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‘Kill switch’ will come to U.S. phones in 2015 – CNN.com

‘Kill switch’ will come to U.S. phones in 2015 – CNN.com

| April 21, 2014

A number of us in the office wish this had been the norm several years back. This technology, installed in lots of other devices might go a long way toward curbing a lot of petty theft or other property crimes that might lead to violence.   ‘Kill switch’ may be standard on U.S. phones in […]

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11,000 Detroit rape kits left untested

11,000 Detroit rape kits left untested

| April 21, 2014

Perhaps it truly is the fault of lack of resources but given the nation’s and the world’s history with prosecuting rape—or rather, even blaming victims—some are going to wonder if rape cases just aren’t a priority in some police departments and prosecutors’ offices. Many might argue that this is not Iran where a rape victim […]

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Nine dead, 35 wounded in Chitown over weekend

Nine dead, 35 wounded in Chitown over weekend

| April 21, 2014

It seems every week, we get a similar report from the Windy City. Again, we spend billions of dollars trying to secure the streets of other countries but our own cities have become war zones—with the casualties often being children. The nation has a problem with violence. It is our culture, bred into us since […]

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Meeting at Link’s to focus on Urban Trails

Meeting at Link’s to focus on Urban Trails

| April 21, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Members of the Urban Trails Project are scheduled to host a Community Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., April 24 at Links Wonderland, 1711 E. Crieghton Ave. Organizers plan to provide important information about the Urban Trails Project, including documentation of funds given by the City of Fort Wayne to other parts of […]

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Social Security to resume mailing statements after budget cuts

Social Security to resume mailing statements after budget cuts

| April 19, 2014

This has to be good news especially for folks who are not able to get online readily to check their statements. While there is a belief that Internet technology is ubiquitous, there are some segments of the population who still prefer paper. Social Security to resume benefits statement mailings BY MARK MILLER CHICAGO An American […]

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Prostate problem detection, treatment can be complex

Prostate problem detection, treatment can be complex

| April 19, 2014

Whatever the case, consider some time of screening given the prevalence of this problem and how the lack of early detection and treatement adversely affects some populations, such as African American men. Consult your personal physician and a specialist if necessary to help clarify your options. Prostate worries? Consider treatment information By Dr. Larry Mulkerin […]

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Investigator seeks ID, cause of death of boys buried in ‘white house’ cemetery

Investigator seeks ID, cause of death of boys buried in ‘white house’ cemetery

| April 19, 2014

We had heard this story some time ago on National Public Radio. What’s interesting is that Florida has had similar incidents in modern times. According to this piece, most of these children died in accidents and similar incidents but the allegations of abuse and negligence should not be ignored. While some say nothing sinister was […]

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White Houses refuses comment on Justin Bieber deportation petition

White Houses refuses comment on Justin Bieber deportation petition

| April 19, 2014

Everyone has their priorities. We just hope by passing on this one, the Obama administration hasn’t seriously compromised national security by letting this agent of other worldly forces stay in America! (But, in all fairness and seriousness, some people have argued that if Mr. Bieber were not rich and famous, immigration officials would have tossed […]

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KC highway shooting suspect charged with 18 counts in 9 incidents – CNN.com

KC highway shooting suspect charged with 18 counts in 9 incidents – CNN.com

| April 18, 2014

Once again, the U.S. is plagued with a madman with a gun. At this point, we don’t know if the weapon was obtained legally, illegally, whether the shooter had ever undergone a background check or whatever. The fact is, the rash of mass shootings, gang violence, domestic killings and the like, say this nation has […]

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Tuskegee Airman Leslie Edwards to visit Weisser Park Center

Tuskegee Airman Leslie Edwards to visit Weisser Park Center

| April 18, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Neighborhood Program is scheduled to welcome famed World War II Veteran and Tuskegee Air Leslie Howard during a special dinner and presentation from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., April 26,at Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St. The Tuskegee Airmen are one of the most famed and storied […]

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