Daily Archive: February 22, 2012


Business Calendar

Business series FEB. 23—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “How to File a Property Assessment Tax Appeal.” Kenneth R. Behrend, Esq., of Behrend & Ernsberger, P.C., will discuss and review the steps required for a successful real estate assessment appeal. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail ­business@carnegielibrary.org.


Inside Conditions…Unsportsmanlike conduct

Hey ya’ll, if you hadn’t noticed, in a minute “Black Mystery Month,” so sorry Charlie Chan, “Black History Month,” is about to fade into the sunset of the American consciousness. Another indicator that the month is about to come to a close is the media “joyriding” with recently released cinematic jewels that are about to join the future of BHM programming. The films “Red Tails” and “The Help” are about magical and romantic times. The stories profile the era when people of color had to rumble just to get a drink of water on a hot day and were faced with death because all they wanted to do was hang out and go to school with the ruling class; ya know, mundane and trivial stuff.



Asian-Americans rejoice as Lin smashes stereotypes

by Jesse Washington They know what it feels like to be overlooked. People assume they are weak, servile, out of place. So when these Asian-Americans watch Jeremy Lin slash and shoot his way through the NBA’s finest, it’s almost as if they are on the basketball court with the California-born point guard who has set the zeitgeist on fire. ENJOYING THE MOMENT—New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin, center, talks with teammates Carmelo Anthony, left, and Amare Stoudemire, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Feb. 15, in New York. Lin had 10 points and 13 assists as the Knicks won the game 100-85. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Asian-Americans have rallied around other athletes—Michael Chang, Hideo Nomo, Yao Ming, Michelle Wie, Ichiro Suzuki. Tiger Woods was embraced for his Thai side. But Lin has a new and different appeal.


Obama to Ali: ‘You shocked the world’

by Oskar Garcia LAS VEGAS (AP)—President Barack Obama lauded Muhammad Ali Saturday as he joined some of the world’s most famous people in a birthday celebration for the boxer known simply as “The Greatest.” “Happy birthday, champ,” President Barack Obama told Ali through a video message, saying he wished he could have attended a swanky dinner gala in Las Vegas featuring some of the biggest names in sports, film, television and music. STAR STUDDED GALA—Actress Rasheda Ali, daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali arrives at the Keep Memory Alive 16th Annual “Power of Love Gala” honoring Muhammad Ali with his 70th birthday celebration Feb. 18, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari) “As a fighter, you were something spectacular,” Obama told Ali, who turned 70 last month. “You shocked the world, and you inspired it, too. And even after all the titles and legendary bouts, you’re still doing it.”


Church Circuit

Ladies Conference FEB. 23—Lady Angela Perrin and Glow in the Dark Productions will host a Ladies Conference 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Wilkinsburg High School Auditorium, 747 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg. The theme is “And she lived happily ever after.” This two-day seminar will feature guest speakers Kelly Crews and Tera Carissa Hodges, along with several other special guests. Registration is requested. For more information, call 1-800-695-5897.


For car buyers, it’s harder to end up with a lemon

by Dee Ann DurbinAP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP)—Car shoppers today are less likely to end up with a lemon. In the past five years, global competition has forced automakers to improve the quality and reliability of their vehicles—everything from inexpensive mini-cars to decked-out luxury SUVs. 2012 Hyundai Veloster M/T—A visitor looks over the Hyundai Veloster during the media preview of the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, on Feb. 9. (AP photo/Nam Y. Huh)