community + cultural info
Things are hot in and around Pittsburgh in many ways. This blast points
invites and actions, plus a grand opening party, and three community
on 9-11. Thanks for the consideration and surfing of the various sites.
hope to see you around town in meaningful ways.
Mark Rauterkus mark@Rauterkus.com http://Rauterkus.com
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Impeachment Petition in PDF format (6 kb)
For the good of Pittsburgh's long-term health, Mayor Murphy needs to
With the bailout of the Crossing Guards, two school-issues need
1. The Mayor's office should allow the lighting of the sign at
new high school for performance arts. The Mayor finds many ways to
news and highlights of the efforts of our kids. Putting a candle under
basket is something that most understand as sinful.
2. The Mayor's Commission on Public Education still hasn't issued
plan, more than a year and a half late. That group needs to go away.
Commission's report should be released directly to a toilet as "pond
The process and outcomes are cloaked corruption.
Mayor Murphy is playing a high stakes game of "political chicken" with
children packed into the front seat. We can't tolerate his actions. His
moves make dangers that justify the call for impeachment. Mayor
stay on Grant Street needs to end as he is hurting us all, especially
Now it is time for the parents, and the regular folks to demand his
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Keep on eye on the dealings with the "alternative" to the Great Race.
volunteers coordinate and operate a function to show vitality in the
The Boston Marathon occurs as an all volunteer endeavor. Will the
Administration put up road blocks or simply get out of the way?
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West End Elliott Citizens Council Meeting and Candle Light Vigil on
Friday August 22 at 7 pm at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church,
intersection of Lorenz and Crucible Streets in Elliott.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss ways to save our Zone
all of the Public Safety Personnel (Crossing Guards, EMT, and Police)
show City Government our disapproval in a peaceful manner.
Pittsburgh Zone 4 Public Safety Council's Emergency Meeting is at 7
on Monday, August 25. The meeting is at St Marks Lutheran Church, 933
Brookline Blvd in Brookline.
The purpose is to discuss the closing of one or more Police
Stations, and the Public Safety, Public Works, and Parks & Recreation
Personnel layoffs. We hope to develop a plan of action, concerning this
Contact Bob Hillen, 412-571-1126, President of Zone 4 Public Safety
Public Hearing in City Council Chambers at 6 pm on Tuesday, Aug 26,
the closing of police stations due to a petition from the citizens of
Pittsburgh. You can go and speak. Or, call Kim in the City Clerk's
advance to get onto the agenda, 412-255-2138.
Pgh Public School's board meeting at 7:30 pm. The bailout of 202
crossing guard jobs makes a tax shift away from Mayor Tom Murphy's
responsibility. The continuation of this type of leadership means
Stand up for the kids. Fight for the kids. Parents and crossing guards
to toss Mayor Murphy out of office.
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Former Democrat Dan Cohen is running for City Council District 5
The City of Pittsburgh Republican party substituted former Democrat Dan
Cohen to run against Doug Shields for the City Council District 5 seat
formerly held by Bob O'Connor. Dan Cohen is a real estate agent living
Squirrel Hill who recently changed to the Republican Party over
with the City finances, among other things.
Council President, Gene Ricciardi has introducing Shields to
audiences in council chambers as "Councilman Elect." Woops.
Ricciardi, currently the president of city council, is up for
re-election and faces TWO challengers on the ballot. Gene's plans to
taxes got a "Thanks but no thanks" reply from Mayor Murphy recently.
lifeline to save the jobs of 202 crossing guards by shifting the tax
to the Pgh Public Schools is a shell game solution.
Another Dem, Len Bodack, now on council filling Jim Ferlo's seat,
have a challenger, (NN), for the election for the 4-year term.
This isn't just outrage about the Mayor's dealings as seven on city
council voted for the 2003 budget. Time will tell.
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THREE Special Event(s) are slated for 9-11
A YOUTH Technology Idea Session, #07, is slated for 10-noon on
Sept. 11 at Wilkinsburg's Hosanna House. http://summit.CLOH.Org.
The Youth Tech discussion is in advance the Warrior Fatherhood
hosted by the National Fatherhood Initiative.
They have a four-day schedule.
An after school event geared to those ages 10 to 30 is slated for 3
to 4:30 pm on Thursday, September 11, at Mt. Washington's Duquesne
Community Center. We'll have activities and focus on self-expression.
Please save the date and register online for the concert and
presentations to begin at 8 pm on Thursday, September 11 at South
Club Cafe. http://S6.CLOH.Org
Invited speakers include:
James Roddey, Dan Onorado and Rev. Lynn Brodie.
Musical performance by songwriter of the year, Dave Nachmanoff.
Pass out a brochures, please:
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On Sept. 10, UPMC's Eye and Ear Institute is calling for all musicians
music lovers to join their grand opening for the Musician's Hearing
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Rauterkus.com's motherload of thoughts is open with an outbox archive:
We can't heal ourselves and soar with "closed door approaches."
in the case of knowledge, more is always more. To divide and scatter is
ploy for those with fleeting power.
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