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Articles from March 29, 2013

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'360 Degrees of Endless Entertainment' Live Music, Comedy and Bowling at Latitude 40
One of the best ways to thaw out from a long, cold winter is to go someplace hot.Welcome to North Fayette.That's where you'll find Latitude 40, a relatively new entertainment venue that offers everything from bowling, arcade games and a sports bar to...
About the Teams: All-Section Teams Were Selected by Section. [Derived Headline]
About the teams: All-section teams were selected by section coaches. Six points were awarded for the first place vote, five for a second, etc. The top players were selected. CLASS AAAA SECTION 1 Name__ School__ Votes__ Ht.__ Yr.__ Pos.__ Avg. Monica...
Ad Campaign Asked Chileans to Vote 'No'
Back in 1992, Clinton strategists preached successfully: "It's the economy, stupid." In the movie "No," an advertising guru could have said, "It's the prospect of happiness, stupid." Well, maybe not the stupid part.Both campaigns were, in essence, selling...
After Endless Spring, It's Time to Play Baseball for Real
SEATTLE -- The long exhibition nightmare is almost over, as this endless spring finally segues into such traditional Opening Day matchups as the Astros against the Rangers, and the Reds against the Angels.It only seems like spring training started during...
ALLEGHENY COUNTY/CITY [Derived Headline]
ALLEGHENY COUNTYTwo grocers charged with food stamp fraudTwo Brentwood men who ran separate small grocery stores in the South Hills were indicted Wednesday for wire fraud and food stamp fraud, documents filed in U.S. District Court show.Samson Dweh,...
Another Coup Chaos Reigns in the Central African Republic
The Central African Republic, a country of 5 million, has suffered in its 52 years of independence some of the worst government on the planet. Now it has experienced another military coup d'etat, which included the sacking and looting of its capital.In...
A Proud Feminist, despite Wife's View
Recently, one of my students at Chatham University asked if I would participate in a photo project that required that I hold a sign stating why I was a feminist. "You are a feminist, aren't you?" she asked. I assured her that I was. The first-year student...
A Religious Trend to Watch
Pope Francis' selection as the leader of Catholicism is rightly being heralded as a breakthrough for his faith. Coming from Latin America, the former Argentine cardinal represents a major geographic shift away from Rome and Europe. More important, he...
Back to the Future Should Science Try to Revive Extinct Species?
Species extinction has been a constant for as long as life has been around. Throughout Earth's tumultuous history, the curtain has come down on creatures ranging from microbial size to 90-foot dinosaurs without so much as a "thanks for the memories."Humans...
Big Bird on the Lam in Beaver County
An unusual creature is roaming Beaver County. It's been spotted in the center of the road and in the middle of the woods in North Sewickley, said Sgt. Jeff Becze, the township's acting police chief. He hasn't seen it himself, but according to some reports,...
BRIEFLY [Derived Headline]
Oakland apartment burnsAt least two dozen people -- many college students -- were displaced after a five-alarm fire began in an Oakland apartment building this morning.Pittsburgh arson detective Michael Burns said an electrical problem in the ceiling...
British Actress Helen George Delivers in 'Call the Midwife' "
PASADENA, Calif. -- Actress Helen George may look like the sexy Trixie she plays on PBS's "Call the Midwife," but that's where the resemblance ends.Ms. George is far more serious and dedicated to her profession than her looks imply. "It's a vocation...
Burnett Says No More Talk about 2012
TAMPA, Fla. -- The questions were unavoidable in 2012.So A.J. Burnett is trying to stop them before anybody starts asking them this year.How can this year's team avoid last year's fate?"I'm done talking about last year," Burnett said.Turns out, he's...
BUSINESS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
WPAHS admits defaultWest Penn Allegheny Health System is juggling some long-term debt, reclassifying it as short-term debt, according to a financial update issued Thursday by the region's No. 2 health system. The accounting maneuver is an admission of...
