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( r ?r cL Cf Y ix1 7S 1. tS lC g tl 31 -0 SPECIAL SECTION Students, teachers prepare for Catholic Schools Week ...... pp. 7-10 NATIONAL Quake survivors offer thanks ...................................... p. 12 hero ............... p. 13 Volume 83, Number 4 Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas January 29, 1994 IRS chang may affect your charitable giving by Penny T. Boye'r Editorial/Production Manager As taxpayers prepare to meet the annual &pril 15 deadline for filing their federal tax returns, they won t notice too many changes related to charitable contributions. But there are several changes taxpayers should be aware of that may affect their charitable giving dur- ing 1994. Many people donate money, services, property or personal items to charities and Other organizations. When less than $250 is donated, it is deductible and no receipt is required -- a canceled check can stand as Proof of such donation, said Phil Beasley, Arkansas public relations officer for the In- ternal Revenue Service (IRS). " 'In order to claim a charitable deduc- tion of donations of $250 or more after bee. 31, 1993, you must have a s,mtement from the charitable organization .... he said. Weekly donations or tithing to your Church are deductible, just as in the past, ley s d. Money, services, property or personal items are deductible when given to charitable or- ganizations if they meet the following guide- lines, according to the IRS: Staff photo by Pete Hoelscher MARCH FOR LIFE--Bob Burr, president of Arkansas Right to Life, hands out posters minutes before the 16th Annual March for Life started Sunday, Jan. 23. For more photos and coverage, see pages 4-5. inic by Patricia Zapor Catholic News Service them otherwise fit under the federal Rack- eteer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Gray examines abortion methods Editor's note: This is the fourth of four articles written by Susan Gray of Cabot that briefly out. lines the steps involved in the embryonic and faal developnent of a human being. Included in these articles is medical and sdentific information that p, ife uppoae may to arguments, whether those arguments come from individuals, the media or areas of their own un- certainty. by Susan Gray Special to Arkansas Catholic As stated in previous arfides, most of the organs and organ` systems of a developing human have become established by the end of the embryonic period, when the individual is eight weeks of age and slightly over an inch in length. From this point onward, numerous refinements take place. Hair foUides appear on the eyebrows, upper lip, and chin of the fetus around the end of the second month and on most other regions during the third and fourth months. In all, about five million hair follides de- velop in both males and females, the differ- ences in their distribution and texture dic- tated by different concentrations of circulat- ing hormones in the fetus. Except for the eyelashes, ' each hair is accompanied by a single minuscule muscle whose contraction can pull the hair up to "stand on end." A month after the hair follides form, oil (RICO) Act, the court' said the law does not glands develop. These are highly active in Money: To claim a charitable deduction WASHINGTON -- Abortion protesters require proof of economic gain therefore it the fetus, helping to create a protective coat- dr; entf morefromthanthe $250,charitableYOU organizationmust have awhichState- need not have an economic motive to be could be applied to Operation Rescue and ing over its surface. They become fairly prosecuted under anu racketeerm laws, the "- " g other groups that blockade abortion clinics, dormant after birth and become active again I clicates to whom the donation was made, Supreme Court ruled unanimously Jan. 24. The National ization for Womenin puberty. Growth of fingernails is first ,r2 the dollar amount donated and the name of . The ruling avoided considering whe .ther (NOW) sued Joseph Sc'S' 'heidler his Cb5- ii the ProrSOl h emmo l ithte OT .ces: To First Amendment rights protect aboruon o-based Pro-Life Action Network on be- See "Embryo," page 3 claim a charitable deduction in this category, clinic protesters from prosecution under rack- of abortion clinics in Delaware and ll- eteering laws. But a separate case the court linois. The suit alleged that antiabordon ..... 11must have a statement frm the chari" agreed t take three days earlier questins blckades cnstitute an rganized' natin" [ ] table organization with a description and whether judges may ban protests outright wide effort to drive clinics out of business. ~timated value of what was donated, to without infringm on those flee s n hts. Maom you made the donation and the name .... g peech "g NOW said Scheidler, the Pro-Life Action the person who made the donation.In the racketeering case, while declining o#t Raffles: Raffle tickets are not deductible to decide whether the specific case before See "Law," page 2 ; Schools see change in leadership i0 The passing of the guard. For many,Last spring, Sr. Henrietta" sought a sue- many years, Sr. Henrietta Hodde, OSB, has cessor. She recommended to me Michael been associated with the Catholic educa- Rockers, prindpal at St. Vincent de Paul t[biocesan ................................... 6 [ fion in the Diocese ofLittle Rock. She taught Parish School in Rogers. Iacceptedtherec- I 2 I our for m yye . She ommen on. Sr..e e planned I 0 I [ l temational ..................... . ....... 13 [ prindpal at Our Lady of the Holy Souls main a year in office. Then came the'sur- I I [lqafional ........................... i ....... |2 [ School in Litde Rock. Then, I asked her to _ priseofthespirit."TheOlivetanBenedic, tine [ U o ][Obituaries ................................ 16 I accept responsibility for our schools as su- Sisters elected Sr. Henrietta,, prioress. We r-, [ ] ] ()rl Social Justice ..................... 1 1 [ perintendent, propose, but God disposes. 'With a gener- '. t,- ,v= , 01 [t3pinions ......................... 14 - 15 ] With expertise, experience, dedication otis spirit, she accepted the call to serve as | < I ~ P ....................... "'" thepoosition, truty an apostolate to teach as Immediately, then Michael Rockers as- i]~.~ I :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ..... :i[ and religious fervor, Sr. Henrietta accepted leader of her religious community, o . i Jesus did. Every child, every parent, every sumed full responsibility for our schools. ll oo? Wee ....... I school and every pastor has benefited from I O I ] uicentennial ........................ 3 J her, [ < = < I