Saturday, December 26, 2015

PA in the WSJ

Pennsylvania - related items I noticed in the last two weeks of the Wall Street Journal:


Two Pittsburgh residents are quoted in “Yes, Mom, there is a Santa,” by Clare Aksberry (12/23).  Nickie Manning talks about her holiday plans. An unidentified man discusses Santa.

Three Pennsylvania residents are mentioned in “A secret to great hair (and sales):  stop shampooing,” by Anna Marie Chaker 12/23.  Krista Huxta Bradley of Philadelphia and Lauren Scheiber of Pittsburgh discuss their hairstyle routines.   Christine Cummings is president of Turbie Twist of Butler, a company making turbans and shower caps. 

Susan McHale, a professor at Penn State is quoted in “Is he son-in-law material?” by Sue Shellenbarger (12/16)


The Budweiser Clydesdales appeared at a parade in Ambler earlier this year.  Approximately 20,000 people came out the see them.  See “You can lead horse fans to beer, but can you make them drink?” by Tripp Mickle (12/23).  Though she isn’t mentioned in the article, I feel sure that Mayor Jeanne Sorg was involved or at least there.

“Apartments rising in Philadelphia,” by Matt Hudgins (12/16)

Longwood Gardens and plant designer Jim Sutton gets a mention in “Spring flowers bloom months early,” by Bart Ziegler (12/26-27) 


“RV sales revive, but without frills,” by James R. Hagerty (12/23) includes information on Cooper’s RV Center, near Pittsburgh, and quotes general manager Paul Willis. 

Adam Fein of Philadelphia/s Pembroke Consulting is quoted on tracking drug distribution in “Valeant taking title to drugs already on shelves at Walgreens,” by Jonathan D. Rockoff (12/22)

“Steelworkers face tough talks,” by John W. Miller (12/21) focuses on union negotiations between Pittsburgh based United Steelworkers and U.S. Steel Corp, Allegheny Technologies Inc., and Arcelor Mittal. 

“Baby, it’s warm outside,” by Jim Carlton (12/17) quotes Mark Daubert of Jack Frost ski resort.


“Impasse on budget continues in Pennsylvania,” by Kris Maher (12/24)

“Sen. Mitch McConnell, in discussion the 2016 elections, says ‘What we decide to allocate floor time to in the Senate, to be quite candid with you, is going to be to some extent … dictated by concerns I have about places like New Hampshire and Pennsylvania and Ohio and Wisconsin and Illinois’.”  See “Republic leaders set low bar for 2016,” by Siobhan Hughes (12/21)

Rick Santorum gets a mention in “Long-shots emphasize security,” by Reid J. Epstein and Rebecca Ballhaus (12/16)

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