Saturday, December 08, 2012
Jingle Bell Run/Walk
The 28th annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is Saturday, December 8 on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. Come jingle with us and join the fight against arthritis—the nation’s leading cause of disability. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces! Run or walk with your team and celebrate the season by giving. Day-of Registration: 7:30 a.m. Health & Wellness Expo: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Walk/Run: 10 a.m. $30 for timed run or walk/$25 for non-timed/$10 Tinsel Trot (100 yard dash – kids 11 & under) For more information call 412.250.3342 or visit www.jinglebellrunpittsburgh.kintera.org
The House Armed Services Committee approved a measure requiring women to register for the military draft, this after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat units. An amendment by Republican Congressmen and former Marine Duncan Hunter would prohibit women being drafted into combat duty, disallowing their entry into infantry and special operations positions. Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier supporting Hunter's measure added "If we want equality in this country for women and not be discriminated against, then we should be willing to support a universal conscription".
Have current federal bribery laws given too much power to prosecutors over public officials?