Friday, March 19, 2010

New tower is monument to Lewis, Clark — and persistence

"A soaring monument to the Lewis and Clark Expedition soon will open to the public, ending 10 years of persistence and frustration.

The idea of a 'viewing tower' overlooking the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers first arose in a community group's brainstorming sessions in 2000."

Click here for more on the monument and the years of work behind it.

Ashes of Affirmation: Lent and Worldview

"Every year Washington, DC, along with every other city and town in America, is filled with a vast and silent witness to Christian faith in the face of inevitable death.

On Ash Wednesday, forehead after forehead displays two black smudges in the shape of a cross."

Click here for more on the affirmation inherent in Ash Wednesday.

Success against malaria bolsters case for further investment, new report shows

"A new study linking funding increases in the global fight against malaria to a drop in deaths from the disease also shows that resources from donor governments still fall short of those needed for maximum impact against the world’s fourth-biggest killer of children, according to a global health policy analyst at international aid agency World Vision."

For more on the story, click here.

Stranded Horse Flies His Way to Safety

"A horse named Colorado got to play Pegasus for a few minutes today after he was attached to a long rope and rescued by helicopter from a sand bank in Arizona's Gila River."

Click here for more on this equine rescue.