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Articles from October 28, 2012

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AAdam's Rib [N-Ary Summation][n-Ary Summation][n-Ary Summation][n- Ary Summation] (1949) Spencer Tracy. ...[Derived Headline]
AAdam's Rib [n-ary summation][n-ary summation][n-ary summation][n- ary summation] (1949) Spencer Tracy. Married lawyers bring their courtroom battle home. (1:41) TCM Fri. 10 p.m.Allegheny Uprising [n-ary summation][n-ary summation][n-ary summation] (1939)...
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Abuse Survivors to Speak at PSU Seminar
Penn State is making good on its promise to convene a national conference on child sexual abuse prevention, as 500 conferees gather in State College on Monday for a two-day seminar featuring abuse survivors Elizabeth Smart and Sugar Ray Leonard as keynote...
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After 37 Years, Ryan Retires from Focus on Renewal
Focus on Renewal, a many-armed nonprofit serving the poor and elderly of Stowe and McKees Rocks, will get a new executive director this week when the Rev. Regis Ryan retires after 37 years at the organization's helm.Greg Quinlan -- formerly active in...
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Are You a Safe Driver? Consider Telematics
Like in Lake Wobegon, the fictional town where all the children are above average, most people think they're above-average drivers.Of course, everybody cannot be. But today, you can prove whether you are and save money in the process.Those who are truly...
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Artist Looks beyond the Beaten Path
If, by chance, you passed by Point Park University's Lawrence Hall at dusk recently, you may have noticed what looks like a vibrant marsh glowing within. It comes from one of the two-dozen paintings in the exhibit "Landscape Expressions" by Lynn Fero.Fero,...
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Back for Even More
Last March, West Allegheny hockey coach Tim Veach openly bemoaned that his team had little time to savor the school's first PIHL Penguins Cup championship.Now that a new PIHL season is upon them, Veach refuses to let his Indians reminisce at all."They...
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Bank Overdraft Fees, Negligence Can Lead to Horror Stories
Once you add up all the scary checking account fees that could hit you in the worst of all possible mix-ups, you may wonder if kids will start showing up at the door this Halloween dressed as checkbooks.Could anyone really get hit with $715 once they're...
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Bidders Answer Siren's Song
Brian Kitch kept his nerve as he raised his white card to bid higher and higher on the former Loyalhanna Volunteer Fire Department building during an auction Saturday near Slickville.After a nerve-racking bidding war, Kitch, 27, won the 2.12-acre property...
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Black Holeof Debtthreatenseconomy
Black holes in space have remained somewhat of a mystery since they were first conceived of by a German mathematician serving in the trenches of World War I. This is because inside a black hole many laws of physics are thrown into disarray.What is known...
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Blaze of Glory
Champagne christenings?Eh ... maybe for some. Friday, and the Westin was officially baptized in a blaze of glory courtesy of Troy and Theodora Polamalu, whose debut Polynesian Luau brought a packed ballroom to its feet and left them with a newfound joy...
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Bookstore Breach Puts Spotlight on Security Awareness
The breach of credit- and debit-card readers at dozens of Barnes & Noble bookstores, including two in Allegheny County, might be a cautionary tale for computer users, security analysts said.Don't click on suspect email links or attachments, said Winn Schwartau,...
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Briefly Speaking
Classes/programs- A bird identification hike will be held 2-3 p.m. Saturday at Keystone State Park in Derry Township. Handouts on bird feeding and related topics will be available, along with samples of shade-grown coffee. Registration: 724-668-2566...
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BROWNSVILLE. Church Hosts Fish, Chicken Dinner. the Mt. Zion A.M.E. ...[Derived Headline]
BROWNSVILLEChurch hosts fish, chicken dinnerThe Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, 214 Cadwallader St., will hold a fish and chicken dinner from noon to 7 p.m. Friday. On the menu is a choice of fish or chicken, cornbread, cole slaw, cake, pop and two sides.Side...
