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Articles from August 7, 2012

2012 ARTIST OF THE YEAR: CHARLEE BRODSKY Series: LET'S TALK ABOUT ART
Artist Charlee Brodsky is an expert at being a novice. She's been a fine art photographer for 40 years, and with each new project she starts over. It's all about the exploring -- whether it's people, places or ideas she doesn't yet understand but would...
America on Screen, for Richer or for Poorer
The American story has always been one of a classless society. But the stories we tell ourselves on screen have always been deeply, if tacitly, engaged in issues of wealth and poverty, whether as motivational fables, admonitory morality tales or -- all...
Appeal to Psu Sanctions in Works Trustee Announces Intent, Sees Violation of 'Due Process Rights'
A Penn State University trustee late Monday notified the NCAA that he and several other board members intend to appeal landmark sanctions imposed on the university and its football program for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.The trustee, Ryan...
AROUND THE MAJORS [Derived Headline]
NATIONAL LEAGUE * Brewers 6, Reds 3: Yovani Gallardo (10-8) pitched seven innings, and Martin Maldonado homered and drove in three runs to help Milwaukee beat Cincinnati at Miller Park. Gallardo gave up six hits, three walks and one run to equal his...
As Curiosity Comes, It Can Make Martians Eager for Better PR
NASA's latest Mars rover, a mobile science lab called Curiosity, landed safely on the Red Planet at 1:32 a.m. Eastern time Monday. It was greeted by the Martian leader. They had the following exchange:Martian: Greetings, Earthling. But why do you come...
Assessment Appeals Pay off for Many Nearly Half of Homeowner Challenges Saw Average Reduction of $20,695
About half of Allegheny County homeowners who challenged their new property assessments saw those property values reduced.Those who made successful informal appeals received an average reduction of $20,695, according to statistics from the county Office of...
Attacks Pose Test for Egypt's President
JERUSALEM -- With the relationship between Egypt's new Islamist leader and Israel still in its fragile infancy, the terrorist attack on the border that the two countries share with Gaza over the weekend presented a critical opportunity -- and a crucial...
Award-Winners Produce Two New Compelling Novels
This year, there's a plethora of new novels by authors who have previously won the Newbery Medal, given annually by the American Library Association to the best-written children's book.Here's a closer look at new novels by Newbery Medalists Jerry Spinelli...
Band 311 Stands Strong in Unity
The band 311 played its first official show in 1990 opening for Fugazi in front of 1,000 kids in its hometown of Omaha, Neb.Unlike those more serious post-punk icons, 311 -- named for the police code for indecent exposure -- broke out as a '90s band...
Barajas: Burnett Different, Wiser
When catcher Rod Barajas heard the Pirates had acquired former Toronto Blue Jays teammate A.J. Burnett, he had a feeling Burnett would have a dominant season.But it is how Burnett has dominated that has surprised Barajas."I expected the success, but...
Bedard Rebounds with Two-Hitter Pirates 4, Diamondbacks 0
One week after his ugliest outing of the season, Erik Bedard pitched perhaps his best. He painted the plate. He kept the ball low. He threw off-speed pitches that made hitters salivate -- and swing and miss. Bedard led the Pirates to a 4-0 victory against...
Best Buy Founder Offers to Purchase Company
NEW YORK -- Best Buy's co-founder is looking to make a buy of his own, offering to take the electronics seller private only months after leaving as the company's chairman following a scandal involving its CEO.It's the latest twist to the Minneapolis...
Blair Growing Up as an NBA Player
When he went from the courts at Schenley High School to Petersen Events Center at Pitt, DeJuan Blair moved less than a mile between dribbles. He left Pitt after his sophomore season and went more than 1,500 miles when the San Antonio Spurs drafted him.Now,...
Both Sides Agree: Still Time for a Deal
The NHL and the NHL Players' Association can agree there's still more than enough time to reach a new labor deal even though the union has yet to submit a counteroffer with less than six weeks left before the current collective bargaining agreement expires....
BRIEFLY [Derived Headline]
Man fatally shot through door in McKeesportAllegheny County police are investigating whether the killing of a man in McKeesport late Monday was a result of feuds among several neighborhood factions.Jabar Ford, 20, was shot once in the chest before he...
