Poor kids who do everything right don’t do better than rich kids who do everything wrong

October 18, 2014 - America is the land of opportunity, just for some more than others.

That's because, in large part, inequality starts in the crib. Rich parents can afford to spend more time and money on their kids, and that gap has only grown the past few decades. Indeed, economists Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane calculate that, between 1972 and 2006, high-income parents increased their spending on "enrichment activities" for their children by 151 percent in inflation-adjusted terms, compared to 57 percent for low-income parents.  Read more at

Category: General


Chicago voter jokes to Obama: ‘Don’t touch my girlfriend’

Oct. 21, 2014 - President Obama didn’t miss a beat Monday when a Chicago man joked: “Don’t touch my girlfriend.”

Obama was in Chicago casting an early ballot alongside Aia Cooper, whose fiancé just couldn’t resist the hilarious warning.

“I really wasn’t planning on it,” Obama fired back. Read more at

Category: General


Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

Oct. 21, 2014 - South Africa’s “Blade Runner” on Tuesday was sentenced to five years in prison, a term he started serving immediately, the Associated Press reports. 

The disgraced double-amputee Olympic sprinter, found guilty of culpable homicide last month for shooting to death his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, reportedly remained composed while Judge Thokozile Masipa handed down her sentence. Read more at

Category: General

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Hoop Dancing

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Location: Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St. No. in St. Pete

Contact: Sunken Gardens | phone: (727) 551- 3102 | website:

Hoop Dancing is the latest fitness sensation sweeping the nation. Sunken Gardens now offers a dance class for those who want a great workout while moving freely with a professional hoola hoop.

Category: Health Events


Community Information Session on the Greenlight Pinellas amendment

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Location: Mt. Zion Progressive MB Church, 955 20th St. So. in St. Pete

PSTA staff will present information and answer questions on the Greenlight Pinellas transportation initiative. MZHS seeks to provide citizens an opportunity to educate themselves on this amendment which they are being asked to vote on.

Category: General


Early Voting Starts in Hillsborough

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Location: Hillsborough County

Contact: website:

Voting procedures are the same as on Election Day, except that voters may cast a ballot at any Early Voting site in their home county. (On Election Day, voters may only vote in the polling place assigned to their precinct.) Remember to bring a valid and current photo and signature ID when you go to vote!

Category: Civic Events

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