Famous JW Pools Winner Won and Spent a Fortune

Viv Nicholson
Viv Nicholson

Original article:
By RICHARD PENDLEBURY
UK DAILY MAIL – April 22, 1987

As a lottery winner vows to “Spend, Spend,Spend,” the Mail tracks down the woman who coined that phrase – pools winner Viv Nicholson. Five husbands later, she was a Jehovah’s Witness living on £87 a week…

Two weeks after her 71st birthday, Vivian Nicholson was looking for a job.

“I’ve sent out 25 resumes and haven’t got a single reply,” she complaines, as her solitary companion – a rather timid canary – scratches in a cage on the dresser behind us.

“The thing is, I need the money. I mean, how can you live properly without a little to spend on the finer things in life?” Continue reading “Famous JW Pools Winner Won and Spent a Fortune”

Prisoner Finds Love on the Outside

By AMANDA GEARING
News.com, Australia
September 24, 2001

A Jehovah’s Witness minister convicted of killing his pregnant wife in 1997 has fallen in love while on prison work release and remarried in Brisbane on Saturday.

Ian Reilly was convicted of the manslaughter of his wife Sylvia but has protested his innocence.

Lake Perseverance
Lake Perseverance

Reilly’s family and Sylvia’s family have claimed he was framed and wrongly convicted of the killing after Sylvia’s body was found in Lake Perseverance near Toowoomba on September 21, 1997.

Police have ruled out any link between Sylvia’s death and the stabbing murder of Leanne Kennedy by confessed Satanist Darren Maloney, who knew both women. Ms. Kennedy’s body was found on the day of Sylvia’s funeral.

Maloney, jailed for life in February last year, pleaded not guilty to the murder on the basis of “unsoundness of mind,” claiming he was deluded into thinking he was Satan when he stabbed Ms. Kennedy.
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The Watchtower and Northlands Casino

[Original publication date: March 3, 2004; submitted by “Sebastian”]

horse-racingIf you are a Jehovah’s Witness, do you think the Watchtower Society believes that people are not going to discover who their business partners and associates are throughout the world? Could this be a reason why the Watchtower strongly discouraged the use of the internet for so many years? Are they afraid their members might find out about the Watchtower’s worldly associations and investments?

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Here is a good example: Lets go to a “Casino” page on Expedia.com and look for the name “Northlands.”
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