Buying a Friend's Car Could Backfire
DEAR HARRIETTE: I'm trying to purchase a new car. Everyone is pressuring me to buy a vehicle from a family friend, but I'd like to buy from a reputable dealer. I'd hate to buy from the family friend and then have the vehicle not work, and I really want...
C. African Republic Rebel Leader Faces Challenges
DAKAR, Senegal -- Michel Djotodia showed up for peace talks a few months ago in camouflage and a turban as the face of Central African Republic's rebel movement. Now he has traded those fatigues for a suit as the country's new self-declared leader after...
Call Them Ahabs of Gun Control
Captain Ahab's relentless, obsessive, reckless pursuit of the great white whale in Herman Melville's allegory-filled 1851 novel "Moby-Dick" cost him his ship, his life and the lives of his crew (save for Ishmael, who narrated the story).Their relentless,...
Captain Hook Shot Duke's Plumlee Practices a Dying Art
INDIANAPOLIS -- Let's get this straight: That hook shot Duke's Mason Plumlee used against Albany in the second round of the NCAA tournament was not a Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sky hook. Close, but not quite.Plumlee is 6 feet 10 inches, and his locked-elbow...
Changes Usher in Season but Familiar Names Still Make Up Much of the List of Teams That Will Contend for Wpial Honors
Change is afoot in district high school softball this season.There will be no City League champion, as the former City League schools will now compete in the WPIAL, increasing the number of WPIAL teams to 128 this year. There will be a new WPIAL Class...
City Police Bureau Audit Ongoing
Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb quietly launched a broad audit of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police last week, according to communications obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette under the state right-to-know law.The controller's office launched the...
Cleary Replaces Mentor at Edinboro
He is only moving one seat down the bench, but Edinboro's Pat Cleary knows there is a huge difference between the two seats. That's because Cleary, a long-time assistant for the Fighting Scots and an Edinboro graduate, was named the head coach this week. He...
Coach of the Year Ralph Blundo * New Castle Raising the Bar: Red Hurricanes Fly into Gale Force Wins
Over the past two seasons, a span that has covered just fewer than 60 games, no team in the WPIAL has managed to beat the New Castle boys basketball team in the regular season. A large reason for that is the man on the sideline directing the Red Hurricanes...
Coach of the Year Reggie Wells * South Park Chemistry Class: Team's Player Mix Key as Eagles Soar
Heading into this season, South Park coach Reggie Wells knew his team was capable of something special. The Eagles had come up achingly short the year before, falling to Hopewell in the 2012 WPIAL Class AAA championship game, but had high expectations...
Coach: Quick Response Key after Opening Fizzle
With an entire offseason of preparation, anticipation and build- up, the Power's performance in their season opener left something to be desired.Playing before a home crowd, the Power's retooled offense, led by quarterback Jordan Jefferson, largely was...
Colo. Suspect Had Troubled Prison Time
DENVER -- Behind bars, he was known as "Ebel Evil." Within a day of arriving at his first permanent prison, Evan Spencer Ebel, the suspect in last week's slaying of Colorado's prisons chief, got into a fight. Six months later, he told a female guard...
Committed to the Cause despite Threats to Shut Him Down, the Owner of a Shadyside Ice Cream Shop Who Opened His Own Version of a Community Bank Isn't Backing Down
With the pluck of a cornered cat arching its back, Ethan Clay is not going down without a fight.Despite threats of big fines by state banking regulators, the owner of a Shadyside ice cream shop who opened his own version of a community bank last summer...
Cyprus' Banks Reopen, but 'Russians' Might Lose Big
LIMASSOL, Cyprus -- Banks reopened Thursday in crisis-stricken Cyprus after a 12-day closure, but not everyone joined the queues, as small enterprises all over the island appeared to be on the verge of going under and unable to meet payrolls.Lines of...
Da: Book Deal Fuels Murderer's Plea Withdrawal
A New Jersey man's attempt to withdraw his no contest plea to charges that he murdered his father and stepmother in Butler County, then told relatives they died in a fiery crash, is a ploy to help his mother publicize a book she's writing on the case,...
