Robinson I DD- 88 - History

Robinson I DD- 88 - History

Robinson I

(DD-88: dp. 1,220; 1. 314'4"; b. 30'6"; dr. 8'6", s. 35 k.
cpl. 140; a. 4 4", 2 1-pdrs., 12 21" tt.; cl. Wickes)

The first Robinson (DD-88) was laid down 31 October 1917 by the Union Iron Works, San Francisco, Calif., launched 28 March 1918; sponsored by Miss Evelyn Tingey Selfridge and commissioned at the Mare Island Navy Yard 19 October 1918, Comdr. George Wirth Simpson in command.

Robinson cleared San Francisco Bav 24 October 1918 for the cast coast of the United States. Transiting the Panama Canal 3 November 1918, shc set course b way of Cuantallano Bay for Norfolk u-here she arrived on 8.November.

On 10 January 1919 Robinson put to sea from Norfolk to conduct winter training out of Guantanamo Bay, which ended at New York Harbor 14 April 1919. She then prepared for lifeguard duty supporting the first transatlantic flight from America to Europe to be attempted by Navy Seaplane Division Number 1.

Robinson got underway from Norfolk on 30 April, arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, 4 May 1919, and stood out toward the entrance of the harbor on the afternoon of 8 May. At 7 :44 p.m. she sighted the first of the Navy seaplanes, the NC-3, approach the harbor on the first leg of the transatlantic flight. Two days later Robinson took station at sea to assist in guarding the flight of the two seaplanes to Trepassey Bay, Newfoundland then returned to Halifax 11 May and got underway on the 14th to act as plane guard for seaplane NC-4 which had been delayed by repairs at Chatham, Mass., and passed overhead at 4:45 p.m., on 15 May, to join the other two seaplanes at Trepassey Bay.

After NC-4 faded from view, Robinson set course for station on the Azores route to be followed by the seaplanes from Trepassey Bay, 16 May 1919. These seaplanes would be guided on their 1,380-mile flight to the Azores, by Robinson and other destroyers who poured smoke from their funnels in daylight and fired starshells or turned on searchlights during the night. The first seaplane passed Robinson abeam an hour before midnight of 16 May 1919, and the two others also passed within the next 20 minutes.

The NC-4 covered the flight in 15 hours and 13 minutes setting down at Horta, the emergency stop in the Azores Islands. This seaplane had found its way above the dense fog which completely blinded the pilots of the others. An hour before the NC-4 landed, the NC-1 was forced to the water about 45 miles off Flores Island and the NC-3 had also descended about 35 miles from Fayal. The NC-1 sank in the heavy seas and Robinson joined in the search for the NC-3 which refused all assistance and finally taxied to Ponta Delgada under its own power.

Robinson anchored at Horta, Fayal Island, the afternoon of 19 May and stood out of the harbor the next morning to transport newspaper reports to Ponta Delgada where she arrived that afternoon. On 25 May 1919 she was en route to Station Number Seven (38°-10' North,1i70-40' East) to cover the fourth leg of the transoceanic flight of the lone NC-4. She sighted the seaplane at 1:30 on the afternoon of 26 May and the NC-4 faded from view on its way to a royal welcome by the Portuguese at Lisbon on 25 May and at Plymouth England, On the 31st, terminating the historic 4,500-mile flight.

Robinson returned to Ponta Delgada on 28 May 1919 and put to sea on 2 June to arrive at Newport on the 8th. She underwent overhaul in the Norfolk Navy Yard and conducted operations in local areas of Newport until her arrival at New York on 30 September 1919. She joined five other destroyers off Sandy Hook on the afternoon of 1 October, then made rendezvous off Fire Island with the transport George Washington to act as honor escort for the King of Belgium. She cleared port on 6 October for operations off Key West and Pensacola, Fla., visiting Beaufort, S.C., on her return voyage to New York where shc arrived 5 November 1919.

