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2010-05-03 19:00:00

PITTSBURGH, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania announced the winners of the 46th annual Golden Quill Awards during an awards presentation tonight at the Sheraton Hotel, Station Square, Pittsburgh. The Golden Quills competition recognizes professional excellence in written, photographic, broadcast and online journalism in Western Pennsylvania. Winners and finalists of the 2010 Golden Quills are: News Illustration Winner: "We Can Do It!" Anita...

2008-10-06 00:00:36

By Andrew Conte; Luis Fabregas At least three leading surgeons have emerged as candidates for transplant chief at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the Tribune-Review has learned. Administrators should pick a tough manager and an innovator, someone who, above all, could carry on the legacy created by pioneer Thomas E. Starzl, transplant experts said. "Once upon a time, it was Pittsburgh," said Dr. Jeffrey Punch, transplant director at the University of Michigan Health System...

2008-10-02 00:00:17

By Mary Pickels Two Fayette County commissioners Tuesday dismissed an anonymous letter writer's claims that they allowed unionized county employees to distribute pamphlets and that the commissioners themselves distributed tickets to a political event, with both incidents occurring at the courthouse on county time. The letter was faxed to the Tribune-Review, and contained accusations that commissioners Vincent Zapotosky and Vincent Vicites disputed. It included the words "Not signed. Fear...

2008-08-15 00:00:37

By Brian Bowling Isabelle Christenson, 10, of Seven Fields in Butler County died at home Wednesday after losing her battle with mitochondrial disease. Her case was featured in newspaper and television stories and received national attention after British doctors announced they were closing in on a cure for the disease. Isabelle's mother, Michelle Christenson, told the Tribune-Review in January that she kept family and friends up-to-date with Isabelle's condition by using a blogging...

2008-08-07 06:00:18

By Liz Zemba, Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa. Aug. 7--A Fayette County man who contended e-mails would prove he did not create a Web site that threatened violence against blacks has filed a motion seeking to be placed in a program for first-time offenders. Kevin Andrew Burd, 21, of Uniontown, is charged by state police at Uniontown with terroristic threats, identity theft, recklessly endangering another person and harassment. In a criminal complaint, police said Burd used a...

2008-08-05 06:00:34

By Paul Paterra, Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa. Aug. 5--With the start of classes just three weeks away, the Penn-Trafford School District is looking to have some renovation projects completed by the Aug. 25 start date. Assistant Superintendent Harry Smith informed school directors Monday night the replacement of the roof at the high school is about 60 percent completed. "They've done the most difficult parts and have already completed some of the carpentry and metal work," Smith...

2008-08-05 06:00:10

By Jennifer Reeger, Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa. Aug. 5--Terrence Carlock told his grandmother he was heading to a community festival just blocks from his Donora home Sunday afternoon. Debbie Carlock gave her grandson a few dollars for food and said goodbye as he hopped on his bike and left. It was the last time she saw him. Hours later, Carlock discovered too late that 12-year-old Terrence had ridden his bike across the Monongahela River to Webster with four other boys for a...

2008-08-03 06:00:23

By Richard Robbins, Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa. Aug. 3--When Betty Reefer, the head of farmland preservation in Westmoreland County, ventures from her office near Greensburg, she is often taken aback by sights she never envisioned: Gas wells dotting grazing land and access roads crossing fields of corn. "I get very emotional about this," said Reefer, who has been in her job since the farmland preservation program opened in Westmoreland County 15 years ago. "This is certainly not what...

2008-08-03 00:00:10

By Brad Bumsted; Debra Erdley HARRISBURG -- A mass e-mail campaign for political purposes that House Democrats allegedly conducted at taxpayers' expense was not only illegal, it was largely a waste of money, computer experts say. "It was absolutely a waste of taxpayers' money," James H. Rossell III, CEO of Gravity Web Media, told the Tribune-Review. Rossell of Churchill testified in June before a state grand jury investigating legislative corruption. In an interview, Rossell maintained...

2008-08-01 06:00:35

By Bob Stiles, Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa. Aug. 1--Hempfield Area school directors could vote as early as this month to renovate Stanwood Elementary School and delay improvements at Wendover Middle School and the high school. During a meeting Wednesday, directors discussed Stanwood improvements estimated to cost $17 million. The district has about $19.1 million available from bond money. "What I'm hearing is we're gearing ourselves toward Stanwood," Superintendent Terry Foriska...


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