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Articles from August 5, 2012

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2012 WEEKLY LOG SHORT HOPS [Derived Headline]
Tuesday Tigers P Justin Verlander sees his streak of starts in which he goes at least six innings end at 63 in bizarre fashion. The Tigers, down 4-1 in the top of the sixth on a rainy night in Boston, load the bases vs. the Red Sox. At that point, the...
2DO [Derived Headline]
TODAY Today's the last chance to see the 15 life-size bronze figural sculptures by Seward Johnson that have charmed visitors and been the subject of countless photo ops since May in Gateway Center, Downtown. The most popular sculptures were "Holding...
2 Top Afghan Security Officials Face Heated Dismissal
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Afghan Parliament voted to dismiss the two most powerful members of the government's security team on Saturday, a surprise move that could create new turmoil in an already troubled handover of control as the U.S.-led coalition prepares...
Airfares Expected to Drop Later This Month
Air travelers, rejoice: Relief from soaring airfares may be just around the corner, at least temporarily.For travelers, it can't happen soon enough. In the first three months of the year, the average domestic airfare in the U.S. climbed to $373, up 4.8...
All about Marilyn 50 Years after Her Death, the Screen Siren Remains an Enigma
Why her, now? Why is Marilyn Monroe, that most sublime of American archetypes - - a luminous screen sex goddess who died young -- still attracting so much attention today, the 50th anniversary of her death? In the past year alone, there have been: *...
All about Marilyn Book Charts Norma Jean's Transformation to a Starlet
By the time Marilyn Monroe, the woman, had become Marilyn Monroe the Hollywood bombshell, she'd been put through what would today be called corporate branding. The bleached blond hair? Certainly not her idea. Same with the minor cosmetic surgeries that...
All about Marilyn Jewelry, Shoes, Books Recall Her Aura
The sultry strut in strappy stilettos. The hourglass figure- hugging dresses. The platinum curls that framed her porcelain face and signature mole. All these traits contributed to actress Marilyn Monroe's style symbol status. Fifty years after her...
All about Marilyn Memorabilia Hot Sellers
She dropped off the list in 2009, but as of October 2011, Marilyn Monroe had climbed up into Forbes magazine's list of the top- earning dead celebrities -- to No. 3, behind Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley, earning $27 million last year. (See the chart...
All about Marilyn Museum Exhibit Opens Door to Monroe's Life
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- One day in 1962, Marilyn Monroe painted her silver Hotpointe refrigerator a deep cobalt blue. She loved the shade, and it matched the vibrant colors of the Mexican tiles in the kitchen of her new house.There are more than 1,000 items...
Alumni Reunite Highmark Chief Builds Staff with Former Upmc Colleagues
John Paul is putting the band back together.As Highmark Inc. goes about building a billion-dollar hospital and health care network to take on UPMC, Mr. Paul -- the leader of Highmark's new health care provider wing and UPMC's chief operating officer...
Amid a Drought, Does It Still Make Sense to Use Corn for Fuel?
The biggest U.S. drought in half a century is devastating farms across the Midwest. Crops are wilting. Food prices are on the rise. Under the circumstances, then, does it still make sense for the government to divert a hefty portion of the nation's corn...
An All-American Town Travel Contest Puts Spotlight on Jim Thorpe
Planning a trip to the United States, Tania Villavicencio of Ontario searched Google for places she and her family of four could visit as they made their way down the East Coast.Over and over on message boards, Ms. Villavicencio kept reading buzz about...
Apps at Hand to Kindle Rooms, Stream Video
When a video won't run on your smartphone's native browser, or you need to scan and share a document, it would be good to have some software applications on hand that serve the moment. Here are some to keep in mind.* Skyfire Web Browser, by Skyfire Labs...
A Real-Life Victorian Sex Scandal Kate Summerscale Relays a Riveting Tale of Adultery and Divorce
"MRS. ROBINSON'S DISGRACE: THE PRIVATE DIARY OF A VICTORIAN LADY"By Kate Summerscale. Bloomsbury ($26).The mark of any good book, especially one that sheds light on historical events, is that the issues it raises remain relevant for contemporary readers....
Are Dodgers Seeking to Add Phillies' Lee?
