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Articles from April 24, 2014

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'14 Mazda3 I Touring Lot of Fun for the Price
2014 Mazda3 I Touring: Fun on a budget. Price as tested: $24,785 for the automatic; $24,035 for the stick (which added cargo mat and special paint for $370 total). Lesser versions can be had starting at $16,945 for a sedan or $18,945 for a hatchback....
2 Franklin Regional Students Released from Hospital
Two more Franklin Regional High School students hospitalized since the April 9 knife attack at the Murrysville school were discharged Wednesday. Junior Jared Boger, 17, who underwent four surgeries at UPMC Presbyterian, was among the most severely wounded...
5 Indicted in Massive Identity Theft Ring $10 Million Fraud Case Involved Banks, 2,400 Victims
For nearly a decade the funds flowed, from the U.S. Treasury into accounts at some 100 institutions, and from there to Nigeria, federal authorities said Wednesday as they announced the indictments of five people accused of siphoning off $10 million through...
A Feast of Asian Films Silk Screen Festival Includes a Dark Mystery, a Food Comedy and Films Starring Children
The ninth annual Silk Screen Film Festival opens Friday with a party at the Rivers Club, Downtown, and flickers to life Saturday with the first of two dozen features playing through May 4. Here's a sampling of movies screening the first week of the celebration...
After Rough Start, Serra Is Coming on Strong
Longtime Serra Catholic baseball coach Brian Dzurenda wasn't too sure what he was going to have to work with before this season. After graduating just about everyone from the Eagles' 2011 state championship team during the past three years, Dzurenda...
After Tough Start, Serra Finds Groove
Longtime Serra Catholic baseball coach Brian Dzurenda wasn't too sure what he was going to have to work with before this season. After graduating just about everyone from the Eagles' 2011 state championship team during the past three years, Dzurenda...
Another Paterno Statue Is in the Works
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- A statue of Joe Paterno many Penn State University alumni and fans have wanted for the past two years could be coming -- just not that statue and not on behalf of Penn State. Pat Daugherty, owner of The Tavern, has agreed to let...
A Radio Staple Welsch a Pioneer as Female Drive-Time Host in Pittsburgh
Rosemary Welsch has been called the heart and soul - as well as the voice - of WYEP-FM (91.3).That description, however, leaves out a lot of the particulars. It doesn't tell you that she spent nine years as a volunteer at the station while working odd...
Ari Graynor Was a Good Student, but Now She's Playing a 'Bad Teacer'
Ari Graynor was so busy in 2011 with four films and a TV series that she never got around to seeing the Cameron Diaz film "Bad Teacher." That ended up being a good thing, because the new TV version of "Bad Teacher" is very different. "The character...
Around the Majors
National League* Diamondbacks 7, Cubs 5: On the 100th anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field, the team with the worst record in the major leagues won. And it wasn't Chicago. After an error by shortstop Starlin Castro, Arizona rallied for five...
Around the Majors
National League* Diamondbacks 7, Cubs 5: On the 100th anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field, the team with the worst record in the major leagues won. And it wasn't Chicago. After an error by shortstop Starlin Castro, Arizona rallied for five...
Arts Group Celebrates Cinco De Mayo Second Annual Event Features Exhibit, Festive Foods, Music
You don't have to wait until May 5 to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.South Arts, a nonprofit that promotes the arts in the South Hills, is throwing a Cinco de Mayo Mexican-style dinner with an art exhibit May 3. The art show runs from 1 to 8 p.m. Dinner starts...
A Saint, He Ain't John Paul II Turned a Blind Eye to Scandal
There were some disturbing elements to the Easter Mass I attended at Nativity, my childhood church in Washington, D.C.The choral director sang "Amazing Grace" to the tune of "Danny Boy." The pews were half-empty on the church's most sacred day.My sister...
Assistant Named New Coach Norwin Football Head Resigns after Protest
In January, parents came before the Norwin school board to complain that the board had retained Art Tragesser as head football coach.The Norwin Knights won two football games and lost seven during the 2013 season.Rivals teased the Norwin band with a...
