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  • Greedy Geezers, Reconsidered

    12/03/2012 1:20:24 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 15 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | DECEMBER 3, 2012 | ROBERT KUTTNER
    In the current downturn, the vast majority of the elderly are suffering along with the young. The right cure would help both generations... Since the early 1980s, financier Peter G. Peterson has been predicting that Social Securityís excessive generosity would crash the retirement system and the economy. The late British journalist Henry Fairlie, in 1988, famously wrote a piece in The New Republic with the cover line ďGreedy Geezers,Ē faulting the elderly for living too well at the expense of the young... The governmentís general budget went into the black in 1999, and economists were projecting that the national debt...
  • What Time Does the Next Ice Floe Leave?

    07/18/2011 1:47:11 PM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 52 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 18 July 2011 | John Derbyshire
    What Time Does the Next Ice Floe Leave? July 18, 2011 4:16 P.M. By John Derbyshire Hereís one of the reader comments from a story headlined ďObama officially threatens to veto Ďcut, cap and balanceíĒ in The Hill: We paid into the system and just because you spent it irresponsibly through many years, congress and presidents, we should not have to shoulder this burden of your irresponsibility. I want my social security and medicare, find another way to balance your budget. by FEDUP on 07/18/2011 at 13:02 Probably a lot of my fellow geezers (Iím 66, on Social Security &...
  • Older men want more sex, study finds

    12/08/2010 11:41:34 PM PST · by Ronin · 84 replies
    Reuters ^ | WASHINGTON | Tue Dec 7, 2010 10:04am EST | Maggie Fox
    The very oldest men are still interested in sex but illness and a lack of opportunity may be holding them back, Australian researchers reported on Monday.
  • UK: Police crack down on mobility scooter mayhem: drunk & drugged pensioners 8 mph menace to society

    08/12/2010 2:46:18 PM PDT · by Stoat · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 12, 2010 | REBECCA CAMBER
    A police force facing savage budget cuts has announced a crackdown on the menace of the mobility scooter driver. Officers have launched a course to combat the scourge of the lawless silver-haired scooter rider as the number of accidents on the roads rise. They may not be joyriding teenagers any more, but officers say pensioners on mobility scooters can be just as dangerous with many being caught drunk or high on prescription drugs behind the wheel. † (edit) † He said: 'People can just buy a mobility scooter, sometimes off the internet or somewhere else, and literally just get...
  • Insurer Gagged, AARP Rewarded

    09/24/2009 4:38:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 1,334+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 24, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Free Speech: The Senate votes against transparency as the administration silences a private insurer for exposing the president's health care proposal. Meanwhile, AARP is allowed to tout reform as it awaits payday. We weren't surprised when the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday voted 12 to 11 against allowing two weeks for the Congressional Budget Office to complete its cost analysis of the health care bill pushed by Montana Democrat Max Baucus and to put the bill online in its original wording. Instead, the Senate panel passed another amendment to require the committee to post the full bill online in "conceptual"...
  • AARP Exodus Illustrates Obamacareís Effects On Seniors

    08/21/2009 4:34:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,515+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2009 | Jillian Bandes
    After news broke this week that over 60,000 AARP members had left the organization because of its support of Obamacare, the group launched a massive media campaign to try and restore its image and integrity. But many think that the organization is merely going through the motions to try and gain back members while simultaneously trying to back the Presidentís health reform proposal Ė which will most likely hurt the quality of care that seniors receive. "Sen. Corker believes the AARP has thrown its constituents under the bus by supporting the administration's proposal, which takes money away from Medicare, an...
  • Elderly Should be Scared of Obama Administration Over End-of-Life "Death Panels"

    08/20/2009 3:58:39 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 48 replies · 1,476+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/20/09 | Nat Hentoff
    LifeNews.com Note: Nat Hentoff is a nationally renowned authority on the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights and author of many books, including "The War on the Bill of Rights and the Gathering Resistance" (Seven Stories Press, 2003). I was not intimidated during J. Edgar Hoover's FBI hunt for reporters like me who criticized him. I railed against the Bush-Cheney war on the Bill of Rights without blinking. But now I am finally scared of a White House administration. President Obama's desired health care reform intends that a federal board (similar to the British model) ó as in the...
  • AIP Column: AARPís Willful Blindness

