Island News — August 15, 2006

BJU Seminary offers $100 airfare

“‘Seminary and Graduate Days’ will be held Thursday evening to Saturday morning, October 26-28, 2006. In an attempt to make this affordable for as many students as possible, all meals and lodging on campus will be provided. … Participants who fly will receive a $100 rebate check after the visit.”

Kutless cuts out Christ

After reading an article about Suzuki Motor Company sponsoring the tour of so-called Christian rock band Kutless, I thought I’d do a little research. With a song ranking #45 in the top 200, this must be a great opportunity to speak about Christ to the world, right? Wrong. Besides using the word “God” only twice in two of their twelve songs, their lyrics give no mention of the Lord Jesus Christ. Why call yourself Christian if you won’t use his name?

OSU Football Quiz

In order to protect his young defense this season, coach Jim Tressel will emphasize which offensive strategy?
A. Put up the points with QB Troy Smith and speed-burner Ted Ginn Jr.
B. Control the clock with tailback Antonio Pittman and freshman Chris Wells.
C. Limit turnovers by Troy Smith and company to spare the defense.

Mackinac Bridge Terrorists?

Three men “were arrested and charged Friday outside a Wal-mart store in Caro, Michigan, north of Detroit, after they purchased 80 cell phones.Police found about 1,000 cell phones in their rented minivan with Texas licence plates. That alarmed U.S. authorities, as cell phones can be used as detonators in terrorist bomb attacks.”

Bringing back the woolly mammoth — maybe

“Descendants of extinct mammals like the giant woolly mammoth might one day walk the Earth again. It isn’t exactly Jurassic Park, but Japanese researchers are looking at the possibility of using … frozen animals to inseminate living relatives. So far they’ve succeeded with mice — some frozen as long as 15 years — and lead researcher Dr. Atsuo Ogura says he would like to try experiments in larger animals.”

Will Pluto lose planet status this week?

“Pluto has never been much of a planet — small, wired orbit, not much atmosphere — and questions about its status have been raised periodically since its discovery 76 years ago. This week, the international body with the power to decide what is and is not a planet will consider a new definition that could expand the number of planets in our solar system or demote Pluto to mere ‘Kuiper Belt object.’ “