The Arkansas Gospel Announcers Guild is about a week away from having its big biannual conference: ARKANSongs in the Key of A: Anointing, Achievement and Airplay
The Arkansas Gospel Announcers Guild, an organization of gospel radio announcers and employees, gospel music television personalities, media, retailers and record companies will hold its biannual conference and music celebration in Little Rock, June 24th, 25th and 26th. The two and one half day confab will offer opportunities for showcasing, sharing of information, networking, fellowship and worship.
Website: Arkansas Gospel Announcers Guild
Global hamburger giant McDonald’s latest
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hamburgers, according to the company’s Web Site.
Imitated from : Reverend Mike’s House of Homiletic Hash
Now I have seen it all. When a man’s attraction to an undercover officer can be ruled as entrapment, where does it end?
An appeals court in Florida ruled Wednesday that a detective working undercover was too good-looking for a gay man to be charged in a drug sting.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, a Florida newspaper, Detective Mike Nahum went to a gay club in Fort Lauderdale in 2002 to investigate suspected drug activity. According to court records, he met Julio Blanco, a self-described “lonely gay man.”
Blanco testified that Nahum said he wanted to have a “good time” and to “party.” While Blanco hoped Nahum was making a pass at him, the officer thought he was clearly asking for drugs.”
Seems like standard cop talk for drugs to me… Not necessarily Nahum making a pass at Blanco.
Blanco said Nahum started asking for cocaine repeatedly. After the third request, Blanco said he had enough and tried to leave, but the undercover detective said, “Come on, can you get me some?”
Here’s the so-called “entrapment”
Blanco said Nahum was too good-looking to resist. He went to the restroom, where he bought some crystal meth and gave it to the officer. Nahum gave him $60 for the trouble, bought him a beer and even exchanged numbers, promising to call in a few days.
Police arrested Blanco two weeks later.
But wait, there’s more, even the lawyer and the judge play vital roles in this undermining of the American justice system.
During Blanco’s hearing in 2002, Broward Circuit Judge Susan Lebow said “The whole situation seemed very clear to me. I mean, the detective walked in dressed in a T-shirt and jeans, and, for the record, he was a very attractive man and … “
That’s when Blanco’s attorney, Kevin J. Kulik interrupted and asked Judge Lebow to enter her opinion of Nahum’s attractiveness as an official finding.
Can the attorney/judge do that manuever ethically?
On Wednesday, the Fourth District Court of Appeal agreed with Judge Lebow’s assessment that Blanco had been entrapped by “nonverbal communication used” by the undercover — and, as a matter of record, very attractive — detective.
Source: Yahoo!News © 2004 Yahoo! Inc.
I am really baffled, I mean completely baffled. The obviously Christian Blog, In The Faith is constantly searched for keywords that a rational thinking person would not expect to find on a Christian website. For some reason people think that “In The Faith” houses a hidden treasure trove of depravity and debauchery.
Who are these people and why do they search for Mel Gibson’s email address, Kirk Talley Nude, Kirk Talley Nude Pictures, Nude pictures the Abercrombie catalogs, and a myriad of other stuff.
Understanding Google’s preference for weblogs, I am sure that the searches will now bring the readers here.
Thus, here is my message to the wandering searcher:
I regret to inform you that neither In The Faith - A Chronicle of the Christian Faith or The Chronicle of Anthony K. Valley contain links to the aforementioned questionable material. We do offer several links to a promote a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, feel free to explore those sites, instead.
God Bless you, and good bye!
This is another test circulating around the Christian Blogsphere…
|The Big Five Personality Test|
Explosions rocked a chemical plant in Conway Tuesday, shooting fireballs into the sky and forcing the evacuation of schools and businesses.
Police say two people suffered burns, one critically. All plant workers were accounted for. The cause of the explosions isn’t immediately known.
Fires were spread throughout the Detco Industries plant on the city’s south side and the smoke was so thick that meteorologists 30 miles away in Little Rock detected the plume on radar screens.
Flames climbed to 30 or 40 feet, but fireballs reached higher during a number of smaller explosions.
What was in the smoke wasn’t immediately known. The state Emergency Management Department said federal documents from 2002 show that the plant has hydrofluoric acid, sulfuric acid and methanol on the premises, though it did not know if those chemicals were involved in the fire.
