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20 August 2004

job..job..job posting!!

YouthPlaces
Job Description
For
Coach
(Part-Time Position)

Location: 2934 Smallman Street, 2nd floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Reports To: Program Director

Summary
YouthPlaces is a non-profit organization that services at-risk youth ages 12-18 in seventeen different City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County neighborhoods by providing after-school and summer programs. We promote positive development of youth as a means of enhancing their potential to become productive adults.

The Coach must:
· Actively work and involve youth in site-based programs that support their academic achievement and personal development
Outreach and mentor to community youth and connect them with the curriculum and various resources

Key Responsibilities:
Help develop strategies to recruit youth to participate in youth programs year round

· Help create effective skill building programs utilizing our curriculum
· Facilitate group mentoring sessions a minimum of
twice a week (with some sites up to four times)

· Monitor day-to-day behavior of youth & their participation in program activities

· Help develop goal plans/service plans with youth whom have been identified

· Review goal plans, attendance, participation, progress and
create intervention & prevention plans with youth bi-weekly

· Work with schools and site staff to assess and document youth progress

Additional Responsibilities:
· Work with and coordinate community partnerships/resources
· Work with site staff to develop and implement programs
· Complete required documentation and reports as required
· Must participate in monthly staff meetings, trainings, and site visits

Qualifications:
· Experience working with at-risk youth & community organizations would be a plus
· Degree in or majoring in Education/Social Service/Counseling, etc also a plus
· Must be able to pass act 33/34 clearances

Salary

$15/hour

Please send resume to Tyra Good, Program Director, via e-mail to tgood@youthplaces.org
or via fax to 412-281-6683 by Friday, September 3, 2004.

19 August 2004

talk fake...

REEL-TALK

PENELOPE
We did it. We've won. Over the last
years, there have been super changes
for women and we should be pleased
as, dare I say it, punch. Hand to
back--proceed to pat. There are
limits though; and Barbara, if you
try starting your own business,
you'll probably fail. I say that in
the nicest possible way. Who's next?

SAD WOMAN
Hi, I'm Mona. And I'm a victim.

THE GROUP
Hi, Mona.

SAD WOMAN
My husband tried putting styrofoam
down the garbage disposal. I told him
he shouldn't do that--he just started
screaming at me...

PENELOPE
I have one word for you, Mona. "Sh-h-
h." It's a better for a woman's soul
to take pain, than to give it out.
Now have we all finished my new
book...

Penelope holds up a hardcover with a lame drawing of Catwoman--
THE CATWOMAN COMPLEX by Dr. Penelope Snuggle.

PENELOPE
The Catwoman Complex of course refers
to the fabled Catwoman--We all know
the "tale," pardon the pun-- a couple
years back, in where-else-but that
gloomy heckhole Gotham City, a woman,
all done up as a black cat, was
supposedly sighted committing various
acts of terrorism. Whether or not
she actually ever existed, this
"Catwoman" has much to teach us--
that the pursuit of power turns women
into monsters and very unhappy
monsters at that. Women, stop trying
to be Catwomen and start being women.
Who's next?

from--CATWOMAN by Daniel Waters - June 16, 1995

18 August 2004

About the 'BURGH

Pittsburgh News

Papers want to unseal Heinz estate records pittsburghlive.com via Drudge Report Aug 18 2004 2:04PM GMT

Area gas prices fall slightly Pittsburgh Business Times Aug 18 2004 1:34PM GMT

Mylan loses first round in suit against FDA, plans appeal
Pittsburgh Business Times Aug 18 2004 1:34PM GMT

'The Clearing' sheds favorable light on Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Tribune Review Aug 18 2004 6:40AM GMT

Council override vetoes Pittsburgh Tribune Review Aug 18 2004 6:38AM GMT

Strip violence breathes life Pittsburgh Tribune Review Aug 18 2004 6:38AM GMT

Closing time: VFD's going dry Pittsburgh Tribune Review Aug 18 2004 6:38AM GMT

Woman in coma after assault Pittsburgh Tribune Review Aug 18 2004 6:38AM GMT

Two get prison for drug ring Pittsburgh Tribune Review Aug 18 2004 6:38AM GMT

Alcoa closing Ohio plant, cutting 140 jobs Pittsburgh Business Times Aug 17 2004 11:12PM GMT

Higher sales help Reunion pare its quarterly loss Pittsburgh Business Times Aug 17 2004 11:12PM GMT

Onorato nominates Port Authority, CCAC directors Pittsburgh Business Times Aug 17 2004 11:12PM GMT

