Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Cindy's FYI--Tuesday, July 18, 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

--Girl Fight?--According to Plugged In Online's Culture Clips, the internet is a factor in disputes among young girls these days. "Dr. Cheryl Dellasega, who founded an after-school program called Club and Camp Ophelia that specifically targets the problem of violence between girls. 'Girls can be meaner online than they would [be] in person. And when they see each other at school the next day, an explosion can occur.' With the advent of picture phones, inexpensive digital cameras and easy-to-use video sharing Web sites, the Internet can also display this hostility to the world."

--The former president of World Vision has passed away at the age of 90. Ted Engstrom was also a past president of Youth for Christ and a close friend of Billy Graham. World Vision U-S president Richard Stearns: "The evangelical community has lost one of its most influential
leaders of the past 50 years."

--M. Night Shyamalan tells AP his new movie, Lady in the Water, is the reverse of Rosemary's Baby. Instead of evil, he says his plot involves people getting together to do good. Lady in the Water is about an apartment complex manager played by Paul Giamatti who tries to help a mysterious water nymph.

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