Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Good News for January 28 from Mary Beth

Giving Them a Pass: Pragmatism over Principle

"As I noted yesterday on BreakPoint, the inauguration of America’s first African-American President was one of the most moving moments in American history.

But now that the celebrations are over, it’s time to take a close look at how President Obama is planning to govern. And the closer I look, the greater my concerns. In his first week in office, he showed shown an alarming tendency to choose pragmatism over principle."

Read Chuck Colson's full commentary here.

MA Church to sponsor Winter Blast, invites people to Come In Out of the Cold

"Come in out of the cold to enjoy live music, fantastic games, crafts, face painting, and giveaways.

New shows have been added that include Micheal Flaherty the President of Walden Media, Paul Tavilla the Guinness World Record Holder for Grape-Catching, and members of the Boston Ballet Youth Troupe!"

The details await you here.

Big Daddy Weave's Mike Weaver going for 90 pounds in 2009

"Big Daddy Weave’s lead singer and guitarist, Mike Weaver, is resolving to lose 90 pounds this year by launching the '90 in ‘09 Challenge.'

That may seem like a lot of weight for a member of an active band, but fans know that Big Daddy Weave was named after brothers Mike and Jay Weaver, who both admit to having 'larger than average exteriors.'”

Join Mike in the challenge here.

Super Bowl Shirts, Hats and Towels Bound for El Salvador

"The winning team in Super Bowl XLIII remains to be seen, but one thing is certain — either outcome will spell excitement for children and families in El Salvador. Whether the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Arizona Cardinals win, shirts, hats, and towels will be given to people living in extreme poverty, as the National Football League and World Vision team up for the 17th year."

More on this super annual ministry awaits you here.

Chicago museum attendance healthy

"Despite last year's nose-diving economy, Chicago residents and out-of-town visitors continued to frequent the city's museums at a healthy clip, with attendance declining only by about 1 percent in 2008 from the previous year."

Click here for more on the story.

Garden District house is perfect character in Oscar-nominated Brad Pitt movie 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'

"One major character in 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' won't be sitting expectantly in the audience when the 2009 Academy Awards are given out on Feb. 22, even though the movie received 13 nominations -- more than any other -- this week."

Get behind the scenes (including a video) here.

Sacramento - again - gets starring role in Disney painting

"The Disney Co. is once again giving Sacramento the star treatment. For the third year in a row, Disney is issuing a 'destination' painting showing some of its iconic characters against a River City backdrop."

Share the fantasy here.

Have a great Good News day!

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