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Articles from September 3, 2013

11 True Freshmen Get First-Game Exposure
Pitt's 2013 recruiting class was Paul Chryst's first true class with the Panthers, and it made its presence felt Monday night. The Panthers played 11 true freshmen against Florida State. While it was widely expected that certain high-profile players like...
Additional Security Installed at Many Schools in Region
It was a Friday in December when a gunman attacked Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., killing 20 children and six adult staff members.By Saturday, Seneca Valley School District superintendent Tracy Vitale and other officials in the Butler...
Anti-Al-Qaida Leader Escapes Assassination
BAGHDAD -- A prominent militia leader opposed to al-Qaida escaped an assassination attempt in Baghdad Monday that killed six of his body guards and one civilian and wounded eight people, authorities said. And a Turkish diplomat avoided injury when a...
Are You Cruise Material?
They catch on fire. They run aground and sink. They lose power and with it, sanitation facilities. Yet cruising is the fastest- growing segment of the travel industry, increasing at an annual rate of 7 percent. More than 15 million travelers sailed from...
AROUND THE MAJORS [Derived Headline]
NATIONAL LEAGUE* Reds 7, Cardinals 2: Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto homered as host Cincinnati roughed up Adam Wainwright for the second start in a row, leading Mat Latos and the Reds to a victory against St. Louis in the opener of a four-game series...
Asimov: Ahead of His Time
I, fan: TechTeen was a big fan of the prolific author Isaac Asimov, from his "Foundation" series, robot mysteries and other science fiction to his nonfiction works on a wide variety of subjects.Asimov wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000...
Big Stage; Another Big Defeat
Pitt's plan was solid. Move the Florida State game to the start of the season and play it in prime time on national television. Make a splash in its new league, the Atlantic Coast Conference. More significantly, make a splash in Pittsburgh, where it...
Boehner Joins Obama Supporting Syria Strike Bipartisan Congressional Leadership Jointly Call for Military Action
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's call for a military strike in Syria won significant momentum today, with leaders of both parties in Congress announcing they are convinced that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own...
Charity Begins at Home Faced with a 25 Percent Drop in Funding since 2011 That Has Resulted in Staff and Service Cuts, Neighborohood Legal Services Has Been Taking a Hard Look at Creative Ways to Generate Support
Katie Kenyon has never been at ease asking people for money -- even for wrapping paper sales that benefit her children's school.So Ms. Kenyon, a partner with Downtown law firm Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, admitted she was a bit squeamish...
Charm Is in the Location
This August Harlequin monthly offering takes fans of this Crystal Point series back to the Australian beachside town. A big part of the charm of this easy-to-read series is the setting. The town is quaint and charming, and the characters are mostly...
Chatham Goes 'Green' at Richland Campus
Geothermal wells at Chatham University's Eden Hall campus in Richland are ready to be connected to the buildings for which they will provide "green" heat.Completion of the environmentally friendly system, which makes use of the natural warmth of the...
Comcast Lets the Blind Listen to Its TV Guide
How does a blind person find what to "watch" on a TV with 200 channels and 46,000 video-on-demand choices of movies, shows, and clips? Tom Wlodkowski, a blind executive at Comcast Corp., thinks he has the answer: a talking TV channel guide."The television...
Corburn Self-Corrects for Using the 'I' Word
Has the world gone mad? The question came to mind upon reading that one of the more staid - and conservative - Republicans, Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, deliverer of 4,000 babies, decrier of waste and joiner of multiple bipartisan gangs, had said...
Defying the Odds This Time, Diana Nyad Would Not Be Beaten by Mother Nature
MIAMI - Diana Nyad's No. 1 rule of marathon swimming prohibits support crew members from telling her how far she has to go to reach her destination. For the sake of her brain more than her body, it's better not to know how many miles she must stroke...
Dinner in 20: Add-In Wheat Berry Salad
Someone had to do some cooking for this recipe, but you don't. Head to a salad bar that's well stocked with whole grains. Cooked wheat berries will be there; chewy and protein-packed, they provide the terrain for all kinds of add-ins. Here, we went...
Egypt Court Bans Al-Jazeera TV Affiliate
CAIRO - An Egyptian court today ordered Al-Jazeera's local affiliate and three other stations to stop broadcasting, part of an expanding government crackdown against media seen as supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and the country's ousted Islamist...
