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Obituaries: April 15-21 Edition

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Obituaries: April 15-21 Edition

 

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‘Religious freedom’ scams

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‘Religious freedom’ scams

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Pity the poor, put-upon anti-gay bigots. Worried by recent steady march of federal court decisions advancing the right of gays and lesbians to marry, forces in Arkansas and Indiana tried to copy the Supreme Court majority’s flim-flam maneuver of last year in the Hobby Lobby case: By asserting a […]

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Black Barbershop Initiative provides free screenings, raises awareness

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Black Barbershop Initiative provides free screenings, raises awareness

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Commission on African American Males in conjunction with the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males (ICSSBM) hosted the fifth annual Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative on Saturday, April 11, at 10 barbershops throughout Fort Wayne. Volunteer nurses, nursing students and community volunteers were stationed at each barbershop location […]

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Fort Wayne native serves aboard USS Ronald Reagan

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Fort Wayne native serves aboard USS Ronald Reagan

By MC1 James Green SAN DIEGO–A 2012 Snyder High School graduate and Ft. Wayne, Indiana native is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Seaman Lovely Frantz is a yeoman aboard the San Diego-based ship, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and one of only ten operational […]

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Questa offers ‘forgivable’ loans to area college students

| April 14, 2015 | Reply
Questa offers ‘forgivable’ loans to area college students

FORT WAYNE—With the cost of education continually rising, many college-bound students may be wondering how they are going to make ends meet. While there are numerous scholarship offers available at the front end of qualified student’s secondary education ventures, funds often can get tight later on, particularly in one’s junior and senior years. One option […]

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Michigan man thought shot, actually stabbed to death

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Michigan man thought shot, actually stabbed to death

FORT WAYNE—On April 9, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1300 block of Greene Street in reference to a shooting investigation. As officers arrived on the scene, they located two victims, both initially thought to be suffering from gunshot wounds. Paramedics arrived on the scene and administered medical attention to the […]

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10th Annual Earth Day set for April 19

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10th Annual Earth Day set for April 19

FORT WAYNE—Save Maumee, a renowned area environmental organization, is scheduled to host their 10th Annual Earth Day Celebration, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 19. “Earth Day is our way to celebrate the earth that we live upon and depend upon for our health and well-being,” said Save Maumee organizers on their website, savemaumee.org. “Join […]

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Kenya orders Somali refugee camp sheltering thousands to move

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Kenya orders Somali refugee camp sheltering thousands to move

(GIN)–The United Nations, which is sheltering more than 600,000 refugees from war-torn Somalia, has been ordered by Kenyan authorities to relocate the camp in three months. “We have asked the UNHCR (the U.N. Refugee Agency) to relocate the refugees in three months, failure to which we shall relocate them ourselves,” said Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto […]

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First-ever training in emergency medicine begins in Ghana

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First-ever training in emergency medicine begins in Ghana

(GIN)–In a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, a teaching hospital and other medical groups, Ghana has launched its first-ever training program in emergency medicine and nursing. Some 15 specialist-emergency physicians, trained in the program,already are working in hospitals in the Ashanti, Greater Accra and Northern regions. […]

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Togolese candidates hope for change in upcoming polls

Togolese candidates hope for change in upcoming polls

(GIN)–Togolese opposition leaders are issuing calls for change—the mantra of President Barack Obama—as they seek the end of the 50 year dynasty of the Gnassingbe family in Togolese politics. Originally scheduled for April 15, a presidential election now is set for April 25 after voter lists are checked as ordered by the Economic Community of […]

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