Tony Oto and his wife, Theresa, stand with their children (from left to right) Dominic, 5, Lakyn Holly, 9, and Gionna, 4, where their neighbors house stood before a fire destroyed the home on Valentines Day in 2006. The fire also badly damaged the Oto's home, forcing the family to live in a one-bedroom hotel room for three months, before they could move back into their home.
Giulia Fenner, 2, of Lawrenceville paints in Arsenal Park on Tuesday afternoon, July 24, 2007. The painting along with other crafts were part of Citiparks Roving Art Cart which visits a different city park every Tuesday-Friday. And to answer your question about the painting in the background...no I did not paint it!
Democratic Presidential candidate former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC), speaks while campaigning on his "Poverty Tour" July 17, 2007 at the Hill House in Pittsburgh's Hill District. Edwards' "Poverty Tour" is a three day tour through eight states starting in New Orleans, Louisiana and ending July 18th in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
A suspect argues with police officers after being captured in a raid on an apartment building on Tuesday afternoon, July 17, 2007 in Crafton Heights. Three people in all were arrested after Pittsburgh police SWAT officers surrounded and searched the apartment complex. The response was apparently connected to an incident in the Fairywood neighborhood earlier today in which men in a car fired shots at police officers.
(TOP) Known as the worlds steepest vehicular inclined plane, the Johnstown Inclined Plane opened for business on July 1, 1891 still continues to haul passengers and vehicles up the 896.5 feet of track to the hillside above. (SECOND FROM TOP) Alan McKee, an operator of the Johnstown Inclined Plane, guides the historic incline, which opened in 1891 the 896.5 feet from the bottom of the hill to top on Sunday afternoon, July 15, 2007. (THIRD) The Johnstown Inclined Plane moves along the tracks. (BOTTOM) In town for a family reunion, Dan Kautz, 68, of Odenton, MD., (right) rides on the Johnstown Inclined Plane as his wife, Connie, 68, (left) shows her grandsons, Tanner Kautz, 3, and DJ Kautz, 8, of Glen Burnie, MD., the scenes she remembers as a child riding the incline. For over 60 years she has made many trips up and down the historic incline. As a child, her mother worked at the top of the hill and she would ride up to visit with her.
(TOP) The Duquesne Incline moves up the tracks above the city of Pittsburgh on Thursday evening, July 12, 2007 in Pittsburgh, PA. The incline, a popular tourist destination, has been in operation since May 1877 and has hauled many people from Mt. Washington, overlooking the city of Pittsburgh to the banks of the Monongahela River below and the South Side of Pittsburgh.
(MIDDLE) Devin Zerjav, 5, of Plum, PA., watches out the window of the West car of the Duquesne Incline on Sunday evening, July 15, 2007 in Pittsburgh, PA. The incline, a popular tourist destination, has been in operation since May 1877 and has hauled many people from Mt. Washington, overlooking the city of Pittsburgh to the banks of the Monongahela River below and the South Side of Pittsburgh. (BOTTOM) Nina Midgley, 18, of Crafton sits in the Souvenir stand at the Duquesne Incline on Thursday evening, July 12, 2007 in Pittsburgh, PA. The incline, a popular tourist destination, has been in operation since May 1877 and has hauled many people from Mt. Washington, overlooking the city of Pittsburgh to the banks of the Monongahela River below and the South Side of Pittsburgh.
John Brockenbrough of Murrysville (left) and his father, Roger Brockenbrough of Mt. Lebanon (right), train for Sunday's Pittsburgh Triathlon at the Washington Blvd. bike oval on Thursday evening, July 12, 2007. John is a very successful triathlete and very well known in the Pittsburgh triathlon community, and has finished in the top three every year as well as winning the race a few times. His father, Roger, is 72 years old and still competing in about 10 triathlons a year.
Marilyn Hall, of Wilkinsburg listens to a talking book on her Library of Congress supplied tape player while sitting on her front porch, one of her favorite places to listen to books. Hall favorite books are historical romances and mysteries. Congress has cut funding that was being used to develop a sightless-friendly technology to help the blind with audio books.
Joseph Junak, owner of Joseph R. Junak's Auto Repair and Snow Removal, sits in his flooded garage along Franklin Avenue in Aliquippa after flash flooding filled the street and his business with several feet of water, mud and debris on Thursday afternoon, July 5, 2007.
United States Postal Service mail carrier Sue Mulkern takes a break along her mail route to cool off in four-year-old Destiney Dixon's pool in front of her home along Boyle Street on the North Side of Pittsburgh. "Everyday she waits for me," said Mulkern, "and today she asked me to take off my shoes and socks and get in and I said I think I will." Temperatures reached 90 degrees across the region and left many people to find some means of staying cool.
Huang Xiang, one of the greatest poets of 20th-century China, stands in front of his North Side home on Wednesday afternoon. The City of Asylum in Pittsburgh is providing a safe haven for Xiang to create his poetry and art. In China, Xiang was severely persecuted and spent nearly two decades of his life in re-education through labor camps and communist-operated factories and prisons.