Monday, March 23, 2009

Shot of the Day for March 23, 2009

Keukenhof - Holland - Europa - Netherland

By Flickr Member Ela 2007

Monday March 23 News From Mary

How You Can Face Crisis Without Panic

A number of years ago a pastor friend of mine from another state was visiting my home when he received a late night phone call. It was bad news.

His wife, who was three months pregnant, had been taken to the hospital. She was paralyzed from the waist down and had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In addition, she had lost her sight, which they discovered was caused by a tumor behind her eyes.

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Mind your pees and queues

A world record in the length of a queue to a toilet was set on Sunday when 756 people lined up to a latrine in central Brussels to raise awareness for the need for clean water on World Water Day.

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Oops: Colbert wins space station name contest

NASA's online contest to name a new room at the international space station went awry. Comedian Stephen Colbert won.

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Warner Bros launches "made-to-order" DVD service

Warner Bros on Monday became the first studio to open its film vault to "made-to-order" DVDs, as it sought new revenues in a slumping DVD market by making it possible for fans to buy decades-old films.

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Two astronauts who were teaching math and science to middle school students just five years ago went on a spacewalk together Monday, but could not free a jammed equipment shelf no matter how hard they tried.

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Monday, March 23, 2009 Good News Stories

'Miracle Dog' Beats Aggressive Cancer

"Researchers with the Cleveland Clinic have successfully treated cancer in dogs without toxic side effects or discomfort. The feat could soon lead to a powerful new strategy for treating the disease in people."

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New Pro-Life Fiction Novel Opens Doors for Discussion

"A seventeen year old girl researches the Catholic orphanage she's from while writing a newspaper article, when she stumbles upon a remarkable discovery between the orphanage and the women's clinic that performs abortions next door in Kenny Blair's "The River Nile." As the young woman digs for information, she realizes that the women's clinic is just a front for what really happens when mothers come to abort their third trimester babies. Mothers checking in are unaware that the clinic refuses to kill their babies, but instead removes their children alive and then transfers them to the Catholic orphanage that cares for and raises them."

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5 Ways to Cut Household Costs

"Each month, you can count on two things arriving in your mailbox: the latest round of promotional offers -- and bills.

Paying all of those monthly obligations and balancing the household budget can seem like a full-time job, especially when times are tough. But there are some simple ways to cut back on expenses without making too much of a sacrifice.

Here are simple ways to save hundreds of dollars each year on five major household bills:"

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