LOS ANGELES -- With the Los Angeles Dodgers still searching for a quality starting pitcher, and controlling owner Mark Walter saying the team is under no financial restrictions, Cliff Lee was put on trade waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.Convenience...
A RESPECTABLE FINISH BETHEL PARK'S TREVOR BARRON EXPERIENCES COMPETITION ON THE WORLD'S BIGGEST STAGE [Corrected 08/11/12]
LONDON -- Trevor Barron finished 26th of 56, but he couldn't stop smiling. He stood to the side of The Mall, the tree-lined stretch of red pavement that connects Buckingham Palace to the Admiralty Arch, his white jersey soaking wet after a nearly 83-minute...
AROUND THE MAJORS [Derived Headline]
NATIONAL LEAGUE* Cardinals 6, Brewers 1: Adam Wainwright (9-10) pitched a five- hitter and also contributed at the plate, leading host St. Louis to a win against Milwaukee. The complete game was his second this season.* Giants 11, Rockies 6: Angel Pagan...
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HAPPY ARE the residents of Western Pennsylvania as a general rule, at least according to a comprehensive survey by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Social and Urban Research. The survey looked at such factors as the economy, education,...
A Tale of the President Who Just Can't Win
In the history of organized sports, no team or individual at the collegiate or professional level has lost 500 times in a row.Not the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who lost 26 consecutive games from 1976-1977, an NFL record. Not the Long Island women's basketball team,...
Audio Books Make Great Companions
A tricky thing about audio books as car-trip companions can be timing -- you don't want to find yourself with hours of unplanned alone time or arrive home with the ending a long way down the road.I learned my lesson first with "Bossy Pants" (Hachette...
Beach Blankets Too Close for Comfort
Q.: I was at the beach two weeks ago. We got there early and sat near the entrance in a really great spot. As the day went on, however, the fog burned off and it got very hot, and a lot of other people joined us. While we were taking a walk, another...
Body Language Can Shape Workplace Image
Sitting around the table for the first time with a new client, Jane Snell found herself getting more and more frustrated. Although she owns her Coconut Creek construction company, JS-1 Construction, the half-dozen men seated around the table were addressing...
Buying Here: Mckeesport
The house Ed Camic grew up in has had a historic landmark plaque since 1989. But it has always been a landmark in McKeesport. Today, the grand house at 511 Romine Ave. (MLS No. 897413) with six bedrooms, five fireplaces and three full baths, is on the...
Carriers, FCC Working to Protect Data on Cell Phones
Day by day our society becomes more mobile with more of our lives being transferred to those devices we carry around to make phone calls, search the Internet for information, find our way around or do tasks critical to daily living. As we become more...
Caterpillar to Unions: Drop Dead
WASHINGTON -- For decades, executives at unionized companies have harbored the fantasy that they could dictate the wages, benefits and working conditions of their employees, just like non-union firms. What stood in their way was the unions' ability to...
Ceremony Honors 1812 War Hero 'As We Honor Soldiers of the Past, We Also Remember Soldiers of Today and What They Are Sacrificing So We Can Enjoy Our Freedoms.'
Navy veteran Fred Johnston said it is important to remember American history and the people who made it.That was the reason he and his daughter, Rebekah, drove from their home in Shaler to Allegheny Cemetery on Saturday afternoon for the dedication of...
Charter School Chain Rocketship Prepares for Launch
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Inside a prefabricated beige building by the freight tracks, John Danner thinks he has solved one of the nation's most vexing problems.This is Rocketship Discovery Prep, one of five charter elementary schools founded by Mr. Danner...
Check the List, Your Id and Registration to Ensure Your Vote
Thank you for your efforts to educate Allegheny County voters about the voter ID law. The PG's "Do You Have a Valid ID?" interactive webpage ("Prominent Names Are Among Allegheny County Voters With Faulty ID," Aug. 1) is a good resource, but additional information...
City Battalion Chief Suspended after Arrest on Assault Charge
A Pittsburgh fire battalion chief has been suspended after being charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend early Saturday.According to a criminal complaint, Battalion Chief James Washabaugh, 54, threw the woman to the floor in her Uptown apartment.City...
