Martin Luther King Remembered

Stephen Lynch Features

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King was shot by James Earl Ray, while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., where he was to lead a march of sanitation workers protesting against low wages and poor working conditions. He was only 39 at the time of his death. King was turning his attention to a …

SBU Unveils New Scholarships for Pennsylvania Students

Suzanne Wilcox English Features

Allegany, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure University has announced two new scholarships designed especially for Chautauqua and Warren County (Pa.) County students. The scholarships, available for the first time for students entering in fall 2006, will aid all qualifying graduates of high schools throughout Chautauqua and Warren County, offering $12,000 per year to help finance a top-quality education at St. Bonaventure. …

Pioneer of Civil Rights Set to Speak at Siena

Azra Haqqie (Times Union) Features

Loudonville, N.Y. –Georgia Congressman John Lewis, recognized by most as one of the important leaders of the civil rights movement, will be at Siena College on January 19 to deliver the 19th annual lecture of the Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series on Race and Nonviolent Social Change. Lewis will lecture on the topic “Civil Rights …

Living for God on Death Row: Prisoner befriended by Stephen Walsh

Angela Burrin Features

Sickness in a family member is often a catalyst to seeking extra prayer. Such is the case of 2001 when a member of my family began to experience severe depression. I called Deacon Al O’Brien, director of the prison ministry for Beaumont Diocese in Texas, and asked if he knew of a prisoner who could pray for Michael. Since I …