Michael,She isn't so devastated that she could bring herself to giving video interviews with the news media. There's one posted Vindy.com. It is a tragedy that did not have to occur. But, in these United States, we have willingly and knowingly allowed the nuclear family unit to be destroyed. No mention of a father in the article. The mother was told by some agency that she would be assisted but it wasn't there. So, who's responsible? SHe had a husband but he died a few years ago. Any guess how that happened?
February 9, 2016 at 12:39 p.m.
Yep, five dogs with a baby in a clothes basket on the floor but no crib. No mention of the baby's "father" here as the woman's husband died a few years ago. I think we got the picture here. There are organizations out there that have items for needy families. She had many months to arrange for them but must have decided that someone else would take care of it. Bringing children into this world and properly rearing them is the biggest responsibility one has in this world. Some of these kids just don't stand a chance. So very sad.
February 9, 2016 at 8:35 a.m.
Purely on the basis of what he and his organization accomplished in the NFL, Eddie is deserving of the honor and I also congratulate him. However, the manner in which his father amassed his wealth is extremely underhanded. Of course, I suspect many of the NFL owners have suspect backgrounds. Look at "Jimmy Rebates" Haslim in Cleveland. The senior DeBartolo was legendary for keeping his subcontractors one job behind in payment. You were always chasing your money with him and he put numerous subcontractors out of business. Many good Youngstown companies went belly-up on the Southern Park Mall. My company is in the construction business and we have never done one dollar of work with the DeBartolo's because we are too aware of how poorly they pay their subs. The whole Louisiana deal was just a bunch of slimy characters doing business-as-usual in that state. Eddie got caught, struck a deal with the feds, and was forced out of his NFL business.
February 8, 2016 at 11:19 a.m.
Crowley told police he struck her, including in the left ear, before she got back into the car with him and went to her apartment. If he is being so violent, why stay with him? She should have kicked in square in the left nut and left him in a crumpled heap. Maybe its the money?
February 4, 2016 at 10:39 p.m.
Dwight,Maybe the govt should have bailed out the steel industry in the early '80's. They didn't and the antiquated companies died. Ask the LTV retirees, if any are still alive, how that worked out for them. Do real leaders change the rules midway through the game? That is what the govt did with GM and Chrysler. Stock and bond holders got the shaft!
February 4, 2016 at 3:19 p.m.
Drug overdose. I guess that was just Ms. Willis' Destiny. (Couldn't resist!)
February 4, 2016 at 1:28 p.m.
Cambridge,Sure, I'll give you one:Tobacco!You're welcome!
February 4, 2016 at 1:24 p.m.
No, I'm not forgetting about that either. Their ONLY defense is that Congress is responsible for maintaining the money system and AIG could have collapsed the credit market. That pisses me off too. These companies were "too big to fail" and the govt bailed out Wall Street. SO instead of making banks smaller, easier to regulate, and having increased competition, the banks have become even bigger. And, nobody goes to prison because they all make campaign contributions. It is almost enough to make me vote for Bernie. Almost.
February 4, 2016 at 1:06 p.m.
Dwight, Glad to see you understand just who pays INTO the unemployment compensation accounts! I'm not happy but pissed. My wife had her pension rolled into the PBGC as a union nurse but nobody bailed out her company, like GM. What about the holders in stocks and bonds of Old GM that had their investments get flushed down the toilet? Govt picked winners and losers all with the purpose of keeping GM out of bankruptcy. How did that work out? Good for the workers on the line but I won't but another GM product ever and I have family that works there. But, hey, maybe the UAW will help the Teamsters Central States fund!
February 4, 2016 at 12:26 p.m.
While most coal companies treated their employees horribly for decades, the advances made using the wonder rock are phenomenal. Coal was used as the first fuel for train locomotives that permitted the expansion of these United States. Coal was the fuel used in power plants to make steam to drive the turbines to generate electricity. Massive amounts of coal were used to manufacture the steel that made the buildings and bridges. The damage to the environment was minimal and the earth will recover since coal is being phased out in power generation, it is no longer used in locomotives as diesel electric is cheaper, and the large integrated steel operations are now overseas. It is truly a shame because coal has a high BTU content and is an efficient way to generate electricity. It can be cost effective even with scrubbers but now that it is demonized and the tax breaks go to the "green" industries, coal is out. Especially with the amount of natural gas we now produce.
February 4, 2016 at 11:18 a.m.