Daily Archive: November 30, 2012


West ­Allegheny thrashes West Mifflin with Wildcat offense

West Allegheny (12-1), a 6-time WPIAL football champion, wasted little time flashing and dashing its way over, around and through the West Mifflin (11-2) defense en route to 386 yards on the ground—mostly through the Wildcat —using a 3-headed rushing attack for a 34-8 victory and the Class AAA crown. West Mifflin barely had time to settle in before West Allegheny began its offensive assault. Sophomore halfback Chayse Dillon rushed for 121 yards and scored two first-half touchdowns; Senior Nick Halbedl rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns and Armand Dellovade scored the team’s other two touchdowns.


U.S.O. falls in States, 41-14

The U.S.O. (University Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama) offense ended up being as cold as the November afternoon on which its last game was played. After tallying over 800 yards in his first two games in the state playoffs, senior Akil Young threw a season-high seven interceptions en route to a 41-14 loss to Selinsgrove Nov 24. The game was played at Mansion Park stadium in Altoona.


First down and life to go…Steelers players treat Perry athletes to dinner

When one generally thinks of Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer, the visual usually consists of him busting through the line of scrimmage on a successful running play. When outside linebacker Chris Carter comes to mind that usually means that he will be chasing down an opposing running back from behind or sending an unsuspecting quarterback to an unscheduled visit to the “bone” doctor. Chris Carter, far left, Perry Team, and Jonathan Dwyer 2nd from far right (Courier Photos/Rossano Paul Stewart)


Fatal shooting over music compared to Martin case

by Jacob Jordan ATLANTA (AP) — The fatal shooting of a Florida teenager who was listening to loud music in a car a week ago has drawn comparisons to the Trayvon Martin case, but the differences are significant. FRIENDS GRIEVE — Friends of Jordan Davis comfort each other outside the funeral home where the visitation with Davis’ family was taking place at the Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home in Mandarin area of Jacksonville, Fla., late Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 28. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Self) Unlike the Martin case, there were several witnesses to this shooting and there was no scuffle before 17-year-old Jordan Davis was shot to death. And notably, the man accused of firing into the car was arrested a day later.


NJ mayor to live on food stamps starting Tuesday

by Katie Zezima NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mayor Cory Booker said he will live on food stamps for a week starting Tuesday. Booker told The Associated Press on Thursday that he will honor the challenge he made to a Twitter follower earlier this month and try living on the monetary equivalent of food stamps for at least a week. ACTIVIST MAYOR–Newark Mayor Cory Booker, left, touches palms with 13-year-old Blonbzell Taylor outside of Clinton Hill Community Resource Center, where residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy received clothing donations, Nov. 9, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) “December 4 to 11. Seven days,” Booker said after the ribbon cutting for new loft apartments in Newark. He said he will be limited to $1.40 for each meal.


Family learns of student’s death on Facebook

by Jeff Martin ATLANTA (AP) — The parents of a south Georgia college student first learned from Facebook that their daughter had been found dead in a dormitory study room shortly before Thanksgiving. Now, they hope that Facebook and other social media sites can help solve the death of 17-year-old Jasmine Benjamin, which police are investigating as a homicide. JASMINE BENJAMIN The Valdosta State University freshman was found unresponsive on a study room couch on Nov. 18.


Fashion Watch: Philanthropic style

This week our eyes are on the Obakki Clothing Collection. Since 2009 the Obakki clothing collection has been the definition of philanthropic fashion. With 100 percent of the proceeds from each garment sold supporting The Obakki Foundation, which is currently aiding the water crisis in South Sudan, the company has not only produced luxurious designs but has also helped change the world. LEER DRESS This season Obakki has launched the “10 Pieces for Change” collection to continue that crusade.


Father of Michael Jackson suffers mild stroke

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A spokeswoman for Michael Jackson’s father says the musical family’s patriarch has suffered a mild stroke. Angel Howansky says Joe Jackson went to a Las Vegas hospital late Wednesday night when he had trouble standing up and walking. She says the 83-year-old Jackson was having pains in his head but reports he is feeling fine Thursday and should be released on Friday. HOSPITALIZED–In this Sept. 3, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson’s father Joe Jackson leaves the family residence in the Encino section of Los Angeles for his son’s funeral. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)


Small Businesses Win When We Avoid the “Cliff!”

by Ron Busby Let’s face it… Black America has too much experience living on the edge of the cliff, fiscal or otherwise, and Black business owners occupy the most precarious position in America’s market place. Fortunately, President Obama’s second term agenda is designed to create much-needed jobs and restore middle class security by investing in small business, manufacturing, education, and clean energy. I can assure you, he looks forward to getting down to business and working with Congress — in a bipartisan way– to help the middle class. RON BUSBY



Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. 2012 Annual Awards Formal

On Nov. 17, at the Syria Center in Cheswick, Pa., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Iota Phi Foundation, celebrated 101 years of service. On Nov. 17, 1911, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. was founded at Howard University, Washington, D.C. The founders were three students, Edgar A. Love, Oscar J. Cooper and Frank Coleman, along with biology professor Dr. Ernest E. Just. This was the first Greek letter fraternity ever to be founded on a Black college campus. Four cardinal principles were adopted: Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift. The motto selected was: “Friendship is Essential to the Soul.” WELCOME—Reverend Dr. William Curtis, Fred Crawford, John Holloway and Ken Minefield