HONORED: Morgan Morelli of Wintersville has been honored by the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh.
A senior at Washington and Jefferson College majoring in chemistry, she received the college chemistry award presented by the society at its annual awards dinner held May 7 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
The award included a monetary prize and framed certificate of accomplishment.
Morelli, daughter of Geno and Renee Morelli of Wintersville, will be recognized through a monetary award presented to the Washington and Jefferson College Library in her honor, along with an engraved nameplate, which will be added to the plaque in the chemistry department listing prior SACP winners.
She is a 2010 graduate of Catholic Central High School.
Thirty students and their colleges in the Tri-State Area where recognized by the SACP. The award demonstrates excellence in performance and high achievements in the chemistry field, according to officials.
Morelli is president of the American Chemical Society Student Affiliate at college and is a teaching/lab assistant for the chemistry department. She was named to the college's dean's list and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Gamma Sigma Epsilon, the Newman Club, Omicron Delta Epsilon and Pi Gamma Mu.
Restructuring: Quiznos, which filed for bankruptcy protection in March, says that the court has confirmed its plan of reorganization.
The Denver-based sandwich chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to reduce its debt after losing ground to competitors.
The company's restructuring plan, which includes cutting its debt by more than $400 million and increasing its financial flexibility, had already been approved by its creditors when it filed for bankruptcy.
Quiznos said that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware confirmed the company's plan. The company said it is nearing the completion of its financial restructuring process.
The company only owns and operates seven of the nearly 2,100 Quiznos restaurants nationwide. The rest are operated by franchisees and aren't part of the bankruptcy proceedings.
MORE GATES: With help from Washington, Virgin America is getting two airport gates at Dallas Love Field.
The airline beat out Southwest Airlines Co. and Delta Air Lines Inc., which also coveted the gates.
Dallas City Manager A.C. Gonzalez announced the decision Monday. He suggested that he had no choice after the U.S. Justice Department required American Airlines to sublease the gates at the city-owned airport near downtown to Virgin America.
"Contrary to reports, this was not a competition," Gonzalez said.
Eventually, Southwest will control 16 gates at the airport while Virgin and United Airlines will get two each.
"We are very pleased to have the opportunity to bring new competition to Love Field," Virgin America CEO David Cush said in a statement.
Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said his team was very disappointed but remained excited about new flights from Love Field beginning later this year. Dallas-based Southwest had argued that the two extra gates would help it compete with American's stronghold at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
Virgin America will be new to Love Field but not to the Dallas area. Since 2010, it has been flying from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Dallas-Fort Worth. The airline plans to shift those flights to Love Field. After federal limits on long flights from Love Field are lifted in October, Virgin will add flights to New York and Washington this year and Chicago next year.
From staff and local reports