Truth Provided Newsletter 11-07-1999
Signs of the Times: Legalized killing of infants
Greetings everyone in Jesus name...
I have a couple of articles I would like to share with you right off. They are rather shocking to say the least. They appear to be "par for the course" in regards to what this world is coming to...
>NEW DEFINITION FOR "THERAPEUTIC" ABORTIONS?
Hospital delivers 'problem' babies, then lets them die
By Jon E. Dougherty © 1999 WorldNetDaily.com
An Illinois registered nurse has blown the whistle on a Chicago-area hospital where, she claims, abortions are being performed in which "problem" infants are born -- and then just left to die. Jill Stanek is a labor and delivery nurse at Christ Hospital, located in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn. She says the "therapeutic abortion" procedure, as it is called, goes beyond what is permitted under the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, since once a child is actually born it is granted all the legal rights of personhood. The attorney general's office has requested an investigation of the Oak Lawn hospital for allegedly inducing premature births of babies in order for the child to die. In contrast to partial-birth abortions, CWA said, "the babies are fully delivered, often resulting in live births, and then die outside the mother's body. Attending medical personnel do not provide life support, and the babies oftentimes die in the arms of nurses." "When a nurse or parent isn't holding one of these babies, often they're put in a soiled utility room," Stanek told WorldNetDaily. "They're left there to die alone."
"These babies have been diagnosed with handicaps such as Down Syndrome and spina bifida, along with sometimes fatal anomalies," she said. Nevertheless, she added, the procedure amounted to a decision that an infant with problems wasn't worth saving. The procedures -- officially called "medically indicated pregnancy terminations" -- are done at Christ between 10 and 20 times a year, hospital spokeswoman Sue Reimbold said. They are performed between the 16th and 23rd weeks of pregnancy. According to records, Christ previously limited the procedure only to those who were "very, very sick fetuses that would not be able to sustain life outside the womb," said Reimbold. But draft guidelines on "pregnancy termination" dated June 1, 1998, however, propose expanding the practice to include Down Syndrome, cystic fibrosis, and even the mother's mental health as suitable reasons. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/bluesky_dougherty/19991001_xnjdo_new_defini.shtml
>COLLEGE PROFESSOR OK'S KILLING OF DISABLED INFANTS
A college professor says it is acceptable for parents to kill their severely disabled infants. "Killing a defective infant is not morally equivalent to killing a person," professor Peter Singer wrote in one book. "Sometimes it is not wrong at all." Singer, 52, a professor at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, will teach bioethics at Princeton Universityís Center for Human Values beginning in July, the Associated Press said. Singer, who is considered the father of the international animal rights movement, has said that children less than one month old have no human consciousness and do not have the same rights as others.
...Singerís appointment at Princeton has drawn opposition from pro-life groups, the disabled, and others. Protesters near the school April 17 said Singer's hiring gives inappropriate legitimacy to his views. "Nazi Germany did the same thing to the disabled, judging their lives not worth living," protester John Scaturro said. http://www.religiontoday.com/Archive/NewsSummary/view.cgi?file=19990419.brf.html
How sad! How heartwrenching! It's not bad enough that literally millions of children have been murdered by these money grubbing doctors. Now they want to kill the babies AFTER they're born so they can look into their tiny crying faces with eyes of Satanic victory?! Up to 30 days after they're born no less!! That's right! Give the child a feel for the blessing of life, then snatch it away, LEGALLY! Did you notice in the first article that one of the "suitable reasons" for killing these children is the 'mothers mental health?' Don't think for a minute that the first article will cause a negative situation for those death hungry doctors who want to continue in their "Kevorkian" stupor. The second article proves that there are those 'well learned' among us that will make sure 'therapeutic abortions' continue. Why is this happening you ask? Do you recall what happened after Moses (a Messiah "type") was born? Pharaoh declared that all the son's born of Israel should be cast into the river to die did he not?