Credit Due Nationals GM Rizzo
Major League Baseball's individual award winners won't be known for months, but the correct choice for executive of the year is already clear. Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has actually been in a one-man race since the season began....
CUTTING EDGE: New Ideas, Sharp Opinions [Derived Headline]
NRA POWER Reid Cherlin at GQ.com explains how the NRA grades members of Congress on particular votes and how "conservative and swing- district members will do everything they can to keep a good rating." He asked a Democratic legislative staffer for a...
Dawson Ready for Big Moment Former Steeler Tended to Every Detail for His Hall of Fame Induction
Dermontti Dawson has his speech written. It's four pages, printed out, ready to go. He wrote it himself. He completed it long before he left Wednesday for Canton, Ohio. This is arguably the most important weekend of his life. Dawson isn't leaving anything...
Days of Angels' Enigma Recalled
LOS ANGELES -- The silver bat accompanies Alex Johnson outside his Detroit residence on occasion. Once he toted it to his chiropractor, removing it from wrapping that had concealed its identity. "I said, 'Do you know what this is?' " the former Angels...
Defense Dominates Dull Goal-Line Drill
If there's one thing that can excite everyone at Saint Vincent College besides Mike Wallace strolling onto campus, it is that annual rite known as the goal-line drill.It's live, it's intense and it grabs the attention of fans and players alike."It's...
Distracted Pedestrians Stumbling into Danger
WASHINGTON -- A young man talking on a cellphone meanders along the edge of a lonely train platform at night. Suddenly he stumbles, loses his balance and pitches over the side, landing head first on the tracks.Fortunately, there were no trains approaching...
Drivers to Help in Search for Girls
Two young cousins from Iowa who have been missing for nearly three weeks have gotten the attention of two NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers.Cars driven by BK Racing teammates Landon Cassill and Travis Kvapil will feature photos of the girls at today's Pennsylvania...
EAST/NORTH/STATE [Derived Headline]
EAST2 killed in motorcycle crash with SUV in New KensingtonTwo people riding on a motorcycle died Friday night when their bike collided with an SUV in New Kensington, police said.New Kensington police said James Stimmel, 47, of Lower Burrell, and Victoria...
Evaluating Teachers Is Not So Easy Assessing Classroom Performance Is Indeed Complicated
In a conversation about the intractable problems of the Middle East, one of David Grossman's characters in his compelling novel, "To the End of the Land," says, "Who could possibly come up with a new, decisive argument that hasn't been heard?" An equal...
EYEWITNESS: 1862 GENERAL NEGLEY SOUGHT LOYALTY FROM THE SOUTH Series: EYEWITNESS
About 500 people around Columbia, Tenn., took an oath of allegiance to the United States in the summer of 1862.The number of residents reaffirming their support for the federal government was equal to the number of Union soldiers occupying the region,...
Failed Schools Congress Must Fix the For-Profit College Industry
The Senate education committee's scorching report on the for- profit college industry came as no surprise. Although much of the problem had been described at public hearings and in preliminary releases, the findings issued Monday still paint a disturbing...
Fame Becomes a 'Burgh Thing Doleman Praises Parents, Martin His Mom for Upbringing That Led to the Hall of Fame
CANTON, Ohio -- The Pro Football Hall of Fame is undergoing a major renovation, which is expected to be completed by August 2013. If any more players from the University of Pittsburgh are enshrined, the hall might consider building a new wing for Panthers...
Fame Becomes a 'Burgh Thing Former Steelers Dawson, Butler Took Unconventional Routes to Enshrinement in Canton
CANTON, Ohio -- In the moment of his greatest professional honor, Dermontti Dawson stood on a stage at pro football's grandest shrine and said he always tried to live by one mantra: To do everything with a purpose, passion and, most importantly, honor.And...
Feeding Ramadan Muslim Month of Fasting Sees Rise in Demand for Halal Meat
Mehmet Gurakar, the president of McKeesport halal meat producer MRG Food LLC, has been fasting during the day for more than two weeks. But working alongside livestock and beef, veal and goat carcasses doesn't quite pique his appetite."We are at the beginning...
