To the Editor;

My name is Colin Aberdeen and I have been a working musician and builder of instruments in Syracuse and Central NY for the last 33 years, so I have some experience in how the business of live music works.

The situation with Covid-19 has been tough on us all. It’s been no different for musicians, music venues and their staffs. In fact, we have been hit as hard as any business.

While I support common sense guidelines and I feel that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon have all done a good job of addressing an unprecedented challenge, I also feel that there is room for some nuance of approach can be found to accommodate live music and the guidelines for it.

The two main issues are the ticketing of events and advertising, which venues are not allowed to do under the current guidelines.

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HOLLAND, MI — A dispute between a Hudsonville business owner and a Holland-area resident over a controversial political sign is gaining attention in West Michigan.

Marla Drost, 73, who lives north of Holland, said she was recently pursuing the anti-President Donald Trump Facebook page Nasty Women of Michigan when she noticed a picture of an anti-Joe Biden political sign.

The sign, planted in the yard of Hudsonville business owner Douglas Smith, said, “Joe & the Ho: Vote No 2020.

Drost told MLive she was upset when she saw the picture because the sign is demeaning to Biden and his vice-presidential running mate, Calif. Sen. Kamala Harris.

Frustration with the sign prompted Drost to send a Facebook message to Smith’s business, Smitty’s Truck Wash, that stated: “Despise your political sign! Hope you lose business because of it!”

She then received an expletive filled reply stating, “Go **** yourself **** we won’t

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Bill Murray’s lawyer has responded to a letter from the Doobie Brothers threatening to sue over Murray’s use of one of their songs in an ad for his line of golf shirts — but instead of offering money to settle, the attorneys offered, yes, golf shirts.

“Your negative comments about their fashionableness are especially disconcerting to all of us–especially considering 75% of my wardrobe consists of William Murray polos, shorts and pants,” the letter from attorney Alexander Yoffe said. “Color me biased, but the consensus on this side of the table is that Bill and the brothers have some of the most clever and creative lifestyle wear available.”

The letter continued: “Please provide us with the shirt size for yourself, Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, Michael McDonald, and John McFee, along with which of our client’s shirts you find the least offensive, and we will happily upgrade your wardrobes and hopefully

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If the companies building the line and managing its construction quit, “Our effort will be to minimize the public impact to the extent that we can,” MTA administrator Kevin B. Quinn Jr. said. “But we certainly won’t be able to sustain the level of effort that [the companies] are putting in.”

The comments came during an all-day virtual hearing in which lawyers for the MTA asked Baltimore Circuit Judge Jeffrey M. Geller to continue requiring the companies to remain on site while the cost disputes play out. They had planned to quit Aug. 22.

A temporary order that Geller issued Aug. 10 at the state’s request expires Monday. His decision on whether to issue a longer order is expected later this week, after a second day of testimony scheduled for Thursday.

The concessionaire, Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP), has said it plans to terminate the 36-year public-private partnership because the

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) has set up two dispute panels to examine complaints against India made by the European Union (EU) and Chinese Taipei alleging that import duties imposed by the country on some high-tech products, including mobile phones, violated its commitments under the first IT Agreement (ITA-1).

“The panels will decide on the scope of the ITA-1 of which India is a signatory and whether it covered the high-tech items on which the country had recently imposed import duties, including smart phones. The EU and Chinese Taipei, in their complaints, had said that import duties were levied on the identified ICT items despite commitments of keeping them at zero but India argued that the items were not part of ITA-1,” a Geneva-based official told BusinessLine.

India’s objections

The three panellists were appointed on August 31, by the Director-General of the WTO on the insistence of the EU

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On the final night of the Republican National Convention, president Donald Trump warned that former vice president and Democratic candidate Joseph Biden would raise taxes on “almost all American families” and impose corporate taxes that would lead to the collapse of the stock market and the economy.

This isn’t true, experts say. And when it comes to tax plans, Trump offered little in the way of concrete policy or figures.

Craig Wild, senior partner at Wild, Maney & Resnick, LLP, said the President’s accomplishments on the tax front promised more than they delivered, particularly for ordinary Americans.

“The tax reductions, first of all did not help the middle class,” Wild said. That’s especially true in high cost-of-living states where the amount of property tax and mortgage interest taxpayers could deduct dropped sharply. “Wealthier people were helped, as were corporations.”

Trump’s contention about Biden’s plan to tax American families contradicted the

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