Elephants Threatened a Conference Brings a Reminder of Mankind's Duty
A conference last week in Pittsburgh of the International Elephant and Rhinoceros Conservation and Research Symposium called attention to an appalling reduction underway in the world's elephant population.The 200-person, five-day conference was hosted...
Engaged Couple Can't Decide on Wedding Date
DEAR HARRIETTE: My boyfriend recently proposed to me, and we found out a few days later that I am pregnant (his first, my fourth). I want to be married before the baby is born. I have already been married before, and a big wedding has never been important...
Family Center Finds New Life in Leadership Program Graduates
People usually disperse after graduation, but 17 participants in the Coro Center for Civic Leadership's Next Leaders program stayed together after their yearlong training ended this summer.They had met one mentor who was doing impassioned work in a place that...
Fashion Flashes Thoughts on Covering New York Fashion Week
When young girls, often starry-eyed by style, ask me how I became a fashion writer, I sometimes wish I had a more glamorous tale to tell.Raised on steady diets of InStyle and "Sex and the City," many of them look at me as though they're half expecting...
Five Positions Left Going into Finale before Chase Starts
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- And then there were five. Five spots, that is, still up for grabs in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Among those jockeying for one of the coveted berths is Martin Truex Jr., who gamely...
Florida St. 41, Pitt 13 It Was a False Start Panthers Score First, Then Fsu Turns Winston Loose to Spoil Pitt's Acc Debut
Four minutes into the game, everything had gone right for Pitt. The offense methodically moved the ball downfield against Florida State and gave the Panthers a lead against the heavily favored Seminoles. The sellout crowd at Heinz Field believed that...
Florida St 41, Pitt '3 It Was a False Start Panthers Score First, Then Fsu Turns Winston Loose to Spoil Pitt's Acc Debut
For the first five minutes of Pitt's ACC debut Monday night against Florida State, everything went right for the Panthers. The offense methodically moved the ball down field and gave Pitt a lead against the heavily favored Seminoles. The sellout...
Get All of That Makeup
It's a problem that plagues many women: how to get the rest of the makeup out of the bottom of a cosmetics bottle. Local entrepreneur Nicole Manns came up with a solution with her product Nikki's Magic Wand, a mascara bottle-shaped container with wand...
Google Measures Munching
Last year, Google had an M&M problem. So as it does with most dilemmas, the Internet giant put its data wizards into action.Employees were eating too much of the free candy and that, the firm surmised, might hinder efforts to keep workers healthy and happy.So...
India Passes Program to Feed 800 Million
NEW DELHI -- India passed into law Monday an ambitious program to provide nearly free food to some 800 million Indians. Supporters hailed it as a long-overdue fix for the nation's rampant poverty, while critics slammed it as a shameless electoral ploy...
Interracial Couples Grow in U.S
LOS ANGELES -- When Berto Solis and Nancy Thuvanuti met, nobody thought they would last, he remembers.She was a New Jersey girl with Thai and Irish roots, a fashionista streak and a family full of university graduates. He was "rough around the edges,"...
Is a Four-Day School Week the Answer?
BATES COUNTY, Mo. Ever-increasing global competition in job markets and research fields has pumped up pressure on American schools to churn out smarter and better-prepared students. Some education experts advocate year-round schools. Others say we need...
Keep a Skeptical Eye on Al Jazeera America
A journalist friend of mine posted on Facebook last week, proclaiming her joy at two bits of media news: that the libertarian brothers Charles and David Koch have given up on the idea of buying the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers, and that...
Key Water Resource Is in Trouble
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The life of the Ogallala Aquifer could be extended several decades, but only if water usage is reduced, a four- year study by researchers from Kansas State University found."There is going to be agriculture production in Kansas and...
Kitschfresh from the Kitchen
LOS ANGELES - "The colors need to be bright, like saturated neon," Charles Phoenix says, describing his Seven-Layer Soda Pop Rocks Cake. "You can't have too much food coloring. Think Day- Glo!" Mr. Phoenix is visualizing the elements of an ideal summer...
