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Mississippi Remains Most Obese State, CDC Reports
Written by Mike Stobbe, Associated Press 24 July 2008
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press The South tips the scales again as the nation’s fattest region, according to a new government survey. More than 30 percent of adults in Mississippi, Alabama ... read more >>
Senator Visits Afghanistan and Iraq
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 24 July 2008
Obama’s recent trip seems to have shored up his foreign policy standing and as the convention draws near, the distinction becomes clearer between him and Senator John McCain  Senator Barack ... read more >>
Family Seeks Justice for Man Killed by Victorville Sheriff’s Deputy
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 24 July 2008
A grieving family is seeking justice against the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department who they say murdered their son, husband, brother and friend in cold blood. Trina Griffith, mother of the ... read more >>
King Harbor Hospital Employees Suspended
Written by City News Service 24 July 2008
CNS - Sixteen employees at Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital’s outpatient clinic have been suspended after it was discovered they had serious crimes in their past, including at least one ... read more >>
Delgadillo Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Blue Shield Patients
Written by City News Service 24 July 2008
CNS - Blue Shield of California unlawfully rescinded hundreds of insurance policies after patients were hospitalized or required major medical procedures, according to a lawsuit filed recently by Los ... read more >>
Autopsy Still Pending in Black Studies Professor’s Death
Written by City News Service 24 July 2008
CNS - An autopsy was conducted July 16, but the cause of a UC Riverside professor’s death in his Long Beach home was “deferred” pending toxicological tests on the 46-year-old homicide ... read more >>
Foothill Transit Beefs Up Express Line
Written by City News Service 24 July 2008
CNS - In light of an estimated 20 percent jump in ridership on Foothill Transit’s semi-express line through the San Gabriel Valley, service has been beefed up for morning commuters the agency announced ... read more >>
Local Businesswoman Opens 12th McDonald’s Franchise
Written by Myra Blackburn 24 July 2008
 Compton Community Celebrates Grand Opening on 1733 Alameda StreetAt a ribbon cutting ceremony in Compton, city members and local residents honored entrepreneur Patricia Williams in her opening of ... read more >>
Billboards Honor Slain Officer
Written by City News Service 24 July 2008
CNS - The first of 20 billboards honoring slain Los Angeles police SWAT Officer Randy Simmons went up near Inglewood July 16. The officer’s family wanted to express its gratitude for the support ... read more >>
Down in the Hush Harbor
Written by Ra’Kenna Joseph, Sentinel Intern 24 July 2008
Renowned Artist returns home for first local show in 15 years  When your work is displayed internationally in Germany, London, and the Carribean, one might wonder about the need to return to where ... read more >>
Clean Water Ruling May Hold up Construction, Other Jobs
Written by City News Service 24 July 2008
CNS - Water pollution cops, construction companies and local officials are still sorting out the meaning of a Superior Court judge’s ruling earlier this month that froze enforcement of clean water ... read more >>
Another Police Shooting Rocks Inglewood
Written by Super User 24 July 2008
As reaction comes in from the shooting of Inglewood resident Kevin Wicks on the morning of July 21, residents in the quiet Hillcrest neighborhood are struggling to make sense of what happened.Inglewood ... read more >>
Sign of Katrina Fatigue? Storm Memorial Delayed
Written by John Moreno Gonzales, Associated Press 17 July 2008
Between acres of aboveground tombs that are this marshy city’s way to inter the dead, there is a strip of land that is an empty tribute to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Unknown to most in ... read more >>
International court prosecutor charges Sudan president with genocide in Darfur
Written by Mike Corder, Associated Press 17 July 2008
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court filed genocide charges Monday against Sudan’s president, accusing him of masterminding attempts to wipe out African tribes in Darfur with a campaign ... read more >>
Community Forum Discusses Impact of HIV/AIDS Among Black Women
Written by Myra Blackburn, Sentinel Intern 17 July 2008
 Myra Blackburn for L.A. SentinelHealth Advocates discussed the HIV/ AIDS epidemic that continues to devastate Black women within the community on Friday, July 11 at the New Orleans Vieux Carre ... read more >>
World News Briefs
Written by Associated Press 17 July 2008
Police: 5 Shot Dead Outside Nairobi Hotel AP - Police and witnesses say a shootout outside a Holiday Inn in Kenya’s capital has killed five people. Charles Owino, deputy spokesman for the ... read more >>
Kenneth ‘Ken’ Gibson
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 17 July 2008
  Kenneth Gibson Kenneth Allen Gibson was an engineer for the New Jersey Highway Department, the chief engineer for the Newark Housing Authority and the chief structural engineer for Newark ... read more >>
Genes from Middle East Families Yield Autism Clues
Written by Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press 17 July 2008
Harvard researchers have discovered half a dozen new genes involved in autism that suggest the disorder strikes in a brain that can’t properly form new connections. The findings also may help ... read more >>
AEG Extends an ‘Olive Branch’ to Harold & Belle’s
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 17 July 2008
The two parties have met and they seem to be on the road to a mutual agreement In an effort to find an amicable solution and create a win-win situation, AEG (Anschutz Entertainment Group), the sports ... read more >>
The New Yorker and Old Racism
Written by Eric Lee 17 July 2008
On the front cover of the latest issue of the New Yorker Magazine, America’s first African American presidential nominee from a major political party is satirically caricatured as a Muslim “fist ... read more >>
Motorists Still Chatting Away Despite New Law
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 July 2008
It appears that the new restrictions on cell phone usage while driving has only taken effect when a police officer is around. When there is not a police officer in sight many Los Angeles residents ... read more >>
Gang Program Receives $200,000
Written by City News Service 17 July 2008
CNS - Legacy L.A., a nonprofit organization that provides youth development services in the Boyle Heights community, received $200,000 in funding from the California Endowment, a Los Angeles city ... read more >>
Council Approves Funding for Olympic-Pico Environmental Study
Written by Alice Walton, CNS 17 July 2008
CNS - The Los Angeles City Council allocated $500,000 July 9, for a report detailing the potential environmental impacts of a plan to convert parts of Olympic and Pico boulevards into one-way streets. ... read more >>
Board to Approve $10,000 Reward in Beating Death of 60-year-old Man
Written by City News Service 17 July 2008
Burke Commits $331,000 to Increase Patrols at Second District Park Pools CNS - Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke on Tuesday, July 15, asked the Board of Supervisors to approve a $10,000 reward for information ... read more >>
New Vegan Restaurant Opens in Inglewood
Written by Myra Blackburn, Sentinel Intern 17 July 2008
The Stuff I Eat  restaurant is only two weeks old, but they promise their vegan recipes “will make you regret that you ever tasted any animal products.” This restaurant, located ... read more >>

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