Browns Name Rookie Weeden Starting QB
BEREA, Ohio -- Coach Pat Shurmur revealed one of the worst kept secrets in the NFL on Monday evening when he formally named rookie Brandon Weeden the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback.Barring injury, Weeden will become the Browns' 17th starting quarterback...
Brush off Office Braggarts to Stifle Boring Pomposity
DEAR MARY ANN: I work in an office, which is not a high-powered type of environment. The two people in our office who make the most in salary frequently discuss the schooling selections for their children, their vacations and other items of "adult power,"...
'Bunheads' Star Foster Showing Her Silly Side
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Sutton Foster isn't an emotional wreck - - as they say, she just plays one on TV.The role as Michelle Simms on "Bunheads" is quite a departure for Ms. Foster, who briefly attended Carnegie Mellon University before embarking on...
Businesses Get OK to Offer Scholarships Money Would Help Students Transfer from Low-Performing Schools
The state Department of Community and Economic Development has approved a list of 10 organizations that can start accepting applications from parents of students residing in the lowest- performing 15 percent of school districts for scholarships to attend other...
Business Show Tour Coming to Town
It's been nearly 20 years since Tory Johnson was canned from her job as a publicist for NBC News during a management change, and she's still suffering from what she dubs "post-traumatic pink slip" disorder."How can everyone like you and you're getting...
California, Iup Co-Favorites in Balanced Psac West
Take one look at the coaches voting in the preseason poll for the PSAC Western Division and it's easy to see there's no clear-cut favorite.Last year's co-champions California and Slippery Rock each received two first-place votes, while IUP garnered three...
Camp Should Be Fun, Not Frightening
DEAR HARRIETTE: My 10-year-old daughter is going away to her first sleepaway camp. She is so excited about going, but I'm nervous and worried about letting my baby girl go away for a week. I listen to the news and hear about inappropriate behavior from...
Camp Transforms into a Fight Club
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- The New York Jets had a training camp throwdown. About 20 players were involved in a sideline brawl during a chippy practice Monday after running back Joe McKnight and safety D'Anton Lynn tangled after a play. Lynn, the son of Jets...
Change of Course? at 42, Els Believes He Can Compete, Win More Majors
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Ernie Els returns to Kiawah Island for the PGA Championship as a major champion, the same status he carried the previous time he was there.He was the U.S. Open winner in 1997, earning his second major at age 27. He came that fall...
Cheer in Pop Culture: Near 'Vic-to-Ree!'
Pity the cheerleader. Depending on your former place in the hierarchy of high school cliques, it might not be the easiest thing to do. Even though they rule the school, cheerleaders don't fare as well in pop culture: They're the unattainable ice queens, manipulative...
Chick-Fil-A Protest Tastes Surprisingly Foul
Most Americans are inclined to do the right thing as long as it doesn't cost too much or come wrapped in too much inconvenience. Had I been around in the 1950s, I like to think I would've risked arrest at segregated department store lunch counters along...
City Controller Criticizes Mayor over City's Financial Situation
Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb made clear Monday that he won't support efforts to release the city from state financial oversight, saying Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's office "continues to miss the boat" on financial matters.Mr. Lamb said the mayor hasn't...
Colosimo out as Greensburg Cc Coach
Muzzy Colosimo, who guided Greensburg Central Catholic High School's football team to the WPIAL Class AA title game three of the past seven seasons, is no longer the coach. But school officials aren't saying if Colosimo resigned or was fired, or whether...
Covering Olympics from New York
NEW YORK -- Between Olympic soccer matches, NBC analyst Marcelo Balboa fields texts and emails from friends who ask him, "How's London?"He wouldn't know. The three-time World Cup participant turned sportscaster is one of many at NBC covering the Olympics...
Curiosity Safely Lands on Mars, Immediately Transmits Images
WASHINGTON -- Elated scientists, cheered by the successful landing of the most sophisticated collection of scientific instruments ever landed on the surface of Mars, got to work Monday to ready the rover named Curiosity for what they hope will be years of...
Douglas Has Final Chance to Shine
LONDON -- Gabby Douglas is back for her grand finale.Already a two-time gold medalist, the American teen nicknamed the Flying Squirrel has a chance for one more title before she leaves the London Games, competing today on the balance beam.Even Douglas...
