Pasadena Releases Two Reports Detailing Minimum Wage Increase Impact on the City

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Urban Sprawl.

first_imgIn 1979, Winfred Trice moved his family to Madison, Ga., with dreams of green acres and bank accounts in the black.Today, a sign in front of Trice’s 80-acre farm advertises the coming of a golf course community.”The taxes are getting so high and farm prices are dropping so low, we just can’t afford to farm anymore,” Trice said. “I will probably get out of farming altogether. There’s just not much future to it.”Trice is not alone. After years in the irrigation business, he’s seen others struggle. “Very few farmers I see are making progress,” he said. “They’re all going backward.”As farmland taxes skyrocket, Trice said, “about the only way a farmer can get out of debt is to sell his farm and get out of farming. It got me out of debt.”In Madison, which skirts metro Atlanta, the price of land has also gone sky-high.”I think a lot of the people are running from Atlanta, coming out to live in the country,” Trice said. “That has people buying land, subdividing and making a good profit. My only regret is that we sold a little too soon. Prices keep going up.”Every county in Georgia has lost farmland over the past 50 years. Some have lost as much as 90 percent of it. In 1945, Georgia was more than 63 percent farmland. Today, 28 percent is in farms.”Each year, 225 Georgia farmers leave the land,” said former Gov. Zell Miller in a recent speech. “Over the past 30 years, an average of 465 acres of Georgia farmland has been lost per day.”As urban Georgia overflows into rural areas, social and environmental problems quickly arise.”From an agricultural standpoint, the largest problem is dealing with farm odors,” said Horace Hudson of the University of Georgia. Hudson heads the agricultural leadership, education and communication unit of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”People who aren’t used to it don’t like the smells of farm operations like chicken litter or hog manure,” Hudson said.Other issues these areas face are some types of chemical spraying and the fear of animal waste lagoons overflowing to contaminate water supplies. “Sometimes noise and the slowing traffic of farm vehicles can annoy urbanites not used to it,” Hudson added.These merging populations also face social problems.”We’ve seen heated discussions over land use, planning and zoning and the inadequacy of protecting either side,” Hudson said.That has already become evident for Georgia’s poultry industry.”It is an issue and will become more of an issue as urban areas expand into agricultural areas,” said Dan Cunningham, a UGA extension poultry scientist. “Over the past couple of years, we’ve begun working with some counties on these zoning issues,” he said. “As the poultry industry has expanded, some counties have decided to look at zoning issues. Most of our counties haven’t had any real zoning related to poultry houses.”Zoning is good protection for poultry growers and their neighbors. “As new people move in, it becomes more an issue,” Cunningham said, “because people are less tolerant of those kinds of things.”These problems prevail where rural and urban areas are facing off. And Hudson doesn’t see a quick answer to them.”I think they’re going to continue,” Hudson said. “It could eventually affect farm production overall.”One long-term effect is a kind of Catch-22. “Many urbanites move to the fringe of these rural areas because they want that green, open space,” Hudson said. “And before long, it’s gone. Very little green space is left in DeKalb County. As Gwinnett and Cherokee become more urban, more green space is lost there, too.”As farms disappear one by one, Hudson sees the long-term result as dire. “I think we will eventually cause our food production to move outside the United States,” he said. “There are already reports of the swine industry looking at South America.””We’ll still have pork,” he said. “But we can look at history when the food supply was used as leverage over other countries. The country that has the food has the better position.” This story is another in a weekly series called “Planting the Seed: Science for the New Millennium.” These stories feature ideas and advances in agricultural and environmental sciences with implications for the future.last_img read more

Med Official: Super Bowl Party Murder Victim was Shot 17 Times

first_imgAn associate county medical examiner’s statement in the trial of Christopher Vasata, one of the suspects in the 2017 Super Bowl triple murder, took the courtroom by surprise on Wednesday afternoon.According to that official, one of the three victims—Sean Henry—was shot 17 times, sometimes at very close range.Neighbors along Mohawk Street in Jupiter also testified.One of them, Jason Armentano, says, “All of a sudden, I heard what at first I thought might’ve been fireworks. It definitely sounded like gunshots. It sounded like a bunch of shots altogether.” In total, he says he heard eight to 10 gunshots.Super Bowl Murders: Death penalty trial enters day 2 of testimony ⁦@CBS12⁩ https://t.co/Z0GO2oqe3b— Al Pefley (@AlPefley) June 12, 2019 He adds that shortly thereafter, the host of the Super Bowl party where the murders occurred ran into Armentano’s house and told him that his friends had been shot.Armentano says his neighbor’s behavior was, “Like he saw a ghost. He couldn’t talk.”Another neighbor, Brindin Sieff, also says he heard gunshots, and that he noticed a Honda Accord leaving the scene at 1105 Mohawk Street as someone said, “We need to get in the f—king car now! We need to leave. The police are on their way.”Vasata’s trial is expected to last around three weeks. Police believe that he also killed Kelli Doherty and Brandi-el Salhy at that Super Bowl party.If he is convicted, prosecutors say they intend to seek the death penalty.last_img read more