Exodus 1:22, "And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive."
As we know Moses was protected by the Almighty and survived so as to go forward to perform the task for which he was called. Moses led the people of Israel OUT of the bondage of Egypt to a "type" of Salvation. Now I ask another question... What happened after Jesus (the REAL Messiah) was born? King Herod declared that all the children born of Israel should be put to death right?
Matthew 2:16, "Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men."
And as we know Jesus was also protected and survived to go forward to perform the task that He was sent to accomplish. Thus far Jesus has led literally billions OUT of the bongage of sin to a REAL Salvation. Now, look at the simularities here for a moment. BEFORE Moses arrives to 'prophetically' describe and symbolically portray salvation, the devil convinces the government of the day to prevent his arrival by killing off the children of Israel. Then BEFORE Jesus Christ arrives to fulfill the prophectic description of what Moses portrayed, the government of the day declared that all the children of Israel should be put to death so as to prevent that which the Devil feared most, the arrival of Jesus Christ and the salvation of mankind. Now, look at our day. Just BEFORE Jesus comes back to enact Salvation in REALITY to all those children of His that embrace His truth, the Devil convinces the governments of the day to legalize the killing of babies in MASSIVE quantities world wide! It appears to me that the devil's batting average is in bad shape! He couldn't stop Moses and the plans of God Almighty. So I, as well as all the host of Heaven shout, STRIKE ONE! He couldn't stop what Jesus did for us at the cross either, so again we shout, STRIKE TWO! And I know for a fact that the devil will not be able to stop Jesus from coming back either. So with the boldness of Truth on my side I as well as all the host of Heaven, I shout in advance proclaiming that which is written in the prophetic Words of God... STRIKE THREE!!! YOUR OUTTA HERE sATAN!! IN JESUS NAME!!
The following articles confirm that we are indeed living in the last days of History. (By the way, I just started collecting articles of this nature a few weeks ago. It seems we have PLENTY of activity going on out there.) The list of articles is rather large. But that's only because the time is at hand. For Jesus did say, "...When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?" [Matthew 16:2-3] Please read all the articles below if you have time. Or just read the titles for now. For it does indeed confirm that the time is short and we have little time to declare unto all those that have ears to hear, REPENT! FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND!
> MAN CONFESSES TO KILLING 140
A man has confessed to killing 140 children in a five-year nationwide spree in which he lured his victims by posing alternatively as a beggar, a cripple, a philanthropist and a monk, Colombia's chief prosecutor said. He would be one of history's worst serial killers. "This has no precedent in Colombia," Alfonso Gomez Mendez told a news conference on Friday. Gomez identified the suspect, arrested in April, as Luis Alfredo Garavito, 42. Colombian prosecutor: Crime is unprecedented http://cnn.com/WORLD/americas/9910/29/colombia.child.murders.02.ap/index.html
> CHINA PASSES NEW CULT LAW
China's parliament on Saturday passed a law outlawing cults, but defiant members of the Falun Gong banned spiritual movement, its prime target, continued silent protests in Tiananmen Square. It left no doubt Falun Gong would be shown no mercy. The law "calls on courts, prosecutors, police and administrative judicial organs to be on full alert for cult activities and smash them rigorously in accordance with the law," the official Xinhua news agency said. Protests have continued all week. <http://cnn.com/ASIANOW/east/9910/30/bc.religion.china.reut/index.html>
> BIBLE BELIEVERS JOIN FBI MOST WANTED LIST
FBI leads hunt for those who believe in apocalypse. The FBI says those most likely to perpetrate violence are motivated either by religious beliefs relating to the Apocalypse, or are New World Order conspiracists convinced the United Nations has a secret plan to conquer the world. "The threat posed by extremists as a result of perceived events associated with the Year 2000 (Y2K) is very real," the FBI report says. "The volatile mix of apocalyptic religious and [New World Order] conspiracy theories may produce violent acts aimed at precipitating the end of the world as prophesied in the Bible." --Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/WPlate/1999-10/31/179l-103199-idx.html
> MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT AND RELIGIOUS ID CARDS
Malaysian government decision to include religion on identity cards has drawn strong criticism from religious groups and a leader of one of its own parties, who described it as an "undesirable exercise". http://www.scmp.com/News/Asia/Article/FullText_asp_ArticleID-19991012025526076.asp
> PUBLIC SCHOOLS TEACHING OCCULT RELIGION?
