Archive for the ‘In the news’ Category
I visited Central African Republic this summer and had a wonderful time. Despite its instability, I found the country a pleasure to tour. Unfortunately, now might not be a good time to visit CAR, as the country is embroiled in a fierce struggle with rebels –
From NBC News:
A Wisconsin judge has ordered a man who owes $90,000 in child support after fathering nine children with six women to not have any more kids, at least for now.
Racine County Circuit Court Judge Tim Boyle sentenced Corey Curtis, 44, to three years of probation on Monday with the condition he is not to procreate until he shows he can support his children, according to court documents.
Curtis pleaded no contest in October to one count each of felony bail jumping and failure to pay child support.
Assistant District Attorney Rebecca Sommers said Curtis owes about $50,000 in back child support, plus another $40,000 in interest to the mothers, the Journal Times reported.
“Common sense dictates you shouldn’t have kids you can’t afford,” Racine County Circuit Court Judge Time Boyle said at a hearing, according to the Journal Times. “It’s too bad the court doesn’t have the authority to sterilize.”
Yes, common sense does dictate such things.
This is a stunning report on North Korea’s use of The Diary of Anne Frank –
Strangely heroic. Profoundly artistic.
The Christian Post and other media outlets are reporting that Harold Camping lately suffered a stroke, and that his speech is affected. See story here. At 89, Camping won’t live long — actually, he believes he won’t see Oct. 22, 2011 on Earth; one wonders what his followers till do when the man passes or is unable to minister. Before Camping explained “what happened” days after May 21, followers were at a loss to say why the rapture did not occur. How they will explain future disappointments remains unclear.
From the Hanford Sentinel:
“A cup of coffee goes a long way when you have someone to share it with” is a saying that was quoted often by Rev. Andrew “Andy” Abbas. His family mentioned the quote again during a celebration of his life held Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Hanford.
Abbas, the former senior chaplain for the Hanford Police Department and pastor at Lakeside Community Church, died Tuesday after a two-year battle with stomach cancer. He had served the community for more than 20 years. The quote sums up the type of person that Abbas was – someone who always found time to sit and chat and help others with their problems.
Read the rest of the story at Abbas remembered as ‘rock’ of HPD.