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  • Date set to fill 57th District seat in state House (Pennsylvania national swing district)

    01/07/2016 11:09:15 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 15 replies
    Tribune-Review (suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | 7 January 2015 | Tribune-Review Staff (suburban Pittsburgh)
    A special election will be held March 15 to fill the remainder of the term of former state Rep. Tim Krieger. Krieger, a four-term Republican from Delmont resigned last month after being sworn in as a Westmoreland County judge. His terms runs to the end of the year. Krieger's 57th District seat includes Greensburg, South Greensburg, Southwest Greensburg, Youngwood, part of Hempfield and Salem townships and Delmont. Officials from Westmoreland County's Democratic and a Republican committees will nominate candidates to run in the special election. Voters will return to polls on April 26 for a primary election when candidates will...
  • Richard Mellon Scaife, Influential U.S. Conservative, Dies at 82

    07/04/2014 9:54:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 4, 2014 | Robert D. McFadden
    Richard Mellon Scaife, the Pittsburgh philanthropist and reclusive heir to the Mellon banking fortune, whose support for right-wing causes laid the foundations for America’s modern conservative movement and fueled the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died on Friday. He was 82. Mr. Scaife’s death was reported by the The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, a newspaper he owned. He had announced recently that he had cancer. Decades before David and Charles Koch bankrolled right-wing causes, Mr. Scaife and Joseph Coors, the beer magnate, were the leading financiers of the conservative crusade of the 1970s and ’80s, seeking to reverse the liberal traditions...
  • Obama Overstates Kansas Tornado Deaths

    05/09/2007 10:54:48 AM PDT · by Brainhose · 42 replies · 1,155+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Today | Brainhose
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Barack Obama, caught up in the fervor of a campaign speech Tuesday, drastically overstated the Kansas tornadoes death toll, saying 10,000 had died. The death toll was 12. "In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died—an entire town destroyed," the Democratic presidential candidate said in a speech to 500 people packed into a sweltering Richmond art studio for a fundraiser. Obama mentioned the disaster in Greensburg, Kan., in saying he had been told by the office of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius that the state's National Guard had...
  • To all Western Pa Freepers!

    04/14/2009 6:52:39 PM PDT · by sneakers · 9 replies · 289+ views
    Tea Party in Greensburg Pa., at the Westmoreland County Courthouse April 15th (tomorrow) at 12:00 noon Guest Speaker: Rose Tennant of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from the Warroom (
  • Biden gets emotional recalling gift from the Steelers

    09/25/2008 12:40:06 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 46 replies · 693+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | September 25, 2008 | Salena Zito
    Sen. Joe Biden hit Western Pennsylvania today -- Greensburg specifically -- with his first visit to the area since the Democratic National Convention. Before he began his morning speech, Biden had to compose himself while recalling a gift of two footballs (signed by former Steeler Rocky Bleier) given by late Steelers founder Art Rooney to Biden's two boys in 1972, when they were recuperating from a traffic accident that killed his wife and daughter. Biden recalled the story after he was introduced by Rooney's son, Dan.
  • Greensburg Residents Find Ways to Watch Documentary on Town[They don't have cable yet.]

    06/14/2008 4:46:19 PM PDT · by coffee260 · 22 replies · 100+ views ^ | 06/14/08 | Reporter: AP
    GREENSBURG, Kan. (AP) _ Greensburg will be back in the national spotlight next week. A new cable network called Planet Green will feature the tornado-ravaged community's rebuilding efforts as part of a documentary that will last several weeks. But Greensburg residents won't be able to view the 13-part documentary about the town's recovery from a devastating tornado because the city doesn't have a cable service. The show premieres Sunday at 8 p.m. Planet Green plans invite the whole town to the Greensburg school gymnasium tomorrow for a barbecue and screening of the first episode. Planet Green has had film crews...
  • Best Photos Yet of Greensburg, Kansas Tornado Damage

