Mission Statement - True North is not for erveryone
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Editors Notes
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But Texas Baptists Oppose Coal Power Plants
Southern Baptist Convention
forbids environmental activism

Baptist leaders are working to block Republican Gov. Rick Perry's plan to speed the approval process for 18 new coal-fired power plants — an unusual move because the largest national Baptist organization officially opposes environmental activism. — 626 words.
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Toxic metals threaten
Kashmir’s Dal lake 

Kashmir's famous Dal lake has excessively high levels of toxic metals due to sewage and waste and is a serious health hazard for thousands of people who depend on it for their livelihood, a report said yesterday. The Himalayan state's Comptroller and Auditor General said that tests of water samples collected at the lake showed a high presence of metals like iron, manganese, copper, lead, cadmium and arsenic. — 239 words.
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Qatar opens $300 million plant to produce
environment-friendly household detergent

DOHA, Qatar — The First Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister H E Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al Thani yesterday formally inaugurated the SEEF Company’s $300 million Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) plant in Mesaieed Industrial City. The plant, which is designed to produce 100,000 metric tonnes of LAB per annum, a detergent intermediate used for the manufacture of environment-friendly household detergents, started its production early last year. — 327 words.
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165 million Dalits (Untouchables)
condemned to lifetime of abuse

More than 165 million people on the bottom rung of India's caste ladder are condemned to a "lifetime of abuse" because of a government failure to protect them, two US-based rights group charged yesterday. — 337 words.
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Palestinian PM to resign in two days
to form new coalition government 

Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyah and his Hamas-led cabinet will resign in the next two days to make way for a unity government with the rival Fatah faction — 163 words.
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Israel digs in for next
war with Hezbollah
 

Months after the guns fell silent in Lebanon, northern Israel is still busily preparing new bomb shelters and repairing damaged facilities in anticipation of the next war with Hezbollah. — 450 words
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True North Canuck Fact of the Day

Somerville first golfer to score hole in one

Mike Weir is the first Canadian male to win a professional major golf championship but some argue he’s not the first to win a major. Sandy Somerville of London, Ont. won the U.S. Amateur golf championship in 1932, back when it was considered to be a major.  Somerville was also the first golfer to score at hole in one in the Masters tournament in Augusta, Georgia.

Trivia compiled by Randy Ray and Mark Kearney. Visit their Web site at: www.triviaguys.com
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