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American Medical Association Recognizes Obesity As Disease

……The Chicago-based board hopes the designation will advance obesity treatment and  prevention because this paves the way for insurance companies to cover the cost! The American Medical Association this week approved policy  that recognizes obesity as a disease, a move the Chicago-based board hopes will  advance treatment and prevention. “Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way  the medical community ...

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First Wave of Chicago Schools Closing Wednesday

Today marks the last day of class for many Chicago Public  Schools  students, but for those at more than two dozen Track E schools, it’s  the  last day there for good. Despite protests from parents and the Chicago Teachers  Unions, the first  wave of schools marked to close will shut their doors  Wednesday as part  of a plan  approved last ...

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Phony “FBI” Virus Holds Computers Hostage

In the latest twist in computer scams, overseas criminal  organizations are targeting unsuspecting computer users by installing a virus  which freezes a computer, holds it as ransom, and then demands the user pay as  much as $450 to unlock it. Among the victims is Sarah, a 17-year-old from Rogers Park,  who was recently searching for an animated picture through Google’s ...

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Police Recover Body From Lake Michigan Near 39th Street

The body Chicago Police recovered early Wednesday from Lake  Michigan at 39th Street may be that of a University  of Chicago student who went missing a week ago, a family spokesman said. Witnesses on the shoreline called police around 6:30 a.m. The  body was recovered near the 3900 block of South Lake Shore Drive, police said.  According to local reports, ...

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Sankofa:Chicago Assists Saltpond’s Development

Chicago is synonymous with Ghanafest, the largest and most spectacular Ghanaian cultural festival in the diaspora, but before Ghanafest, there was the Saltpond Redevelopment Institute (SRI) which celebrated 20 years of community service with fundraising and dinner dance at the Hyatt Regency, 151 East Wacker Drive , Chicago . Invited guests include, Donna Perisee-McFarlane,MD; Bishop Lance Davis, Mr. and Mrs. ...

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3 Years Is Just Desserts for Man Who Refused to Pay Dinner Bill

Anthony M. Malabehar finished a sumptuous meal that included crab, lobsters and dessert and then announced that he had no money to pay the $69.27 tab. He was arrested, pleaded guilty and earlier this month was sentenced to three years in prison. In delivering the prison term, the judge took into consideration that Malabehar, 47, of Mattoon, Ill., had 70 ...

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Sankofa:…We Will Do Better In China – Black Queens Captain

  Chicago, USA (Sunday Feb.2, 2003) — The African female footballer of the year 2002 and skipper of the Black Queen’s of Ghana fame, Alberta Sackey, was at theYWCA, 6200 S. Drexel, to thank the Ghana National Council and the Ghanaian community of Chicago, for the elegant support the Queens received from Chicagoans during their historic participation in the 1999 ...

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School Bus Driver Describes Being Shot By Stray Gunfire

(CBS) – Joe Bradley has seen a lot in his days driving Chicago Public Schools students, but never a day like Wednesday. “They’ve thrown rocks and snowballs at the bus before,” he tells CBS 2’s Brad Edwards. “But they’ve never shot at the bus.” Bradley had just dropped his last student off near 51st Street and Indiana Avenue when he ...

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