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The implementation of the Waldorf curriculum -- an educational philosophy related to the New Age religion "Anthroposophy" -- in some California public schools, has stirred up controversy as opponents say its use violates the U.S. Constitution. In Anthroposophical doctrine, Lucifer is the god of light. His antagonist is Ahriman, the god of darkness. To balance these two opposing forces, Christ comes to earth as a sun god. Is the Waldorf curriculum intended to indoctrinate children in an occult religion? "I think that it's a curriculum that attempts to be palatable for public consumption," says Danny Qguirre, access line director at the Spiritual Counterfeits Project in Berkeley, Calif., "but there's a strategy to subtly influence the children toward Anthroposophy." "The required text for the first year includes occult science, and the spiritual hierarchies, spiritual guidance of man," added Snell. I mean, where's the phonics?" http://www.worldnetdaily.com/bluesky_exnews/19991001_xex_public_schoo.shtml
> 8DEAD IN TEXAS CHURCH SHOOTINGS
Wednesday, September 15, 1999; 11:12 p.m. EDT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A man dressed in black walked into a church service for teen-agers Wednesday night, pulled a gun and opened fire, killing six before the gunman fatally shot himself in a church pew. An eighth person died later of shooting injuries. [By Stefani G. Kopenec Associated Press Writer] http://search.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/WAPO/19990915/V000654-091599-idx.html
> CHRISTIANS FACE 'HARSH PRISON TERMS'
STAFF REPORTER in Beijing and AGENCIES Thirty-one underground Christians detained in Henan province last month will soon be tried and handed harsh sentences, a church leader said yesterday. Mr Zhang's home was later raided by police who said the minister was under investigation for "harming state security". http://www.scmp.com/News/China/Article/FullText_asp_ArticleID-19990910030020293.asp
> WIDESPREAD BLOOD RED TIDE OUTBREAK HITS FLORIDA COASTS
MIAMI (Reuters) - Potentially toxic red tide is affecting three separate areas on Florida's east and west coasts for the first known time, marine biologists said Wednesday. ``This is the most widespread red tide that we have record of Florida experiencing,'' Leigh Wallace, a spokeswoman for the Florida Marine Research Institute, said. It is the first time since state officials began tracking red tide in 1972 that they have documented three simultaneous blooms. Wednesday October 13 4:56 PM ET http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991013/ts/environment_tide_1.html
> TURKISH QUAKE ZONE FISH POISON SOME 200 PEOPLE
Some 200 people have suffered food poisoning after eating anchovies fished from Turkey's Marmara Sea, a health official said Monday. "Fish earthquake," said a headline in Milliyet newspaper, highlighting fears that the poisoning might be linked to the devastating August 17 earthquake in the country's northwest. Most of the people who went to hospital for treatment had rashes and itching. None was seriously ill http://cnn.com/HEALTH/9910/04/turkey.fish.reut/index.html
>AIDS PANDEMIC SEEN WORSENING NEXT CENTURY
Thursday September 30, 2:48 AM
BOSTON, Sept 29 - Unless the search for a cure for AIDS accelerates or preventive methods improve, the worst of the HIV epidemic has yet to come, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases predicted Wednesday. http://uk.news.yahoo.com/990930/1/8m8g.html
> 26 INCHES OF RAIN IN ONE HOUR?