    08/20/2009 11:08:15 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 2 replies · 281+ views
    HotAir.com ^ | August 20, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Does the AARP not recognize the danger in the wage-stunting impact of ObamaCare, or do they just have another agenda than seniors in mind? My latest column at American issues Project looks at the problems facing another troubled entitlement program, Social Security, and the dangers of more rapid insolvency from a decline in wages caused by Barack Obamaís health-care reform plans.... ObamaCare will depress Social Security revenues, which will either push the program into insolvency or create the needs for tax increases and/or benefits cuts. The pursuit of this kind of government-run system will actively and significantly reduce the living...
  • About the AARP membership flight (at least 60,000 old people die every six months - no?)

    08/18/2009 8:09:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,254+ views
    8/18/09
    About the AARP membership flight...at least 60,000 old people die every six months. Did 60,000 say they were leaving because of healthcare reform stance or is this just loss of membership period? Post - They normally lose 300,000 and gain 400,000 new members per month... Post - That was out of 40 MILLION total members
  • Hello ObamaCare, Goodbye Grandma

    08/18/2009 11:58:37 PM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies · 574+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 19, 2009 | Stuart Schwartz
    Oh, look! See Ezekiel. See Ezekiel Emanuel. Zeke is in charge of health care policy for the Obama administration. Policies are the official thoughts that guide the relationship of government and health care. Zeke thinks health care thoughts for the president and congressional leaders. Hello, health care policy. Oh, look. See Zeke think. Zeke has not run a hospital. He has not run an insurance company. He has not run a medical practice. He has not worked in the pharmaceutical industry. Zeke has spent more than twenty years in education and government... thinking. See Zeke think. Zeke specializes in thinking...
  • VIDEO: AARP Health Care Debate Gets Rowdy In Florida

    08/18/2009 7:33:25 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 23 replies · 1,209+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 18, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    WFTV: The debate over health care reform got rowdy again Tuesday, this time in Brevard County. The legislation in front of Congress right now has led to a lot of angry debates across the country. Tuesday, the AARP tried to answer questions from some angry residents there. They all came here to be heard and, with no other public forum offered by congressional leaders in Brevard County, they turned to the AARP to demand answers. "Why wouldn't AARP insist the government fix Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security before we discuss anything?" one attendee asked. More than 300 Brevard County...
  • Hugh Hewitt: More on AARP from Bear in the Woods

    08/18/2009 6:32:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1,109+ views
    Townhall ^ | August 18, 2009 | Hugh Hewitt
    The latest from our favorite anonymous ad exec: "So, AARP doesn't officially endorse the President's health care proposal. Hmm. Could it be that because of their nonprofit status, they can't -- officially -- endorse anything like that? I don't know those rules. I do know, however, they can spend millions supporting it, even without an official endorsement. And the new spots that have broken on all networks in all major markets are, from an advertising standpoint, about as good as it gets. The ambulance chase is particularly well done. The production is on a level with any major product advertising...
  • Thousands Quit AARP Over Health Reform

    08/17/2009 7:19:44 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 121 replies · 4,968+ views
    CBS News ^ | 8/17/09
    (CBS) CBS News has learned that up to 60,000 people have cancelled their AARP memberships since July 1, angered over the group's position on health care. Elaine Guardiani has been with AARP for 14 years, and said, "I'm extremely disappointed in AARP." Retired nurse Dale Anderson has 12 years with AARP and said, "I don't wanna be connected with AARP." Many are switching to the American Seniors Association, a group that calls itself the conservative alternative as CBS News Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports. Last week alone, they added more than 5,000 new members. Our camera was there Friday when...
  • Sarah Palin Was Right...Death Panels created in HR 1