Landmark Gay Marriage Hearing Nears Judges Must Decide If Elected Court Clerk's License Distribution to Gay Couples Is Legal
HARRISBURG -- For two months, an elected court clerk in the Philadelphia suburbs has been giving something to same-sex couples they have not been able to get anywhere else: a Pennsylvania marriage license.Now a court has to decide whether the clerk has...
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....
Lava Lamps: 50 Years Old and Still Groovy
LONDON -- Call them '60s relics or hippy home accessories, lava lamps have been casting their dim but groovy light on interiors for half a century, having hit British shelves 50 years ago today.A British company began marketing their original creation...
Love Tv? Power Watchers Date Their Favorite Shows
NEW YORK - Maggie Edinger, 26, is in a cozy relationship. It's predictable and relaxing. She's in that phase, she said, "where you start wearing sweatpants and completing each other's sentences." And that's just her relationship with "Law & Order,"...
'Luther' Faces Multiple Battles in Violent Third and Final Season
BBC America's "Luther" (10 tonight) returns for a four-episode third season that features violent, terrifying crimes as detective chief inspector John Luther (Idris Elba) also fights for his career as a retired cop teams with Erin Gray (Nikki Amuka-Bird)...
Many Ways to Control Motion Sickness
Imagine having unlimited access to gourmet food, an open bar, ocean views, fitness studios, live music and an outdoor pool -- and not being able to enjoy yourself because you suffer from motion sickness. "When you're on a cruise, you're supposed to be...
NATION [Derived Headline]
Bay Bridge span opens SAN FRANCISCO - The gleaming white and newly built $6.4-billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to the public as vehicles began crossing it after more than a decade of construction delays. Part old...
Navy Rape Case Testimony
WASHINGTON -- Friends of the female midshipman at the center of a sexual assault investigation involving three members of the Naval Academy football team testified Monday that she appeared intoxicated on the night of the alleged attacks.But none of the...
New Books to Help Get Beginning Readers off to a Great Start
School's back, and a new set of kids will be facing the often- daunting task of learning to read. Parents can support -- and add some fun -- to the process with these new books for beginning readers:* There are several good new entries in Holiday House's...
Niskanen Knows His Future Might Be Elsewhere Penguins
Matt Niskanen knows the numbers.More important, he understands what they might mean for his future with the Penguins.He's aware that the Penguins, who will open training camp next Wednesday, are roughly $1.1 million over the NHL's salary-cap ceiling...
No Kidding the State Fumbled Its Argument on Gay Marriage
The Corbett administration learned last week that dealing with the emotions surrounding the issue of gay marriage -- even in a legal brief -- is not kid's stuff.In standing up for the 1996 Pennsylvania law that restricts marriage to one man and one woman,...
NPR White House Correspondent Gets Groove On
WASHINGTON -- At Saturday's Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Gala, the headliner will be Pink Martini, a self-proclaimed "little orchestra" from Portland, Ore., that's been together for nearly two decades. Pink Martini has about a dozen musicians in its...
Nun Helped Her Cohorts Cool Off
If you attended St. Veronica School or Mount Gallitzin Academy in Beaver County or Nativity, St. Bernard or St. James schools in Allegheny County, you may have had Sister Mildred Boeh as a teacher.Sister Mildred, who taught at 14 schools over nearly...
Only Bell Ruled out for Steelers Opener
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said today at his weekly news conference that rookie running back Le'Veon Bell is the only player who has been ruled out for the season opener against the Tennessee Titans. Bell, who has a foot sprain, will not play because...
Parading Unions Back Upmc Service Workers
While celebrating the history and tradition of organized labor, union members in Monday's annual Labor Day parade in Pittsburgh also turned a bright spotlight toward ongoing efforts to organize service workers at UPMC.From the parade's opening, with...
Party at Gooski's Slavic Soul Party Brings Its Balkan Brass Sound to Polish Hill
For more than 10 years, the members of Slavic Soul Party have played a weekly Tuesday night gig at a Brooklyn bar called Barbes. Well, most Tuesdays. Tonight they'll be at Gooski's in Polish Hill, blasting out the Balkan brass sound that is their...
