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GU to break ground on new $60 Million University Center next month

Gonzaga University will break ground on its new 167,726-square-foot, three-story University Center during a ceremony at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 11; reception begins at 5:15 p.m. Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh, Spokane Mayor David Condon, business and community leaders, and Gonzaga staff faculty and students will be at the event, according to a press release.

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Soccer ban on Sikh turbans leads to backlash

TORONTO (RNS) Quebec’s decision to ban Sikh religious headgear on the soccer field is having national repercussions.

Earlier this week, the Canadian Soccer Association suspended the Quebec Soccer Federation for instituting the ban on religious head coverings, such as turbans, keskis and patkas.

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Out with the Old (Testament) and in with the New (Testament)

With the passage of some weeks the History Channel’s miniseries “The Bible” begins to fade from the public eye and embark perhaps on a gentle migration (as so many fleetingly popular titles do) to the bargain price video bin at Walmart. I have already delved into some of those aspects of the series that catches the eye of this feisty non-Christian (focusing on Genesis, the Samson Tale and the Exodus), and will conclude with the transition the story took from Old to New Testaments.

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