At 40, Wyep Still Bellwether Radio Makes Musical Discovery a Priority
It is the late 1970s and Jeff Smith is standing on his head waiting for the phone to ring. He literally is on his head, feet aloft, face beginning to turn red. Five minutes pass and the phone does not ring.He is on the air at WYEP-FM, a fledgling, community-supported radio...
A Tailored Cuisine Vegetables, Fresh Fish, Unusual Ingredients Elevate Chaya's Simple Japanese Meals
A friend who graduated from Carnegie Mellon University at least a decade ago speaks fondly of a sushi club he started with friends who were enthusiastic but knew very little about sushi. As students, they would dine out once a month, with chefs as guides...
A Taste for Spirits Distilleries Make a Comeback in Southwestern Pennsylvania
Making alcohol, especially whiskey, was once big business in southwestern Pennsylvania.In fact, in 1916, there were 13 registered distillers employing approximately 116 people, in Westmoreland County alone. The number, however, does not include those...
Behavioral Therapy, Medication Can Relieve Panic Attacks
DEAR DOCTOR K: I think I might be having panic attacks, but I'm not sure. What does a panic attack feel like? DEAR READER: People who have never experienced a panic attack typically think it's a mild feeling of nervousness. But in fact, it's a lot...
'Black Box' Is Just Another Routine Medical Show
As "Grey's Anatomy" winds to a close -- it will be back for the 2014-15 TV season, but surely its days are numbered -- it's not surprising that ABC is trying to find another medical show with a strong female lead. But "Black Box" (10 tonight, WTAE)...
'Black Box' Review: Cliche Show Boggles the Brain
It's painful to have to come down hard on "Black Box" because its creator has personal reasons for wanting it to succeed. On the other hand, it's even more painful to watch, as you'll quickly learn when it premieres tonight on ABC. "Black Box" is what...
Blackhawks Raising Kane in Overtime Victory
Patrick Kane tried to tell people his left knee felt fine and he was the same dangerous player as before, but it was time to show everybody. And that time couldn't come quickly enough for Chicago. It arrived Wednesday night at the United Center in...
Blue Jackets Rally Again as Odd Pattern Continues
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- One game, two, maybe three, it's a quirk. Four games, it's a pattern. It has happened each game of the Penguins' first-round playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets -- a team gets a 3-1 lead, then ends up losing, 4-3. Each...
Boutique Owner's Business Goes to the Dogs
Kandy Barkley's father, William Knichel, told his children that it was important to give back to the community. The former owner of Knichel Logistics in Richland said that it was important to support those who supported his business.It was advice that...
Boutique Owner Sets Aside Time for Business to Go to Dogs
Kandy Barkley's father, William Knichel, told his children that it was important to give back to the community. The former owner of Knichel Logistics in Richland said that it was important to support those who supported his business.It was advice that...
Bullied Ex-Student Backs Boy at Meeting South Fayette School Board Draws Residents
High school freshman Hunter Boyd, 14, said she knows firsthand how difficult school can be when dealing with bullying, and she doesn't want other students to endure what she did.The former South Fayette student said her grades suffered until she transferred...
BUSINESS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
Duquesne Light distribution rate plan approved by PUC Pennsylvania's Public Utility Commission approved a new rate plan for Duquesne Light that increases electricity distribution rates by 11 percent. The Pittsburgh utility initially sought a 17.6 percent...
Butler Is Enjoying a Turnaround Year
So much has changed for the Butler Area High School baseball team from last year to this, yet a lot has remained the same. The Golden Tornadowas only able to muster two wins in 18 attempts last year. This year Butler matched that win total after its...
Canada Retiring Weaker Tank Cars
OTTAWA -- Canada will require railways shipping crude oil to use stronger tank cars, phase out weaker cars within three years and reduce the speed of trains carrying dangerous goods. The Canadian government will ban the "least crash- resistant" of tanker...
Carlynton Grad Gives Point Park a Lift Conley's Bat, Legs Help Pioneers Win
Shane Conley's college baseball career may have gotten off to a slow start, but it's definitely in the fast lane now. A graduate of Carlynton High School, Conley played his freshman season at Seton Hill University in Greensburg but saw very little action....
