October 30, 2003 Print Edition

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Baptist College of Florida celebrates 60th anniversary

GRACEVILLE (BCF)-Sixty years has passed since The Baptist College of Florida, then Florida Baptist Institute (FBI), opened its doors in Lakeland, Florida as a high school in September of 1943.

Twists in Terri Schiavo dispute continue

PINELLAS PARK (BP)—After more than a week of intense legal and emotional maneuvers, Terri Schiavo’s family said they are looking to bring her home.

Guest Editorial

Gen. Omar Bradley, the "soldier’s general" of World War II, once quipped: "I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit, and to mothball his opinions." The very active tongue of a very active general has attracted worldwide attention in recent days, and the controversy shows no signs of retiring.


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I never go to Haiti that my life is not changed.


The search continues for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). We know for certain that Saddam used WMDs to kill thousands of his own people, and have ironclad evidence that the tools for producing them were still in tact at the onset of the war. There are three explanations for why they remain undiscovered: 1) They were transported to sympathetic neighbor nations; 2) They were buried in the desert regions of Iraq; and, 3) They were destroyed with a view to replenishing them at a later date. The fact is we may never find them.


Smoking is hazardous to your health. Who doesn’t know that by now? Thanks to a massive anti-smoking campaign by dedicated activists, you’d have to live on another planet not to realize that smoking can shorten your life expectancy by years. The media, the government, the schools, and many other institutions in our society are stigmatizing smoking as the dangerous practice that it is.


Have fun with cryptography and exercise your Bible knowledge. A King James Version verse is encoded by letter substitution. The same letter is substituted throughout the puzzle. Solve by trial and error.

Haitians urged to seek out countrymen for Christ

WEST PALM BEACH (FBC)—Gathering at United Haitian Baptist Church in West Palm Beach Oct. 18, an estimated 600 Haitian Baptists celebrated the 10th anniversary of their state fellowship by encouraging each other to stand united in the task of reaching their state for Christ.

State Convention unveils 150th anniversary 'logo mark'

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—Seeking to capture the spirit, focus and diversity of Florida Baptists drove the development of a unique logo mark designed for the Florida Baptist State Convention’s 150th anniversary.

Youth ministers to re-energize

BRANDON (FBC)—Youth ministers of all seasons of experience will partner to learn from each other’s wisdom during the annual Florida Baptist Youth Pastor’s Caleb Conference.

November 9: Acting boldly for God

Wiley Richards is a retired professor of theology and philosophy at The Baptist College of Florida in Graceville.

November 16: Taking the Good News to others

Wiley Richards is a retired professor of theology and philosophy at The Baptist College of Florida in Graceville.

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