On 22 November 1919, Robinson stood out of New York Harbor, leading the second section of the honor detachment on the port quarter of HMS Renown, flying the standard of the Prince of Wales, in company with HMS Constance. She was relieved of her royal escort duty off Nantucket Shoals and returned to New York on 25 November. After a visit to Savannah, and voyage repairs in the Portsmouth Navy Yard she cleared Boston Harbor on 14 January 1920 for fleet maneuvers off Guantanamo Bay and near the Panama Canal. She returned to New York on 1 May 1920 and entered the Portsmouth Navy Yard on 25 May 1920 for a year of inactivity. She shifted from the yard to Newport on 25 May 1921 for local operations until 10 October, then visited New York before her arrival at Charleston, S.C., on 19 November 1921. After several months in local waters off Charleston, she entered the Philadelphia Navy Yard where she decommissioned 3 August 1922.

Robinson remained inactive until 23 August 1940 when she recommissioned for transfer to the British Government under terms of the destroyers-in exchange~for-bases agreement. The transfer was effected at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 26 November

1940 when Robinson was renamed HMS newmarket and taken over by a care and maintenance party of the Royal Canadian Navy. She was commissioned in the British Navy by a Royal Navy crew on 5 December 1940, and struck from the U.S. Navy list 8 January 1941.

Newmarket departed Halifax on 15 January for the United Kingdom, calling at St. John's and arriving at Belfast on the 26th and at Plymouth, England, on the 30th.

After a short refit in the Humber, she began convoy escort work in the Western Approaches Command and on 2 June 1941, was unsuccessfully attacked by an aircraft in the northwestern approaches. Later that month she proceeded to Sheerness, and was in dockyard hands until November when she joined the 8th Eseort Group, at Londonderry.

On 3 January 1942, Newmarket had to leave Convoy H.X. 166 because of boiler trouble, and proceeded to Lough Foyle. On the 30th she arrived at Liverpool, and was under refit until the end of March.

In April 1942, she escorted the Russian convoy P.Q. 14, but, a month later, was allocated for duty as an aircraft target ship in the Firth of Forth. She refitted at Leith between December 1942 and February 1943, and later in the vear, refitted again at Rosyth, Scotland. In September 1943, Neu~ market was reduced to care and maintenance status at Rosyth but resumed duty as an aircraft target ship from the spring of 1944, until after the end of the war in Europe. She was scrapped at Llanelly in September 1945.


What Happened in 1988 Important News and Events, Key Technology and Popular Culture

What happened in 1988 Major News Stories include Students and Buddhist monks protest against military rule in Burma, Soviets withdraw from Afghanistan, Libyan terrorist bomb explodes on Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, A Brief History Of Time Published, Solidarity Supporters strike in Poland, Piper Alpha drilling platform disaster, space shuttle launches resumed after the Challenger tragedy, Clapham Rail Crash, Ben Johnson wins gold medal and is banned for steroid use,

1988 A bomb is exploded on Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie in Scotland on December 21st . Also Prozac is sold for the first time as an anti-depressant some of the great movies that year included Rain Man, Die Hard and A Fish Called Wanda

Cost of Living 1988 - How Much things cost

Yearly Inflation Rate USA 4.08%

Year End Close Dow Jones 2168

Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 10.50%

Average Cost of new house $91,600

Median Price Of and Existing Home $90,600

Average Income per year $24,450.00

Average Monthly Rent $420.00

Average Price for new car $10,400.00

US Postage Stamp 24 cents

Lotus 123 Spreadsheet S/W $299.00

Star NSX Dot Matrix Printer $189.00

Amiga Computer With Color Monitor $849.00

IBM PC with 30Mb Hard Disk, Mono Monitor and 512K Memory $1249.00

A few UK Examples in Pounds Sterling

Average House Price 44,040

Yearly Inflation Rate UK 4.9%


Great Blizzard of ’88 hits East Coast

On March 11, 1888, one of the worst blizzards in American history strikes the Northeast, killing more than 400 people and dumping as much as 55 inches of snow in some areas. New York City ground to a near halt in the face of massive snow drifts and powerful winds from the storm. At the time, approximately one in every four Americans lived in the area between Washington, D.C. and Maine, the area affected by the Great Blizzard of 1888.

On March 10, temperatures in the Northeast hovered in the mid-50s. But on March 11, cold Arctic air from Canada collided with Gulf air from the south and temperatures plunged. Rain turned to snow and winds reached hurricane-strength levels. By midnight on March 11, gusts were recorded at 85 miles per hour in New York City. Along with heavy snow, there was a complete whiteout in the city when the residents awoke the next morning.

