Friday, March 14, 2003

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). What is worship? Worship is to feel in your heart and express in some appropriate manner a humbling but delightful sense of admiring awe and astonished wonder and overpowering love in the presence of that most ancient Mystery, that Majesty which philosophers call the First Cause, but which we call Our Father Which Are in Heaven. -- A.W. Tozer

"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them." (Galileo Galilei)

The Word of the Day: cap-a-pie \kap-uh-PEE\ adverb: from head to foot

A buggy problem! City councilors in Boston are resolving not to let the bedbugs bite. After a concerned citizen brought a bowl full of bedbugs to a Boston City Council meeting to prove a point about the critters' rising numbers, councilors promised to wage a citywide battle against the bloodsucking parasites.

"People might say, 'It's not my problem,' but they could be hopping into your bed next," said Councilor Jerry McDermott.

In two weeks, the city council plans to meet to find out whether bedbugs are increasing in the city, and discuss how to prevent and eliminate them.

Bedbugs - cimex lectularius - live in clothing, books, and furniture.

The person who brought bedbugs to the council meeting called them a "growing problem" for the city's renters and others who buy used furniture, said McDermott, who proposed the bedbug hearing. "Of course we'll have an expeditious hearing," said Councilor John Tobin. "As long as you don't keep bugging us about it."

Refugees from West Africa's civil wars - in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Ivory Coast - converge on Guinea's teeming camps. Many dream of home; F.A. has none. CAROLINE MOOREHEAD hears his story.

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