Features

3:09pm

Mon June 27, 2005
In Focus

Church's kitchen opens to needy after killing

Baltimore, Md. – Life's few necessities drew a long line of the homeless and poor back to Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church yesterday. They came for the weekly organized meal, a rarity in Baltimore on Saturday afternoons, and for a chance to eat in peace.

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10:32am

Thu June 23, 2005
In Focus

Missing woman's family still seeks answers

UNDATED (AP) – It's been a year since Washington, D.C. native
Tamika Huston disappeared in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The F.B.I.
lists her case as a kidnapping. Her family complains that her case
didn't get as much attention as others in the news because Huston
is black.
Huston's mother tells WJLA-TV that the past year has been
very hard and she feels like ... quote ... "a walking skeleton."
The family hopes renewed attention will provide some answers.
The F.B.I. says Huston lived alone and her relatives reported her

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2:27pm

Wed June 22, 2005
In Focus

House panel cuts public broadcasting funds for '06

WASHINGTON (AP) – Public television stations and National Public Radio would lose 25 percent of their federal funding next year under a bill cleared by a House committee Thursday night, although some of their funding for future years would be restored.

 

The moves came as the House Appropriations panel approved a tightly drawn spending bill for labor, health and education programs. For the first time since the early days of GOP control of Congress 10 years ago, the measure, taken as a whole, makes actual cuts to the programs funded by the bill.

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9:43pm

Fri June 3, 2005
In Focus

Newark parade celebrates black heritage, history

NEWARK, NJ – Yesterday she coached her younger son Issac, 5, on the best way to display the African-American flag as they watched police officers pass along the parade route. "Wave it proudly honey, proudly," Whiteneck said.

The 39th annual African-American Statewide Heritage Parade and Festival was held yesterday as tens of thousands packed the streets of Newark to celebrate the culture and accomplishments of black Americans.

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