Fee Questioned for Obama Aide
The year before he joined the White House staff, President Barack Obama's senior adviser David Plouffe accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees from organizations and companies with interests connected to U.S. foreign policy, business...
Ferrell-Galifianakis in 2012
NEW YORK -- "The Campaign" is a broad comedy made from broad intentions: Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis simply wanted to make a movie together. In the film, which opens Friday, they play two North Carolina politicians competing in an increasingly...
Fighters Punch Tickets to Semis
LONDON -- Irish lightweight Katie Taylor stepped through the ropes and into the madness, beaming at thousands of flag-waving, face-painted Irish fans raucously celebrating her Olympic boxing victory.The pound-for-pound world champion clenched her fists...
Fighting Spirit Erupts at Camp
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Things got a little physical on day four of preseason football at West Virginia Monday when a few fights broke out during drills. That's a welcome sign, said coach Dana Holgorsen, intensity he's sure other coaches would kill for....
Fix the Disability System Patients Are Gaming It -- at High Cost to Themselves and Society
As a practicing psychiatrist in Pittsburgh, I have become all too aware of a disturbing and potentially dangerous way in which Social Security Disability is now being deployed for psychiatric patients.In years past, a person who applied for SSI/Disability...
For Klingenberg, Olympics a Thrill Even as Alternate
MANCHESTER, England -- Meghan Klingenberg hopped a fence and sprinted onto the turf at Old Trafford after the United States women's soccer team's emotional 4-3 victory against Canada to join her teammates in celebrating a trip to the Olympic gold medal...
Genocide Survivors Share Experiences, Hope
WASHINGTON -- At first glance, Freddy Mutanguha and Margit Meissner couldn't be more different.Mr. Mutanguha, 36, is tall and black, with a round face, high cheekbones and quiet voice. Ms. Meissner, 90, is short and white, with a beak-shaped nose and...
Grants to Help Create a Buzz for Businesses
Brookline Boulevard is the first winner of a city grant to help small retail corridors market their brand and generate more foot traffic.The Pittsburgh Biz Buzz Small Grant Program dispensed $2,500 to Brookline retailers through the fiscal agency of...
Hail, Kale: Sturdy Green Good in Any Season
Kale, with its sturdy leaves, feels like a winter green (and it does fit well, of course, in cold weather cooking), yet the farmers markets and groceries are full of it now.Whether White Russian, red, lacinato or other varieties, kale is in its accendancy,...
Kuzak Trial Jury Hears Confession
A man accused of participating in a home invasion in which a Clairton police officer was shot last year told investigators that he only went along with the crime as a "lookout" because he had no gun.Emilio Rivera, 27, of McKees Rocks, is charged along...
Lack of Sleep Can Cause Health Issues
DEAR DOCTOR K: Between work and caring for my kids, I barely get four hours of sleep a night. Are there long-term consequences of this kind of sleep deprivation?DEAR READER: If you are like most people, you're not getting enough sleep, and there could...
League Denies Settlement Offer
The NFL calls a report it has offered a settlement and reduced suspension to Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma "completely inaccurate."Vilma has been suspended for the 2012 season for his role in the Saints bounty program, which he adamantly has claimed...
License to Watch Vehicle-Tracking Cameras Must Not Be Abused
Always behave as if someone is watching you.That old-fashioned advice, which parents have given their children for generations, has newfound relevance with the introduction of high-tech surveillance cameras that can capture images of vehicles, including...
Like It or Not, Race Issue Isn't Going Away
Each week, I receive emails admonishing me that the nation's race problems would magically disappear if the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and Bill Maxwell would shut our loud mouths and stop talking about race.Of course, Mr. Sharpton and Mr....
Lineman Tackles New Role on Team
One man's mistake is often another man's opportunity. At least that's the way that Pitt redshirt junior Cory King is approaching his latest assignment -- as the starting left tackle.King was moved from guard to tackle to fill the void left by junior...
Loss of Air-Conditioning Tough on Library Users Homewood Branch Sweltering Hot
Gail Evans usually spends about two hours a day at the Homewood branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh."I love reading my Bible here. It's peaceful and it's quiet," Ms. Evans, 62, of Homewood, said while spread out at a table in the library Monday.But...
