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Wal-Mart to sell organic food at affordable prices

| April 10, 2014
Wal-Mart to sell organic food at affordable prices

This indeed could be game-changing in a number of ways. It’s no secret that folks in lower income brackets are disproportionately affected by diseases and medical conditions that are related to poor nutritional habits. And, as the article indicates, the irony is healthier food choices are often expensive moving people with less economic resources to […]

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Sharpton revealed as helping FBI spy on mob

| April 10, 2014
Sharpton revealed as helping FBI spy on mob

While some information has floated around regarding this for some time, leave it to the Smoking Gun to put your business in the street! (See http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/Al-Sharpton-918273 and http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/investigation/al-sharpton-764312) While the event being discussed below doesn’t seem to be impacted, we can’t help but wonder how this will affect people’s perceptions when considering taking a complaint to […]

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$100 each to watch a girl in a bikini get Tasered for charity?

| April 10, 2014
$100 each to watch a girl in a bikini get Tasered for charity?

Naw. This has got to be some kind of parody. No one could think this is funny, fun or anything like that. And, as the article says, surely there’s got to be a better way to raise charity funds. Some folks also are likely to look at the woman and ask, “why someone who looks […]

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Spotlight on the Velvet Rope Beauty & Barber Battle and Community Exposition

| April 9, 2014
Spotlight on the Velvet Rope Beauty & Barber Battle and Community Exposition

Story & Photos By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up babies? On Sunday night March 23, I was greatly anticipating 7 p.m. because at Link’s Wonderland, this wonderful event was going to take place and I’ve never attended such an event as this before. So, I’m excited to see what I was going to see and hear […]

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Florida eye doc gets $21 million in Medicare—in one year

| April 9, 2014

ot a business? Got political connections? Got it made—at least in Florida, it seems. Some of you might think we’re beating a dead horse by continuing to describe our government and intertwined economic system as an oligarchy, but years ago, a very wise teacher, the late Vernetta Elkins, explained that every law made in this […]

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Obituaries: April 9-15 Edition

| April 9, 2014
Obituaries: April 9-15 Edition

Donald Bert “DJ” Joyner, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014, at his home. Surviving are siblings, James (Lori) Joyner, John Joyner, Deborah Joyner, Michael (Cindy) Joyner, and Eric Joyner; and brother-in-law, David Moss. Donald will also be remembered by his nieces and nephews, Kimberly Hairston Lippe, Karla Joyner, Jason Joyner, Kristen […]

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To beef or not to beef… Health is the question

| April 9, 2014
To beef or not to beef… Health is the question

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Definition: Beef- Meat from a steer, cow or bull when fully grown are fattened  for food. Beef used as a slang means to complain; a grievance. When I was growing up, the disease tuberculosis was running rampant in our communities. There was a saying in those days, ‘TB or not […]

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Crime & Safety: April 9-15 edition

| April 9, 2014

FWPD resumes downtown beat patrols FORT WAYNE—On April 7, the Fort Wayne Police Department resumed the Monday through Friday two officer downtown beat patrol. Officers assigned the detail will utilize bikes, T3s, and ATVs as well foot patrols to canvass an area that is bounded by Clay Street to the east, Broadway to the west, […]

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Put Fort Wayne history back into Indiana, U.S. history books

| April 9, 2014
Put Fort Wayne history back into Indiana, U.S. history books

By Eric D. Hackley Editor’s note: The following is the transcript of a Hackonomics program covering the release of Eric Hackley’s new book, “KEKIONGA BLACKS’ War on HIS-Story & Slave Mentality.” The book release was held recently at the Little Turtle Branch of the Allen County Public Library: Introduction of speaker Eric Hackley by Carla […]

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Alcohol and old lace

| April 9, 2014
Alcohol and old lace

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Many renowned persons have made comments regarding alcoholism. One of those is John W. Gardner, American educator who stated, “No other national health problem has been so seriously neglected as alcoholism. Many doctors decline to accept alcoholics as patients. Most hospitals refuse to admit alcoholics. Available methods of treatment have […]

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