Responding to Spiritual angst
thoroughly enjoy your monthly writings and words of wisdom that combine an everyday application for all of us.
Your response to the spiritually imbalanced individual in Spiritual angst was superb. Thank you for not allowing his letter to go without a Christian response and for resharing the basics of the Bible to your readers. How dare he challenge our Maker and his only law which teaches us the basic right from wrong.
It is because of Gods will that I am an educated person. According to this individual, I must be intellectually inferior because I am a believer (along with my pastor, deacons, elders and the pope). I would like to know where he received his statistics concerning inferiority.
Thank you again for standing up for Christianity and not allowing us to be the minority any longer.
Kimberli S. Ramsey
Process Development & Control Inc.
Branson, here we come
oved Ray Maranos piece on turning Pittsburgh into a Northeastern Branson. I think its an idea that could work with the infrastructure we have now, let alone adding new performers and theatres.
But, speaking as an artist and musician myself, I know the reality of living in this region. As Michael Keaton recently and controversially said, one cant be seen to become too rich, too successful, or too famous in Pittsburgh, because those around you will hold you back and tear you down. Even those in the arts community are guilty of this.
You gotta leave this town to be truly successful. Look at the best-known musicians and artists who stayed here monumental talents like Joe Negri, whose source of respect is that he could have had more but chose to stay with the rest of us schmucks.
So this, as Keaton pointed out in an unrelated way, is what would hold us back from becoming an entertainment destination point. But, could it be done? Sure. Will it? I wont hold my breath as long as the mayor and his pals are more concerned with $350,000 homes in Washingtons Landing or Nine Mile Run than they are with $35,000 homes in Greenfield or Carrick. Once again, great article.
That is a great idea, especially if you build on the history of jazz in this area. Also, remember the nightclubs of old? Takes imagination, commitment ... and, hey, my nephews group (he is in his 40s), blues band Triple Threat, would like to play in Rays Rowdy Honky Tonk Roadhouse if and when ...
Seriously, though, if the little town of Arnold, Pa., can think about a Johnny Costa museum, why cant we figure out something for the entire region?
A real PAC man
I enjoyed [Fred Kourys] column on PACs. As someone who has set these up for others, your rationale makes sense.
One thing to note: There is a difference between a federal PAC and a state PAC, with different registration and filing requirements. And, of course, there is a major difference as to the dollar amounts that can be given to campaigns.
With campaign 99 history, campaign 00 wont wait for long.
Jon Delano, managing director
Meyer Darrah Buckler Bebenek & Eck, PLLC
All the right wickets
Thanks for the solid coverage of EnterPrize in SBN. I thought the article covered all the right wickets.
McKinsey & Co.
Jeff Tobes column entitled, Why different can be good, focused on the naming and marketing of our (Novartis was previously known as Sandoz) TheraFlu product. TheraFlu certainly is different and we believe that the uniqueness of this product has contributed to its considerable success since launching in 1989.
What makes TheraFlu unique is its form. When it launched, TheraFlu was the first hot-liquid therapy for treating cold and flu symptoms. We developed the product after examining consumer experiences while suffering from cold and flu symptoms.
Through our research, we learned that a medicine like TheraFlu would provide powerful symptomatic relief with an instantly soothing liquid. Thus, we created the hot liquid cold and flu category.
Today, TheraFlu continues to lead the hot liquid cold/cough category with almost 75 percent share of hot liquid doses, despite the fact that all major competitors introduced hot liquid formulas since its launch. Building on the strength of the hot liquid formulas, we have also introduced two TheraFlu formulas in a coated caplet form.
Regardless of the specific characteristics that mark TheraFlu as a unique and therefore successful brand, we hare pleased to have been featured in your column.
Katherine C. King, manager, communication,
Novartis Consumer Health Inc.