Benefactor keeps slain man's dream from dying
Maine Sunday Telegram columnist Bill Nemitz writes about a community-building act of philanthropy by Dr. Chuck Radis ’75, who provided initial funding for a scholarship in memory of James Angelo, a young Sudanese immigrant shot and killed in the parking lot of the hospital where he worked. Says Nemitz: “We’ve heard a lot in recent weeks about the wide gulf between mainstream Portland and the city’s immigrant Sudanese community. This is the story of a guy determined to build a bridge. His name is Dr. Chuck Radis. He lives on Peaks Island…and could, if he wanted, live in blissful ignorance of the tensions that seem to surface whenever Portland police intersect with the Sudanese. But Radis isn’t that kind of guy.” (View Text)
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