Powers explodes for 32 points, leads No. 18 Michigan State past Syracuse in 89-76 win

first_imgWINTER PARK, Fla. – Aerial Powers stood with her right arm frozen in the air and her right hand curled toward the basket – a picturesque follow-through on a fundamentally sound 3-point basket.Powers’ triple with 4:45 left in regulation gave No. 18 Michigan State an eight-point lead, all-but securing a victory over No. 19 Syracuse. The only thing Powers didn’t do at Warden Arena on Sunday was sell concessions. In the first half alone, the first-team All-Big Ten selection from a year ago scored 14 points, grabbed eight rebounds – three offensive – and picked up three steals. “Aerial is a very good player in transition, is very good in the mid-range, and does a very good job at getting into the killer spots on the floor,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “She did a good job at getting to the spots where she can score and she did a very good job rebounding.” Powers finished with a career-high 32 points, 17 rebounds, four steals and three blocks, leading the Spartans (8-3) to an 89-76 victory over SU (8-3) in the final game of the Florida Sunshine Classic on the campus of Rollins College. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the second time in three days, the Orange went down to the wire with a Top-25 team, and for the third time this season, lost against a Top-25 team in the final minutes. “It’s encouraging because you know you’re just as good, but it’s also discouraging because you know you probably should have come out with the ‘W’,” Syracuse guard Diamond Henderson said. “For however many minutes we didn’t go hard for or a situation that happened in the game, that’s what’s discouraging about it.” With Michigan State leading 31-27 with 2:27 to go in the first half, Powers flew through the lane and intercepted an inbounds pass, then threw a slick pass to a cutting Tori Jankoska underneath. Jankoska made the layup, but missed the free throw after being fouled by SU’s Cornelia Fondren. Powers, backpedaling toward half court, let out a scream while raising her right hand for a high-five with Jankoska. Moments later, Powers blocked a Henderson jump shot and made one of her own on the other end, giving the Spartans a 39-35 lead heading into the half. “We just didn’t do a good enough job of containing her,” Syracuse’s Brianna Butler said. “She’s a good player all-around and we knew that coming into the game. We just made her a better player today.” With the score knotted at 43 six minutes into the second half, Powers drove coast-to-coast with Butler in front of her. Butler hacked Powers, who made the shot and the ensuing free throw. With Syracuse trailing and Butler still mired in her season-long shooting woes, it was forward Taylor Ford who answered time and time again for the Orange down the stretch. The junior scored a season-high 14 points, with nine of them coming in the second half. Ford made a layup with 9:03 left in regulation to cut a five-point deficit to three at 59-56. Twenty seconds later, she made a top-of-the-key jumper, once again, bringing the Orange to within three. Two minutes later, the forward hit another jump shot to bring the Orange to within two, at 65-63. “We were down by a couple of points, so I was just trying to do what I could do so we could get back up,” Ford said. But from there, Michigan State went on a 7-2 run, capped by a 3-pointer from Jankoska to extend Michigan State’s lead to 72-65. Fittingly, Powers made four free throws in the final 37 seconds to put the game away, handing the Orange its second consecutive loss and third overall against a ranked opponent.“To lose by a little bit in the last minutes of the game, it’s kind of hard on us,” Butler said. “The good thing is that we’re able to compete with these big-time schools. But we have high expectations to do better.” Comments Published on December 21, 2014 at 6:16 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Elijah ‘Lucky’ Miller passes at 104

