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 J. Matthew Simon served as president of Point Park University from 1986 to 1995.
Point Park University
J. Matthew Simon served as president of Point Park University from 1986 to 1995.

Obituary: J. Matthew Simon / Former Point Park president

Mr. Simon was president of the institution for nearly a decade, stepping down in 1995.


 Franklin B. Allison

Obituary: Franklin Brown Allison / Advertising expert saw light side of work and life

Mr. Allison was “in the top echelon of ad pros,” rising to director of advertising at U.S. Steel, but maintained a healthy perspective.


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Nation


A North Sider's long journey home

Charles Johnston’s plane went missing over New Guinea in 1944. This is how he made his way back home.



Obama defends approach to Islamic State fight but says more is needed

Mr. Obama said the U.S. and its allies aren’t losing against the Islamic State, but more should be done to help Iraq reseize lost territory.


 

World


Militants tighten grip on Palmyra, one of the Mideast's most renowned sites

Islamic State militants who seized the ancient Syrian city made control clear by leaving decapitated bodies of suspected foes in streets.



U.S. to deliver 2,000 anti-tank weapons to Iraq, Pentagon says

The Defense Department said the U.S. is sending the anti-tank rockets as early as next week to counter Islamic State suicide car bombings.


 
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State


Amtrak ordered to enforce speed limits in Northeast

The order requires Amtrak to enforce a 50 mph limit near the Frankford Junction curve, modify signals and enforce speed limits elsewhere.



Authorities: Temple U. professor offered China data on U.S.-made device

Xi Xiaoxing, 47, a former professor at Penn State, was awarded a Defense Department grant in 2004 to purchase the device for research.


 

Early Returns


Crystal Ball says we're leaning towards Toomey

A reason for Pat Toomey to smile. (Associated Press photo) Underwhelmed by the effort thus far of Democrats to win back the U.S.


Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto listen to a speech Downtown in February 2015.



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