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality set up portable air-quality monitors in an effort to detect what was in the cloud.
Detco makes industrial chemicals and aerosol products, such as cleaners and disinfectants.
John Patton, a spokesman for Conway Regional Medical Center, said one of the injured was taken to Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock and the other was going to the Little Rock’s Arkansas Children’s Hospital, which has the state’s only burn unit.
Black smoke rising from the site could be seen as far away as Little Rock, 30 miles away. The plume was being carried southward on a light north wind.
Emergency workers evacuated buildings within a half-mile, including an elementary school, a 64-child day-care center and a Kimberly Clark paper factory that employs 540. Students were taken to schools elsewhere in the city of 46,000.
Conway school administrators were gathered with evacuees in a high school auditorium and not available for comment Tuesday afternoon.
Also evacuated was an adult education center operated by the Conway school district and the Oakwood Village mobile home park near the plant.
Stokes said there were a number of unknown chemicals in the Detco building and that emergency workers were concerned about the possibility of another explosion. Another dozen or so plants are nearby.
The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department closed an Interstate 40 exit south of the city because all of the roads leading from the exit were in the evacuation zone, spokesman Randy Ort said.
The evacuated area reached one mile to the southwest, south and southeast of the plant and to an area immediately north of it. Schools and businesses that did not close were on standby in case the wind shifted.
The city’s airport, just northeast of the plant, closed briefly after the explosion so people who work near the plant could cut across its runways to escape the plume, airport manager Tim Huey said.
Source: The Associated Press © 2004 All Rights Reserved
Just this morning about 1/2 mile from my office an explosion occured at a chemical plant. The Associated Press has released the transcripts of the 911 calls for the emergency.
Verbatim of the first emergency calls to come in after the Detco plant explosion in Conway.
First call, 11:05 a.m.
*First person: “We need the fire department at Detco, 601 E. Robins.”
*Woman: “Do we need to exit the building something else could blow up?”
*Operator: “What’s your emergency?”
*First person: “I don’t know. Something just blew up. There’s black smoke coming out of the building.”
Second call, 11:05 a.m.
*Another woman at Detco, screaming: “Come on.”
*Operator: “Where are you?”
*Woman: “Detco, we need an ambulance and a fire truck.”
Third call, 11:06 a.m.
*Third woman: “The building behind me just made a big boom.”
*Operator: “Is it Detco?”
*Third woman: “I don’t know. It’s next to the adult education.”
Other quotes from 911 callers include: a woman screaming, “Oh my God, a guy’s on fire,” another woman telling the operator, “We need a paramedic.”
Source: The Associated Press. © 2004 All Rights Reserved.
Before quoting the Bible, please check your references, Mr. Dean. Small mistake, albeit sadly, southerners have long memories.
STORM LAKE, IA (Talon News) — Democrat presidential front-runner Howard Dean said in an interview with reporters last week that his favorite New Testament book of the Bible is Job.
The former Vermont governor said he could relate to the story of a man who had to endure personal struggles in a test of his faith. Unfortunately for Dean, the book of Job is found in the Old Testament.
Within an hour after the interview concluded, Dean sheepishly returned and admitted he had made a mistake with the reference to Job being in the New Testament.
“Many people believe that the original version of Job is the version where there is not a change, Job ends up completely destitute and ruined,” Dean asserted. “It’s been a long time since I looked at this, but it’s believed that was added much, much later. Many people believe that the original ending was about the power of God and the power of God was almighty and all knowing and it wasn’t necessary that everybody was going to be redeemed.”
When asked again about what his favorite New Testament book was, Dean responded by saying “anything in the Gospels,” which are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and tell the story of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
I took off for most of last month, but now I am back to blog with a fury, or until I abruptly stop blogging over here again.
Been busy with In The Faith. I have made a few changes that I will note later.
I saw this on the net today...Suicide at internet rock concert postponed.
Left me just a little stunned...
Is there not a better way to protest? I have never heard of the band "Hell on Earth"
I need to return to updating this blog as soon as possible. I have some stuff to add, but I have not added it yet.
Most of it will be flashbacks to things that have already happened.
See ya soon...
What else are my co-workers up to? A couple of guys I know are working on some pretty cool development for a number of clients. If you have ever had to do client work, you know that the client's site usually gets more attention than you own. So their home page is still under development, but you can go a peek to see the ideas that they are working on.
