Originally published on Wed July 11, 2012 11:53 am
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People this morning that his policies would be good for all Americans and that those of President Obama have not helped the nation's poorest people.
And, he told delegates to the NAACP's annual convention in Houston, "if it were possible to fully communicate what I believe is in the real, enduring best interest of African-American families, you would vote for me for president."
Originally published on Wed July 11, 2012 11:11 am
UPDATE July 11, 10:45am: Lennox was euthanized Wednesday morning in Belfast. The primary issues raised by Lennox's case involve breed-specific legislation and the question of whether all pit-bull type dogs should be considered dangerous (a generalization I find to be wrong, and dangerous itself). As this article and many others suggest, however, Lennox only resembled a pit-bull-type dog and was in fact a cross between a bulldog and a labrador.
"My grandfather stuck it in the attic a hundred years ago and here it is now, a blessing to his grandchildren."
A blessing for sure.
As the Toledo Blade reports, when Karl Kissner and his cousins were clearing out his grandfather's home in Defiance, Ohio, on Feb. 29 they came across a box of very rare and very valuable baseball cards.
Originally published on Wed July 11, 2012 10:32 am
The city of Scranton, Penn. now faces two federal lawsuits over a decision last week to slash public employee's pay to minimum wage. Unions representing the city's workers also are asking Lackawanna County Judge Michael Barrasse to hold Mayor Chris Doherty in contempt of court.