Marvin Hamlisch 1944-2012 Charismatic Composer and Pops Conductor Hamlisch Set Movie Scores from Broadway to Hollywood and Was Principal Conductor for Pittsburgh Pops
Marvin Hamlisch, a charismatic presence with the Pittsburgh Pops who composed the scores for movies including "The Sting" and won a Pulitzer Prize for "A Chorus Line," has died in Los Angeles at 68.Family spokesman Jason Lee told The Associated Press...
Mccutchen Has Look of MVP
Andrew McCutchen insists he hasn't spent one second thinking about the National League's most valuable player award despite frequent reminders from PNC Park fans who chant "M-V-P! M-V-P!" at him when he comes to the plate."I've never been the MVP before,"...
Mixed Signals Job Creation Is Up, but So Is Joblessness
The jobs figures released Friday showed 163,000 positions created in July, compared to 80,000 in June -- a big improvement. At the same time, though, unemployment showed a slight uptick from 8.217 percent to 8.254 percent, rounded off to 8.3 percent.That...
Munich Anniversary Still a Bitter Subject
LONDON -- Britain's prime minister and top Olympic officials gathered Monday to mark the 40th anniversary of the deaths of 11 Israeli athletes in a terrorist attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics - - a quiet moment on the sideline of the London Games. Still,...
Muriel J. Mccarl Feb. 21, 1923 - Aug. 3, 2012 Collector of Americana Who Endowed 2 Galleries
Muriel J. McCarl, a lifelong Beaver Falls resident, classically trained musician and lover of Americana who endowed two galleries, died Friday at Heritage Valley Hospital. The cause of death was congestive heart failure, said her son, F. James McCarl....
No Backup Plan for Mundy Once Season Begins
Ryan Mundy, like Mike Wallace, was a restricted free agent who did not receive an offer from another team. That is where the similarity ends.Mundy wasted no time signing a $1.26 million one-year contract tender from the Steelers when restricted free...
No Curiosity? Mars Landing Ignored by Major Networks
It was a tale of two landings. McKayla Maroney may have wound up on her butt Sunday in London, but America also landed on Mars.Not that this was terribly easy to do, as none of the major networks bothered to air the NASA triumph, insisting that reruns...
NORTH/STATE/CITY/EAST [Derived Headline]
NORTHWoman invented tale of carjacking in RossRoss police said a woman conjured up a detailed story about being carjacked on McKnight Road last month "due to pressure she was under in her personal life."On July 17 the woman told Ross detectives she was...
O'brien Starts a New Era for Lions Football
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The same plain white helmets shined whenever the early morning sun peeked through the clouds. The same green mountain, which gave the football team its name of Nittany, stood tall in the distance.The difference was on the field....
PEOPLE [Derived Headline]
Is Michael Phelps diving into the dating pool? After collecting a record 22 Olympic medals, the swimming phenom was spotted in London with a beautiful blonde, identified by several media sites as aspiring model Megan Rossee, 25, from Los Angeles, People...
Philippine House Oks Bill
MANILA -- Despite opposition from the powerful Roman Catholic Church, a bill that would mandate sex education in schools and subsidize contraceptives moved ahead Monday after being stalled in the Philippine Congress for 14 years.The Philippine House...
Player Dies of Natural Causes
A coroner said signs pointed to "an apparent natural death" pending results from toxicology tests and on other tissue after an autopsy performed Monday on Columbus Crew midfielder Kirk Urso. Urso, 22, was pronounced dead at 1:50 a.m. Sunday at Grant Medical...
Questions Surround 'Lost' Medal Nomination
WASHINGTON -- Like other U.S. trainers with the Afghan force that day, former Army Capt. William Swenson had expected light resistance. Instead, the contingent walked into a furious six-hour gunfight with Taliban ambushers in which Capt. Swenson repeatedly charged...
Rabbi Sues over Pa. Law on Funeral Directors, Last Rites
An Orthodox rabbi is suing the state board of funeral directors, accusing it of violating religious freedom by insisting that licensed funeral directors oversee all funerals and burials. The suit from Rabbi Daniel Wasserman of Shaare Torah Synagogue...