Check out LiveLLC.com
Here is the card that was sitting on my desk when I got to work this morning...
To: Anthony (The Great One)
From: Trent (The Greater One)
Have a Happy Birthday!
(If you need a hug just stop by!)
The hug is an inside joke, kinda thing. All the world knows that I am pretty anti-touchy/feely.
I have been perusing around the net again looking for some software that will help me display images from a digital camera that I am about to buy.
I noticed that Eliot's site uses the Gallery software from SourceForge, so I am going to give it a whirl as soon as I get the digital camera.
I have a digital camcorder, BUT the still photo mode makes terrible pictures.
This is my camera of choice (limited budget).
Just made a personal decision to remove the Bible Pathway Devotionals from the web log.
I am, however, looking into writing a Movable Type Plugin for pulling the devotional an adding it to the menu bar....
That will be really nice....
A Pulaski Academy student has done the nearly impossible and no doubt will have his choice of scholarships for the taking. Han Kim made a perfect score on the SAT and ACT college exams.
To give an idea of just how rare that is, only about .0004 percent of those who take the SAT score a perfect 1600. And only about .0001 percent of people who take the ACT score a perfect 36.
Microsoft will not do any more development work on the world's most popular email client.
Hmmm.... Who makes these decisions????
It might be the world's most widely distributed email client, but Microsoft has confirmed that it has no intention of further developing Outlook Express.
"[Outlook Express] just sits where it is," said Dan Leach, lead product manager for Microsoft's information worker product management group. "The technology doesn't go away, but no new work is being done. It is consumer email in an early iteration, and our investment in the consumer space is now focused around Hotmail and MSN. That's where we're putting the emphasis in terms of new investment and new development work."
While Outlook Express has always been most popular with individual consumers, many business users have also utilised it, in part because it is part of its default Windows install. Microsoft executives are hoping those users will now switch to the full-blown Outlook client (and pay for an Office licence in the process).
Know here's a good use of technology. Take pictures of your assailant with your camera-enabled cell phone and take the photos to the police. It really does take some presence of mind to consider that your are armed with technology when you are being attacked. I applaud you, sir...
To make sure that your name is not on the list mentioned earlier, you probably want to take a look at this list and, oh yeah, stop file-sharing.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced on June 25, 2003, that it will begin suing users of peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing systems within the next few weeks. According to the announcement, the RIAA will be targeting users who upload/share "substantial" amounts of copyrighted music. The RIAA has stated that it will choose who to sue by using software that scans users' publicly available P2P directories and then identifies the ISP of each user. Then, using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the RIAA will subpoena the ISP for each user's name, address, and other personal information in order to sue that user.
Here is the list to check to see if the RIAA has subpoenaed information about your KAZAA username. I hope that you are NOT on the list...
I recently moved from an SUV to a small car. Thank God for that.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people killed in sport utility rollover crashes rose 14 percent last year as total highway deaths hit a 12-year high at nearly 43,000, the U.S. government reported on Thursday.
The Transportation Department also reported that car crash injuries fell to an all-time low in 2002. Child and pedestrian deaths also went down as did fatalities involving large trucks.
But in 2002, SUV rollover fatalities jumped to more than 2,400 victims, an increase of 14 percent, the government said. Sixty-one percent of all SUV fatalities involved rollovers.`
Seems that my blog, inthefaith.com, caused a stir in the pro-homosexual community back in mid-June. I have used Babelfish to translate the comment that the poster made, however, I can only guess as to which blog entry they are refering.
Here is the comment from the blog - El Blog de Elenis
Dios, cómo me hace enojar la homofobia...*trata de controlarse* Asco, esas personas me dan ASCO, sinceramente...y lo que encontré ayer ya fue demasiado: http://www.inthefaith.com/ Algún día tomaré mi katana y saldré a matar homofóbicos por ahí -__-.
Posted by: Deby on Junio 12, 2003 11:56 PM
God, how she makes me anger homofobia... *trata to control * Disgust, those people make sick to me, sincerely... and what I found yesterday already she was too much: http://www.inthefaith.com/
Someday I will take my katana and I will leave to kill homofóbicos that way -__-.
Posted by: Deby on June 12, 2003 11:56 p.m.
