Dr. John Thompson, ex-superintendent, Pittsburgh Public Schools.
David Schuilenburg, candidate for Pittsburgh City Council, district 1, in 2006 special election. Not in the 2007 D primary. Running in 2007 general election.
Mark, Karen & Jule at Sunnyhill.org after service.
Visual petition with issues. Was a project of MoveOn.org and images were obtained, in part, at Sunnyhill.org.
Justine and Rick and Steve Bland. Rick, in the bus behind Justine, is a supporter of Mark Rauterkus. Video from Bill Peduto's ReformPittsburghNow.org PAC site.
Mark Rauterkus and the "Mon Dawn" at the Century III Mall in March 2007.
David Walker, show on 60 Minutes, talking about debt and the pending financial meltdown. “The sky is falling.”
Rick Swarts pins on a medal -- really campaign button -- for passing the second hurdle in his quest to the D nomination for Allegheny County Executive. Should he win in May 2007, he'll face Libertarian, Mark Rauterkus.
Candidate Swartz, D, and acting campaign manager, Joy, meeting outside of Judge James courtroom after news comes that they prevailed to overcome the despicible ballot challenge from lawyers on behalf of Dan Onorato.
Rick Swartz, candidate in the D primary of May 2007, facing Dan Onorato. Winner advances to the general election in November 2007.
Grant at the start next to EJ. The guy in lane 1 from Kingsly Stingrays, coached by Hose, got first in this race. Grant doesn't get beat often.
Bill Ogden, gym owner and candidate for PA House, 2007 general election.
Mark Rauterkus, Mitchel of Smart Solutions, Wilburn Hayden
D. Hayden - # 70 - South Side Sabers
Coach Dick Bower talking to the campers at Chikopi, August 2006. This is an open cabin that is used for meetings.
Mark Rauterkus, Dick Bower (now from Texas) and Laurie Lawrence of Australia -- in Canada at Camp Chikopi.
Dick Bower, Laurie Lawrence and Erik Rauterkus talk after a morning workout -- an open water swim in Canada at Camp Chikopi.
Coaches at Chikopi in 2006
Grant and Erik in Chengdu - with flag of China in background.
Erik and his Coach in Chengdu, China
Grant and his coach in Chengdu, China.
Bill Straw and Jason Miller -- Green Tree Swim Coaches.
Mable - neighbor for many years
Katrina and Mark
Mark Rauterkus and Alaska's Storyteller, singer, poet of “Suffering Democracy” -- Ken Waldman
Wilburn Hayden leads a discussion about Single Payer Healthcare at the Allengheny UU Church on the North Side.
Craig and Mark.
Mark Rauterkus and Craig Patrick
TV cameras in city council chambers as Jeff Koch gives his welcome address in March, 2006.
Mark Rauterkus was in that special election and has since been fighting to insure that video cameras can have full access at public meetings.
Sign the nomination papers.
Bill Ogden at his PC in his gym with a few buddies burning the midnight oil after an election day.
Rich Fitzgerald and the Frick Middle School dolphin mascot
Runion Committee for Penn Hills Class of 77 -- 30th
National Fatherhood group working at the Pittsburgh Zoo on Father's Day. Love that hat!
Mark Rauterkus and folks at the Pgh Zoo -- Father's Day -- working with the National Fatherhood organization. Being a 'golden dad' is valued and something I give my time and effort to assist.
Russ Diamond, former candidate for PA Governor in 2006, until the ballot access hurdle could not be leaped. Neither Russ nor Mark Rauterkus, independent candidates in 2006, made it to the November general election ballot.
Russ Diamond on the South Side talking to a group about PA Clean Sweep. Meeting was chaired by Bruce Krane. Mark Rauterkus attended, as did Mrs. Readshaw. Ya had to be there.
Mark Rauterkus and Russ Diamond in Decmeber 2005 in Monroeville at the Libertarian Holiday Party.
Russ Diamond at 108 S. 12th Street, South Side, July 4, 2006. Russ and I, Mark Rauterkus, worked some south Pittsburgh fireworks displays on the July 3rd, walked the Brentwood 4th of July parade, and socialized at the annual Rauterkus open house on the evening.
Jeff Habay, speaking at a GOP Picnic in Allegheny County
P.D., a 2007 D-primary candidate for city council, Dr. J.T. ex-superintendent, Mark B. Sr. PPS Board Member.
Mark Rauterkus, Heather Whitestone (former Miss America) and Alan Hertzberg
Catherine Palmer, S.P., (Pitt Professors) and Mandy (Ph.D. student)
Mandy and Heather Whitestone, former Miss America
Bruce Kraus speaks at town hall meeing about the bar bill. College bars, mega bars. 10,000 come to the South Side each weekend. Speaking of DUIs. Times Square of NYC and Mayor Koch, R, was strict, no-nonsense. This is the crown jewel of Pittsburgh.
Phillips Swim Team, 2005
Mark Rauterkus & Wilburn Hayden, Ph.D.
Ora Lee Carol
Yavone F. Brown of the Hill District
Dan Romaniello, Sr.
