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2008-07-31 03:00:25

By Mark Kanny, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 31--In one respect, Undercroft Opera is the boldest company in Pittsburgh. It presents great operas using volunteer singers and instrumentalists. Whatever the level of talent and training, none earns his living as a performer. Undercroft Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's "La Boheme" in performances Friday through Sunday at Bethel Park High School and Aug. 8 through 10 at Synod Hall in Oakland. Woody Brown is the conductor and Sally Denmead...

2008-07-31 03:00:25

By Michael Hasch, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 31--Authorities are reviewing records for nearly 200 registered sex offenders in Pennsylvania who opened accounts on MySpace, a popular social networking Web site. "Convicted sex offenders have no business in that kind of environment," state Attorney General Tom Corbett said. Corbett spokesman Nils Frederiksen said Megan's Law records were reviewed to determine whether any convicted sex offender has violated terms of his release...

2008-07-30 15:01:16

By The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 30--The National Institutes of Health have selected Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh as one of two in the nation to host a severe asthma research program, the hospital said today. The goal of the federally funded clinical trial is to determine why as many as 10 percent of asthmatics cannot control symptoms, even with medication. Emory HealthCare in Atlanta is the other pediatric hospital in the program. Children's Hospital's program will be lead...

2008-07-30 15:00:36

By The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 30--The Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills is losing its Linens 'n Things store, but is expecting two new restaurants to open in November. Linens 'n Things, a bedding and home furnishings retailer, is shutting 170 stores nationwide as part of a restructuring. John Sabino, general manager of the Frazer retail center, said the impending closing has been known for some time. Mall operator Zamias Services Inc. confirmed the closing this morning. Zamias...

2008-07-30 03:00:43

By Regis Behe, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 30--Heather Terrell is a lawyer by training. But even as she worked for a decade as a commercial litigator in New York City, the Upper St. Clair High School graduate fed her true interests: Art, history and the historical puzzles that sometimes link them. "I always had this vision and desire, even though I became a lawyer, to unravel those historical stories and puzzles," says Terrell, "even though I wasn't sure how I was going to do...

2008-07-30 03:00:35

By Joe Napsha, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 30--Taking advantage of strong global demand and pricing, U.S. Steel Corp.'s stock price rose 14 percent on Tuesday after it reported a 123 percent jump in second-quarter profits. U.S. Steel said its second-quarter net income rose to $668 million, or $5.65 per share, compared to second-quarter 2007 earnings of $302 million, or $2.54 per share. The Pittsburgh-based steelmaker set quarterly records for earnings and sales, which rose to...

2008-07-29 15:01:15

By Jason Cato, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 29--Age: 45 Residence: Wexford Family: Husband, Paul; daughters, Casey and Erin, son, P.J., all 12-year-old triplets Occupation: Vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer of UPMC St. Margaret Education: Nursing diploma, Shadyside Hospital; bachelor's degree in nursing, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health, Boston; master's degree in nursing, La Roche College. Background: Began her career...

2008-07-29 15:00:48

By Regis Behe, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 29--Before last night's concert at the Post-Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown, it had been 25 years since the Police performed in Western Pennsylvania. That show, at the Civic Arena, was just before the band parted ways in 1984. Enough time for nostalgia to soak in, for the songs to be passed on to successive generations. But unlike Tom Petty or Bruce Springsteen, the Police's audience -- at least at yesterday's show -- seems to be the...

2008-07-29 12:01:02

By Rick Stouffer, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 29--Mining giant Consol Energy Inc., hoping to cash in on the demand for gasoline and other oil-based products, said Monday it will develop and build an $800 million plant in West Virginia to convert coal into methanol and gasoline. Consol Energy and partner Synthesis Energy Systems Inc. formed a joint venture to develop and build the plant south of Wheeling, W.Va. "Most observers would say that the balance between supply and demand...

2008-07-29 12:01:02

By Joe Napsha, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 29--Workers at Latrobe Specialty Steel Co. began returning to work Monday after an 81-day labor dispute that began May 1 and cost employees thousands and the company millions, officials said. The company said it expects to have its full complement of workers who are members of United Steelworkers Local 1537 on the job today, said spokeswoman Lisa Pierce. How many workers returned yesterday was not available. The company maintained...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.