Thursday, July 20, 2006

Cindy's FYI--Thursday, July 20, 2006

Note: "Cindy's FYI" is a new feature that I'm experimenting with. I'll try to consistently provide this small news report in the early morning...usually it will be followed by my regular blog post later. I'd love your feedback!--CSS

--"President Bush has once again proved himself to be a man of his word and a champion for the preborn," says Focus on the Family's Dr. James Dobson. Dobson is applauding the president's veto of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act. Not everyone is happy about the action, though. Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich issued a statement saying the President has "turned his back on countless Americans battling devastating diseases and crippling injuries, as well as the dedicated doctors and researchers who are working to find cures."

--Sales of the ESV (English Standard Version) of the Bible have quadrupled in two years. “My sense is that there is a rapidly growing desire for a ‘word-for-word’ Bible version like the ESV—one that retains the beauty and majesty of the Bible, that captures the depth of meaning in the original languages, and that is highly accessible for contemporary readers,” noted Dr. Lane T. Dennis, President of Crossway Bibles. A Crossway press release says, " First published in fall of 2001, the ESV Bible seeks to combine faithfulness to the original languages, beauty of expression, and depth of meaning, for this generation and for generations to come."

--AP reports that actor Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense) is hospitalized after a car crash this morning near Los Angeles. No word on his condition.

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