Field Tested International Bowhunting Championship Tests Archers in Challenging Real-Life Field Conditions
The London Olympics spotlighted some of the world's best archers. But not all of them.About 1,000 bowhunters from more than 20 countries will converge on the aptly named town of Champion, Westmoreland County, Wednesday through Saturday when Seven Springs...
Final Big East Season Holds Few Expectations
Pitt's last season as a member of the Big East Conference will begin Monday when the Panthers start training camp. Little is expected of them -- they were chosen to finish fifth in the conference in the annual preseason media football poll. That's not...
Forrest S. Mccartney March 23, 1931 - July 17, 2012 Former Top NASA Official
Forrest S. McCartney, a retired Air Force lieutenant general who played a central role in developing military spy satellites and the MX intercontinental missile system before being appointed head of NASA's civilian-run Kennedy Space Center not long after...
Franz West Feb. 16, 1947 - July 25, 2012 Austrian Sculptor Known for His Accessible Art Works
Franz West, an influential Austrian sculptor with a penchant for art objects that were willfully unserious, nonideological and accessible and were displayed in New York City's Central Park and on the plaza at Lincoln Center in 2004, as well as in international exhibitions...
Fraser-Pryce Takes Women's 100-Meters
Of course the gold medal stays in Jamaica. Shelly-Ann Fraser- Pryce wouldn't have it any other way.A gold ribbon in her hair, the bubbly Jamaican made it back-to- back Olympic titles in the women's 100 meters Saturday night, closing ground over the last...
Gas Crisis Shortage of Helium Causes a Wide Range of Problems
For a chemical element known for its stability, helium has been disrupting many businesses lately.Balloon artists can't promise wedding reception displays that float until the last dance. Scuba divers have to cancel expeditions because the gas isn't...
Gene Smith May 9, 1929 - July 25, 2012 Biographer Had Vivid Touch with World Leaders
Gene Smith, who with a vivid touch depicted the lives of presidents, prime ministers and generals in a series of popular biographies, among them the 1964 best-seller "When the Cheering Stopped: The Last Years of Woodrow Wilson," died July 25 at his home in...
Golden Farewell for Phelps Closes Illustrious Career U.S. Men, Women Sweep 4x100 Medley Relays on Last Day of Races
LONDON -- As if 22 medal ceremonies over the past three Olympics weren't enough, Michael Phelps was summoned back to the pool deck for one more accolade.This time, he received a trophy rather than a medal, an award that sought to sum up a career like...
Gone Are the Days of Giving TV a Whack
This you don't hear very often on a Sunday afternoon: "Son, grab the oscilloscope and the soldering iron and let's tune up the fuel injection control computer in the old Lexus."We're approaching a time where things can't be fixed anymore.Gone are the...
Goodbye, Norma Jeane Marilyn Monroe, a Siren Infused with Life, Died 50 Years Ago Today
She was a siren, a sex symbol, a creature of Hollywood sculpted from layers of pliable material -- miserable childhood marked by alleged sexual abuse, natural good looks, driving ambition, a shrewd understanding of what powerful men wanted and a bottomless...
Goodell Doesn't See Obstacles to Browns' Sale
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell visited the Cleveland Browns training camp in Berea, Ohio, and told the Akron Beacon Journal that he hopes to have the Browns' sale to prospective owner Jimmy Haslam III finalized in "a matter of weeks."When asked if the...
'Go On' Matthew Perry Returns with a Promising Comedy
In the tradition of group therapy sitcoms of the past -- "The Bob Newhart Show," "Dear John" -- NBC's "Go On" gets humorous mileage out of the personalities of its support group members. "Go On" offers a pretty strong pilot episode but, as always, the devil...
Grateful Dead Exhibit Rolls on at Rock Hall
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland today concludes a weekend salute to the Grateful Dead that brought in special performances and events, but an exhibit on the legendary '60s-era band continues there through December.Sections of the exhibit...
Gunmen Seize 47 Iranians Just outside Syrian Capital Abduction Occurs as Fighting Ravages Damascus, Aleppo
BEIRUT-- Gunmen snatched 47 Iranian pilgrims just outside Damascus on Saturday in a brazen attack that revealed the growing instability at the center of President Bashar Assad's power. The abduction came as Syrian troops moved to crush one of the last...
