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2008-08-07 03:00:35

By Allison M. Heinrichs, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 7--Over the past seven years, Allegheny County's rabid raccoon population has taken a nose-dive -- thanks to hundreds of thousands of waxy, smelly, brown blocks of vaccine-laced bait. Health Department workers last week hand-delivered 190,000 packets of oral rabies vaccine to the brush and ditches to the county's 130 municipalities. People should leave the bait alone unless it is on their lawns, in a street or somewhere else...

2008-08-07 03:00:25

By Brian C. Rittmeyer, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 7--Don't tell Tony Mauro what he can't do. Don't tell him that he shouldn't have begun running marathons in his 50s, or running in 50- and 100-mile ultra-marathons in his 60s. "My keystone through life is, What can you do when you try?" said Mauro, 66, of Pine. "I hate the word 'can't.' That word doesn't exist in my book. If you say you can't, you won't. If you say you can, you very well may." A semi-retired construction...

2008-08-07 03:00:21

By Regis Behe, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 7--Anthony Kiedis admits he was intrigued, but also a bit leery, when he was approached by American Eagle Outfitters to curate a music festival. The idea of being able to select bands for a unique event was appealing, but would his vision, his roster of performers, fit with the retailer's idea of a music festival? "They told me they wanted this bill to reflect my taste in music," says Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. "I...

2008-08-07 03:00:21

By Alice T. Carter, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 7--Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera saved the best for last. "West Side Story," the final production of its 2008 summer season, took the company out on a soaring and emotional high. The well-polished and stylish production owes much to its ensemble of youthful performers portraying the Jets, Sharks and -- pardon the dated expression -- their girls. It's their show as they glide, leap and tumble through Mark Esposito's choreography,...

2008-08-07 03:00:08

By Brian Bowling, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 7--Medical advances are slowly closing the gap between male and female lifespans, and that's one reason Census figures released today show the number of males per 100 females has increased in Western Pennsylvania, demographic and medical experts say. Dr. Neil Resnick, professor and chief of geriatric medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, said developments such as cholesterol-lowering statins and treatment of high blood pressure...

2008-08-06 03:00:41

By Bobby Kerlik, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 6--The family of a man killed in a Plum house explosion has sued the borough, the gas company and two businesses. Antonio and Tina Pettinato filed the lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of Richard J. Leith, who was killed in the blast, and their daughter, Gianna Pettinato, who was thrown more than 50 feet and suffered a broken leg. Leith, 64, of Penn Township was killed March 5, when the natural gas explosion destroyed the Pettinato's home at...

2008-08-06 03:00:41

By Joe Napsha, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 6--The consolidation of the global steel industry continued Tuesday as Russian steelmaker OAO Severstal completed its $1.25 billion purchase of Esmark Inc., the parent company of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. Severstal sealed the deal to acquire Esmark by purchasing 38.7 million shares of Esmark, or about 94.1 percent of its outstanding stock, by Monday's deadline for the tender offer, Severstal said. The Russian company paid about $775...

2008-08-06 03:00:35

By Michael Machosky, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 6--The stoner flick has been making a comeback lately for some reason -- or just finally got off the couch, which is more likely. "Pineapple Express" is the rare such film that's moderately entertaining to the non-high population -- and appears to be made by people who were in full possession of all their faculties. That's not saying much, though. The comic firepower behind this meandering movie is impressive -- from the prolific...

2008-08-05 03:00:46

By Kellie B. Gormly, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 5--Tammy Wittmer-Bagby knows that household emergencies and disasters can happen at any time, and that families need to be ready. She and her husband, Justin -- a firefighter -- have a household emergency plan for themselves and their son, Vincent -- who will be 2 on Saturday -- in case a fire, or other disaster, happens. All of their house's rooms have two separate access points, so someone can escape through a door or window. The...

2008-08-05 03:00:34

By Joe Napsha, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 5--Koppers Holdings Inc. of Pittsburgh said Monday it is selling its Monessen coke plant to the world's largest steelmaker for $160 million in a deal that will end its involvement in the coke-making business. Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of Koppers Holdings, said it expects the sale to ArcelorMittal SA of Luxembourg to be completed in the fourth quarter. The deal is subject to regulatory approvals. The sale would affect about 180...