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Bar-B-Q and you

| June 22, 2016
Bar-B-Q and you

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH Well, here it is another day of celebration and a day of seeing how much one can eat and drink. Well, I can assure you that when the good times and exotic tasties are over, your stomach will be singing the bar-b-q blues.   The Story of Bar-B-Q Blues Oh, […]

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The Lord is watching over us

| June 22, 2016
The Lord is watching over us

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. As you read the newspapers and view television, it is obvious that a great change is taking place, not only in this country but all over the world. There is an unrest of those who work hard and can’t think about the future. This idea has been expressed by Robert […]

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Obituaries: June 22-28, 2016 Edition

| June 22, 2016
Obituaries: June 22-28, 2016 Edition

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Coach H.C. Story goes home to glory at 75

| June 21, 2016
Coach H.C. Story goes home to glory at 75

FORT WAYNE—Coach H.C. Story, civil rights activist and youth advocate, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Born in Akron, Alabama where he excelled in many sports but discovered he was destined to do other work for a time. As an adult, while still in the south, Story joined […]

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Woman critical after driveby shooting

| June 21, 2016
Woman critical after driveby shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12:08 p.m., June 14, Fort Wayne police responded to the report of a shooting located at 4507 Anthony Wayne Drive. On arrival, officers entered the home and found a woman suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, later identified as 50-year-old Maria Ramirez, was transported from the scene to a local […]

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Teen found shot in alley

| June 21, 2016
Teen found shot in alley

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:21 p.m., June 15, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of Avondale and Baxter Street in regards to a shooting. A person called police advising that she heard gunshots and found a male lying in the alley with gunshot wounds.  Officers responded to the area and located a […]

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Man taken in for pyschological evaluation after asking seven-year-old to shoot him

| June 21, 2016
Man taken in for pyschological evaluation after asking seven-year-old to shoot him

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:02 p.m., June 18, officers responded to a report of an armed subject at 10800 Patrician Place. Preliminary information indicates that the complainant party called police in regards to her husband having a gun.  She told officials that her husband pointed the gun at himself and attempted to get his seven-year-old stepson […]

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Ghana considers shutdown of social media in election day run-up

| June 21, 2016
Ghana considers shutdown of social media in election day run-up

(GIN)—Ghanaians who use social media could find themselves staring at a blank screen instead of Facebook or Twitter under a plan now being considered by Ghana’s Police Service (GPS). Superintendent Cephas Arthur, Public Affairs director of the GPS, said that blocking Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets during the upcoming elections would be in […]

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Orlando massacre prompts vigils among African LGBTIQ

| June 21, 2016
Orlando massacre prompts vigils among African LGBTIQ

(GIN)—“Erasing 76 Crimes”—a website that tracks Africa’s anti-gay laws and acts of violence, carried news this week of a vigil in Uganda’s Kampala city for the 49 lives lost in Orlando, Florida, at the gay community’s gathering spot called Pulse. The “Uganda Is Orlando” vigil began with a reading by Bishop Christopher Senyonjo and a […]

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Angola finds another plum job for president’s wealthy daughter

| June 21, 2016
Angola finds another plum job for president’s wealthy daughter

(GIN)—Angola’s aging president has found a new and lucrative job for his daughter, Isabel dos Santos, who already holds the title of Africa’s richest woman. President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, 73, this month tapped his daughter to head Sonangol, the national oil company. Using a presidential decree he also sacked the company’s directors, in a […]

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