Despite drifts that reached the second story of some buildings, many city residents trudged out to New York’s elevated trains to go to work, only to find many of them blocked by snow drifts and unable to move. Up to 15,000 people were stranded on the elevated trains in many areas, enterprising people with ladders offered to rescue the passengers for a small fee. In addition to the trains, telegraph lines, water mains and gas lines were also located above ground. Each was no match for the powerful blizzard, freezing and then becoming inaccessible to repair crews. Simply walking the streets was perilous. In fact, only 30 people out of 1,000 were able to make it to the New York Stock Exchange for work Wall Street was forced to close for three straight days. There were also several instances of people collapsing in snow drifts and dying, including Senator Roscoe Conkling, New York’s Republican Party leader.

Many New Yorkers camped out in hotel lobbies waiting for the worst of the blizzard to pass. Mark Twain was in New York at the time and was stranded at his hotel for several days. P.T. Barnum entertained some of the stranded at Madison Square Garden. The East River, running between Manhattan and Queens, froze over, an extremely rare occurrence. This inspired some brave souls to cross the river on foot, which proved a terrible mistake when the tides changed and broke up the ice, stranding the adventurers on ice floes. Overall, about 200 people were killed by the blizzard in New York City alone.

But New York was not the only area to suffer. Along the Atlantic coast, hundreds of boats were sunk in the high winds and heavy waves. The snowfall totals north of New York City were historic: Keene, New Hampshire, received 36 inches New Haven, Connecticut, got 45 inches and Troy, New York, was hit by 55 inches of snow over 3 days. In addition, thousands of wild and farm animals froze to death in the blizzard.

In the wake of the storm, officials realized the dangers of above-ground telegraph, water and gas lines and moved them below ground. In New York City, a similar determination was made about the trains, and within 10 years, construction began on an underground subway system that is still in use today.


The unexpurgated diaries of Anais Nin

  • Incest (1932–1934) — reveals the shocking incestuous brief affair of Nin with her father, Joaquin Nin, who was a Spanish aristocrat. Shortly thereafter, Nin sought psychoanalysis from Otto Rank, the closest colleague of Sigmund Freud for more than 20 years, and their love is described in the following unexpurgated diary Fire.
  • Fire (1934–1937) — was another provocative diary that Nin began writing in 1934 and ended in 1937. In this diary too, Nin was blatantly honest and confessed her profound dishonesty with her other lovers. This journal contains sex, melodrama, confessions, and fantasies written with remarkable audacity. This diary shows her love and a growing bond with Otto Rank.
  • Mirages (1939–1947) — uncovers deeply personal stories of Nin’s despair, breakup, and carnage that began in 1939 at the dawn of World War II when she fled Paris and lived with her banker husband, Hugh Guiler, and ends in 1947 when she meets Rupert Pole, the lover of his life whom she married later without divorcing Hugh.

This diary reveals her intimate relations with several literary and intellectuals including Henry Miller, Edmund Wilson, and Gore Vidal.

Nin writes that she needs love so abnormally that it all seems natural to keep several relationships going at once, all the one and the same love.

More so, these diaries were her escape from reality when her father abandoned her, horrors of war, and describe a “series of mirages” she conjures to avoid reality.


“The huge reaches of Carnegie Hall held an audience which seemed to know neither the lure of the Liberty Loan doings outside or the fear of Spanish influenza among the throng inside.”

— a description of a piano recital (via the NYTimes)

The musicians and composers who did hunker down used their forced isolation to good use. Igor Stravinsky, for instance, penned the music for L’histoire du soldat. It premiered in Switzerland at the height of the pandemic, which would be cut short by the virus’s brazen attack on each member of his production team. He would be stricken by the flu a year later. His fellow Russian composer, Sergei Prokofiev, left the Bolshevik revolution in Moscow for a concert tour in America which ended up being delayed due to the pandemic. While unexpectedly stuck in the US, he worked on his opera The Love for Three Oranges. Similarly, Sergei Rachmaninoff fled the Russian Revolution and ventured into America, only to fall ill with influenza. After fully recovering, he went ahead with his planned concert performances and composed his take on The Star-Spangled Banner.


