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Month: February 2006

JMac’s Dream

JMac’s Dream

Jason McElwain is a Junior at Greece Athena High School. He tried out for the basketball team but was considered too small to play at 5′ 6″. He also has autism, but has not let that stand in his way. When he lost out on his chance to be on the team, he did the next best thing, he became the Manager. The coach told Jason to suit up for the last game of the season. He sat on the…

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Patriot Guard Riders

Patriot Guard Riders

It is horrendous when families learn that their loved one has died in Iraq. On top of grief, many have had to contend with anti-gay protestors who are using funerals to push their agenda. Soldiers funerals are being sabotaged by a Christian group from Westboro who are using the funerals to stage protests against homosexuality. The group believes God is killing off members of the military to punish America for supporting homosexuality. A motorcycle club made of of veterans has…

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San Francisco does the (Dog) Doo

San Francisco does the (Dog) Doo

Every city in America struggles with what to do with dog poop. Owners are supposed to pick it up and toss it out, but many don’t. Doggie land mines line parks and streets waiting for the unsuspecting pair of tennis shoes. 10 tons of dog waste is thrown out in America every year! San Francisco is looking for alternative sources of energy. That leftover dog poop may be the answer. The city has begun a pilot program where dog poop…

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Bringing AIDS Drugs and Hope to Malawi

Bringing AIDS Drugs and Hope to Malawi

Malawi is one of many African nations being ravaged by AIDS. People die from the disease daily. Hospitals are overflowing. Children suffer in as great of numbers as adults. Treatment has been slow to come to Malawi. Thanks to a partnership between a Canadian organization called “Dignitas International” and the Malawi government AIDS drugs are finally making their way to hospitals and clinics. The founders of DI know the plight of Africans first hand. They’ve all been involved in humanitarian…

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Right to Play: Update

Right to Play: Update

As you previously read, Speed Skater, Joey Cheek, donated his winnings to the organization “Right to Play”. As of Friday, others followed suit. Over $200,000 has been donated! Johann Olav Koss is quoted as saying that with normal fundraising the group could never have dreamed of bringing in so much money. Cheek’s contributions have not ended. Last night, he won the silver in the 1,000 meters. He then donated the $15,000 prize to Right to Play. Participating in the Olympics…

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