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photo by Corissa Baker The Jubilee Pilgrim Cross traveled downtown to the abortion clinic on February 9, 2006 where students from Bishop Luers and Bishop Dwenger High Schools as well as St. Therese Catholic School and Father Joe Rulli peacefully prayed for the women and their babies.

"Any country that accepts abortion, is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what it wants." Mother Theresa.

Every Thursday at 7 a.m., whether it is 0 degrees or 80 degrees, a dedicated group of high school students are making a difference. Between 60-80 Bishop Luers and Bishop Dwenger students roll out of bed early and meet on Webster Street, the location of Fort Wayne's abortion clinic.

Before 7 a.m. on February 9, the Jubilee Pilgrim Cross was transported downtown...

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The Roanoke Baptist Blazers High School varsity basketball team ended the month of January on fire, having won three in a row and 9 of eleven. The wheels came off over the next ten days, however, as the Blazers lost to 3 of their next 4 opponents. Even more discouraging than the losses themselves was the overall team performance. Roanoke's play was best described as a lazy defense, sloppy offense and an overall lack of effort.

The Blazers entered this week like a prizefighter down for the...

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Lock-down defense, home court fans and sizzling second-half shooting earned the University of Saint Francis women's basketball team a 72-62 win over eighth-ranked Indiana Wesleyan University and with the win at least a share of the 2006 Mid-Central Conference regular season championship.

Along with defense that limited defending MCC champs IWU (23-5, 10-4 MCC) to 37 percent shooting in the second half (11 for 30), the Lady Cougars connected on 65 percent (13 for 20) shooting in the second...

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Marine Corps Pvt. Travis L. Day, son of Edward Day of Fort Wayne, Indiana recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.

Day and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a.m., by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Day spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments, which included learning first aid...

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On the occasion of the celebration of the Sesquicentennial Jubilee of the Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend a cross has been constructed, called the Jubilee Pilgrim Cross. This Jubilee Cross is a processional cross that has been fabricated by Roethele Lumber, Fort Wayne and stained and lettered by Te Deum Creations and Restorations in LaOtto, Indiana. "Recognizing that it is by the Cross of Christ that many graces have been poured forth on this diocese," said Bishop D'Arcy, "this cross will...

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Kristie Wyss at Wayne High School with Wayne Athletic Director Adam Swinford.

Kristi Wyss, a senior at Wayne High School signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Indiana Tech University here in Fort Wayne. Kristi has lettered in three sports, basketball, volleyball and fast-pitch softball and will receive the Wayne Blanket award for outstanding athletes.

Christie is the daughter of Theresa and Stan Wyss and resides on Ferguson Road. She attended Saint Aloysius Elementary School and is looking forward to the upcoming girls basketball game against Bishop Luers on...

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Breohnt Ellington demonstrates a Dead Lift of 400 lbs. in the NEIRC Competition held January 21, 2006.

The Northwest Indiana Regional Weightlifting Championship was held on January 21, 2006. Weightlifting, which is a club sport at Wayne, is gaining acceptance as more athletes now utilize the weight room for more than just an off-season work out.

The competitions consist of three different types of lifts: the BENCH PRESS, the DEAD LIFT and the CLEAN.

When attempting the Bench Press, a person lies on their back on a bench, brings the bar to their chest and then presses the weight up vertically...

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Jim Ebbing called The Waynedale News the week of January 22nd and reported that one of his friends had been robbed. He explained that on the morning of Friday, January 20, his friend, a 76 year-old man from the Old Mill Road area, was washing his car at the Waynedale Car Wash on Bluffton and Lower Huntington Roads. An African American male, 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds came up behind him and asked him for money. The robber then struck him with a pistol and took his wallet...

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As David Mills' possible game-winning three-point shot from just inside the half-court line rimmed out at the end of last Saturday's loss to the Cornerstone Warriors, a collective gasp of disappointment escaped from the Roanoke Blazers home crowd. After being down by seven points with 30 seconds left in the game, Roanoke scored on a lay up and then stole the inbound pass with 21 seconds to go. It seemed like the golden opportunity for victory until a silly turnover seemingly killed the Blazers...

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