    08/15/2009 6:54:26 PM PDT · by RowdyFFC · 27 replies · 2,258+ views
    AmericanThinker ^ | August 15, 2009 | Josh Ashby
    "Governor Sarah Palin has come under fire for her Facebook post accusing President Obama and the Democrats of including a "death panel" provision the health care bill... AP argues that the bill's end-of-life counseling provision has been mistaken as a promotion of euthanasia and thus the death panel assertion by Palin and many other conservatives is false and misleading. The New York Times has joined in the death panel bashing. There is nothing in any of the legislative proposals that would call for the creation of death panels or any other governmental body that would cut off care for the...
  • 'Death panel' is not in the bill... it already exists

    08/14/2009 10:58:10 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 78 replies · 4,535+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8-15-09 | Joseph Ashby
    Return to the Article August 15, 2009'Death panel' is not in the bill... it already existsBy Joseph Ashby Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin has come under fire for her Facebook post accusing President Obama and the Democrats of including a "death panel" provision the health care bill. The Associated Press recently ran a ‚ÄėFact Check' article rebutting Palin's claim.¬† AP argues that the bill's end-of-life counseling provision has been mistaken as a promotion of euthanasia and thus the death panel assertion by Palin and many other conservatives is false and misleading. The New York Times has joined in the...
  • Concerning the "Death Panels" by Sarah Palin

    08/13/2009 6:05:51 AM PDT · by Clyde5445 · 24 replies · 1,413+ views
    Facebook ^ | August 12, 2009 | Sarah Palin
    Yesterday President Obama responded to my statement that Democratic health care proposals would lead to rationed care; that the sick, the elderly, and the disabled would suffer the most under such rationing; and that under such a system these ďunproductiveĒ members of society could face the prospect of government bureaucrats determining whether they deserve health care. The President made light of these concerns. He said: ďLet me just be specific about some things that Iíve been hearing lately that we just need to dispose of here. The rumor thatís been circulating a lot lately is this idea that somehow the...
  • Stand-Up Guy: Obama knocks 'em dead with jokes about pulling the plug on grandma.

    08/12/2009 2:15:57 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 29 replies · 1,759+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | 08/12/09 | By JAMES TARANTO
    If you're not creeped out by ObamaCare yet, you will be after you've read this passage from the New York Times transcript of the president's "town hall" meeting in Portsmouth, N.H., yesterday: "The rumor that's been circulating a lot lately is this idea that somehow the House of Representatives voted for Ďdeath panels' that will basically pull the plug on grandma because we've decided that we don't--it's too expensive to let her live anymore. (Laughter.)" Laughter? Way to knock 'em dead, Mr. President! You can hear the "joke," and the laughter, on NPR's Web site. Now, this column certainly is...
  • AARP: Don't Let the Myths About Health Care Reform Scare You.

    08/11/2009 7:00:47 PM PDT · by caper gal 1 · 134 replies · 4,828+ views
    AARP Website ^ | August 2009 | AARP
    <p>Don't Let the Myths About Health Care Reform Scare You. There are special interest groups trying to block progress on health care reform by using myths and scare tactics. Like the notion that health care reform would ration your care, hurt Medicare or be a government takeover. Actually, these are false statements.</p>
  • AARP: No Mr. President, We Don't Support Your Healthcare Plan

    08/12/2009 1:20:58 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 28 replies · 1,045+ views
    News Max ^ | August 12, 2009 | David A. Patten
    Time and again, President Obama portrayed himself as the voice of reason combating "myths" and "misinformation" during a town hall meeting on healthcare Tuesday ó while he himself weaved a web of gaffes, errors, and misstatements that further muddled the facts on healthcare. The president's missteps during the meeting in Portsmouth, N.H., triggered a flurry of corrections and clarifications from the White House and other organizations. The flubs come at a critical time for Obama, who has launched a public relations offensive on his signature issue at a time when polls show plummeting support for his healthcare proposals, dropping 5...
  • American Cancer Care Beats The Rest (especially Britain and Canada)