Robinson I DD- 88 - History

1488 is a combination of two popular white supremacist numeric symbols. The first symbol is 14, which is shorthand for the "14 Words" slogan: "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children." The second is 88, which stands for "Heil Hitler" (H being the 8th letter of the alphabet). Together, the numbers form a general endorsement of white supremacy and its beliefs. As such, they are ubiquitous within the white supremacist movement - as graffiti, in graphics and tattoos, even in screen names and e-mail addresses, such as [email protected] Some white supremacists will even price racist merchandise, such as t-shirts or compact discs, for $14.88.

The symbol is most commonly written as 1488 or 14/88, but variations such as 14-88 or 8814 are also common.


Robinson Risner, Air Force ace and POW, dies at 88

Long before he retired as a much-decorated brigadier general, Robinson Risner was one of the most celebrated pilots in the Air Force. He was an ace in the Korean War, shooting down eight Russian-built MiG-15s, and received the Silver Star for a daring midair maneuver to steer a fellow pilot to safety.

More than a decade later during the Vietnam War, he led the first flight of Operation Rolling Thunder, a high-intensity aerial bombing of North Vietnam. He received the Air Force Cross in April 1965 for leading air strikes against a strategic bridge in North Vietnam. Later that month, “Robbie” Risner (pronounced RIZE-ner) was featured on the cover of Time magazine.

In one of his 55 missions over Vietnam, he had to eject to safety in the Tonkin Gulf. In five missions in a single week, he once recalled, his plane was hit by antiaircraft fire four times.

“Fear is a luxury one can’t afford,” he said in the Time story.

But on Sept. 16, 1965, his luck ran out.

In addition to his Air Force Crosses and Silver Stars, Gen. “Robbie” Risner’s decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal three awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross and two Bronze Star Medals. (U.S. Air Force)

During a raid over North Vietnam, his F-105 Thunderchief was hit by groundfire. He was forced to bail out and was taken captive. Because of the Time cover story, he would become one of the highest profile U.S. prisoners of the Vietnam War.

He was held for more than seven years in Hoa Lo prison, mockingly called the Hanoi Hilton by U.S. captives, before his release in 1973.

Gen. Risner died Oct. 22 at his home in Bridgewater, Va. He was 88 and had complications from a recent stroke, his wife, Dorothy Risner, said.

He joined the Army Air Forces in 1943, when he was 18, and was stationed in Panama during World War II. After the war, he served in the Oklahoma Air National Guard until he was activated during the Korean War. He broke his arm shortly before being shipped overseas, but he hid the injury under a leather sleeve.

He flew reconnaissance missions before talking his way into a transfer to a fighter wing. In 108 missions as an F-86 Sabrejet pilot, he shot down eight MiG fighters, making him the 20th U.S. ace of the war.

In the 1990s, Gen. Risner met a Russian fighter pilot who had flown MiGs in Korea. The Russian wondered if they might have faced each other in the air.

“No way,” Gen. Risner replied. “You wouldn’t be here.”

In September 1952, Gen. Risner’s fighter unit was in a dogfight when he noticed that the plane of his wingman, Joe Logan, had been hit and was leaking fuel. They were 60 miles from friendly territory, and Gen. Risner knew that his fellow pilot would never make it.

Amid heavy flak from antiaircraft fire, Gen. Risner maneuvered his jet behind Logan’s and, at a speed of more than 200 mph, placed the nose of his plane in the tailpipe of the damaged plane.

Through turbulence and with leaking oil splattering his cockpit canopy, Gen. Risner pushed Logan’s powerless plane until they were beyond enemy territory and within reach of U.S. troops. Logan bailed out over water but became tangled in his parachute lines and drowned before he could be rescued.

Gen. Risner received the first of two Silver Stars for his heroics and was one of only four airmen in history to receive more than one Air Force Cross, second only to the Medal of Honor for wartime heroism.

His second Air Force Cross wasn’t pinned to his chest until after he returned from prison camp, when it was awarded for his leadership as a POW. Gen. Risner was a lieutenant colonel when he was taken captive. He was, for a time, the highest-ranking U.S. officer held prisoner.

Because of his position, he faced particularly harsh treatment. His captors, he said after his release, would “tie your wrists behind your back . . . and force your head and shoulders down until your feet or your toes were in your mouth, and leave you in this manner until you acquiesced in whatever they were trying to get you to do.

“I myself have screamed all night,” he said.

