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Big Spring Herald (Newspaper) - March 2, 1990, Big Spring, Texas Big Spring Herald Friday March 2, 1990 5-a shelter director wont be prosecuted by Beth j. Harpaz associated press writer York a a prosecutor ruled out this week criminal charges against the Rev. Bruce Ritter saying an investigation into allegations of financial impropriety against the covenant House founder had not turned up enough to warrant prosecution. Ritter also a target of allegations of sexual improprieties resigned tuesday night As director of the network of shelters for runaways he founded in 1968. District attorney Robert Morgenthau said there were some a questionable financial transactions discovered in the review of expenditures in behalf of Kevin Kite a former male prostitute who Bruce Ritter claimed he had sex with Ritter in return for material favors. He declined to be More specific but said the problems uncovered were insufficient evidence to warrant prosecution. Morgenthau also said violations of Law May have occurred when covenant House supplied Kite with false identification papers in the name of a dead child. He said he had decided not to bring charges in that matter either after consultation with the family of the dead child. A separate investigation by the state attorney general a office is continuing. Since december four Young men who took shelter at covenant House have accused Ritter in news reports of having affairs with them. Prosecutors were studying whether any funds raised by the Charity were misused. The District attorney said Cove Nant House officials had cooperated in the investigation and nothing was discovered that cast doubt on the Merit of its programs. A although covenant House has had to endure a Brief period of adversity i am confident that it will emerge from this episode a stronger and More effective organization which continues to deserve widespread Public support a Morgenthau said. In resigning at a Board meeting tuesday night Ritter said the sex misconduct allegations made it a impossible for me to Lead covenant House he said he did no to want to jeopardize the Well being of the thousands of Young people covenant House serves. A the controversy that has surrounded me for the past three months has made it impossible for me to Lead covenant House effectively a Ritter said in a statement. A therefore after a great Deal of thought and prayer i have come to the conclusion that in the Best interest of covenant House and most especially for the Well being of thousands of Street kids i should Good Vear Auto service Center tires a service age appliances amp to ri97/ Gaylon Mills manager 408 Runnels 267-6337 Barber Glass amp Mirror 4x 1400 e 4th it big Spring. Texas 79720 263-1385 is it a Frau Mann a inc. 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Birdwell Lane Baptist 1512 Birdwell Lane Calvary Baptist 1200 West 4th Central Baptist Elbow Community College Baptist 1105 Birdwell Lane Crestview Baptist Gatesville Street East 4th Baptist 401 East 4th Salem Baptist 4 Miles Coahoma first Baptist 702 Marcy drive first mexican Baptist 701 5th Forsan Baptist Church 10 55 am Liberty Baptist Church 1209 Gregg Hillcrest Baptist 2000 pm 700 Iglesia Bautista Central 22nd amp Lancaster Midway Baptist Church East Highway morning Star Baptist 403 trades it. Bethel Baptist 630 . 4th East Side Baptist Church 1108 e. 6th Phillips memorial Baptist 408 state Street primitive Baptist Church 713 Willa-10 30 am Sand Springs Baptist 1-20 Trinity Baptist 810 11th place Iglesia Bautista Lefe 204 . 10th Oasis Church of Christ n. Pm 700 amp Anderson 1401 main Street Church of god College Park Church of god 603 Tulane Avenue first Church of god 2009 a in-10 45 am Church of god of prophecy 15th amp Dixie episcopal St. Mary a episcopal Church 1005 Goliad Christian disciples first Christian Church 911 Goliad-i0 50 . Christian College Heights Christian Church 400 East 21st full gospel Spring Tabernacle 1209 Wright St. Living water 1008 Birdwell-10 . Lutheran St. Paul lutheran 810 Scurry methodist first United methodist 400 Scurry-10 50 am Coahoma United methodist Church main at Central North Birdwell Lane United North Birdwell amp Willa Wesley United methodist 1206 Owens Iglesia methodist Unida Northside 507 . 6th Bakers Chapel ame 911 North Lancaster la . Catholic immaculate heart of Mary 1009 Hearn sacred heart 509 North Alford presbyterian first presbyterian 701 Runnels othe r churches St. Thomas 605 North main Church of Christ Anderson amp Green Birdwell Lane amp 11th place 2301 Carl Street Cedar Ridge 2110 Birdwell Coahoma Church of Christ 311 n. 2nd life Chapel Industrial Park Power House of god in Christ 711 Cherry big Spring seventh Day adventist 4319 Parkway Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day saints 1803 Wasson drive big Spring gospel Tabernacle 1905 Scurry kingdom Hall Jehovah witness 500 Donley Herald 39 Spring Richard Atkins Jav Atkins 117 main 267-5265 your guide to sunday Church services area churches Are invited to list their name address and time of sunday morning service in this Handy guide. Call the Herald at 203-7331 and ask for Church guide editor. The guide is sponsored by local businesses whose ads appear on this Page. former City schools Chancellor Frank Macchiarola who served As