Daily Archive: May 25, 2012

Opinion

Open letter to President Obama Gay marriage: The debate continues

by Pastor Bobby Scott With all due respect, Mr. President, your position to advocate redefining marriage is dangerously wrong. If I may, please let me, as carefully as I can, clarify my position so that I am not misunderstood as a hate-mongering bigot. The Bible teaches that God made male and female equal, in His likeness, and different by design so that a male and a female could unite in one flesh and procreate. Even atheists agree that any definition of marriage must include a male and female. Today, those affirming marriage between a male and female are not trying to discriminate against anyone’s rights. They are seeking valid compelling answers to the questions: why change the definition of marriage? And on what moral basis should it be changed?

Opinion

Letter To The Editor…Marriage means family

Dear Editor: I’m writing this letter to the Editor of the New Pittsburgh Courier in response to a column on same-sex marriages. First, we must always and at all times respect and protect the rights of others. Even so, the sacred foundation of marriage must be protected from abuse, be it political or prejudice. President Barack Obama’s declaration in support of gay relationships must be approached and documented as a common law interest, whereas to be called “CLAC” “Common Law Agreement Certificate” between two people committed in a same-sex relationship, therefore giving them legal rights as a united couple. But it cannot be documented or recognized as a Documented Marriage. Marriage is the foundation of our blessed nation!

Entertainment

‘The Mighty Miss Malone’

Your parents always have your best interests in mind. That’s sometimes hard to believe—especially when they say you can’t do something you want to do. They want what’s right for you, which is hard to accept when you’re grounded. They want you to have a perfect life, which is difficult to understand when they do such a perfect job messing it up.

Business

How to spot personal debt scammers

(NNPA)—With so many Americans unemployed or under-employed, the social stigma of debt is not as harsh as it once was. Too many people who have played by the rules and worked all of their lives now find themselves deeply mired in debt. Young consumers, armed with a degree in one hand and student loans in the other, wonder when they can live independent of their parents’ financial support. In this still-unfolding financial recovery, family standards of living are faltering, retirements are delayed and both generations worry.For many consumers, the debt dilemma is akin to a seesaw. One side wonders whether available funds will stretch far enough to pay their bills. The other side worries whether remaining credit can see them through.

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Business

Put your thinking cap on Joe College

Congratulations are in order for this year high school graduating class. Graduation from high school is a milestone in everyone’s life. This completes your general education from kindergarten in grade school to senior in high school. All of us who finished High School can recall the joy we experienced walking across the stage to receive our diploma. We remember the genuine friendships we developed and the teachers who taught and encouraged us. I want to encourage all those who are graduating this year to take this opportunity and enjoy it to the fullest. Have a blast at your prom, have fun at your graduation party and enjoy your final summer as a high school student. Last but not least, I want to welcome this year graduating class to “The Real World.”

Sports

OVERTIME

:10 Now see, back in my early years as an ex-jock and freshman sports writer and sports talk show host I would be talkin’ all kinds of smack about how my Champions Celebrity All-Star Basketball Team kicked The Savoy All-Star Team around the New Centre Avenue YMCA like Trai Essex lays out NFL defensive linemen…but I won’t! And if you knew me then, you knew when me and my boy Marcus Tomlin ran “The Homewood Y”, when I was drivin the blue 4-door Lincoln Continental; when I still had skills and could hold my own with the best in the city. BILL NEAL

Sports

Dr. J named advisor for 76ers CEO, ownership group

by Donald Hunt Philadelphia 76ers CEO and co-owner Adam Aron recently announced that the team has reached an agreement with Julius Erving under which Dr. J will for the next several years formally associate himself in a part-time capacity with his former team as a strategic adviser. Julius “Dr. J” Erving In his new role, which runs at least through 2015, Erving will offer advice and counsel to Aron and Sixers managing owner Joshua Harris, will be available to the 76ers front office and coaches as they may wish from time to time and in numerous ways as his primary focus will interact with Sixers fans and sponsors as a goodwill ambassador for the team.

Sports

I’ll Have Another set to go for another at Belmont

by Richard RosenblattAP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP)—I’ll Have Another poked his head out of his stall, started nibbling on his nameplate tacked to a wall and looked up at all the people watching his every move. Yes, I’ll Have Another came out of his thrilling Preakness win over Bodemeister in “super shape,” trainer Doug O’Neill said Sunday, and now comes New York for a Triple Crown try in the Belmont Stakes on June 9. ARRIVING AT BELMONT—Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another is lead by Benjamin Perez as he arrives at Belmont Park in New York, Sunday, May 20. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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Lifestyle

Lifestyles Report…To sell or not to sell

That is the question; it’s that time of year for yard sales, garage sales and let’s not forget flea markets. What are you going to do? Do you have a sale or not? Can you believe the words that are coming out of my mouth? I’ve gotten to a point in my life where it just may not be worth it. You have to gather the stuff, dust off the stuff, tag the stuff, run the ad, put up the signs, set up your tables and wait for the people to come. When the sale is over you should (note I say should) go back and take down your signs. Whew, that is a lot of work.