Daily Report the Bests, Worsts and Most Talked about Stories around the Tournament
THE FIRST SHOTGOLDEN EAGLES ELITE: After scraping by 14th-seeded Davidson on a last-second shot by Vander Blue in the second round, and winning another down-to-the-wire game against No. 6 Butler in the third, Marquette made sure its Sweet 16 matchup...
EPA to Set Rules for Cleaner Gasoline Industry Questions Cost Benefits of Lower Sulfur Levels
WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency will move ahead today with a rule requiring cleaner gasoline and lower-pollution vehicles nationwide, amounting to one of President Barack Obama's most significant air pollution initiatives, according...
Exone Shares Spike by 9 Percent
Shares of The ExOne Co. jumped 9 percent in heavy trading Thursday after the North Huntingdon 3-D printing company reported a fourth-quarter profit and forecast revenue could increase as much as 80 percent this year.The company will add at least two...
Expectations Even Higher
They raved about management's commitment to winning, about its willingness and wherewithal to add Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow and Douglas Murray this week to a team that has won 14 consecutive games after thoroughly throttling the Winnipeg Jets, 4-0,...
Ex-Syracuse Assistant Suing Espn for Defamation
Fired Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine filed the initial paperwork in a defamation lawsuit against ESPN for reporting sex abuse claims against him. A year-long federal investigation after accusations that Fine abused team ball boys ended with no...
FAB 5 [Derived Headline]
The Post-Gazette presents the area's top high school boys basketball players for 2012-13 seasonPLAYER OF THE YEAR DEVIN WILSON * MONTOURDEVIN WILSON MONTOUR Height: 6-4 * Guard * Senior The scoop: Already a star on the football field, Wilson made sure people...
FAB 5 [Derived Headline]
The Post-Gazette presents the area's top high school girls basketball players for the 2012-13 seasonPLAYER OF THE YEARSHATORI WALKER-KIMBROUGH * HOPEWELLSHATORI WALKER-KIMBROUGHHOPEWELLHeight: 6-0 * Guard * SeniorThe scoop: Finished second in the WPIAL...
Fay Kanin May 9, 1917 - March 27, 2013 Screenwriter Who Was Former Academy Chief
Fay Kanin, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for the 1958 Clark Gable-Doris Day comedy "Teacher's Pet" and former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died Wednesday. She was 95.In a writing career that spanned more than four decades,...
Former Trooper Kills Wife and Himself in Market
A former state trooper killed his estranged wife with a shotgun inside a central Pennsylvania supermarket Thursday and then killed himself, days after she filed for divorce and two months after he was accused of beating her, police said.Mark R. Miscavish,...
Fourteen in Row and Counting
Penguins coach Dan Bylsma likely surprised a lot of people when he said Thursday that he has no plans to break up his No. 1 line simply to create a spot for Jarome Iginla. Mostly, those people who haven't been watching while Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz...
Game Changers Hbo's 'Game of Thrones' Returns for Its Third Season with Bigger Dragons, More Characters
HBO's fantasy-drama "Game of Thrones" returns at 9 p.m. Sunday for its third season, but at this point new viewers who try to jump in will likely be left to wonder what's going on. "GOT" producers David Benioff and D.B. (Dan) Weiss want the show to have...
Gamers Will Find Local Sites in 'Last of Us'
BOSTON --The annual Penny Arcade Expo (PAX East) held in Boston last weekend attracted hundreds of gaming publishers, from the biggest in the industry to one-man teams working tirelessly on the next big independent title. Fans and industry professionals...
Glacier National Park Mecca for Hikers, Campers and Backpackers
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. Jagged peaks, a lucky glimpse of a bear or moose, and, of course, glaciers -- these sights are just the tip of the iceberg at Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana.Red, blue, yellow and white wildflowers fill the...
Golden Eagles among Elite Marquette 71, Miami 61
WASHINGTON -- Vander Blue's buzzer-beater came at the end of the first half. For a change, Marquette didn't need one at the end of the game.After sweating through two edge-of-your-seat comebacks in the NCAA tournament, Blue and the Golden Eagles figured...
