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Articles from October 2, 2012

Adele: She Penned, Performed Bond Theme
Adele has confirmed she has co-written and performed the theme song to the upcoming James Bond movie, "Skyfall."The singer posted a picture on her Twitter feed Monday of what appears to be the sheet music cover page for the song, credited to Adele --...
Alabama Loses Two to Knee Surgery
Alabama has lost wide receiver DeAndrew White and running back Dee Hart for the season. Coach Nick Saban said Monday that both will have to undergo knee surgery after injuries in the Mississippi game. White has eight catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns, including...
AMEX Will Pay Penalty, Give $85M to Customers
WASHINGTON -- Credit card giant American Express Co. has agreed to refund $85 million to 250,000 customers and pay $27.5 million in civil penalties after federal and state regulators determined numerous violations of consumer protection laws.Among the...
Andy Williams Defined Generational Divide of the '60S
Depending on your age and race, Andy Williams' 1961 rendition of "Moon River" was either a transcendent embodiment of timeless beauty, or one of the more conservative, white-bread recordings of its time. Either your Christmas sparkled brighter because...
An Education in the Classics Duquesne Professors Bring the Classics to University's PNC Recital Hall
Adam Liu and David Allen Wehr were discussing what to wear tonight. You know how it is when you want to make a good impression.They settled on tuxedos with tails.You, on the other hand, are free to wear whatever you want to tonight's performance of these...
Around the Majors
National League* Phillies 2, Nationals 0: Thanks to strong pitching from Gio Gonzalez and Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper's burst of energy and Adam LaRoche's slugging, the Washington Nationals won enough from April through September that even a loss...
Around the Majors
National League* Phillies 2, Nationals 0: Thanks to strong pitching from Gio Gonzalez and Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper's burst of energy and Adam LaRoche's slugging, the Washington Nationals won enough from April through September that even a loss...
Beav's Brother Tony Dow Now an Abstract Artist
TOPANGA, Calif. -- He is, and likely forever will be, best known as good old Wally Cleaver, the big brother who had to bail out a goofball sibling facing one dilemma after another on the classic TV series "Leave it to Beaver." For the past dozen years,...
Biotech Leader Offers Advice
The road to successful entrepreneurship has taken many local startup owners on a road out of Pittsburgh over the years, and David Lucchino is no different.The founder of Boston-based Semprus BioSciences left the city to attend the Massachusetts Institute...
Brentwood Man Gets 20 Years for Sextortion of Teens
Russell Freed led a well-ordered life before he found a young woman's cell phone and perused her sexy pics. A switch in his mind flipped, and he plunged down a path that ended Monday with a 20- year prison sentence for producing, attempting to produce, distributing,...
Bulls Coach Gets Extension
The Chicago Bulls gave coach Tom Thibodeau a four-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season. General manager Gar Forman announced the move Monday. The Bulls had exercised the team's option for next season this past spring. The new deal takes...
BUSINESS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
Local gas cost drops, but still higher than averageThe price of gasoline in Western Pennsylvania fell 2.5 cents this week to $3.86 per gallon, which is still higher than the national average of $3.79, according to GasBuddy.com. Prices in the area this week...
Central Figure in Miss. Integration Defies Labels
JACKSON, Miss. -- James Meredith is a civil-rights icon who hates the term "civil rights."It's as if civil rights were somehow set apart from -- well, rights."When it comes to my rights as an American citizen, and yours, I am a triumphalist and an absolutist....
Chicago Picks off Cowboys, 34-18
Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman returned interceptions for touchdowns and the Chicago Bears (3-1) beat the Dallas Cowboys, 34- 18, Monday night at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Tony Romo threw five interceptions, matching the most in his career....
CITY/SOUTH/WEST/ALLEGHENY COUNTY [Derived Headline]
CITYMan fatally shot in Hill DistrictA Hill District man died after he was shot on Chauncey Drive Monday night.Officers were called to the 2400 block of Chauncey Drive at 9:48 p.m. after someone called 911 to say they heard two shots but did not see...
College Students Get Kick out of Profiling Life in Lawrenceville
Every year since 2007, Mike Dillon's magazine journalism and Society of Professional Journalism students at Duquesne University have put out a magazine that features a different Pittsburgh neighborhood.Off the Bluff contains articles about unique characters,...
