Daily Archive: May 15, 2013

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National

Pa. abortion doctor gets third life sentence

Dr. Kermit Gosnell is seen during an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News at his attorney’s office in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Yong Kim, File) by Maryclaire DalePHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia doctor was sentenced Wednesday to a third life term for killing an aborted baby that he described as so big it could “walk to the bus.”

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Business

Don’t reverse the curse

DAMON CARR Ok, I’ll admit the title is somewhat exaggerated. My second choice was “I would never recommend a reverse mortgage to my grandmother.” I think you know where I’m going with this article. I’m not a fan of reverse mortgages. In fact, I despise them. Before I go into the details as to why, let me ask you a question? If you had an opportunity to get a loan and didn’t have to make a payment during your life, would you consider it? If you answered yes, you’re easy bait for a reverse mortgage.

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Business

Mel Watts is ideal choice to lead FHFA

CHARLENE CROWELL (NNPA)—President Obama recently nominated Melvin (Mel) Watt, a long-time North Carolina Congressman, to direct the Federal Housing Finance Agency. While major news media reported on the development, few mentioned exactly what the new job would entail or the significance of an African-American potentially leading a key financial office.

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Business

PNC employee group makes mark in communities

SHARING A MOMENT—Juanita Lomax, chair for the PNC Pittsburgh African American EBRG’s Community Outreach and Event Planning Committees and Susan L. Taylor founder and CEO of the National CARES Mentoring Movement encourage one another. (Photos by Diane I. Daniels) Juanita Lomax helps PNC open doors to minorities through PNC Supply Chain Management. As a Business Systems Analyst for PNC Supply Chain Management the responsibility of Lomax is to focus on the development and implementation of systems and applications for Supply Chain Management and other businesses within the company. Employed with PNC, considered among the leading financial services organizations in the country since 2006, she takes her job very seriously. She also views her roles as chair of the Pittsburgh African American EBRG’s (Employee Business Resource Group) Community Outreach and Event Planning Committees seriously. She says the organization was established as part of PNC’s corporate-wide diversity and inclusion initiative to support programs that engage employees, customers, communities and suppliers.

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Entertainment

Public Theater presents ‘Clybourne Park’

SCENE FROM ‘CLYBOURNE PARK’—Chandra Thomas and Bjorn DuPaty in a scene from “Clybourne Park.” Playing multiple characters in one production is right in Chandra Thomas’ wheelhouse. “I love solo shows and multiple characters. That’s the kind of stuff that’s so rich and it gets to the core of people’s humanity. It really shows the human experience,” said Thomas who resides in New York.