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  • A new attraction rolls into the Benson Visitor Center

    08/28/2016 12:35:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    BENSON – The Benson Visitor Center’s murals and historic displays will be sharing the spotlight with a new attraction. A model train — the detailed replica of a Union Pacific SD 70 locomotive pulling five railcars — is now circling around the inside of the visitor center, mounted high overhead on a track suspended from the building’s ceiling. The project marks the first phase of a series of model train displays planned for the visitor center by Bob Nilson, tourism supervisor for the City of Benson. Funding for the train, track and support structures came through a $6,000 grant from...
  • Why Are 2 Different Popes Telling Us to Read “Lord of the World”?

    04/11/2016 2:07:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 8, 2016 | Colin O'Brien
    It’s a somewhat obscure apocalyptic novel, much overlooked since its publication in 1907, and yet it comes with a recommendation that just about any best-selling author would covet: the spiritual leader of the whole world says it’s a good read. And not just the current pope, the previous one too.Pope Francis raised eyebrows in 2013 and again in 2015 when he recommended Robert Hugh Benson’s Lord of the World to the faithful as a book that depicts a “globalization of hegemonic uniformity.” Similarly, then-Cardinal Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI, referred to the Universalism depicted in Lord of the...
  • Hottest year on record? Not in Cochise County Arizona

    01/26/2016 8:04:03 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Liz Manring
    SIERRA VISTA — While the national media discusses recent findings deeming 2015 as the warmest year on record, in terms of global average temperatures, southeast Arizona didn’t quite follow the trend. According to temperatures gathered at the Bisbee-Douglas International Airport, 2015 was the 23rd warmest on record in Cochise County at an average of 62.7 degrees, according to data maintained by NOAA Regional Climate Centers dating back to 1949. “There certainly could be considerable difference between that location and another part of the county,” said Ken Drozd, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Tucson bureau. “Because we get...
  • BREAKING THROUGH WITH INTIMACY [ charistmatic caucus]

    05/06/2015 10:56:23 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Intimacy is the key to your breaking through in your days ahead . So persevere as Daniel and Gabriel for I will send My angels of My Presence as Michael (AS GOD) as you spend time in mine . . . DANIEL 10:12-21 12 Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael,...
  • And it came to pass, one day the Book of Mormon overtook the Bible — in LDS eyes

    02/11/2015 7:25:07 PM PST · by Colofornian · 66 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune (Sltrib.com) ^ | Feb. 10, 2015 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    Ezra Taft Benson, the only Mormon apostle ever to serve in a U.S. Cabinet, was known as a forceful foe of communism and a dedicated disciple of conservatism. Benson's most enduring religious legacy...may be his dramatic reordering of LDS scriptural priorities. In a word, Benson — during his 50-plus years as an LDS authority, including 8˝ as president — elevated the faith's signature scripture, the Book of Mormon, to its pre-eminence in the LDS canon, so that leaders and members alike now quote and read it more often than the Bible. This year, as members of the 15 million-member Church...
  • American Pickers is heading to Arizona

    02/05/2015 9:49:29 AM PST · by SandRat · 26 replies
    BENSON — When the show American Pickers comes through Arizona in March, Cochise County’s communities could have a lot to offer the documentary series. The county, with its colorful 1800s history of mining, ranching, military and Native Americans, is bound to be an ideal stopping place for this History Channel hit documentary series. American Pickers showcases the exploits of expert pickers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they search for America’s most valuable antiques. The two are interested in everything from old motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia. They urge folks to tell them about unique collections...
  • Crack Up: Democrats Fracturing Over Obama's Executive Amnesty?

    11/18/2014 12:12:03 PM PST · by Signalman · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/19/2014 | Guy Benson
    Having endured an electoral beating two weeks ago, and staring at poor-to-horrific polling, some Congressional Democrats may be getting cold feet on President Obama's impending immigration policy upheaval by executive fiat. A liberal blogger at the Washington Post worries that in spite of the fact that most Senate Democrats are locking arms in support of Obama diminishing their Constitutional power, some back-benchers from red and purple states may be nervously eyeing an escape hatch. And liberals are preparing a blitz of pressure to bring any wayward partisans back in line: What happens if a half dozen Senate Dems defect and...
  • Anna Benson arrested after raiding Kris Benson’s house with a gun, bulletproof vest

