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: fair fall, wicked winter

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


U.S. air raids hit jihadis in Syria

U.S military expands war against Islamic State by airstrikes with warplanes and missiles on its headquarters city in Syria.



Companies take action to reduce climate footprint

Investors and companies are disinvesting in fossil fuels, perhaps the most tangible action on global warming.


 
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State


Corbett, Wolf spar in first of three gubernatorial debates

The first of their three scheduled debates featured uniformly civil exchanges and offered no bombshells.



More than 500 bridges in Pa. to be replaced

PennDOT will pick a private-sector team that will replace hundreds of structurally deficient bridges in the state.


 

Portfolio


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 ...



Wallenda to walk high in Windy City

Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire.


 

Early Returns


Perry on Politics: Roger Goodell and lessons not learned

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. (AP photo) By James M. Perry That marvelous word, pusillanimous, seems to neatly describe


Politics a poor excuse for refusing audit

State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. (Darryll Sapp / Post-Gazette) Eugene DePasquale has some questions. It's up to the



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