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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Driver shot in alleged road-rage incident | VIDEO
A motorist in unincorporated Lemont says he tried to apologize to a fellow driver and ended up getting shot.

Mayor buying new police gear for summits | VIDEO
The mayor is using new power to help protect police as Chicago gears up for the G8 and NATO summits and a protest that could come with them.
White Sox sign ex-Cub Kosuke Fukudome
Ex-Chicago Cubs outfielder Kosuke Fukudome has been signed by crosstown rivals the Chicago White Sox.
2 men charged in connection with carjacking scam
Two men are accused of targeting people who were selling their vehicles and then stealing the cars.
Carbon monoxide displaces South Side residents
Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide forced more than two dozen people from a South Side apartment building.
Pot, cash seized at alleged Jefferson Park grow house
Chicago police say they have busted a pot-growing operation on the city's Northwest Side.


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A snow shower around this morning; otherwise, rather cloudy; watch for black ice in the morning

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Dalmatian spot on at Westminster More than 101 Dalmatians have tried to become America's most prized pooch. More than a thousand, probably.

Another Belleville beagle wins Westminster honor
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2012 Chicago Auto Show Start your engines! The nation's longest-running auto show pulls into McCormick Place, February 10-19.

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Your City Should Join 108 Cities in Mentoring Young Black Men and Boys

Your City Should Join 108 Cities
that Are Mentoring Young Black Men and Boys During January and February 2012
Call 773.285.9600 today and join the movement to help build and encourage strong, positive Black men across America and the world.
Sometimes, you only get one chance to change the world.  Mentoring young Black men and boys might be that chance. Join the Black Male Achievement Mentoring Initiative in changing the world.  
Ideas for Mentoring Young Black Men and Boys
1) Mentor at a school or community center
2) Take A Young Black Male to Worship on February 26, 2012 - Click Here To Join This Effort
3) Coach a sports team
4) Take a trip to a museum, library or cultural center with one or a group of young Black males
5) Read The New Jim Crow or another book with a group of young Black men
6) Real Men Read to pre-school through 3rd-grade black boys
7) Take one or a group of young Black males to see Red Tails
8) Have dinner with one or a group of young Black males
9) Have a discussion about respecting women and girls with one or a group of young Black males 
10) Teach young Black males about entrepreneurship and personal finance
11) Visit and mentor young Black men in correctional and detention centers
12) Create all male Saturday Learning and Tutoring Academies for young Black men and boys
13) Encourage young Black men and boys who are living as drug dealers, gangsters, thugs and hustlers to seek education and to help rebuild their communities
14) Build institutions and structures that support and mentor young Black men and boys
15) Encourage young Black men and boys towards healthy living, exercise and good nutrition
16) Teach young Black men and boys to be good fathers and good husbands and good neighbors
If you have had any doubts about the value and importance of responsible fatherhood or mentoring, click here to have them removed!!!
To become one of the the Servant Leaders in your city planning and directing this effort, please call 773.285.9600. We will provide you with an organizing kit that will help you step-by-step to create, manage or support an outstanding mentoring program in your city.  We will also provide technical assistance and ongoing support. Schools, faith-based organizations, fraternities, Masonic organizations, veterans associations, community-based organizations, affinity organizations, military service personnel, social service agencies, companies and corporations will participate in this effort.  Most mentoring events will occur on January 31, 2012.  The last event will occur on February 29, 2012.  Please see cities that are expected to participate as of January 11, 2012: 
  1. Albany, New York
  2. Alton, Illinois
  3. Atlanta Georgia
  4. Aurora, Colorado
  5. Baltimore, Maryland
  6. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  7. Blandensburg, Maryland
  8. Boston, Massachusetts
  9. Bowie, Maryland
  10. Buffalo, New York
  11. Carbondale, Illinois 
  12. Chicago, Illinois - South Side
  13. Chicago, Illinois - West Side 
  14. Chicago, Illinois - South Suburbs
  15. Chicago Heights, Illinois
  16. Cincinnati, Ohio
  17. Colorado Springs, Colorado
  18. Columbia, Missouri
  19. Columbus, Georgia
  20. Dallas, Texas
  21. Danbury, Connecticut
  22. Danville, Illinois
  23. Decatur, Georgia
  24. Delray Beach, Florida
  25. Detroit, Michigan
  26. Denver, Colorado
  27. Dolton, Illinois
  28. Durham, North Carolina
  29. East Chicago, Indiana
  30. East Orange, New Jersey
  31. Englewood, Colorado
  32. Flint, Michigan
  33. Flossmoor, Illinois
  34. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  35. Fredricksberg, Virginia
  36. Gary, Indiana
  37. Gilbert, Arizona
  38. Griffin, Georgia
  39. Hammond, Indiana
  40. Hartford, Connecticut
  41. Harvey, Illinois
  42. Hillside, Illinois
  43. Houston, Texas
  44. Hyattsville, Maryland
  45. Indianapolis, Indiana 
  46. Irvington, New Jersey
  47. Jackson, Mississippi
  48. Kansas City, Missouri
  49. Kenesaw, Georgia
  50. LaGrange, Georgia
  51. Lauderhill, Florida
  52. Lenoir, North Carolina
  53. Lexington, Kentucky
  54. Lithonia, Michigan
  55. Los Angeles, California
  56. Louisville, Kentucky
  57. Macon, Georgia
  58. Manassas, Virginia
  59. Markham, Illinois
  60. Matteson, Illinois
  61. Mentor, Ohio
  62. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  63. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  64. Munster, Indiana 
  65. Nashville, Tennessee
  66. New Orleans, Louisiana
  67. New York City, New York - Manhattan
  68. New York City, New York - The Bronx
  69. New York City, New York - Brooklyn
  70. New York City, New York - Queens
  71. New York City, New York - Long Island
  72. New York City, New York - Harlem
  73. Newark, New Jersey
  74. Oakland, California
  75. Oak Park, Illinois
  76. Omaha, Nebraska
  77. Palmdale, California
  78. Peoria, Illinois 
  79. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  80. Phoenix, Arizona
  81. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  82. Richmond, California
  83. Richmond, Virginia
  84. Riverdale, Illinois
  85. San Bernardino, California
  86. San Francisco, California
  87. Santan Valley, AZ
  88. Seattle, Washington
  89. Shelbyville, Indiana 
  90. Southaven, Mississippi
  91. Spotsylvania County, Virginia
  92. St. Louis, Missouri
  93. St. Paul, Minnesota
  94. St. Petersburg, Florida
  95. Tampa, Florida
  96. Thomasville, Georgia
  97. Toledo, Ohio
  98. Tougaloo, Mississippi
  99. Tshwane, Botswana, Africa 
  100. Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territory, Canada
  101. Tuscaloosa, Alabama 
  102. University Park, Illinois
  103. Upper Marboro, Maryland
  104. Vicksburg, Mississippi 
  105. Washington, D.C.
  106. Waukegan, Illinois
  107. White Plains, New York
  108. Yazoo City, Mississippi  
This event was inspired by the life and life principles of Muhammad Ali (Rumble Young Man, Rumble!).  The Black Male Achievement Movement was born in Louisville, Kentucky in September 2011.  Guidance, support and encouragement for this movement is provided by Open Society Foundations' Campaign for Black Male Achievement.  The National CARES Mentoring Movement and Mentoring U.S.A have signed on as national supporters.  For more information, please call 773.285.9600.
Click Here to listen to amazing stories of mentoring efforts around the country. 
Click Here to see the Fathers Incorporated PSA on mentoring. 
Click Here to see the Mentoring USA PSA on mentoring.