I was checking the server logs yesterday and I found some failed attempts for a certain IP address trying to compromise this webserver.
If you have done your homework, the hack is an attempt to gain admin priviledges on a web server by exploiting a flaw in the FrontPage Extensions and IIS.
FrontPage Extensions???? I haven't used that stuff since 1998.
IIS???? This is not a Microsoft Web Server.
Well, come to find out that this is really just the old school 2001, Nimda Virus, still looking for web servers to attack.
It's searching for _vti_bin/owssvr.dll and /Msoffice/ cltreq.asp in particular
Here is some info that I found helpful @ TruSecure.com.
Update: 01/15/2005The above link to TruSecure has changed: TruSecure Alert - TSA-01-024
Surely, I know that you have seen this one, but it was brought to my attention at the office today.
Hey, I am not big into politics but this made me smile/chuckle/laugh out loud.
Found a link to Crown Financial Ministry's Personality Assessment, took the test and here are the results.
As an Analyzer, you tend to seek perfect outcomes in all of your plans and projects. In many situations, you "take things apart" in your mind and think about ways to do them better. You excel at this kind of mental examination, but you may tend to see family and friends as "projects," rather than as people.
Typical Areas of Strength
Analyzers, like you, tend to be analytical, logical, direct, confident, and they like new challenges. They excel at seeing the larger vision, creating efficient methods and procedures, and listening carefully for the facts.
Typical Areas of Struggle
Due to your tendency to focus on tasks, you sometimes show a lack of sensitivity to the feelings of family members and friends. When you are sharply focused on a task, you may come across as being overly critical, judgmental, blunt, or impatient with others.
Your Preferred Activities
To maximize your talents, you look for situations in which you can offer logical solutions to complex challenges, and you evaluate and make the necessary changes to assure the desired outcome.
Your Communication Style
You tend to provide insights and direction by teaching, managing, clarifying, and advising.
I am at it again: blogging insights and what-nots from my life for public view/consumption.
The good... The bad... The interesting.. The drab...
All here. Bad grammar, poor syntax. Not thinking it all the way through.
more to come....
If you are ever in the city of Little Rock, AR.
Two places you need to visit.
Bountiful Blessings Fellowship
4424 W 30th St
Little Rock, AR 72204
2311 Biscayne Dr
Little Rock, AR 72227
Maybe more plugs later..
Other stuff that I do...
There is this ministry that provides accountable discipleship and evangelism. Cool. Check it out here at www.disciplethem.com.
Another thing that I do is web development. I currently have some sites that are in development that I may be able to show a little later.
Finally, I was able to do some keyboarding and arranging for the pastor of Bountiful Blessings Fellowship on his new CD release for the Lightyear Record label. The name of the album is "Call Me Christian", you can pick it up from Best Buy, here.
So, where were we?
Yes, I remember now. I was talking about what I do by night. Well, really, that's where it does get interesting. I do several things.
First, I told you about my relationship with Christ. That leads into my work in ministry, or better put, what I do in ministry.
And that is actually several things. First, I am a teaching minister at my church, Bountiful Blessings Fellowship, one of the greatest churches in the world. How can I make such and statement. Well, easy, it's like this.
We are a bunch of Christians who realize that we are not perfect in our past, present, or true enough, our future. Therefore all stand in need of the Grace of God to sustain us. If it was not for His Grace and finished work on the cross, we would still be lost. For that reason we are gracious, loving, and kind to one another. While at the SAME time holding each other accountable to the Word of God as the final authority on everything that we do in our lives.
That's pretty cool to have brothers and sisters who understand that I have weaknesses and struggles and not "throw me away" because of them. Yet at the same time, constantly taking me to the Word of God. Now that's balance. We are an interdenominational ministry that both believes in the current day operation of the spiritual gifts and the security of the believer. That's a rare combo.
Here it is. Just some writings about who I am and what I do. That's if I really do anything that is out of the ordinary, usually or abnormal or interesting for that matter...
It can probably be best said that I am a regular guy with a regular life.
What do I do? Well, I do a few things. By day, I am a database administrator/web developer for a Fortune 500 company. By night, well that's were it all gets really interesting.
First and foremost you have to understand that I have a relationship with Jesus Christ. He is my source and inspiration, my role model, my Lord, my God.
More on this later. Gotta go to the office. We have a knowledge base upgrade to do today.