Police arrest 2 suspected of stealing cycles Pittsburgh Tribune Review Aug 17 2004 7:47PM GMT

Former counselor faces charges Pittsburgh Tribune Review Aug 17 2004 7:47PM GMT

Experts: Clues can tell if someone is lying Pittsburgh Tribune Review Aug 17 2004 7:47PM GMT

Texas children found at Nigerian orphanage Pittsburgh Tribune Review Aug 17 2004 7:47PM GMT

British police charge 8 with terrorism Pittsburgh Tribune Review Aug 17 2004 7:47PM GMT

Columbia Gas of Pa. moving offices to Southpointe Pittsburgh Business Times Aug 17 2004 7:09PM GMT

CIC Pittsburgh buys Olson Furnaces Pittsburgh Business Times Aug 17 2004 7:09PM GMT

Universal Stainless chief McAninch to sell chunk of shares Pittsburgh Business Times Aug 17 2004 7:09PM GMT

Comcast tees up NFL channel Pittsburgh Business Times Aug 17 2004 7:09PM GMT

Westinghouse has $27M contract from FPL Energy Pittsburgh Business Times Aug 17 2004 4:20PM GMT

Alcoa, Steelworkers to review complaints at 4 plants Pittsburgh Business Times Aug 17 2004 4:20PM GMT

S&T Bancorp names Miller chairman Pittsburgh Business Times Aug 17 2004 4:20PM GMT

Pittsburgh-area consumer prices up 2.5% Pittsburgh Business Times Aug 17 2004 4:20PM GMT

Dick's ups '04 guidance after 2Q sales, profit accelerate Pittsburgh Business Times Aug 17 2004 1:02PM GMT

Former Morrell, Butz and Junker chief to lead F.N.B. subsidiary Pittsburgh Business Times Aug 17 2004 1:02PM GMT

Face-lift may restore Brookline Pittsburgh Tribune Review Aug 17 2004 6:37AM GMT

Tunnel project given priority Pittsburgh Tribune Review Aug 17 2004 6:37AM GMT

Man charged in dispute Pittsburgh Tribune Review Aug 17 2004 6:37AM GMT

california dreamin'

NEWS -- http://www.uniontrib.com/uniontrib/20040818/26.html

* E. County tribes eye side-by-side casino plan
http://www.uniontrib.com/uniontrib/20040818/news_1n18casino.html

* Combination therapy shows promise against prostate cancer
http://www.uniontrib.com/uniontrib/20040818/news_1n18prostate.html
* Pact may give S.F. Bay Area tribe sole casino rights
http://www.uniontrib.com/uniontrib/20040818/news_1n18lytton.html

LOCAL NEWS --http://www.uniontrib.com/uniontrib/20040818/13.html

Profitable and entertaining
http://echo.bluehornet.com/ct/ct.php?t=671144&c=373977138&m=m&type=3

CHULA VISTA -- Long before a seemingly endless line of carsmakes the slow crawl south on Interstate 805 to the Main Streetexit on the way in, and well after the last few fans have left,the crews at Coors Amphitheatre are hard at work.* Special needs on the brink
http://www.uniontrib.com/uniontrib/20040818/news_7m18mental.html

* Scripps asked to pick new Fla. site
http://www.uniontrib.com/uniontrib/20040818/news_7m18scripps.html
* Suspicious roadside object detonated; I-15 closed twice
http://www.uniontrib.com/uniontrib/20040818/news_7m18fwybomb.html

OPINION -- http://www.uniontrib.com/uniontrib/20040818/27.html

‘Gut and amend'
http://echo.bluehornet.com/ct/ct.php?t=671149&c=373977138&m=m&type=3
California students certainly won't find it in their civicstextbooks. Nor will the subject surface in most conversationsabout the way legislation is enacted. That's because politicalinsiders in Sacramento would just as soon keep quiet about thedisturbingly common practice of gutting and amending a bill inorder to slip it through at the very end of a legislativesession.
* Border visitors
http://www.uniontrib.com/uniontrib/20040818/news_lz1ed18bottom.html

BUSINESS -- http://www.uniontrib.com/uniontrib/20040818/29.html

Real estate conundrum
http://echo.bluehornet.com/ct/ct.php?t=671153&c=373977138&m=m&type=3
Housing prices in San Diego County set another record lastmonth, but there are signs of a real estate slowdown fed bygreedy sellers, wary buyers and confusion in the economicoutlook.

