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Community THE DAILY GLOBE. Ironwood, Ml — Wednesday. Sept. 16,1998 Page 4 Pianist Bob Buchkoe plays the 1912 Sousa-style march "Normal Girls' Dream" for the planning committee of Northern Michigan University's centennial ball. Highlights at Saturday's ball will include a dinner, dancing to "A Touch of Class," and the march, written.for the students at Northern State Normal School. Shown with Buchkoe, from (eft. are Yvonne Lee, Lucy Contois, Katie Wright, Joan Myefski, Judy Place, Paul Suomi and committee chair Phyllis Maki. . ' The biblical side of the Clinton-Lewinsky saga By RICHARD N. OSTLING AP Religion Writer .. The Monica Lewinsky-Bill Clinton saga has involved lying, adultery, treachery and vengeance — all classic biblical themes — but also, most intriguingly, the dynamics of confessing sin. Politicians, pundits and preachers alike have debated whether the president's confession in a nationwide TV address passed moral muster. The conversation could linger for years. Scripture offers numerous examples of confession. But for many Bible readers, the most memorable is the one cited just before^ the presidential address by the Rev. J. Philip Wogaman, pastor of the Washington church the Clintons attend. An articulate liberal scholar of ethics be-fore he moved to Foundry United Methodist Church, Wogaman is also a political commentator as president of the Interfaith Alliance, which opposes the religious right. "King David, if I read my Bible correctly, was not impeached," Wogaman remarked, and yet the sin of that biblical monarch was indisputably worse than any-, thing in Kenneth Starr's files. David, consumed by lust, used his power as Israel's commander in chief to kill the husband of his lover Bathsheba by assigning him to the front lines of battle. As recorded in 2 Samuel 12, David is finally forced to confront his sin. The prophet Nathan vis-- its David and tells him a parable about a rich man who was preparing dinner and took the only iamb a poor man-owned instead of one from his own extensive flocks. David says angrily that the rich man deserves to die. Nathan's well-known response: "You are the man." , When Nathan speaks God's words of condemnation, David confesses, "I have sinned against the Lord." Nathan states that the Lord "has put away your sin" and Episcopal women plan bazaar The Episcopal Church Women will sponsor their annual Christmas bazaar Saturday, Doc. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets will be $2.50 and will be sold at the door. Baked goods, spices, arts and crafts will be sold. The church women met recently with Georgeanna Ivea serving as chairman of the month. Their next meeting of the group will he Monday, Nov.' 2 at 1:30 p.m. when Bette Nurkkala will be chairman. Other chairmen will be Norma Villett, prayer, and Joyce Garland, lunch. The group will prepare and serve the lunch for the Upper Peninsula Association of Retired Persons' Presidents Council mooting Thursday, Sept. 24. Following the meeting refreshments were served by Priscilla Gass. will remove the punishment of death that the deed deserves. But as the Rev. Billy Graham's son Franklin reminded readers of The Wall Street Journal, that isn't the end of the story. Nathan informs David that 'divine judgment is coming and the child of his liaison with Bathsheba will die. David's family becomes a nest of sedition and death. As Franklin Graham wrote, "He was never the same king." One good thing resulted from "Bathshebagate": Psalm 51. According to Jewish "' tradition, David wrote it after contemplating what he had done. It's probably the greatest expression of contrition ever written. No wonder that the Rev. Jesse Jackson used this psalm in his talk with Clinton the night before the controversial TY speech. Millions of worshipers still recite from Psalm 51:1-2: "Have mercy on me, O God, "according to thy steadfast love; "according to thy abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. "Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, '?and cleanse me from my sin!" (From the Revised Standard Version) • Biblical commentators observe that the psalm lays out the requirements for God's grant of forgiveness: acceptance of personal accountability without buck- passing, acknowledgment that the sinner has spurned God, deeply felt sorrow, forthright confession of evil, and sincere determination to sin no more. , Clinton's speech obviously fell short of those biblical criteria. But that's not the point, according to the Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, Wogaman's colleague at the In- •terfaith Alliance and a clergyman in the Southern Baptist Convention, Clinton's denomination. Gaddy contended that what a president told the American public in a context of media fury could not be what he might say to his wife, his daughter or his pastor, or to God in private prayer. Perhaps, then, Clinton was fol-" lowing the words Jesus uttered •as he introduced the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:1-8: "When you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you." CLOSING