Daily Archive: October 10, 2013



Family of slain Wilkinsburg honor student holds vigil

PARENTS—Lisa White and Jason Paylor Sr. light candles in honor of their son. More than three years after the day that changed her life forever, Lisa White still struggles through tears when she talks about the Oct. 2, 2010 shooting that took her, then 17-year-old son, Jason Paylor Jr., away from her.



‘Rapebait’ e-mail reveals dark side of frat culture

A runner makes her way past the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity on Georgia Tech’s campus Tuesday afternoon Oct. 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ben Gray) by John Foubert Special to CNN (CNN) — An e-mail from a Georgia Tech fraternity member to his Phi Kappa Tau brothers came to light this week. It was about how to “succeed at parties,” or more specifically “luring your rapebait.” It came with repulsively detailed instructions about how to scope out a target, weaken her defenses with alcohol, grab her and — you get the idea.



The delusional Tea Party Republicans

LEE A. DANIELS (NNPA)—As these words are being written, the Obama administration is trying to end a shutdown of the United States government forced by the refusal of the Republican bloc of the House of Representatives to vote on a continued funding of the government’s operations. Looming ever closer is the deadline for Congress to deal, with the country’s debt ceiling by raising its borrowing limit. The Treasury Department last week warned that the Congress’ failure to do so by October 17 could provoke “a financial crisis and recession that could echo the events of 2008 or worse.”



GOP moderates must speak up on shutdown

It is now time for moderates in the Republican Party and more sensible conservatives to speak up and urge congressional Republicans to end their government shutdown rather than continuing to block federal spending to battle the 3-year-old Affordable Care Act. Last week congressional Republicans forced a shutdown of the federal government that was avoidable. While House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other Republicans try to put the blame on President Barack Obama, the fault lies squarely with their caving to the demands of extremists in their party.



Lifestyles Report…The BIG rubber duck

DEBBIE NORRELL I love my hometown and I’m proud that the Rubber Duck is here in Pittsburgh. According to a press release, the Rubber Duck knows no frontiers; it doesn’t discriminate and doesn’t have a political connotation. The friendly, floating, four-story-high Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them.



WPMSDC hosts ninth annual awards gala

WPMSDC 2013 AWARD WINNERS PITTSBURGH—The Western Pennsylvania Minority Supplier Development Council honored top regional minority businesses and corporations at their Ninth Annual Awards Gala on Friday, October 4, 2013 at the LeMont Restaurant on Mount Washington.



Overtime…Special tribute to L. C. Greenwood

L.C. GREENWOOD NOTE: This is a special presentation of Overtime, in memory of Mr. L.C. Greenwood, one of the greatest football players of all time, as well as one of the greatest people of all time. Here’s to you “Hollywood Bags.” :10 You’ve heard it time and time again and I will continue to shout from the roof tops. PUT—L.C. Greenwood in the NFL Hall of Fame. Anything less is just criminal.



I’m a male feminist. No, seriously

by John Brougher (CNN) — Feminism’s gotten a bad rap lately. For many, even just the word itself conjures up images of radical ideology. Pop music star Taylor Swift and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, to cite two famous examples, asserted that they’re pro-equality, but won’t identify as feminists.



McCartney celebrates anniversary at NY high school

by Mesfin Fekadu AP Music WriterThis July 9, 2013 file photo shows Paul McCartney performing at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass. McCartney celebrated his 2-year wedding anniversary with his wife and few hundred students. (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney celebrated his second wedding anniversary with his wife and a few hundred high school students on Wednesday. The 71-year-old performed at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, which was opened by Tony Bennett.



Actor Craig Robinson in minor Bahamas drug bust

In this Jan. 19, 2012 file photo, actor Craig Robinson arrives at the nominations for the 43rd NAACP Image Awards, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Jason Redmond, File) by Alison LoweAssociated Press Writer NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Comic actor Craig Robinson was detained Wednesday for drug possession as he tried to leave the Bahamas and was ordered to pay a fine, authorities said.