Sunday, December 16, 2007

PA in the WSJ

This is a list of articles regarding Pennsylvania in this week's Wall Street Journal. Chances are I missed something, but these are the articles that caught my eye.

It should be noted that I routinely do not read the editorials in the WSJ. So any discussions of the state, its elected officials, businesses, or citizens, in editorials will not be mentioned here.

PA Politicians

Gov. Rendell does the honors. In “Green projects generate splits in activist groups,” by Greg Hitt (12/12), the Audobon Society’s opposition to a wind farm in western Pennsylvania. Note this paragraph:

In Pennsylvania, Democratic governor Ed Rendell has made wind power a priority. In 200, he persuaded Gamesa SA, a Spanish energy company, to establish its U.S. headquarters in his state. Gamesa’s Shaffer Mountain project in Somerset County was proposed last year.

PA Businesses

Do not read this while drinking or eating. From “Are big bonuses still due after a bust?” by George Anders (12/12):
At some big home builders, CEO’s continued to collect multimillion-dollar bonuses last year – albeit smaller ones than before – even as business prospects and their companies’ stock prices weakened. Robert Toll, the CEO of Toll Brothers, Inc., got $17.5 million in cash and stock.

Note: That is more than the VA paid Toll Brothers for the land that hopefully will become a veterans cemetery in Bucks County. Everybody keep that in mind.

Brief mentions:
Hershey (12/12)

Other PA

One of the films playing at the Sundance Film Festival this year will be “Mysteries of Pittsburgh”, as noted in “Strike thickens the plot at Sundance,” by Peter Sanders (12/14)

David Lacy, described as a Pennsylvanian, is a researcher at Amgen, as mentioned in “Can new osteoporosis drug strengthen Amgen,” by Marilyn Chase (12/14)

Clinical trials conducted by University of Pennsylvania nursing professor Mary Naylor are highlighted in “Keeping patients from landing back in hospital,” by Laura Landro (12/12)

Other Interesting Tidbits

“Reading the mind of the body politic,” by Alexandra Alter (12/14) makes me definely want to keep political consultants out of my brain cells.

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