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Butler Clerk Nomination Challenged
Butler County's two Republican commissioners said they have chosen an administrative assistant to be the county's new chief clerk without considering other candidates.Democrat James Eckstein said the opening should have been posted so others could be...
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Career Jump-Start
When Kara Laricks walked through Macy's, H&M and Saks Fifth Avenue this summer, she often stopped and did a double-take. Spotting clothing she had designed displayed in those stores had such an effect."It was so incredibly thrilling to see my fashions...
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Central Planners' Steady Diet of Conformity
To move away briefly from the mud-tossing in the presidential campaigns, the big news out of Sweden is that lunch lady Annika Eriksson has been shut down.Eriksson was an exceptionally creative and hardworking head cook at a school in central Sweden --...
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City Finances Better, But
Nine years of budget austerity, cost-slashing and debt repayment have Pittsburgh on the road to financial recovery, city officials and observers agree.The city, they say, is in better health than in 2003, when chronic budget deficits, debt approaching...
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Clark's D.C. Experience Memorable
Ryan Clark insists this is just another game, even though it's his first against the Washington Redskins since they kicked him out the door seven years ago.Doesn't he want to show them what they've been missing?"They know what they're missing," Clark...
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CONNELLSVILLE. Church Schedules 'Trunk or Treat'. the Christian Church of ...[Derived Headline]
CONNELLSVILLEChurch schedules 'Trunk or Treat'The Christian Church of Connellsville will hold its sixth annual "Trunk or Treat" 3-4 p.m. Sunday. Families are invited to bring their children in costume to enjoy a safe and fun way to trick or treat. The...
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Dad Is out of Line Being Upset over Daughter-in-Law's Opinions
Jazz singer Cleo Laine 85Actress Joan Plowright 83Musician-songwriter Charlie Daniels 76Actress Jane Alexander 73Singer Curtis Lee 71Actor Dennis Franz 68Actress Telma Hopkins 64Actress Annie Potts 60Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates 57Actor Mark...
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Deep Research
Although his lab is at land-locked Duquesne University, medicinal chemist Kevin Tidgewell is counting on the ocean to provide raw materials for his research into pain and addiction.Tidgewell, who relocated to Pittsburgh this fall, has spent the past...
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Demonizingself-Interest
My Fox colleague Bill O'Reilly says, "The recession was brought on largely by greedy Wall Street corporations." Give me a break.Bill's smart. If he believes such things, we who care about freedom have done a poor job communicating economics.Blaming problems...
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Differences of Opinion Surface
Musky fishermen and musky managers agree the fish is a truly special creature worthy of attention and admiration.Beyond that? Well, there are some differences of opinion.Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission officials held a musky summit at North Park....
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Disabling America
WASHINGTONThe election eve mood is tinged with sadness stemming from well- founded fear that America's new government is subverting America's old character. Barack Obama's agenda is a menu of temptations intended to change the nation's social norms by...
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Don't Take It with You
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett started it. Now a small but growing group of far-less-wealthy people are joining in by taking a public pledge to leave money to charity after they're gone.And it doesn't require being one of America's billionaires. The point...
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Entrepreneur Devoted Life to Caring for Family
Real estate investor Ira Morgan earned respect for his commitment to his family, his community and to the clients who put their trust in him. Upon the death of his father in 1963, Mr. Morgan, then a student at Akron University in Ohio, returned to Pittsburgh...
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Family Tragedy Changes Ojibwe Boy, Friends
REVIEWLouise Erdrich's territory encompasses a wide swath of familiar terrain. Her wonderful novels, linked by time and place, examine the bitter lessons of history, the cost of treachery and vengeance, the balm of love and humor, the cultural legacies...
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Fiscal Cliff May Trip 2nd Recession
WASHINGTON -- The United States runs the risk of a recession far deeper than many investors and policymakers may think if lawmakers fail to avert looming tax increases and cuts to public spending.Absent action by Congress, the country will face the so-called fiscal...
