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Gambling in U.S. more destructive than previously thought, speakers say

JACKSON, Miss. (BP)–Recent studies — some by the gambling industry itself — reveal that gambling is even more destructive to society and individuals than previously known, according to psychologists and university professors speaking at the annual conference of the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling in Jackson, Miss., Sept. 24-26. Keynote speaker Kay Coles James, who […]

82-year-old Texan named MSC volunteer of the year

DALLAS (BP)–Eighty-two-year-old Sue Low, who helped lead 646 inmates to Christ in the Dallas County Jail the past four years, has been named Mission Service Corps Volunteer of the Year by the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.Low, a member of First Baptist Church of Oak Cliff in Dallas, celebrated her 82nd […]

Societal ills caused by gambling recounted at national conference

ST. LOUIS (BP)–Gambling can destroy communities and an entire nation, psychologists, educators and United States senators warned at the conference of the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling and National Coalition Against Gambling Expansion in St. Louis. The Sept. 18-20 meeting at the Sheraton-West Port Inn was within a mile of several “boats in moats,” large […]

Landes, former Texas executive, college president, dies at 84

DALLAS (BP)--Texas Baptists are still moving in the direction that James H. Landes provided, speakers said Jan. 1 at the funeral of the "servant minister" who served as Baptist General Convention of Texas executive director from 1974-83.