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Pittsburgh eyes layoffs, service cuts

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Cash-strapped Pittsburgh, with no state help on the way, is reported planning to lay off more than 500 workers and cut services to save money.

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School officials in the Twin Cities say they have fired two employees after they left a 4-year-old in an unheated Head Start bus.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

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(ST. LOUIS) -- The latest report card on metropolitan St. Louis schools is not good. The city's public schools have, according to the Post-Dispatch, fallen short of their goals of making enough educational gains to warrant full accreditation.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Review: Better ethics in the class of '49?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- "It was a time when values had meaning, with lessons we can learn from" says the dust jacket of "Kindred Spirits," (David Callahan, Wiley, $27.95) asserting that the Harvard Business School (HBS) Class of 1949, a highly successful group of businessmen, we
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Elections saw GOP surge at state level

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- It wasn't until week's end that the depth of Tuesday's surprise GOP sweep became evident. The GOP has closed the state legislator gap, pulling even with the Democrats in this critical measure of political power and influence.
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst
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PIT99040703 - 07 APRIL 1999 - PITTSBURGH, PA, USA: Pittsburgh Pirates Owner Kevin McClatchy (center tan suit ) joins Mayor of Pittsburgh Tom Murphy, PNC Bank Chairman Tom O'Brien lend into their baseball bat shaped shovel and break ground on the site of the new Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, PNC Park. UPI ac/Archie Carpenter
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