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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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BUSINESS
March 4, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
Damian D. "Skipper" Pitts was not offended when a student in his leadership class at Temple University raised a hand one Thursday night last year and asked for an early dismissal. Pitts was just confused by the excuse: The student wanted to get home in time to watch Scandal . "I said, 'What the hell is Scandal ?' " Pitts recalled recently. "The only thing the classroom didn't do was stone me. " A year later, the former Marine and leadership consultant from Fort Washington cannot only rattle off the names of every character like a true Gladiator, as fans of the ABC-TV political drama are known, he aims to cash in on the program's wild appeal with a crisis-leadership game called Scandalytes.
SPORTS
February 14, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Tyler Ennis hit a 35-footer at the buzzer to help No. 1 Syracuse remain unbeaten with a 58-56 road win over No. 25 Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. Syracuse (24-0, 11-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) remained one of two undefeated teams in Division I along with Wichita State. With 4.4 seconds remaining and the Orange down by 1, Ennis caught the inbounds pass and dribbled up the court before hitting the shot over two defenders. Talib Zanna, who led Pitt (20-5, 8-4) with 16 points and 14 rebounds, had given Pitt a 56-55 lead with 4.4 seconds left after he hit two free throws.
SPORTS
January 20, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Roman Catholic senior defensive end Hezekiah Trahan orally committed to Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder, who doubled as a tight end for the Cahillites, pledged to the Panthers on an official visit to the school. "What really stood out to me was the head coach [Paul Chryst] and the way he leads his program," Trahan said. "And I like the other recruits they've brought in. I think the team has a bright future. " Trahan also had scholarship offers from Buffalo, Coastal Carolina, James Madison, and Massachusetts.
SPORTS
November 7, 2013 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5814
ON SATURDAY, Roman Catholic High School senior Hezekiah Trahan will head to Pittsburgh to watch Pitt take on No. 24 Notre Dame at Heinz Field. The University of Pittsburgh already made a scholarship offer to the 6-4, 250-pound defensive end, and Trahan says it could be time to collect. "Yeah, I might sign," he said, sitting in a conference room inside the school's Broad Street campus wearing an even broader smile. "It might be a done deal. " The 18-year-old, who recently received second-team All-Catholic honors, wants it to be a family trip, so the blended bunch will make the nearly 5-hour trek.
NEWS
July 27, 2013 | By Joe Mandak, Associated Press
PITTSBURGH - A University of Pittsburgh medical researcher was charged with homicide in the death of his wife, a neurologist at the university's medical school, authorities said Thursday, and Pittsburgh police were in Florida to arrest him. Robert Ferrante, 64, allegedly laced an energy supplement with cyanide before giving it to Autumn Klein, 41, hours after they exchanged text messages about how the supplement could help them conceive a child, according...
NEWS
July 26, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
PITTSBURGH - A University of Pittsburgh medical researcher accused of poisoning his neurologist wife with a supplement she apparently thought would help them have a baby was arrested yesterday in West Virginia, authorities said. Dr. Robert Ferrante laced an energy supplement with cyanide and gave it to Dr. Autumn Klein, a neurologist at the university's medical school, hours after they exchanged text messages about how the supplement could help them conceive, according to a police complaint unsealed yesterday.
SPORTS
June 20, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
P AT AMARA will never forget the bus ride that mega-affected his life. He hopped on board last Friday, the cost was $150, 6 1/2 hours were required and the destination was Pittsburgh. "The whole way out there," Amara said, "I was thinking, 'This could be my future.' I just kept telling myself to give it my all. " The 6-2, 185-pound Amara, a rising senior at West Catholic High, will play his college football at Pitt. Hey, maybe Megabus could use his likeness on the sides of vehicles with words such as, "A ride with us might be worth thousands of dollars.
NEWS
June 7, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
  BRAD PITT   surprised sneak peekers at an early screening of "World War Z" in King of Prussia Regal Cinemas yesterday. My sources tell me Pitt introduced the film to two theaters and then hopped on a plane to his next locale so, unfortunately, he didn't get to hang around town. This town has changed a lot since Pitt shot "12 Monkeys" here back in 1995. "I just crushed a cheesesteak next door," Pitt told the audiences yesterday. "It really is the perfect sandwich. " Pitt continued that he was excited for fans to see the film.
NEWS
June 3, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
In her first public appearance since revealing she underwent a double mastectomy in February, Angelina Jolie , 37, walked the red carpet in a Saint Laurent dress with Brad Pitt at the London premiere of his film World War Z on Sunday. On May 14, Jolie announced in an op-ed piece in the New York Times that she had been diagnosed with a mutated BRCA1 gene predisposing her to cancer and had undergone the preventive mastectomy Feb. 16 and reconstructive surgery on April 27. Since then, Jolie has recovered at home in Los Angeles while preparing to direct Unbroken , a film based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand about a World War II hero's survival story.
NEWS
March 6, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The voluminous archives of the late U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter are heading west. Philadelphia University, which has custody, has struck a deal with the University of Pittsburgh to process, preserve, and digitize significant portions of Specter's material, officials announced Monday. The job is huge. Imagine 2,700 boxes of papers, photographs, audio and video materials, and memorabilia. That's enough to fill 337 four-drawer filing cabinets, notes Michael Dabrishus, Pitt's assistant university librarian.
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