Carnegie Students Learn Gardening by Doing
On a recent cool but sunny day, more than 20 fifth- and sixth- graders from Carnegie Elementary School took to the outdoors - not to play, but to plant.Thanks to Carnegie Mayor Jack Kobistek, Grow Pittsburgh and the Carnegie-Collier Rotary, students...
Centurions Battle to Stay in Contention
Two of the more solid WPIAL Division 2 boys lacrosse teams met in a game played April 7 at Quaker Valley. By the time the match was over, the host Quakers had rolled to a 17-3 victory against Greensburg Central Catholic, a team that has competed in three...
Char Valley Girls Have Certain Goals in Mind
Perhaps a change in venue for the championship game will yield a better result for the Chartiers Valley High School girls lacrosse team. For the past three seasons, the Colts have advanced to the WPIAL championship game only to see their hopes dashed...
Char Valley Has Goals in Mind Colts a Prime Wpial Contender
Perhaps a change in venue for the championship game will yield a better result for the Chartiers Valley High School girls lacrosse team. For the past three seasons, the Colts have advanced to the WPIAL championship game only to see their hopes dashed...
Char Valley Senior Has Court Order
During Kyle Hicken's first season of plating varsity tennis during his sophomore year, Chartiers Valley coach Diane Daeschner said he was a "pickleball player" on the tennis court. But over the past three seasons, he's turned into the Colts top player...
Char Valley Senior Putting Foes in a Pickle Hicken Develops His Game on Court
During Kyle Hicken's first season of playing varsity tennis during his sophomore year, Chartiers Valley coach Diane Daeschner said he was a "pickleball player" on the tennis court. But over the past three seasons, he's turned into the Colts top player...
Chryst Not Surprised by Savage's Ascent
Tom Savage may be a new name to NFL fans as this former Pitt quarterback has shot up draft boards in recent weeks, but Panthers coach Paul Chryst isn't shocked by the sudden rise. Most mock drafts project Savage as a second- or third-round pick, some...
CITY [Derived Headline]
CITY Ex-candidate, wife to stand trial for 911 calls Sometimes a voice called for help claiming there had been a beating. Other times an Allegheny County 911 call-taker could only hear a voice breathing deeply. But each of the more than 100 times Pittsburgh...
Classic Steiger
'The Pawnbroker' ***1/2The film directed by Academy Award winner Sidney Lumet features one of the greatest performances in the career of Rod Steiger. He earned a 1965 best actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the survivor of a World War II Nazi...
Claudia Lee Is More Than Just 'Surviving Jack' 17-Year-Old Actress Carries Herself like Someone Much Older on the New Fox Show Set in the 1990s
CHICAGO -- When 17-year-old actress Claudia Lee landed a role on the 1991-set sitcom "Surviving Jack," she set out to discover what that neon-soaked, scrunchie-lovin' decade was all about. Born in 1996, Ms. Lee was 3 when partying like it was 1999...
Cooke Suspended for 7 Games for Hit
Minnesota Wild left winger Matt Cooke was suspended for seven games Wednesday by the NHL for a knee-to-knee hit that injured Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie in Game 3. Cooke, a former Penguins forward, was at the league office in New York...
Cornell School Gets New Principal
Jeffrey Carter grew up in a small school district, and he wants his young sons to have the same experience. So, he's happy he'll be working in a school district with about 700 students K-12, starting on May 5 when he'll become principal of Cornell...
Crawling after Dark the Spring Crawl through the Cultural District Starts Early, Goes Late
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's spring Gallery Crawl will enlighten visitors on "The Secret Life of Robots," the electricity of Tesla, the brilliance of Teenie Harris, the power- popness of Meeting of Important People and the overall coolness of spending...
Developers Offer Their Own Strip Plans
Three developers have stepped forward with plans to redevelop the Strip District's venerable produce terminal, presumably without tearing down any part of it. Pittsburgh's Rubino Partners, the Ferchill Group of Cleveland, and Chicago-based McCaffery...