BEIRUT, Lebanon Municipal workers struggled to clear mud, water and debris from Beirut's streets Monday after the city's heaviest rainfall in 18 years. One man was electrocuted during the storm midday Sunday as he tried to rescue his mother from their flooded house in the Wata Messeitbeh neighborhood. Another man in the same district was injured after being swept away by the floods.
The Weather Authority said the city received 26 inches of rain in one hour Sunday the highest amount since 1981. More rain was expected Monday. The Associated Press Monday, Oct. 25, 1999; 9:11 a.m. EDT http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/19991025/aponline091103_000.htm
>ILLNESS KILLS LONG ISLAND LOBSTERS
NEW YORK (AP) - A mysterious illness is killing tens of thousands of lobsters in Long Island Sound, alarming lobstermen and conservation officials. About eight of every 100 lobsters caught are coming up dead, said Byron H. Young of the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Tests on blood taken from the lobsters have not pinpointed the cause. [Monday October 18 3:15 PM ET] http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/19991018/sc/brf_lobster_deaths_1.html
> SATELLITE CONFIRMS MYSTERIOUS LUNAR FLASHES
REPORTS OF CURIOUS FLASHES and fleeting clouds on the Moon may not be figments of wild imaginations, astronomers say. A new look at observations by the American satellite Clementine show that a small area on the Moon's surface darkened and reddened in April 1994. Why this happened remains a mystery. On 23 April 1994, around a hundred amateur astronomers reported seeing a possible darkening of the Moon, lasting 40 minutes, near the edge of the bright lunar crater Aristarchus. At the same time, the US Department of Defense's Clementine satellite was mapping the lunar surface. Intrigued by the amateur reports, Buratti's team has taken a close look at the Clementine data to see if the satellite also recorded the event. Sure enough, they found that the crater looked different before and after the amateur reports. "After the event, it looks redder," says Buratti, who announced the findings at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Padua, Italy, last week. [From New Scientist, 23 October 1999] http://www.newscientist.com/ns/19991023/newsstory4.html
> AN ODDITY IN SPACE BAFFLES EXPERTS
Light Deep in the Northern Sky Appears to be Like Nothing Seen Before.Now astronomers have an unyielding mystery on their hands, something they have observed and pondered for three years, a point of light deep in the northern sky that appears to be like nothing seen before. http://www.nytimes.com/library/national/science/081799sci-mystery-star.html
> FORGET Y2K: PREPARE FOR THE SOLAR MAXIMUM
A few days ago, a handful of satellites in space watched the sun spit up an unusually high-energy flux of X-rays followed by what could have been an Earth-menacing cloud of charged particles. The solar flare fell into the most powerful category of electromagnetic radiation, and the burp that followed, called a coronal mass ejection, had the potential to disrupt power grids on Earth and kill astronauts. Solar maximums occur about every 11 years http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9909/01/solar.flares/index.html
> DEATH TOLL RISES FROM TORRENTIAL RAINS IN MEXICO
Rescue teams are intensifying their efforts in central and southern Mexico, where floods and mudslides brought on by over a week of rain have killed at least 218 people. The downpour caused flooding in nine states across the country. Although the rain has subsided, government officials say the death toll is certain to rise as more reports come in from areas that are still cut off. Water chest-high in some areas http://cnn.com/WEATHER/9910/08/mexico.floods.01/index.html
> SOUTH KOREA FIRE KILLS 54
Police detained four electricians Sunday on suspicion they ignored safety regulations and touched off a fatal fire which left 54 dead and 71 injured. The blaze, believed to have been started by electric sparks, swept through a three-story building in Inchon, 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of Seoul, on Saturday filling it with toxic smoke. Most victims were believed to have suffocated. Police said the number of victims could rise
> SUPER CYCLONE HITS INDIA. MILLIONS HOMELESS IN 'BIBLICAL' STORM
Many towns and villages remain
completely cut off and large tracts of coastline are still under water.
