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The Akron Beacon Journal from Akron, Ohio • Page 28

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The Beacon Journal Monday, March 30, 1998, Page A3 Sermons underscore tragedy A killings. Yesterday, the school was open for counseling sessions. Tomorrow, Tippit's church members plan to distribute 250 stuffed animals, donated by a local Wal-Mart store, to students. Children will be encouraged to take the bunnies, bears and dolls to a community memorial service that evening at the Arkansas State University campus. "The idea is to give them something to hold," said Tippit Plans called for President Clinton to address the gathering through a video hookup from Africa. Attorney General Janet Reno and Gov. Mike Huckabne are to speak in persoa The Fullness of Joy Church collected a special offering yesterday for the school and the families of the victims. The Rev. Adrian Rogers said the tragedy of the shootings had pulled together people of all different faiths. Reminders of the shooting can be seen nearly everywhere in Jonesboro, from business signs proclaiming "Our prayers are with you, Westside" to the scores of buckets, coffee cans and jars labeled "Westside Crisis Fund" in-, side stores. Middle school shooting stirs church leaders to deliver message of hope, forgiveness in Arkansas By David A. Jjeb Associated Press Jonesboro, ARK: Pastors urged forgiveness yesterday and praised the hundreds of behind-the-scenes helpers who had given their time, talents and treasures since a deadly school shooting shattered the community's morale. At Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, little girls handed stones to arriving parishioners. "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone," preached Deacon Victor J. Stepka. "We must use authority at least to try to understand and mend the person who has made a mistake." He explained that he had prepared his message before the shooting, but found it enhanced by Tuesday's deaths of four students and a teacher, killed in a hail of bullets at their school Police say two students, 13-year-old Mitchell Johnson and 11-year-old Andrew Golden, are responsible. Associated Press A roadside sign commemorating the day of the Westside Middle School shooting reminds motorists of the Jonesboro, tragedy. "We refuse to be paralyzed by fear," the Rev. Rodney Reeves said at Central Baptist Church. "Our God is so great and so good that He can take something so evil as the slaughter of innocence and turn it for good." At the First Baptist Church, the Rev. Bruce Tippit paused for a moment of public affirmation for the doctors, nurses and emergency medical technicians in his church who helped treat the wounded outside Westside Middle School The Rev; Fred Haustein of the First United Methodist Church gave thanks "for those whose jobs were to bring responsibility and order to chaos, healing to injury, and peace to violence." Youngsters will return to West-side Middle School today for their first full week of classes since the current form, Kasich said yesterday, President Clinton should veto it Kasich, R-Westerville, on Friday led 10 other Republicans at a news conference where they decried GOP backing for the six-year, $217 billion surface transportation bill that the House is expected to pass his week. Yesterday, on Foz News Sunday, Kasich acknowledged that "I think I'll get hit by a cement truck" when he goes to the House floor to try to reduce the spending level. But he said he thought the president should, and will, veto it because it boosts highway spending by 42 percent over the last six-year program. Wind-driven fire burns remote area of forest A wind-driven fire had burned through 800 acres of the Moshannon State Forest in central Pennsylvania yesterday. No buildings or residents were threatened by the fire in a remote and unpopulated area. Investigators suspected arson, said Arlene Swales, a dispatcher for the Bureau of Forestry. Edited from wire reports by Dave Wilson, Beacon Journal National Desk Washington Senate committee releases tobacco bill Negotiators yesterday agreed on most of the provisions of Congress' leading tobacco bill that would charge the industry about $138 billion more and impose harsher restrictions than the settlement companies and states reached in June. Negotiators also approved for the Food and Drug Administration broad authority to regulate nicotine products, a victory for the health community and the White House. For all the progress, negotiators left unfinished the central issues of debate how much, if any, legal protection to give the industry, and