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U.S. millions committed for Ebola, but ‘paltry’ 25 beds yet to arrive

| September 18, 2014
U.S. millions committed for Ebola, but ‘paltry’ 25 beds yet to arrive

(GIN)–Between $100- and $180 million have been committed to the fight against the Ebola virus in West Africa–an amount considered way too little and reaching the needy way too slowly. A 25 bed unit pledged by the Pentagon for Liberia, noted the international president of Doctors Without Borders (MSF), would treat only health care workers, not […]

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Obituaries: September 17-23 Edition

| September 17, 2014
Obituaries: September 17-23 Edition

Courtney J. “CB” Barbee, 53 of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Gwen Martin-Barbee; mother, Betty Barbee; children, Brittney (Giovonni) Bailey, Tanesha (Tim) Gray, Jalyce and Richard Martin; brothers, Vincent Tinker, Tracy (Anitta) Barbee and Anthony Brooks; eight grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends. […]

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Republican Tim Scott doesn’t run from his blackness

| September 17, 2014
Republican Tim Scott doesn’t run from his blackness

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist In the past, I have been extremely critical of so-called black Republicans, as well as so-called black conservatives–and that’s not going to change. Too often they feel the need to check their blackness at the door under the perverted guise of currying favor with whites within the party. These are […]

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Water down your high blood pressure

| September 17, 2014
Water down your high blood pressure

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Until 1955, there were no drugs to control high blood pressure. Persons with this condition were in deep water and became water logged due to the retention of excess fluid. Thus, a condition known as hypertension resulted. During those early days, it was understood that the element sodium was the […]

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Theater review: Over the River and through the Woods

| September 17, 2014
Theater review: Over the River and through the Woods

Is ‘Over the River and through the Woods’ really the thing? By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Last week, I attended the matinee performance of “Over the River and through the Woods” at the Auer Performance Center, a rather cozy place. Yet, I overheard an elderly woman say that she liked the performances across Main Street at […]

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More bodies pulled from sea after migrant boat rammed

| September 17, 2014
More bodies pulled from sea after migrant boat rammed

(GIN)–About 500 refugees are feared dead after their vessel was rammed by traffickers in icy Mediterranean waters, according to two Palestinians who survived the ordeal. The boat had been carrying Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians and Sudanese, including women and children, according to reports, and had departed from Egypt early this month. It was the second sinking […]

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Fort Wayne Youtheatre to celebrate 80th anniversary

| September 17, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Youtheatre is scheduled to kick off its 80th Anniversary Season in October with a presentation of the new stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”—accompanied by a special Family Reunion/Birthday party after a Saturday morning performance. “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is a […]

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Black lawyers to challenge police brutality in 25 cities

| September 17, 2014
Black lawyers to challenge police brutality in 25 cities

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In an effort to combat police brutality in the black community, the National Bar Association (NBA) recently announced plans to file open records requests in 25 cities to study allegations of police misconduct. Pamela Meanes, president of the black lawyers and judges group, said that the NBA […]

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Crime and Safety Report: September 17-23 Edition

| September 16, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: September 17-23 Edition

Attempted murder suspect arrested FORT WAYNE—On Sept. 5, a warrant was issued by the Allen Superior Court, for Kulon Nij Lewis Jr. for a charge of attempted murder. At approximately 9:14 p.m. that evening, Lewis was located and arrested, in the 7900 block of Serenity Drive. This arrest was made through a coordinated effort by […]

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Disappointment runs deep as ‘Blade Runner’ walks free

| September 16, 2014
Disappointment runs deep as ‘Blade Runner’ walks free

(GIN)–The upset decision by Judge Thokozile Masipa that found Olympian Oscar Pistorius not guilty for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp stunned South Africans who had been glued to the trial since the gavel first pounded the court to order last March. Saying that Pistorius’s defense could “reasonably possibly be true,” Judge Masipa lifted […]

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