He was kept shackled for weeks at a time and spent more than three years in a darkened, solitary cell. He told other prisoners to “resist until you are tortured” but never to “lose your capability to think.”

Gen. Risner exercised as much as he could and “prayed by the hour,” he wrote in his 1973 memoir, “The Passing of the Night: Seven Years as a Prisoner of the North Vietnamese.”

“I did not ask God to take me out of it,” he wrote. “I prayed he would give me strength to endure it.”

As a leader of the POWs, Gen. Risner set up committees, assigned tasks and helped set up communication systems through tapping, scraping walls and even coughing. Some prisoners reconstructed an abbreviated version of the Bible from memory. Others were tortured and never seen again.

The North Vietnamese often told the captors about antiwar protests in the United States, hoping to break their spirit. In 1968, Gen. Risner made public statements against U.S. bombing of North Vietnam, which he later said were done against his will.

On Feb. 12, 1973, he was among the first group of prisoners to be released from North Vietnam. He said he would be ready to return to duty “after three good meals and a good night’s rest.”

James Robinson Risner was born Jan. 16, 1925, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., and grew up in Tulsa. He was known as “Robbie” throughout his life.

After Vietnam, Gen. Risner returned to the pilot’s seat and commanded several fighter training programs before his retirement in 1976. In addition to his Air Force Crosses and Silver Stars, his decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal three awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross and two Bronze Star Medals.

His first marriage to the former Kathleen Shaw, ended in divorce. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, the former Dorothy Miller Williams, of Bridgewater six children a sister and 14 grandchildren.

After his military career, Gen. Risner lived for many years in Texas, where he was executive director of an anti-drug program. He often spoke at gatherings for veterans and Air Force pilots.

He was also a close friend of the billionaire businessman and onetime presidential candidate H. Ross Perot, who commissioned a statue of Gen. Risner, which was installed at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, in 2001.

It was a reminder of Gen. Risner’s leadership among the POWs, after he organized a forbidden church service in the Hanoi Hilton in 1971. When he was led away to face further punishment, more than 40 of his fellow prisoners spontaneously began to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Years later, Gen. Risner said, “I felt like I was 9 feet tall and could go bear hunting with a switch.”


The Anticlimactic Brooks Robinson Baseball Card Finale

Baseball card collectors and Brooks Robinson fans must have been excited as they started to skim through the 1978 Topps checklist. The legendary Baltimore Orioles third baseman checked in with a Record Breaker card at #4, which had to bode well for the number of B. Robby cards in the set … right?

After all, Robinson, a surefire future Hall of Famer, had put the finishing touches on one of the most storied careers of the last half of the 20th century in 1977.

That was the 23rd summer in a row that Robinson pulled on his Birds jersey and took his place at the hot corner, which established a new record for consecutive seasons with one team.

It was a feat of longevity that Topps just had to recognize in their the following spring, in that aforementioned RB card. Here, see for yourself:

Of course, by that point, Topps and Robinson had a long history together, stretching all the way back to his 1957 rookie card:

Robinson had played a few games in Baltimore during both 1955 and 1956, but it wasn’t until ’57 that he logged enough time in the Majors to exhaust his rookie eligibility. By the end of that summer, he had made his way into 71 games and hit a paltry .218 with just three home runs.

It was a shaky start, for sure, but the kid was just 20 years old and he flashed some wicked leather in the field. Even then, folks were talking about his iron-trap glove and Jeep-inspired range.

If only he could get his bat going!

Things still weren’t looking too good at the plate for Robinson after a full 1958 season in Baltimore produced a .237 average and three more dingers. And things especially weren’t looking good in 1959 when the O’s sent him down to the Triple-A Vancouver Mounties for 42 games.

But whether it was the fear of losing his MLB dream or the tutelage of Mounties coaches, Robinson found his stroke down on the farm.

That summer, he hit .331 in the minors and .284 with four homers in 88 games back with Baltimore.

Robinson was still just 22 years old … and ready to rock and roll.

In 1960, he started 152 games at the hot corner and pulled his average up to .294 while adding in 14 bombs.

He also made his first All-Star team,

And finished third in the American League MVP voting.

And won his first Gold Glove award.

Over the next 17 seasons, the man who would become known as “The Human Vacuum Cleaner” would become one of the brightest stars in the baseball firmament as his Orioles grew into perennial winners.

