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Archive for April 2006

American Baptist Churches Break From Within

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The Pacific Southwest American Baptist Churches delegates voted overwhelmingly in the majority to sever ties with the national denomination in a dispute over tolerance of gays in their church community.

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April 30, 2006 at 9:12 pm

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China Ignores Vatican

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Maximus at RomanCatholicBlog discusses China ignoring the Vatican over bishop consecration and comparing it with the disapproving Voice of the Faithful.

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April 30, 2006 at 4:55 pm

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Did The ‘Ice Man’ Kill Jimmy Hoffa?

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From the Orlando Sentinel comes the announcement of an upcoming book titled, The Ice Man, Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer. It describes not only the murders of a cop, dozens of homeless persons, and torturing other helpless victims to death but also Jimmy Hoffa, Teamsters union boss. The author, Richard ‘Ice Man’ Kuklinski writes about his gruesome career killing over 200 people throughout his life.

The murder and subsequent hunt for Jimmy Hoffa’s body was the headline news in the late 1970’s. His body was never found. The rumors ranged from being buried underneath the field of a football stadium, crushed in a car trunk and sold as scrapmetal to being crammed in a 50-gallon drum and sunk at sea. This was the second sensational murder to invade my innocence as a teenager. The first? Charles Manson’s horrible rampage.

Is Kuklinski bragging or is the murder of Jimmy Hoffa finally solved?

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April 30, 2006 at 1:43 pm

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Lawyer and Reporter Vying For Cracked DaVinci Code

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‘DaVinci’ judge’s code cracked.

See previous link: Judge encrypts code into final judgement.

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April 30, 2006 at 1:35 pm

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Pope Pius XII Nears Canonization

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Pope Pius XII, whose actions during the Holocaust have made him a source of controversy, is close to being declared a saint, Italian media reported. Sources in the Vatican said the present pontiff, Benedictus XVI, has been under pressure to move ahead with the process of beatification of Pius XII, a status that would render him immune from criticism by Catholics.

UPDATE: Pope Pius XII and the Jews

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April 30, 2006 at 1:07 pm

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Don’t Quote Jefferson Dissenting

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Mark Steyn’s column points out Kerry error: Dissent is not Jefferson quote.

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April 30, 2006 at 12:08 pm

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Nobody Dies After Eating Dead Dolphins

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Four hundred dead dolphins were found off a two and half mile coastline in Tanzania, Africa. Cause of death is not been determined, although poisoning and starving to death has been ruled out. Local villagers eating the meat have not been affected. United States Navy is trying to rule out submarine sonar use in the area as the culprit after 68 dolphins die off the coast of Florida.

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April 30, 2006 at 11:32 am

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