Religion

California man assisting in baptism carried out to sea

By Doug Stanglin (RNS) The pastor said that he and the man being baptized were also swept away by the waves, but managed to make it back to shore. The post California man assisting in baptism carried out to sea appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Religion

April Fool’s isn’t a religious holiday, but there are some religious roots

By Peggy Fletcher Stack (RNS) Even though the annual pranks may not be grounded in any ancient religious merrymaking, the notion of “holy fools” does have a long and respected place in Judeo-Christian history. The post April Fool’s isn’t a religious holiday, but there are some religious roots appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Local News

The Lovin' Spoonful Plays Magic City Casino

The Lovin’ Spoonful plays a FREE CONCERT at Secada’s at the Magic City Casino in Miami on Saturday, May 17th! You’ll be sure to hear hits like “Do You Believe in Magic”, “Daydream”, “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice” and “Summer in the City”! The concert is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. For more information or to reserve a table click here. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Christian

Maryland County Commissioner Refuses to Stop Praying in Jesus’ Name Despite Court Order

By Heather Clark CARROLL COUNTY, Md. – A county commissioner in Maryland is refusing to stop praying in Jesus’ name despite a court order placing an injunction on sectarian prayers during government meetings. Carroll County Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier says that she won’t stop using the name of Jesus even if it means being placed behind bars. “I’m willing to go to jail over it,” she declared on Thursday during the county budget meeting. “f we cease to believe that our rights come from God, we cease to be America. We’ve been told to be careful. But we’re going to be careful all the way to communism if we don’t start standing up and saying ‘no.’” Frazier was speaking in defiance of a court order issued on Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge William D. Quarles, Jr., who was appointed to the bench by then-President George W. Bush. Quarles had issued a preliminary injunction against sectarian prayers by the county in response to a lawsuit filed last year by the American Humanist Association. The group had asserted that the Christian invocations violated the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which declares that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” “ the …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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Local News

Health care website stumbles on last day

The Obama administration’s health care website stumbled early Monday , falling out of service for nearly four hours on deadline day for sign-ups. After it was fixed, officials plowed ahead with a nationwide promotional drive, almost like getting out the vote on Election Day. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Local News

The Winery Dogs Play The Culture Room

The Winery Dogs perform live at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, May 14th. The band is a rock supergroup trio comprised of Mike Portnoy on drums, Billy Sheehan on bass and Richie Kotzen on lead vocals and guitar. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. For tickets or more information click here. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Earl Sweatshirt Plays Revolution Live!

Rapper Earl Sweatshirt from Odd Future plays Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, May 10th. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For tickets or more information click here. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Local News

4 Fla. Keys fishing bridges closed for safety concerns

State officials have closed four pedestrian bridges in the Florida Keys because of safety concerns. The bridges are more than 100 years old and were once part of Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway. They no longer support vehicle traffic. The bridges now mostly are used by fishermen. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Monroe County closed the bridges Friday. DEP spokeswoman Mara Burger says the Florida Department of Transportation found major deficiencies in the bridges during a structural survey in December. County Commissioner George Neugent says it will cost about $15 million to fix the bridges, but currently there is no state funding available for those repairs. The bridges are part of a trail system that includes 23 historic railroad bridges. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Eight hurt when Broward bus hit by passing car

By By Linda Trischitta , Sun Sentinel Eight people were taken to area hospitals Monday with mostly minor injuries after a Broward County Transit bus was struck in the rear by a car that then hit another vehicle, authorities said. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines     ...
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Shawn Benge appointed acting superintendent of Everglades, Dry Tortugas national parks

The National Park Service official who managed the agency’s response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been appointed acting superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas national parks. Starting Monday, Shawn Benge will lead the parks for 90 days. He is taking over for Dan Kimball, who is retiring after 10 years as the parks’ superintendent. Benge comes to Florida from Atlanta, where he is the deputy regional director responsible for the cluster of national parks on the Gulf Coast. He has 26 years of experience with the park service, including stints in Texas, Colorado and Tennessee. Kimball oversaw Everglades restoration projects and worked to eradicate exotic plants and animals such as the Burmese python. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Education

Nova Southeastern University to Sponsor Statewide Writing, Essay & Artwork Contest with the Holocaust Learning and Education Fund, Inc.

By ak927 FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– March 31, 2014 – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is pleased to announce that it is joining forces with the Holocaust Learning and Education Fund, Inc. to sponsor a statewide essay, artwork and documentary contest focusing on Holocaust education. Each student participant will be asked to submit artwork, a documentary or word description of their personal experiences and education about the Holocaust, demonstrating how this education is relevant to their lives and current thinking in today’s world. NSU’s faculty will help administer and judge the entries. Six winning students (three from middle schools and three from high schools) in each of the three categories (artwork, essay or short form documentary), as well as a parent and each student’s relevant teacher, will be awarded an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. During their visit they will also be invited to participate in meetings with national and international dignitaries. This program is open to all middle and high school students in the State of Florida commencing with the 2014-15 school year. “This contest offers a wonderful and unique opportunity for Florida students to share their personal point of view about a most …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Religion

Tunisia takes on militants, pushes back against Shariah law

By Sarah Lynch TUNIS, Tunisia (RNS) Militancy in the Arab world is often fueled by repressive political policies; many experts say Tunisia is wisely steering away from despotic edicts that have rocked Arab Spring movements in Egypt and Libya. The post Tunisia takes on militants, pushes back against Shariah law appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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