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Rev. Stewart Speaks: Why me?

| April 30, 2015
Rev. Stewart Speaks: Why me?

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever found yourself asking this question: “Why me?” This question often comes up in response to a trying or difficult time in one’s life. Serving in the ministry and dealing with crisis situations, the one question I am consistently asked by the church folks  as well as those […]

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FOP Bicycle Helmet Day, LEGO® City playsets giveaway

| April 30, 2015
FOP Bicycle Helmet Day, LEGO® City playsets giveaway

FORT WAYNE—Fire Police City County FCU and Fraternal Order of Police is scheduled to host a Bicycle Helmet Day and Lego® City giveaway from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, May 9, at the Credit Union, 10123 Lima Road. Children will be properly fitted for a free bicycle helmet  while supplies last. The public is welcome. […]

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Fort Wayne native returns to Cinema Center, discusses award-winning film

| April 30, 2015
Fort Wayne native returns to Cinema Center, discusses award-winning film

‘Animals’ director Collin Schiffli to appear for question and answer session after screening May 16 FORT WAYNE—Cinema Center will host a special screening of “Animals,” directed by Fort Wayne native Collin Schiffli, at 8 p.m., May 16. Schiffli will be in attendance and will conduct a question and answer session immediately following the film. “Animals” was shot […]

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Ballot for the 2015 Fort Wayne/Allen County Primary Election

| April 30, 2015
Ballot for the 2015 Fort Wayne/Allen County Primary Election

Editor’s note: The following is a listing of candidates on the 2015 Primary Election ballot for various offices in Fort Wayne and Allen County. Please note that voters in Indiana must declare a party during primary elections and can vote only for candidates from that declared party, unlike in the general election when people can […]

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A rap to the bladder

| April 29, 2015
A rap to the bladder

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH Just below the navel on your body is the area where the bladder lies internally. Tenderness in this area can often signal that a bladder infection may be in progress. The bladder, of course, is the storage space for urine that is derived from both kidneys. When the bladder […]

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Obituaries: April 29-May 5 Edition

| April 29, 2015
Obituaries: April 29-May 5 Edition

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Ellis funeral brings back neighborhood memories

| April 28, 2015
Ellis funeral brings back neighborhood memories

By Eric Hackley

Today I attended the funeral of Juanita Ellis. I spent my first eight or nine years living next door to Ellis Funeral Home. Mrs. Ellis has known me longer than I’ve known me.

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Nigeria’s anti-corruption pledge resonates in far-off Zambia

| April 28, 2015
Nigeria’s anti-corruption pledge resonates in far-off Zambia

(GIN)–Nigeria’s president-elect is already making waves with his pledge to attack corruption, starting with the missing $20 billion allegedly swiped from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation during the previous administration. Muhammadu Buhari pledged to pursue the claim of former Central Bank governor, Lamido Sanusi, who was suspended last year by former president Goodluck Jonathan after […]

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Race-based discrimination ‘fostered in South African schools’

| April 28, 2015
Race-based discrimination ‘fostered in South African schools’

(GIN)–A practice of denying admission to South African public schools of children without visas or whose parents are refugees from other African countries is creating a foundation for the current rash of xenophobia, critics of the practice say. Jean-Luc  Ntumba from the DRC, a father of three, said he was unable to enroll his children […]

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Chaos grows in Burundi as president defies advice to step down

| April 28, 2015
Chaos grows in Burundi as president defies advice to step down

(GIN)–Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza, overriding objections to an ill-advised third term, now faces a growing popular movement to oust him after his term ends this coming June. On Sunday, thousands of angry Burundians filled the streets in the capital, Bujumbura, to protest a maneuver by the ruling party to put Nkurunziza back in office for […]

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