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Fixing Sewersa Costly Dilemma
Etna borough Manager Mary Ellen Ramage is looking at a bill of $15 million for federally mandated upgrades to its sewer system -- a price tag, she says, that may be out of reach. "This is primarily a blue collar town. Who's going to move somewhere where...
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Founder of Conservation School Receives Honors
The Junior Conservation School, run by the Westmoreland County Sportsmen's League, is an institution now, having been around for nearly five decades.In 1965, though, it was just a germ of an idea. The late Chuck DeNunzio of Jeannette wanted to do something...
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Free Care Center Lifesaver for Uninsured
Idida Cruz didn't know what to expect when her doctors referred her to the Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center, Downtown, for dental work to help keep her free of infection while she waited for a kidney transplant. "They have a lot of retired...
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Garden Q&a: Comfrey More Bad Than Good
Q. I have attached two pictures of a plant that the old owners of our house had planted. There are hundreds of them. My neighbor has told me that he was told by the old owners that they were for "medicinal" purposes. We have been looking online to identify...
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Give Dwyer the Ball, Already
Emmanuel Sanders bolted off the Steelers' line on a run- blocking assignment, and he had a pretty good clue that his role in the play might be pivotal when not one but two Redskins converged upon him from opposite sides.A Manny sandwich, if you will."I...
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Giving Griffin the Go-Ahead
Week-by-week, Robert Griffin III has grown as much as Washington offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's option offensive scheme -- by leaps and bounds.Shanahan had only the traditional read-option during Week 1. He followed that by adding the speed option...
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Global E-Books insight,Entitlements, Intelligence & Invasions
Last week's official announcement of the iPad mini focused attention on the U.S. e-reading device market, but what about the global e-book market?Providing insight earlier this month was Jo Henry, director of New Jersey-based Bowker Market Research,...
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Golden Age for NFL Kickers
Football is undergoing its second great transformation in the art of what gave the sport its name: Putting a foot on the ball.In the mid 1960s, Pete Gogolak and his brother Charlie, the first kicker drafted in the first round, became pro football's first soccer-style...
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Good Grief, Connie Schultz
Connie Schultz must think people are stupid.It's the only logical takeaway from the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist's contention that billboards placed in some, but not exclusively, lower-income black communities in Cleveland were "signs of trouble...
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Growing CWD Concern Prompts Changes in, out of State
This must be what it feels like to have cooties.Pennsylvania Game Commission and Department of Agriculture officials announced Oct. 11 that a captive deer in Adams County had tested positive for chronic wasting disease. It's the first case in the state.Ever...
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Growth with a Vision
Pittsburgh continues to gain bragging rights where planning and architecture are concerned.That was reinforced this month with two unrelated events. The first was a cover story in Architectural Record magazine's October issue that highlighted Pittsburgh...
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Growth with a Vision
Pittsburgh continues to gain bragging rights where planning and architecture are concerned.That was reinforced this month with two unrelated events. The first was a cover story in Architectural Record magazine's October issue that highlighted Pittsburgh...
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Hackers Who Attack U.S. in Line for Lucrative Payoffs
Google wants a few Good Samaritans.The Internet behemoth offers $100 to $20,000 in rewards for observers who find serious bugs compromising its users' data.But corporate thank-yous may not pay the bills for independent Web gurus with the smarts to dig...
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Hall Hopes to Meet with Goodell about Ejection
Cornerback DeAngelo Hall was not thrilled with Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders' aggressiveness late during Sunday's game, and the veteran took it out on head linesman Dana McKenzie.Hall was flagged for unsportsman-like conduct, then ejected when he...
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Halloween Trick-or-Treat Times
ALLEGHENY COUNTYAleppo: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Aspinwall: 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Celebration and costume judging 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Municipal Building, 217 Commercial Ave. Avalon: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Baldwin Borough: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Event noon-3 p.m. Oct. 20, games,...