Officials say 1.5 million are homeless In total, about 10 million people have
been affected by the storm, which generated winds of over 250km/h (160mph)
after roaring in from the Bay of Bengal on Friday. He told the BBC that no
trees or houses were visible and entire villages had apparently just
disappeared. Mr Gamang has described the cyclone as the storm of the century.
BBC South Asia correspondent Mike Wooldridge says initial aerial surveys
suggest the destruction could be even worse than a 1971 cyclone, which killed
10,000 people. http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/south_asia/newsid_500000/500082.stm
> DEAD BIRDS FOUND IN ILLINOIS FIELD PROMPT PROBE
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Reuters) - A thousand dead migratory birds found beaks-down in an Illinois farm field have prompted an investigation into what killed them, state officials said Monday. ``It's still a mystery to us,'' said Joe Khayyat, a spokesman for the state Department of Natural Resources. Initially, the blackbirds were thought to have been killed last week by a strong downdraft as they migrated across the flat, central Illinois farmland. But the similar body position of the birds at the time of death -- on their sides with their beaks pointed toward the ground -- indicated there might be another cause, possibly man-made, Khayyat said. `Occasionally, there are birds found dead in groups like this. It could be weather-related, or it could be an illness that spread through the flock,'' he said. A laboratory has been enlisted to determine the cause of death, which should be known later this week, Khayyat said. [Monday October 18 4:38 PM ET] http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991018/sc/environment_birds_2.html
> SURVIVORS DIG DESPERATELY FOR MEXICO MUDSLIDE VICTIMS
Digging into mounds of mud with buckets, shovels and their bare hands, soldiers and survivors hoped to find survivors of southeastern Mexico's deadly mudslides early Saturday. President Ernesto Zedillo called the disaster "the tragedy of the decade." At least 293 people were confirmed dead but the number "is rising by the hour," Zedillo said on a visit to this Puebla city of 180,000 people, 110 miles (175 kilometers) east of Mexico City. Nearly 300 dead in 'tragedy of the decade' http://cnn.com/WEATHER/9910/09/mexico.floods.01.ap/index.html
>MALARIA IN MINNESOTA,
Dengue fever in Des Moines.Exotic diseases find easy pathways into U.S. -Chicago Tribune Http://chicagotribune.com/familyhealth/health/article/0,2669,ART-35688,FF.html
> TEXAS EXPERIENCES FIRST DENGUE OUTBREAK IN ALMOST 20 YEARS
The biggest outbreak of "dengue fever" to hit south Texas in almost 20 years has sickened more than a dozen people in the border town of Laredo. Epidemiologists there have confirmed 14 cases of the viral illness, which is spread by mosquitoes and nicknamed "breakbone fever." Over 100 cases have been identified just across the Mexican border and many more are suspected. Painful, but rarely fatal http://cnn.com/HEALTH/9910/06/dengue.fever/index.html
>DESERT EARTHQUAKE RATTLES SOUTHWEST
A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake shook millions awake across a large portion of the southwestern United States early Saturday, but caused no serious injuries or major damage. The quake struck at 2:46 a.m. PDT (5:46 a.m. EDT) in the Mojave Desert about 100 miles east of Los Angeles and was followed by a series of aftershocks with magnitudes as high as 5.8. Amtrak train derailed, tracks shut down http://cnn.com/US/9910/16/california.quake.06/index.html
>SMOG SENDS 53,000 TO HOSPITAL EACH SUMMER - REPORT