* Housing pushes up S.D. inflation
http://www.uniontrib.com/uniontrib/20040818/news_1b18house.html

* S.D.'s Leap Wireless now on road to recovery http://www.uniontrib.com/uniontrib/20040818/news_1b18leap.html

QUEST -- http://www.uniontrib.com/uniontrib/20040818/6.html

Odds & ends
http://echo.bluehornet.com/ct/ct.php?t=671165&c=373977138&m=m&type=3
Back in the 1970s, Stephen Hawking, the renowned Englishphysicist who occupies the same professorial chair at Cambridgeonce held by Isaac Newton, declared that black holes consumedanything that fell into them.

* Mars teases rovers with subtle signs of a wet past http://www.uniontrib.com/uniontrib/20040818/news_1c18mars.html

FOOD -- http://www.uniontrib.com/uniontrib/20040818/49.html

In concert
http://echo.bluehornet.com/ct/ct.php?t=671168&c=373977138&m=m&type=3
It's 9:15 a.m. and Chef Paul Murphy is sitting in the diningroom of Humphrey's by the Bay. The restaurant is about one-third full of hotel guests havingbreakfast, mostly at tables by the windows.

* A simple life, richly lived
http://www.uniontrib.com/uniontrib/20040818/news_lz1f18julia.html

* Savoir-fare
http://www.uniontrib.com/uniontrib/20040818/news_lz1f18savoir.html

BIDWELL TRAINING CENTER PREPARES FOR GRADUATION

Academic and Vocational Training
Bidwell Training Center's vision is to respond to employment markets in
Southwestern Pennsylvania by offering programs providing career paths and opportunities in the high-tech, culinary and medical fields.
Bidwell believes that education offered in an intelligent, planned and financially sound manner will bear real results for our students and the entire community.

For more information, call (412) 323-4000 or toll free 1-800-516-1800 or
E-mail us at admissions@mcg-btc.org.
Lost your job? Trying to change career paths? Entering the workforce?
Bidwell's Vocational Training Programs may be for you.

No diploma? No GED? Poor reading, math or typing skills?
Bidwell's Academic and Support Program can help you meet your goals.

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truth or die!

So I bring you the enclosed article on the importance of truth-telling, entitled, "Truth or Consequences: The Organizational Importance of Honesty," by Erline Belton from the summer issue of the Nonprofit Quarterly.

http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/section/524.html.

The article is drawn from the author's practical experienceworking with
many organizations on this topic.
And lest you think that you don't need to think about theeffects of dishonesty in your organization, I would remind youof the study a few years ago that showed that 93% of all peoplesurveys admitted to lying "regularly" at work.
Lying hides problems and creates distrust. It is also infectious and the large majority of us do it.
So I pass along this very useful and practical article to you.It's a quick but profound read that will make you say "Hmmmm!"

Your friend,

Ruth


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ramblings

Things to postpone until after the election:

U.S. VOWS TO PUT WILDLIFE BEFORE OIL DRILLING
The Interior Department said Monday it will begin delaying some new oil and gas drilling projects on federal land until the effects on wildlife are studied more thoroughly.

ARMY TO PAY HALLIBURTON, FOR NOW
Only hours after deciding to withhold some payments to Halliburton Co. because of questions about billing for its work in Iraq, the Army reversed itself Tuesday and said it would give the giant contractor more time to justify its claims.

Officials Urge Care on U.S. Intelligence Reforms
Tuesday, August 17, 2004 4:28 p.m. ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld urged the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to proceed with great caution on a proposed overhaul of U.S. intelligence and avoid putting barriers between military commanders and the agencies that gather information.

Rumsfeld Rejects 'Fortress America' Charge
Tuesday, August 17, 2004 4:35 p.m. ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Tuesday rejected criticism of a plan to remove U.S. troops from Europe and Asia, saying the United States had no intention of abandoning allies to establish a "Fortress America."

other news
(this same strategy was used effectively in China, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, et. al. Subdue the mind and the body will comply.) Targeting the teachers of Darfur.
Violence began in Darfur about 18 months ago, when African groups rebelled against the government by attacking a military installation. The government responded by bombing areas of Darfur and by arming a marauding Arab militia called the Janjaweed, human rights and aid groups say.
Since then, the African residents of Darfur have been uprooted, beaten, raped and left hungry. But the educated among them — teachers, students and community leaders — say they are being particularly targeted. They have been singled out by the government, they say, accused of treason and support for the rebellion, and prevented from speaking out about the crisis.

