Friday, May 03, 2013
Great Plant Auction
This lively event, featuring both a silent and live auction, is a plant lover’s dream! Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres as Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park transforms into an auction house for rare, unique and newly introduced trees, shrubs and tropical plants, as well as garden accessories. Learn more at phipps.conservatory.org.
Do you think the 39-year prison sentence for David Kwiatkowski, a traveling medical technician convicted of infecting dozens of patients with hepatitis C, is too lenient, too harsh, or appropriate? <More Info>
A traveling medical technician was sentenced this week to 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and infecting dozens of patients in four states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes. Prosecutors had pushed for a 40-year sentence, saying 34-year-old David Kwiatkowski created a "national public health crisis." Defense lawyers argued that a 30-year sentence would better balance the seriousness of the crime against his mental and emotional problems and his addiction to drugs and alcohol, which clouded his judgment.
Do you support raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10?