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  • PG&E Falsified Gas Pipeline Safety Records, Regulators Say

    Utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric is being accused of falsifying gas pipeline safety records by California regulators in the aftermath of a pipeline explosion that killed eight people in 2010. The California Public Utilities Commission says it has opened a proceeding for what...
  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Affordable Care Act As Unconstitutional

    A federal judge in Texas issued a ruling Friday declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, apparently setting the stage for another hearing on the health care law by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor invalidates what's commonly referred...

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  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — General Motors’ announcement that it has 2,700 positions available isn’t necessarily a boon for workers expecting layoffs from the potential closing of GM’s Lordstown Complex, nor is it for the Mahoning Valley, said U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan. Today, GM announced openings at plants in...
     
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  • Dr. Medford Mashburn, medical director for Mercy Health–Youngstown hospice and palliative care programs, has been selected to become a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Council. Through legislative advocacy, symposiums, educational materials, research and technical support, the...
     

Composer's Datebook

  • Most composers, when they write a Violin Concerto, usually consult with a good violinist during the process—unless, that is, they play violin themselves. That was the case with the Swiss-born American composer and violinist Ernest Bloch, who completed his big violin concerto in 1938.

  • On today’s date in 1936, just one day after the premiere of his Symphony No. 1, the young American composer Samuel Barber attended the first performance of his String Quartet No. 1.

  • In 1935, when he was 25 years old, the American composer Samuel Barber was selected as “the most talented and deserving student of music in America” and awarded the prestigious Prix de Rome.