| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Ian Paisley, the thundering Protestant preacher who helped fan the sectarianism of Northern Ireland’s “Troubles” but went on to lead a power-sharing government that included some of his most bitter Catholic enemies, died Friday in...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Most people remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in January for his birthday. We certainly do at Fairview Community Church. We always hold a special service in honor of his legacy.
But remembering his birth and remembering his death are two...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Joyce Elaine Beaumont Brace died in the early morning of Good Friday, March 29, 2013. She
suffered a broken pelvis on Christmas Eve followed by a broken hip on March 11th which necessitated surgery. Unfortunately the surgery resulted in a paralyzing...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens is, of course, the great repository of the work of the great Czech-American sculptor. But its gallery hosts rotating exhibitions of work by other artists.
There are also special events scheduled all year, a...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:20 AM
There’s a whiff of publicity stunt about Esquire magazine’s decision to name Pope Francis its “Best Dressed Man of 2013.” But the magazine’s editors are pretty astute in recognizing that the pope’s “black shoes...
| Oct 1, 2013
In the 2012 elections, J Street, the relatively new pro-Israel lobby whose stated purpose is to promote a progressive peace agenda in the Middle East, says its PAC disbursed more than $1.8 million to candidates from 26 states, thus helping eight Senate...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Earlier this month, the publication Scientific American reported that a series of studies at both Harvard University and the University of Utah showed that people are more likely to make ethical decisions in the morning than they are as the day wears on....
| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:24 PM
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s decision to violate an injunction forbidding him to pray, sing or march in public in Birmingham, Ala. On Good Friday 1963 (which fell on April 12 that year), King led a march from...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 5:12 AM
Five cars were burglarized while their owners were only 50 yards away paying their respects at a service at the Serenity Gardens Cemetery in Milton, reports the Northwest Florida Daily News in Fort Walton Beach.
Three of the vehicles...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 11:17 AM
ROME - "SILENZIO!" says the sign just past the massive bronze doors marking the entrance to St. Mary and the Martyrs Catholic Church in Rome, one of the two or three most important churches in Christian history. The sign reminds all that this is a house...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 8:42 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - "Be sure to use the handrail," national park guide Ronnie van Nostrand said as he led a small tour group upstairs in the only home Abraham Lincoln ever owned. "It's the same railing Mr. Lincoln used."
We had all come to Springfield...