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Dallas County’s First African-American District Attorney, Craig Watkins, Named Texan of the Year

December 26, 2008

craig-watkins-588.jpgJan.1, 2007, the day Craig Watkins was sworn in as Dallas’ first African-American district attorney, marked a seismic shift in local politics. Perhaps even more significant than the election of Ron Kirk, our first black mayor, Mr. Watkins’ first two years in office illustrate a commitment to just and effective enforcement of the law; citizens expect as much and rightly so.

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New York Man Accused of Fleecing Fellow Churchgoers

December 26, 2008

bryant-rodriguez.jpgWhat the authorities say happened to members of El Camino Church, a gray brick building wedged into a corner of Washington Heights, will not make financial history. No charities will have to close, no endowments will be eviscerated. Millions were not lost, let alone billions.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson Warns Inmates of `Jail Hotels’

December 26, 2008

jesse-jackson-591.jpgThe Rev. Jesse Jackson has warned against prisons becoming “jail hotels” during his annual Christmas visit to the Cook County, Ill., jail.

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Dallas Couple Donates Rare 1611 King James Version of Bible to Hardin-Simmons University

December 25, 2008

kjv-1611.jpgOnly about 50 known copies of the first-edition 1611 King James Version of the Bible exist, and Hardin-Simmons University now has one, thanks to a Dallas couple. Dr. Charles Tandy and his wife, Roena, also donated a collection of other Bibles, leaves, fragments and volumes of secondary literature, some dating to 1521.

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Christmas Miracle: Hospital Angel Heals 14-Year-Old of Pneumonia (Video)

December 25, 2008

chelsea-banton-miracle-light-590.jpgWhen Chelsea Banton was born five weeks prematurely, doctors predicted she had 36 hours to live. Proving them wrong was the first miracle for Chelsea, now an Independence High School freshman. “She spent the first four months in a neonatal intensive care unit,” recalls her mother, Colleen Banton of Mint Hill.

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Obama Urges Renewed ‘Sense of Common Purpose’ in Holiday Message

December 25, 2008

barack-obama.112.jpgReporting from Honolulu — President-elect Barack Obama used a holiday radio address released Wednesday to remember the nation’s troops serving overseas and citizens at home who are struggling amid a troubled economy.

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In Hard Times, Many Churches Turn to Chapter 11 in Book of Bankruptcy

December 23, 2008

The auctioneer told the small crowd huddled outside the Talbot County Courthouse that the property would be sold “as is” — rectory, bell tower, oak pews and rose-tinted stained glass windows included.

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