Daily Archive: November 2, 2012



Understanding life insurance

Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die. Death is one of those subjects that we tiptoe around. The reality is death is a certainty of life. Nobody knows the exact hour. To ensure that your goals, dreams, wishes and responsibilities to your dependents don’t cease with you, it’s important that we plan for our mortality.


Do I need to invest in stocks for retirement?

by Walter Updegrave (CNN)—Can I skip investing in stocks altogether during retirement if I have saved a lot?—Andrew C., Florida After seeing stocks plummet almost 60 percent between late 2007 and early 2009, I understand why you may want to avoid them. And you can, as long as you’re able to live comfortably on a very low withdrawal rate.


Swin Cash Day in McKeesport

Two time Olympic Gold Medalist and WNBA star Swin Cash came back home to McKeesport, Oct. 27, at The Palisades to share the story of her latest Olympic journey and raise money for her charitable work with Cash for Kids. McKeesport Mayor Mike Cherepko was there to provide Swin with a special recognition from the city. Senator Jim Brewster was also invited. INSPIRED— Swin Cash with 14-yr-old student Nadiarah Valentine holding autographed photo. Nadiarah says she is inspired to follow her dreams of being an anesthesiologist.



BILL NEAL :10 You may have read it here, for that matter, you may have been there. Where you may ask? Well, of course, I’m talking about the 2nd and 3rd best parties given by an individual this year. The 2nd being Debbie Norrell’s birthday bash at the Comfort Inn in Penn Hills a few weeks ago and now holding down third place, the Vince Neal blowout held earlier this year at Hosanna House.


Cruising at 65

Reportedly Charles Buddy Allie has been an understated superstar for years. But his latest statement, a couple weeks after turning 65, deserves some pretty loud cheers. WAY TO CELEBRATE—Buddy Allie on his new Harley. At a Potomac Valley Track Club meet in September, he shattered world records in the 200 and 400, with astonishing times of 24.85 and 56.28—bettering listed WRs of 25.20 by American Steve Robbins in 2008 and 56.37 by German legend Guido Müeller in 2004.



The Donald needs to give it a break

I used to ignore Donald Trump. To me he was just a White man with a bad “comb over” (yes, that is his hair), a lot of money, several ex-wives and seems to like to hear himself talk. Now Trump is becoming disruptive. This latest antic asking the president of the United States for his transcripts and passport is crazy. What’s wrong Trump? Are you bored? Nothing to do until “Apprentice All-Stars” begins? You are asking President Obama for papers like he is your run-a-way slave and you want to see his freedom papers.


Exasperation builds on Day 3 in storm-stricken NYC

by Leanne ItalieAssociated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Frustration — and in some cases fear — mounted in New York City on Thursday, three days after Superstorm Sandy. Traffic backed up for miles at bridges, large crowds waited impatiently for buses into Manhattan, and tempers flared in gas lines. LONG WAITS–Commuters talk on their phones while waiting in a line to board buses into Manhattan in front of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Thursday, Nov. 1. The line stretched twice around the arena and commuters reported wait times of one to three hours to get on a bus. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


4 injured at USC campus shooting in Los Angeles

by Greg RislingAssociated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Violence that sometimes borders the University of Southern California crept onto campus when an argument outside a Halloween party escalated to a shooting that critically wounded one man and injured three other people and led administrators Thursday to reassess policies of the school near high-crime neighborhoods. FORMER PREP STAR SHOT—Former Crenshaw High School football wide receiver, Geno Hall, wide receiver is shown at the Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles. He, and six others on the team, went through rapper Snoop Dogg’s Snoop Youth Football League. Snoop started a kiddie football league eight years ago in South Los Angeles, now the league has turned beleguered Crenshaw High School’s Cougars into contenders for the state bowl championship and Snoop players are getting attention from major college recruiters. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes/File)


9 charged in Fla. youth football gambling ring

by Kelle KennedyAssociated Press Writer DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities said Tuesday they uncovered a massive gambling operation targeting youth football games in South Florida, leading them to arrest nine men, including several coaches with extensive criminal backgrounds who they say exploited kids to turn a profit. ARRESTED–Brandon Bivins appears in a booking photo Oct. 30, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Bevins was the coach and president of the Fort Lauderdale Hurricane youth football team. (AP Photo/Broward County Sheriff’s Office)