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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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Neal Brown

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.


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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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Portland Community College Cascade Campus President Algie Gatewood, left, presents Rosalie Tucker with her Cooke Foundation scholarship certificate.

Rosalie Tucker dreams about doing many things. Now, she doesn't have to dream.

Tucker, 25, was selected as one of 38 students across the nation to receive a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship that will enable her to attend the University of California at Los Angeles.


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Seattle demonstration echoes those held all over the United States

An immigration rights march that drew thousands of people of all ages and races was marred by a car that struck a group of marchers at a downtown intersection.

Demonstrators surrounded and began beating on the car after it hit and slightly injured three people Monday afternoon, and the driver was arrested for investigation of assault, said police Officer Debra Brown.

Five other people were arrested for possible weapons violations and one person for obstructing police, Brown said.


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Kidney event offers free blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol testing

Northwest Kidney Centers brings community health to the forefront at the fourth annual Kidney Health Fest for African American Families, set for 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the African American Academy, 8311 Beacon Avenue S.

The event is free to the public and designed to educate the African American community about kidney disease and ways to live smarter and healthier.

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state Rep. Steve March

The Multnomah County Democratic Party will rock the house with local blues musicians during the House of Blues-Dick Celsi Awards Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in the Hilton Portland and Executive Towers, 921 S.W. Sixth Ave.

A silent and live auction are planned, as well as political speakers and opportunities to socialize with elected officials plus entertainment by Portland blues musicians.


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When the Portland School Board meetsThursday night, it will consider five resolutions affecting schools in North, inner Northeast and West Portland. But there's one issue that won't be up for debate: the closure of Humboldt Elementary School.

Superintendent Vicki Phillips has tabled her proposal to close Humboldt.


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Another $2 million will be added to increase the number of school-based health centers when Gov. Ted Kulongoski submits his budget to the Legislature next year.

Kulongoski announced his "Healthy Kids Plan" while visiting Roosevelt High School to celebrate the 20th anniversary of school-based health centers in Oregon. The state's first health center was based at Roosevelt in 1986.


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Voters who want to know the answers to some burning questions but don't have a way to contact a candidate can find nonpartisan help on the Internet.

Available online are the answers that candidates for state and federal offices gave to questions by the League of Women Voters of Oregon Education Fund.

All candidates for an office were sent the same questions to help voters compare their answers. The questions and the answers are in the league's Voters' Guide, which is online at www.lwvor.org.


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