January 17, 2008 Print Edition

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INTERVIEW PART 1: Policy issues—Huckabee expresses vision & tradition

EDITORS’ NOTE: Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, is a Southern Baptist running for U.S. president in 2008. In September, Baptist Press contacted his campaign and today published a package about Huckabee’s policy positions and values.

INTERVIEW PART 2: Values & beliefs—Huckabee will seek to keep the faith

EDITORS’ NOTE: Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, is a Southern Baptist running for U.S. president in 2008. In September, Baptist Press contacted his campaign and today published a package about Huckabee’s policy positions and values.

WORLD honors Leesburg Pregnancy Care Center director

LEESBURG (FBW)—Wanda Kohn, director of the Pregnancy Care Center at First Baptist Church in Leesburg, says she is in "the people business," and she is enthusiastically pro-life on behalf of unborn babies whose futures are in danger, and on behalf of their mothers who don't know the love and forgiveness Jesus offers.

Debate on proposed science standards continues

JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—The debate was split at a public hearing in Jacksonville Jan. 3, a meeting scheduled for the public to air questions, comments and concerns regarding the new science standards to be implemented in Florida's public schools for the next ten years.

Proposed horse track in Jefferson County draws concern

LLOYD (FBW)—It was an unexpected Christmas gift David Hall wishes would go away.

Baptists feed displaced Kenyans

KENYA (BP)—A shaky, spray-painted yellow "X" marked the corner of Peter Kamau's home. That's all the warning the Kenyan needed to move his family, furniture and belongings to the side of the road in hopes they could hitch a ride to safety.

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Desperation must be among the most agonizing facts of life. To be in a position that offers little or no hope; to be dependent upon someone else for your very survival; to be so poor that you do not register on the radar screen of most benevolent organizations because they see no hope for you; to be isolated from the world that could help but is hindered by government regulation. This is how I feel about Haiti. They are desperate.

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If you're like I am, your New Year's resolutions seldom make it to the end of January. So rather than lay out resolutions, I want to simply share some thoughts about the New Year—a year that will be dominated by this year's presidential election.

2008 Mission Team training for girls includes neighborhood survey

CRESTVIEW (FBC)—All 2008 Acteen Activators and girls who will serve on Youth on Mission, World Changers or Youth Mission Teams and prospective 2009 participants are encouraged to attend the hands-on training weekend Feb. 1-2 at First Baptist Church in Crestview.

Missionary appointment, evangelization of South America featured in Gainesville

GAINESVILLE (FBC)—The appointment of 39 international missionaries to serve throughout the world will be the highlight of the 2008 South America Mobilization Summit at Westside Baptist Church in Gainesville Jan. 30-Feb. 1.

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