Smog sends 53,000 people to the hospital each summer and triggers more than 6 million asthma attacks in the eastern United States, according to estimates released on Tuesday by clean air activists. Smog created in the summer is called ground-level ozone, the main culprit in what environmentalists believe is a public health crisis generated by coal-fired power plants. Not just a northeastern problem http://cnn.com/NATURE/9910/06/environment.smog.reut/index.html
>ILLINOIS ON ALERT FOR AFRICAN VIRUS
By Jeremy Manier Tribune Staff Writer October 5, 1999
As health officials in New York and along the East Coast gauge the potential reach of a deadly virus that recently hit the Western hemisphere for the first time, the outbreak has Illinois disease experts on the lookout in case the virus spreads this way. The virus seems to affect people here just as it does in Africa, according to the CDC. Still, the unusual bird deaths are reason for caution, said Robert Novak, a medical entomologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University of Illinois. "Sooner or later it's going to happen again," the U. of I.'s Novak said. "I just hope it doesn't happen here." http://chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/article/0,2669,SAV-9910050175,FF.htm
> FLOODING KILLS 19, FORCES 100,000 TO EVACUATE IN MEXICO
Southern Mexico reeled Tuesday from heavy rains that saw rivers burst their banks, killing at least 19 people and forcing more than 100,000 from their homes. The Mexican government declared a state of emergency in the states of Tabasco, Michoacan, Jalisco and Puebla, while Veracruz, Hidalgo and Chiapas states dealt with evacuations and storm-related deaths. Warning that water levels would rise further, state authorities urged people to evacuate low-lying communities in Tabasco. Rivers continuing to rise http://cnn.com/WEATHER/9910/05/mexico.floods.05/index.html
> N.Y. KILLER VIRUS THREATENS COUNTRY
Health experts say it could infect western hemisphere--BBC News Health experts are warning that a potentially fatal mosquito-borne virus that has struck New York could spread across the western hemisphere. City officials now say that more than twice as many people as previously thought may have died from the disease. Health experts originally believed that they had to deal with an outbreak of St Louis encephalitis. http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/world/americas/newsid_460000/460330.stm
> 1999: THE YEAR THAT SEISMIC SHIFTS KILLED 20000 ACROSS THE WORLD
FROM Colombia to India, Turkey to Taiwan, Mexico, and now California, 1999 has been the year of the earthquake. More than 20,000 people have died in six serious earthquakes this year, with many thousands more left injured and homeless. [By David Harrison] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000252141601804&rtmo=3wKm8x8M&atmo=66666KBJ&pg=/et/99/10/17/wquak117.html
> MORE SNAKEBITE REPORTS AFTER FLOYD
Updated 4:18 PM ET September 27, 1999 CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 27 (UPI) Reports of snakebite are on the rise in eastern North Carolina as the creatures have been forced to seek higher ground because of flooding from Hurricane Floyd. http://news.excite.com/news/u/990927/16/news-tropical-carolinas
> AFTERSHOCK HITS TAIWAN; NEW SURVIVORS FOUND
A major aftershock from Tuesday's killer earthquake rattled Taiwan on Sunday, even as rescuers continued to retrieve survivors of Tuesday's quake from ruined buildings around the island. Several buildings already damaged by Tuesday's earthquake, which killed more than 2,000 people island-wide, collapsed after the jolt. But about three hours after the new tremor, rescuers pulled two brothers alive from the wreckage of a Taipei hotel demolished in the first earthquake.
