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Prayer for Pastor Brunson and his wife Norine.

on September 17, 2020, 6:23 AM / in People, Religion

I have a short, but urgent prayer request: pray for Pastor Andrew Brunson, who remains in Turkey as he awaits trial on false charges of espionage. A note was passed to me from a member of Pastor Brunson’s family. As you may recall, Pastor Brunson was recently released from prison but placed under house arrest in Turkey. There are reports […]

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Meet Abraham

Meet Abraham

on September 13, 2020, 7:16 AM / in People

After a CT scan revealed Abraham had a mass on his brain, identified as a cancerous brain tumor called a medulloblastoma, his family turned to St. Jude for help. In February 2018, Abraham’s right eye turned inward. The eye doctor said it was probably muscle weakness, common at that age. But Abraham started having headaches in the morning and would sometimes throw […]

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Diana Rigg, The Avengers and Game of Thrones star, dies at 82

Diana Rigg, The Avengers and Game of Thrones star, dies at 82

on September 11, 2020, 6:37 AM / in People

Diana Rigg, the actress known for her roles in movies and TV shows like The Avengers, Game of Thrones, and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, has died at 82. Rigg’s death was confirmed by her daughter on Thursday, who said she “died peacefully” at home with her family. Rigg rose to fame after starring as Emma Peel in the classic […]

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Quote For Today

Quote For Today

on September 11, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“yes boys and girls… and leftists, we have the right to free speech, but only if it fits the leftists narrative, doesn’t show their stupidity and ignorance and most importantly doesn’t hurt their fragile little egos.” Kris “Tanto” Paronto Kris “Tanto” Paronto is an American author and speaker as well as a former U.S. Army Ranger and CIA security contractor.[1] Paronto is […]

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Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock dies at 81

Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock dies at 81

on September 7, 2020, 8:21 AM / in People

Former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Lou Brock, a Hall of Famer and legendary base stealer, died Sunday. He was 81. Brock started out with the Chicago Cubs but went to St. Louis in a 1964 trade. He hit .348 and scored 81 runs in just 103 games that season, helping St. Louis win the National League pennant and the World […]

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Sundays With the Sentinel: Ken Hucherson: I am Second

on September 7, 2020, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

Kenneth Lee Hutcherson (July 14, 1952 – December 18, 2013) was an American football linebacker in the National Football League and senior pastor at Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, Washington, where he had been since 1985. His nickname from his NFL days was “The Hutch”. Hutcherson died on December 18, 2013, after more than a decade-long battle with prostate and bone cancer.[1] Ken Hutcherson was survived by his mother, […]

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Meeting Chadwick Boseman at St. Jude gave me strength during brain tumor treatment

Meeting Chadwick Boseman at St. Jude gave me strength during brain tumor treatment

on September 6, 2020, 6:06 AM / in People

When Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman succumbed to cancer Friday, the world mourned, including the families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In this first person account, Zoe, 22, describes her meeting with Boseman at St. Jude in 2018 while undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. The Black Panther movie party that St. Jude set up in the Pavilion that day with […]

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Good Morning! Today is September 5th, 2020. Our subject Gerald Max Whaley, II

on September 5, 2020, 6:11 AM / in People, Religion

On September 2, of this week Gerald Max Whaley, II left this world into the hands of God. Mr. Gerald Max Whaley, II, age 57, passed away on September 2, 2020, in Jackson, TN. He was born on January 7, 1963, in Humboldt, TN to the late Gerald Max Whaley and Barbara Nash Whaley. Mr. Whaley is survived by his sister, […]

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Chadwick Boseman’s death and faith: The power of purpose and the “two great days” of your life

Chadwick Boseman’s death and faith: The power of purpose and the “two great days” of your life

on August 31, 2020, 8:17 AM / in People, Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Chadwick Boseman, the actor who played the title character in the Oscar-winning film Black Panther, died last Friday at the age of forty-three. Boseman drew accolades for his depictions of Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson, and James Brown. He died on the fifty-seventh anniversary of the March on Washington and the day baseball honored Jackie Robinson. In his […]

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The Long Count

on August 30, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Friday, August 30, 2019. In yesterday’s missive, I wrote that heavyweight boxer Gene Tunney knocked out Jack Dempsey to win the title and retired undefeated. This statement was a work of art, of sorts: two historical errors in one sentence. So let’s get this out of the way now, with a nod to astute readers Richard Freiman […]

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Good Morning, Today is August the 29, 2020.