HALL OF NUMBERS [Derived Headline]
HALL OF FAME GAMEGame: Arizona Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints in the traditional kickoff to the NFL preseason. Where: Fawcett Stadium, Canton, Ohio. When: 8 p.m. today. TV: NFL Network. Of note: The Saints play their first game in the wake of a tumultuous...
Hamilton's Big Issues No Longer a Mystery Discipline
Josh Hamilton created a stir last week by making cryptic comments about being "disobedient," and having "issues,' which caused speculation to run wild as to what might be wrong with the Texas Rangers' star slugger.Hamilton issued a statement explaining...
Howard Visits Track for Film Movie to Explore Racing Rivalry of Hunt, Lauda
INDIANAPOLIS -- Ron Howard got to drive the pace car that led the field to the green flag of last Sunday's Brickyard 400. He wasn't just visiting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to enjoy the thrill of racing, though. The award-winning director is working...
How 'Monday' Became a Racial Slur
When news emerged last month that Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford said he'd been called a racial epithet by an off-duty Leominster police officer before a minor league game in New Hampshire, reaction was swift. After an internal investigation, which...
How They Capture Underwater Shots
LONDON -- As Al Bello struggles to wedge his lean body into his scuba gear, it appears that taking the photographs has to be the easy part.Bello pulls the skintight black shirt over his shoulders, tugs the legs of his shorts closer to his knees and straps...
Impending Sewage Costs Mean We'd Best Go Green
Here's a list of American cities Pittsburgh will never be on: those most likely to run out of water.Orlando, Atlanta, Tucson, Las Vegas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Phoenix, Houston and Los Angeles -- all these Sun Belt places we once envied may soon have...
In a Dark Quarry, Death and Mystery Lurk Popular Lancaster County Spot for Scuba Diving Claims Yet Another Victim as Man Runs out of Air Underwater
BAINBRIDGE, Pa. -- On the day he died, police said, Louis Zerwitz had planned to explore a sunken ocean shipwreck.Weather canceled the July 22 trip, so the Baltimore man drove instead to a popular Lancaster County dive spot.He checked in at the Bainbridge...
Indian Businesses Weather Blackouts, but at a Cost
GHAZIABAD, India -- Work making potato chip display racks at Jayraj Kumar's factory barely paused when much of India's power grid collapsed.The backup generators kicked in automatically and the electric saws, presses and welding machines kept running,...
In First Tour in Years, Pittsburgh Ballet to Dance in Israel
Dancers with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre headed back to the studio a bit sooner this summer to prepare for a pre-season performance, but it won't take place at the Benedum, Byham or any of the troupe's other regular venues.This week, the company will present...
In the Eye of the Employer Attractiveness Can Influence Whether a Person Joins a Workforce
Looks aren't everything, right?No, but they may be a factor influencing whether someone will be hired or not.In 2010, Newsweek surveyed 202 corporate hiring managers regarding the necessity of attractiveness in the workforce. Fifty- seven percent said...
Krug in Fifth Heading into Finals Montour Grad Faces Dominant Chinese
LONDON -- Cassidy Krug excels at staying within herself. She continually has said that, no matter how she finishes at these Olympics, she will be happy as long as she knows she performed her dives to the best of her ability.If that places her last, then...
Late Sen. Byrd's FBI Files Reveal CIA Leak Uproar He Had Concerns about Civil Rights Movement's Leaders
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd obtained secret FBI documents about the civil rights movement that were leaked by the CIA and triggered an angry confrontation between the two agencies in the 1960s, according to newly released FBI records.Byrd,...
Leroux Could Fill Void Left by Lincoln's Trade
CINCINNATI -- For four months, Chris Leroux slogged through the slow process of rehabilitation and returning to pitch. He may soon see the payoff.Manager Clint Hurdle said Saturday that Leroux could soon help the Pirates in some capacity if the Pirates...
Local Leaders Celebrate Life of Developer and Dreamer Mark Schneider Memorial Hails His Visions for City
Mark Schneider was remembered Saturday for having the audacity to think a once rat- and smell-infested island on the Allegheny River could become a luxury residential enclave that today is better known as Washington's Landing. He was celebrated as a...