Colts Coach Has Leukemia Pagano Likely to Miss Season; Arians Takes Over
INDIANAPOLIS -- It took Chuck Pagano less than nine months to instill his fighter's mentality and hopeful spirit in the Indianapolis Colts. He will need both to survive the biggest battle of his life -- leukemia. In a somber news conference Monday, the...
Conservative at Heart
Why do so many fear the word "conservative"? We believe there are many of you out there who do not call yourself "conservative" but in your hearts you feel the same about many issues. Ask yourself, do I really believe that a Republican would ban birth...
Critics Question Research of Professors Tied to Shale Industry
WASHINGTON -- Professors funded or compensated by the shale gas industry have produced influential research supporting the industry at major institutions including Penn State University and the University of Texas at Austin and don't always disclose...
Death Penalty Upheld for Erie County Man
A notorious Erie County killer is back on death row after a federal panel reversed a Pittsburgh judge's ruling from a decade ago.In a 2-1 decision, a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld the death penalty for David Copenhefer,...
Debate Time Some Questions to Educate the American People
Students of presidential politics say it is rare for debates to make or break campaigns for the White House, but Wednesday night will see that theory put to the test when the candidates face off at the University of Denver.This is an unusual year in...
Deficit-Reduction Process in the Works Automatic Tax Hikes, Deep Spending Cuts Loom
WASHINGTON -- Senate leaders are closing in on a path for dealing with the "fiscal cliff" facing the country in January, opting to try to use a postelection session of Congress to reach agreement on a comprehensive deficit-reduction deal, rather than...
Delta Will Renew Direct Flight to Paris
The 20th anniversary of Pittsburgh International Airport's midfield terminal arrived Monday with a bit of good news -- Delta Air Lines' nonstop flight to Paris will return for another year.Delta will operate the flight from May through October next year, Allegheny...
Energy Policy Shows Fallacy of 'Domestic' Debate
The presidential debate Wednesday night is an opportunity for the candidates to discuss, exclusively, "domestic policy." But that very division of "domestic" and "foreign" policy has always been forced. For all the talk about the meaning of these forums,...
Fashion Week Intends to Build on This Year's Success
Pittsburgh Fashion Week wrapped up its third year Sunday with the induction of six honorees into the Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame. The ceremony at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown, recognized:* Demeatria Boccella, executive producer and founder...
Fast Talking Is the Texas Defense Quick Enough to Slow Smith and West Virginia? Experts Say the Longhorns Are a 7-Point Favorite ... We'll See
In four days, Texas coach Mack Brown hopes to have a plan in place to slow down No. 8 West Virginia.Brown seemed awestruck on the Big 12 Conference's weekly media call Monday when referring to the Mountaineers' outstanding offensive performance Saturday...
'Fearless Felix' Will Try to Break Sound Barrier in 23-Mile Skydive
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- His blood could boil. His lungs could overinflate. The vessels in his brain could burst. His eyes could hemorrhage. And, yes, he could break his neck while jumping from a mind-boggling altitude of 23 miles.But the risk of a gruesome...
Fed Leader Defends Policy Bernanke Seeks to Reassure Investors over Low Rates, Warn of Greater Congressional Input
WASHINGTONChairman Ben Bernanke offered a wide-ranging defense Monday of the Federal Reserve's policies to stimulate the still-weak economy.The Fed needs to drive down borrowing rates because the economy isn't growing fast enough to reduce high unemployment,...
Gailey Questions Toughness of Team
Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey questioned his players' mental toughness on Monday, a day after the team's embarrassing -- and near- historic -- second-half collapse against New England.Placing the blame on everyone, including himself, Gailey called it...
Gop Campaign Shifts Course Romney Moves from Making Election a Referendum on Economy
From the start, Mitt Romney's campaign was premised on the belief that the economy's struggles would make President Barack Obama politically vulnerable. Grim economic statistics, the assumption went, would make the Republican presidential challenger's...
Gov. Corbett, Mia Private Partners Won't Fix Old Roads and Bridges
Gov. Tom Corbett and other officials gathered in New Kensington last week to celebrate a new state law that authorizes public- private partnerships to improve transportation facilities. This step could prove to be a cost-effective means of adding new...
