A New Chapter Being Written in Washington this Week!
There are many chapters in our lives, but the chapter that is being written this week in
Last Monday we commemorated the importance of Martin Luther King and the memories of his great contribution to this country and the following day we celebrated another, monumental step in our country – the inauguration of the first African American as president of the
Race relations have been an integral element of the history of the
Fifty years ago this week, Martin Luther King intoned his “I Have a Dream” speech. With his inauguration Tuesday, Barack Obama fulfilled that dream, in part at least. It verifies that race relations have been an integral element of the history of the
Fifty years ago the election of an African American president seemed just that…a dream…and now it has become a reality. As history has recorded…the times, they are achangin’!
It’s often been said that part of the human behavior is resistance to change. That certainly has proved to be untrue in the growth and development of our country. On all sides we have seen these changes – hopefully for the better!
The improvement in race relations has been a vital part of the progress we have made. It’s all part of the fabric of change. This week the history being made is something we won’t forget. We all can be grateful for that.
To this end, we wish President Barack Obama well.
Robert W. Dickey
Broadcast: January 23, 24, 25, 2009
State Rep. Dom Costa from Stanton Heights, is introducing a bill that would create a state receivership to work in tandem with the state Public Utility Commission overseeing improvements at Pittsburg's troubled water and sewer authority. Like Act 47 they would approve budgets, set priorities and decide capital improvements to the system. However IMG Consultants, hired by the city to review PWSA, said that calls for state oversight is premature and could complicate financial maneuvers, with some residents preferring it be handled by local officials rather than under state supervision as was the case in Flint Michigan.
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