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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: September 2, 2012 6:10AM

F ATHER Michael Pfleger of Saint Sabina church has conducted weekly “Stop the Violence” marches through inner-city neighborhoods every Friday evening since June. This Friday, former NBA star Isiah Thomas will join a march that steps off from the church, 1210 West 78th Place, at 7 p.m. Concerned citizens will go door-to-door encouraging young people to go back to school or give them info on how to better their lives with the help of the community.

This is a march that the Bulls, the Bears, the White Sox, the Cubs, folks in the club, politicians, folks who think they are cute, the teachers, even policemen, anybody who is unhappy about what is going on in Chicago regarding the senseless violence are asked to come out and lend support. The Rev. Pfleger will lead these marches through September every Friday.

The Nation of Islam/ Fruit of Islam well-dressed, polished, handsome, articulate army of brothers march every Monday.

THIS is a real special email from former Sun-Times Media chairman/CEO Jeremy L. Halbreich regarding my retirement:

I want to add my congratulations to you on your extraordinary career and on the multitude of achievements and contributions you have made to the Chicago area. You are truly an icon in this city and your voice will surely be missed.

It was certainly my pleasure and privilege to have met you and become well acquainted. If anyone bothers to ask me, I plan to tell them I think the City should add a statue of you next to the one of Kup down here on Wacker Drive.

Halbreich returns to Chi-Town regularly and recently purchased five daily newspapers in Texas with support from a group of local and Texas investors.

Thanks so much and how nice, you are, to say so . . . I’ve been feeling stiff lately so a statue would be befitting. Ha!

REV. JESSE Jackson and the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition has proclaimed Saturday, August 4, as “Stella Foster Day.” They will honor and celebrate my retirement (Aug. 6) after 43 years of dedicated service at the Chicago Sun-Times. The event starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at the headquarters, 930 East 50th Street. For more info: (773) 256-2713.

ON THE TOWN: Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews, Dan Bell, and Eddie George dined at Gibsons . . . Society blogger Candace Jordan celebrated her birthday with cool galpals at Chicago Cut . . . Common dined in the Frank Sinatra booth at the Pump Room.

BIRTHDAYS: Brenda Sexton, Belle Allen, Terry Gainer and Dick Christiansen.

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