Thursday, July 24, 1997

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    It was the Democrats turn yesterday to try and draw blood at the Senate campaign finance abuse hearings.


    Despite an international outcry, Virginia state officials executed Joseph O’Dell last night. Earlier in the day, Virginia Governor George Allen rejected worldwide pleas for clemency, including appeals by the Pope and the Italian government.


    This week the West Alabama Center Clinic was the target of arson. This is the 13th attack against and abortion clinic this year, the highest rate of anti-abortion violence since 1984.

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