Do Right by the Wilson Center the Foundation Proposal Would Have Kept This Treasure
The court-appointed conservator for the August Wilson Center favors a resolution of the center's financial problems that is not in the best interests of the center or the city of Pittsburgh and that would not preserve the center's charitable mission....
Dueling Dems Rep. Molchany Deserves the Party Nomination
This is the first in a series of candidate endorsements for contested nominations in the May 20 primary. The Post-Gazette will publish a recap of its recommendations on Sunday, May 18. Next month's Democratic primary in the state House's newly constituted...
Dukes Sign Forward
Duquesne is halfway to a full 2014 recruiting class. Dukes men's coach Jim Ferry announced the signing of forward TySean Powell of Bradenton, Florida, and the addition of guard Rene Castro, a transfer from Butler. Powell averaged 16.4 points and 9.3...
East End Growls at Shelter Neighbors against $15 Million Animal Rescue League Facility in Homewood
After the last in a series of meetings with residents, a community group said Wednesday night that it will not endorse a plan to build a $15 million animal shelter in Homewood. Jerome Jackson, executive director of Operation Better Block, said the group...
Eastern Quarterfinal Game 4: Blue Jackets 4, Penguins 3 a Late Meltdown Penguins Surrender the Tying Goal with 22.5 Seconds Left, Lose in Ot
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Get into the playoffs, and you're going to lose games. They all hurt. Sometimes, the defeats really sting. And every now and then, there's one that absolutely scalds. One like the Penguins' 4-3 overtime loss to Columbus Wednesday night...
Eastern Quarterfinals Penguins vs. Blue Jackets
THREE STARS (As chosen my the media) ONE STAR: Brandon Dubinsky, Blue Jackets center Taking a pass from Johansen, Dubinsky scored the tying goal to send the game to OT. He also had as assist on Johansen's score. TWO STARS: Nick Foligno, Blue Jackets...
Eastern Quarterfinals Penguins vs. Blue Jackets
THREE STARS (As chosen my the media) ONE STAR: Brandon Dubinsky, Blue Jackets center Taking a pass from Johansen, Dubinsky scored the tying goal to send the game to OT. He also had as assist on Johansen's score. TWO STARS: Nick Foligno, Blue Jackets...
Ex-South Fayette Student Tells of Bullying Freshman Backs Boy before Board
High school freshman Hunter Boyd, 14, said she knows firsthand how difficult school can be when dealing with bullying, and she doesn't want other students to endure what she did.The former South Fayette student said her grades suffered until she transferred...
Facebook 'Throwback' Hurts Reader
DEAR HARRIETTE: I have noticed a new practice of people posting pictures on Facebook from times gone by. There's even a name for it, "Throwback Thursdays." I started looking at the pictures that people were posting, and it really has been a lot of...
FEDERAL RULE TO CUT COAL DUST EXPOSURE IN MINES [Corrected 04/26/ 14]
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A new federal rule aimed at reducing coal dust in the mines and black lung disease for those who work there won't help Dewey Keiper. But the 54-year-old Montgomery, W.Va., resident, who had to retire from his job at Massey Energy's...
For $30 Million, School's Name Is All Yours
If anyone out there has $30 million, you can probably get your name on a Pittsburgh public school. Saleem Ghubril, executive director of the Pittsburgh Promise, the hyper-ambitious college scholarship program that's all but looking under seat cushions...
For Derry, Second Isn't Good Enough
The Derry Area High School boys volleyball team has played in the WPIAL Class AA title match three of the past four years, but all three title appearances have resulted in a loss to Ambridge Area. "It's a significant accomplishment to play in the finals,"...
Forging Bonds for Living
It was a moment no one wants to experience. On Christmas Eve 2006, Christine Mabon's 44-year-old husband died of a fatal heart attack."I was supported by my friends and family. I was totally overwhelmed by the outpouring of love," Mrs. Mabon, 51, said.Mrs....
For Pine-Richland It's about Maturing Young Rams Growing into a Winner
Pine-Richland's "young guns" are coming of age on the court. When Pine-Richland faced North Allegheny for the first time this season, Ben Vinarski was in just the third match of his high school tennis career. But when the two teams faced off a few...
