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March 24, 1994 | By Nancy Petersen, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A date, a time and a place have been set for the first, and perhaps the only, debate between State Rep. Joseph Pitts (R., Chester) and his challenger, Chris Ross. But who will moderate this debate is still very much up in the air. Pitts said Tuesday that, as far as he was concerned, the Unionville- Chadds Ford Taxpayers Association will moderate the debate, which will be held 7:30 p.m. April 20 at the Charles S. Patton Middle School. The Ross camp, while finding much to admire about the taxpayers' organization, said the group was unacceptable in the role of moderator.
NEWS
August 6, 1998 | By Adrienne Lu, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
About 20 people gathered outside Rep. Joseph R. Pitts' office on Lancaster Avenue yesterday morning to protest his refusal to support a bill to ban commercial logging in national forests. Leading the protest was John A. Keslick Jr., who said he was a tree biologist. He spoke as protesters held signs and cheered and passing drivers honked to show support. "We would like to see the laws change to take the commercial interests out," Keslick said. "We need to separate our forests from our tree farms.
NEWS
April 21, 1992 | By Frederick Cusick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
State Rep. Joseph Pitts said yesterday that his GOP opponent, Fred Null, may have violated the state Ethics Act in connection with a $22 million public road project in Chester County. Null dismissed the accusation as a "a total red herring. " "What I really perceive Joe trying to do here is in the last week of the campaign turning to 'The Big Lie,' " Null said. Pitts, a 20-year incumbent, had largely ignored Null's attacks on him up to yesterday. However, during a news conference at the West Bradford Township Building, he struck back, accusing Null of conducting a "very ugly and vicious campaign" in the 158th District.
NEWS
July 2, 1997 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services, the New York Daily News and New York Post contributed to this report
"Everybody knew but me. " - Liza Minnelli, on the sexual orientation of ex-husband Peter Allen Does this sound like a woman washin' a man right out of her hair? "Not only is Brad Pitt beyond reproach," Gwyneth Paltrow announced this week, "but he is a man of extreme integrity and goodness. " Well, thank you, Miss Thing. Paltrow, who issued the above statement to columnist Liz Smith, is apparently trying to defuse rumors that she called off her engagement to Pitt last month after she caught him eyeing other gals.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2004 | By CATHERINE LUCEY luceyc@phillynews.com Daily News wire services contributed to this report
FORGET THE OSCARS, the Emmys, even People magazine's most beautiful people list. Here are the winners of Hollywood's most important honor. Best bottom. Husband and wife fitness experts Majid and Ahnjel Ali, who have been rating superstar behinds since 1999, have named their 2004 picks for the best and worst butts in Hollywood, according to Wireless Flash. This year, "Mr. and Mrs. Blackwell of the Bootie," say Britney Spears is at the top for females. The deliciously muscular "Troy" star Brad Pitt is No. 1 among the men. Majid says scrawny celebutante Paris Hilton's posterior is the worst among celebrity women.
SPORTS
November 24, 1987 | By LES BOWEN, Daily News Sports Writer
For Tyrone Pitts, the events that led to becoming the senior captain of the 1987-88 Penn Quakers began on a Camden sidewalk nine years ago. "I was in seventh grade when we got evicted from our house," Pitts said. "You can imagine the feeling I had. You come out of your house and see your things lying on the sidewalk. That feeling that hit me that day was something that I'd never like to come back to me again. From then on, I was kind of determined to succeed. " After the eviction, Pitts was sent to live with an uncle and aunt in Lindenwold, N.J. The move was to be temporary, until his family, which included 10 children, found permanent shelter and could be reunited.
NEWS
May 22, 1998 | By Peter Smolowitz, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT Inquirer correspondent Christina Asquith contributed to this article
It appears two primary election results will force two additional votes. Unofficial results Wednesday showed Uwchlan's Bob Yorczyk got enough write-in support to get on the Democratic ballot to challenge U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts for his 16th Congressional District seat. Pitts would have run unopposed if Yorczyk didn't receive at least 1,000 votes. Coatesville residents also forced another vote by defeating incumbent City Council member Edward Simpson Jr., who had been named the council's vice president last week in a shakeup that ousted the council's president.
NEWS
October 11, 1996 | By Nancy Petersen, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
State Rep. Joseph Pitts, the Republican front-runner in the 16th Congressional District race, signed a pledge yesterday morning in Lancaster saying that, if elected, he would not vote to raise taxes. The "Taxpayer Protection Pledge," crafted by a conservative organization called Americans for Tax Reform, states that the signer will oppose efforts to increase income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses. It also opposes any further reduction or elimination of deductions and credits unless matched dollar for dollar by reduced tax rates.
NEWS
April 24, 1996 | By Nancy Petersen, Clea Benson and Tom Infield, FOR THE INQUIRER Correspondent Anthony Beckman contributed to this report
State Rep. Joseph R. Pitts claimed victory last night in a five-way race for the Republican nomination to succeed 20-year veteran U.S. Rep. Robert S. Walker as congressman from Pennsylvania's deeply conservative 16th District in Chester and Lancaster Counties. Elsewhere in the Philadelphia suburbs, three Republican congressmen regained their party's nominations. Freshman U.S. Rep. Jon D. Fox of the 13th District, comprising most of Montgomery County, was unopposed in yesterday's GOP primary.
NEWS
January 24, 1996 | By Nancy Petersen, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Chester County Republicans tried last night to unite behind a single candidate for the 16th House District, but in a nail-biter finish, state Rep. Joseph Pitts fell five votes short of the endorsement. He and Commissioners Chairwoman Karen Martynick will each proceed to the April 23 primary wearing the label of Chester County GOP recommended candidate. State Sen. James Gerlach of the 44th District finished third in the race for the endorsement and dropped out after the second ballot, as party bylaws require.
