News In Brief
BY John Lilly
November 26-December 2, 2006 Issue | Posted 11/22/06 at 11:00 AM
Evidence Sent to
postulator of the cause, Andrea Ambrosi, was assigned
by the archdiocesan tribunal in
containing the sworn testimonies and the medical evidence of the healing of
Deacon Jack Sullivan, 68, of
Marines Will Accept Talking Jesus Doll Donations
“We realized it’s a
lot less time-consuming to find homes for the dolls than it is to answer media
and complaints,” said Bill Grein, vice president of
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, in
When the decision
to reject the toys got out, the toy company began receiving hundreds of phone
calls and e-mails from organizations and people who would like to receive the
dolls. “The phones are ringing off the hook. There is a new e-mail every few
seconds. It is unbelievable,” said Michael La Roe, director of business
development for the company. “We had someone write in from
Fans Say Pressure Has Eased NBC `VeggieTales’ Edits
NEW YORK — Fans of “VeggieTales,” those lovable animated singing and talking vegetables, may notice a change in the episodes aired on NBC’s Saturday morning cartoon lineup: There’s less editing than originally feared.
“The last batch of episodes are airing with very little editing,” “VeggieTales” creator Phil Vischer wrote in an e-mail. “Not none whatsoever, but very nearly none whatsoever. Much less than earlier episodes.”
Originally, NBC had asked for changes in four of 13 episodes — mostly editing out references to God and the Bible. Vischer said he was not thrilled with the edits, but was happy to have the cartoons on network television.
He said he had “no idea” why many recent shows have had fewer edits, but Paul Irwin, president of the American Bible Society, said his organization has sponsored “several hundred thousand” complaint letters to NBC and its parent company, General Electric.
Said Irwin: “NBC has learned that this is not a matter of casual interest to the people of this country.”
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