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Can Africa keep its economic winning streak alive?

Can Africa keep its economic winning streak alive?

WASHINGTON | They export BMWs and birdseed and plenty in between. Their middle class is growing fast enough to draw the likes of Marriott and Wal-Mart. China, Europe, Japan and the United States are vying to build roads and power plants there.

August 08, 2014 3:18 pm
PU agriculture grad puts experience to use in Peace Corps

PU agriculture grad puts experience to use in Peace Corps

Malcolm Barber, 24, hopes to change his worldview as a member of the Peace Corps in Zambia, Africa. The Hammond resident arrived Feb. 3 after graduating from Purdue University with a degree in animal science and a concentration in biological science.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Grinch did not steal Christmas, and other good news

GUEST COMMENTARY: Grinch did not steal Christmas, and other good news

"Nattering nabobs of negativism" is probably the most enduring of the many alliterative pronouncements of Spiro Agnew, vice president in the Nixon administration until forced to resign because of corruption.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am
Taste of Africa: Lowell family embraces traditions, including culinary trends, for mission message

Taste of Africa: Lowell family embraces traditions, including culinary trends, for mission message

Three special children from a far away land will be especially thankful Thursday, while blending old and new table traditions.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. must learn from old foes in Africa, Asia

GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. must learn from old foes in Africa, Asia

Considerable news has been generated by U. S. military strikes in two African countries, while less commentary is resulting from the passing of a major military leader in Asia, but the two stories are related. Regarding war and revolution, fundamental lessons are enduring.

October 12, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Learn about African contribution to world's knowledge

YOUNG VOICES: Learn about African contribution to world's knowledge

The current state of the young black community has gained my attention; therefore, I feel obligated to enlighten them about the early African civilizations and their importance in the development of western civilization.

August 12, 2013 12:00 am

Concert to raise funds for those without water

VALPARAISO | Anyone wanting to beat the summer heat, listen to a free concert and maybe help save a child from being poisoned can come to the Splash Bash Concert Aug. 1 at the Central Park Plaza amphitheater.

July 28, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Bugs: they're not just for squashing any more

PHIL WIELAND: Bugs: they're not just for squashing any more

The United Nations says one solution to world hunger is: Eat more bugs.

July 12, 2013 12:00 am

I took down U.S. flag after Obama's Africa tour

In response to an article about the president's trip to Africa and visit with Senegal's president, I took my flag down.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Mali is another al-Qaeda battleground

YOUNG VOICES: Mali is another al-Qaeda battleground

Have you ever heard of the expression “out in Timbuktu”? In case you did not know, Timbuktu is a city in Mali, a former French colony, that has been in the news recently. March marked the third month of French military involvement in Mali.

April 01, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Learn of history from people who lived it

YOUNG VOICES: Learn of history from people who lived it

It’s not every day that you’re impacted by the words of another person, much less a person you've never met before.

April 01, 2013 12:00 am
Scouting combine shows NFL's global progress

Scouting combine shows NFL's global progress

INDIANAPOLIS | Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah knew nothing about the NFL when he was growing up. Now, he could be a first-round pick in April's draft.

March 04, 2013 3:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Catholicism caught between fascination, frustration

GUEST COMMENTARY: Catholicism caught between fascination, frustration

With the reign of Pope Benedict XVI having ended Thursday, Catholicism is at a crossroads.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Black History Month continues with 'Cadre' at CST

OFFBEAT: Black History Month continues with 'Cadre' at CST

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 21, 2013 12:00 am
Portage native embraces Peace Corps work in Africa

Portage native embraces Peace Corps work in Africa

Lauren Falk, a 2007 Portage High School graduate, is home for the holidays after spending more than a year volunteering with the Peace Corps in Africa. She works at a clinic and assists in lessons in nutrition, family planning, HIV/AIDS prevention and sex education.

January 03, 2013 4:11 pm
Portage native embraces Peace Corps work in Africa

Portage native embraces Peace Corps work in Africa

Lauren Falk says her work with the Peace Corps in Africa has taught her to appreciate things Americans often take for granted, such as education and the opportunities it provides.

January 03, 2013 4:10 pm
Portage native embraces Peace Corps work in Africa

Portage native embraces Peace Corps work in Africa

Lauren Falk, a 2007 Portage High School graduate, poses with some of her students during a break from painting a map of Africa. Falk has been serving with the Peace Corps in Togo, a country in western Africa.

January 03, 2013 4:11 pm
Portage native embraces Peace Corps work in Africa

Portage native embraces Peace Corps work in Africa

Lauren Falk, a 2007 Portage High School graduate, uses a microscope to show a water sample to students in Togo, a west African country. Falk, who is back in the Portage area visiting family, has been serving with the Peace Corps in Africa.

January 03, 2013 4:11 pm
Chesterton man biking 1,600 miles for African orphanage

Chesterton man biking 1,600 miles for African orphanage

CHESTERTON | A Chesterton man who said he is not an avid cyclist will trek more than 1,600 miles by bike next month to raise money for an African orphanage.

May 28, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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At Home: I can't believe it's tile

At Home: I can't believe it's tile

I can't believe it's not wood: It's porcelain with the look and texture of rustic, reclaimed wood (www.settecento.com ). The tile line, called Lodge, works well in areas like this pool surround, where wood would look nice but the real thing is impractical.

April 25, 2012 8:00 pm
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