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South Africa rejects light sentence for ‘Blade Runner,’ prepares appeal

| October 30, 2014
South Africa rejects light sentence for ‘Blade Runner,’ prepares appeal

(GIN)—South African prosecutors announced plans this week to appeal the conviction and sentence given to athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in what was ruled “culpable homicide.” Judge Thokozile Masipa also disappointed close watchers of the trial when she gave the Olympian runner a three year suspended sentence for discharging a firearm […]

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‘We don’t need an Ebola czar’ insists famed Columbia professor

| October 30, 2014
‘We don’t need an Ebola czar’ insists famed Columbia professor

(GIN)–With media stoking fears of a spreading Ebola crisis, medical professionals and other experts have been taking pains to keep cool heads above the super-heated news frenzy. They forced a retreat this week to plans by Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie of New York and New Jersey, who threatened to quarantine all arrivals from […]

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Former law school dean endorses Judge Levine

| October 30, 2014

I recently moved from Fort Wayne after having lived in the city for the past few years. During that time, I had the privilege of getting to know the Honorable Stanley Levine, candidate for reelection to the Allen County Superior Court. In all settings, Judge Levine impressed me as a fair and honest person, just […]

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Duff earns endorsement for school board from former teachers’ advocate

| October 30, 2014

As executive director of the Fort Wayne Education Association for 22 years, I regularly attended FWCS school board meetings. I know firsthand how important it is to have school board members that have a sincere heart and concern for students, teachers, administrators and support personnel. Anne Duff has had a very successful teaching career. She […]

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Tunisians hand Islamists major defeat in historic vote

| October 30, 2014
Tunisians hand Islamists major defeat in historic vote

(GIN)—North African Tunisians whose rebellion sparked the so-called Arab Spring in 2011, turned out in force to elect a secular party—Nidaa Tounes—over the incumbent Islamist Ennahda party in preliminary results released on Sunday. It was the country’s first election since the “Dignity Revolution” and was marked with a strong turnout of more than 60 percent. […]

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Lennon Lacy’s death recalls Emmett Till’s

| October 29, 2014
Lennon Lacy’s death recalls Emmett Till’s

By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA NEW YORK (NNPA)—Black Americans old enough to recall the shock of seeing and hearing what had happened to Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 are sure to get a fresh whiff of the atrocity in learning about the tragedy of Lennon Lacy in Bladenboro, N.C. Lacy, 17, was […]

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Director’s notes for A Lesson Before Dying

| October 29, 2014
Director’s notes for A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying takes us back to 1948, rural Louisiana. A time and a place where it is not surprising that race is an issue in sentencing a young black man to death.

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Hope is the only answer

| October 29, 2014
Hope is the only answer

Dr. Gerald Deas By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. It has been stated: “Each time a man stands for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.”—Robert Francis Kennedy “The prophet of despair gains a shouting audience. But one who speaks […]

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Crime and Safety Report: October 29-November 4 Edition

| October 29, 2014

Man charged with murder in cemetery death of woman FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:20 p.m., Oct. 20, Fort Wayne police responded to the Catholic Cemetery located at 3500 Lake Avenue when ground crews discovered a woman down on the undeveloped portion of the cemetery property which is immediately south of the cemetery itself. Officers, medics and […]

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Fort Wayne Urban League set to host job fair Oct. 30

| October 29, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Urban League’s Employment Department is scheduled to host a Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, that is open to the public. Community members are encouraged to bring their resumes and dress for success. Frontier, Lowe’s, Kelly Services, Superior Aluminum Alloys, Meijer and other businesses will provide on-site interviews […]

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