Hempfield Senior Fires 76 for Class AAA Title
A serious car accident in 2011 threatened Janista Numpho-Franks' competitive career.Numpho-Franks said she had a broken wrist, a stress fracture in her neck and a serious concussion in the accident.But more than one year later, it was this Hempfield...
Highmark Suit Aims to Prevent New Ally at Wpahs Claiming Investment at Risk, Insurer Seeks Exclusivity in Talks
Insurer Highmark Inc. has filed suit in Allegheny County's Court of Common Pleas asking for a temporary "restraining order to prevent West Penn Allegheny Health System from starting affiliation or acquisition discussions with other organizations."Highmark...
Homecoming Game Set for Unusual 11 A.M. Start
Pitt fans wanting to catch the opening kickoff of the homecoming game against Louisville in two weeks might have to cut their brunch plans short.ESPN announced Monday that the Oct. 13 game between the Panthers and Cardinals will kick off at 11 a.m. at...
House Committee: Security Requests Denied in Libya
WASHINGTON -- Leaders of a House committee said today that U.S. diplomats in Libya made repeated requests for increased security for the consulate in Benghazi and were turned down by officials in Washington.In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham...
In Lieu of Tax on Beaver Land, Shell Offers to Pay $7.6 Million
Royal Dutch Shell has proposed a payment plan to Beaver County officials that will allow local entities to collect revenue from the company even if it builds a billion-dollar petrochemical facility on land that the state has ruled is exempt from taxes...
Iran Petition a Sign of Economic Alarm Rare Protest Document Has 10,000 Names
TEHRAN, Iran -- For weeks, a manifesto complaining about Iran's stumbling economy circulated in secret among factories and workshops. Organizers asked for signatures, and the pages began to fill up.In the end, some 10,000 names were attached to the petition addressed...
Jobless Rate in Western Pa. Hits 7.3
Unemployment in the seven-county Pittsburgh metropolitan statistical area was 7.3 percent in August, according to figures released Monday by the state Department of Labor and Industry. At first glance, that appeared to be a decline from the 7.4 percent...
Jones Enjoying Farewell Tour
Chipper Jones took the field at PNC Park for the final regular- season series of his career Monday night, but his memories of the city hearkened back to a different stadium."Three Rivers Stadium was one of those parks I always saw the ball good in,"...
Last Business in Route 28 Work Zone Evicted Allegheny Auto Body Was on the North Side for 37 Years before Being Shut Down
The phone rang in his auto repair shop Monday morning on the North Side, but William Lieberth Sr. didn't answer it.The knock on the door, though, was harder to ignore.Just after 10 a.m., sheriff's deputies arrived at Allegheny Auto Body on Route 28 to...
LATEST DEATHS [Derived Headline]
The Post-Gazette's comprehensive report of recent deaths includes three types of obituaries. News obituaries, prepared by our staff, are published at the discretion of our editors. Classified obituaries are paid death notices prepared by funeral home directors....
Leonard Lerman June 27, 1925 - Sept. 19, 2012 Molecular Biologist Born in Pittsburgh
Leonard Lerman, a molecular biologist whose discovery of how to manipulate DNA was a vital preliminary step in enabling others to decipher the basic building blocks of the genetic code, died Sept. 19 at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was 87.The cause...
Lobster Tails Worth the Splurge
If messing with a whole live lobster has you squeamish, just stick with the tail. It's a lot easier to eat, makes for a great presentation and is one of the tastier parts of a lobster.You can grill, broil or steam lobster tails. Today's recipe, adapted...
LOCAL [Derived Headline]
11 hurt in crashAt least 11 people suffered minor injuries in a three-vehicle crash this morning near UPMC St. Margaret in Pittsburgh near Aspinwall. The crash, which involved a van and two smaller vehicles, occurred about 10:30 a.m. in the the 800 block...
Locke Makes Case for Rotation Pirates 2 Braves 1
If the past month has been an audition for Jeff Locke's future with the Pirates, he might have earned a callback.Locke pitched six strong innings Monday night to earn his first career win as the Pirates beat the Atlanta Braves, 2-1, at PNC Park. He allowed...
Looking Both Ways City's 109 Crossing Guards Get a Thank-You Package
Maureen Twigg is at her intersection in Squirrel Hill, every morning and every afternoon, shepherding pedestrians across the busy intersection of Forbes and Murray Avenues. Across the city, there are 108 other crossing guards who, just like Ms. Twigg,...
