1. A Pakistani Seventh-day Adventist has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of sending a blasphemous text message (insulting Prophet Muhammed and Islam). Sajjad Masih Gill pleaded not guilty, and his lawyer contends that he did not own the phone the message was sent from, and there was no evidence against him.
2. An Adventist pastor in Lusaka, Zambia, has been fined in lieu of a six-month prison sentence after being convicted of causing death by dangerous driving. Pastor Lazarous Kalembe pleaded guilty to causing the death of a minor last September, and through his lawyer asked for leniency.
3. Pine Springs Ranch, an Adventist summer camp in the San Jacinto Mountains, California, evacuated 179 people, mostly children, after they were given less than an hour's notice on Monday that a fire was on its way. One staff home and several buildings burned down, but most of the structures and cabins were spared. Watch the camp director talk about the emergency.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/5397