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July 7, 2013 | By Bob Pool
There was shock and grief Sunday among the worshipers at a West Hills church where the two 16-year-old Chinese girls killed in Saturday's jetliner crash in San Francisco had been heading for a three-week summer camp at the church's school. The two victims, Wang Lin Jia and Ye Meng Yuan, were among 35 teenagers who had been scheduled to arrive at the West Valley Christian Church's school Monday. Leaders of the 800-member church, located near West Hills' boundary with Canoga Park, said they had scheduled a prayer vigil for the survivors and the two victims' families.  Host families, church members and others from the community are being invited to the vigil, set for Thursday at 7 p.m.  In the meantime, church leaders have launched a fundraising drive in hopes of replacing the surviving teens' luggage and clothing that was destroyed in the crash and resulting fire.
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November 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
A pastor who challenged the authority of the Internal Revenue Service braced along with his congregation for the seizure of their Baptist church today for refusal to pay a $6-million tax debt. Experts have said they believe the case is the first in which the federal government has confiscated a church in a tax dispute. Last month, a federal judge ordered the Rev. Greg A.
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June 12, 1999 | CHRISTINE CASTRO
St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Tustin will break ground on an expansion and beautification project Sunday morning. The Rev. Reese Riley will lead the event, which is open to the congregation and community. The church has been planning expansion and beautification for more than a year. The project includes construction of a 2,300-square-foot multipurpose building to be added to the church grounds.
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May 20, 1989 | From Associated Press
A 15-year-old who attends a six-student church school in Great Bend, Kan., won the first National Geography Bee and a $25,000 college scholarship Friday. Jack Staddon, a 6-foot-6 eighth-grader, correctly named a flat intermountain area in the central Andes to defeat Michael Shannon, 14, of Reading, Mass. The answer was altiplano. Shannon will receive a $15,000 scholarship, and Kieu Luu, the third-place winner from Landover, Md., won a $10,000 scholarship. The bee, sponsored by the National Geographic Society, was open to students in grades 4 to 8.
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March 7, 1997 | Associated Press
A 60-foot maple toppled in the wind and fell on a van carrying children and adults to minister-Rep. Floyd Flake's church school Thursday, crushing four girls to death. The girls--two of them sisters--were 10 to 12 years old. The driver, her husband and four other children suffered minor injuries. Winds were gusting at 50 mph as the van headed to the Allen Christian School in the Queens neighborhood of St. Albans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1992
Whatever good is proposed, there are those who will condemn it! Case in point is the March 5 story, "Moral Values to Be Taught in the Irvine Schools." On the next day, Dana Parsons' column ("Teaching Values in Schools Could Be Adult Education") predicted that the program would be abandoned. Although he praised the plan, he asserted that bigotry, so deeply rooted in our mores, embodied in the fundamental moral view of the group, will block it at the school level. Unfortunately, this is the way our society works.
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April 24, 1986 | CARMEN VALENCIA, Times Staff Writer
Despite protests lodged by church members, the City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution granting a conditional use permit that would allow the sale of beer and wine at a variety store. The store still needs approval from the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for a liquor license before it can sell alcohol. The Rev.
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