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Internet-access company screening out pornography

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP)–A computer-wise Arkansan repulsed by obscene material available on the Internet has started a company to block such matter for its computer-user customers. Neil Willis, a 26-year-old Air Force trained technician, founded Alphanet Internet Communications Inc. in 1995 as a web site design company. In December, Alphanet began providing protected access to […]

The Alphanet Solution

A computer-wise Arkansan repulsed by obscene material available on the Internet has started a company that blocks access to such matter. Neil Willis, a 26-year-old Air Force trained technician, founded Alphanet Internet Communications Inc. in 1995 as a web site design company. But in December, Alphanet began providing protected access to the Internet and it […]

Physician-assisted suicide becomes state-level battle

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP)–The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold two states’ bans on physician-assisted suicide, while “on target,” will “refocus the battle on the states,” said an expert in Christian ethics. “I think that whatever state passes that legislation first, it will be model legislation for many of the other states,” said Ben Mitchell, […]

Prof’s principles counter physician-assisted suicide

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP)–Ben Mitchell, assistant professor of Christian ethics at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., sees five theological principles undergirding opposition to physician-assisted suicide. Mitchell spoke to a group of doctors and nurses June 27 at the Baptist Medical Center, Little Rock, Ark., a day after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld two state […]

‘Little Rock Nine’ student recalls Christian classmate

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP)--In 1957, the country watched as nine black teenagers, accompanied by armed federal troops deployed by President Dwight Eisenhower, crossed a historic racial barrier to attend Little Rock Central High School. The Army troops were ordered to protect the students from physical harm. But guns couldn't shelter the youths from heckling, taunting and racial epithets.

From Prodigy to Prodigal, Physician Now Follows Christ

By every measurement, John Redman was a prodigy. He finished high school at 16, entered medical school at 18, and earned his doctor of medicine degree at 22. He entered the Air Force as a major at 27. By 31, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, he was the youngest urology department chairman […]