Loss of Season Openers on Brink Preparations Still on at Southpointe
They understand the situation, and they certainly can do the math.But that doesn't mean that they're all prepared to accept what seems inevitable to so many others.Oh, the Penguins players who have been conducting informal workouts at Southpointe realize...
Medicaid and the 47 Percent My Patients Don't Feel 'Entitled,' They Just Need Help
The justified outrage over Mitt Romney's 47-percent remarks is beginning to subside, but his candid words remain an indelible reminder of how he views the world and might approach public policy. Dismissing people who feel "entitled" to health care is...
Men in Plaid and Other Tartan Tales
EDINBURGH -- All things Scottish -- from tartans to tweeds and kilts to clans -- are among this fall's favored fixations. Recently, The Wall Street Journal noted how the fashion industry is refocusing on Scottish goods, including the iconic Fair Isle...
NC-17: No One 17 and under Admitted Stigma, Confusion Blur Debate over Adults-Only Rating the NC-17 Is Seen as Ineffective and Broken. but No One Can Agree on How to Fix It
LOS ANGELESIn the late '80s a thunderbolt of inspiration struck Jack Valenti, longtime chief of the Motion Picture Assn. of America: What if his organization got rid of the X rating, besmirched by years of misappropriation by hard-core exploitation films,...
North Korea Warns of War
UNITED NATIONS -- A North Korean minister lashed out at the United States on Monday, saying its "hostile" policy has left the Korean peninsula a spark away from a nuclear war. Vice Foreign Minister Pak Kil Yon told the U.N. General Assembly that the...
North Side Merchant Charged in False Report
Authorities on Monday charged a North Side cigar shop owner with filing an unfounded protection-from-abuse order against a Pittsburgh police commander who he claimed threatened to hurt him and his business when he broke off what he described as their...
Northwestern Trying to Avoid Usual October Swoon
EVANSTON, Ill. -- It's a smudge on the resume, an ink stain on the pants.Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald has been perfect in August (2- 0), strong in September (20-9) and solid in November (13-8). But October brings the first full month of fall --...
No Tax Increase for City Schools but Budget Forecast Warns Deficit Problem Will Worsen by 2014
Pittsburgh Public Schools is gearing up for a 12th consecutive year without a tax increase.The district's budget forecast, which was released Monday night, shows the deficit for calendar 2012 is substantially below projections, but the deficit problem...
Official: Hezbollah Fighters Killed in Syria
BEIRUT -- A Hezbollah commander and several other fighters from the Lebanese Shiite militant group have been killed in Syria, a senior Lebanese security official and Syrian activists said today.Hezbollah, which is backed by both Syria and Iran, is a...
Ohio Teen Enters Insanity Plea in School Shooting That Killed 3
Attorneys representing the Ohio teenager accused of killing three people and seriously wounding two others in a high school shooting last winter filed a rare insanity plea on his behalf Monday.To succeed, Mark DeVan and Ian Friedman need to prove that...
Palliative Care Is Not the Same as Hospice
DEAR DOCTOR K: My mother was recently diagnosed with cancer. I told her to look into palliative care, but she insists that's for patients who have given up.DEAR READER: It sounds like your mother may be confusing palliative care with hospice care. It's...
PAPER STREETS CAN BE DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN DISPUTES ABOUT UPKEEP OFTEN ARISE [Corrected 10/06/12]
Charles Carthorn and his son, Chuckie, frequently ride their bikes over a favorite shortcut, a path sandwiched between the former Reizenstein Middle School and The Ellis School in Shadyside. "We commute here by bike every day to football practice," said Mr....
Parents of Disabled Kids Decry New State Copays
Erin, a 33-year-old Brookline mother of three autistic children, has done a lot of juggling in her life, but the letter that she received in the mail last week from the Department of Public Welfare knocked her sideways. As of Monday, she and her husband,...
Part of State Voter Id Law Blocked Voters Will Still Be Asked to Present Identification but Will Vote Normally
HARRISBURG -- A judge has blocked the state from discounting ballots cast next month by voters who lack the photo identification required under the new voter ID law.Voters will be asked for their identification at the polls, but will vote by normal procedures...
PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE MARCELLUS SHALE DRILLING DEBATE Series: LET'S TALK ABOUT ART
Have you seen the YouTube video of somebody's tap water catching fire? According to the videographers, the water was full of chemicals from a nearby fracking facility. Horizontal hydraulic-fracturing or "fracking" is the process used to break up rock...
Pitt Grad Starting 2nd Year in Id Role
Joe Kenda, who grew up in Herminie near Irwin, returns to prime time tonight for season two of "Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda" (9 tonight, ID), a true crime Investigation Discovery series that's based on real-life cases.Mr. Kenda, a no-nonsense investigator,...
Plan to Replace Property Tax Falls Short, Study Claims
HARRISBURG -- Despite a discouraging financial report, the prime sponsor of a House bill to eliminate all school property taxes insisted Monday he will push forward with his plan aimed at helping home- and business owners.Rep. Jim Cox, R-Berks, said...
Post Season Scenarios
Baseball's postseason scenarios with two days left in the regular season: All five American League playoff teams have been decided. New York, Baltimore, Detroit, Texas and Oakland are in. The Tigers have won the AL Central, but the other two division...
Propel Looks into Charter School in Hazelwood
Since 2006, Hazelwood has been without a public school, but Propel Schools wants to change that by starting a K-8 charter school next fall.Jeremy Resnick, executive director of the Propel Schools Foundation, said the community asked Propel to open up...
Questions Arise, but Rose Was Difference
MEDINAH, Ill. -- The Ryder Cup didn't end with the closing ceremony at Medinah.In a tradition that began about the time Europe started winning with regularity, no Ryder Cup can be put to bed without second- guessing. It figures to last for at least a...
Ralph Garrison Jr. May 14, 1932 - Sept. 30, 2012 Skydiver Thrilled Crowds for Decades
Ralph E. Garrison Jr. spent his boyhood watching his father's barnstorming antics around the region, in which the World War I veteran jumped from airplanes to entertain and astonish people unaccustomed to such feats in the middle of the 20th century.In...
Reds' Baker Returns after a Mini-Stroke
Dusty Baker missed the Cincinnati Reds' division-clinching win. He watched Homer Bailey's no-hitter on TV.Back for his first full day on the job Monday after recovering from a mini-stroke in Chicago, the veteran manager takes it as a sign there'll be...
Relocating Food Line Would Be Wrong Move
Every evening a small army of the dispossessed gather under a pedestrian overpass on the Boulevard of the Allies awaiting the arrival of a food caravan from a local ministry.As the evening light wanes and the crowd swells, you'd be hard- pressed to find...
Rooftop Pool, Wine Bar: Hotels Building in Africa
NAIROBI, Kenya -- The rooftop pool at Nairobi's newest high-rise hotel juts out over the edge so swimmers can peer through the glass bottom eight stories down. A new champagne bar sits nearby. IPads with detailed wine descriptions serve as menus.This...
SEEN [Derived Headline]
"I got to do so many things when I was a student at CMU but never once got to perform on this stage until tonight!" exclaimed Megan Hilty of the NBC series "Smash." Engaging, genuine and talented, she entertained guests during the Pittsburgh Cultural...
Series of Robberies Strikes near Heart of Oakland
A string of brazen armed robberies, including of several University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University students, in North Oakland on Sunday night ended in the arrest of two suspected robbers and a warning from Pittsburgh police for residents...
Shopper Was Concerned for Crying Baby
DEAR MARY ANN: As I entered a store I could hear a baby screaming. Thinking that an accident had happened and perhaps I could help, I went directly to the scream.I found the child, perhaps 6 to 9 months old, in his carrier bed that was placed in a store...
Stalling Science Threatens Every Domain of Modern Life
The looming "sequestration," across-the-board budget cuts that were never really meant to happen, could cripple key areas of science by slashing federal investment in research and development by an estimated 8.4 percent between now and 2017. That is...
State Survey Shows Huge Education Cuts 18,800 Positions Eliminated over 2 Years as a Result of Tight Funding
In his 17 years as executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials, Jay Himes can't recall a time of bigger cuts in education than last year and the current year."I can't think of anything even close," he said, commenting...
Streb Nimbly Combines Dance with Dizzying Feats
Holy Cirque du Soleil! Perhaps that best describes the machinations of STREB, the opening act for the Pittsburgh Dance Council season Saturday night. Yes, Batman has nothing on these self- described superheroes who toyed with the urban elements of the...
