Saturday, January 3, 2009

Stories Mary Beth found on Jan. 3

Let's start with a good news story where YOU can be a part of the good news!

World Vision Calls for AIDS caregiver supplies

More than 65,000 caregivers worldwide volunteer their time with World Vision to help those who have AIDS. Critical supplies they depend on to prolong lives and relieve suffering are running low. Learn how you can help meet the need in five easy steps.

Jolting Your Faith Awake: 'A Faith and Culture Devotional'

The apostle Paul wrote to Timothy, “Physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things.” I trust that many of us are committing to make the spiritual disciplines of prayer and time in the Word a priority for 2009.

Read more about what Chuck Colson has to say on the subject of a spiritual training resource.

Restored Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts to reopen in one week

Hurricane Katrina closed the doors but two of New Orleans' flagship arts groups -- the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Orleans Ballet Association -- will celebrate the reopening of the Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts a week from tonight, on Jan. 10, by fillings its stage with superstars from the world of dance and music.

Read more about renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman and the other artists who will help in the celebration.

Have you seen Elvis?

We are coming up on the birth anniversary of Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n' Roll. You'll be seeing television specials and magazine articles and likely hearing Elvis music on the radio. But if you want to know how they celebrate at Graceland, click here.

Next year's model?

Think your baby should be on a magazine cover? So does everyone else. Check out the baby modeling scene here.

Will Smith voted top moneymaking star of 2008 in Quigley annual poll of exhibitors

No name on the marquee was more pleasing to theater owners in 2008 than Will Smith, according to a survey of movie exhibitors. Smith, star of "Hancock" and "Seven Pounds," was voted the star who generated the most box office revenue for theaters in an annual survey by Quigley Publishing Co.

Since 1932, the Quigley poll has sought the top ten names in marquee value each year. Read more about its star-studded history right here.

Have a blessed day filled with good news!

Good News From Margaret 01/03/09

Some Forecasters See a Fast Economic Recovery

"Economics as the dismal science? Not in some quarters.

In the midst of the deepest recession in the experience of most Americans, many professional forecasters are optimistically heading into the new year declaring that the worst may soon be over."

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7 Ways to Save in 2009

"Reducing monthly expenses and saving more money is the must-make resolution for 2009."

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Women Warned: Eat Less or Weigh More

"Women who don't try to eat less more than double their risk of substantial weight gain in middle age, a three-year study shows.
If you're a 40-something woman, it doesn't matter whether you're thin or overweight -- odds are, you'll gain weight over time if you don't make an effort to cut back on what you eat."

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