It appears the recovery may be too late to save our wonderful library system.

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The Future of the Library Task Force must submit its final recommendations next month. Among the items members will discuss and possibly act upon include:

Whether to increase hours, staffing and resources at the regional libraries. Those changes would come at the expense of the smaller branch libraries, and some are likely to close.

via Tuesday vote could include closing libraries – CharlotteObserver.com.

 

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I usually go to a Sunday School class that focuses on current news … it is called the Wired Word. This week’s topic was NASCAR, which is both a local and national news topic. ;) Kirk Hall opened with the question, “How do you/we define religion?” Very interesting question. From Kirk’s weekly e-mail …

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NASCAR was born in the Bible Belt and has always welcomed pre-race invocations and religious symbols on cars. The biblical image of running a good race comes to life on the track, and many drivers become saints — especially after their deaths. Fans of the sport value tradition, as well as the risks involved. But has stock-car racing become a kind of civil religion, one that can lead Christians astray? So our next class will focus on the spirituality of NASCAR and how it both helps and hinders the practice of the Christian faith.