Loss Fuels Motivation for Williams
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Kyle Williams sat on a shade-covered bench, recounted last season's playoff horrors and addressed his great start to 49ers training camp. Then star linebacker Patrick Willis strolled by and quipped: "I want to be just like you...
Lossless, Aac Encoders Each Have Pros and Cons
Q: I just bought an iPod classic and have around 200 to 225 CDs I would like to import. I am not sure what encoder to use in iTunes.Should I use the AAC Encoder, or Apple Lossless encoder, or something else?I like the sound quality of CDs, but the space...
Mary Louise Rasmuson April 11, 1911 - July 30, 2012 Led Women's Army Corps
Mary Louise Rasmuson -- who joined the Women's Army Corps when it was formed during World War II, rose to be its director under two presidents and later found a new life as a civic leader and philanthropist in the young state of Alaska -- died Monday...
Mcilroy, Others Eager for 2016 Golf to Be Added to Next Olympics
AKRON, Ohio -- Rory McIlroy was totally impressed by the Olympic Village in London."It's completely different than anything I've ever been at before, just the scale of it, the size of it," he said.McIlroy got into the athletes' private domain this time...
Miles Jury Ponders Complexities the Three-Week Trial Has Proved to Be a Textbook Example of the Difficulty of Second-Guessing Law Enforcement in Court
To supporters of Jordan Miles, the civil trial stemming from his 2010 encounter with Pittsburgh police boiled down to a simple question: Why did a high school kid who had never been in trouble, and was walking from his mother's house to his grandmother's...
Mitt, We Hardly Know Ye Romney Is Running a Campaign with Ideas Borrowed from Others
He has run for the Senate, for governor and, twice, for president. He has given more campaign speeches in high-visibility circumstances than almost anyone in the country. And still, after 18 years on public rostrums and in the public eye, he remains...
NASA Spacecraft Speeding toward a Landing on Mars
PASADENA, Calif. -- After a journey of 354 million miles, a spacecraft approaching Mars at 13,200 mph is on course to land inside its sweet spot early Monday.The landing is one of the riskiest ever tried, and the descent is what NASA officials call "seven...
NBC Calls Highlights from New York
NEW YORK -- On Monday, sometime around noon, the Australian women's basketball player Belinda Snell sank a three-point half- court shot at the buzzer, sending the Aussie-France Olympic game into overtime.That was in London.Three-thousand miles away,...
Needle Exchange Lobbying to Expand
Ten minutes before intravenous drug users began walking through the door of the Allegheny County Health Department building in Oakland on a recent Sunday, Ron Johnson of Prevention Point Pittsburgh was arranging syringes. "Browns," the biggest needles, sat...
North Africa Becomes Central Focus in War on Terrorism
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration no longer sees the greatest terrorist threats in Afghanistan or Pakistan.Instead, U.S. counterterrorism officials are increasingly focused on a broad swath of northern Africa -- from Somalia through Chad, Niger...
Not All Office Noises Are Controllable
A recent letter from a woman who was stressed out by her co- worker's bodily noises generated quite a reaction from readers.* After reading your column about the noisy office-mate, I have concluded that you either work in a very sheltered environment...
NRA Enabled Bullets-by-Mail Used by Colo. Shooting Suspect
The man accused of the Colorado movie-theater shooting amassed his ammunition stockpile with help from a 26-year-old law that the National Rifle Association hailed at the time as its "greatest legislative milestone."The 1986 measure made two dozen changes...
Obama's Campaign Now Low on Cash Record Spending Shrivels Coffers
President Barack Obama has spent more campaign cash more quickly than any incumbent in recent history, betting that heavy early investments in personnel, field offices and a high-tech campaign infrastructure will propel him to victory in November.Since...
Panel Updating Rules for Online Research Government Tries to Tackle Privacy, Protection Issues
WASHINGTON -- When is an avatar a person? When is a chat room a public forum?If you think these are questions for a computer geek convention, think again. They're being debated by government officials and leaders of top research institutions who are...
People on the Move
Association & OrganizationThe Emerging Leadership Board of the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association elected its 2012/2013 board of directors: Albert Ciuksza Jr., Pittsburgh Regional Alliance; Dan Croce, Birchmere Ventures; Christopher Evans, Saul Ewing...