Francis Xavier Wymard Dec. 22, 1943 - April 21, 2014 Developer, Traveler and Humanitarian
Francis Xavier "Franny" Wymard was known as a successful Pittsburgh real estate developer, an elegant and outgoing man who traveled widely and adventurously. Perhaps less visibly, he devoted his talents in service to humanity. The Squirrel Hill resident...
Franklin Regional High School Victim Recounts Stabbing Attack to Derek, the Expression on Alex's Face Said: "I Don't Want to Do This, but I Have To."
For the first time since April 9 when he was stabbed in a hallway at Franklin Regional Senior High School, junior Derek Jones was able to wake up in his own bed at home this morning. After enduring surgery to remove a kidney and to repair a lacerated...
Good Vibes Schools May Be De-Emphasizing Music, but Shawn Hopson Believes Youth Need Jazz
Shawn Hopson has been involved in the promotion of live music for nearly a decade. Now he's trying to encourage local youth to participate. Mr. Hopson of Penn Hills is president and CEO of N-Motion Entertainment, a nine-member for-profit entity that...
Good Vibes Schools May Be De-Emphasizing Music, but Shawn Hopson Believes Youth Need Jazz
Shawn Hopson has been involved in the promotion of live music for nearly a decade. Now he's trying to encourage local youth to participate. Mr. Hopson of Penn Hills is president and CEO of N-Motion Entertainment, a nine-member for-profit entity that...
Good Vibes Schools May Be De-Emphasizing Music, but Shawn Hopson Believes Youth Need Jazz
Shawn Hopson has been involved in the promotion of live music for nearly a decade. Now he's trying to encourage local youth to participate. Mr. Hopson of Penn Hills is president and CEO of N-Motion Entertainment, a nine-member for-profit entity that...
Good Vibes Schools May Be De-Emphasizing Music, but Shawn Hopson Believes Youth Need Jazz
Shawn Hopson has been involved in the promotion of live music for nearly a decade. Now he's trying to encourage local youth to participate. Mr. Hopson of Penn Hills is president and CEO of N-Motion Entertainment, a nine-member for-profit entity that...
Heinz History Center to Exhibit Items from Sunken Steamboat
Andrew Masich, the president of the Sen. John Heinz History Center, today offered thanks in person to members of the two families who helped rescue 1 million items that help tell the story of Pittsburgh in the 19th century. The objects were the remains...
Highmark Income, Profits Decline in 2013
Pittsburgh health insurer Highmark Inc. recorded nearly $14.9 billion in total revenues in 2013, with flat income compared to 2012 and sharply lower profits from its vision and reinsurance subsidiaries. For the year, net income was at $294.1 million,...
It's Craft Beer Week, Kids, for Reals
Get ready, Western Pennsylvania beer fans: Stuff's about to get real. Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week kicks off Friday, April 25. The third- annual promotion of better beer strings together 10 days and nights of small and big events. Those include the...
Jayhawks in Control of Section Title Race Jeannette Shows Improvement
Entering his first season as head coach of the Jeannette softball team, Zac Karas had an inkling in the offseason this could be a special regular season. He was around last season as an assistant on the team when the Jayhawks shared a section title with...
Junior Helps la Roche Win
A baseball career that showed much promise at Woodland Hills High School has blossomed into the real deal for Brian Tougher at La Roche College. Tougher, a junior infielder, is having an excellent season in helping the Redhawks to a 22-11 record overall...
Kidsburgh Brings Key Messages to a Good Time Goal: Get Kids Ready to Learn
A "Millvale is Kidsburgh Community Celebration" will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Millvale Community Library, 213 Grand Ave., with the goal of organizers to make the program's effects long- lasting.The program will feature stories and images...
Kill Rationale the Justice Department Needs to Explain
A federal appeals court decision Monday may shed light on the rationale of the Obama administration in ordering drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen that killed four U.S. citizens without due process of law. The federal government acknowledged last...