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High Court Blamed for Secularism Shift
A series of Supreme Court decisions took the United States from its founding on Christian principles to its current state of secularism, a Pittsburgh lawyer said Sunday at a symposium sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Greensburg.Featured speaker Brad...
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Higher Pricesin the Pipeline
In neighborhoods across Western Pennsylvania, natural gas companies are replacing more pipes than ever -- and because customers bear the cost, they'll pay more for gas delivered to their homes, even if fuel prices remain low.Peoples Natural Gas raised...
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Home Insurance Rates on Rise
Homeowners insurance rates spiked in recent years in Pennsylvania and across the nation, and catastrophic weather and other factors could double the rate of increase this year, according to the state Insurance Department.Rates across the state climbed...
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Hospital Calendar
Monongahela Valley Hospital is sponsoring a variety of informative programs during November. Many of the events will be held in the hospital's Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC) unless otherwise noted.Thursday -- Stroke Support Group,...
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How to Support Cancer Patients Year-Round
Store shelves are packed with pink this time of year, as retailers hawk a plethora of pink-ribboned products claiming to "raise awareness" of breast cancer. Yet, as the advocacy group Breast Cancer Action points out in its "Think Before You Pink" campaign,...
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Investigating the Investigators
HARRISBURGIt became clear after last week's debate in the attorney general's race that both David Freed and Kathleen Kane are experienced prosecutors who are qualified to be the state's top law enforcement officer.Freed, a Republican, and Kane, a Democrat,...
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'Lighting Is the Key to Making Everything Look Good'
Matt Cardello says it is fairly easy to find a way out of the darkness."The biggest part of the problem is determining where you need some light," says the president of Cardello Electric Supply, based in the North Side with nine shops in the area, West...
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Look in Themirror --Would Youhire You?
If you have been interviewing but are not getting job offers, this column is for you. Even if we have not met, I feel I know you, because I see people just like you nearly every week. Some of you I meet at professional events. Some I meet for coffee....
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Maine Deck Bracket Very Good Choice
Q I have been a longtime reader of your articles in the Tribune- Review. In fact, a few years ago, a question I sent in and your answer became one entire column in the paper. It was about the Maine deck bracket.I accidentally threw away a bunch of articles...
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Marine Corps Pfc. Garrett T. Hines of Masontown Graduated from ...[Derived Headline]
Marine Corps Pfc. Garrett T. Hines of Masontown graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. He is a 2011 graduate of Blacklick Valley High School.National needle arts teacher Karen Phillips-Shwallon of Grindstone...
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Massaro Moves into Starting Spot
UNIVERSITY PARK -- Penn State's Pete Massaro, who has suffered two season-ending knee injuries and missed part of this year with shoulder and knee trouble, started at defensive end in place of redshirt freshman Deion Barnes on Saturday against Ohio State...
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McCoy Sets Rushing Record in Duquesne Loss
Duquesne senior running back Larry McCoy walked along the home bleachers and shook hands with fans, some of whom came from his hometown of Wytheville, Va., and wore apparel from his high school, George Wythe.McCoy smiled all the while as men, women and...
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McGovern's Faint Echo
When President Obama praised George McGovern, the Democrats' 1972 presidential nominee who died last Sunday, as "a statesman of great conscience and conviction," I'm sure he was doing more than paying lip service to a party colleague whose political...
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McTeacher's Night a Success at McDonald's
So this is what it's like on the other side of the fence ... er ... counter.For three hours Oct. 18, it was McTeacher's Night at McDonald's, as several Rostraver Middle School teachers found out what life is like behind the counter at McDonald's on Fayette...
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Memorial in France Leaves Impact on Soldier's Family
Part 2 of 3Frank Steck of Smock said the August ceremonies in France honoring his late uncle Paolo (Paul) Denitti are something he will never forget, and he has poignant mementoes that will serve as constant reminders of his journey across the Atlantic...
