boston Herald 
 
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