    05/28/2007 12:08:30 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies · 2,099+ views
    Ultimate Chase ^ | May 28, 2007
    These are the best pictures of the Greensburg, Kansas Tornado that I've seen anywhere. The site features about 40 high resolution photos of the devastation. The snaps are covered with a strict copyright, are available for sale to the public, and apparently are a source of income for the website's owner. Therefore, only a link is provided. The damage is incredible!
  • New Greensburg to Be model "Green" burg

    05/12/2007 5:08:23 PM PDT · by bugman · 30 replies · 799+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | May 12, 2007 | Sarah Kessinger
    TOPEKA - Talk of a future Greensburg turned this week to visions of green. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said she and the town's mayor, Lonnie McCollum, have discussed the town rebuilding as an environmental model community, with renewable power, energy-efficient buildings and other possibilities. Rep. Dennis McKinney, D-Greensburg, added that planning should include high-tech aspects that help the town attract young families and new business. A statewide architect group has volunteered to aid Greensburg as it plans to rebuild. Now a contingent of Wichita architects say they are willing to share expertise in environmentally sustainable design. The town has the name...
  • Goody, Another Tornado Chance to Smear Bush

    05/11/2007 7:24:19 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 364+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 5/11/07 | Purple Mountains
    The Democrats game plan was in full view after the Kansas tornado, and, unfortunately, some of the country seems to buy into the nonsense and the propaganda. Their plan is to seize on everything that happens and turn it into a scandal. We are still in the midst of the Alberto Gonzales fiasco, as if a president did not have the right to fire and hire federal prosecutors for any reason. Again, Bill Clinton fired 92 of 93 prosecutors as well as the Travel Office staff the day he took office. He also transferred 500 raw FBI files on individuals...
  • DNC letter to FreeRepublic: Stop Lying about Howard Dean, and Gov Sebelius...OR ELSE!

    05/11/2007 7:32:14 AM PDT · by rface · 1,063 replies · 50,759+ views
    Sandler, Reiff & Young, P.C. ^ | May 11, 2007 | Sandler, Reif & Young, P.C. for the DNC
    SANDLE, REIFF and YOUNG, P.C. 50 E Street, S.E., Suite 300 Washington DC 20003 Telephone: 202.479.XXXX FAX: 202.479.XXXX May 10, 2007 VIA E-Mail Mr. James C Robinson PO Box 9771 Fresno, CA 93794 Re: Statement re Democratic National Committee Dear Mr Robinson: We are writing on behalf of our client, the Democratic National Committee (DNC). A post by “coffee260” on today states that this morning, on the Quinn & Rose show on XM, co-host Quin stated that the DNC chairman, Gov. Howard Dean had called Gov Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kans) “around 5:00am on morning after a tornado destroyed the...
  • Politics and Weather, the Storm of the Century

    05/11/2007 5:17:06 AM PDT · by mission9 · 19 replies · 882+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 05-11-07 | Ranger
    Have you noticed that the term "global climate change" is replacing "global warming"? For much of the United States, this last winter was colder than any in the recent past. Via the news media, travelers snowed in at airports were fed a steady diet of looming catastrophe. The newscasters have shrewdly altered the phrase to highlight the viciousness of the weather. To a passenger sleeping on a cold airline terminal floor, any warming would be a relief. Even...
  • Kansas Governor Sebilius is in hot water for stalling emergency aid to tornado victims.

    05/10/2007 8:09:20 PM PDT · by Patriotic Thunder · 25 replies · 2,372+ views
    Patriotic Thunder ^ | 5/10 | Patriotic Thunder
    NEWS ALERT----BREAKING STORY Kansas Democrat Governor Kathleen Sebilius was blaming President Bush for the slow response time because according to her, "our National Guard humvees, flatbed vehicles, and trained personnel are all stuck in Iraq". She stated those comments hours before the arrival of the President to Greensburg. According to sources close to Kansas Presidential candidate Senator Brownback, Sen. Brownback questioned her why she waited so long to deploy the troops and equipment to this town and most of all, why she got in front of the main stream media and stated it was President Bush's fault. According to sources,...
  • Brownback suggests plan for Greensburg

