Daily Archive: September 7, 2012

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Opinion

Obama needs to project more than ‘hope’

(NNPA)—The primary goal of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. this week is to highlight the sharp contrast between the policies of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, his Republican opponent.In the past, political conventions were used to count delegates to determine each party’s respective presidential nominee. That has changed in recent years, with the ballot outcome already determined by the time thousands of delegates roll into a city for the convention. Today, the speeches are directed at millions watching on television, the Internet or a mobile device, not the people sitting in the convention hall.

Opinion

All PA voters need to learn about voter ID law

by Karen Stokes While there has been much debate over the new Voter ID law in Pennsylvania, the fact remains that it is now the law. We should begin to work together to ensure that all voters know what is required under the new law. If a voter needs an ID, it is not difficult to obtain one and it is free.

Entertainment

Cover To Cover…‘The King of New Orleans’

You were practically pinned to your seat. They called it a smack down, but you knew it as pure adrenaline. The good guy with white tights and the bad guy in blue, in the ring together, and you were never more excited about anything in your life—so much so, that they were miles away from your living room and couldn’t possibly hear you, but you screamed encouragement until the match was done and so were you. Some say pro wrestling is fake, but you don’t care. You love it, but what do you know about it? Read “The King of New Orleans” by Greg Klein, and you might learn something new.

Business

Suit filed against Dunkin’ Donuts

(NNPA)—Reverend Dr. E. T. Caviness, board chair National Action Network Greater Cleveland Chapter & president and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (Cleveland Chapter), spearheaded the push to make this an all inclusive effort by all the civil rights organizations. SPEARHEADING PUSH—Pictured, front row: Dolores Davis and Rev. Henry Davis Jr.; Rev. Dr. E. T. Caviness of Cleveland; Gerald A. Marks, attorney for plaintiff; Plaintiff Reggie Pretto, Charles Steele; Richard Barber. Back row: Atty. Louis Tambaro; William C. Riddick; James E. Harris; and Marcia L. McCoy, president National Action Network Greater Cleveland Chapter.

Business

Strahan becomes Ripa’s co-host

by Frazier MooreAP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP)—Former football star Michael Strahan joined “Live! With Kelly” as permanent co-host on Monday, fulfilling a joking prophecy he made to Regis Philbin more than four years ago. The gap-toothed former New York Giant jogged onto the morning show set and picked up co-host Kelly Ripa in a bear hug, lifting her off her feet. He replaces Philbin, who left last November. Strahan was the survivor in a series of on-air tryouts of potential co-hosts since Philbin left, and his hiring has been an open secret for the past two weeks.

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Sports

Woods tops $100 million in earnings

NORTON, Mass. (AP)—Tiger Woods has become the first $100 million man on the PGA Tour. Woods finished third in the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday to earn $544,000 and push his career total to $100,350,700. Next on the list is Phil Mickelson—more than $30 million behind at $66,805,498 after finishing fourth at the TPC Boston. $100 MILLION MAN—Tiger Woods watches his shot from the 11th tee during the Pro Am round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., Aug. 30. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) “The purse increase helps,” Woods said after a final-round 66 left him two strokes behind winner Rory McIlroy in the second week of the four-tournament FedEx Cup playoff. “I won fewer tournaments than Sam Snead has, but obviously he was in a different era. It’s just that we happened to time it up right and happened to play well when the purses really had a nice spike up.”

Sports

OVERTIME

:10 Mixed Doubles Tennis Update: #1 “Joyce” didn’t win, #2 “Ernie” didn’t win, #3 “Fred” didn’t win, #4 “Wade” didn’t win…MORE AT ELEVEN!! :09 The problem for the Pirates is very clear. They have hit a collective wall, like, I said last week and now you see it. Tired bats, tired arms, tired mentally …just tired man! BILL NEAL :08 Yeah, Mike Wallace is back! No big deal. He’s just another member on the team right? He’s not special right? All he does is run a 4.2 40-yard dash, make the defense put two men on him at all times and stretch the field to Mexico and back…yeah, no big deal huh!