The process was postponed because “each group suspects the other one” of reneging, said the pirate, who identifies himself only as Da’ud. (Bloomberg, Hamsa Omar)
The Alabama has made it safely to Mombassa.
"The captain is a hero," one crew member shouted from the 17,000-ton Maersk Alabama container ship as it docked. "He saved our lives by giving himself up. (Reuters, Celestine Acheing)
**-UPDATE: Capt. Phillips jumps ship again and is rescued by U.S. Navy SEALS (CNN); President Obama issues statement (HuffPo)
Yeah -- the Tea Party was just stupid. (Slag Heap, Chris Potter)
It sounds bad -- and that's why we don't talk about it anymore. I'm pretty sure Pittsburgh's plan is to wage sort of a "pensions hunger strike" against State Government, while taking care of the debt side of the equation in the meanwhile. Yes there is a potential flaw in that plan but honestly, nobody has a better one yet. (NullSpace)
It's getting too easy to discredit certain aspects of "The Right". Not just Rick Santorum and not just this one 2PJs blog post, but in general. Tired of blowouts over there. (2PJs, Dayvoe)
Oh yes but this is disconcerting: is President Obama creating new state secrets in regards to wiretapping, or simply continuing to cover up Bush's old ones? (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
You all knew that Lamar Advertising is desiring to bring further information to the Court's attention in order to defend its legal position, and the City of Pittsburgh is arguing, like, "No!", right? (Busman's Holiday)
Pittsburgh: POOR INCOME GROWTH. Also: A cute post. (The Pittsburgh Conservative)
Do you feel like you're waiting for something? I'm starting to feel like I'm waiting for something. And I think that something may be justice. We probably are all waiting pending "a reflection of the serious and far reaching ramifications" of delivering justice. (Allegheny Institute)
*-ADDED: Street cred vs. human capital (Tube City Almanac)
Monday, April 13, 2009 - 10:00 A.M.
Public Hearing - Bill No. 2009-1039 - Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title One, Administrative, by adding a new section, Article XIII, entitled, "Campaign Finance Regulations." (CABLECAST)
The Northside Institutional Church of God in Christ is back, baby.
After the fire in January, city officials and community organizers offered assistance to restore the congregation. The church had never sought the limelight. But after laboring in what felt like obscurity for decades, the Thorpes were overwhelmed.
"We are so blessed. My parents served Pittsburgh for 45 years, and Pittsburgh said, 'Thank you.' We really have noticed and appreciated the outpouring from the city. It was something we had never experienced before, in any other situation," Ms. Thorpe-Vaughn said. (P-G, Ann Rodgers; photo Robin Rombach)
Hope everybody is having a wonderful Easter. I am eating crackers and being festive, thinking upon how the Jews got out of Egypt. It took ten plagues -- and even then, Pharoah changed his mind and came out after us. We cut him off at the pass, though.