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2008-10-03 12:00:26

Watch gynecological oncologists Ricardo Estape, M.D., and Nicholas Lambrou, M.D., perform a hysterectomy using the da Vinci robot, which is a less invasive procedure and requires less recovery time than traditional surgical techniques. Viewers will have the choice of watching the webcast in English or Spanish. South Miami Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. It also includes Baptist Hospital, Baptist...

2008-10-02 00:00:19

By Bethan Marshall Comment Faith schools are controversial, and becoming more so. Last month, a new law was passed making it possible for faith schools to employ the head and the non-teaching staff from people who share the religious belief of the school. So, anyone from the teaching assistants to the dinner ladies may have to be paid-up members of whatever denomination or religious belief the school demands. For some people, this is progress. One of the reasons faith schools are said...

2008-09-28 00:00:16

By Erin Wisdom Last year, the teacher's lounge at Edison Elementary School was looking a little drab. Then St. Joe Serve stepped in with some paint, curtains and other touches to make the space much more welcoming. But the ministry also left its mark on more than the lounge. "It impressed me that they didn't know me, but they took time to step out and serve my school anyway," says Jennifer Patterson, Edison's principal. "They were like, 'We're just here to serve you, not to preach.'"...

2008-09-12 09:00:19

By STEPHANIE INNES A Web site with a name like Puresextucson.com is not something you'd expect a Southern Baptist pastor to brag about. But not only is 27-year-old Jeremiah McDuffie flaunting the site - he created it. McDuffie sent not-so-subtle mailers this week to 35,000 Tucson homes: postcards showing a photo of four feet peeking out from under bedcovers in a suggestive pose. He also took out full-page advertisements in two local newspapers. McDuffie, pastor of The Element...

2008-09-09 15:00:17

By Richard C Dujardin PROVIDENCE -- Leaders of a broad-based interfaith coalition of clergy and other groups, alarmed at what they see as the tendency by some politicians to place the needs of the poor on the back burner, are poised to issue a call to area churches, synagogues and temples today, urging those seeking public office to outline what they will do during their first 100 days to create more economic opportunity. The group -- made up of more than 30 organizations, including the...

2008-08-28 00:00:38

Revival: Ohio Street of God, 4919 Ohio St. in Spring Hill, is having revival services at 7 p.m. through Aug. 29. Ray Whittington is the guest speaker. For more information, call 776-4178 or 590- 3741. Gospel Sing/Spaghetti Dinner: A gospel sing and spaghetti dinner will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, in the Poca High School gymnasium. Admission is a $6 donation, to go to the Poca Dots girls basketball team. Singers include Lexie Lanham, The Harvest Trio, The Gospel Word Quartet,...

2008-08-19 09:01:12

Valley Baptist Health System (VBHS), one of the largest health systems in South Texas, has selected The Breakaway Group to lead learning and adoption for more than 3,000 users during an ambitious healthcare technology initiative. The initiative, which includes four simultaneous technology installations and updates, is intended to provide Valley Baptist patients with higher quality care and improved safety and convenience, and provide clinicians with better access to healthcare information....

2008-08-05 12:00:23

By Robin Farmer, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Aug. 5--A search committee has unanimously selected a minister ordained in Salem as its choice to lead the renowned Riverside Church in Manhattan. If Dr. Brad R. Braxton, 39, is confirmed by the congregation next month, he will be the second African-American senior minister of the church built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. Riverside Church is an interdenominational, interracial and international church known for its activism. The...

2008-07-28 03:00:22

By Allison Kennedy, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga. Jul. 28--Members of First Baptist Church of Phenix City voted 112-98 Sunday to keep their pastor, the Rev. Gene Langner, after a move to oust him proved unsuccessful. Church deacons had voted 9-5 earlier in the month to remove Langner, who has led the congregation for nearly 25 years. Some have complained of dwindling attendance and resources as the primary reasons the pastor needed to go, while supporters said he can't shoulder all of...

2008-07-28 00:00:22

By Elizabeth Ryan, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Jul. 27--On particularly hot summer nights when Sherrie Dowdy was growing up in East Chattanooga, her family camped out on the living room floor to be near the front door, left open for the night breeze. People didn't worry as much about their safety because everyone looked after everyone else, she said. Now when she visits friends who still live in the area, they get up to make sure the front door is locked and the alarm system...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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