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This may seem like a lot of trouble about the musty corridors of history, but such controversies contain significant lessons about history and the art of memory, raising important, albeit uncomfortable, questions about both what we need to remember and how we should honor these memories.
This year we saw some communities argue the merits of comprehensive sexuality education versus abstinence-only-until-marriage programs; numerous controversies focused on specific health textbooks, pamphlets, and speakers; changes spurred by high teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates; debates over the rights of parents to be involved in their children's sexuality education; and attempts to prevent gay-straight alliances (GSAs) from forming.
24 at 9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT*, CMT examines the controversies surrounding Tanya Tucker's "Would You Lay With Me in a Field of Stone.
All of these somewhat unresolved controversies were to dog the steps of the ILCW in its work, even as other controversies and tensions arose.
By effectively censoring evolution and related subjects from the 71-page science curriculum, the Kansas Board of Education has created one of the most notable evolution controversies in recent memory, and the move appears to be part of a larger political and policy trend that has been evolving nationwide in recent years.
The basics concerning LRAs and their usefulness for the evaluation and management of tax controversies are described in an article I published a little more than a year ago in The Tax Executive.
Biagioli argues that scientific controversies were "good sport," even theatrical events, in seventeenth-century court life, and that the patron reserved for himself the position of an uncommitted spectator who took no side and, therefore, could never be wrong.
Nearly all involved controversies over timber sales or over construction of new wood-products plants.
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Religion in schools; controversies around the world.
In their controversies over Christian doctrine, Protestant reformers rejected the figurative or allegorical interpretation of Scripture in favor of the plain meaning of the words, and they of course also rejected the traditional Catholic sources of authority reasserted at the Council of Trent.
Other controversies have also arisen in recent days, including the allegation that there were 260 more ballots counted in New York than were deposited in SAG's official post office box.
Despite the courts' apparent clarity on the legality of government endorsement of the Ten Commandments, controversies have raged on, often fueled by Religious Right activists who seek to undermine public support for church-state separation.
Historically, virtually all federal tax controversies were settled.