Thursday, January 29, 2009

Good News Stories for January 29 from Mary Beth

The Proper Role of Science: Exposing Scientism

"In his inaugural address, President Obama said he would 'restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality.' By this, many suspect he means to spend taxpayer money on embryonic stem cell research, which destroys humans at the embryonic stage."

More of Chuck Colson's commentary here.

Gazan Children Return to School

"Thousands of Gazan children returned to school this past Saturday when schools reopened their doors for the first time since the escalation of violence on Dec. 27, 2008. The global humanitarian organization Save the Children is assisting them by providing school supplies, setting up child-friendly spaces and arranging psychosocial support as they begin to rebuild their lives."

Read the whole story here.

Steelers' Polamalu: 'Faith is foundation'

"The Pittsburgh Steelers, playing in their seventh Super Bowl on Sunday, will go for an unparalleled sixth NFL title.

If the Steelers defeat the Arizona Cardinals, strong safety Troy Polamalu will have a stake in that achievement, yet he has a perspective that transcends any title game."

Click here for more information.

Obama plans to broaden faith-based office

"President Barack Obama plans to appoint Joshua DuBois, a 26-year-old Pentecostal pastor and political strategist who handled religious outreach for the Obama campaign, to direct a revamped office of faith-based initiatives, according to religious leaders who have been informed about the choice."

The rest of the story awaits you here.

Milwaukee's appeal goes beyond suds and cheese

"You already know it has a dazzling art museum. And barrels of beer. And cheeseheads. But our affection for Milwaukee runs deeper than the vats of suds in the Miller foam factory."

Visit the full story here.

Cute high-tech beanbag is smarter than it looks

"You might think you've already got enough Internet-connected gadgets in your life. You're wrong. Thanks to cheap silicon chips and the popularity of Wi-Fi wireless networking, it's easy to build Internet access into pretty much anything. Even a vinyl-covered beanbag."

Curious? Click here.

Have a Good News Day!

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