    08/12/2009 9:26:10 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 10 replies · 729+ views
    Manhattan Institute ^ | June 22, 2008 | David Gratzer
    Why do the British lag behind American survival rates? Screening standards are different. In the United States, internists recommend that men 50 and older get screened for colon cancer; in the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, screening begins at 75. And British patients wait much longer to see specialists. A Clinical Oncology study of British lung cancer treatment found in 2000 that 20% "of potentially curable patients became incurable on the waiting list." Novel drugs offered here often aren't available there; for instance, Avastin, a drug for advanced colon cancer, is prescribed more often in the U.S. than...
  • Government Medicine Kills - The U.K. and Canada prove it.

    08/07/2009 10:09:56 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1,030+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 07, 2009 | Deroy Murdock
    August 07, 2009, 0:00 a.m. Government Medicine KillsThe U.K. and Canada prove it. By Deroy Murdock Imagine that your two best friends are British and Canadian tobacco addicts. The Brit battles lung cancer. The Canadian endures emphysema and wheezes as he walks around with clanging oxygen canisters. You probably would not think: ‚ÄúMaybe I should pick up smoking.‚ÄĚ The fact that America is even considering government medicine is equally wacky. The state guides health care for our two closest allies: Great Britain and Canada. Like us, these are prosperous, industrial, Anglophone democracies. Nevertheless, compared to America, they suffer higher...
  • Oregon woman told by government they would not pay for cancer drugs, will pay for suicide.

    08/11/2009 5:29:04 AM PDT · by Billg64 · 29 replies · 1,586+ views
    vanity | 8/11/09 | billg64
    On O'Rielly Factor 8/10/09 a story was put forward about a lady that had cervical cancer and was denied the cancer drugs by the state (they have universal healthcare) and she was told tehy would pay for the drugs that would terminate her life. if anyone has the links for reference on this story (other than O'Rielly), it would be a great story to plaster all over the net and local news organizations. In the end the "evil" drug companies donated teh drugs to her for what was the rest of her existence. Who knows how much time the quest...
  • Shovel-Ready Health Care

    08/10/2009 6:00:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 1,657+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | August 10, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Care: There might not be a "death panel," as Sarah Palin described it, but federal bureaucrats will be making end-of-life decisions. That's why state-run medicine is a leading cause of death in Britain and Canada.A post on the former Alaska governor's Facebook page has caused a stir by discussing openly what many privately fear and something we have written about. End-of-life counseling and efforts to measure cost-effectiveness of treatment will combine in a perfect storm to ration care in a way that lets the government decide who lives and who dies. "The America I know and love is not...
  • Obama's Three Stooges (AARP, PhRMA and SEIU are pushing Obamacare on you)

    08/10/2009 2:37:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 820+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/10/2009 | Jed Babbin
    August 2009 may go down as the coolest weather on record, but the political rhetoric on President Obamaís attempt to nationalize health care is more heated than ever. Health care is a kitchen table issue: every American adult wants the best health care for themselves and their families and -- across the generation gaps -- they are coming out in record numbers against the Obamacare proposal. As a result, the president and congressional Democrats are doing their best to stifle the debate and silence their critics. Nancy Pelosiís August recess strategy memo said, (as HUMAN EVENTSí Connie Hair reported on...
  • Geezers With Pitchforks Vs. The AARP

    08/07/2009 6:08:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies · 3,707+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 7, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For Failure Discourse: At a town hall last week in Dallas, an elderly "mob" with "manufactured" outrage questioned AARP's support for nationalized health care, asking: "Do you work for us or do we work for you?"There were no swastika-wearing grannies at Tuesday's meeting, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi might claim. Nor were they "taking their cues from talk show hosts, Internet rumor-mongers . . . and insurance rackets," as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said. But they were mad as hell at the perception that AARP was selling them out in the...
  • AARP Faces Backlash From Seniors Over Health Care Reform Stance