Mark Wolosik, Division Manager
County Office Building 542 Forbes Avenue Room 604 Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 350-4500 Fax: (412) 350-5697 Board of Elections Meeting in November 2006
Graduation day in a Kindergarden in a private, International School in Chengdu, China.
Mark Rauterkus and swim coach ledgend -- Peter Dayland, retired, USC Coach at the USC vs. Stanford meet in January 2007
Patrick Dowd & Len Bodack, from the P-G in April. They were candidates in the D Primary in May 2007. A Libertarian should enter the race for the general election.
Senator Chet Atkins, also known as Chester G. Atkins. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester_G._Atkins
Tony Oliva, Libertarian candidate for mayor, City of Pittsburgh, Nov. 6, 2007 election.
Kids are the future of Pittsburgh. These children were on a Voyager Boat trip.
Post Agenda in City Council on September 10 about the promotion of police officers with prior domestic violence issues. The room was filled, without Luke Ravenstahl. The meeting lasted for three hours or so.
Jeannie Clark, advocate, speaks before a City Council post-agenda meeting on Sept. 10, 2007.
Mission accomplished. The bag was delivered to Matt, Miami Univ. student in Auckland, USC grad.
Director of Citiparks, Pittsburgh, Duane Ashley
Luke Ravenstahl says, “If we communicate in a way that hasn't been done before, we are going to be able to do wonderful things. I thank you for being here.”
Luke Ravenstahl, Sept. 11, 2007, at the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Assn. meeting.
Director D. Ashley, Citiparks, and Brad P, of South Side Slopes Assn.
Matt, in Auckland, NZ.
Our night out at Molly's in Auckland.
Bruce ask question to Luke. Zone 3 is going to be fine once Zone 4 re-opens.
Photo from a dorm room at Va. Tech in Blacksburg.
Great women swimmers from Homestead. Two went to the 1928 Olympics and again in 1932, two swimmers were from Homestead.
Old photo of some great swimmers from the Carnegie Library of Homestead.
Great swimmer from Homestead. She was a national champion. Photo is 4-foot tall and dumped in the basement of the Carnegie Library of Homestead. So sad.
Erik, far left, and my top class of swimmers at the Carnegie Library of Homestead. I got to teach there one summer.
Grant on the pool deck at the Carnegie Library of Homestead. Mark coached swimming in that historic facility, thought to be the oldest indoor swim pool in North America.
Grant, Trevor and Erik -- on the edge of the stage at the Carnegie Library of Homestead music hall. The one in Braddock is nice, but not nearly as grand.
Audrey and Leo
Kid's I coached at the Carnegie Library of Homestead.
The middle group of kids that I coached at the Carnegie Library of Homestead. The pillars were right along the edge of the pool.
Giant photo of a national champion swimmer who was from Homestead. Olympians from Homestead went to the games of 1928 and 1932. The photo was sitting in the basement. Lenore Kight, National Swimming Champion, 1935.
Coach and swimmer. Father and son. In the pool at the Carnegie Library of Homestead. Shallow end is 2 foot six inches deep. Erik still can't do the backstroke.
Helen, Laurel Ann, Erik at the Carnegie Library of Homestead. Pool's bar along the water's edge is visible in the background.
Laurel Ann at the Carnegie Libary of Homestead pool. It is only 2 foot six inches deep, but hard to get out of the water.
Dr. Smith, Anne Feeney, Mr. Mass -- Labor Day Parade
Tom, neighbor, on the ice at the Civic Arena. Grant is in the background.
G and her dad.
Mark and Carol of Carol's Restaurant. We had an interesting meeting at 3:30 pm, and we'll be back next Thursday too. Address is 410 S. Main Street, West End.
High School Students get it. Used for Pittsburgh Promise by PPS.
Mark Rauterkus and Jason Phillips -- before the 10K's Great Race -- near the starting line.
Mark Rauterkus on sidewalk to cheer for runners in The Great Race 10K in Sept. 2007. That's Mark with sign along left sidewalk. Runners below, moving bottom to top.
Luke Ravenstahl, and a puff of smoke that's can't be heard for the kickoff of a race.
Mark Rauterkus stands on sidewalk to cheer for 10K participants of The Great Race.
Elivis -- # 3973 -- and Mark Rauterkus near the starting line of the 10K of The Great Race.
Start of the 5K
Mass of humanity at the start of the 5K, Great Race, 2007
Guy Costa at the start of the Great Race 5K
Mom, daughter and Mark at the start of the 10K
Kid in cage -- “HELP.” Pop City photo of Jane Werner
Back of Tony Norman's head and shoulders, out of focus, in the Tribune Review at a debate, Oct 10, 2007. The Libertarian candidate's ear is visible. The extent of the treatment by the media of the Libertarian is clear in this choice of photo by the Tribune Review.
Michael Hess -- standing before the public at a community meeting at Kingsley Assn.
Back of head and shoulders of Tony Norman, P-G editorial board member, as seen in the Pgh Tribune-Review. The Trib went to great lengths to obstruct and twist the view of the real scene. The photo in the image is that of Libertarian candidate for Mayor of Pittsburgh, Tony Oliva.
Tony Oliva, 28, former Airborne Paratrooper, US Army.
