Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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AIRPORT SHOPS TO BE RECONFIGURED

Pittsburgh International Airport's popular Airmall is getting a new look to take into account the realities of passenger traffic after the loss of the US Airways hub.

Shops in the center core of the airport's boarding terminal will be reconfigured so that more of them will be visible to travelers as they head for their gates.

Before US Airways dropped its hub in Pittsburgh in 2004, some 80 percent of the traffic used concourses A and B off the center core. Now the traffic is more evenly spread among the airport's four concourses.

While the center core used to be the Airmall's "Boardwalk and Park Place," about one third of the specialty stores are now hidden from the view of passengers as they head for other concourses, said Jay Kruisselbrink, vice president of development for Airmall USA.

Under the proposed remodeling, some of the retail space in the center core will be reconfigured so that passengers will have a view of most shops as they go up the escalators from the tram.

LIBERTARIAN SURVIVES BALLOT CHALLENGE

HARRISBURG -- The Libertarian Party has won a round in the drawn- out challenge of its nominating papers in Pennsylvania, even as its presidential candidate prepares to visit the state.

Gary Johnson, a former Republican governor of New Mexico, kicks off a national tour of college campuses Monday at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. The Libertarian Party standard-bearer plans to speak and answer questions from the audience.

On Thursday, a three-judge panel of the state Commonwealth Court ruled 2-1 that signatures of about 9,000 voters are valid even though they listed addresses that do not match those in the statewide voter registry.

Challengers backed by the Republican Party argued at a hearing this week that those signatures should be disqualified, which could have knocked Mr. Johnson off the statewide ballot. …

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