17 August 2004

who is qualified...genetically speaking

Retired Rear Adm. Roy Hoffmann, founder of the Swift boat group, much of whose funding has come from a Texas developer, said in a statement:
"We find it odd that MoveOn PAC would question the right of a group of veterans to voice an opinion on a legitimate issue -- an issue first raised by John Kerry -- and now the centerpiece of his campaign. . . . We will not be silenced."
Asked why Bush should be responsible for an ad by an independent group with the same legal status as MoveOn, Eli Pariser, the PAC's executive director, said: "They're clearly a surrogate organization. The Bush campaign has a responsibility for what's being done on its behalf. Certainly if Kerry felt MoveOn was doing something he didn't agree with, he has every right to condemn our ads."

Southern Discomfort :
An unabashed racist won the Republican nomination for a House district in Tennessee earlier this month. James Hart, who contends that whites should not mix with "less favored races," thumped a Republican write-in candidate -- 7,865 to 2,061 -- to win the party's nomination for the state's 8th Congressional District.
"The poverty genes of less 'favored races', which are spread by welfare and immigration, are destroying our cities no less than if they were hit by a nuclear bomb," Hart said on his campaign Web site. "Unless we stop dysgenic welfare and immigration policies, the U.S. will look like one big Detroit."
The state GOP, which was unable to find another candidate in time for the election's filing deadline, has disowned Hart's campaign, calling his views "outrageous." The district, which is represented by Rep. John S. Tanner (D-Tenn.), is considered Democratic country. But Hart's candidacy will nevertheless give him a platform for his views and the Republican Party a headache.

Political researcher Brian Faler contributed to this report.

art parallels reality?

Nike withdraws 'insensitive' TV ad
Stephen Brook, advertising correspondent
Tuesday August 17, 2004

Nike has been forced to withdraw a multimillion pound global campaign from Australian TV after children's groups claimed it was insensitive to show the adverts in the wake of a high-profile child sex case. (more)

...more powerpoint stories

2004 – Sydney Morning Herald: Beyond the blackboard.
“Some of my students were getting C’s and D’s in previous years,” he says. “But with the use of PowerPoint, they can get B’s and A’s – especially the boys, who are often more visual.”

2004 – Corporate Board Member: How Directors Should Redesign Their Job.
We would like to see less time taken up with the ubiquitous PowerPoint presentations, carefully rehearsed by the executive group, because we feel such show-and-tell sessions don’t allow the directors to really engage in a discussion, nor do they permit the board to assess the caliber of the executive running the business.

2004 – Sydney Morning Herald: PowerPoint rules university's self-paced training.

2004 – The Dartmouth Online: High-tech classrooms irk some profs, delight others.

2004 – Jeffrey Veen: Seven Steps to Better Presentations.
Be sober - Not kidding. No lunch time martini’s. Save the celebrating for after the presentation.

2004 – The Financial Express: Of The Medium And The Message.
“I need someone well versed in the art of torture,” the interviewer says. “Do you know PowerPoint?”

i'm getting refunds for overcharges from last winter

Consume or pay!
There’s something wrong with this. I can’t quite put my finger on it…
Peoples Energy Corp., its profits lagging as more Chicagoans conserve, thinks customers should pay more for using less natural gas. The Chicago natural gas utility, which serves about 1 million customers in the city and northern suburbs, blames this year’s mild winter and customers’ conservation for a decline in gas consumption. […] “We’ve got to have some kind of (revenue) floor for the effects of conservation.”

i'm getting refunds for overcharges from last winter

Consume or pay!
There’s something wrong with this. I can’t quite put my finger on it…
Peoples Energy Corp., its profits lagging as more Chicagoans conserve, thinks customers should pay more for using less natural gas. The Chicago natural gas utility, which serves about 1 million customers in the city and northern suburbs, blames this year’s mild winter and customers’ conservation for a decline in gas consumption. […] “We’ve got to have some kind of (revenue) floor for the effects of conservation.”

nobody tells us how to vote!

MSN Entertainment - News - Candidate Seeks Bruce Boycott

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Upset with Bruce Springsteen's effort to oust President Bush from the White House, the New York Conservative Party's candidate for the U.S. Senate is launching a "Boycott the Boss" television commercial.

16 August 2004


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just checking in

really busy today...hope everyone enjoyed their weekend...did more work with the young people at the Youth Policy Institute in Pittsburgh...getting ready for their presentations before, family friends and public officials....i know they'll all do well... saw that article buried deep inside the Post-Gazette (see: 15 aug 2004 edition)... re: the current Admin failure to act on several policy issues this article was unusual to me in level of criticism that was directed towards the current Adminin... that would have positively impacted the lives of most American...guess there's little political capital in supporting the lives of non-corporate citizens....

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