Dave Adams, Mark Rauterkus, Les Ludwig - election day, Nov 6, 2007
Hogan Hilling, Proud Dads founder
Hogan's second book, Guide to Dads: Ten Secrets Your Husband Won't Tell You
$1,000 richer -- Emily Crow, Speech Language Patholigist in Pgh Public Schools gets honored at in-service session today in suprise.
David Tessitor at the podium, speaking to city council in advance of his big week with a new transit plan.
David Tessitor at City Council in Dec 4, 2007 about Carnegie Library of Pgh and North Side.
David Tessitor speaking to City Council about Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's failures on September 12, 2006.
Rotten Laws, until people like us deny it.
Bruce Krane and Tony Oliva -- talking before the TV show at PCTV21. Tony is the candidate for mayor, Libertarian.
David Schuilenberg, candidate for Pittsburgh City Council, district 1. Vote for him on November 6, 2007.
Kevin and Mark in Beijing
At a meeting in DC
Bower Ave in Christchurch, New Zealand. Erik is standing and thinking of Coach Dick Bower.
Looking in the mirror, Bob Barr t-shirt
Grant, Bob Barr, Erik
Water Polo coaches, from Cal Berkley on left and Chatham University, Mark Rauterkus, on right
Friend in China who had just been to Pittsburgh in the summer of 2008. He was doing translation work on a trip to CMU and other places to learn about democracy in online encounters to help communities. We met as I was getting my bike repaired.
Coach Bob Gillette and Sean Warlick, assistant coach / intern, on the deck at Golden West.
Bram of the PghComet.blogspot.com
College Degree -- high skilled technical work is needed.
Get a bell too.
League of Women Voters - you got to start somewhere. Agree with Mark.
Swimmers at Nationals. These are the kids and coach from Homestead, PA.
Catherine, Nel, Grant, Mave, Erik and Meg at Idlewild Park, August 2007
Doug Shields -- confused by the Post-Gazette.
Grant Oliphant of Pittsburgh Foundation for Wireless Neighborhoods
Grant Oliphant, CEO, of Pittsburgh Foundation for Wireless N
Grant Oliphant of Pittsburgh Foundation for Wireless Neighborhoods in 2008.
Grant Oliphant of Pittsburgh Foundation for Wireless Neighborhoods.
Grant Oliphant of Pittsburgh Foundation
Mission statement of Wireless Neighborhoods.
Wireless Neighborhood annual meeting, 2008
Sunnyhill's new minister at his first service in September 2008.
Mark Rauterkus and Luke Ravenstahl, mayor of Pittsburgh, at Point State Park on the 250th anniversary of the city. (Oct 4, 2008)
Mike Pippy, R, at Point State Park, wearing his Army bike top.
#25, Pitt football player, signs autograph.
Grant gets an autograph.
#25, LeSean McCoy, Grant, Erik and Mark Rauterkus. Photo on the University of Pittsburgh campus at The Pete, the week of the Syracuse game.
CMU TV crew got the talk on tape for later playback.
Audio crew for Bob Barr's talk at CMU
Bob Barr at CMU.
Bob Barr at CMU
Bob Barr at CMU in October 2008.
Bob Barr explains the "comfort zone" that the other politicians never want to leave. But, being President of the US requires one depart that zone of comfort on a regular basis.
Audience of 150 at CMU to hear Bob Barr at 5:30 pm on a Friday night in October, 2008.
Bob Barr signs an autograph.
Bob Barr t-shirt - a mirror to Bob Barr, himself.
Grant Rauterkus listens to Bob Barr. "So, you took some notes? Can you put them onto your website for me?"
Can you sign our window sign, Congressman Barr?
An autograph from Bob Barr. Both Erik, on his 14th birthday today, and Grant, like Bob Barr more than their meeting(s) with Dr. Ron Paul.
Bob Barr talking to Grant (toe head in bottom left) and Erik at right.
Erik is a tad larger than Bob Barr.
Grant Rauterkus, Bob Barr, Erik Rauterkus -- at CMU -- in October 2008.
Mark Rauterkus and Titus North
Mark Rauterkus and Titus North at CMU
Laissez Faire poster at CMU in advance of the 10-10-08 talk of Bob Barr.
Bob Barr at CMU in October 2008
CMU on a Friday night in October. Pitt's Cathedral of Learning in the background.
Beijing travel friends.
Grant & Erik with Canada's rower at Stanford party in Beijing
Ron Paul, the athlete and runner.
Mark and the Softball Gals at the Weightlifting venue.
Archery Fans with extra tickets to Gymnastics. Great Americans if you ask us. Thank you a zillion!
Michael Phelps with an OR (Olympic Record) in 200 m fly, semi finals, 1:53.70, in The Water Cube.
Aaron Peirsol, USA Swimmer, Gold Medalist, 100 backstroke, 52.54, world record, Beijing, 2008 Olympics.
Erik, Grant, Fay, Simon
Grant, Tommy, Yoka
Tommy, Ben, Grant, Yoka at the 2014 WPIAL Swim Championships at Pitt. The boys swam two relays, setting one school record in the 200 Medley. Both relays got 9th place.