News Headlines: Southern Adventist University Students Cover Ben Carson Event (And More!)

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October 16, 2015

Southern Adventist University Students Cover Ben Carson Event. Student journalists from Southern Adventist University covered Ben Carson's book signing. Carson was in Chattanooga to promote his recent book, A More Perfect Union. His supporters circled a Barnes and Noble store waiting to get their books signed. From the Chattanooga Times Free Press, "Ben Carson Draws Hundreds to Barnes and Noble in Chattanooga." And from the Southern Adventist University student newspaper, the Southern Accent, "Accent Editors Shake Gifted Hands."

Prosecution of Adventist Man in Kazakhstan Proceeds. Seventh-day Adventist Yklas Kabduakasov continues to stand trial on October 14 in Kazakhstan's capital Astana for creating "religious discord."  He may have been entrapped by the secret police who filmed him speaking to students who asked for religious instruction. From Forum 18 News Service, "KAZAKHSTAN: Secret police-inspired criminal prosecutions."

A Third Casualty Results from Indianapolis Car Crash. Sandile Ncube died from his injuries following the car crash that killed his father, Indianapolis Junior Academy principal Norris Ncube and his sister Jessica Senele Ncube. The three other children hurt in the accident are recovering from their injuries. From Indianapolis Star, "Second Child Dies After Washington Street Crash."

St. Maarten Adventists Create Expo for Children's Health. The six Adventist Churches on the island of St. Maarten joined to sponsor a children’s health expo titled "Healthy Me."  The theme pointed out that God wants everyone to enjoy long and healthy lives. Over 500 children were offered eye tests, dental care instructions, oral checks, height and weight monitoring, blood pressure and pulse rate checks. Wellness demonstrations and healthy living presentations by Adventist school teachers were also provided along with development-related seminars and healthy meals demonstrations. From Adventist News Network, "Children's Health Expo Attracts Over 500 in St. Maarten."


Photo: Joshua Supit / Southern Accent
Pam Dietrich taught English at Loma Linda Academy for 26 years and served there eight more years as the 7-12 librarian. She lives in Redlands, CA.

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