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By DAVE FIDLIN Special to The Post MILWAUKEE — "It didn't make sense. But faith did." Those were words written three years ago about war and captivity by journalist James Foley in a piece, "Phone Call Home," that has been widely circulated in recent days. People who knew Foley personally recounted his words, and shared reflec- tions, during a prayer vigil Tuesday that focused primarily on Foley's faith and acts of social justice. Hundreds of supporters and mourners filled the Church of the Gesu on the Marquette University campus and remem- bered Foley, a 1996 graduate of the Jesuit school. A video from the Islamic State sur- faced a week ago; it revealed a masked killer beheading Foley, 40. In addition to his well-publicized roles as a conflict journalist in Libya — and, more recently, Syria — Foley's efforts included work with Teach for America, a program focused on educating children in poverty. During Tuesday's hour-long program, several people within the Marquette com- munity shared how Foley, a New Hampshire native, directly impacted their lives. Tom Durkin met Foley when the two were freshman at Marquette. They instant- ly struck up a friendship that has endured in the nearly two decades since. "He touched so many people, and he was loved by so many people," Durkin said. DID YOU KNOW? Local news at your fingertips Visit MARK BELLING Let them ride bikes Page 9 As bullets fly, grants invest in wrong places • Venus is the only planet in the solar system to spin backward. • Contrary to popular belief, possums, squirrels, chipmunks and mice do not carry rabbies. – Source: Cool Facts app NORTHWESTERN BREAKS GROUND ON NEW TOWER — PAGE 6 STEVE 'THE HOMER' TRUE Packers have the nucleus for another successful run Page 11 Central Division should be more competitive Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: See VIGIL on Page 3 Remembering James Foley MILWAUKEE COUNTY'S WEEKLY NEWSPAPER AUGUST 29, 2014 Submitted photo Marquette University 1996 graduate James Foley was remembered Tuesday night. Hundreds fill Marquette University church, pay tribute to slain alumnus Zimmermann's Service 360 E. Howard Ave. 414 -744-9868 239970001 FREE EMISSION CHECK With coupon. Expires 9/12/14. Enjoy over $3,000 in Savings With Our September Special ON ASSISTED LIVING C A R E F R E E L I V I N G S T A R T S H E R E . • Adult Day Programs: Offer nutritious flavorful lunches, inspiring activities and continuous care. • Short Stays: Let us take care of Mom or Dad while you're away. • Assisted Living: Beautiful apartment homes surrounded by friends. • Community Based Residence-Mitchell Manor: Enhanced Assisted Living. • Skilled Nursing: Available for residents with health challenges. • Rehabilitation: Available after orthopedic surgery, illness or injury. • Memory Care: Featuring our award-winning Bridge to Rediscovery™ program. JOIN US FOR LUNCH, A PERSONAL TOUR AND LET US ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS Call 414-615-7356 to make your reservation 2330 South 54th Street • West Allis, WI 53219 414-615-7100 Pet Friendly 239869029 e . . Offer ends Sep. 30, 2014 and limited to first five applicants

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