Good Morning, Today is August the 29, 2020.

on August 29, 2020, 6:46 AM / in People

Today is International Bacon Day and we are proud of our love and affection of bacon. International Bacon Day is celebrated the Saturday before Labor Day. Bacon Day, which is held December 30th annually and International Bacon Day celebrates crispy strips of salted pork…Bacon! This is a day to thoroughly enjoy bacon at every meal. Snack time, too. It is […]

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Perfect

Perfect

on August 23, 2020, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

“A man could spend his whole life searching for the perfect petal and it would not be a life wasted” It’s Monday night and I am sitting by the PC writing to you as I always have for 20 years. I will turn 65 in a couple of months, and I thought that I would leave you with something of myself. When […]

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Yielding Good Things

Yielding Good Things

on August 21, 2020, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

I like to read; Sally and I are not much into buying books, but we still have an extensive library. Most of what we own would put some to sleep as I spent years acquiring a engineering and graduate degrees. All of that, of course, occurred long before Google and, amazingly enough, Amazon.com. But I don’t like it when publishers refer to […]

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One Of A Kind Photo

One Of A Kind Photo

on August 21, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

H/T to old sailor Here’s who you’re looking at: (left to right):  1st Row: James Stewart, Margaret Sullivan, Lucille Ball, Hedy Lamarr, Katharine Hepburn, Louis B. Mayer, Greer Garson, Irene Dunne, Susan Peters, Ginny Simms, Lionel Barrymore 2nd Row: Harry James, Brian Donlevy, Red Skelton, Mickey Rooney, William Powell, Wallace Beery, Spencer Tracy, Walter Pidgeon, RobertTaylor, Pierre Aumont, Lewis Stone, […]

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Donate Now to St. Jude

Donate Now to St. Jude

on August 20, 2020, 5:54 AM / in People

We go to great lengths to brighten the hallways of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to lift the spirits of our patients and families. Often, the most powerful and inspiring artwork on display was created by the very children who benefit when you support St. Jude. As Vivian, a former patient, explains in this essay for St. Jude Inspire, our art therapy program provides an […]

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Thought For Today

on August 18, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, […]

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Love Runs Through It

Love Runs Through It

on August 18, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Friday, August 18, 2017. I’m taking a week’s hiatus from this daily newsletter, and will be back in the saddle on August 28. My sidekick, RCP copy chief Tom Kavanagh, will send out next week’s emails touting the original coverage on our pages, but you’ll have to make do without the daily history lesson until then. Yesterday, […]

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Heavenly Voices

on August 17, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Good morning. It’s Friday, August 17. Fifty-eight years ago today, a slender 18-year-old preacher’s kid from Detroit was trying her hand at pop singing in Columbia Records’ 30th Street studios in New York. This wasn’t Aretha Franklin’s first foray into professional music. At 14, she’d released an album of gospel songs, including “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” a favorite hymn […]

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President Trump’s brother Robert Trump dead at 71

President Trump’s brother Robert Trump dead at 71

on August 16, 2020, 8:22 AM / in People

By Lia Eustachewich  |  New York Post Robert Trump, President Trump’s younger brother, who served as a top executive at the Trump Organization, has died. He was 71. Robert’s death on Saturday comes a day after he was hospitalized in New York Friday. In June, he spent more than a week in the intensive care unit at Mount Sinai Hospital. Robert took blood […]

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Spunky, sassy Cassidy weathers the storm of childhood cancer like a champ

on August 16, 2020, 6:13 AM / in People

Mom put at ease by doctors and nurses who fight for her baby every day  

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