Pew: Income Clusters Growing in Neighborhoods
Rising income inequality has led to an increasing number of Americans clustering in neighborhoods in which most residents are like them, either similarly affluent or similarly low-income, according to a new study detailing the rising isolation of the richest...
Pikewood Brutal but Appealing
John Raese and Bob Gwynne aren't your average golf-course architects. In fact, they're not even architects.At least, they weren't until they took a piece of property on top of Kingwood Pike in southeast Morgantown, W.Va., and created one of the most...
Players on Edge, Tension Mounts Hurdle Is Ejected from Tough Defeat Reds 5 Pirates 4
CINCINNATI -- For the second consecutive night, the sellout crowd at Great American Ball Park got a show.This time, they saw home runs, triples and an ejection in a series where frustration continues to mount.Todd Frazier's ground ball scored Scott Rolen...
Pole a Big Lift for Montoya Driver Puts End to Three-Year Run of Mediocrity
Juan Pablo Montoya's contribution to the NASCAR highlight reel this season had been his crash into a jet dryer in the season- opening Daytona 500. Saturday, Montoya finally had a bright spot that did not involve explosions and raging fuel fires. He turned...
Power Gets Pole for Mid-Ohio
Dario Franchitti was talking about how much fun he had in steering an IndyCar around the tight turns and narrow straightaways Saturday at Mid-Ohio in qualifying. It wasn't easy, though."I'm glad to see everybody's sweating here, and it's not just me,"...
Romney Chides 'Policy Failures'
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Mitt Romney attacked what he calls "an extraordinary series of policy failures" from President Barack Obama, but said Saturday America is "poised to take off economically."The Republican presidential contender briefly met with Indiana voters,...
Romney Foreign Policy: Some Things Different, Some the Same
In some areas, he would be different from President Barack Obama. In others, even when his fiery rhetoric suggests a dramatic change, Mitt Romney actually would act much like Mr. Obama.The subject is national defense and foreign policy, key areas of U.S....
Running Lessons with Krishna What It Meant to Move Sanjena Sathian Spent Last Summer in Nepal, Looking for Purpose between Her Sophomore and Junior Years of College. She Took to the Hills, a Gurkha Soldier as Her Pacesetter
RUNNING IN Pittsburgh feels familiar to me. I learned to run on hills much bigger than these last summer, when I spent 11 weeks in the eastern mountains of Nepal. As I run through Schenley Park or up to Squirrel Hill, I feel a similar crispness in the...
Sacred Ground in Pennsylvania, Roadside Memorials Mark 'Where Your Soul Is Taken'
YORK, Pa. -- Purple balloons sailed above the family gathered at a corner of Route 234 in Paradise Township."Purple was her favorite," explained Joyce Reynolds. She was referring to her daughter, Jennifer Daniels Ritter, whom they'd come to remember.About...
Saturday's Highlights a Roundup of the Winners and Top Performances:
* BasketballNarrow win for U.S. against LithuaniaTwo days after running and gunning to a record-shattering, 83- point win, the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team had to come back in the fourth quarter for a 99-94 win over a fearless Lithuania team that...
Scott Hoping for a Rebound
AKRON, Ohio -- Adam Scott has yet to watch any replays or coverage of his breakdown at the British Open less than two weeks ago. He does not have to. He knows how it must have looked."I'm disappointed I didn't win from that position," Scott said Wednesday...
Season of Difficulty, Challenges, Pressure
Football season is finally here, meaning Penn State will start practice Monday. That, in itself, may bring some relief for players and fans because there was no guarantee the Nittany Lions would play football two weeks ago. Instead, Penn State, which...
Semifinals Awaiting Double Amputee
LONDON -- Oscar Pistorius emerged from a tunnel in Olympic Stadium on Saturday morning, walking in a single-file line with seven other runners who were about to compete against him in the preliminary round of the 400-meter dash.In the stands, he saw...
Serena's Golden Slam
Serena Williams became only the second woman to achieve a tennis Golden Slam, winning the most lopsided women's final in Olympic history Saturday by beating Maria Sharapova, 6-0, 6-1.Williams can add the gold medal to her 14 Grand Slam singles championships,...
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