If you went any higher, you’d need a harp. Yard Way on Pittsburgh’s South Side Slopes is only about half a dozen blocks long, one would say. One would say that if it were in another city. In Pittsburgh, one would be more apt to say it’s half a dozen blocks high, considering…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading How steep is Yard Way?
When Paul O’Neill was appointed Secretary of the Treasury in 2001, he planned to secure a pied-​á-​terre in Washington, retain his main residence in Pittsburgh and, with his wife, Nancy, vacation at their Maryland beach house. But finding an acceptable home in the capital proved to be somewhat difficult.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Paul O’Neill’s Watergate pad is right on the money
The recent celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the University of Pittsburgh’s polio vaccine recalled one of the great moments in Pittsburgh history. Led by Dr. Jonas Salk, the scientists were armed with expertise, belief and will. I got to know Salk just 11 years ago and wrote a three-​part profile about him.…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading A turbulent interview
For five years, Chet Mathis, fellow University of Pittsburgh scientist Dr. Bill Klunk and a team of chemists designed hundreds of chemical compounds looking for one that would open the door to the discovery of a drug capable of taming Alzheimer’s disease.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Is a cure for Alzheimer’s disease around the corner?
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