Saturday, January 17, 2009

Good News for January 17 from Mary Beth

News of the Week from a Christian Perspective - Prime Time America Digest

This week’s PTA Digest begins with a conversation with Dr. Franklin Graham, president and CEO of both Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Dr. Graham and I talked about the Gospel witness a Christian ought to have as he or she lives their life before others. Next, Wycliffe Associates’ Bruce Smith talks about a Bible translation project that could bring the Scriptures to some 3 million Africans in their own heart languages. And finally, a look at what World Vision is doing in the midst of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Enjoy this week’s PTA Digest! – Greg Wheatley

Listen to the podcast here.

Obama boards train for whistle-stop tour

President-elect Barack Obama, in a Lincoln-esque move, left Philadelphia by train to journey to Washington, D.C. for his inauguration.

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Placer County's historic courthouse bell will ring again

The 300-pound steel bell that has been a fixture in Placer County's historic courthouse in Auburn for most of the past 110 years will be reinstalled Monday morning, officials said today.

And the 150-year-old bell will ring - for the first time in perhaps 20 years - during a ceremony Wednesday, said Melanie Barton, Placer County museums administrator.

The news rings out here.

Revere man honored for 1953 hoops feat

Larry Bird never did it; nor did Pistol Pete Maravich. Even the great Wilt Chamberlain, the unstoppable giant, fell short.

None of those greats scored as many points in a college basketball game as Jack Resnick, a 5-foot-9-inch sharpshooter for Suffolk University, who in 1953 tallied 75 points against Burdett College in his sophomore season. Now, the Revere retiree has been voted into the Suffolk University Hall of Fame and will formally be inducted at a ceremony this spring.

Read more about this amazing feat here.

Goose-icle! Frozen fowl rescued by police divers

Sheriff's divers have come to the rescue of a trapped goose that sat too long in frigid waters of a Detroit suburb.

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