I started listening to Terry Lee's "Music for young lovers" in high school, and his internet broadcast reminds me of those days. He will be sadly missed by all,,,,,
@Richard: I'm sure Mr. Twitty could explain better, but my understanding is that both hot peppers and peanuts came from South America/the Caribbean originally, were brought back to Europe by the Spanish, and spread to Africa years before North America was colonized. They were in regular use there before they came to North America with African slaves. African slaves being taken to North America in the 18th and 19th centuries would've been used to peanuts and hot peppers, as they'd been in West African for generations by that point.
Thanks for the coverage Lauren. Do you have a link to PWSA's plan? (The "Wet Weather Feasibility Study" link in the article goes to PWSA's "Green" website page, but I can't find the study that they submitted to DEP.)
Hot peppers and peanuts are New World plants, are not African in origin, and would not have even been familiar to West Africans.
I'm a progressive, and I admire this type of article and the activity it is promoting- but I cannot abide by gross misrepresentation of basic facts.
As progressives, we should strive to rise above the type of ignorance and "manufactured facts" that our our political enemies employ so regularly.
So bummed I missed that show!
UPMC should repay American taxpayers and Hindu families for using their funds against them and their children. There is no excuse for their unethical behavior and unethical patient and care of elderly persons, not to mention recruitment that violates rights of Americans and women of color.
If you're hungry for history, Meadowcroft is the place to be on Saturday!
Thank goodness the Committee's votes were cast on paper rather than in electronic machines. Recounting was possible! Mr. Ceoffe should accept the vote as cast, and save his indignity for non-recountable votes cast - such as in our general elections.
I wouldn't overlook that fact that the bylaws cite a 30-day no-appointments rule before an "endorsement" in one breath and a different prohibition before a "special election" in the very next. This isn't a primary endorsement, it's a nomination for a special election. Murky I'll grant you. I wouldn't be surprised if they look to precedent. That could be some fun trips down memory lane.
the federal constitution trumps the state, and equal protection for all citizens under the law is covered by the federal constitution. What compelling reason does Pennsylvania have for deny these civil licenses to same sex couples, and how would it negatively affect the rest of the population of the Commonwealth?
I worked for the "other hospital system" in Pgh and it wasn't much better. The longer I worked there, over 10 years, the less I made in real money. I had to contribute more and more to my healthcare benefits and got less and less benefits. Raises were not given for a few years because the CEO threw away money on all kinds of wild ideas, but the CEO and other top staff got raises. I was salaried and went from working about 40 hours a week to over 60 hours without compensation for the additional time working. I had started to document this as it is illegal, but had an accident and had to retire early and never did follow through with it. The working class isn't appreciated by most of the companies in the country and profit is king. The only reason not to unionize is if you trust your employer to do right by you. Few employers are that trustworthy.
I've been on Ali's wait list for a few months now and wholeheartedly support and appreciate her endeavor and all around good will. Thanks Ali!
The community's largest concern was how this expansion would effect residential parking. The residents that attended the community meetings concerning the proposed Thunderbird expansion complained that people are already parking in front of their homes on Fisk Street on weekend nights, and if this new project was allowed to happen, parking would be even worse. It is my understanding from these meetings that parking is already an existing problem in the neighborhood. If a parking problem already exists, it should be the city's responsibility to alleviate the existing parking problem with the construction of a parking garage that can handle the influx of additional vehicles on the weekends. Once the existing parking problem is handled, additional businesses looking to come into Lawrenceville or to expand their existing business should be obligated to provide additional parking spaces, a parking garage, or valet parking to keep this problem from happening again. Per the city's zoning requirements, the Thunderbird is providing the additional parking spaces via valet parking as is required for an expansion of this type.
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Can you please fix Hayley's last name - She is Hayley Weisser - Not Gerster. Thanks much!!! :)
This is a positive step. In November of this year, the Human Rights Campaign will issue the second edition of their municipal equality index - that's going to be a great tool to help our region identify concrete measures that are doable on the municipal level.
Forget days, these campaigns have over three months to get people "to come out to vote" and "decide the future of this district". And it's done brilliantly without the party nod all the time. But I understand how Committee folk wouldn't feel that way.
Under what rules that exist, seems like the chair was justified in placing the endorsement within that brief permitted window. The remedy if anyone has a problem would be electing a different chair. I believe that is conducted via one of those alpha bull walrus sumo fights.
Aren't these candidates pursuing this nod known well to these committee insiders already?
Whoa! I was told just days ago by the Allegheny County Office of Elections that Dowd wasn't even officially resigned, so candidates weren't even being announced.
Totally without shame!
And why do we seem to have officers that goes ape shit when anyone criticizes their driving?
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