Friday, February 19, 2010

Hannah Teter, A New Olympic Hero

In 2006, I wrote (here and here) about Olympic Gold Medalist Joey Cheek, who donated his medal bonuses to the charitable Right to Play organization.

Cheek has a worthy successor in snowboarder Hannah Teter, who donates to several charities and is donating her winnings to the Haiti relief efforts.

Hannah Teter joins Joey Cheek as a true Olympic hero!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Greetings From Western Pennsylvania, Where...

...we love to decry the evils of big government while extolling the virtues of our duplicative locally controlled service providers (we don't call them "government, though...)

As reported in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, One of America's Great Newspapers:

When snow begins to pile up on roads in Allegheny County, the job of clearing them falls to more than 100 governmental jurisdictions, including PennDOT, Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh and smaller boroughs and townships.