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Actor George Clooney, left, looks on as U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., addresses the crowd April 27 at a Washington, D.C. rally about the ongoing genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.

WASHINGTON—Thousands of people joined celebrities and lawmakers at a rally Sunday urging the Bush administration and Congress to help end genocide in Sudan's Darfur region.

Mary Kavet Anderson, best known as a longtime activist for peace and justice, racial equality, women's rights, gay rights and a broader role for laity in the Catholic Church, died late last month. She was 80.

A memorial celebration will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 806 N.E. Alberta St.
Beginning in 1958, she was active in civil rights issues with several intercultural dialogue groups, prejudice reduction workshops and People of Faith Against Bigotry. She was co-founder and board member of Health Help Center, a free health clinic in North Portland, as well as co-founder and board member of the Center for Urban Education, FISH and East-CAP. She also was an associate member of the Sisters Of Holy Names


Portland State's Business Outreach helps new entrepreneurs

When Pat DiPrima first started to think about opening an Italian bakery and café, she asked everyone for advice. But among the best suggestions she received was to check out the Business Outreach Program at Portland State University.

"They helped me tremendously," said DiPrima, whose DiPrima Dolci Italian Bakery and Café is a neighborhood gathering spot at 1936 N. Killingsworth St. "They did everything from helping me gather data to apply for loans, to advising me on marketing and advertising plans and employee issues.


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Since its inception, the Neil Kelly Memorial Foundation has presented dozens of scholarships to outstanding young people from the North/ Northeast Portland community.

The Rotary Club of Albina and the North/Northeast Business Association — the co-sponsors and co-creators of the foundation — along with members of the community at large, have often asked whatever happened to some of the foundation's past scholarship recipients.


State's highest judicial body will hear three cases on campus

The Oregon Supreme Court is coming to Portland Community College next week.

Sponsored by the college's criminal justice and paralegal programs, the visit will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, in Room 104 of the new Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building at the Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth St. The court will hear three cases.


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