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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | February 26, 1996
An Episcopal bishop will stand trial for heresy tomorrow in Wilmington, Del.In only the second such trial of a bishop in the more than 200-year history of the U.S. Episcopal Church, Bishop Walter Righter, 72, faces charges that he committed heresy in 1990 by knowingly ordaining a noncelibate gay man.Bishop Righter was an assistant bishop of Newark, N.J., when he ordained Barry Stopfel, a Maplewood, N.J., priest who now shares the rectory with his lover of...
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | January 19, 2003
WASHINGTON - Forgive me, but I'm about to speak heresy. Blame the outgoing governor of Illinois, who recently emptied his state's death row. George Ryan commuted to life in prison the death sentences of 167 condemned criminals. The result: a firestorm of criticism, much of it from those who have lost loved ones to violent crime. Our instinct is to give great weight to what those people have to say. To listen with great reverence. But - and here's the heresy - it occurs to me that maybe we've already listened with too much reverence.
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By Richard Boudreaux and Richard Boudreaux,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 25, 1998
MONTEREALE VALCELLINA, Italy -- An odd little shrine to this village's favorite son stands in the cobblestoned piazza outside the Domenico Scandella Social Center. It depicts a wheel of cheese, minus one slice. Water trickles through tiny holes in the cheese. The water is supposed to represent worms.There is no inscription, but any villager can explain: Domenico Scandella was a verbose and stubborn 16th-century miller with dangerous ideas. In a showdown with his interrogators, he insisted that the universe evolved "just as cheese is made out of milk -- and worms appeared in it, and these were the angels and among [them]
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By Amy Cortese and Amy Cortese,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 7, 2002
While politicians and even chief executives make righteous speeches and advocate tougher penalties for corporate misdeeds, Sister Patricia Daly is smiling. For three decades, she has been quietly forcing changes her own way. Or perhaps not so quietly. Daly, 45, a Dominican nun and member of the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, leads its efforts to make corporations more liable financially for damage to the environment and climate changes from global warming. Operating frequently from the group's headquarters on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, in a square building known as "the God Box," Daly spends her days meeting with corporate executives, drafting shareholder resolutions and trying to put pressure on large corporations such as Exxon Mobil and General Electric.
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By Dan Berger | August 14, 1996
The party is unified, but no one knows whether to believe the speakers or the platform, candidates or delegates, as to what it is unified about.Dole bought the supply side heresy before recruiting its choir master for Veep.Hey, guys, decide the slots issue and the school funding issue on their respective separate merits and quit trying to confuse the two.Chechnya 2, Russia 0.Pub Date: 8/14/96
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By Dan Berger | August 21, 1996
The novelty has long since worn off Ross Perot, but Dole's adoption of the supply-side heresy gives him a new reason for being.The candidates outdo each other promising economic growth while the Fed of their choice does what it can to prevent any such thing.Bill is 50 and the time is swift coming when he won't have to dye his hair gray.Kemp is Dole's Dole.Pub Date: 8/21/96
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By Charles Howard Lippy | April 9, 1996
HERESY. THE WORD brings images of people burning at the stake, of finding and punishing witches, of threats to truth with a capital "T" and of salvation itself.Most of us consign heresy to a past when Inquisitors supposedly came in the night and dragged off suspected infidels. So it seems unusual, almost bizarre, that one of the nation's oldline denominations, the Episcopal Church, is in the throes of a heresy trial.On the surface, the issue seems clear: retired Bishop Walter Righter is charged with heresy because he ordained a non-celibate male homosexual as a deacon in 1990.
NEWS
April 2, 1991
Court didn't ban praying in public schoolsYou should not be party to spreading such a misconception!Russ SeeseAberdeenNot a sciencePaul Greenberg's column, "A case of scientific heresy" (March 20), erroneously gives credence to "creation science" by treating it as scientific heresy. True scientific heresy is new, competing theory or a variation of a theory based on the use of the scientific method. "Creation science" does not even merit that definition because it is religious dogma disguised, at least partly, as science.
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July 9, 2000
THE SENTENCING of 10 Jews from provincial Shiraz to prison as spies for Israel is a sign that Iran is not ready for accommodation with the outside world. In the struggle between hard-liners who control the spiritual leadership and moderates who hold the presidency, the judiciary belongs to the hard-liners. The defendants are not what this trial was about. Followers of the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the spiritual leader, would make it impossible for President Mohammad Khatami to improve relations with any non-Islamic country and difficult for him to impose reforms.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | January 19, 2003
WASHINGTON - Forgive me, but I'm about to speak heresy. Blame the outgoing governor of Illinois, who recently emptied his state's death row. George Ryan commuted to life in prison the death sentences of 167 condemned criminals. The result: a firestorm of criticism, much of it from those who have lost loved ones to violent crime. Our instinct is to give great weight to what those people have to say. To listen with great reverence. But - and here's the heresy - it occurs to me that maybe we've already listened with too much reverence.