Knoch Prodigy Although Just a Freshman, Knights' Geist Already Ranks among Shot Put Leaders
In just the second outdoor meet of his high school track and field career, Knoch freshman Jordan Geist broke the 30-year-old school record for the shot put. A few weeks earlier, Geist finished second in the shot put in the state indoor track championships....
LATEST DEATHS [Derived Headline]
CLASSIFIED OBITUARIES ALLAN, Rita McEvoy, Edgewood BAUER, Lois Bright, Kilbuck BLACK, Bertha Sue "Bertie," Crafton BROADUS, Shelley Vernette BUPP, Robert G., Ross BUTLER, William Huey, Mount Oliver CAPASSO, Nancy L., Hempfield COCHRAN, Lambertine Marie...
Lessons for Korea the Ferry Disaster Reflects a Society That Needs to Slow Down
TOKYO The concept of "balle balle!" or "quick, quick!" is at the very core of Koreans' view of themselves. After rising from the ashes of war in the 1950s, bouncing back from financial collapse in the late 1990s, and growing into a technology-and-entertainment...
LITTLE BITES [Derived Headline]
Istanbul Sofra opens in Regent Square A Turkish restaurant, Istanbul Sofra, has opened at 7600 Forbes Ave. in Regent Square. It's in the space that had been Alma, which closed in November. The restaurant is the first from Amanda and Adnan Pehlivan and chef...
Little Dresses Making Big Splash in Africa Presbyterian Women's Organization Puts Together Dressmaking Effort for Girls in Africa
Carol MacDonald recalls the picture that inspired a thousand dresses."The little girl wore a black and white zebra-striped dress with little ribbons on it.She had a rose in her hair, and one hand on her hip. She had a brilliant smile, and this look of...
Little Lions Roaring Loudly
They have one of the smallest teams -- physically speaking -- in WPIAL Class AAA and one of the youngest teams in the WPIAL. But the 19-person South Fayette softball team with one senior, one junior, seven sophomores and 10 freshmen do not act their...
Local Day of Giving Now Part of National Event
Pittsburgh's Day of Giving - the annual online donation event that has raised millions of dollars for nonprofits in the region - this year will be held in May instead of its traditional October date in a move to link up with a nationwide initiative...
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MAN FATALLY SHOT AFTER PUTTING CHILD IN CAR An Elliott man appears to have been shot moments after he put his child in a car for a trip to daycare this morning, Pittsburgh police said. Officers were called to a home in the 1000 block of Marena Street about...
Love of Music Keeps Ambridge Educator after School
Music is important to Todd Hartman, who has made it his career, his hobby and, it's easy to see, his passion.Mr. Hartman is K-12 fine arts department chairman and director of the jazz and steel bands in Ambridge Area School District.He is coordinator...
Man of the Hour Local Artist Robert Qualters Talks about His Work, Life
Artist Robert Qualters was born in McKeesport, raised in Clairton and lived in a host of other places. But it was to the region of his birth that he eventually returned for good in 1968, to spend more than a half a century capturing on canvas Pittsburgh's neighborhoods,...
Mars Handles Road Hazards
There has been no place like the road so far this season for the Mars Area softball team. Weather postponements at its home field caused the team to play its first seven games on the road. Mars' first home game of the season was scheduled for Wednesday...
Montour Better Than Record Shows
Here's something that doesn't happen very often. The Montour High School boys volleyball team finished the first half of play in Section 1 in fourth place with a 1-3 record, but were No. 5 in the WPIAL Class AA rankings. "That shows just how strong our...
Montour Junction Fields Delayed Fill Must Be Added
Construction of the first athletic fields at Montour Junction will have to wait until 2015, Allegheny County's director of economic development says. The sports fields are proposed for 78 acres in Coraopolis, Moon and Robinson that served as a railroad...
Montour Taking Charge on Field Spartans Take the Lead in Section
If the WPIAL is the amusement park, then the Montour baseball team is the main attraction roller coaster. Well ... that is the view through Glenn Vietmeier's eyes. Vietmeier is entering his ninth season as the Spartans head coach and has witnessed his...