    07/10/2013 2:28:14 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 46 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | July 8, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT | Craig Calcaterra
    Remember back in the day when Anna and Kris Benson were, for lack of any other better candidates, baseball’s first couple? Kris had a couple of good years with the Pirates that he parlayed into a nice contract with the Mets. Anna was the dancer-turned baseball wife who posed in gentlemen’s magazines and said audacious things in public. Things like, if Kris ever cheated on her she’d sleep with the entire Mets roster. We all got laughs at that stuff. ... Former “Baseball Wives” star Anna Benson – the estranged wife of ex-pitcher Kris Benson – was arrested this morning...
  • American Insurgents [Army colonel ignites firestorm with article on crushing the Tea Party]

    08/13/2012 8:59:36 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 36 replies
    naplesnews.com ^ | 8-13-2012 | Vicki Crawford
    Imagine a group of individuals seizing an American town or city, disarming the local law enforcement agency, apprehending and imprisoning citizens who pose threats to their agenda, and taking over the local government. Such a scenario may seem unlikely to the average American unless one were to consider a group composed of something like Islamic extremists or foreign nationals who are anti-American with a political agenda. No doubt the guardians that we task to protect and defend our freedoms, our lives, and our property consider such a scenario as well as many potential other ones that can pose threats to...
  • The Proper Role of Government - LDS Caucus

    04/21/2010 9:39:00 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 18 replies · 348+ views
    zionsbest ^ | Ezra Taft Benson
    Fifteen Principles Which Make For Good And Proper Government As an Independent American for constitutional government I declare that: (1) I believe that no people can maintain freedom unless their political institutions are founded upon faith in God and belief in the existence of moral law. (2) I believe that God has endowed men with certain unalienable rights as set forth in the Declaratioth in the Declaration of Independence and that no legislature and no majority, however great, may morally limit or destroy these; that the sole function of government is to protect life, liberty, and property and anything more...
  • Divine Constitution- talk given 1987 (LDS Caucus)

    10/15/2009 3:51:43 AM PDT · by restornu · 4 replies · 366+ views
    Zion's Best 25 LDS Talks ^ | October 4, 1987 | by President Ezra Taft Benson
    My beloved brethren and sisters, what a glorious blessing to be assembled in another great general conference of the Church. I ask for an interest in your faith and prayers as I speak to you about a subject that is very close to my heart and that affects the worldwide Church. We have recently celebrated the bicentennial of the signing of the United States Constitution. That commemorated the beginning of a series of events leading up to the ratification of the Constitution, implementation of the government it created, and the writing and ratification of the Bill of Rights. We look...
  • Apostles Recall Historic Sermon [in Moscow] by Ezra Taft Benson (LDS Caucus)

    06/06/2009 7:05:44 AM PDT · by restornu · 2 replies · 272+ views
    lds.org ^ | June 2009
    Decription President Dieter F. Uchtdorf and Elder Neil L. Andersen visit the Russian Union of the Gospel Christians Baptist church in Moscow Apostles Recall Historic Sermon by Ezra Taft Benson at a Moscow Baptist Church MOSCOW 5 June 2009 Amid their meetings with members and missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Russia and Ukraine this week, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency and Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles paused for a tour of a historic Baptist church in Moscow that hosted another senior Church leader nearly 50...
  • Comedian's Edmonton gig cancelled over joke about military

    03/25/2009 11:40:10 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 68 replies · 1,539+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 3/23/09 | Jodie Sinnema
    EDMONTON - The Comic Strip at West Edmonton Mall has cancelled an appearance by comedian Doug Benson after the club received threats in response to his remarks on an American TV show about Canada's military. Greg Gutfield, the host of Red Eye, which airs on Fox at 3 a.m. weekdays, has since apologized for comments that caused a firestorm in Canada as the country mourns the recent loss of four soldiers in Afghanistan. On the show, Gutfeld mocked comments from Canada’s commander of land forces, Lt.-Gen. Andrew Leslie, who said on March 10 that the military would need a year...
  • SpaceDev Founder Jim Benson Dies