first_imgELIJAH MILLER Elijah Daniel “Lucky” Miller was such a fixture at Homestead’s Second Baptist Church, it is doubtful anyone will surpass his 65-year attendance record. He was remembered there in a home going ceremony Oct. 18. Miller passed away Oct. 12 at West Penn Hospital’s Forbes Hospice. He was 104. In 1926 he moved from his native Virginia to work at U.S. Steel’s Homestead Works. Until his death, he was still collecting a pension. “If they’d known I was going to live this long, they’d have cut my head off and gave it to the chickens,” he joked during a 2002 interview with the New Pittsburgh Courier.Miller worked in the chimney yard, which he said paid more money than a lot of mill jobs, but there was a reason for that—noise.“The doctor told me to get out there because with all the hammering and noise, I’d go deaf,” he said. “So I drove a truck after that, hauling the dolomite around the mill to clean out the furnaces.”Though some knew Miller was U.S. Steel’s longest surviving pensioner, most knew him as the last person directly associated with the greatest team in Negro League baseball history—the Homestead Grays. He was their back-up batboy.Featuring legendary players like Josh Gibson, “Cool Papa” Bell, Buck Leonard and Satchel Paige, the Grays dominated Negro League baseball for nearly 50 years. And between 1935 and 1947, they won every championship series played.“I was there when Satchel Paige told the outfielders to sit down because no balls were coming out there, then struck out the side,” Miller said. “And at the Grays’ field over on West Run Road, I saw Josh (Gibson) hit one that went over the mill and into the river—550 feet.”But Miller wasn’t just remembered locally. In 2003, when John “Buck” O’Neil, the legendary former Kansas City Monarch’s first baseman and coach and chairman of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum visited the Hill District for the first time in 60 years, before signing a single autograph, he wanted to see “Lucky.”Asking, “Where’s the old man,” the (then) 91-year-old O’Neil made his way through the crowded lobby at One Hope Square to find Miller.“Lucky Miller,” O’Neil shouted as he sat down. “The last time I saw you was at the Crawford Grill, with Satchel (Paige) sitting on one end of the bar and Josh (Gibson) on the other.”Following the service, Miller was interred at Homewood Cemetery.Miller is survived by his children Annie J. Reeves (Bill), Ruth L. Hines (Joseph) and Daniel E. “Billy” Miller, 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.(Send comments to [email protected])last_img read more

Steel Sensations: In 2013, which players will lead the troops into battle?

first_imgIt’s no secret that last season was deemed by many as a failure. An 8-8 finish in a year that had lofty expectations was a major disappointment for the players, coaches, ownership and of course the fans. There are many reasons the team underachieved in 2012; one of those reasons was a lack of leadership. Inside the locker room the team will have you believe that wasn’t the case but it’s hard to say otherwise. The Steelers started off strong and basically fell apart once Ben Roethlisberger was injured.  A team with quality leadership wouldn’t allow that to happen.  While the players returning to the team last year won’t flat out say they lacked leadership, they have all admitted in their own round about ways that there needs to be a change in the locker room; more of a team first attitude. The big question is who amongst the players can lead his teammates into battle? Who has the presence, ability and respect in the locker room to do so?  The answer in the past was obvious, Hines Ward, James Farrior, Joey Porter. As this team transitions from old to young, the answer isn’t as blatant.  My first candidate for captain and leader is the easiest of all the picks, it’s Big Ben Roethlisberger. He’s the franchise quarterback and the guy that most players will automatically look to first.  He’s the best player on this team and can lead by example on the field and resource his vast experience of winning big games off of it when he’s working with and talking to the younger guys. Roethlisberger has matured vastly over the past few years and it’s now time for him to take this team on his back and lead them as far as he can.  He knows he has to do this and I believe he can.  Sticking with the offensive side of the ball; Maurkice Pouncey seems like another great candidate to lead the guys on the offensive side of the ball. As the Center, he works with just about every unit and player on offense. He’s a hard worker, perennial pro bowler and a guy who isn’t afraid to speak his mind. To me, he’s the perfect guy to teach the guys on the offensive line, both young and old as well as take the running backs under his wing too. As a guy who is down in the trenches on a down by down basis, he has a lot of respect inside that locker room and if he can step up and take on the responsibility of being a leader, it will help this team go a long way.On the defensive side of the ball my first pick to lead the guys is Brett Keisel. He’s a man who’s played for many years with great success. He’s acknowledged that he may be retiring after this season and it’s a good bet he’d like to add one more ring to his hardware. Being the long term veteran on a relatively young defensive line, it only makes sense for him to lead the group. He can still play well and put up some very impressive statistics and much like Big Ben, he can resource his experience in winning the big games to help tutor the youth that’s surrounding him.  Lastly another grizzled veteran; Larry Foote. Foote put up one of the best years he’s ever had in 2012 and he too can lead on the field with his play as well as off with his experience. Foote has a lot of respect in the locker room and is a guy that won’t let things get out of hand if a guy or two starts to become individually focuses vs. looking at the teams’ long term aspirations. Look for Foote to step up and quite frankly he may be the best leader this team has by the time the season rolls around.Leaders however are not picked by me, you or even the coaches. Leaders step up on their own and other players begin to gravitate towards them. If the 2013 version of the Steelers has any of the four above players step up as leaders, they’ll be well on their way. If it’s not these guys, it will need to be another set of guys or else this team will find itself right where they were in 2012, disappointed, frustrated and looking for answers.Editor’s Note: Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association www.steelnationassociation.com – Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at [email protected] Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, poses for photographers, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in central London, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Pittsburgh Steelers will play against the Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium in London, on Sunday Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)last_img read more

