The Florida state attorney general's office has charged Crosswalk.com CEO Jon Scott Fehrenbacher with two counts of scheming to defraud and one count of exploitation of the elderly. The complaint alleges that Fehrenbacher violated a noncompete clause by using mutual-fund screening software at Crosswalk.com. He had sold the rights to the software before joining the company. Crosswalk.com board chairman Jim Buick said he expects the charges to be dismissed as baseless. Fehrenbacher has entered a plea of not guilty.
Orlando-based Campus Crusade for Christ raised more funds through Internet giving in fiscal 2000 than any other charity that participated in a survey conducted by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Online donations provided $2.5 million of the $350 million in private support the organization received, representing a 70 percent increase in Internet contributions during the previous year. Officials said the rise in online donations is the result of increased awareness of the site and donors' increased comfort with online transactions.
In his first public preaching event in seven months, Billy Graham spoke to overflow crowds at the Greater Louisville Crusade on June 21-24. About 2,300 people responded to the invitation each evening. It was the evangelist's first crusade in Louisville since 1956.
Delegates to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, held June 12-13 in New Orleans, affirmed covenant marriage and passed resolutions against human cloning, euthanasia, discrimination against military chaplains, and genocide in Sudan. The denomination of 15.9 million launched a Council on Family Life, which will address increasing divorce and cohabitation rates among Southern Baptists. Fred Luter Jr., a New Orleans ...1
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