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Death & starvation for Terri Schiavo is edict of Florida Supreme Court; appeal likely
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (BP)--In a blow to pro-lifers, the Florida Supreme Court struck down "Terri's Law" Sept. 23, ruling against the 2003 act that allowed Gov. Jeb Bush to order a feeding tube re-inserted into a 40-year-old disabled woman.
SBC relief work expands to 6 states; Jeanne targets E. Coast
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--More than 1,500 Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers from 25 states are cooking meals, cutting up fallen trees and providing childcare in six states in the path of destruction left by Hurricane Ivan from the Florida Panhandle to the Midwest.
Alicia Rosas holds her six-day-old baby Juliana and a hot meal provided by Oklahoma Baptist volunteers at the Olive Baptist Church feeding station in Pensacola, Fla. Photo by Ken Touchton/Florida Baptist Convention
Disaster relief officials now are keeping an eye on the fourth hurricane in a month to threaten Florida as Jeanne, several hundred miles east of the Bahamas, is migrating toward the southeast coast where it could hit early next week.
“The last few days, we’ve prayed Jeanne wouldn’t come ashore at all, but now it appears to be headed for the east coast of Florida or the Carolinas,” said Jim Burton, disaster relief director of the North American Mission Board, which coordinates the SBC’s response.
After Ivan’s rout of Pensacola, faith begins its healing work
PENSCOLA, Fla. (BP--Pensacola, the gleaming seaport on a hill that has opened its emerald rivers and tributaries to sailors and seafarers for centuries, lies battered and bruised, the victim of an unwelcome and angry guest from the sea.
Banquet with first President Bush helps Union raise $500,000
Donors gave $500,000 to Union’s scholarship fund, and 2,200 people packed the Carl Perkins Civic Center to hear the nation’s 41st President speak of his faith and his experiences in office. Last year’s event with former New York mayor Rudolph Guiliani raised just more than $400,000.
"It was a great night for Union University and for the students who will benefit from the generosity of so many," said Union University President David S. Dockery, who hosted the event and led a question-and-answer session with Bush near the conclusion of the program. Read More
Union Univ. capital campaign tops goal ahead of schedule
JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--Union University’s "Building a Future" capital fundraising campaign has been completed one year ahead of schedule and has exceeded its $60 million goal by more than $3 million.
Sullivan visits Ivan’s victims on less-traveled Panhandle roads
PENSACOLA, Fla. (BP)--John Sullivan had to decide where he was going to go to survey Hurricane Ivan’s impact on churches and homes Sept. 15-16. Would it be the metro Pensacola area hard hit by the category 3 hurricane, or the small towns to the north and east also suffering after Ivan?
WHERE IS THE BUS TOUR TODAY? Arkansas & Missouri
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--"The Everyone Can Kingdom Challenge for Evangelism" national bus tour by Southern Baptist Convention President Bobby Welch resumed on Thursday, Sept. 23, heading into the western United States.
FIRST-PERSON: Focus & challenge!
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Southern Baptist pastors and people say they understand and appreciate the past convention battle for the Bible and the soul of the SBC, and they are glad it was won.Further, they are committed to staying vigilant on these matters.
FIRST-PERSON: A word to young & old in the SBC
BLACKSHEAR, Ga. (BP)--Ed Setzer’s column in Baptist Press, “What will it take to bring young leaders back?” last month, really struck a chord with me. Reading it aloud to my wife, she commented that it sounded like something I would have written. I only wish I had.