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Passenger van safety & insurance increases push
churches to look at other transportation options

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--The popular form of transportation for churches -- 15-passenger vans -- may soon not be an option at all.

8 quilters, age 71-82, help their church grow

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A stitch in time
It takes thousands of passes of the needle to create the stunning effect of a handmade quilt. Photo by Anthony Wade
      ANDALUSIA, Ala. (BP)--It could be among the longest-running quilting bees on record.
      During the last decade, eight "quilting queens" at Southside Baptist Church in Andalusia, Ala., have turned their favorite pastime into a moneymaking project netting $16,594 for the building projects of their beloved church.
      And these "golden girls" -- ranging in age from 71 to 82 -- can stitch a serious quilt, evidenced by the thousands of stitches each has contributed to the 210 quilts they have produced.

After retiring from the sea, he found an anchor in faith

DAPHNE, Ala. (BP)--The old man and the sea have spent a lifetime together, but it was just 15 years ago when he met the Keeper of the sea.

Launch director at Challenger disaster recalls crisis, questions, hope, tears

SARALAND, Ala. (BP)--The horror of watching the disaster surrounding the space shuttle Challenger on Jan. 28, 1986, is something James A. "Gene" Thomas still remembers.

U. of Mobile ex-president sentenced to probation, 300 community service hou

MOBILE, Ala. (BP)–Michael A. Magnoli, former president of the University of Mobile, was sentenced to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service Nov. 4 in connection with his federal guilty plea Sept. 20 to falsifying his 1993 federal tax returns. He also, in the plea, acknowledged participating in an illegal campaign contribution […]

Former U. of Mobile president to face federal sentencing Nov. 4

MOBILE, Ala. (BP)–Sentencing will be Nov. 4 of the former president of the University of Mobile, Michael A. Magnoli, in a federal conviction for falsifying his 1993 federal income tax returns. Magnoli, in pleading guilty to the charge Sept. 20, stood motionless in front of federal district Chief Judge Charles Butler with his attorney, James […]

‘Lost multitudes waiting,’ Rankin tells new missionaries

MOBILE, Ala. (BP)–When Andy and Cindy Kennedy fly to Brazil in October, it’ll be only the first of many more airplane trips. The Alabama natives joined 18 others Jan. 20 at Cottage Hill Baptist Church, Mobile, Ala., for their appointment to missionary service with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board. After a year of language […]