News Obituaries


Obituary: Milton H. Dalbow / Cancer researcher, veteran of two wars

In the 1970s, Pittsburgh was home to the largest comprehensive cancer center in the nation.


 Polly Bergen, left, 1963

Obituary: Polly Bergen / Versatile actress, singer

The Emmy winner was best known for her portrayal of Helen Morgan in “Playhouse 90.”



 Gilbert "Gil" Peisakoff

Obituary: Gilbert Peisakoff / Founder of discount chain Gil's, born businessman

Mr. Peisakoff, who built a chain of two dozen discount stores that were ahead of their time, started in retail at the age of 8.



George Hamilton IV, Country Singer, Dies at 77/July 19, 1937 --Sept.17, 2014

George Hamilton IV was a clean-cut country singer whose string of wholesome hits in the 1960s, included “Abilene” and “Before This Day Ends.


Nation


Almanacs predict fair fall, wicked winter for large parts of U.S.

For now, relax and enjoy what will be a colorful, crisp fall season.



White House intruder called threat

White House fence-jumper had 800 rounds of ammunition, two hatchets and a machete in his car.


 

World


Obama says Arab support in Syria airstrikes shows 'this is not America's fight alone'

The president said the joint fight against ISIS is vital to the security of the United States, the Mideast and the world.



CDC: Ebola cases could reach 1.4 million in four months

CDC emphasized that the projections are based on data available in August.


 
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State


Corbett, Wolf spar in first of three gubernatorial debates

While the civil debate featured no bombshells, Mr. Corbett was often the low-key aggressor and Mr. Wolf was unfazed by the criticisms.



Legislators urge action on stalled hate-crimes bills

Several lawmakers spoke in favor of the legislation today, including Sen. Jim Ferlo, D-Highland Park, who said he is gay.


 

Portfolio


Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Historic buildings in East Liberty pose a challenge

Preservationists try to make the case for saving three of East Liberty’s old buildings.



Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: On the road with Gidget, the dog, discovering America

The Jack Russell terrier, missing from its Philadelphia home for five months, showed up in Oregon. Wonder what she was thinking ...


 

Early Returns


Ferlo: 'I'm gay. Get over it."

State Sen. Jim Ferlo There will be a time ??? perhaps soon ??? when an announcement like the one state Sen. Jim Ferlo made in


Five thoughts on Monday's Wolf-Corbett debate

Gov. Tom Corbett debates challenger Tom Wolf Monday in Hershey. (Matt Rourke / AP photo) The setting ??? the annual dinner for



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