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Mid-Century Pieces Fuel Mania in Collectibles Market
If you've been raiding your great aunt's attic in search of treasure, set your sights on her vintage brooches rather than her fussy figurines. In an age when engaged couples prefer to register for barbecue grills than bone china, Sloans & Kenyon Auctioneers...
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Misinforming the Debate
Presidential debates are supposed to clarify issues. But sometimes they have the opposite effect. Misinformation on policy can obscure what's happening in real life. And a case in point is ObamaCare's mandate for preventive health services.Here's the...
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Mitt at Home in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H.The Granite State has meant different things for Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.For Romney, it is the place where things began: Kicking off his presidential campaign right up the road from here in 2011 with a 250- year-old barn as a backdrop...
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Moderators' 'Role' Up for Debate
In the final debate, liberal CBS anchorman Bob Schieffer did it right. He moderated without asserting his own political opinions. Indeed, if this was all you had as a compass, you'd never know where he leaned. It was a welcome change from the Martha...
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Monessen Center Offers Plenty to Seniors
Marie Holet remembers the day the Monessen Senior Center moved to its current location at 1925 Grande Blvd."I was the first one to walk through that door," Holet said proudly."Because we had been downstairs (at the old site in the Mon Valley Community...
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Monsour Legacy of Decay Has Precedent
Cash-poor Jeannette's struggle with the abandoned Monsour Medical Center is reminiscent of another Monsour family deal in which a luxury hotel on Florida's Gulf Coast deteriorated into a rodent- infested eyesore, according to officials.The similarities...
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Montour's Wilson Eyes Records, Offers
Now that he's the most prolific receiver in Western Pennsylvania history, Devin Wilson hopes college coaches take notice."I think it will be a really big deal now," Wilson said. "Teams will be able to see that I have progressed and just keep getting better."The...
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Moore, Boyd Enjoying Successful Football Seasons
After being Waynesburg University's short yardage specialist each of the past two seasons, Dominic Moore is the Yellow Jacket's second- leading rusher in 2012.A 5-foot-11-inch, 215-pound junior running back and graduate of Beth Center High School, Moore...
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MOVIETIMES. Listings Are Effective through Oct. 31, Unless Otherwise Noted. ...[Derived Headline]
MOVIETIMESListings are effective through Oct. 31, unless otherwise noted. In the event of varying show times, please refer to the specific day(s) listed for each film. Times are provided by the theaters and are subject to change. We advise that you check...
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NEW YORK. 640 Marijuana Lollipops Foundin Raid on Party. BUFFALO ...[Derived Headline]
NEW YORK640 marijuana lollipops foundin raid on partyBUFFALO -- Just in time for Halloween, New York police said a drug raid in Buffalo turned up 640 marijuana lollipops that had been obtained in California where medical marijuana is legal.The Buffalo...
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Nobel Winner's Early Novel Looks at 1980 Turkey
REVIEW"To think that sitting here in the East we can succeed at finding and discussing anything new is just foolishness." Or so we're told by a character in Orhan Pamuk's "Silent House," originally published in 1983 and now available in English for the...
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Nukes Beating Economics in Iran
Mark Dubowitz is executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington, D.C.-based organization focused on national security and foreign policy issues. He has testified before Congress and advised United States administrators...
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Nursing Students Return to Nicaragua
Robert Morris University nursing student Laryn Smith first traveled to Nicaragua with faculty and peers to improve the lives of people in poor communities.Hers was the life that changed."They don't want you to leave. ... The cost of the trip really doesn't...
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Nuts to Soup
It is a tale of two executives. One is Jack Welch, the renowned former CEO of General Electric. The other is Brian J. Antal, who runs the St. Vincent de Paul Society soup kitchen in Youngstown, Ohio.Welch reacted viscerally when the October Bureau of...