Grandpa's Graham Drove a Schoolgirl's High Sense of Shame
When I was attending Lincoln High School in Ellwood City in the early 1950s, we students collectively held our breaths when the dreaded knock came on the classroom door. We hoped the principal was not summoning one of us.A well-behaved student, I was...
Iginla Gets Wish, Leaves with Class
CALGARY, Alberta -- Outside of the final question from a farewell half-hour Q&A session, more of a thank you, actually, from the longtime radio voice of the Calgary Flames, Peter Maher, Jarome Iginla's own voice stayed straight and strong. Only then...
In China, Soviet Union's Failure Drives Decisions on Reform
BEIJING -- For his first state visit, China's new president, Xi Jinping, traveled to Moscow this weekend to highlight the importance of his country's relationship with Russia.But according to officials and intellectuals in the Chinese Communist Party,...
Islanders' Road Win Tightens Playoff Race Surging New York Beats Slipping Philadelphia in Shootout, 4-3
The New York Islanders continue to feel right at home on the road.Colin McDonald scored two goals, Josh Bailey tallied the clinching score in the shootout and the Islanders won again on the road, coming up with a 4-3 shootout victory against the Philadelphia Flyers...
James B. Armstrong July 17, 1917 - March 24, 2013 Embraced Farm Life after Number Cruncher Career
It wasn't until James B. Armstrong retired in 1983 that he took up a job that required heavy lifting.He had had a long career sitting in chairs and focusing on numbers, but when he left his final employer, he turned his attention to his Indiana Township...
Juniors Make Huge Impact Norwin Shortstop Matijevic and Blackhawk Pitcher Mckay 2 of Best in Wpial This Year
Most of the WPIAL's best baseball players will be ending their high school careers a few months from now, but two of the finest still have a way to go.Blackhawk's Brendan McKay and Norwin's J.J. Matijevic have just begun their junior seasons, but already...
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....
'Lore,' 'Leonie' Travel to Earlier Times
A look at other movies opening today: 'LORE' Critic's Call: * * * 1/2 The sins of the father and the mother are visited upon the children in ways none of them could imagine in "Lore," which opens in spring 1945 as the German resistance is collapsing....
Man Accused in Gun Death of His Mother in Munhall Prompted Standoff When Police Arrived
A 41-year-old man has been charged with homicide after he allegedly shot and killed his mother because she upset him and then barricaded himself inside the Munhall apartment they shared.Anthony Scholl lived in the Munhall-Homesteads Housing Association...
Military Cuts Effects Overstated Analyst Tells Pitt Crowd Jobs Loss Forecast Exaggerated
Estimates that military budget cuts are going to cost the country one million jobs are overblown and being pushed by lobbyists for the military-industrial complex, military analyst William Hartung told an audience at the University of Pittsburgh Thursday.Pennsylvania...
Mind Games Mar Film Version of 'The Host'
Hollywood has always shown a fondness for adapting books -- whether they be classic, contemporary or comic -- into movies. Not only does this provide instant fodder for a script, but it guarantees a built-in audience.It also comes with some inherent...
Mortar Attack Kills 12 on Campus in Syria
BEIRUT -- Mortar rounds crashed into the campus of the University of Damascus on Thursday, killing at least a dozen people and wounding several others, according to official Syrian media and opposition groups.State media blamed the attack on "terrorists,"...
Murray, Gasquet Move on in Sony Open
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Andy Murray spouted off a diplomatic British-like answer about missing the rest of his "Fab Four" brethren, but one would have to think that deep down he knows that the path to his second Sony Open title is a lot clearer without...
Newtown Killer's Obsessions, in Chilling Detail
Inside the rambling, pale-yellow Colonial-style home in a Connecticut suburb, Adam Lanza lived amid a stockpile of disparate weaponry and macabre keepsakes: a pair of rifles, 11 knives, a starter pistol, a bayonet, three samurai swords. He saved photographs...
