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Issue of March 3, 1999

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___SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHAPLAIN John Samb waits in the chapel of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where he leads a ministry to health care providers and their patients. He is one of more than 5,000 missionaries wth the North American Mission Board. March 7-14 has been designated as the Week of Prayer for North American Missions. The national goal of the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering to benefit missions in North America is $45 million. The challenge goal is $50 million.(Photo by Ethan Hyman)
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Court says
prayer and high
school football
can't mix

___Certain forms of student-led public prayer are acceptable at high school graduation ceremonies, but none are acceptable at high school football games, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on a 2-1 split March 1.
___The case, which stemmed from the complaints of two parents against the Santa Fe Independent School District in Galveston, could have far-reaching implications for high school football games all across Texas.
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