specifically how to spend the $506 billion over 25 years the companies would pay. Washington Republican chastises GOP on highway bill Rep. John Kasich, a leading Republican crusader for smaller government, chastised his party for endorsing a massive highway spending bill. If it passes in its a $2,000 Annual Pharmacy Coverage Free Transportation to Doctor's Appointments $0 Monthly Plan Premium Dental and Vision Benefits SummaCare Secure. Now better than ever. Better for you. Now SummaCare Secure gives you even more exceptional healthcare coverage than ever before. In addition to our existing benefits, we think you'll like these changes. SummaCare Secure keeps getting better and better. Find out what's new at the local lAVAbout seminar nearest you. A sales representative will be present with information and applications. Cruise line ends search for missing passenger Virginia woman's family fears she was kidnapped from the private balcony of the eighth-deck cabin she was sharing with her family on the Rhapsody of the Seas cruise liner. Authorities fear she fell overboard, but family members believe she was kidnapped. FBI agents with trained dogs searched the ship Friday and Saturday but turned up no trace of Bradley, FBI spokeswoman Sara Lema said Saturday. Family members said they received no ransom demands. Bradley disappeared from the Rhapsody of the Seas as the ship approached Curacao, a Dutch Caribbean island about 40 miles north of Venezuela She was last seen by her father, Ronald Bradley, on the balcony about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. She was dozing on a deck chair with the balcony's sliding glass door closed, he said. Associated Press San Juan, Puerto Rico: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines said yesterday it has ended its search for a Virginia woman who disappeared from a cruise liner near Curacao on Tuesday. The company had chartered a boat to continue looking for 23-year-old Amy Bradley after the Netherlands Antilles Coast Guard ended a four-day search on Friday. "We're just hopeful that we can put a closure to this, that either her body will be found or she will be found," Royal Caribbean spokesman Rich Steck said yesterday. Bradley, of Chesterfield County, a Richmond suburb, disappeared TH THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd MONDAY, MARCH 30 10:00 am Michael's A.M. 9:00 am Barb's Country Corner Restaurant 1562 Akron Peninsula Rd, 168 2nd NW, Barberton In the Valley 10:00 am MikeB's 2:00 pm Chatter Box Inc. 518 Canton Rd, Akron 5105 Manchester Rd, Manchester am Susan's Coffee Tea 2:00 pm McDonald's 3767 Darrow Rd, Stow 10:00 am Wadsworth Rittman Hospital 2:00 pm Menches Bros. Restaurant 195 Wadsworth Wadsworth 799 N. High Wadsworth 10:30 am Friendly's Restaurant Attention Home Buyers Entrepreneurs: Millions Made through Foreclosure and Distressed Real Estate 1863 State Rd, Cuyahoga Falls 1 :00 pm Tallmadge Primary Care Physicians 261 South Tallmadge 2:00 pm Charlie's Restaurant Catering 3725 S. Cleve. Mass. Rd, Norton 2:00 pm The Copley Ketde Rest. Gift Shop 1436 S. Cleve. -Mass. Rd, Copley dr. 2:00 pm Parasson's Italian Restaurant 959 Waterloo Rd, Akron 2:30 pm Big Boy Restaurant 116 Tallmadge Circle, Tallmadge FRIDAY, APRIL 3 rd 10:00 am McDonald's 2021 E. Market Akron 2:00 pm Friendly's Restaurant 3721 Medina Rd, Fairlawn TUESDAY, MARCH 31st 10:00 am Cracker Barrel Restaurant 76 Rothrock Rd, Copley 10:00 am Jasper's 662 Canton Rd, Akron 2:00 pm Bob Evans Rte. 8 Home Cuyahoga Falls 2:00 pm Cheryl's Daily Grind 1662 Merriman Rd, Akron WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1st 9:00 am Heritage Way Restaurant 31 W. Main Seville 10:00 am Denny's 2329 RomigRd, Akron 2:00 pm Cafe Felice 2467 State Rd, Cuyahoga Falls 2:00 pm Caffessimo 101 High Wadsworth 2:00 pm Egg CastleFarmer Boy 1324 Canton Rd, Akron 2:00 pm Lukity's Country Inn 2697 Manchester Rd, Akron CLEVELAND Each year hundreds, even thousands of individuals throughout the nation are profiling from the real estate market and you could too. For nearly one hundred years, millionaires, such as the Kennedys and Rockefellers, have been created by investing in real estate and have accumulated massive wealth as a result. Unfortunately, most of us miss the same opportunity to become financially independent because of a lack of knowledge. Today in America there are foreclosures and properties in default that could increase your personal fortune. Big Money is Made in Real Estate The concept is really rather simple. There are thousands of distressed properties ripe for the picking. 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