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World Bank in bid to put Lagos water in private hands

| October 9, 2014
World Bank in bid to put Lagos water in private hands

(GIN)—As Detroit fights to end a punishing wave of water shutoffs sparked by a payment crisis six years in the making, a bid by the World Bank could put Lagos, Nigeria, in similar straits. Word of a still hush-hush plan to sell off the Lagos water utility to profit-seeking owners reached the ears of Nigerian […]

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Lindsays celebrate 50th wedding anniversary: A living testament to the power, importance of marriage

| October 9, 2014
Lindsays celebrate 50th wedding anniversary: A living testament to the power, importance of marriage

By Dr. Robin Newburn Special to Frost Illustrated I would like to publicly congratulate my parents, Wayman and Judy Lindsay, on their recent 50th wedding anniversary, which they celebrated last month. This is a wonderful milestone in life, which few couples, it seems, are privileged to celebrate. My parents are now part of an elite […]

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Holder’s legacy: No coward on race

| October 9, 2014
Holder’s legacy: No coward on race

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist After being confirmed as the nation’s first African American U.S. attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tip-toe around the volatile subject of race. “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things […]

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‘Creative resistance’ protests planned for ‘anti-poor’ development confab

| October 8, 2014
‘Creative resistance’ protests planned for ‘anti-poor’ development confab

(GIN)–Farmers, indigenous peoples and other social justice groups will be taking to the streets this week in 10 cities, calling for an end to ruinous business-driven development plans for poor countries around the world. According to the “Our Land Our Business” campaign, millions of people are being thrown off their land because large corporations have […]

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Verizon announces community HopeLine drive to honor domestic violence survivors

| October 8, 2014
Verizon announces community HopeLine drive to honor domestic violence survivors

Collection proceeds pledged to YWCA Northeast Indiana FORT WAYNE—Some might call it a hotline but for many, it’s a lifeline that lives to its name—a HopeLine. And, thanks to a partnership between a visionary human service agency, community-minded business and a caring political leader, that program will be able to spread even more hope. On Oct. […]

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NFL case sparks debate on spanking

| October 8, 2014
NFL case sparks debate on spanking

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As the NFL’s 2014 season warms up, Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, prepares to face charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. A week prior, news surfaced that he had spanked his four-year-old son with a switch, resulting in major bruises and lacerations on his legs, […]

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Crime and Safety Report: Oct. 8-14 Edition

| October 8, 2014

Police seek identity of BP station armed robbers FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking the public to assist us in the robbery investigation of the of the Sparky Mart BP Station located at 4935 Bluffton Road. Police officials are hopeful that someone might recognize something unique about the mannerisms, physical shape, or even […]

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Two faces of racism

| October 8, 2014
Two faces of racism

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist What was Alessandra Stanley, the longtime television critic of the New York Times, thinking that caused her in that now-infamous article to mis-label Shonda Rhimes, the television hit maker, as the paragon of the “Angry Black Woman” and traffick in the most misguided attitudes about black artists, black women […]

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Be more vocal about asthma

| October 8, 2014
Be more vocal about asthma

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. The voice box is located in the center of the neck. Two structures making up this box are the vocal chords, which are two folds of tissue that protrude from the sides of the box to form a narrow slit which allows air to pass through. When air passes between […]

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Obituaries: October 8-14, 2014 Edition

| October 8, 2014
Obituaries: October 8-14, 2014 Edition

Freda Mae Blanks, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Parkview Field Lincoln Financial Event Center, 1301 Ewing St., with fellowship time at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Dream Catcher’s Program at Heritage […]

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