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Today is Tuesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2005 with 186 to follow.
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Unique choices on Brit best cover list

LONDON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Jimi Hendrix's version of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" has been named best cover song ever by music critics of Britain's Daily Telegraph.

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Roger Daltrey plays explorer

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Roger Daltrey, veteran vocalist of The Who, has recreated the 1869 journey of explorer John Wesley Powell for The History Channel.

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Today is Saturday, June 28, the 179th day of 2003 with 186 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, June 17, the 168th day of 2003 with 197 to follow.
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It's Only Rock & Roll

The music of New Orleans constitutes its own idyllic world. It's a wild country with its own rules and standards, completely set apart from the burnished marketplace of corporate pop, nourishing itself at the wellspring of human joy.
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Faith: A cudgel called fundamentalism

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- If you really want to stick it to someone you disapprove of -- say, President George W. Bush -- then call him a fundamentalist. That will do it. It will put him
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Editor

Country Music News

Ruth Poe, a member of early Grand Ole Opry act, the Poe Sisters, born near Big Creek, Miss., 1945. John Wesley Ryles born in Bastrop, La., 1950.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Joe Bob's Drive-In: Second To Die

I'm a sucker for femme fatale erotic thrillers about gorgeous but devious women who murder their conniving and/or boring husbands for the insurance money. In "Second To Die," Erika Eleniak is fascinated by insurance policies, especially as interpreted by
JOE BOB BRIGGS, Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, Texas

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

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Today is Friday, June 28, the 179th day of 2002 with 186 to follow.
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Senator John Kerry chats with Grand Canyon Park Ranger Joseph Alton at Hopi Point in the Grand Canyon before hiking to the John Wesley Powell monument for a family outing. August 9, 2004. (UPI Photo/Will Powers)
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John Wesley ( /ˈwɛslɪ/; 28 June 1703 – 2 March 1791) was a Church of England cleric and Christian theologian. Wesley is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, as founding the Methodist movement which began when he took to open-air preaching in a similar manner to George Whitefield. In contrast to George Whitefield's Calvinism, Wesley embraced the Arminian doctrines that were dominant in the 18th-century Church of England. Methodism in both forms was a highly successful evangelical movement in the United Kingdom, which encouraged people to experience Jesus Christ personally.

Wesley's writing and preachings provided the seeds for both the modern Methodist movement and the Holiness movement, which encompass numerous denominations across the world. In addition, he refined Arminianism with a strong evangelical emphasis on the Reformed doctrine of justification by faith.

Wesley helped to organise and form societies of Christians throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland as small groups that developed intensive, personal accountability, discipleship and religious instruction among members. His great contribution was to appoint itinerant, unordained preachers who travelled widely to evangelise and care for people in the societies. Young men who acted as their assistants were called "exhorters" who functioned in a similar fashion to the twelve apostles after the ascension of Jesus.

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