Paul Poberezny Sept. 14, 1921 - Aug. 22, 2013 Pilot Who Founded Popular Fly-In
Paul Poberezny, who at 15 piloted the first aircraft he ever traveled in -- a single-seat glider he had restored to working condition -- and later founded what became one of the largest aviation organizations in the world, died Aug. 22 in Oshkosh, Wis. He...
PIANO MUSIC AND SILENT FILMS Series: LET'S TALK ABOUT ART
When watching a movie, it's easy to get wrapped up in the visuals and forget the effect music has on the viewing experience. A good movie score complements the plot without distracting from it and intensifies the emotional response the viewer has to...
Pimentel to Pitch in Relief Role
MILWAUKEE -- In Stolmy Pimentel's 152 appearances in seven pro seasons, he came out of the bullpen five times. Now, when he makes his major league debut, he will do so in relief. "It's fine for me," Pimentel said. "I just want to get an opportunity,...
Pirates 5, Brewers 2 Morton Stays on a Roll Walker Belts 3-Run Hr; Pirates Alone at Top of NL Central Once Again
MILWAUKEE -- Charlie Morton wants to change the context of his starts. He does not want to measure his performance against the backdrop of his recovery from Tommy John surgery. He wants to judge himself in the closest thing to a vacuum as possible. "I'd...
PIRATES REPORT [Derived Headline]
TODAY * Game: Pirates at Brewers, 8:10 p.m., Miller Park, Milwaukee. * TV, Radio: Root Sports, KDKA-FM (93.7). * Probables: RHP Gerrit Cole (6-7, 3.80) vs. RHP Yovani Gallardo (10-9, 4.39). * Key matchup: The Pirates vs. a healthy Gallardo, who has...
Pitt Fans Welcome New Era Joining Acc Gives Followers Better Games, Road Trips
Russ Hall gathered Monday evening to tailgate with a group of friends under flags waving for the University of Pittsburgh and the Atlantic Coast Conference in a parking lot near Heinz Field.Like many Pitt fans, he had been eagerly anticipating the kickoff of...
Priest Splits Time between 2 Greensburg Parishes Vatican Upholds Bishop's Decision
Leroy E. Ferri said he's upset that the Vatican so quickly denied the appeal he and another parishioner filed after Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt of Greensburg paired St. Bruno and St. Paul parishes under one priest.Mr. Ferri, 73, of Hempfield, said he wasn't...
Recognizing Risk Factors Can Reduce Your Chances for Stroke
DEAR READER: Some strokes come out of the blue; they can't be predicted or prevented. Perhaps your friend suffered from such a stroke. However, most strokes occur in people who have "risk factors" for stroke, such as an unhealthy lifestyle or a medical...
Redman Practices like Starting Rb, Awaits Official Notification on the Steelers
Le'Veon Bell is hurt, Jonathan Dwyer is gone and Isaac Redman is ready to show he can be the Steelers' next workhorse halfback.No coaches told him their plans at halfback for the opener Sunday against Tennessee at Heinz Field, but Redman assumes he will...
Robredo Upsets Federer Straight-Set Loss?caps Tough Year?for Former No. 1;?riske Bows Out?
NEW YORK -- Roger Federer lost in the fourth round of the U.S. Open for the first time in a decade, surprisingly beaten, 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-4, Monday night by 19th-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain. The loss capped a rough Grand Slam season for Federer, who...
Robredo Upsets Federer Straight-Set Loss?caps Tough Year?for Former No. 1;?riske Bows Out?
NEW YORK -- Roger Federer lost in the fourth round of the U.S. Open for the first time in a decade, surprisingly beaten, 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-4, Monday night by 19th-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain. The loss capped a rough Grand Slam season for Federer,...
SCHOOLS FINDING SUSPENSIONS INEFFECTIVE POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT PROVES A BETTER METHOD OF CHANGING STUDENT BEHAVIOR [Corrected 09/ 05/13] Series: BACK TO SCHOOL: MISSING CLASS
First school officials say how important it is to be in class. Then they tell them not to come. More than 30,000 out-of-school suspensions were issued to public school students -- some of them repeatedly to the same students -- in kindergarten through...
SEEN [Derived Headline]
There are many parents in the Pittsburgh region and beyond who are supremely grateful to Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC for their neo-natal intensive care unit, which has nurtured generations of premature babies until they're strong enough to go home....