Consider just some of the developments from 1961 through 1977…

The Orioles won four American League pennants and two World Series titles.

Robinson picked up 15 more Gold Gloves, for a total of 16, most among third basemen.

Robinson won the 1964 AL MVP award even though the Orioles finished third in the American League standings.

Even with a few lean years in the middle and the predictable decline at the end of his career, Robinson collected 2848 hits and batted .267 in nearly 11,000 career plate appearances.

Robinson maintained his power stroke in good enough shape to connect for 268 long balls over his 23 seasons in the Bigs.

And if you’re more Sabermetrically inclined, you’ll be happy to learn that Mr. Impossible knew how to draw a walk, finishing with a .322 OBP and a 104 OPS+.

Robinson also backed up that sterling defensive reputation of his with cold, hard numbers — he was worth something like 35 wins above a replacement player (WAR) with the glove during his career, which contributed mightily to his roughly 78 overall WAR .

Not surprisingly, fans and collectors fell in love with Robinson over the years.

And Topps was happy to oblige that fandom with several iconic cards of Brooks over the years, including that 1957 rookie card, the 1967 high number that still carries huge premiums today, and the unforgettable “desert crawl” card from the 1971 Topps World Series subset:

But for most of their history, Topps maintained an implicit policy regarding player in sets — specifically, if T.C.G. knew that a player would not be in the Majors during a given year, they wouldn’t issue a card for said player.

And that put a severe damper on career-capper cards for some of the game’s all-time greats.

Sandy Koufax, for instance, didn’t get a final card in 1967 that showed all of his Major League stats because he announced his retirement after the 1966 season.

Hank Aaron didn’t get a career-capper card, either.

Willie Mays didn’t get one.

And, as it turned out, neither did Brooks Robinson.

Because, while Topps was happy to fill in the front of their set with the Robinson Record Breaker card, he had made the mistake of retiring after the 1977 season. And telling people about it.

So, instead of a career-capper with full stats, we are left with this compelling prose from the back of Robinson’s RB card:

It’s anticlimactic at best, and maybe even insulting. You get the feeling, reading to the bottom of this card, that the text was originally much longer and simply truncated when Topps ran out of room.

Now, collectors with a keen eye did find a bit of consolation later in the 1978 Topps set, on card #96 of the full Orioles team:

In case you missed him, Robinson is there on the right-hand side of the front row in his familiar #5 jersey. And this would be his last active-player card, even though he doesn’t appear on the card back:

So, while we didn’t get to see a final full-blown Brooks Robinson baseball card, at least we got a nifty Larry Harlow.

(Check out our other player card posts here .)


Pam Iovino, Devlin Robinson Facing Off In Hotly Contested State Senate Race

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The election is four weeks from Tuesday, and in addition to the highly visible presidential race, voters will be electing 25 state senators across the Commonwealth.

One of the most hotly contested races is in Allegheny and part of Washington counties.

In a special election last year, Pam Iovino defeated Republican D. Raja for a state Senate seat that Democrats almost never win. This year, Republican Devlin Robinson, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is trying to win it back.

“The passion for serving my country and the community and the Commonwealth didn’t leave with my discharge from the Marine Corps,” Robinson told KDKA political editor Jon Delano on Tuesday.

Iovino served 23 years in the Navy until President George W. Bush, a Republican, nominated her, a Democrat, to be assistant secretary for veterans affairs.

“The process that led ultimately to my nomination and confirmation had to do with qualifications and ability to step in and do the job,” said Iovino.

Robinson says Iovino has failed the 37th Senatorial District that stretches across the South Hills, West Hills and Quaker Valley.

“The senator has a record of a very liberal agenda, and that includes raising taxes on small businesses, and defunding police, and public funding of abortion,” says Robinson.

“I think I’m pragmatic, moderate,” says Iovino. “I do not support defunding police. I’ve met regularly with my chiefs of police.”

As for abortion, says Iovino, “I support a woman’s right to choose what is in her best interest for her health, including her reproductive health. I trust women.”

State Democrats say Robinson took $25,000 from “disgraced former Congressman Tim Murphy.”

“I think he did a pretty good job advocating for the people of western Pennsylvania,” says Robinson. “So I am not ashamed of taking his campaign contributions.”


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