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May 2009 • Vol. 25, No. 8 San Diego Edition
Miss California
Carol LeBeau leaving KGTV
fi nalist stays true
Respected journalist receiving royal send-off after 28 years
to Christian belief
“It’s all good,”
LeBeau said in
After nearly 30 years at KGTV, Channel a n e x c l u s i v e
10, San Diego news icon and award- interview with
It had all the elements of good TV drama,
winning journalist Carol LeBeau is leaving Good News, etc.
especially in 2009 America: A gay celebrity
local television. l a s t m o n t h ,
blogger asking a California beauty queen
“Carol is an institution in San Diego shortly after the
contestant a question about “gay marriage”
news,” KGTV vice president and general announcement.
during the Miss USA pageant, hosted in
manager Jeffrey Block said in a posting on “It’s answered
anything-goes Las Vegas.
the station’s website ( prayer in a most
Miss California, though, stood by her
“Many viewers grew up with her, watching creative way. My
Christian beliefs, and some are wondering
her deliver the news in her confi dent and contract was due
if it cost her the crown.
compassionate way.” up at the end of
Carrie Prejean, 21, told a nationwide
Although the station announced the the year and I’ve Carol LeBeau
TV audience April 19 that she believed
move as LeBeau’s decision to retire, there been giving prayerful consideration about
marriage should be between a man and a
is more to the story that began nearly 18 what to do. Quite truthfully, I have been
woman. She eventually fi nished runner-up
months ago and concludes this month with praying very hard for some direction.”
to Miss North Carolina, but she says she
the station honoring her contributions to The new direction will take LeBeau into
has no regrets about her answer.
San Diego news in a way rarely seen in private life and ministry work as a speaker,
The fact that Prejean is from California
this television market. Please turn to page 12
— where the high court legalized “gay
marriage” last year only to have voters
Churches ‘Fireproof’ marriages
reverse that ruling by passing Proposition
8 — adds to the controversy surrounding
Movie, study curriculum, ‘Love Dare’ combined
her comments.
“By having to answer that question
Photo: Judy Eddy/
C i n d y
in front of a national audience, God was
Miss California, Carrie Prejean, during
had started
Please turn to page 13 Miss USA preliminary competition.
Last fall, when their pastor asked saying their
Chuy and Cindy Tarango to share their m a r r i a g e
Spirit West Coast returns May 22-24
“Fireproof” success story, they suspected was one of
he knew something was going on before convenience,
‘New’ Newsboys, special Friday pricing featured
either of them did. Although Chuy thought and Chuy
their marriage was good, it was on a started to
Spirit West Coast returns to the Del Mar receiving great reviews as the Aussie band downslide. The two were arguing and he agree and
Chuy and Cindy Tarango
Fairgrounds on May 22-24 and one of the tours. Tait was previously with the popular started to wonder if they’d make it to their thought he wanted out, even though he
big attractions — not announced in the group dc Talk before the group broke up 25
anniversary in 2009. He didn’t know knew God doesn’t like divorce. The Love
early lineups — is the “new” Newsboys. and the three artists went solo. if he’d be able to do what his Pastor Hal Dare challenge to hold his tongue really
Michael Tait stepped in for Peter Furler as The Newsboys will perform the opening Seed asked. caught Chuy by surprise. For 24 years, he
the new lead singer of the Newsboys earlier night, Friday, May 22, with other headliners However, Cindy was determined to had snapped back at Cindy. “I thought I’d
this year. Furler was the lead singer for 22 Kutless and Red, plus music and a message fulfi ll their pastor’s request. Thanks to take it out on my boys, but that was just
years and more than 2,000 shows, but Tait is by Todd Agnew. the ”Fireproof” curriculum, Cindy joined my pride,” Chuy said. “God came into my
Something new this year is the small group that Chuy had tried to get head and convicted me: ‘You’re not going
a $20 discount — by using the her to join for three years. Chuy says the to do that either. You’re going to be the right
coupon in the ad on page 11 — for curriculum and the companion The Love husband and the right dad.’”
tickets this night only. There are Dare book helped him fall in love with Chuy had thought their marriage was
also ticket packages for all three Cindy again. pretty good, but he knew it was great after
days. For details, visit www. Still, Cindy was nervous at the prospect Cindy told the whole church that she’s of sharing in front of all those people at New honestly in love with him and wants to
The lineup for Saturday, May Song Community Church in Oceanside. grow old with him. “I thought everything
23, features tobyMac, another Just opening the Love Dare book challenged was hunky-dory,” Chuy said. “But I was
former member of dc Talk. The Chuy’s comfort level, too. He learned that fooling myself.”
other headliners are Project 86, doing special things for his wife meant Another New Song couple, June and
BarlowGirl and Stellar Kart. The doing what she needed or wanted, not just Miriam Gathright, were that “perfect
The “new” Newsboys are one of featured bands at SWC. Please turn to page 9 what was convenient for him. Please turn to page 6
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