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2008-07-19 03:00:26

By Bonnie Pfister, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 19--Passenger traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport continued its US Airways-led decline, officials said Friday, although the combined traffic from the airport's 12 other airlines rose. The Allegheny County Airport Authority said its May figures showed the number of passengers boarding and exiting planes in Pittsburgh declined 13 percent from the year-earlier period, to 784,927 people. US Airways -- greatly reduced from its peak...

2008-07-19 03:00:19

By Kim Leonard, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 19--Kevin Martin started pair Networks Inc. 12 years ago with a $10,000 loan and one employee in a small office. The Web hosting company wants to help other entrepreneurs create Internet-based businesses -- in exchange for part ownership. Next month, pair Networks will kick off its own business incubator program, providing space in its South Side offices along with equipment and advice to one or two chosen teams who will work on their...

2008-07-19 03:00:19

By Brad Bumsted, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 19--HARRISBURG -- High-tech corruption emerged at the Capitol in 2005, according to a state grand jury report. House Democrats spent more than $1.7 million in taxpayers' money on "blast e-mails" for political purposes, for work on campaign Web sites and to acquire the e-mail addresses, the grand jury alleged. The operation was so sophisticated that the company doing the work used a computer server in Michigan to hide the fact that...

2008-07-19 03:00:14

By Alice T. Carter, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 19--Entertainment doesn't get much lighter than "The Wonder Bread Years." The one-man show that's playing in an open-ended run in City Theatre's intimate Lester Hamburg Studio Theatre takes members of the Baby Boomer generation on a humorous, warmly nostalgic stroll down memory lane. It's not unlike one of that generation's consummate gourmet treats, the Fluffernutter Sandwich -- layers of Marshmallow Fluff and peanut butter pressed...

2008-07-18 03:00:32

By Alice T. Carter, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 18--The 2009 winners of the Gene Kelly Awards for best actress and actor will have a chance to perform at the Palace Theatre on Broadway. Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera has partnered with Nederlander Presentations Inc. to create The National High School Musical Theater Awards. "The opportunity to 'play the Palace' will be a dream come true for students who participate in this national event," says Van Kaplan, Pittsburgh Civic Light...

2008-07-18 03:00:32

By Alice T. Carter, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 18--In the beginning, almost no one expected a musical wrapped around two dozen vintage ABBA pop tunes, such as "Dancing Queen,""Super Trooper" and "The Name of the Game," was a workable idea for a musical, much less a smash success musical that still would be playing on Broadway seven years after its 2001 opening. When "Mamma Mia!" producer Judy Craymer approached first ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, they were...

2008-07-17 12:00:49

By Mark Kanny, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 17--Percussionist Steven Schick embraces the wide world of sound, finding inspiration in unexpected places to explore the potential of the instruments he plays. Schick and sound designer Sharokh Yadegari will have the City Theatre stage to themselves Friday and Saturday nights, when they are presented as the fourth weekend of Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble -- Theatre of Music concerts. The ensemble is taking two weeks to prepare for...

2008-07-17 03:00:38

By Kim Leonard, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 17--Eileen Haas can continue to order breathing and feeding supplies for her daughter from UPMC Home Medical Equipment, as she has for 15 years, because of Medicare changes that won approval this week. The House and Senate late Tuesday overrode President Bush's veto of a bill impacting doctors' pay and other aspects of Medicare. One key result for the Pittsburgh region is that Medicare recipients won't have to buy medical equipment from...

2008-07-17 03:00:26

By Michael Machosky, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 17--Saving Gotham City, that's nothing. Batman might have to save the summer. Sure, it's only mid-July, but the usual summer blockbusters seem to have worn out their welcome exceedingly early this year. Other than the sublime "WALL-E," it's been a scorching, deserted wasteland populated by dust bunnies, dead-on-arrival sequels and the bones of miscast comedies. Even "Indiana Jones" felt strangely empty -- although, with that legacy...

2008-07-17 03:00:26

By William Loeffler, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 17--Richard Lewis didn't choose the comedy career path. A career pathology is more like it. He began his comedy career in 1971, when comics such as George Carlin and Richard Pryor were dragging comedy out of supper clubs and television variety shows into the dawning arena rock culture. Onstage, his panicky observations melded the existential dread of Franz Kafka with the self-deprecating hypochondria of Mel Brooks and Woody...