Christmas came early for sisters with cancer: Erie family got good prognosis Dec. 14
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Dec. 26, 2009
Since 2006, the Richmonds have lived a tense, hopeful existence.
The face of budget cuts: Jessica wanted to study with students more like her, but that hope was slashed with the Hospital School’s funding
The Boston Globe - Aug. 15, 2009
A friendly girl with almond-shaped eyes and a soft smile, Jessica Fiasconaro loves to belt out songs on her karaoke machine, and she once played Gabriella in a production of “High School Musical.’’ But when some of her peers look at her, all they see is her wheelchair.
Falcons play soap opera Downtown
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - April 2, 2010
It has been a two-week melodrama, staged 37 floors above the city and scripted by a community of devoted followers. The threads of the story are classic: an aging mother ousted from her home, a victorious upstart discovering her new life, a dutiful male shuttled between partners.
"We make up all sorts of conversations that have nothing to do with reality," said Ann Hohn.
An American Dream goes up in smoke: Couple lose house to arsonist before moving in, now face city's demolition bill
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - May 30, 2010
Less than a month after Ida Bormentar bought her first home, flames devoured the walls, burning through the night.
Crafton Heights couple exchange vows at drive-in theater in Robinson
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct. 4, 2010
Soft pretzels twirled in the background as Lia Oslé and Glenn Morrison shared their first dance.
Preserving history: USS Constitution's custodians fend off the ravages of time
The Boston Globe - June 21, 2009
Balanced on a wooden float beside the USS Constitution, Bruce Comeau drives a large metal pin into the ship’s hull. The pa-pa-pa of his pneumatic hammer punctuates the speech of a nearby tour guide. On a sunny dock next to the ship, Jay Flanagan and John Miles measure and mark a colossal piece of wood that will become the main topmast. Tucked away beyond the gaggles of tourists, ship blacksmith Steve Nichols readies his forge.
Steelers fan, family well-cared for after game-day collapse
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Dec. 22, 2010
His brothers were waiting outside, ready to go to Station Square. A seat was waiting in Heinz Field, where his beloved Steelers would play soon. His wife and children were waiting at home in Indiana, and Christmas was around the corner.
But on Sunday, Jay Gebhardt, 49, could not shake the chest pain -- heartburn, he thought -- that had dogged him for hours.
Food rack in West Virginia's student union recognizes poverty can hide anywhere
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct. 9, 2010
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Just a short walk from a bustling fast-food court, the spread is humble: canned tuna, raisins, boxed rice, tomato soup and stack upon stack of ramen noodles.
A Steeler, a doctor, a team for better health
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - May 17, 2010
Zane Gates and Deshea Townsend are as different as their hometowns of Altoona, Pa., and Batesville, Miss., separated by the Mason-Dixon Line and 946 miles.
Regatta for blind tests sailors' feel for the sport
The Boston Globe - July 8, 2009
Matthew Chao cannot see the course ahead, the sails above, or the tiller he holds in his hand.
No pants subway ride has no legs here
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Jan. 11, 2010
If three pairs of pants fall in a subway station, is it worth the trouble?
An artist's gift of solace: Sketches of fallen soldiers displayed at capitol
The Boston Globe - July 11, 2009
The portraits of the dead were arranged in alphabetical order in rows of eight: an orderly grid of loss.
Paying tribute to a leader who changed their world: Special Olympians laud Eunice Shriver
The Boston Globe - Aug. 12, 2009
Sometimes Tyler Lagasse finds it easier to write his thoughts in journals than to speak them, and recently the 22-year-old Special Olympics athlete, who has autism, has been thinking and writing about Eunice Kennedy Shriver.