**Important News Headlines** – 29th July, 2009

From Koinonia House


Bolivians Deny Providing Iran With Uranium – July 27, 2009
Bolivian officials treat information about the uranium deposits in San Ignacio and other locations in Bolivia as a state secret. Chief ministers reacted indignantly to recent claims by Israel that Iran was receiving uranium from Bolivia and Venezuela. The Washington Times

Women Can “Hold” Unborn Babies – July 24, 2009
Pregnant women are being given the chance to hold life-sized models of their unborn babies, thanks to an invention that converts data from ultrasound and MRI scans. Jorge Lopes, a Brazilian designer, uses 3-D printing technology to create the plaster models, which went on display last month at an exhibition at the Royal College of Art in London. The Times

Teachers Leaving NEA For Christian Alternative – July 24, 2009
The Christian Educators Association International says it has seen an increase in enrollment. About one month ago, the National Education Association (NEA) voted to throw its full support behind homosexual “marriage,” and members voted down a resolution calling for the NEA to take a “no-position” stance on abortion. Furthermore, NEA top lawyer Bob Chanin recently berated those within the NEA who hold to traditional conservative values. OneNewsNow

Harvard Arrest: Not About Racism – July 24, 2009
Alan Keyes writes, “If Gates came to the door, thanked the police officer for the prompt response and showed his ID while explaining the appearance of a break-in, how could any incident have occurred? The resident of a home has a stake in the police officer’s prompt performance of his duty, so there’s nothing obsequious or inappropriate about being polite and appreciative toward someone who’s doing exactly what a sensible resident would want them to do… It didn’t take long for many to realize that the only -ism involved in that episode was narcissism. But surely no academic has ever shown traces of that disorder.” WorldNetDaily

Mouse Developed From Adult Skin Cells – July 23, 2009
…The fact that iPS cells can give rise to an entirely new mouse, and one that can sire offspring, as one of the studies showed, suggests that the cells are as versatile as those from embryos, and may prove useful in generating other kinds of functioning cells that can safely treat patients with conditions such as Parkinson’s, diabetes and heart disease — or even prevent these diseases altogether. Time

ObamaCare Requires ‘End-Of-Life’ Counseling For Elderly – July 22, 2009
The version of President Obama’s universal health care plan pending in the US House would require ‘end-of-life’ counseling for senior citizens, and the former lieutenant governor for the state of New York is warning people to “protect their parents” from the measure. Betsy McCaughey, the former New York state officer, told former president candidate Fred Thompson during an interview on his radio program the “consultation” is no more or less than an attempt to convince seniors to die. WorldNetDaily

Cyprus Religious Artifacts Being Looted – July 21, 2009
Religious artifacts on the divided island of Cyprus are in ‘great peril,’ according to a US Helsinki Commission document to be released Tuesday afternoon. Thousands of Orthodox icons, manuscripts, frescoes and mosaics have been looted from churches, chapels and monasteries in northern Cyprus, ending up on international auction blocks. The Washington Times

Jefferson’s ‘Nature’s God’ An Intelligent Designer – July 15, 2009
In 1823, when materialist evolutionary ideas had long been circulating, Jefferson wrote to John Adams and insisted that the scientific evidence of design in nature was clear: ‘I hold (without appeal to revelation) that when we take a view of the Universe, in its parts general or particular, it is impossible for the human mind not to perceive and feel a conviction of design, consummate skill, and indefinite power in every atom of its composition.’ It was on empirical grounds, not religious ones, that he took this view. The Boston Globe