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The purity of experience and the immediate gratification of an athletic contest are rarely matched outside the sporting arena. Sports create stars who capture the limelight for a day, a week, a season, or even a career. Some players become metaphors for the meaning of excellence.
Recent allegations of sexual abuse in schools and day-care centers have left both teachers and parents anxious. Though more abuse takes place in homes than in classrooms, many people more willingly suspect school personnel than their friends and neighbors.
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