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SPORTS
September 12, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
PITTSBURGH - The ebbs and flows in Saturday's renewal of the Penn State-Pitt rivalry showed why the series is such a compelling one. The Nittany Lions rallied from a 21-point second-quarter deficit and came close to taking a victory with them on the bus ride back to Happy Valley. However, James Franklin and his players mainly saw the mistakes that were made - four turnovers, including the interception in the Pitt end zone with 1 minute, 15 seconds remaining that enabled the Panthers to put away a thrilling 42-39 victory before a record crowd of 69,983 at Heinz Field.
SPORTS
September 11, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
PITTSBURGH - Coaches say they like to maintain a routine while preparing for every football game and not deviate from the norm, but that doesn't seem to have been the case this week as Penn State and Pittsburgh prepared for the renewal of their intrastate rivalry. By the time the highly anticipated game kicks off Saturday at Heinz Field, the staffs of head coaches James Franklin and Pat Narduzzi will have seen just about every formation and play ever called in the careers of first-year offensive coordinators Joe Moorhead of the Nittany Lions and Matt Canada of the Panthers.
SPORTS
September 10, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Fans of the football teams of Penn State and Pittsburgh don't agree on much, but they do agree on one thing - that the rivalry between the two state-related universities should have continued well beyond the most recent meeting in 2000. Now that the Nittany Lions and the Panthers are back playing again - at least for the next four years - starting Saturday at Heinz Field, memories of the competition abound, not so much with students and millennials but with older fans and alumni who remember the days of John Cappelletti and Tony Dorsett, of Mike Reid and Hugh Green, and of Joe Paterno and Jackie Sherrill.
SPORTS
September 10, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Facts and Figures The teams played every year from 1900 through 1931, then from 1935 through 1992. From 1903 through 1970, all but six games were played in Pittsburgh, counting Pitt Stadium and Forbes Field. The teams also met for three straight years at Three Rivers Stadium from 1974 through 1976. Pitt won 14 straight games from 1922 through 1938. Starting that run in 1913, the Panthers held a 20-1-2 record in that period over Penn State. Penn State's longest winning streak in the series is 10, 1966 through 1975.
SPORTS
September 8, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
James Franklin has experienced the Penn State-Pittsburgh rivalry from both ends of the state, with his time growing up in Langhorne and spending holidays and summers with his father's side of the family in Pittsburgh. Now as the head coach of the Nittany Lions, with a team of players who couldn't possibly remember the last meeting of the two teams in 2000, he is trying to make it as normal a week of practice and preparation as possible before his team enters a packed Heinz Field for Saturday's game.
SPORTS
September 7, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
This is Pat Narduzzi's second season as the head coach at Pittsburgh, so he's never had the chance to experience the heightened intensity - not to mention the bad blood - that used to mark the Panthers' 96-game rivalry with Penn State. However, with the two teams preparing to end a 16-year hiatus and meet Saturday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Narduzzi wants to make sure his team's preparation time is unaffected, which is why he told reporters Monday that his players would be off-limits for interviews all week.
SPORTS
September 5, 2016 | By Craig Meyer, For The Inquirer
PITTSBURGH - Over the last several years, Villanova has made a habit of putting a scare into teams from the top conferences of the Football Bowl Subdivision. This season, that scare was short-lived. A lethargic offense was unable to take full advantage of a strong defensive showing, and after remaining tied with Pittsburgh midway through the second quarter, Villanova could not keep pace as it dropped its season opener, 28-7, Saturday at Heinz Field. The Wildcats (0-1) outgained the Panthers (1-0)
SPORTS
September 4, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
Villanova at Pitt Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Heinz Field TV: ACC Network Extra (available on ESPN3). Radio: 610 Sports (WTEL-AM) History: Pitt leads, 2-0. It's the first meeting since 1998. About Villanova: The Wildcats, entering their 32nd and final season under Andy Talley, return five starters on each side of the ball from a 6-5 team. . . . They were picked to finish fourth in the CAA. . . . Talley is 3-16 against FBS opponents, having lost the last six. . . . QB Zach Bednarczyk, who replaced Walter Payton award winner John Robertson in game three, was the co-CAA Rookie of the Year.
SPORTS
September 2, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
The game had just ended, Pittsburgh had survived over Villanova, 48-41. Pitt coach Walt Harris walked over to shake hands with Villanova coach Andy Talley. "The first thing he said, 'Who in the hell is No. 20?' " Talley said this week. Suspend any knowledge you have of Brian Westbrook. Block out his Eagles glory years. Don't focus on the entirety of his Villanova career. Go back to September 1998 and the opening game of Westbrook's sophomore season. All Westbrook did on a hot afternoon at Pitt Stadium, in his first game as Villanova's clear-cut No. 1 tailback, was go for 428 all-purpose yards.
SPORTS
September 1, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
ON SATURDAY afternoon at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field, Andy Talley's 32nd and final season as Villanova's football coach will begin. For the 12th straight year, the Wildcats are opening against an FBS program on the road. This time, the opponent is Pitt, which has 16 starters back from an 8-5 team - plus James Conner, who rushed for 1,765 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2014 before sitting out last season with Hodgkin's lymphoma. The Wildcats - with five starters back on each side of the ball from a 6-5 club - aren't supposed to win. In these spots, they rarely are. That hasn't stopped them from lining up. "It's a necessary evil," said Talley, whose team was picked to finish fourth in the Colonial Athletic Association.
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