> FORECASTERS: LA NINA TO BRING ANOTHER WEIRD WINTER
La Nina, the troublesome weather-maker that has disrupted the global climate for the past year-and-a-half, will be around to cause more problems in the new year, predicts a new U.S. government forecast. "This winter will be warmer and drier than usual in the southern half of the U.S., wetter and stormier in the Pacific Northwest and the Great Lakes down into the Ohio River Valley," Jack Kelley of the National Weather Service said. Last year's droughts cost farmers billions http://cnn.com/index.html
> NEW STRAIN OF ENCEPHALITIS IDENTIFIED IN NEW YORK BIRDS
Health officials have identified a strain of encephalitis never before seen in the Western Hemisphere in several bird specimens found in the metropolitan New York area. The discovery of this new strain, known as the West Nile virus, has raised questions about whether 18 recently reported cases of encephalitis stem from the St. Louis variety of the virus or the new one. Two strains closely related http://cnn.com/NATURE/9909/25/encephalitis.outbreak/index.html
> IRENE KILLS 5 IN FLORIDA, MOVES TO ATLANTIC
Hurricane Irene moved across the Everglades and up the Atlantic shore early Saturday after leaving the Miami area flooded late Friday. Five people were killed by downed power lines in Broward County, north of Miami, as the storm passed through. At 5 a.m. EDT, Irene was a minimal hurricane, perched about 15 miles (25 kilometers) north-northwest of West Palm Beach, Florida. The storm was moving north-northeast at about 11 mph (17 km/h) with sustained winds of up to 75 mph (120 km/h). Storm expected to skirt Atlantic coast http://cnn.com/WEATHER/9910/16/irene.01/
> IRENE LEAVES MORE HIGH WATER IN N. CAROLINA
North Carolina prepared for a new round of sandbagging after Hurricane Irene, but forecasters said flooding would not be as severe as what followed last month's Hurricane Floyd. Irene was last reported about 350 miles (560 km) southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, moving east-northeast at 63 mph (102 km/h). It still packed winds of 85 mph (140 km/h). Third hurricane to hit state in 3 months http://cnn.com/WEATHER/9910/19/irene.01/
> DUST STORM BLAMED FOR SIX OREGON DEATHS
Vehicle pileups caused by a blinding dust storm killed at least six people and injured at least a dozen just west of this northeastern Oregon city on Saturday, closing Interstate 84 in both directions. At least 50 vehicles were involved in one pileup in the eastbound lanes, said Lt. Gregg Hastings, an Oregon State Police spokesman. Conditions led to several highway wrecks http://cnn.com/US/9909/25/AM-BRF--DustStormAcciden.ap/index.html
> RISING RIVER THREATENS MEXICAN CITY
One of Mexico's largest rivers rose to the top of a waist-high wall of sandbags Tuesday, threatening to inundate the heart of Villlahermosa, a city of 475,000 people. More water was pouring through a dam upstream, further endangering the 22-mile-long temporary dike. An emergency official said that all of Villahermosa may have to be evacuated. The river has risen 6 feet since authorities opened the floodgates of Las Penitas dam, which was over capacity and in danger of breaking. http://cnn.com/WORLD/americas/9910/26/mexico.floods.ap/index.html
> CHRISTIANS FLOCK TO ISRAEL FOR GLIMPSE OF ENDTIMES
"We're waiting daily for the Messiah to return," says one Christian woman When a group of Zionist Christians converged this week in Israel for an annual festival, some militant Jews greeted them with shouts of "Danger! Danger, Missionaries!" and "Jesus is dead!" Earlier this year, Israeli authorities deported several members of a Christian doomsday cult based in Denver.. http://cnn.com/WORLD/meast/9909/28/israel.christian.march/
(If they honestly believer Jesus is ONLY going to appear in Israel, they are setting themselves up for the Antichrist who will appear in "many" places!)