    08/10/2009 5:06:39 PM PDT · by SJackson · 51 replies · 3,355+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | 8-10-09 | Shannon Bream
    The senior advocacy group AARP is coming under criticism from its own members for appearing to support President Obama's health care reform plans. Elected officials aren't the only ones facing frustrated, angry crowds at health care town hall meetings. The senior advocacy group AARP is now coming under criticism from its own members for appearing to support President Obama's health care reform plans. The internal debate is heating up as lawmakers prepare to enter what could be the final stretch in writing legislation, with just one committee left to vote on it. But just as constituents are giving their elected...
  • Road rage suspect released from jail after being shot by victim

    07/05/2009 1:40:43 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 42 replies · 2,005+ views
    abcactionnews ^ | 7/5/2009 | Staff
    PASADENA, FL -- An elderly man on his way to visit his wife at a Pinellas County hospital ended up shooting a man in self-defense in the hospital's parking lot, according to the Pinellas Sheriff's Office. Detectives say 83-year-old Nathan Snyder was driving to Palms of Pasadena Hospital when he reportedly cut off a motorcycle as he was driving along Pasadena Avenue, about 1/2 mile north of the hospital, just before 3pm Friday afternoon. The motorcycle driver, 64-year-old George Hall, followed Snyder into the hospital's parking lot and confronted him, investigators said. When Snyder opened his car door, detectives say...
  • Tough street-racing law nabs 85-year-old

    01/05/2008 1:48:20 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies · 32+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 4, 2008 5:46pm EST | Natalie Armstrong
    TORONTO (Reuters) - A new law meant to help crack down on young Canadian street racers in their souped up cars has nabbed an octogenarian in his Oldsmobile. The 85-year-old man is one of 2,300 drivers across Ontario to be charged under new legislation, designed to combat "street racing, stunts and contests", since it came into effect three months ago -- and he's the oldest. The man was pulled over after allegedly driving 161 kilometers per hour (100 mph) this week on a main highway north of Toronto, where the speed limit is 100 km/h, Ontario Provincial Police said. "It...
  • The Rise of the Alpha Geezer

    09/09/2007 9:43:43 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 48 replies · 981+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 9, 2007 | Joel Achenbach
    When Larry Craig was accused of playing footsie in a men's room, the ensuing political foofaraw tended to overshadow the interesting fact that the senator is 62 years old....I've always thought that cruising the stalls of an airport loo was appropriate behavior only for a much younger man. Were I to interview Craig, I would ask: Whatever happened to slowing down, sagging into a favorite chair every night and reading Popular Mechanics? Or woodworking in the basement? Patrolling the lawn for crab grass? Daydreaming about cutting the kids out of the will? And the rest of the traditional, older-guy program...
  • Happy 150th birthday: a new era looms for old age

    03/16/2006 7:51:36 AM PST · by djf · 47 replies · 785+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar 15, 2006 | Ben Hirschler
    OXFORD (Reuters) - Modern medicine is redefining old age and may soon allow people to live regularly beyond the current upper limit of 120 years, experts said on Wednesday. It used to be thought there was some inbuilt limit on lifespan, but a group of scientists meeting at Oxford University for a conference on life extension and enhancement dismissed that idea. Paul Hodge, director of the Harvard Generations Policy Program, said governments around the world - struggling with pension crises, graying workforces and rising healthcare costs - had to face up to the challenge now. "Life expectancy is going to...
  • Time to imagine day of no federal income tax

    02/14/2006 4:55:43 PM PST · by Eaglewatcher · 321 replies · 2,330+ views
    TheReporter.Com ^ | 2/14/2006 08:47 AM | Robert J. Ransom Jr., Petaluma
    There are very few who look forward to income tax filing and the Internal Revenue Service, especially around this time of year. Yet many probably consider it un-patriotic to complain about the tax system, even if they quietly wish we could come up with something better. Now, after years of grass-roots effort, there is broadly supported legislation before both houses of Congress that would eliminate both the IRS and the income tax system. The legislation, House Bill 25 and Senate Bill 25, is called the Fair Tax Plan. It replaces the income tax system with a national retail sales tax...
  • VANITY: What have you learned in the last 25 years?

