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Judge "Jim" Nelson dies

James F. Nelson, a long-time member and Chairman of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahais of the United States, died on February 26 while celebrating Ayyam-i-Ha (the intercalary days) with his family. Dorothy and James Nelson converted to the Bahai Faith while they were law students. James Nelson served as a lawyer, and judge in Los Angeles. He served on the Los Angeles County Court bench for over twenty years, and on the California Superior Court. The Nelsons were long-time residents of Pasadena, where they were well known for their contributions in the community.

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Judge "Jim" Nelson dies

James F. Nelson, a long-time member and Chairman of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahais of the United States, died on February 26 while celebrating Ayyam-i-Ha (the intercalary days) with his family. Dorothy and James Nelson converted to the Bahai Faith while they were law students. James Nelson served as a lawyer, and judge in Los Angeles. He served on the Los Angeles County Court bench for over twenty years, and on the California Superior Court. The Nelsons were long-time residents of Pasadena, where they were well known for their contributions in the community.

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Living in the shadow of the End Times

{josquote}Jensen declared the fiasco a "fire drill".{/josquote}

Seventeen years ago, Leland Jensen built a bomb shelter in the basement of his Stephens Avenue home. It was not an idle task--the leader of the local Baha'is Under the Provision of the Covenant predicted that tensions in world affairs were about to culminate in a nuclear holocaust.

The moment of truth was to be 5:55 p.m., on April 29, 1980. While many Missoulians took Jensen's forecast with humor (including numerous downtown businesses, which held End-of-the-World sales during the week leading up to the projected apocalypse), others joined him in preparing for the war. As Jensen readied his home, filling the window wells and the first floor rooms with sand and thousands of pounds of rock, about 80 Baha'i members toiled over a makeshift shelter in a warehouse basement near the train yard on Missoula's Northside.

As the afternoon wore on, things were not coming together as smoothly as the Baha'is had planned. Members raced the clock, flushing rust out of the water system with just minutes to spare. Workers put the finishing touches on a safe room in the middle of the basement for the children. As the clock ticked down, they frantically poured wet sand between walls of plywood that were nailed to two-by-fours. As the weight of the sand increased, the plywood walls popped off.

At 5:55, the frenzy of activity ceased and all became subdued. No one spoke for a few hours.

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Mehrab-Khani Doesnt Show Up In Court -- Warrant Issued


Tom Berger

Well, well. Mehrab-Khani was supposed to appear in Court Room 9 today (the Childrens Court!).  He wasn't there, neither was his lawyer. But lawyer for Council Kirsten Turner was there. Ms Turner requested the "shortest adjournment possible" and was offered the date of 4th March at 10.00am by the Magistate.

Ms. Turner didn't realise she is supposed to be at Tribunal on the 4th, along with Mehrab-Khani. An Arrest Warrant was issued against Mehrab-Khani for not appearing in court.

Things are getting interesting.

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Baha'i faith, anyone have any idea what is up with them?

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Something reminded me just a bit ago of a service I went to one time. Craziest thing I have ever seen. Does anyone have a clue what they are all about? Are they for real? here is what happened.

They will not let you donate if you are not a member and they claim they never pass a collection plate. There right there says there has to be something very wrong with them. They told me they do not have any preachers or priests. Not just there where I went but anywhere. That right there is strange. But what really made me wonder is seeing a very black gentleman who looked about 70 and dressed in a business suit, and when this young couple came in, his face lit up and he called them by name like they were longtime friends or something. But here is the thing, they were both white (the couple), his hair was green and in spikes that must have been 2 feet long and both he and his girlfriend had so many piercings between them I could not count them all. And can you believe the girl had baked a cake for the black guy and his wife and decorated it like a professional would have done and after the three of them hugged, she gave it to him and told him to tell his wife how much they missed seeing her and I guess she was at home recuperating from an operation.

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