Strikes at African Al-Qaida Weighed Continent's Northern Franchise Appears to Be Strengthening
The White House has held a series of secret meetings in recent months to examine the threat posed by al-Qaida's franchise in North Africa and consider for the first time whether to prepare for unilateral strikes, U.S. officials said.The deliberations...
Supreme Court Starts Term with Encore Human Rights Case First Heard in February Has 2nd Set of Arguments
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday with an encore, hearing arguments in an important human rights case it first considered in February.The question then was whether federal courts have jurisdiction to hear lawsuits against corporations...
Syracuse's Marrone Still Hard on Himself
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse coach Doug Marrone has had the past week to assess the Orange's poor start, and he's still mad at the head guy."It's a reflection on me," Marrone said Monday. "I've said this before. I've done a poor job with turnovers, penalties,...
Thanks, but He'll Tie the Knot When Ready
DEAR HARRIETTE: I have a friend who is trying to marry me off every chance he gets. I asked him why he was so concerned about my personal well-being. His response was, "You're a good guy, and I don't want to see you alone for the rest of your life."I...
Thank You, Pirates, for an Exciting Summer
What a difference a month can make when it comes to our Pittsburgh Pirates. All summer long the fans were excited, thinking this would be the year we make the playoffs. Now that the season is winding down and the Pirates have fallen into their all-too- familiar...
Three Injured Steelers Should Play vs. Eagles
The Steelers should have something at Heinz Field Sunday that hasn't been seen since New Year's Day: James Harrison, Troy Polamalu and Rashard Mendenhall all playing together again.Coach Mike Tomlin said today that he is optimistic that Harrison and...
Too Early in Season for 'Must Wins' but ... a 1-3 Deficit Could Put a Lot of Strain on Playoff Hopes
Must wins are out of the question this early in the season. Call a game Sunday for the Steelers against the Philadelphia Eagles at Heinz Field one they had better win.The Steelers lost two of their first three and then mercifully took a week off while...
U.N. Envoy Won't Quit
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday rejected a demand from a senior Republican lawmaker that the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to resign.Rep. Peter King of New York said last week Susan Rice's explanation of the Sept. 11 attack on...
U.S. Aiming Just to Let Afghans Find Their Own Peace Plan
KABUL, Afghanistan -- With the U.S. troop surge over and the Taliban still a potent threat, U.S. generals and civilian officials acknowledge they have all but written off what was once one of the cornerstones of their strategy to end the war: battering...
U.S. Osprey Aircraft Sent to Okinawa over Protests
TOKYO -- The U.S. military on Monday sent the first batch of a sophisticated but accident-plagued new aircraft to an air base on Okinawa, going forward with its planned deployment despite unexpectedly fierce opposition by islanders and warnings that...
U.S. Stocks Get Lift from Manufacturing Growth
U.S. stocks mostly rose on Monday as growth in manufacturing provided more evidence that the economy may be picking up, or at least not getting any worse.The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, also said its gauge of...
What Happened to Sacrifice? Our Leaders Enable Us to Believe Our Problems Will Just Go Away
Wednesday night, you may have heard, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will go head-to-head in their first presidential debate. What I most want isn't fireworks, though I'm as big a fan of political theater as the next hack. It's a word, one that...
Why Are We Downplaying Administration's Scandals?
More scandals swirl about this administration than any other ever before. Most Americans don't know this, because the news media have downplayed them. The latest may be too big to hide.The Obama administration knew within 24 hours of the attack on our...
WORLD/NATION [Derived Headline]
WORLDGeorgia's president concedes defeatTBILISI, Georgia -- Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili today conceded defeat in his country's parliamentary election, defying the opposition's expectations that he would cling to power at all costs and preserving...
Wvu Leads Local Entertainment
We're not watching Alabama here. There might be a Heisman Trophy coming to our little corner of the college football world this season, but there will be no national champion. Sorry, West Virginia fans. Did you watch your defense Saturday?But what we...
Zappala Details Western Psych Upgrades in Wake of Shooting
Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. today outlined a range of security upgrades to UPMC's Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic that the hospital system's board has endorsed in response to the March shooting spree in the lobby...
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