Moon Area Official 'Ready for Next Chapter' Fiscal Director Retiring May 1
After 34 years in public school business administration - 15 of them in charge of district finance, budget, payroll, transportation and food service at Moon Area - Alan Bennett is reeling in his line. "It's time to move on," said the director of fiscal...
MOVIE GUIDE [Derived Headline]
* Where there are no stars, see reviews Friday, except where noted (some films are not previewed for critics). Key: Movies are rated on a scale of * (bomb) to **** (classic). OPENING FRIDAYBRICK MANSIONS Dystopian Detroit provides the backdrop for this...
Mozart Festival Offers Pianist Room for Improvisation
Improvisation is a trademark of rock and jazz shows, but at symphony orchestra concerts, it's as rare as a Mozart autograph. That's too bad, argues pianist Robert Levin, because improvisation played a significant part in Mozart's performance practice...
Munch Goes to El Toro Loco
From the Terminal Buildings to the Hot Metal Bridge and from the banks of the Mon to the top of Billy Buck Hill, tortilla shells have flown at half mast around the South Side during an extended mourning period for the recent and abrupt loss last month...
Municipal News
CARNEGIE Intersections and portions of East and West Main streets and Mansfield Boulevard will be restricted or closed starting at 7:40 a.m. Saturday for the Carnegie Volunteer Fire Department 5K Run/ Walk. The restrictions will remain in place until...
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ASPINWALL Volunteers are invited to join Aspinwall Neighborhood Watch in installing new equipment in Fountain Park playground starting at 8 a.m. May 3. Individuals are needed to clean, mulch, paint, plant and sand items to prepare the site for summer....
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FETAL TISSUE POWERS OREGON HOMES PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses...
New Proposal by Piaa Close to Passing Plan Would Ban Boys from Playing on Girls Teams
The PIAA is taking steps that would pretty much stop boys from playing on girls sports teams. PIAA executive director Bob Lombardi was in Pittsburgh Wednesday for an annual meeting with WPIAL athletic directors. Lombardi informed the ADs of a PIAA proposal...
New Sitcom Fails to Make the Grade
The 2011 film "Bad Teacher" gets a single-camera sitcom makeover courtesy of CBS, moving into the 9:30 p.m. Thursday time slot vacated by "The Crazy Ones," which ended its first season and awaits word on its fate. "Bad Teacher" relies on a one-joke premise...
No Calder in Future for Maatta
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It most likely will be considered an upset if Colorado center Nathan MacKinnon doesn't win the Calder Trophy as this season's top NHL rookie. The Penguins were hoping defenseman Olli Maatta would be one of three finalists, but Tampa...
NOTABLES [Derived Headline]
The Fox Chapel Area High School team of senior Christopher Tran and sophomore Stephen Polcyn recently placed first in Pennsylvania in the Future Business Leaders of America Spring Challenge LifeSmarts event, which consists of tests involving personal finance,...
NOTABLES [Derived Headline]
The Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce has installed new members for three-year terms: Sean Henderson of Sage Life Solutions; Doug Hughey of Allegheny West Magazine; Jamie Ivanac of Ohio Valley General Hospital; Francie Lucas of WORD FM 101.5;...
Offensive Production Disappears Late in Loss Reds 5, Pirates 2
The Pirates drew a bases-loaded walk in the first inning Wednesday night to score a run, and Andrew McCutchen drove a home run into the left-field bleachers in the third.It went south from there for the Pirates in a 5-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at...
Penn Hills Senior Surprising Foes
Success can often be predicted. For instance, look at a person's current body of work and project what they will accomplish in the future. There are, of course, exceptions to this way of thinking. A prime example is Penn Hills senior Khallid Young,...
Peters School Boosters Must Update Bylaws
Booster clubs in Peters Township School District could soon find themselves without practice facilities if members don't approve changes to their bylaws requested by the school board two years ago. Board members said they were tired of waiting for...
Pine-Richland Teachers Get Public Support
Former teachers, board members and administrators spoke in support of Pine-Richland teachers in ongoing contract negotiations before an audience of more than 200 during the public comment portion of Monday night's school board meeting.One reason for...
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