Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Good News From Mary March 3, 2009

Christians to Hold National Day of Prayer, Fasting for America

Christians nationwide are joining together for a national day of prayer and fasting for America on Wednesday.

Participants will pray and confess their sins to God and commit to obeying His laws in hopes that God will rescue the country from its current economic crisis.

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All you need is love - and tuition

A university in Liverpool has launched a Master of Arts degree in The Beatles, the city's most famous sons, and called the qualification the first of its kind.

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Bust out the calculator: It's Square Root Day
(for my son the math major)

Dust off the slide rules and recharge the calculators. Square Root Day is upon us.

The math-buffs' holiday, which only occurs nine times each century, falls on Tuesday — 3/3/09 (for the mathematically challenged, three is the square root of nine).

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Where's the cure for cancer?

President Obama's pledge to conquer cancer "in our time" is a great goal, but one of America's top cancer experts isn't sure he'd use the word "cure."

"The idea of [calling for] a cure does scare me a little bit because, I don't think that's realistic in some cancers," says Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society. "But I like the general overall idea, and I'm thrilled about the focus on health."

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Apple touts affordability with new desktop line

Apple Inc. introduced a refreshed line of desktop computers Tuesday, notable as much for their price tags as new features.

The rollout included a long-rumored update to the Mac Mini, as well as a less-expensive iMac and Mac Pro. In a significant nod to the recession, Apple pointed up the affordability of its new machines, a departure for a company used to focusing intensely on performance and design.

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