Seven Springs Buying Hidden Valley [Derived Headline]
Seven Springs buying Hidden Valley Seven Springs Mountain Resort today said it has reached an agreement with The Buncher Co. of Pittsburgh to buy Hidden Valley Resort. No purchase price was included in a news release about the acquisition of Hidden...
Shaler Teachers Strike Union Looking for Different Handling of Salary, Contribution to Health Care Costs
Shaler Area School District teachers walked in front of the district administration building this morning on the union's first day on the picket line. Melissa Ravas, president of the Shaler Area Education Association, said, "We hope to get a settlement...
Shanahan Finally Gives Green Light to Rg3
So much for those last-minute "concerns." RG3 is starting Week 1.Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan finally confirmed Monday what has appeared inevitable since the start of training camp: Robert Griffin III will be under center for the season opener against...
Ships Gather on Lake Erie to Re-Enact War of 1812 Battle
PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio -- The image of what had taken place nearly 200 years ago was a little overwhelming for Oliver Hazard Perry Lloyd, a direct descendant of the famous naval hero of the Battle of Lake Erie.After witnessing a re-enactment of that decisive...
Six Ejections Result of New Targeting Rule
The NCAA's new penalties for targeting resulted in at least a half-dozen ejections, including one that was overturned by video replay, in the first weekend of the season. NCAA coordinator of officials Rogers Redding said official totals on the number...
'Spectacular Now' Star Surprised by Film's R Rating
Actor Miles Teller says, modestly, that he was "pretty well- rounded" in high school. At Lecanto High School in Florida, about an hour north of Tampa, he was a popular kid with a lot of friends who played sports, especially baseball, participated in...
Speedy Outfielder Joins Reds for Pennant Chase
The Cincinnati Reds called up outfielder Billy Hamilton -- one of professional baseball's fastest players -- Monday to help them try to catch the St. Louis Cardinals and Pirates in the National League Central Division.Cincinnati promoted Hamilton, 22,...
Spurlock Couldn't Resist One Direction
Is Morgan Spurlock selling out?What's the rabble-rouser who made a nation focus on the destructive impact of a fast-food diet in "Super Size Me" doing directing what some might call cinematic fast food, a 3-D documentary about the boy band One Direction?"As...
Spying Angers Brazil, Mexico
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The United States intercepted phone calls and emails of the presidents of Brazil and Mexico to showcase the reach of an anti-terror surveillance program, according to documents leaked by fugitive security analyst Edward Snowden.The...
Stay out of Your Sister's Divorce
DEAR STEEL ADVICE: My sister, "Luanne," is in the process of getting a divorce. She and her ex have no money. So there is not that much to fight over, but she wants spousal support and part of his pension. I actually believe that she is entitled to this...
Stop the Marijuana Lobby Pot Harms Kids, and I Won't Support Legalizers of Either Party
A lobby funded by billionaires who are libertarian on social issues subsidizes an extreme tea party movement and takes control of a political party. But this time it's not the Koch brothers dictating the Republican agenda. I'm talking about pro-marijuana billionaires...
Swede Stenson Finally Gets Win
NORTON, Mass. -- A great summer of golf finally paid off for Henrik Stenson. Stenson made three consecutive birdies to race by a fast-fading Sergio Garcia, and he holed a bunker shot for birdie on the 17th hole to turn back a final threat from Steve...
Syria Debate Causes Gop Policy Divide 'War Weariness' Could Boost Rand Paul
WASHINGTON -- A congressional vote on whether to strike Syria could offer the best insight yet on which wing of the Republican Party -- the party's traditional hawks, or a growing bloc of noninterventionists -- has the advantage in the fierce internal debates...
Syria Developments from around the World
Here's a look at key Syria developments around the world Monday amid heightened tensions over potential military action:SYRIAPresident Bashar Assad said military strikes against his country would risk triggering a regional war. He said the Middle East...
Teachers Set for Shaler Picket Line Talks between Union, District Fail
The two sides in the Shaler Area School District contract talks appear to remain far apart as teachers there enter their first day on the picket line today. The faculty union and the school district were scheduled to negotiate Monday, but Melissa Ravas,...