Reports: China's Leaders Discussing Transition
BEIJING -- China's state-run news agency and central state television network have begun publishing reports from the beachside town of Beidaihe on the activities of top Communist Party visitors from Beijing, suggesting to some political observers that...
Robots in Disguise Cmu Spinoff's Toys Teach Technology by Making It Fun
An imagination geared toward making robots from cardboard boxes can quickly fade once the lure of playtime is replaced with a fear of science and technology learning. But a team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers are betting that a toy designed...
Romney's 'Gaffes' and Manufactured Controversy
Mitt Romney's trip abroad was "an embarrassing disaster," said former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. "Amateur hour," said the chair of the Democratic National Committee. The trip "didn't go well," said Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post....
Rookie Weeden to Lead Browns
Brandon Weeden is officially the Browns starting quarterback. Coach Pat Shurmur announced what had been an open secret after practice on Monday: Weeden, the No. 22 overall pick, will start Friday night in Detroit. Weeden has taken snaps with the first-team offense...
School Trends
What's on your back-to-class checklist? Notebooks and protractors? Colored pencils? New clothes? There's no need to sweat about style if the latter has you stumped like a pop quiz. There are several ways to start the school year with a new look, thanks...
SEEN [Derived Headline]
Enjoying a picture-perfect day perched above the city at LeMont Restaurant on Thursday afternoon were the members and friends of the CLO Guild. They were gathered for a luncheon celebrating the Constance T. Rockwell, Dolores and Walter Bold and the Charity...
Sikh Killings Worry Local Temple Security Fears Contrast Years of Mostly Kindness, Tolerance
As a gunman walked into the Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee and started firing, killing six and sending many running for shelter in bathrooms and prayer halls, morning services in the Gurdwara Sikh temple in Monroeville had just finished. It was not...
Sikh Temple President, Officers Hailed as Heroes
MILWAUKEE -- His community under attack, Sikh Temple of Wisconsin president Satwant Singh Kaleka fought back with all his strength and a simple butter knife, trying to stab a murderous gunman before taking two fatal gunshots to the leg.Shot nine times...
Son of Irish Immigrants Learned from Hobos
Norman DeWind has had many teachers in his life, including those at a Canadian private school, Grinnell College in Iowa, and Harvard University, where he received a master's degree in architectural engineering in 1938. But only one set of teachers offered...
Spies in the Sky Signal New Age of Surveillance
LAKOTA, N.D. -- The use of unmanned aerial drones, whose deadly accuracy helped revolutionize modern warfare high above the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, is now spreading intrigue and worry across the plains of North Dakota.Amid 3,000 acres of...
Steelers' Colon, Heyward Ruled Out
Guard Willie Colon and defensive end Cameron Heyward are the only players who have already been ruled out for Thursday night's preseason opener in Philadelphia, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said today.However, Tomlin said the list of injured players who...
Study Links Heat Waves to Warming of Planet
The percentage of the earth's land surface covered by extreme heat in summer has soared in recent decades, from less than 1 percent in the years before 1980 to as much as 13 percent in recent years, according to a new scientific paper.The change is so...
SUMMER OLYMPICS LONDON 2012 [Derived Headline]
* ShootingMountaineers rifleman wins goldWest Virginia's Niccolo Campriani of Italy set Olympic marks of 1,180 in qualifying and 1,278.5 for his overall score, easily topping silver medalist Kim Jong-hyun of South Korea in the 50- meter three-position...
Suzy Gershman April 13, 1948 - July 25, 2012 Wrote 'Born to Shop' Guides
"My heart goes pitter-patter every time I walk into this closet- size store; I've never seen so many handbags that I couldn't live without," Suzy Gershman wrote of one of the hidden gems she discovered in her research for "Born to Shop Hong Kong." "These...
Syrian Prime Minister Flees to Jordan in Dark Opposition Sees Move as Possible Regime Collapse
BEIRUT -- The defection of Syria's prime minister, Riyad Farid Hijab, began like so many others: with coded conversations and furtive planning. He began discussing the idea of fleeing, an aide said, as soon as President Bashar Assad strong-armed him...
Teachers' Aid Nonprofit Gives Educators a Hand by Providing Classroom Supplies
Amber Beck, standing with a shopping cart full of school supplies this morning, has come to expect her students at Urban Pathways Charter School will begin the school year empty-handed. "There are maybe two or three in the class that do have the supplies...