NEWS
By Douglas M. Birch and Gary Cohn and Douglas M. Birch and Gary Cohn,SUN STAFF | June 25, 2001
Venture capitalist Steve Gorlin planted himself in a classroom at the Johns Hopkins University's medical school and listened for two days as, one after another, nearly a dozen top researchers pitched ideas and promoted discoveries. Gorlin quickly cut deals to launch two companies to exploit the most promising work. The Florida investor routinely scouts academic labs, seeking new medical technology or products that could be turned into money. But Hopkins particularly impressed him. Its scientists were world class; its administrators could not have been more obliging.
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July 9, 2000
THE SENTENCING of 10 Jews from provincial Shiraz to prison as spies for Israel is a sign that Iran is not ready for accommodation with the outside world. In the struggle between hard-liners who control the spiritual leadership and moderates who hold the presidency, the judiciary belongs to the hard-liners. The defendants are not what this trial was about. Followers of the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the spiritual leader, would make it impossible for President Mohammad Khatami to improve relations with any non-Islamic country and difficult for him to impose reforms.
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By Jim Haner and Jim Haner,Sun Staff | October 10, 1999
The rabbit broke from the clump of scrub at my father's feet -- a scrambling streak of brown against a grassy backdrop of mottled greens and umber. Startled, my 11-year-old heart leaped, and I froze with a shotgun in my hands.In a smooth arc, my dad drew his .22-caliber revolver from its holster and fired a single shot that caught the rabbit on the fly and sent it tumbling into a heap of stew meat. One shot. At a range of 10 yards. With a pistol, no less."Better to miss than not shoot at all," he said, as he holstered the gun. "You think about it too long, and the chance will be gone."
NEWS
By Richard Boudreaux and Richard Boudreaux,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 25, 1998
MONTEREALE VALCELLINA, Italy -- An odd little shrine to this village's favorite son stands in the cobblestoned piazza outside the Domenico Scandella Social Center. It depicts a wheel of cheese, minus one slice. Water trickles through tiny holes in the cheese. The water is supposed to represent worms.There is no inscription, but any villager can explain: Domenico Scandella was a verbose and stubborn 16th-century miller with dangerous ideas. In a showdown with his interrogators, he insisted that the universe evolved "just as cheese is made out of milk -- and worms appeared in it, and these were the angels and among [them]
NEWS
By Diana K. Sugg and Diana K. Sugg,SUN STAFF | October 25, 1997
Sitting atop opposing mountains in Cumberland, the city's two hospitals have been rivals for decades. Evenly matched in size and finances, they dueled in billboards. They tried to outdo each other in technology.But as with hospitals all over the country, Memorial Hospital, a historic community institution, and Sacred Heart, a Catholic hospital, have started to do what was once considered heresy -- merge. Board members cite declining revenues and numbers of hospital patients.Their actions have started a storm of controversy among Cumberland's residents, physicians and staff.
NEWS
By Dan Berger | August 21, 1996
The novelty has long since worn off Ross Perot, but Dole's adoption of the supply-side heresy gives him a new reason for being.The candidates outdo each other promising economic growth while the Fed of their choice does what it can to prevent any such thing.Bill is 50 and the time is swift coming when he won't have to dye his hair gray.Kemp is Dole's Dole.Pub Date: 8/21/96
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Restaurant Critic | December 4, 1992
Consider the corned beef sandwich. Almost nothing beats the taste of a great corned beef sandwich on rye with maybe some good mustard and freshly made coleslaw. The Natural Gourmet Classics' version might be considered a heresy -- why mess with a good thing? But glazed corned beef sandwich is the special, and if you'll approach it with an open mind, you're in for a treat. The corned beef is hot, juicy and incredibly tender, with a fruit glaze that's sweet but not overwhelmingly so. Have it on the soft,fresh seven-grain bread with a little spicy mustard.
NEWS
By Linda Cotton | March 15, 1991
GOVERNOR SCHAEFER is disturbed. Not disturbed in the emotional sense. No, of course, I didn't mean to say that -- or to imply that the good governor of the Maryland is, well -- losing his marbles. I wouldn't do that -- primarily because I need to sleep at night. And I don't want to be awakened at some ungodly hour by a state trooper. Especially one who knows my name. And Isurely don't want to get home some Friday afternoon and find a Lincoln Town Car in my driveway and Schaefer standing on my porch.
NEWS
By Dan Berger | August 14, 1996
The party is unified, but no one knows whether to believe the speakers or the platform, candidates or delegates, as to what it is unified about.Dole bought the supply side heresy before recruiting its choir master for Veep.Hey, guys, decide the slots issue and the school funding issue on their respective separate merits and quit trying to confuse the two.Chechnya 2, Russia 0.Pub Date: 8/14/96
NEWS
By Charles Howard Lippy | April 9, 1996
HERESY. THE WORD brings images of people burning at the stake, of finding and punishing witches, of threats to truth with a capital "T" and of salvation itself.Most of us consign heresy to a past when Inquisitors supposedly came in the night and dragged off suspected infidels. So it seems unusual, almost bizarre, that one of the nation's oldline denominations, the Episcopal Church, is in the throes of a heresy trial.On the surface, the issue seems clear: retired Bishop Walter Righter is charged with heresy because he ordained a non-celibate male homosexual as a deacon in 1990.
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