The Short, Sad Life of Tommy Morrison Once the Heavyweight Champion, Morrison's Downhill Slide Finally Ends
LAS VEGAS Tommy Morrison was just a few hours away from a comeback bout that was supposed to lead him to Mike Tyson when he got the news inside the crowded casino at the MGM Grand hotel. Chances are he already knew what was coming. A few days earlier he...
THEY TEACH HANDLING BIRDS SAFELY [Corrected 09/05/13]
A magnolia warbler hung in a mist net strung between poles in a copse of goldenrod. Bob Mulvihill found it Friday on his 9 a.m. rounds of Michael and Barbara Becich's property in Bradford Woods. He carried it in a pouch back to the patio where a small...
Thomas J. Decesare Sept. 24, 1932 - Aug. 21, 2013 He Loved to Entertain, Challenge Children
Thomas J. DeCesare once made up a Native American character -- Fly Um Kite -- that he used to entertain his own children and their friends, While driving them in the car, he would ask them to search the hills for Fly Um Kite and little heads would turn...
Three Things Learned in Pitt's Loss
That certainly wasn't pretty. After six months of build-up and anticipation, Pitt came up well short in its ACC debut against Florida State, falling to the Seminoles, 41-13. For now, here are three impressions from Monday night's game. I'm going to...
Tommy Morrison Jan. 2, 1969 - Sept. 1, 2013 Heavyweight Champion, Co- Star in 'Rocky V'
Tommy Morrison, who displayed his hard-hitting boxing style as a protege of Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa in the 1990 movie "Rocky V" and defeated George Foreman to capture a heavyweight boxing championship, but was banned from the ring in 1996 when...
Top-Secret U.S. Files Show Deep Distrust of Pakistan
WASHINGTON -- The $52.6 billion U.S. intelligence arsenal is aimed mainly at unambiguous adversaries, including al-Qaida, North Korea and Iran. But top-secret budget documents reveal an equally intense focus on one purported ally: Pakistan.No other nation...
Trains Rock, as Kids Can Be Counted on to Remind Us About
Trains. Can somebody tell me, please? What exactly is it about them? My grandchildren simply cannot seem to get their fill.Randy is 3. By day, he spends hours building wooden tracks for a series of small cars that are connected by magnets and go no farther than...
Trans-Pacific and Us
Pennsylvanians deserve our jobs to be "onshored" not "offshored." Attempts to bring jobs once shipped overseas back to Pennsylvania deserve our support. The first step in making this change is for politicians to demand more congressional oversight in...
Twin Separation "You Leave the Only Place You've Ever Known, but You Come to a Pennant Race, and the Reason Everybody Plays This Game Is to Try and Win a World Series."
MILWAUKEE - They were linked by an ampersand, then matching MVP awards. The M&M Boys hung out together on the road, married St. Paul girls and acted as groomsmen in each other's weddings. On the day Justin Morneau left the Twins, Joe Mauer wasn't around....
Two Held in Wheeling Jesuit Student's Death
WHEELING, W.Va. - An argument that turned physical and resulted in the death of a Wheeling Jesuit University student over the weekend appears to have been a random act, Wheeling police said this afternoon. Two men were arrested this morning in nearby...
U.S. Citizens Pay for Corporate Tax Breaks
Thomas J. Gibson of the American Iron and Steel Institute ("Reform Taxes," Aug. 27 letters) correctly points out that the U.S. statutory corporate tax rate is the highest in the world. What he doesn't mention is that corporations pay only a fraction...
Vonn Back on the Slopes
Lindsey Vonn is skiing in Chile and way ahead of her rehab schedule with the Sochi Olympics five months away. "I can't tell which knee is injured," she said in a statement released through her U.S. team. "That's a good sign." The four-time World Cup...
WORLD [Derived Headline]
Israel, US conduct missile test JERUSALEM - Israel and the U.S. conducted a joint missile test over the Mediterranean today, in a display of military prowess as the Obama administration seeks congressional support for strikes against the regime of...
Young Artists Try August Wilson Center Role
Several months ago, I wrote a series of columns about the August Wilson Center for African American Culture and its ongoing financial and leadership challenges.The columns were prompted by reports that the August Wilson Center had laid off most of its...
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