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Frost Illustrated (Newspaper) - July 9, 2003, Fort Wayne, Indiana Arts & Entertainment Jazz singer Dianne Reeves reveals her quiet side on new release See page 11 Sports 20 medals awarded to students from White's School of the Arts See page 19 FROST ILLUSTRATED Frost 3121 S. Calhoun Fort IN 46807 July 15 & Views of African Americans Established in 1968 Fort Leading Independent Weekly Newspaper Police officers invade wrong Photo by Robbin L. Melton Members of the Three Rivers Ensemble demonstrate a traditional African song and dance from the Malinke people as part of a special outdoor worship service and held at Reservoir Park by Faith United Methodist Jamaican reggae gospel artist Donahue Stewart also was on hand for a live performance featuring songs from his new to the Area center struggles for support By Robbin L. Melton An East Allen Community Schools building left vacant by the closure of Village Woods Middle School would have left a hole in the southeast side community were it not for the efforts of James Dr. Shirley Hollis and other members of the Maple Grove Organizing Committee who immediately saw the vacancy as an opportunity to return the facility back to the people in the form of a community The group envisioned a place that would provide free supplementary educational and recreational activities for south side Executing their plan to open the 94,000 former school as the Maple Grove Community has been an uphill Photo by Robbin L. Melton Maple Grove Community Center Marketing Director James Graham says the center needs more financial support to accomplish its mission of serving the area's youth About six months into his new position as the city's former director of resource Graham learned that Village Woods Middle School was going to be Instead of viewing it as just another empty building on the city's south Graham said he saw the school as a potential program after looking at the he realized it could be much looked at programs in other cities and realized this was too much said the center's operations and marketing I started interacting with people interested in developing a holistic southeast According to the southeast quadrant is home to the largest number of students who qualify for free or reduced school and has the largest proportion of for south side residents who could benefit from free programs and their only current option is the Eagle's added which isn't enough to serve the entire conducted a needs assessment during our open and the top need expressed is computer specifically for on page 3) By Herb Boyd Special to the from The Amsterdam News NEW YORK little over a month after Alberta Spruill suffered a fatal heart attack after the police mistakenly kicked down her door and tossed a flash grenade into her Harlem Yvonne and Calvin Washington experienced a similar ordeal at their home in The Washington family was preparing for dinner last Wednesday evening and Yvonne was in the basement kitchen when she heard a noise on the steps thought it was the children playing in the she I heard my husband stomp on the floor which is a signal for us to check on him because he has a I ran up the steps to see what was happening and met my coming down the She was they're ing in the they're breaking down the asked her who's breaking in the and she said was the Yvonne sitting in her daughter's room that is beautifully adorned with dozens of I got to the door there were already 15 to 20 cops standing inside the They didn't say anything about why they were there at that Within Yvonne there were more than 40 uniformed and plainclothes officers in her and not one of them took time to explain to her why they had invaded the told me to move the f- out of the she I insisted on knowing what was a plainclothes cop grabbed me and another officer knocked my baby They threw me into a and to keep from falling on my face I fell on a pile of When I got up and tried to get out of the an on page 3) some ' By Robbin L. Melton mm mum m i older neighborhoods such might receive a break on nex year's provide five-year residential tax abatements toward home improvement and remodeling projects retain if a properly isn't what want m buy ther won't for making improved s proposal is similar to The new proposes of boosting the designated areas to 8.7 percent or 7 9 be Estate's According planner II as T fct made homes Council's approval
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