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5/3 Morning Buzz

The country continues its reactions to the news that Osama bin Laden has been killed. We have a special news section of headlines, plus PoliticsPA gives you the run down of official responses from the political leaders of Pennsylvania.

PA Public Radio’s Scott Detrow and the Morning Call’s John Micek report from the site of the Flight 93 crash in Shanksville.

The Trib talked to former PA Governor and DHS Secretary Tom Ridge on what bin Laden’s capture means to him.

The Centre Daily Times and the Daily Collegian have coverage of the spontaneous celebration among PSU students.

Back to state news, look for a labor protest today in Harrisburg over budget cuts.

In a win for the eco crowd, the DEP has eliminated a controversial rule that had limited the ability of its inspectors to issue citations for Marcellus drilling violations.

And for a little political news from our friends north of the border. Assisted by vote-splitting among their liberal opponents and a relatively stable Canadian economy, Canadian Conservative party bounded to their first majority government in decades. The old guard Liberals fell out of the top two places in the House of Commons for the first time in Canadian history as the further-left New Democratic Party beat out several of their incumbents and weakened many more.

PoliticsPA Reports

Pa. Delegation Reacts To The Death of Osama Bin Laden
Pennsylvania’s political leaders responded with jubilation, resolve, and somber gratitude to American troops in light of the death of Osama bin Laden. Here are their statements.

Santorum to Obama: “You Don’t Understand America” (With Video)
Speaking to a room of 500, Santorum drew applause for his aggressive criticism of President Obama and his appeal to the country’s religious roots. “I believe that the people who are in Washington DC today have a very different view of what America is all about than our founders did,” Santorum said

Santorum Takes A Swipe At Mitch Daniels, Governor of Indiana and Potential GOP Foe (W/ Video)
“People saying in this election that we need to put a truce on moral issues don’t understand,” said Santorum. “America is a moral enterprise. Unless we are a good and virtuous people, we will not be a free people.”

Bin Laden Headlines

State House Sound Bites: More reflection than celebration in Shanksville
Morning Call: At Shanksville, respectful silence
Tribune Review: For former Gov Ridge, bin Laden hunt was personal
AP: Visitors Pay Respects To Flight 93 Victims
AP: Son of Flight 93 Pilot Happy About Obama Bin Laden’s Death
NBC Pittsburgh: Local 9/11 Survivor: ‘Perseverance Pays Off’
NBC Pittsburgh: Local Soldiers React OBL Death
WHYY Newsworks: Families of 9/11 Victims React To Bin Laden Death
CBS Pittsburgh: 9/11 Memorial Flag Raised at McKeesport Fire Station
NBC Pittsburgh: Gov. Corbett Urges Caution In Wake of OBL Death
Centre Daily Times: Revelers Gather In Beaver Canyon In Wake Of OBL Announcement
More from the Daily Collegian
WHYY Newsworks: Police commissioner: Go About Your Normal Lives
Post-Gazette: No Extra Security at Pittsburgh Regional Transportation Facilities
Security Scares in Philadelphia and Lancaster
AP: Efforts to find Osama bin Laden lauded by Pa. lawmakers
AP: Not everyone believes bin Laden really is dead

Pa. Headlines
Post-Gazette: City Council To Hold Hearing on Civic Arena Status
Post-Gazette: Controversial DEP rule repealed
Times-News: Erie City Controller Kwitowski Seeks County Controller’s Post
Lancaster Era: Demme elected Lanc GOP Chairman
WHYY Newsworks: Rendell Endorses Joe Grace For His Ability To “Get Things Done”
WHYY Newsworks: Latino Endorsement in Philadelphia’s 7th District Turns Into Protest
Patriot-News: Poll finds broad support for tougher teen driver laws in Pennsylvania
Patriot-News: Pennsylvania police officers who made “ultimate sacrifice” remembered at state Capitol ceremony
Inquirer: How much are Marcellus drillers actually paying in taxes?
Daily News: How much will Street make Nutter sweat this election?
Post-Gazette: Legislators seek to cap school realty tax increases
Citizens’ Voice: WIlliams has no plans to drill into Utica Shale
Citizens’ Voice: Toohil’s first bill passes House despite critics
Citizens’ Voice: Former judge Toole to report to prison in Minnesota
Times Leader: Ciavarella’s attorneys: Statute of limitations applies, verdict should be overturned
Capitol Ideas: Metcalfe introduces Marriage amendment

Opinions
Baer Growls: What a weekend
Daily News Editorial: Where’s Tom?
Tribune Review Editorial: Osama’s death cause for celebration and questions
Patriot-News Commentary: Our children rejoice for the U.S. Over The Death OBL

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