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ODDS. Baseball. Today's Game. Favorite Odds Underdog. TIGERS -$128 (7) ...[Derived Headline]
ODDSBaseballtoday's gameFavorite Odds UnderdogTIGERS -$128 (7) Giants- In order to read the baseball line, use the Tigers-Giants game as an example. If you wanted to wager on the favored Tigers, you would put up $128 to win back $100, or, to wager on...
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ODDS. Baseball. Today's Game. Favorite Odds Underdog. TIGERS -$128 (7) ...[Derived Headline]
ODDSBaseballtoday's gameFavorite Odds UnderdogTIGERS -$128 (7) Giants- In order to read the baseball line, use the Tigers-Giants game as an example. If you wanted to wager on the favored Tigers, you would put up $128 to win back $100, or, to wager on...
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Officials Assure Safety for Trick-or-Treat
With Halloween falling on Wednesday, many towns and municipalities are having their trick-or-treats the weekend prior to the holiday and their big parade events the week of the holiday.Scottdale and Mt. Pleasant boroughs will have trick-or-treat from 2...
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On the Move
Marine Corp Pvt. Adam P. Derco of Youngwood completed basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. in April. He received additional training at the Marine Corps School of Infantry at Camp Geiger, N.C., in June. He was promoted...
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Operation Regroup
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia battled out of a midseason slump last season to win its final four games. The finale for the Mountaineers was a 70-33 win over Clemson in the Orange Bowl.During that difficult stretch, WVU lost 49-23 at Syracuse, won 41-31...
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Opportunity Slips through Their Fingers
Dropped passes are not an official statistic recognized by the NFL. That doesn't lessen the effect they can have on an offense.Just ask the Washington Redskins.The Redskins dropped 10 passes -- many in critical situations -- that crippled rookie quarterback...
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Panthers Overcome Injuries
Pitt linebacker Todd Thomas was so excited with teammate Dan Mason's fourth-down tackle Saturday that he kept pounding his buddy on the back in triumph.Then he noticed Mason was hurt."I'm over top of him, hitting him, and I said, 'Oh, I hope he isn't...
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Park Offers Key Opportunity
Ronald Butler didn't want to dream small or simple. So when he asked a counselor at a 2011 summer camp what would be the most difficult design to create for a park, the counselor suggested a piano. "I didn't want to always go for the easiest task," said...
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Pasta Night Is Made for Elections
At this time of year, there are nights when we can't be distracted from our televisions by the need to prepare a meal. Sports events are a major culprit here, but in my household another is election night. So what's a cook to do on nights like these?...
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PINTO. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pinto of Emsworth Recently Celebrated ...[Derived Headline]
PINTOMr. and Mrs. Walter Pinto of Emsworth recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise party at Avonworth Community Park with friends and family. Mr. Pinto and the former Hazel Graham were married on Sept. 1, 1962. They are the...
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Pitt Rolls to Rout of Temple,Pitt-Temple Gamer Right Here
Eyes straight ahead, Pitt center Ryan Turnley focused on the Temple defender. For the moment, nothing else mattered. Yet he sensed something good was happening around him. Even though he couldn't see it, he had an unmistakable feeling. It could only...
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Playground Project Puts Students on the Map
The parents and the staff of the Menallen Elementary School playground committee have been striving for two years to make the outside play area a nicer and safer environment for the students, and a recently attained fun and interactive map brings them...
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Polenta, the Ultimate Italian Comfort food,Soft Polenta with Grilled Portobellos and Treviso
Originally made with chestnut flour, polenta was at one time the catchall term for any grain boiled to a porridge and flavored with spices and cheese. When corn came from the New World to the Italian Peninsula, polenta was made with cornmeal. Today,...
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Political Storm Lies in Waitfor Sandy
It's an inopportune moment for a hurricane to strike.It always is, of course -- especially for the millions of people who typically are imperiled or inconvenienced by the latest storm of the century. But in this instance, it's also an inopportune moment for...