OUT ALL Music Cassettes or Less - Camera & Sound Main Street, Ironwood 932-3901. Rules for Investing in Todays Stock Market Uurmg periods of uncertainty in lln: stock market, it's more important lliiin ever It) remember... the Basic Rules of Successful Investing I Buy Quality I Diversify I Invest for the long term Whether your investments arc with Kdward Jones or elsewhere, I'd be h:\[>py to discuss how well your inve?lim'nl portfolio may stand the test of time. stop by for more information. Member SIPC Dave Riegler Inrestmenc Repretentatire 232 Aurora St., Ironwood 932-3090 www. ed ward jonet.com New Toil-Free Number 1-800-282-3090 Edward Jones tavnltr* SW« 1171 Extension series focuses on reasons people change Many communities offer programs and educational opportunities designed to change people's behavior — to get people to stop smoking, eat right, live healthy, spend wisely, parent better. But what actually moves people to act on these and other behaviors? Michigan State University Extension Children, Youth and Family programs will explore these questions during the third installment of the satellite series: "Putting Research to Work." "Moving People to Action: Facilitating Behavior Change in Youth and Adults" will be shown from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 at MSU Extension, 104 S. Lowell St., Ironwood. • The program will feature timely, cutting-edge information and research that defines behavior change and explains what can and cannot be done to influence behavior change. Viewers will learn how to encourage people to take steps toward making positive changes in their lives, and how to find the skills within themselves to successfully help others change be- havior. The program features three Michigan State University researchers. —Jodi Summers Holtrop is a certified health education specialist for MSU Extension Food-, Nutrition and Health programs.' Her research has focused on strategies that encourage positive health behavior change and healthy lifestyles. —John Dirkx is an associate professor of higher, adult and lifelong education and co-director of the Michigan Center for Career and Technical Educatiuon at MSU. His research , explores teaching in traditional and nontraditional settings, particularly teaching related to professional development and continuing education. —June Pierce Youatt is a professor in the MSU Department of Family and Child Ecology and a parenting education specialist for MSU Extension. She has studied the effectiveness of .educational interventions with families and children. The i conference will feature a -1-Vi-hour presentation via satel- NMU workshop designed for corrections officer candidates MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University is offering a workshop designed to assist corrections officer applicants in securing a job. It will cover the following topics: how to maximize the opportunity to work in the location of choice; interview hints; and tips on passing the civil service exam. "When only 38 percent of people pass the civil service exam they need every opportunity they can get to give themselves a leg up. This course will help prepare them for that test," said Joseph Holman, program coordinator for continuing education at NMU. 1 • . Students will also learn hiring prerequisites, how to write resumes for computer scanning, and how to increase promotion potential. Instructors for the course are Todd Dunn, human resource developer at the Marquette Branch Prison, and Robert A. Hanson, NMU associate professor of criminal justice. "How to Get a Job as a Michigan Corrections Officer" will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Joe Herman University Center in Escanaba. Cost for the workshop is $39 and it is open to the public. lite from the presenters with 30 minutes of live questions called into the studio from local sites. Local sites will also facilitate opportunities for community educators to explore collaborations and additional programming opportunities and learn more about current community events and programs. The conference fee is $10 per person and payable by Monday at MSU Extension or at the door. For more information about this and other MSU Extension Children, Youth and Family programs, contact Joanne E. Pihlaja at 932-1420. College Night set at Northern MARQUETTE — Representatives from more than 30 colleges and universities will be on hand to answer questions from high school students during College Night at Northern Michigan University. Northern Michigan University The program will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Great Lakes Rooms of the Don H. Bottom University Center. High school juniors, seniors and parents are welcome to attend. There will be a financial aid presentation as well as information about academic programs, tuition costs, campus life and support services at several Michigan and out-of-state colleges. College Night is sponsored by Northern Michigan University and the Marquette and Alger County high schools. 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