Sunday, December 30, 2012
Jan Scheuermann's story was originally scheduled to be broadcast on Dec. 16.
UPDATE: The "60 Minutes" piece on Scheuermann is now available online here. Jan Scheuermann, the Whitehall Borough woman whose groundbreaking brain science story was detailed in a UPMC video and Dec. 18 Patch article, will appear on a nationally televised episode of CBS' "60 Minutes" on Sunday night. Scheuermann's story was originally scheduled to be broadcast on Dec. 16, but it was preempted by coverage of the Newtown, CT, tragedy. Her episode will now air on Dec. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time. As part of a UPMC and University of Pittsburgh brain-computer interface study, Scheuermann, a quadriplegic, has had two quarter-inch, square electrode grids placed in the regions of her brain that would normally control her right arm and right hand …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Scheuermann, a south Baldwin native, could change the world.
Jan Scheuermann has killed more than 250 people—and gotten away with it. But that's not what makes her extraordinary. No, it's Scheuermann's ability to move objects by using only her mind that makes her life so incredible. OK, so neither of those statements are entirely true, but Scheuermann, 53—a south Baldwin Borough native, one-time Californian and current Whitehall Borough resident—is well on her way, at least with the mental capabilities. Though, she'd love to get back to killing soon. You see: It used to be Scheuermann's ability as a fiction writer and murder-mystery-parties host that was her claim to fame, first in south Baldwin and then later in California. And she'd like to write some more. But whether she's ready or not, this …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The Baldwin native has an amazing story to tell.
UPDATE: CBS has officially delayed this story's broadcast. Check back with the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch for updates. A Baldwin-Whitehall resident is a participant in a groundbreaking study whose findings are tentatively scheduled to be broadcast nationally on CBS' "60 Minutes" on Sunday night, immediately following the Pittsburgh Steelers-Dallas Cowboys telecast. However, the Newtown, CT, tragedy may delay the story's broadcast at least a week as CBS may instead focus on the school shootings. Nevertheless, the study's findings are due to be published online on Monday by the British medical journal The Lancet. The identity of this Baldwin Borough native has been kept quiet at the request of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Check out Tuesday's results here.
Read below for Tuesday's results of federal/statewide races. And click here for local results of the same general election. (All results are unofficial until certified.) President Barack Obama won in Pennsylvania, gaining the state's 20 electoral votes, according to CBS, NBC, ABC and The Associated Press. Obama also won overall re-election. Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey also won in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Casey's opponent, Republican coal executive and Tea Party founder Tom Smith, conceded at 10:30 p.m. Prior to Tuesday's vote, influential Pennsylvania political insiders differed on the key to winning the Keystone State for President Barack Obama or former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Republicans said that the role of undecided and …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Mike McMullen of Gibsonia, a delegate representing part of Pennsylvania at the Republican National Convention, was seen wearing a Penguins jersey and waving The Terrible Towel.
When Mike McMullen packed his bags for the Republican National Convention, he made sure that people would know that he was from Pittsburgh. The alternate delegate representing Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District packed Steelers and Penguins jerseys, along with a coal miner's hat with Steelers, Pirates and Penguins logos on it. CBS's cameras captured him on Thursday night wearing a black firefighter's helmet and a Sidney Crosby jersey. He was waving a Terrible Towel while the audience applauded during presidential candidate Mitt Romney's speech. "I'll wear a Steeler or Penguin jersey every night to the convention floor," McMullen said during an interview before his trip to Tampa, FL. In addition to Crosby's jersey, McMullen also …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Preliminary budget for 2012-13 to be advertised, DVD update, Baldwinaires performance, tuition vouchers opposed, Baldwin High bell schedule and much more.
Along with a new contract for service workers and presentations by Director of Technology Tim Winner and Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Dr. John D. Wilkinson, the Baldwin-Whitehall School Board heard and discussed a number of other important items at its meeting on Wednesday night. Some of the highlights of that meeting are as follows: Preliminary Budget for 2012-13 to Be Advertised The school board voted, 6-2, to advertise its preliminary 2012-13 budget, which was explained on Dec. 7 by district Superintendent Dr. Lawrence C. Korchnak as cautious and as a "worst-case scenario." The budget includes a proposed tax hike that could reach as much as an approximately 1-mill increase. On Dec. 7, Korchnak said that, in light of …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Zemaitis, a seventh-grader, will perform on KDKA-TV on Dec. 16 and at The Benedum Center on New Year's Eve.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Monday, December 12, 2011
Katie Zemaitis, a seventh-grader at J.E. Harrison Middle School, beat out all challengers in Equitable Gas and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's First Night Pittsburgh Singing Contest to earn $500 in cash and the right to perform at The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts during Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2012. Zemaitis' audition video earned the most fan votes, and fans will have another chance to see her perform—live—as she kicks off the Equitable Gas Marquee Performances at The Benedum Center, starting at 6:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., on New Year's Eve. The Benedum Center is located at 237 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Zemaitis will also sing this Friday, Dec. 16, on the Pittsburgh Today Live TV show on CBS Pittsburgh (KDKA). The show…