    12/18/2005 11:08:33 PM PST · by bannie · 195 replies · 2,588+ views
    me, me, me, me, me ^ | 18DEC05 | me, me, me, me, me
    So...what HAVE you learned in the last 25 years?
  • Old people aren't rude, just uninhibited: new research

    09/11/2005 6:42:19 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 394 replies · 4,922+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | September 9, 2005 | Staff
    If you suffered from piles, would you want your friends asking about your condition in public? Most people wouldn't, yet new research suggests that the older you become the more likely you are to make someone blush with embarrassment in that way. But old people may not intend to be rude: in fact, age-related changes in brain function may explain their lack of tact, according to a new Australian study just published in the journal Psychology and Aging. Tests carried out by researchers at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, found that people aged 65 to 93 years...
  • Global Warming is cause of Hurricane Intensity

    10/23/2004 6:04:13 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 96 replies · 1,806+ views
    Hometown News | 10/01/04 | Unknown
    The following is a piece from the Rants and Raves section of the Hometown News, a local rag in Palm Beach County, mostly used for fish wrap: "As we dig out from the third hurricane in less that a month and brace for a fourth, it's natural to wonder: why such extreme weather? Scientists agree that global warming makes sea levels rise and makes storms stronger because temperature shifts disrupt the normal balance. Warmer water makes more violent hurricanes. And even big insurance companies like Swiss Re and Munich Re agree that global warming is causing more losses. While President...
  • 108-Year-Old Man Starts Smoking Again

    09/27/2004 2:13:51 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 57 replies · 3,390+ views
    Associated Press--Yahoo ^ | 9/27/04 | Associated Press Staff
    GREAT FALLS, Mont. - A 108-year-old man has taken up smoking again, encouraged by gifts of cigars from as far away as London. Retired railroad worker Walter Breuning spoke at his birthday party Tuesday of how he reluctantly quit smoking cigars at the age of 99 because he couldn't afford them. After his story was widely distributed, the Great Falls man heard from people like the English cigar fan who sent two Havanas. "They were $12 cigars and they were good," Breuning said. "You can't get good Havana cigars like that out here." He also got a birthday note and...
  • Fox says Mexicans could invigorate U.S. (Geezer Alert)

    06/18/2004 10:17:28 AM PDT · by LNewman · 27 replies · 128+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | June 18, 2004 | Michael Conlong (Reuters)
    Fox says Mexicans could invigorate U.S. President contrasts his country's 'young energy' with America's older populace. CHICAGO Ė President Vicente Fox called Thursday for a new framework covering migration between Mexico and the United States, saying an aging U.S. population could benefit from immigrants' youthful energy. But he also said his top priority is to provide education and jobs at home so Mexico's citizens will not have to seek their futures outside the country. "Between Mexico and the United States we need to establish legal mechanisms to permit safe, orderly flows of people that also respect the dignity and human...
  • Elderly Driver Loses Control, 6 Injured

    07/25/2003 11:47:38 AM PDT · by Lorenb420 · 13 replies · 148+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2003-07-25 | AP
    FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. - A 79-year-old man apparently lost control of his car and plowed into a northern Florida farmer's market Friday, sending six people to hospitals, law officers said. The driver blamed the accident on a stuck gas pedal, Fire Chief Jon Macdonald said. The man was getting ready to leave the weekly market's parking lot when his car rammed three or four other vehicles, then hit the six people near a peaches and strawberry stand, Macdonald said. Most seriously hurt was a 7-year-old girl whose leg was run over by the car. None of the six had life-threatening...
  • Police: Elderly driver rams car into 3 in Squirrel Hill

    07/27/2003 11:06:59 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 50 replies · 276+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Sunday, July 27, 2003
    <p>An 85-year-old driver rammed a parked car into three women in Squirrel Hill on Saturday morning, Pittsburgh police said.</p> <p>All three women were injured -- one critically -- and were taken to UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland for treatment.</p> <p>Police did not release the names of those involved in the crash, but said the critically injured woman was doing better.</p>