Thursday, December 13, 2012
Inspire Speakers Series
Join Phipps and Green Building Alliance (GBA) on the second Thursday of each month to hear from local and national sustainability experts as a participant in the Inspire Speakers Series. Special guests for the Dec. 13 talk is David Sobel (known as “The Father of Place-Based Education”). Refreshments will be provided and registrants are invited to tour Phipps one hour before the start of the talk. Registration required through GBA. $35 for Phipps and Green Building Alliance members, Tri-State Area School Study Council students, and other students with valid IDs; $50 for nonmembers. Register online at www.go-gba.org/inspirespeakersseries
State Sen. Camera Bartolotta, of Washington County is proposing a bill which would lift the "blue laws" on auto dealerships. Pennsylvania is one of only 17 remaining states that prohibits auto sales on Sunday. Bartolotta believes Southwestern Pennsylvania auto dealers are losing sales on Sundays to Ohio and West Virginia dealers open for business. However Dealer Associations across the state have said many of their members don't want to be open as it increases costs with little or no improvement in sales. Should Pennsylvania auto dealers be allowed to sell vehicles on Sundays?
KQV/TribLIVE.COM Listener Poll Is reluctance to hold town halls by some Congressional Republicans due to public safety concerns or to avoid an angry public?