Nhl's Top Rookie Scorer, Conacher Unheralded, Unfazed
Cory Conacher is a 5-foot-8-inch center in a league that still looks askance at small players. He played four years at Canisius College, which had never sent a player to the NHL. Undrafted, he tried out with three minor league teams before signing a...
Nicoletti Sentenced for Inmate Abuse Former City Prison Guard Gets Probation, Acquitted 52 Times
In the end, former corrections officer Harry Nicoletti was acquitted on more charges than those for which he was convicted.Twenty-seven guilties.Fifty-two not guilties.Still, according to Assistant District Attorney Jon Pittman, the jury's verdict meant...
North Korea Puts Forces on Standby Reacts to U.S. Use of Stealth Bombers in Military Games
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea's leader said today that his rocket forces are ready "to settle accounts with the U.S.," an escalation of the country's bellicose rhetoric and a direct response to the unprecedented announcement that U.S. nuclear-capable...
North Korea Threatens 'To Settle Accounts with U.S.'
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned today that his rocket forces were ready "to settle accounts with the U.S.," unleashing a new round of bellicose rhetoric after U.S. nuclear-capable B-2 bombers dropped dummy munitions in joint military...
NORTH/SOUTH/CITY/EAST [Derived Headline]
NORTHHampton man waives preliminary hearingA Hampton man waived his preliminary hearing on sex abuse charges Wednesday.Justin Charles Tarr, 30, is charged in two separate cases related to incidents that allegedly occurred at Hartwood Equestrian Center on...
Nuts to Those Who Say That Nuts Are Bad
DEAR DOCTOR K: You've mentioned nuts as a healthy snack in previous columns. I thought nuts were high in fat and calories.DEAR READER: Nuts are high in fat and calories, and they are also a great food. Am I nuts?As we've often said in this column, there...
Obama: 'Shame on Us' If Congress Does Little about Guns
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama delivered an emotional plea Thursday for lawmakers to pass legislation intended to curb gun violence, saying Americans couldn't possibly have forgotten the horror three months ago of 20 children shot to death in their elementary...
One Held, One Released in Death of Activist
An Elliot man told police this week that they arrested the wrong man in the January beating death of a McKees Rocks activist, according to court documents. Londele Cox, 21, was arraigned Thursday on charges of homicide, robbery and tampering with evidence...
Orange Upset Top Seed Hoosiers Syracuse 61, Indiana 50
WASHINGTON -- It took winning a national title for Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim to get over a late-shot loss to Indiana the last time the schools faced off in the NCAA tournament.This meeting, 26 years later, was never close enough to come down to the...
'Orphan Black' Deftly Handles Plotline of Swapped Identities
BBC America's "Orphan Black" (9 p.m. Saturday) begins with a solid, well-constructed, one-hour pilot that breezily introduces the characters and the show's conceit. It does allow some questions to linger, but it won't leave viewers scratching their heads...
Penguins Land Seasoned Iginla It Took Time and Effort, but Team Seems to Think He's Worth It
It all began, as Penguins general manager Ray Shero recalls, with a casual mention at a staff meeting in the summer.Veteran winger Jarome Iginla was entering the final year of his contract with the Calgary Flames, and thus was on a list of players Penguins...
PEOPLE [Derived Headline]
Barbara Walters is said to be getting ready to call it a career - - and one heck of a career at that!The veteran newswoman and co-host of "The View" is planning to retire in May 2014, according to various outlets, including The Hollywood Reporter and...
Pittsburgh Bishop Washes Feet of Inmates Inside Jail
When Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 young men and women at a juvenile detention facility on Holy Thursday, he was expanding on a tradition that Pittsburgh's Catholic bishops have practiced for a quarter century.On Thursday afternoon, Bishop David...
PNC Park Not Blocking the Plate Pirates Pitching New Refreshment Options at Stadium
It's called the Brunch Burger, and it might give palpitations to your cardiologist.A patty made from Angus beef and ground bacon is topped with maple bacon, a fried egg and cheddar cheese, and served on a glazed donut that has been sliced in half and...
