News Obituaries


 Gilbert "Gil" Peisakoff
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.


 Dr. Ross Musgrave and his wife Norma Jane Musgrave, push Madeline Pond, then 91, to help her get a flu shot in this 2004 photo.

Obituary: Ross Musgrave / Surgeon and modern-day Renaissance man

Dr. Musgrave, a clinical professor of surgery at Pitt, was also a painter and actor. His artistic inclinations infused his surgical skill.



 Anna Mae Gorman Lindberg

Obituary: Anna Mae Gorman Lindberg / Made ’32 Olympics swim team as teen from Homestead

The former Olympic swimmer earned her college degree from the University of Pittsburgh at the age of 60,



Obituary: Robert Charles Todd Jr. / Retired banker was devoted to family, church, community

Top banking executive who always kept family dinner a priority


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Nation


U.S. attorney to attack fraud in health care

U.S. Attorney David Hickton is ramping up a team — backed by the FBI — whose focus will be fighting crime in the medical industry.



Chicago archbishop selected

As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.


 

World


Intelligence officials warn of dangers beyond Islamic State

Another Syrian group, led by a figure who was once among Osama bin Laden’s inner circle, poses a more direct threat to America and Europe.



Does defeat of referendum like in Scotland signal a movement's end?

Quebec has had two referendums, with the threat of more. They call this the “Neverendum” — a term also raised in Scotland the morning after.


 
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State


Corbett and Wolf to meet in first debate of governor's race Monday

Democratic challenger Wolf will not be under pressure to do much more than avoid any major mistakes. For Mr. Corbett, the stakes are higher.



Tomalis spent time in NYC advising private equity investors

During nearly 15 months, officials at some of the state’s key institutions say they never shared a moment of Ron Tomalis’ time.


 

Early Returns


City-County Building exhibit celebrates immigrants

Luis Clemente speaks in front of a photo of his father, Roberto Clemente. By Robert Zullo Luis Clemente remembers the baseball


Education funding, lies and video tape

We're not sure whether there's enough time for the campaign of Gov. Tom Corbett to take control of the discussion of education



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