Sunday, August 25, 2013
Red, Ripe and Roasted
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Delicious food and family fun abound at Phipps’ tomato and garlic festival benefitting Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Event highlights include cooking demonstrations, a tomato contest, a farmers’ market and activities for kids. By donating a bag of fresh produce to help community members in need, guests will be admitted for free to both the festival and to Summer Flower Show during event hours. Learn more at phipps.conservatory.org.
On Tuesday, district attorneys from Allegheny, Butler and Washington counties in a joint news conference showed their support for Pa. House Bill 741 which restores mandatory minimum sentences for certain crimes involving drugs, children and the elderly. Prosecutors contend that without mandatory minimums, they are unable to leverage defendants to go after large scale traffickers and offenders. Opponents to the bill include the Governor, A.C.L.U. and Department of Corrections who state mandatory sentences have shown not to deter crime, but will refill jail cells while abrogating justice.
KQV/TribLIVE.COM Listener Poll Given the budget deficit should the state increase funding to market Pennsylvania tourism?