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11-20-03 StellFoster columist. Phoby Jim Frost Sun-Times.

11-20-03 Stella Foster, columist. Photo by Jim Frost Sun-Times.

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Updated: July 15, 2012 2:39PM



THE VIOLENCE IN Chicago will never change unless police officers are allowed to do their jobs. And people should be less concerned about racial profiling and more supportive of criminal and behavior profiling. After all, some folks are really up to no good and should be questioned and even patted down for weapons if there are bulges where there shouldn’t be bulges. These bloody weekends are too frequent ... and scary!

Yeah, I said it!

“DANCING WITH the Stars” Maria Menounos, who co-hosts “Extra” with Mario Lopez, is having a post-birthday party at her L.A. home this weekend. Her good friend, Chicago-based events planner Meredith Ahern of Paulette Wolf Events, is planning the bash, which will be a fabulous luau. If the name Ahern rings a bell, she is the daughter of former WBBM-Channel 2 boss, Joe Ahern. A STELLAR REMINDER:

The Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy fund-raiser headlined by singer-songwriter Carole King is Friday at Navy Pier. Dinner chairs are Bill Daley and Susan Axelrod.

MAKING MUSIC: Gov. Pat Quinn is proclaiming Friday “Al Green Day in Illinois” and will be at his concert at Ravinia to present the honor personally to Green onstage. Green recently was in the news when President Barack Obama chirped a few lyrics from his hit classic “Let’s Stay Together.”....The legendary Intruders perform with Rich Aldana and the Together Band at Willowbrook Ballroom Friday. ...Lead singer Billy Corgan and his new Smashing Pumpkins band pigged out at the Paris Club after hosting their official release party for their new album “Oceania.”

ACTOR JEFF GARLIN is scheduled to sing for the Cubs’ seventh-inning stretch Thursday with Conan O’Brien’s sidekick, Andy Richter, throwing out the first pitch. ...On Saturday, actor Vince (“Wedding Crashers”) Vaughn will sing it.

ABOUT TOWN: Former Mayor Richard Daley, Tom Dreesen, sportscaster Chet Coppock and Shari Duffy dined at Gibsons. CONGRATS

to Lou Nieto and Adela Cepeda on receiving prestigious Latino Leaders awards.

Beyonce’s first movie since giving birth to Blue Ivy Carter will be lending her voice to the animated adventure “Epic.” Other cast members doing the same include Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Steven Tyler and Pitbull.CONDOLENCES TO

businessman Clarence Jenkins and family on the untimely death of son Kevin Anthony Jenkins.

BIRTHDAYING: Cyrus Friedheim, Frank Goss, Kim (Remy Martin) Nash and belated to golden sweetie Isobel Davis, 95.



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