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2008-08-02 03:00:26

By Jeremy Boren, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 2--Age: 72 Residence: Monroeville Occupation: President of Vincentian Academy-Duquesne University, a Catholic high school of 120 students in McCandless Background: A sister of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Baden; has served as an assistant professor and director of the graduate office of education at Duquesne University and worked as an associate dean of graduate education, program director of secondary education and interim dean...

2008-08-02 03:00:20

By Bonnie Pfister, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 2--The economic downturn at Pittsburgh International Airport has created another adverse consequence: a buildup of potentially dangerous chemicals in the facility's drinking water. Airport and health officials said Friday the airport's water supply over the past year has exceeded legal levels for total trihalomethanes, or THMs, a by-product of chlorine or other chemicals used to disinfect water. Because of the dramatic slump in...

2008-08-02 03:00:04

By Rick Stouffer, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 2--Union contracts covering about 65,000 workers at Verizon Communications Inc. expire at 11:59 tonight, but the threat of an immediate strike appears small. The telecommunications company is in negotiations with the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers over new contracts. Members of both unions have authorized a strike. Verizon employs some 4,000 in Western Pennsylvania, and 9,000...

2008-08-01 15:00:07

By Kim Leonard, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 1--CBS Corp. may be putting KDKA-AM -- the nation's oldest radio station -- up for sale, along with three Pittsburgh FM stations. Station officials told KDKA employees at 11 a.m. Thursday at their Downtown office that the station likely will be in play, as CBS moves to find buyers for 50 radio stations in midsize markets. A similar meeting took place at noon with the staffs at KDKA sister stations Y108 (WDSY-FM), Star 100.7 (WZPT-FM)...

2008-08-01 15:00:03

By The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 1--WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate climbed to a four-year high of 5.7 percent in July as employers cut 51,000 jobs, dashing the hopes of an influx of young people looking for summer work. Payroll cuts weren't as deep as the 72,000 predicted by economists, however. And, job losses for both May and June were smaller than previously reported. July's reductions marked the seventh straight month where employers eliminated jobs. The economy...

2008-08-01 03:00:26

By Jodi Weigand, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 1--Drivers beware: that pothole ahead could be much deeper than it looks. Manhole covers in Allegheny County have gone missing, mirroring a nationwide trend, as thieves lug away the heavy steel fixtures in hopes of selling them to scrap yards. Pittsburgh roads have been mostly immune to thefts, according to city police and Melissa Rubin, spokeswoman for the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. A manhole cover was reported missing on...

2008-08-01 03:00:26

By Karen Zapf, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 1--Longtime Baldwin Borough police Chief Chris Kelly retired Thursday with a disability pension that got a boost from a $21,000 raise he received several months ago. The pay raise approved by council in April bumped Kelly's salary from $94,000 to $115,000, borough Solicitor Stanley Lederman said. Kelly will receive a $60,000-a-year pension based upon half the $115,000 salary plus longevity pay, Lederman said. Kelly, 54, walks out the...

2008-08-01 03:00:26

By Robin Acton, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 1--WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- President Bush on Thursday renewed a call for U.S. coal producers to develop clean technology that will increase the nation's competitiveness in the world market. "In order to be economically competitive, we must have a reliable supply of electricity, and there is no more reliable source of electricity than coal," Bush said. "Coal is affordable and available right here in the United States of America."...

2008-08-01 03:00:19

By Kim Leonard, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 1--CBS Corp. may be putting KDKA-AM -- the nation's oldest radio station -- up for sale, along with three Pittsburgh FM stations. Station officials told KDKA employees at 11 a.m. Thursday at their Downtown office that the station likely will be in play, as CBS moves to find buyers for 50 radio stations in midsize markets. A similar meeting took place at noon with the staffs at KDKA sister stations Y108 (WDSY-FM), Star 100.7 (WZPT-FM)...

2008-07-31 03:00:40

By Mike Cronin, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 31--Work is expected to start in the next few weeks on repairs and upgrades to the main channel section of the Emsworth Locks & Dam on the Ohio River, the Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday. The corps has awarded a $34.4 million contract to Joseph B. Fay Co. of Tarentum to replace seven vertical-lift gates and install hydraulic systems in the main channel structure between Emsworth and the north side of Neville Island, said Mike...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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