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Monessen Valley Independent (Newspaper) - August 31, 2015, Monessen, Pennsylvania Name change the White House announced sunday the eve of president Obama s planned trip to Alaska that the state s famed mount Mckinley will be renamed Denali a symbolic gesture to Alaska natives. A7 pirates lose Charlie Morton right cruised through three no hit innings but Colorado used four consecutive hits to score three runs and went on to beat the pirates 5-0, at pc Park on sunday afternoon. By celebrity cipher b6 classified b7-10 comics a dear Abby b5 lotteries a5 news roundups As obituaries a opinion a6 sports bl-3 television b5 two sections a 20 pages tonight 65� Clear amp humid tomorrow 89� sunny amp humid details a2 diversity a problem Here monday Axil St Iii 2015 75< a the Hihi relevant reliable Independent ail edition of Llu Tribune review new Westmoreland county study shows that could he the Case because area residents Are reluctant to accept change. By Jacob Tierney new Westmoreland county residents agree that racial diversity is important but they Arentt sure what they would be willing to do to achieve it accordingly the creators of a recently completed study. A people value diversity. They think its a really Good thing. They know the county is Only so welcoming of diversity but they re not sure that they really want to change a a said David Droppa associate professor at Seton Hill University and head of the study a research team. More than 95.2 percent of county residents Are White. A confronting the Challenge of diversity in Westmoreland county is the result of a two year partnership among Paige Community coordinators Seton Hill University and Westmoreland Community action. The study was partially funded by a $4,000 Grant by vibrant Pittsburgh a nonprofit organization created to encourage diversity in the Pittsburgh regions workforce. In 2013, project organizers met with various focus groups to help Craft the questions asked in the Survey. Of the 1,026 people surveyed 92.7 were White 5.7 percent were Black and people of other ethnic ties made up 1.6 percent. Diversity a a2 a when Pope Francis visits Washington dx., next month it will be his first time in the . Just like Back in Jolly old England Pope Francis stranger to . In Many ways Jim form not / Trilb total Modi Justers sir brom left and sir Joseph do Battle saturday As part of the Pittsburgh Renaissance festival which is under Way off the it. Pleasant exit of interstate 70. The annual step Back in time now in its ninth year features a wide Range of period food drink and entertainment each saturday and sunday plus labor Day through sept. 27. Additional images from the past weekend s festival appear on Page Aio animal boosters need new Home Westmoreland animal response team wants to raise Money to transform dream into reality by Ren Atta Signorini the Westmoreland county animal response team needs a Home. It Hasni to been easy to find the perfect spot to House equipment trailers in a Central part of the county close to Well maintained roads said Lori Mozina Ogurchak team chief coordinator. A the big problem is we done to have a big chunk of change right now a she said. Team members who respond to emergency Calls involving animals Hope donors will step Forward to help them with either the Purchase and renovation of an existing Structure or land acquisition and construction of a new department building. They be been searching for months but roadblocks in the form of High rent refusal to sell inconvenient location Lack of funds or extra fees for various municipal approvals have left members with few options Mozina Ogurchak said. A you can to just take any chunk of property that a out there a she said. A a in a love to take a building and Recycle having a Central location would protect the teams equipment said vice president Rita Landin. A we need to lie prepared and ready when something happens a she said. The team responds to an average of three to four Calls every month to assist domesticated animals in an emergency situation or disaster. The majority Are fire Calls but members have assisted in horse rescues and larger scale emergency sheltering Mozina Ogurchak said. For now equipment trailers and a portable Corral weather the elements outside year round. A we carry meds and equipment in there that when they go through the extremes of temperature its not Good a Mozina Ogurchak said. Other equipment is scattered around the county at various members Homes. A this equipment Isnit cheap and i think we want to make sure its cared for properly a i an Din said. The nonprofit organization is not a county funded Agency or a Long term shelter for animals animal boosters a2 Ile never followed the traditional path of networking within the Well resourced i is. Church associated press new York a when Pope Francis sets foot on the Tarmac at Andrews air Force base near Washington on sept. 22, it wont just be his first time in the United states As pontiff. It will be his first time in the country a Ever in his life. The former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bertoglio of Buenos Aires Argentina never followed the footsteps of so Many fellow roman Catholic leaders of his rank who sought to raise their profiles along with funds for missions Back Home by networking within the deeply influential and Well resourced us. Church. This Gap in his resume can be explained in part by Francis personality. He was a homebody who loathed being away and Felt a profound obligation to stay near the people of his archdiocese. He also famously opposed ladder climbing condemning what he called a Airport Bishops who spend More time travelling for their own prestige or pleasure than serving their flock. Still Francis Lack of firsthand experience of the . Stands out for Many especially those struggling to absorb his unsparing critique of the excesses of global capitalism and wondering whether this first latin american Pope harbours resentment Over the history of . Policies in his native Region. A this trip to the United states will be the most difficult the most challenging and the most interesting because he a exploring a world that for him is More foreign than Asia than the Philippines a where Francis travelled last january said Massimo fag Gioli an expert in Church history at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. A ifs not just a language Barrier. Its a cultural Pope a a2 Japan tops a team with More than 42, fans cheering against them japanese players found themselves Down eight runs in the first inning of the Little league championship game against their Pennsylvania opponents. But the visitors from Tokyo produced 22 hits in an 18-11 comeback win in a Battle of undefeated teams. By a Allen n. Berger 86, of Monongahela a Florence c. Hrycko 82, of Ros Traver a Steven Arvid Stepan Ian ii 80, of Pittsburgh a Bryan a klatch jr., 85, of Bonita Springs fla., of Ros Traver Page a4 Swift a big Winner Taylor Swift above was a big Winner at the annual mtg video awards in los Angeles on sunday winning awards for the top video of the year Best female video and the top pop music video. A8tomorrow Don t miss Valley health a regular tuesday feature of the Valley Independent. Tribue in Ai. A Obama to witness global warming a Impact on Alaska associated press Anchorage Alaska global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska and president Barack Obama is about to see it. Obama leaves monday for a three Day visit to the 49th state in which he will speak at a state department climate change conference and become the first president to visit the Alaska Arctic. There and in the sub Arctic part of the state he will see the damage caused by warming a damage that has been evident to scientists for years. More than 3.5 trillion tons of water have melted off of alaskans glaciers since 1959, when Alaska first became a state studies show a enough to fill More than i billion olympic sized pools. The crucial coast hugging sea ice that protects villages from storms and makes Hunting easier is dwindling in summer and is now absent each year a month longer than it was in the 1970s, other studies find. The army corps of engineers identified 26 villages where erosion linked to sea ice loss threatens the communities very existence. Permafrost is thawing More often As the ground warms so As the ground oozes roads pipelines and houses foundations tilt and shift a sometimes enough to cause Homes to be abandoned. In far Northern Barrow the upper part of the ground is 7 degrees warmer than it was in the late Alaska a a7 it

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