    10/12/2008 1:20:10 AM PDT · by anymouse · 4 replies · 379+ views
    SpaceRef ^ | October 9, 2008
    SpaceDev, Inc. announced today that SpaceDev Founder and Board Member James Benson, 63, died peacefully in his home. Benson was diagnosed in 2007 with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor, the cause of his death early this morning. Mr. Benson had resigned from an operational role in SpaceDev in September 2006. He retained a seat on the Board of Directors of SpaceDev where he had continued to support the Company that he founded in 1997. "Jim was a true visionary," said Mark Sirangelo, SpaceDev's CEO and Chairman of the Board. "He saw that space exploration could be more effective if done...
  • Report: Benson's friend had dad call 911 over police treatment

    05/07/2008 8:56:55 AM PDT · by cdbull23 · 69 replies · 130+ views
    ESPN ^ | 05/07/08 | ESPN News Services
    A woman who was a passenger in Cedric Benson's boat when he was pepper-sprayed and arrested Saturday night said the Chicago Bears running back did not seem intoxicated and did not resist arrest, according to the Chicago Tribune. Elizabeth Cartwright, 22, a senior at the University of Texas and a friend of Benson, said she called her father and asked him to call police about the way Benson was treated by officers of the Lower Colorado River Authority, which patrols Lake Travis, a man-made lake northwest of Austin, Texas. "I called my dad and told him, 'Call 911, my black...
  • Bears halfback Benson pepper sprayed, charged

    05/04/2008 2:06:42 PM PDT · by mainepatsfan · 16 replies · 99+ views
    Bears' Benson charged with boating while intoxicated, resisting arrest ESPN.com news services Updated: May 4, 2008, 4:00 PM ET AUSTIN, Texas -- Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson failed a sobriety test while operating a 30-foot boat, then resisted arrest before being hit with pepper spray and dragged ashore by officers. Benson faces charges of boating while intoxicated and resisting arrest after the incident Saturday night on Lake Travis, Travis County Sheriff's Department spokesman Roger Wade said. Both charges are misdemeanors. Benson was released from jail early Sunday on a $14,500 bond. A call to Benson's agent was not immediately...
  • Benson Barrels by foes (new CU President)

    02/21/2008 9:21:38 AM PST · by mad puppy · 4 replies · 74+ views
    denver post ^ | 2/21/2008 | Allison Sherry
    University of Colorado regents on Wednesday selected Bruce Benson as the school's 22nd president, shelving concerns about his academic credentials and partisan background and instead funneling hope to his pledge to fix the school's financial problems.
  • Voting delays in Benson, clerks call in the cavalry

    02/05/2008 5:00:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 137+ views
    KVOA News4, Arizona ^ | Ryan Morris
    More election clerks are heading to Benson to help relieve long lines and wait times at the polls. Callers to the News 4 Newsroom have complained of two to three hour waits. Elections Officer Tom Shelling tells News 4, two more clerks have been added to the staff there, with two more on the way. That's a grand total of ten clerks. New voting regulations require polling places to have at least 2,000 registered voters each under their jurisdiction, says Shelling. That means many smaller polling places had to consolidate, and Shelling says they weren't quite ready for the rush....
  • The Proper Role of Government

    10/11/2007 7:38:15 AM PDT · by restornu · 14 replies · 424+ views
    The Proper Role of Government ^ | 1968 | by The Honorable Ezra Taft Benson Former Secretary of Agriculture
    Men in the public spotlight constantly are asked to express an opinion on a myriad of government proposals and projects. "What do you think of TVA?" "What is your opinion of Medicare?" "How do you feel about Urban Renewal?" The list is endless. All too often, answers to these questions seem to be based, not upon any solid principle, but upon the popularity of the specific government program in question. Seldom are men willing to oppose a popular program if they, themselves, wish to be popular--especially if they seek public office. Government Should Be Based Upon Sound Principles Such an...
  • Pony Express to ride again

    10/01/2007 5:59:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 137+ views
    BENSON — The Pony Express will ride again during Butterfield Stage Days on Oct. 13, and the U.S. Postal Service will issue a special postmark to commemorate the event. At noon, special Pony Express riders will be sworn in by Postmaster Lesley Tower in a ceremony in Lions Park. They will carry the mail from Benson to the Dragoon post office, arriving in Dragoon around 3:30 p.m. The Benson post office will offer a special postmark commemorating the 22nd Annual Pony Express Ride. The postmark, which features a Butterfield Overland Stagecoach design, will be available from 9 a.m. to noon...