February 7, 2008 Print Edition

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High Court hears arguments in Seminole compact case

TALLAHASSEE (FBW)—The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments Jan. 30 in a high profile legal showdown between the legislature and governor concerning whether Gov. Charlie Crist's recent gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida is an unconstitutional enactment of legislation without authorization of the Legislature.

Florida's 2007 CP shortfall reflects country's 'economic crunch,' Sullivan says

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—Florida Baptists' giving through the Cooperative Program increased in 2007 when compared to year 2006, but for the first time since 1991 fell short of the year's budget requirements.

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The thread of cooperation always has been an identifiable fiber of Baptist life.

Point of View

As I read the news, I often see stories about the latest discoveries in science. In fact, many news services have entire sections devoted to science and technology.

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Have you received one of those letters in the mail—asking you to send money to help wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan?

Slots pull 63% of Miami vote

MIAMI (BP)—Voters in Miami-Dade County approved the first-ever installation of Las Vegas-style slot machines in the jurisdiction Jan. 29, awarding gambling promoters 63 percent of the vote.

Four generations of family serve together in World Changers

OCALA (FBC)—"Better Together" could easily be the mantra for the four generations of the Bobby Peebles family in Marion County. They all live within two miles of each other; attend the same church and serve as role models to each other.

IMB trustees hear doors are opening to Gospel

GAINESVILLE (BP)—International Mission Board trustees appointed 36 missionaries to be heralds of the Gospel during their Jan. 28-30 meeting in Gainesville.

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