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PLANNER’S WORKSHOP visionaries Beat him, stab him, even shoot him—nothing can stop Curtis Sliwa, radio talk show host and Guardian Angels founder STILL STANDING By Andrea Doyle S trolling the streets of the Bronx with 55year-old Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels, who is dressed in his iconic red beret and satin jacket, men and women, all ages and races, stop and thank him for keeping their streets safe. He is a revered figure in these parts and the passion he exudes is intoxicating. A little more than 30 years ago, Sliwa was managing a McDonald’s on Fordham Road in the Bronx. “I decided to take the neighborhood back from the Uzi-toting, narcoticsucking, psychopathic, homicidal killing machines,” Sliwa fervently explains. He founded the Guardian Angels in 1979 as a group of unarmed citizen crime patrollers. Today, this non-profit, international volunteer organization has chapters in 140 cities in 13 countries. His battle against crime I SM I February 2010 I Curtis Sliwa, surrounded by some of his Guardian Angels, a volunteer organization dedicated to keeping city streets safe

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Successful Meetings - February 2010
Shift Happens
Leaders Forcast Future
Personal Success
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Food & Beverage
Industry Awards
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Florida's East Coast
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Successful Meetings - February 2010