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COUNCIL DISCUSSES GOLF COURSE — The Madera City Council discussed the proposed municipal golf course at the Madera Airport, and the key concern centered around whether the course would be financially sound. “Do golf courses make money?” Councilman Robert Garibay asked. Councilman Pat O’Rourke said, “I don’t think there is any question about the desirability of the course.” Councilman Allan Brown quickly agreed with O’Rourke. Garibay then said he was concerned about the cash flow generated.

MADERANS SEE THE POPE — Maderan Greg Walsh traveled to Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey to see Pope John Paul II. “It gave you the feeling of the Sermon on the Mount,” Walsh said. Another Maderan, Dr. Chun C. Chan, found the 30-minute mass “quite an experience.” Walsh and his family got within 100 yards of the pope.

POPE MEETS DIRTY HARRY — Clint Eastwood greeted Pope John Paul II at the Monterey airport, but admitted that the Pontiff recognized him only as the Mayor of Carmel, not Dirty Harry of movie fame. Later, several parochial school children joined Eastwood in a meeting with the pope at the grave of Father Junipero Serra. They wore t-shirts bearing the logo, “Thou Hath Made my Day.”

POPE SAYS ‘NO DISSENT” — Pope John Paul II declared from Los Angeles today that it is a “grave error” to believe one can dissent from church teaching and still be a good Catholic, as he reaffirmed church prohibitions on women priests, contraception, divorce, abortion, and homosexuality. The pope made his remarks to an assembly of American bishops...

 

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