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'Satanic' 666 Taken Off Bill, Put Back On

February 20, 1986|United Press International

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A state Senate committee changed the number of Education Bill 666 because religious fundamentalists complained that the number represents the biblical mark of the satanic beast.

But Sen. Wayne Goode lamented the change and the full Senate overturned the committee's action. "We're going to be the laughingstock of the nation," he said today.

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