Points on Top after 64 Mcilory Struggles at Houston Open
The march to the Masters for Rory McIlroy looks more like a crawl. McIlroy only had four birdie putts on the front nine, none closer than 20 feet. He took two chips to reach the second green. He found the water on the third-easiest hole at Redstone Golf...
Poll Finds Broad Support for Legal Status for Illegal Immigrants
WASHINGTON -- Nearly 3 in 4 Americans say that illegal immigrants should be allowed to remain in the country legally, but fewer than half say they should be allowed to apply for citizenship.Those are the key findings of a new national poll, released Thursday,...
POST-GAZETTE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES OF THE WEEK [Derived Headline]
Joe GriffinNorth AlleghenyLast week: Griffin scored four goals, including three in the second period, to help North Allegheny rally from a two-goal deficit to defeat defending champion La Salle, 6-2, Saturday in the Pennsylvania Cup Class AAA championship.Check...
Powerball Winners Share with Newest Employee
PLANTATION, Fla. -- A dozen real estate agents who won $1 million in the Powerball are paying it forward and sharing part of their prize with a new employee who opted out of joining the South Florida agency's office pool."The way we are as a group, we...
Private Liquor Stores Would Be Bad for Pa
Your editorial relative to the privatization of our liquor stores ("Cheers to Change," March 10) is short-sighted and the plan is a loser for the taxpayers and consumers. If I were to offer to employ 4,500 people in decent-paying jobs (not minimum wage...
Racetrack/casino Project Loses Support of Horsemen
Valley View Downs, the would-be racetrack and casino in Lawrence County, may have the ongoing support of the state's horse racing officials, but the horsemen themselves are no longer along for the ride.The Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association...
Recruit Issah Faces Faces Felony Charges
Penn State football recruit Zayd Issah is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges in a counterfeiting conspiracy in which he and two others allegedly forged currency and used it at Harrisburg fast food restaurants.According to an affidavit of...
Santana May Have Thrown Final Pitch of His Career
Johan Santana may have thrown his final pitch for the New York Mets and perhaps even the last of his big-league career.The Mets said Thursday that Santana, 34, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, likely has re-torn the anterior capsule in his left shoulder...
Sharapova in Final Again
Maria Sharapova of Russia swept the first 10 points Thursday, then hardly let up from there. If she can keep it going for one more round, she finally will have that elusive Sony Open title in Key Biscayne, Fla. Sharapova, a four-time runner-up in this...
Shell Given 'Time Away' Rb Mulls Transfer and Other Issues
Pitt running back Rushel Shell will take some "time away from football," according to a statement released Thursday by Panthers coach Paul Chryst.Shell, a former Hopewell High School star, is considering a transfer from the university, but has not officially...
Sneaking Eggs across the Border at Last! American Kids Can Experience the Wonder That Is the Kinder Egg
For the past decade, the Transportation Security Administration has banned pocket knives from airplanes. I am not really sure who even owns pocketknives but I imagine this ban had crippled the ability to transport the entire Swiss Army, which was probably forced...
Soaring Bee Deaths in 2012 Sound Alarm on Malady
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- A mysterious malady that has been killing honeybees en masse for several years appears to have expanded drastically in the last year, commercial beekeepers say, wiping out 40 percent or even 50 percent of the hives needed to pollinate...
S&p 500 Surpasses Its 2007 Closing High
The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index set a record Thursday, eclipsing its previous closing high set in October 2007.The benchmark index finished at 1,569.19 points, up 0.4 percent for the day, despite a report of rising claims for unemployment benefits....
SPRING TRAINING REPORT [Derived Headline]
Game: Pirates 2, Yankees 0.Starter: Jeff Locke -- 6 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts.Top batter: Jose Tabata -- 1 for 2, run.Of note: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda allowed one hit in six scoreless innings, dropping his spring ERA to 1.53.News...
State Looks to Borrow $950M in Bond Issue
Pennsylvania intends to borrow $950 million next month by selling tax-exempt general obligation bonds, according to a prospectus issued to potential buyers this week.It's the second year in a row Pennsylvania has invited bids on such an offering -- last...
