Saturday, March 7, 2009

Good News for March 7 (posted by Mary Beth)

Williams hears viewers' plea for good news

"Between the drumbeat of bad economic stories, two wars and a winter that won't quit, NBC's Brian Williams knows he's been anchoring a depressing 'Nightly News'" for a depressed audience.

Still, even he was shocked at the thousands of responses he has received in less than two days after asking viewers to suggest some good news to report."

Brian discovered what we already know here at Good News Now - people need to hear good news! More on his discovery awaits you here.

World Vision concerned about prospect of aid gaps in Darfur

"Humanitarian agency World Vision is deeply worried that the forced departure of several large relief groups from Sudan will create gaps in critical humanitarian services to thousands of vulnerable children and adults, putting them at risk in the war-torn region of Darfur."

Click here to learn how World Vision is coping in Sudan.

U2 to Kick Off US Tour in Chicago

"U2 will announce a Sept. 12 date at Soldier Field in Chicago to open the U.S. leg of its world tour.

'That will be announced Monday,' a spokesman for U2’s Principal Management in Dublin said Friday, confirming a report in Billboard. Tickets will range from $30 to $250, according to the report, and will go on sale later this month."

Click here for more on U2's tour.

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins in Anchorage

"A party atmosphere swirled around Alaska's largest city at the start of the Iditarod Trial Sled Dog Race on Saturday, when 67 mushers and more than 1,000 dogs set their sights for Nome."

Join the starting action by clicking here.

Lots of love goes into these locks: Girl Scout troop donates hair to create wigs

"About a dozen Girl Scouts grew their hair as long as they could to see it get chopped off Friday, but it was all for a good cause.

Local hair stylists pitched in and cut the locks off 12 young ladies from Folsom Girl Scout Troop 1864 at St. John Notre Dame School. The hair will be donated to Locks of Love, which uses it to create wigs for children suffering from hair loss due to cancer treatment or other medical conditions."

To read more about these generous-hearted girls, click here.

Rodeo 2009: Life on the Circuit

"For the hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls who compete in eight events at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the effort is not about entertainment, or even sport, it's a life."

Click here to meet some of the competitors.

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