Rossland Royals slow Bomber run at a provincial berth

first_imgHowever, the runner up in the zone has one more shot at a provincial berth in a wild card back door game.The game is to be played in Kelowna against Fraser Valley #2 in Kelowna.The Bombers are back in action Wednesday (October 17) at Lakeside Pitch against Castlegar. Game time is 3:30 p.m. L.V. Rogers missed out on a chance to gain an automatic berth in the West Kootenay Final after the Rossland Royals defeated the Bombers in Fieldhockey action at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.The game was the final regular season contest of the season for both teams and enable the Golden City squad to earn top spot in league standings.”The Bombers may have one more chance to defeat the Royals at the West Kootenay Finals on October 25th, in Castlegar, (but) first they have to get by the Stanley Humphries Rockers from Castlegar on October 23rd,” said Bomber coach Val Gibson.The West Kootenay winner advances to the B.C. High School AA Fieldhockey championships November 7-9 in Burnaby.last_img read more

Ryanair strikes halted as airline granted High Court injunction

first_imgRyanair has been granted an injunction from the High Court this morning (Weds) preventing a planned strike over the next two days by some of the airline’s pilots based in Ireland.Around 180 pilots who are members of the Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association, which is a branch of the Fórsa union, were due to take industrial action tomorrow and on Friday in a dispute over pay and conditions.It follows a ballot of eligible IALPA members which was passed by the overwhelming majority of those who took part. Ryanair sought an injunction preventing Fórsa and 11 named individuals from proceeding with the work stoppage, which was due to get under way after midnight tonight.According to RTE, during two days of High Court hearings, the airline argued a strike would be a breach of an agreement put in place following a series of strikes at Ryanair last year.It requires any matters of dispute between the two sides to be referred to an independent mediator and to go through a dispute resolutions process before industrial action can take place.Ryanair also claimed that the secret ballot that led to the vote in favour of industrial action was unlawful. However, the union strenuously denied this and told the court it had been conducted according to union rules and the law.It also claimed that its current pay claim is not covered by the terms of the 2018 agreement.Ryanair strikes halted as airline granted High Court injunction was last modified: August 21st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New sewerage network to be developed for Buncrana in 2020

first_imgIrish Water have confirmed that works will commence next year on the Buncrana Sewerage Scheme Network Project. Pádraig Mac Lochlainn received confirmation from the Irish water utility today (Mon).The project includes upgrades to the sewer network and provision of stormwater storage at the existing Buncrana Wastewater Treatment Plant and at the Westbrook pumping station. The stormwater storage will reduce the risk of overflows during storm events and make all Storm Water Overflows (SWO)’s compliant.Irish Water have also confirmed that they have commenced a further project to upgrade the Buncrana Wastewater Treatment Plant.This is currently at the feasibility stage and will complement the Buncrana Sewerage Scheme.Senator Mac Lochlainn said: “I have raised the need for stormwater and sewerage upgrades in Buncrana for many years now and I welcome this confirmation from Irish Water. It has been clear over recent years with stormwater and overflow problems at Westbrook and the Buncrana Wastewater Treatment Plant that we need adequate overflow tanks or stormwater storage at these locations.“The recent no swim warnings for Lady’s Bay are the latest evidence of this,” he added.“It is also important that the level of sewerage treatment at Buncrana Wastewater Treatment Plant is upgraded substantially and again, I welcome Irish Water’s commitment to addressing this too but time is of the essence.Irish Water have also confirmed that there will be upgrades to the sewage pipe network around the town in the works, scheduled for next year.“I will continue to monitor developments closely until all of these projects are advanced.” New sewerage network to be developed for Buncrana in 2020 was last modified: September 9th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Paleoanthropologists Fight Tooth and Nail

first_imgAnn Gibbons, reporter for Science, seems to enjoy watching the fights about human ancestry.  At Science Now, she began a news item about an alleged fossil human ancestor with a joke:How many paleoanthropologists does it take to locate a molar on the correct side of a fossil jawbone?  The short answer to this joke, which was has been winging around the Internet this month, is 28.  That’s the number of paleoanthropologists who, in the current issue of the South African Journal of Science, declare that a fossilized wisdom tooth belonged in the right rather than the left lower jaw of a famous fossil of a putative human ancestor from Chad.Her description of the row includes allegations of withholding publication of findings, using questionable methods, conflict of interest, intimidation tactics, and squelching scientific debate.  Gibbons metaphorically describes the controversy as “fighting tooth and nail” and “kicking their teeth in.”This is boring stuff; what would really be news would be if the human-evolution crowd actually behaved like civilized people and agreed on something.  How many paleoanthropologists does it take to screw in a light bulb?  The answer is irrelevant, because they never get that far; since they can never agree on the socket type, the wattage, the voltage, the location, or how long the old bulb has been there, they just keep arguing in the dark.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more