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October 5, 1997
By LAURA ERNDE Staff Writer Margaret Swacina of Williamsport said she likes the changes she has seen in her husband, Dave, since he got involved in the Promise Keepers' evangelical movement. "I have seen incredible growth in my husband and I am treated like a queen," said Swacina, 44. Women's rights groups have been critical of the movement, which gathered hundreds of thousands in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. They say it advocates male dominance of women. But women at Tri-State Fellowship, an evangelical free church in Hagerstown, said Sunday that Promise Keepers has had the opposite effect on their relationships.
NEWS
November 5, 1997
Up until now, I haven't wanted to write about the religious group known as the Promise Keepers. Everything that could be said, has been said, or so it seemed. Syndicated columnists have rightly knocked the hysterical rant of NOW's Patricia Ireland, who looks at PK members' pledges to be better men and family members and sees a plot to restore a patriarchal family order in America. That's not going to happen. Just because some PK leaders may have political plans or more ambitious designs for the movement doesn't mean members will follow like sheep.
NEWS
October 2, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer, Waynesboro WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Dick Marks first learned of the Promise Keepers movement in a Sports Illustrated article. "The story got my attention," said Marks, 55, executive director of Waynesboro's YMCA. "Promise Keepers is tuned into the Y's interdenominational Christ-centered activities. It's part of who I am. " Like Marks, Todd Sheldon, 56, a program analyst at the Frick Co. in Waynesboro and member of Otterbein United Brethren Church, will join hundreds of thousands of other evangelical Christian men from across America Saturday on the Mall in Washington, D.C., for a rally Promise Keepers call "Stand in the Gap: A Sacred Assembly of Men. " Sheldon will ride in one of six vans to the rally with 60 members of his church and Christ United Methodist Church in Waynesboro.
NEWS
November 18, 1997
Women are wrong to feel threatened To the editor: I've been watching some of the things that are being said about the group known as the Promise Keepers and the rally they held in D.C. I find some of the things that are being said about the group interesting to say the least. Let me get some things straight. The Promise Keepers believe that man should act like a man and respect all women as created by God, correct? They also believe that if they give their word, they should stand by it and make it good.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | May 5, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com New York City firefighter Bill Fanos squinted through a heavy snowfall of pulverized concrete that blanketed the fresh remains of the World Trade Center towers the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. He had an affirmation. Fanos, 28, could have been buried in the rubble, he said, if he hadn't been reassigned to a North Bronx-based fire department for that particular Tuesday. On any other day, he would have served in Manhattan, with Engine Co. 16/Ladder Co. 7, which already was at the scene when the second tower collapsed.
NEWS
October 12, 1997
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by PEPPER BALLARD | May 5, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com New York City firefighter Bill Fanos squinted through a heavy snowfall of pulverized concrete that blanketed the fresh remains of the World Trade Center towers the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. He had an affirmation. Fanos, 28, could have been buried in the rubble, he said, if he hadn't been reassigned to a North Bronx-based fire department for that particular Tuesday. On any other day, he would have served in Manhattan, with Engine Co. 16/Ladder Co. 7, which already was at the scene when the second tower collapsed.
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NEWS
November 29, 1997
Promise Keepers a 'tender, loving dictatorship' To the editor: It is political. The gains of the women's movement world-wide are a threat to the profits in the debt-laden global market place. Women do most of the work done world-wide - most of it unpaid work. Women walk 10 paces behind men in every culture world-wide. The white race is a minority race world-wide. Christianity is a minority religion world-wide. Let me quote from the Promise Keepers: "When it comes to decision-making in the home, somebody has to break the tie, and it is the man who should gently and tenderly take authority.
NEWS
November 5, 1997
Up until now, I haven't wanted to write about the religious group known as the Promise Keepers. Everything that could be said, has been said, or so it seemed. Syndicated columnists have rightly knocked the hysterical rant of NOW's Patricia Ireland, who looks at PK members' pledges to be better men and family members and sees a plot to restore a patriarchal family order in America. That's not going to happen. Just because some PK leaders may have political plans or more ambitious designs for the movement doesn't mean members will follow like sheep.
NEWS
October 15, 1997
"If the prisoners in the prisons had to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches you can believe that there would be lawsuits. What's up with Boonsboro? Come on, our kids deserve better than the inmates down at the jail. Get real!" "I'd like to know if The Herald-Mail could run a list of all the representatives and delegates that voted for the seat belt law? It would be appreciated. " "Is there an alternative place to take our kids come Halloween night such as a church party or get together?
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