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News Headlines: SWAU Alum, American Idol Rickey Smith Dies Car Crash (and More)

SWAU Alum, American Idol Finalist Rickey Smith Dies in Car Crash. Rickey E. Smith, Jr., a graduate of Southwestern Adventist University and a finalist on the reality TV show American Idol, was killed when a drunk driver going the wrong way on I-240 outside Oklahoma City struck Smith's car head-on.

News Headlines: Oakwood's Aeolians Honor Slain Officer in Columbus, Ohio (and More!)

Oakwood University Choir Honors Slain Officer with Song and Walk. The Aeolians, an Oakwood University choir, sang and walked a mile in honor of a Columbus, Ohio, police officer who was killed during a SWAT standoff.  Members of the Central Seventh-day Adventist Church brought the choir that was visiting Columbus for a performance.  The church and the choir decided to pay tribute by singing the national anthem, offering comfort to the officers who remain.  The pastor of Columbus Central, John Boston, is also a Chaplain for the Columbus Police Department.

News Headlines: Decision Not to Give Infant a Heart Generates Controversy

Decision Not to Give Infant a Heart Generates Controversy.  Washington Post opinion piece about an infant taken off the heart-transplant list at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital prompted a letter to the editor from Loma Linda’s executive director for public affairs. In the opinion article, Chairman of the Special Olympics Timothy P.

News Headlines: Tulsa Adventist Church Heavily Damaged by Tornado (And More!)

Tulsa Adventist Church Heavily Damaged by Tornado. The Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church in north Tulsa, Oklahoma, had its roof torn off by a tornado during their Wednesday night prayer meeting.

Headlines: Chicago Residents Flooded with 600K+ Copies of Great Controversy (And More!)

Chicago Residents Flooded with 600,000+ Copies of The Great Controversy. More than 600,000 copies of The Great Controversy have been mailed out–unsolicited–across Chicago.

News Headlines: Loma Linda University NICU Featured in Honda TV Ad

LLU Children’s Hospital Featured in SoCal Honda TV Ad. Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital’s (LLUCH) neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is featured in a recent Southern California Honda Dealer’s “Random Acts of Helpfulness” advertising campaign. The television and radio commercials are the first to feature a hospital in the campaign. In the SoCal Honda commercial, men and women in blue delivered three van loads of equipment to the NICU.

News Headlines: Loma Linda University Graduate Appointed Florida's Interim Surgeon General (and More!)

Loma Linda University Graduate Appointed Florida's Interim Surgeon General. Florida Governor Rick Scott has appointed Loma Linda University graduate Dr. Celeste Philip as the state's interim Surgeon General. Philip replaces Dr. John Armstrong, who was the Surgeon General since 2012. The Florida State Senate did not appoint Dr.

News Headlines: Washington Adventist Hospital Breaks Ground on White Oak Facility (and more!)

Washington Adventist Hospital Breaks Ground on White Oak Facility. Community leaders joined Adventist Health Care administrators and leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday for a new $331 Washington Adventist Hospital location.

News Headlines: Nevada Caucus on Sabbath a Hindrance for Some Adventists, Jews

Nevada Caucus on Sabbath a Hindrance for Some Adventists, Jews. Seventh-day Adventists and religious Jews missed out on the opportunity to participate in Nevada's Democratic primary ele

News Headlines: South Caribbean Conference President Decries Carnival, Affirms Hetero Marriage

South Caribbean Conference President Decries Carnival, Affirms Heterosexual Marriage. Pastor Leslie Moses, president of the South Caribbean Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists, led hundreds of members from over 150 churches in a march to a Morality and Temperance Rally at a large stadium.

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