acting president of covenant House while the allegations were investigated. Also resigned. James j. Harnett executive vice president and chief operating officer will replace Ritter until a permanent successor is found. A the focus has got to be on the needs of the kids a Harnett said. A covenant House is not one Man. Ifs not me its not father Ritter. He was not All of covenant House. But his vision his courage and determination Harnett said the controversy has a been very upsetting to the kids and the kids Are going to be very upset by Ritter a decision to leave. The charges against Ritter 62, arose in december when the York Post quoted Kite As saying he had had an affair with Ritter last year. Three More men have since said they had affairs with Ritter. Bank with Confidence Ihk state National Fok 901 main 267-2531 Leonard a pharmacies Leonard r pharmacy professional pharmacy 308 Scurry 10th amp Mam pm 263-7344 pm 267-2546 Leonard s clinic pharmacy pm 267-1611 Wal Mart discount City Gregg St at pm 700 267-4531 first Church of the Nazarene 1400 Lancaster salvation army 600 West 4th Tollett All Faith Chapel big Spring state Hospital nondenominational Unity House of prayer science of mind Center 1804 b Wasson or. Gospel Lighthouse 14th amp Goliad Hickory House Ai t Wand a Law ii catering e 4th amp Birdwell big Spring. Texas 267-8921 the family that prays together stays together Hill us or we j j i urn Ltd i la it sly Ltd Hinl a Luik t 906 Gregg Spring associated press photo Lia Dobra a works at her desk in her Stark office at the salvation army adult rehabilitation Center in san Diego. Soviet doctor treating americans drug addicts by Dennis Georgatos associated press writer san Diego apr there s no Couch in psychiatrist Lia do Brayan a office at the salvation army adult rehabilitation Center just a couple of straight backed chairs a Metal desk and some file cabinets. But the doctor who spent the first 27 years of her career in the soviet Union Calls the office her Palace and to the Downtrodden who come through the door to try to beat drug or alcohol addiction its a trip toward sobriety. A the happiest moment really of my life in America was when the salvation army hired me a said Dobra a a therapist at the 126-bed Center the past year. Dobra a is one of la clinical staffers at the salvation army a largest drug and alcohol rehabilitation Center in the country. A this was something she wanted to do. She came to us a said the centers administrator maj. Robert Bodine. A one of her first thoughts when she came to the United states was to somehow he involved with the salvation army in terms of reflecting her own values in wanting to be involved with people and to help the Christian oriented charitable Agency wraps the spiritual approach into the educational and clinical aspects of treating a at no charge a alcoholics and drug addicts. A Cdr. Dobra a had a great Deal of experience in treating alcoholism and drug addiction in the soviet Union a said or. Edward eatable the centers director of clinical services. A a lot of that skill is transferrable with her background and experience of oppression a a she Sable to understand perhaps some of the pain and hardships that Many of the centers patients have experienced he said. Some 450 people a year go through the Center s six month residential treatment program about 40 percent of whom overcome their addiction Lataille said. In t it about time we gave big Spring the business a Evv re bullish on big Spring presented in the Public interest by the big Spring Herald come worship with us. Philadelphia primitive Baptist Church 713 Willa Street big Spring. Texas 79720 pastor elder l Jeff Harris 267 8851 8 30 /10 p in broadcast Over Kukk 103 dam 10 30 am morning services each sunday 6 of pm night services each sunday 7 of pm Bible study each wed night in the Good Newt of god a Sovereign Grace Quot in a successful marriage there is no such thing As ones Way there is Only the Way of both. A Phyllis Mcginley of Horn let Nti in of up Ahi Grady Walker up Gas company propane diesel gasoline i p. Gas carburetion 263-8233 lame say Hwy. I Lumina a drive a Little save a lot eighth and Runnels 263-4211 first presbyterian Church morning worship.11 00 . Church school 9 40 . Service broadcast on kist 1490 the Sanctuary will a open for prayer and meditation weekdays from 10 a.rn.-2 . Minister Flynn v. Long or. A services sunday a Bible study.9 30 . Morning services.10 30 . Singing .5 . Evening services.6 00 . A mid week monday ladles Bible class 7 00 . Ron Duncan wednesday services. 7 00 . Minister Anderson Street Church of Christ two blocks off North bar dwell Lane on Anderson Street 263-2075 Church of Christ 11th place and Birdwell Lane services a sunday Bible classes.9 00 . Morning worship.10 00 . Evening worship. 6 00 . Mid week wednesday service.7.00 . Ministers Billy Patton amp Leslie Boone 500 West 4th 267-7424 we cordially invite you to attend our services Trinity Baptist 810 11th place 267-6344 Thot serving the lord is not a sacrifice its a soul stirring investment that pays eternal dividends. Laudi n. Craven pastor sunday 11 00 . Service broadcast Over Kakik 1270 on your dial. Sunday school.10 00 . Morning worship.11 00 . Evangelistic service 6 00 . Wednesday service 7 00

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