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c. 1998 Religion News Service Judge dismisses final plaintiff in suit against Catholic weekly (RNS) A federal judge has dismissed the last remaining plaintiff in a $30 million defamation lawsuit initially filed by Briggs & Stratton over reports in the National Catholic Reporter that questioned the morality of the company moving jobs to cheaper labor […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service U.S. church delegation to deliver $100,000 in medical aid to Iraq (RNS) A U.S. church delegation departed Wednesday (April 8) for Baghdad to deliver $100,000 in medical supplies to aid the people of Iraq.”The main purpose of our mission is to bring humanitarian aid to ease the suffering of the […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Good Friday, Passover beer ban muddles Boston Red Sox opener (RNS) Citing the desire for a”family atmosphere,”the Boston Red Sox have instituted a one-time”beer ban”because their Opening Day game falls on Good Friday and the first night of Passover (April 10). The policy requires heightened security, the Boston Herald reported […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Update: Clinton doesn’t regret taking Holy Communion (RNS) White House spokesman Mike McCurry said Monday (April 6) President Clinton does not regret taking Holy Communion at a South African Catholic church, despite continuing criticism.”The president was happy to receive the invitation to participate and was glad he did,”McCurry said at […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Lyons forced to move location of speech in Philadelphia (RNS) The Rev. Henry J. Lyons, the denominational president facing charges of grand theft and racketeering, was blocked Saturday (April 4) from speaking at a church of his National Baptist Convention, USA, and had to borrow another denomination’s facility.”For my misguided […]