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PORTABLE and ADORABLE,Flaky Pie Dough,Curried Lamb Hand Pies,Apple Hand Pies
Take everything you love about pie -- that rich, flaky crust cradling your favorite filling -- and downsize it into a compact package. Behold the little wonder that is the hand pie. Convenient, simple and, dare I say it -- terribly cute -- it's pie's...
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Port Authority Uses 'Phased Approach' to Roll out Electronic Fare Cards
Port Authority of Allegheny County's $33 million ConnectCard electronic fare collection system is supposed to boost revenue and cut costs, but the cash-strapped transit agency isn't rushing to get it up and running."The pace of implementing this system...
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Put Children First at Former Spouse's Funeral
Question: What is a former spouse's responsibility (I am the ex- husband) regarding funeral services when the ex dies? Ours was a long-term marriage that ended in a difficult divorce due to my ex's infidelity and remarriage? I have three adult children...
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Real Estate Notes
- The region's commercial construction market is in a "sluggish" year, according to Tall Timber Group, a Ross-based research and consulting firm. Contracting activity for the nine months ended Sept. 30 totaled $2.25 billion, up 7 percent from the same...
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Reality Check
UNIVERSITY PARK -- Turning to an old but familiar formula worked for roughly two quarters for Penn State.But after controlling its much-anticipated Big Ten matchup Saturday at frenetic Beaver Stadium, Penn State collapsed under the weight of Ohio State's...
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Reba Now Resides in 'Malibu Country'
Reba's back, and ABC's got her.It's difficult to challenge country music icon McEntire's sense of what her loyal and large fan base wants: She had a six-season run with her WB/CW comedy "Reba" (still seen in repeats on both ABC Family and Country Music...
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Region Digs in for 3-Day Watch
Communities delayed trick-or-treat days, residents were asked to check storm basins and the governor urged Pennsylvanians to prepare emergency kits as people throughout the state got ready to deal with Hurricane Sandy."We're really just in a monitoring...
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Rendell vs. Casey (again),Her Viewership? Debatable
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is attempting to smooth over his latest tiff with former Gov. Ed Rendell.Engaged in a tight re-election race against Republican businessman Tom Smith, Casey's campaign staff distanced itself from his media consultant's recent criticism...
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Residents Hope Sandy Isn't Ivan Revisited
Severe rain and tropical storms always fray nerves in low-lying Millvale. "If we flood again, I'm out of here," said Jack Ceney, owner of Jack's Video and Ceney Electronics, both on Grant Avenue.As Hurricane Sandy closes in on the East Coast, residents...
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Ringgold Names Its 5th Hall of Fame Class
Three Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame inductees are among those who will be recognized when the Ringgold Rams Club honors its fifth annual Hall of Fame Class on Nov. 3 at Ringgold High School's cafeteria. They are Angelo Dabiero (1999), Bob Johnson...
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Rising Fashion Star Emma Roberts Talks Shopping, Style
Emma Roberts isn't just making a name for herself as a rising star in Hollywood -- she has four films in the works -- she's also leaving her mark in the world of fashion. The 21-year-old routinely gets name-checked in magazines for her style on the red...
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Road to Victory Winds through Few States
Road signs at the border of this Ohio suburb should read: "Welcome to Strongsville, ground zero of the 2012 presidential election.""The results of who wins this election run straight through the Main Streets of suburban Cleveland towns like Strongsville,"...
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Road Trip: Hudson River Valley, N.Y
The Hudson River Valley long has attracted military strategists and artists and people in search of a place to stay.It's easy to see why.The 145-mile stretch of the Hudson River that runs between Yonkers, just above Manhattan, and the state capital in...
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Roller Derby Catches Wind
Some call it exercise, others a getaway, most a bond, but outsiders might consider the Westmoreland County roller derby team intense ... and a little crazy. "It's just for everybody to come and have a good time," said Calista Coffman, founder and coach...
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