Daily Archive: June 25, 2013


Bulletin Board

Community Calendar 6-26-13

Downtown TourJUNE 28—The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation will host a Downtown Tour from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Grant Street entrance of the Omni William Penn Hotel, 520 William Penn Place, Downtown. There will be a 90-minute walking tour of downtown Pittsburgh and its more than 25 architectural landmarks, interiors and significant urban spaces. For more information, call 412-471-5808 or marylu@phlf.org.



Maximum effort needs to be made for the minimum wage

Julianne Malveaux (NNPA)—It seems that the term “poverty” has been sidelined from our national discourse, even though 15 percent of all Americans, and 26 percent of African-Americans experience poverty. The Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law on June 25, 1938, so perhaps 75 years later is a good time to explore the roots of the minimum wage and why it remains important.



Ousted Men’s Warehouse exec chairman quits board

In this May 6, 1999 file photo, George Zimmer, second from left, gestures to Andy Dolich prior to a meeting, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File) NEW YORK (AP)—Ousted Men’s Wearhouse founder George Zimmer has quit the company’s board. Zimmer was fired as the company’s executive chairman last week. On Monday he submitted a letter resigning from the board.


Bulletin Board

Business Calendar 6-26-13

Job InterviewsJULY 2—Priority Two will host a Job Interview Workshop from 7-9 p.m. at North Way Community, 12121 Perry Highway, Wexford. Attendees will discover how to handle the tough interview questions and how to make one’s self stand out from the competition. Registration is required and the cost is $15. For more information, email Dick Horn at rphorn.pa@comcast.net.



Clippers land new coach in Rivers

DOC RIVERS (AP photo/Charles Krupa) by Jimmy Golen BOSTON (AP)—Doc Rivers will be the next coach of the Los Angeles Clippers if the NBA approves the rare but not unprecedented trade of an active coach, a Boston Celtics official told The Associated Press.



Overtime: The Miami Heat won the NBA title…Next!

BILL NEAL :10 You know how that alert notice that comes on TV in the middle of the night when you’re watching TV and it makes you pay attention? Well, pretend like that’s happening right now. ALERT… ALERT… ALERT! This just in: Not only does “Brother Roy” of Rankin heritage, belong to the “Know it all Club” as an official member, but he is now “In the Locker Room” with the great and President Eddie Jefferies, Dwight Law, Roland Slade, my old man and many others. Here’s the point. Roy’s preseason unofficial prediction for your Pittsburgh Steelers upcoming season is a 9-7 record. If you didn’t know…now you know…holler!



Lifestyles Report…Did you know?

DEBBIE NORRELL Ok, here is a pop quiz. Does the New Pittsburgh Courier have a digital daily? The answer is yes, and you can subscribe to it for free. In the Friday edition I have a column called Fashion Watch where you will find my take on the latest in fashion. You may see yourself there from time to time if I catch you in a fashionable mode at an event. I like to talk about fashion faux pas and what people are wearing on the red carpet. It is a very quick read so you should check it out. Fashion is such a vast topic that there is so much to talk about. In the upcoming weeks I hope to feature a swimsuit made just for breast cancer survivors; where you can find custom made shoes; and how to buy prescription glasses on line for under $50.