Steelers Meet Free Agents, Trying to Fill Specific Gaps
The Steelers met with two more free agents Thursday but so far they remain free agents.Halfback Ahmad Bradshaw and safety James Sanders spent time at their South Side facility. Bradshaw, who is recovering from surgery on a broken right foot that has...
Strip Club Sues City over Denied Security
The Blush strip club's owners are headed to federal court to argue the city violated their constitutional rights for refusing to allow off-duty police officers to moonlight as security at the club."You have the state -- through the police department...
Strip Club Sues Munhall to Reopen
Munhall's only strip club is fighting to reopen.Club Pink's owners filed a lawsuit against the borough and council, challenging the unanimous March 20 decision to revoke the bar's permit for violating a local adult entertainment ordinance.The club was...
Talking with 'Road' Director Salles
"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn."-- Jack Kerouac's "On the Road,"...
Tatiana Maslany Shows off Her Dialect Skills in New Series "
PASADENA, Calif. -- The life of an actor can be either feast or famine. Many can't take the erratic nature and fallout. But actress Tatiana Maslany isn't one of them."The beginning of last year I did a play in January and was really jazzed about it,...
The Age of Killer Bots Has Arrived Are We Ready to Unleash Weapons That Kill with No Human Intervention?
If you find the use of remotely piloted warrior drones troubling, imagine that the decision to kill a suspected enemy is not made by an operator in a distant control room, but by the machine itself. Imagine that an aerial robot studies the landscape...
The Country, Not Supreme Court, Will Settle Same-Sex Marriage Issue
WASHINGTON -- The same-sex marriage battle won't be settled with a Supreme Court decision, regardless of what the justices rule.Should the court stop short of recognizing gay marriage, gays and lesbians still will press for the right to marry in the...
The Doctor Is In: 'Doctor Who' Begins with Mystery
Every fan of "Doctor Who" knows to avoid eye contact with a Weeping Angel, and surely the man who created the murderous statues should know that. But as he spoke to reporters on a conference call Wednesday, his eyes were wide open. "I'm looking at one...
The Next Justice Corbett Should Name a Non-Partisan to the Court
Now that Joan Orie Melvin has done the right thing and submitted her resignation from the state Supreme Court, Gov. Tom Corbett must not waste an opportunity to improve the state's highest court by selecting the right replacement.The suspended justice...
The NH Central; Who and What to Watch
The PG"s Michael Sanserino breaks down the Pirates' division foes and predicts how they'll stand come September1. Cincinnati Reds2012: 97-65, 1st place.Manager: Dusty Baker (sixth season, 419-391 with Reds).Key additions: CF Shin-Soo Choo, INF Jack Hannahan,...
Tony-Winning Comedy 'Mormon' Invades Benedum
Each time it has been wondered aloud if the "The Book of Mormon" could win over a new audience, the audacious musical has laughed in the face of doubters and all the way to the bank. Yes, it's as jaw- droppingly funny and devilishly smart as you've heard....
Traditional Italian Dish Goes Kosher
This is a simple, kosher-for-Passover version of the classic Italian recipe, with layers of tomato sauce, cottage cheese and grated cheese nestled between layers of matzo. Feel free to add fresh basil and/or parsley to the layers, if desired. Adapted...
U.N. Approves Congo Force
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council authorized a new "intervention brigade" for Congo on Thursday with an unprecedented mandate to take military action against rebel groups to help bring peace to the country's conflict-wracked east.The resolution,...
Union Wants to Work at Stage Ae Stagehands Ask Stadium Authority for Support with Operator
Members of a local stagehands union have worked major concert venues in Pittsburgh but they haven't been able to crack one of the newest -- publicly subsidized Stage AE on the North Shore. Now they want the chance.Representatives of Local 3 of the International...
U.S. Airman to Head NATO
WASHINGTON -- A senior Air Force general is being nominated to take over as commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Europe.Gen. Philip M. Breedlove is the top Air Force commander in Europe. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the nomination Thursday....
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