Sunday, November 09, 2008

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

A big hotcha! welcome to newly Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper (who won’t actually be a congresswoman until January, but still ….) as noted in “Bruising contests across the nation,” by Easha Anand (11/06)

GOP state party chair Robert Gleason Jr is quoted (from PolitickerPA) in “Obama leads in home stretch,” by Laura Meckler and Jonathan Weisman (11/03)

Suburban Philadelphia voters get their props in “These voters matter the most,” by Gerald F. Seib (11/04)

Mayor Nutter is quoted in a short note “Philadelphia to target jobs, facilities in face of shortfall,” (11/07)

PA Businesses

William Marsh of Farmers National Bank of Emlenton in Emlenton, PA, whose bank is “healthy and viable,” is quoted in “Rescue cash lures thousands of banks,” by Elizabeth Williamson (11/03).

PPL of Allentown and Philadelphia’s PECO are mentioned, both in the context of customers not paying bills, in “More utility bills go unpaid,” by Rebecca Smith (11/03).

Bill Figenshu of Skytop, PA, a radio and media consultant is quoted in “Weak signals: can HD radio find listeners,” by Sarah McBride (11/04)

For the curious, no Circuit City stores in PA are slated to be closed, according to “Circuit city braces for dismal holiday,” by Miguel Bustillo (11/04)

Magazine publisher Rodale to cut 10% of work force,” (11/04). Rodale is based in Emmaus.

Bill Schultz, of McQueen, Ball and Associates in Bethlehem is quoted in “Picking winners can be difficult after everything seems to rally,” by David Gaffen (11/06)

In important media news, Politico plans to add staff. It has also made deals with print papers including the Inquirer to provide Washington coverage. Politicker, the parent of PolitickerPA has been approached about providing papers coverage of state house news. See “Election web sites plot to hold their viewers, by Russell Adams and Shira Ovide (11/06)

Brief notes: Hershey 11/03

Other PA

One-time Wharton prof Gary Gorton is mentioned prominently in “Behind AIG’s fall, risk models failed to pass real-world test,” by Carrick Mollenkamp, Serena Ng, Liam Pleven and Randall Smith (11/03)

Dina Appleby of Kennett Square is quoted in “Family secret: more parents are avoiding the nanny tax,” by Sue Shellenbarger (11/05). Appleby pays the tax.

Other Interesting Tidbits

Oh, the ego slam! From “Campaigns are where real ‘change’ will take place,” by Gerald F. Seib (11/03)

When the Journal, NBC News, and the MySpace social-networking site last month surveyed new and lapsed voters – an audience dominated by young, online-savvy citizens – just 4% said they were interesting in hearing blog writers’ opinions and insight on the election. They expressed far more interest in the views of television commentators, friends and newspaper columnists.

I’m not your friend, dear readers? Such news wounds me deeply.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is Bill DeWeese one scandal away from career extinction?