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2008-09-26 00:00:28

By Jennifer Reeger A visit by Ukrainian education leaders Wednesday to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg could lead to a future exchange of students and research. The visitors came to learn about the U.S. education system through the Open World Program, a Library of Congress project that brings leaders from post-Soviet states to the United States to enhance understanding and enable cooperation between nations. They came to Pitt-Greensburg to learn about the campus' emerging...

2008-07-26 00:00:23

On the "Watch List": Amtrak. The railroad is the last agency that needs to sign off on plans for an enclosed walkway at the Greensburg train station, linking the city's northern end with the downtown area. Separate from convenience is a legitimate public safety issue: Pedestrians now jump a fence and risk their safety crossing the railroad tracks. All other agencies, including Norfolk Southern, have approved the plan. For Amtrak, it should be a no-brainer. Laurel: To Greensburg Hempfield...

2008-07-18 00:00:19

By Candy Williams In last summer's contemporary take on the classic fairy tale, "Twinderella," Johnny Appleseed Children's Theater introduced audiences to Cinderella's long-lost twin brother, Bob. This summer, Apple Hill Playhouse offers a traditional retelling of "Cinderella," complete with a pumpkin coach and a beautiful princess -- and no male siblings. But there's still a twist to the story, only this time it's the Jester (Josh Forringer) who's responsible for adding comedy to the...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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