    05/10/2007 1:38:21 PM PDT · by bd476 · 28 replies · 739+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | May 10, 2007 | Barbara J. Isenberg
    Brownback suggests plan for Greensburg Sen. Sam Brownback suggested Thursday that a pilot program based on the Homestead Act could bring revitalization and relief to Greensburg. Through a series of tax incentives, Brownback told media in a conference call that he hopes the program would stimulate the town's economy and encourage it to grow. The program would have four main components: • a $5,000 tax credit for all first-time homebuyers; • help paying down student loans for people to move in and stay in Greensburg; • tax credits for investing in the rural community; • a venture capital fund. Similar...
  • Greensburg Victim Rips Kansas Gov. For Comments

    05/09/2007 1:24:42 PM PDT · by bw17 · 105 replies · 4,435+ views
    Greensburg Victim Rips Kansas Gov. For Comments Claim Of Slow Response An Abusrd 'Political Slam,' Resident Says (CBS) GREENSBURG, Kan. While Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and the Bush administration jaw back-and-forth over the relief efforts for Greensburg, Kan., the town devastated by Friday night's F-5 tornado, town residents have chimed in and say they couldn't be any happier with the response from the government and other rescue units. "The poor response thing is just political BS," Greensburg resident Mike Swigart, 47, who lost his house and four vehicles from the storm, told in an exclusive interview. "I saw her...
  • President Bush Arrives in Greensburg

    05/09/2007 11:06:54 AM PDT · by Jeffrey_D. · 24 replies · 1,365+ views
    '5-9-07 - President George W. Bush arrived in Wichita at 9am Wednesday. Air Force One landed at McConnell AFB and then boarded Marine'
  • Six out-of-towners arrested on suspicion of trespassing

    05/09/2007 6:25:43 AM PDT · by aft_lizard · 24 replies · 900+ views
    Hutchnews ^ | May 9, 2007
    Six people were arrested Monday on suspicion of trespassing in Greensburg. District Judge Daniel Love found probable cause for their arrest and set bond at $10,000 for each individual.None of the six lived in Greensburg, according to Love."They apparently were from Wichita," he said, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service apparently was going to take four of the six people, he said.They have not been formally charged, and their names were not available.
  • Aerials of Greensburg Tornado Damage

    05/08/2007 10:22:32 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 121 replies · 4,001+ views
    Link to site, Wichita Eagle
  • Blown Away? Not Quite [Greensburg, KS]

    05/07/2007 9:18:43 PM PDT · by Huntress · 28 replies · 1,935+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 5/7/07 | Denis Boyles
    Russell Steen, a 48-year-old sales and delivery man for Taylor Printing, stood with his kids in the front yard of his house in Pratt, Kansas (pop. 6,500) last Friday night. “We were watching the lightning about 9:30, quarter to ten,” he told me. “It was one of those Kansas lightning storms that you tell people in L.A. about and they just don’t believe you. The whole sky was filled with it. It was amazing.” Steen doesn’t have cable. He doesn’t even have broadcast TV. Maybe he doesn’t need it. “I mean, that storm was something to see.” Eventually, he went...
  • CNN dispels Ks. Gov on National Guard?

    05/07/2007 5:13:53 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 28 replies · 1,521+ views
    Anybody watching CNN? Am I imagining things or did CNN actually dispel the Gov. Kat Katty Sebelius myth that they didnt have enough equipment? Also the AG of Kansas seemed to have backtracked on earlier statements that they didnt have enough for the cleanup and reconstruction. Now the story is they meant for future disasters they would be strained.
  • F-5 tornado wipes out 95% of Greensburg, KS (Dem. Gov. blames cleanup effort on Bush & Iraq)

    By Associated Press Monday, May 7, 2007 Greensburg, Kan.— Paramedic Annette Gasten and her German shepherd, Greta, had a grim weekend searching amid the piles of wreckage left by one of the strongest tornadoes to rake across the Plains. Every business on Greensburg’s main street was demolished and officials estimate as much as 95 percent of the town was destroyed. Tree trunks stood bare, stripped of most of their branches. All the churches were destroyed. At least eight people in this community of 1,500 were dead, putting the state’s total death toll at 10. No one was found Sunday in...