Temple Gunman Called a Neo-Nazi Police Exploring Possible Motives of Army Veteran
OAK CREEK, Wis. -- Before he strode into a Sikh temple with a 9mm handgun and multiple magazines of ammunition, Wade M. Page played in white supremacist heavy metal bands with names such as Definite Hate and End Apathy.The bald, heavily tattooed bassist...
The Ocean Course an Unpredictable Course Shaped by Hard Work and Big Wind
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C.While the world's best golfers struggle to tame the vaunted Ocean Course during this week's PGA Championship, there are two names they should call to mind: Hugo and Alice.Hugo was a hurricane that ripped through the area in September 1989,...
They're Altogether Ooky Rick Elice's 'The Addams Family' Has Arrived at the Benedum Center
Rick Elice has three shows either on Broadway or on tour at the moment, projects he and writing partner Marshall Brickman brought to the finish line with very different sets of marching orders. The national tour of "The Addams Family," at the Benedum...
Timing of Warnings in Dispute
LONG POND, Pa. -- Brian Mattson and Tom Deacher climbed into their truck and got set to leave saturated Pocono Raceway. That's when the lightning bolt slammed into a tent canopy just a couple of rows away from where they parked, shooting off sparks like...
Union Trust Building Owner Seeks Protection
The Union Trust Building, one of Downtown's most prominent structures, sidestepped a possible sheriff sale Monday after its owner sought protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Pittsburgh.As a result, the fate of the ornate Flemish Gothic building, built...
U.S. Stocks Rise amid Optimism
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks edged higher on a day marked by uncharacteristic quiet following a turbulent week.In the absence of major economic news, stocks were riding a tailwind of optimism from the most recent U.S. job numbers released last week and hope...
U.S. Team Dominates after Durant Finds Range
LONDON -- One 3-pointer after another, Kevin Durant shot down Argentina -- and perhaps the notion that defense wins championships.This U.S. men's Olympic basketball team is living proof that the best defense is a good offense. The road to gold in London...
U.S. Women Outlast Canada in Semifinal
MANCHESTER, England -- In the still-young history of the United States women's soccer team, it is safe to say there has never been a celebration quite like this one. There have been epic victories in historic venues these past two decades, big goals...
Valentine Gets Vote of Confidence from Red Sox Brass
Red Sox owner John Henry is backing Bobby Valentine in his first season as manager while Boston hovers around the .500 mark.Henry said Monday that management is not making a managerial change, and he cited numerous injuries as one reason for the team's struggles.In...
Virgin America Teams Up with Banana Republic
For those planning to fly Virgin America, the friendly skies are about to get a little more stylish. In honor of the airline's fifth anniversary, it has teamed up with Banana Republic to design new uniforms for pilots and in- flight and airport staffers....
Wall Street Instincts
The remarkably ironic pronouncement from Sandy Weill that the United States should resurrect some form of the Glass-Steagall Act - - which he worked assiduously to tear asunder in the 1990s as he created Citigroup Inc. -- has touched off another a debate...
War over Credit Card 'Swipe Fees' Has Victor
LOS ANGELES -- Most small-business owners regarded the rising fees they paid to Visa and MasterCard as an unavoidable cost of doing business. Not Irvine, Calif., photo processor Mitch Goldstone.Contending that a price-fixing cartel was exploiting him...
We Are Still at War but Neither Obama nor Romney Wants to Talk about It
Here's some news that both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney would like you to ignore: Tens of thousands of American soldiers are at war this summer in Afghanistan.Though you'd never know it from listening to the candidates, U.S. Marine and Army units have...
Workers Pumping Wealth to the Rich
In her commentary "Making the Rich Poorer Won't Help Anybody Else" (July 28), Caroline Baum manages to avoid writing about the economic trends that really matter. She starts with the misleading question, "Would you rather have more money, or keep your...
WORLD/NATION [Derived Headline]
WORLDAmerican killed in AfghanistanKABUL, Afghanistan -- Two gunmen wearing Afghan National Army uniforms turned their weapons on NATO troops today, killing an American service member and wounding two others, U.S. and coalition officials said.The Taliban...
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