Tuesday's Daily Brief

Obama Presses GOP To Extend Payroll Tax Cut, Jobless Benefits
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Wall Street Fears Volcker Rule Will Force Testosterone Monitoring
How Long Will Santorum's Surge Last?
Iranian Man Blows Legs Off In Bangkok Blast
Officials Confirm: Prescription Drugs Found In Whitney Houston's Room
PHOTOS: The 2012 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Models Revealed!
Bernard-Henri Lévy: What Is Really Happening in Athens
In an affair like this one, which is political as much as economic, and where the highly inflammable matter being toyed with is a people, their pride, their memory, their revolt, their survival, one would like to have seen things handled more deftly.
Margaret Cho: See U Next Tuesday You Monster
When you don't have friends and you have to give your not-friends cards that denote love and write their names on a paper that you would rather curse than bless, it causes problems later in life, in particular, with love.
Mark Hyman, MD: How Social Networks Control Your Health
If you want to get healthy, you just might not want to go to a doctor. You might instead, go to church. The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.
Daria Morgendorffer: What I Think About Valentine's Day
I always assumed that when The Huffington Post finally begged me to write for them, I'd take a cue from my fellow celebrities and blog about a humanitarian issue dear to my heart. Yet here I am being asked to write about Valentine's Day, I suppose because they thought my somewhat low tolerance for sentimentality would make it amusing.
Laurie David: The Prince's Speech
Last spring, right on the heels of one of the biggest events in his life, his son's wedding -- and with the eyes of the world upon his family -- Prince Charles came to the United States to deliver a speech at Georgetown University about the future of food.

Excerpt: Five Dozen Anti-Obama Books!

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A quick tour of "What President Obama Doesn't Know," "Whiny Little Bitch," "The Post-American Presidency," "Obama Zombies," and the 57 other anti-Obama conservative books written in the last five years. Who says Obama hasn't helped grow the economy? Just ask right-wing booksellers like Regnery Publishing. READ MORE
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Budget Politics
Barack Obama unveiled his budget proposal for the 2013 fiscal year Monday, a document best understood as a blueprint for how he will contrast his tax policies this fall with those of former private equity titan and likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. READ MORE
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Featured Column: Mary Sanchez
Last week, GOP officials were told that a former leader of a group preaching the genetic superiority of white people would appear on a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference in D.C. -- and the views he has been linked to went completely unchallenged by the GOP's spineless non-reaction. READ MORE
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Featured Author: Tim Weiner
Shortly after noon on Thursday, Sept. 16, 1920, a powerful bomb hidden in a horse-drawn wagon exploded at the corner of Wall and Broad Streets in Manhattan. It was the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history, a distinction it held for 75 years. Its force reverberates today. READ MORE
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Election 2012
A pair of new polls shows that Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are now in a national dead heat in the race for the Republican presidential nomination -- while President Obama is increasing his lead over both. READ MORE
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Law And Order
Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed last week by a machete-wielding intruder at his vacation home in the West Indies, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said Monday. The 73-year-old Breyer, wife Joanna and guests were confronted by the robber around 9 p.m. EST Thursday in the home Breyer owns on the Caribbean island of Nevis. The intruder took about $1,000 in cash and no one was hurt. READ MORE
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New Jersey lawmakers gave their blessing to legalizing gay marriage for the first time Monday as the State Senate passed a bill that would allow nuptials for same-sex couples, despite Gov. Chris Christie's insistence that he will veto such legislation.

Six states and Washington, D.C., allow gay marriage, and Washington state was added to that list on Monday when Gov. Christine Gregoire signed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage. READ MORE
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