> SCIENTISTS: ANTARTICA ISC SHELVES BREAKING UP FAST
April 8, 1999 Web posted at: 1:52 p.m. EDT (1752 GMT) Antarctic sea ice is declining more rapidly than expected WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Two Antarctic ice shelves have broken up more quickly than anyone predicted, indicating that the effects of global warming may be accelerating, scientists said on Wednesday. They published satellite images showing the Larsen B and Wilkins ice shelves in "full retreat," having lost nearly 1,100 square miles (3,000 square km) of their total area in the last year. "It was nearly as much activity in a single year as we've seen in 10 or 15 years up to now on average," Scambos said. http://www.cnn.com/NATURE/9904/08/antarctic.ice.reut/
> MODERATELY STRONG QUAKE HITS CALIFORNIA
A moderately strong earthquake hit the Los Angeles area early Saturday, rattling windows and buildings around southern California. Early reports put the magnitude of the quake at 7.0, according to California Institute of Technology researchers. Early reports sketchy, but damage appears light http://cnn.com/US/9910/16/california.quake.01/index.html
> ANTI=TERRORISM POWERS GROW
'Roving' Wiretaps, Secret Court Orders Used to Hunt Suspects http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/WPcap/1999-01/29/088r-012999-idx.html
> MILLIONS OF NORTH KOREANS SUFFER DURING FAMINE
The World Food Program has drawn a devastating portrait of widespread hunger in North Korea. Millions of people survive by eating grasses, corn stalks or whatever else they can forage, the U.N. agency reported Tuesday. Most of North Korea's 23 million people rely on food rations from the nation's communist government. But now, they can expect little food until the first of summer's vegetable and potato crops are harvested in June, said David Morton, the WFP representative in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang. http://cnn.com/WORLD/asiapcf/9904/27/nkorea.famine/
> AIDS VIRUS CAN LURK FOR 60 YEARS, STUDY FINDS
HIV can hide in the human immune system for up to 60 years, even when patients take strong drug "cocktails" that reduce the virus to nearly undetectable levels, scientists said Monday. Their findings, reported in Nature Medicine, are bad news for doctors who had hoped the drugs could flush out the virus in no more than five years. Researchers say HIV can evade even the most powerful anti-viral drugs available and remain hidden in what they described as reservoirs in the immune system. Latent pools of virus http://cnn.com/HEALTH/9904/26/aids.reservoir/index.html
(CAN YOU SAY.... JUDGMENT?)
> NEW MEXICO GOVERNOR CALLS FOR LEGALIZING DRUGS
New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is now the highest elected official to advocate the legalization of drugs. Johnson said everything from marijuana to heroin ought to be legalized because he believes the U.S. anti-drug effort is an expensive bust. "Control it, regulate it, tax it," Johnson said of recreational drugs. "If you legalize it we might actually have a healthier society." Critics call his position irresponsible http://cnn.com/US/9910/06/legalizing.drugs.01/index.html
> ONLINE SHOPPERS BID MILLIONS FOR HUMAN KIDNEY
Online shoppers who frequent the Internet auction site eBay are used to seeing a wide variety of things for sale. On a given day, anything from a grandfather clock to 40 acres of Wyoming ranch land can be found among the thousands of items up for bidding. Still, the notice of a "fully functional kidney" put up on the site last week created a stir. It also brought in bids of more than $5.7 million before the company intervened to block the sale. Trafficking in human organs is a federal felony. 'EBay has zero tolerance for illegal items' http://cnn.com/TECH/computing/9909/03/ebay.kidney/index.html
> REPORT: 3.5 MILLION NORTH KOREANS BELIEVED DEAD FROM FAMINE
Four years of famine in North Korea have eased after killing up to 3.5 million people, but the situation could worsen if outside aid is cut off, a South Korean relief group said Monday. Good Friends, a private Buddhist aid group, made the death estimate on the basis of interviews with 2,700 North Korean refugees living in China. Mass deaths stopped, malnutrition at danger level http://cnn.com/WORLD/asiapcf/9908/30/NKorea-Famine.ap/index.html
> GI'S TO TRAIN IN 'SENSITIVITY'TO GAY TROOPS
AMERICAN soldiers will be forced to undertake "gay-sensitivity training" at boot camp and throughout their military careers under new guidelines released in Washington. President Clinton wants to increase protection for homosexuals in uniform, having opened the military to them under his "don't ask, don't tell" policy in 1994. The ambiguities of that policy, which allows homosexuals into the forces so long as they do not put their preferences into words or action, has not prevented what pressure groups say are "gay witch-hunts". By Hugo Gurdon in Washington http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000345406804880&rtmo=gZGZlrju&atmo=YYYYYYbp&pg=/et/99/8/16/wgis16.html
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