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Articles from October 4, 2012

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1 Chance to Advance
For sheer drama, there's nothing quite like a one-game, winner- take-all scenario -- and that's about to become a lot less rare with the debut of a new postseason format this year. The two wild cards in each league play Friday to determine which teams...
Allderdice-Uprep: A Rivalry Is Born
Many expect it to become a rivalry and Allderdice's head coach Jerry Haslett agrees.His Dragons will take on University Prep for the first time since they were defeated, 14-0, Nov. 19 in the City League title game. "It would be really nice if it could...
All's Fair. off the Record Musical Pokes Fun at Year's Biggest Local Stories
Since our objective in this space is to suggest something for you to do tonight, I have no qualms about pointing you in the direction of the Byham Theater, Downtown, for "Off the Record XII."This, in spite of the fact that I wrote the opening song and...
Also This Week
* "Magic City: The Complete First Season": Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars in this hot and steamy cable drama set in a lavish Miami hotel during the late '50s.* "Hart of Dixie: The Complete First Season": Rachel Bilson plays a doctor who ends up in a small...
Anger Erupts in Tehran as Currency Value Plunges
TEHRAN, Iran -- The first outbreak of public anger over Iran's collapsing currency and other economic maladies jolted the heart of the capital Wednesday, with riot police violently clamping down on black-market money changers, hundreds of citizens marching...
A's Write a Script as Good as 'Moneyball'
Forget the movie about these Oakland A's. Already been done and, besides, Brad Pitt has moved on to other things.No one would believe this anyway, even if it came from a Hollywood script.The events that unfolded on a sun-splashed afternoon Wednesday...
Athletics, Yankees Clinch Division Titles The
A dropped fly ball by Josh Hamilton, a home run from Ryan Zimmerman and pitch by pitch the baseball playoff picture became completely clear on the final day of the regular season. "Now the real season starts," New York Yankees star Derek Jeter said Wednesday...
Barbara Ann Scott May 9, 1928 - Oct. 1, 2012 Canadian Gold Medalist Figure Skater
Barbara Ann Scott, who became a Canadian heroine at age 19 when she won figure skating gold at the 1948 Winter Olympics, succeeding Norway's Sonja Henie as the premier women's skater in a sport Europeans had dominated for decades, died Sunday at her...
Beer + Food + Fun + Causes. Mix. Repeat
All kinds of things can pop up on a vacant lot. Political campaign signs. Occupy protestor tents. Mushrooms. Weeds.But in Pittsburgh this summer, lots from Lawrenceville to Larimer have been the sites of pop-up beer gardens for a series of events dubbed...
Bites of History Philadelphia Pizza Museum Serves Up Slices, Memorabilia
PHILADELPHIA -- How much does Brian Dwyer love pizza?Let us count the ways: He holds the Guinness World Record for largest collection of pizza memorabilia; he has a caricature of himself, eating pizza, tattooed on his back with the phrase "Totally saucesome!";...
Blackhawk Pair Qualify for Wpial
As a sophomore, Blackhawk's Juliana Lapek made the WPIAL singles girls tennis tournament after finishing third in the Section 2-AA tournament. But the past two years, Lapek hasn't been able to get over the final hurdle to get back. The top three from...
BRIEFLY [Derived Headline]
WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON FOOTBALL PLAYER SLAIN Police are investigating the death of a college student in the city of Washington. Tim McNerney, a 21-year-old senior at Washington & Jefferson College, died today in the Washington Hospital emergency...
BUSINESS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
Pa. DCED receives grant to support export effortsThe Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has been awarded a $2.35 million State Trade and Export Promotion grant to support the state's export assistance program. The grant from...
Carl D. Citron Nov. 18, 1931 - Oct. 1, 2012 Accountant Enjoyed Travels, Taste of Success
For someone who worked for most of his life as an accountant, Carl Citron had an unstereotypically interesting life.With his wife, Jane, he traveled the world -- Morocco, Greece, India, Thailand, Vietnam. Later, the couple rented apartments for monthlong...
Central Catholic Golfer Earns Crown Shoots Even-Par 70 at Fox Chapel for 1-Shot Victory
Central Catholic's Brent Rodgers claimed the WPIAL Class AAA individual crown by one stroke Wednesday at Fox Chapel Golf Club, edging out Indiana's Matt Holuta with an even-par 70. Rodgers used his power to give him shorter approach shots to Fox Chapel's...
Chicago Police Whack Bumper Crop of 'Weed'
CHICAGO -- In Chicago, a bustling urban metropolis where skyscrapers are as likely to sprout up as anything a farmer might plant, someone decided there was just enough room to grow something a little more organic: marijuana.The plants grew even taller...
Dark Nights the Horrors Abound at Scarehouse, Terror Town, Castle Blood and Other Local Haunts
Creepo is not a clown you want hosting your son's 7th birthday party. The disgruntled ex-entertainer, who resides in The ScareHouse attraction in Etna, is out for blood. This year, Creepo will don a red Santa hat and warn children, "I know if you've...
Dck Exits Project at Market Square
At one time, dck Worldwide not only was to serve as construction manager for an $81.8 million office and hotel project on Forbes Avenue, Downtown, but it also was to be the complex's first tenant.Now it will be neither.Turner Construction Co. has replaced...
Defense vs. Run Gone, Not Forgotten on the Steelers
Where has the Steelers' vaunted run defense gone? Just two years ago, no team stopped the run like the Steelers. Actually, only one did better since the NFL went to a 16-game schedule in 1978. The defense made history when it held offenses to an average...
Director to Repay District, Pending State Decision
Steel Valley school Director Joe Ducar has agreed to reimburse the district for a payment for lunches he supplied through his private business. But if the State Ethics Commission finds he was in the right, he wants his money back.Two school directors...
Domestic Anti-Terror Effort Spurs Controversy
WASHINGTON -- Stinging criticism from Congress about a counterterrorism effort that improperly collected information about innocent Americans is turning up the heat on the Obama administration to justify the program's continued existence and putting...
Double Z Puts Pop in Psu's Offense
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- For at least one person watching the Illinois game Saturday, the recurring image of Penn State sophomore Zach Zwinak banging into defenders and knocking them down was not a surprise.His high school coach, Richard Conner, had seen...
Dowd Criticizes Mayor over Tree Management
It's a modest sum, as settlements go, but Pittsburgh Councilman Patrick Dowd claimed Wednesday that a proposed $5,300 payout for tree-related damage is evidence of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's poor city management.Mr. Dowd said the mayor appears to have done...
Duquesne Picked to Finish Last in A-10
Duquesne was picked to finish last in the Atlantic 10 Conference preseason coaches poll today, released at the league's annual media day in Brooklyn, N.Y.The Dukes, ranked No. 16, are expected to be in rebuilding mode this year.The Dukes underwent significant...
Dust Devils on Mars
NASA's Curiosity rover landed at Gale Crater on Mars at the end of the Martian winter. With summer just a few weeks away, mission scientists are hoping the rover will soon encounter dust devils, those swirling tornado-like columns of dust.Surface temperatures...
Eagles Coach Follows All Too Familiar Path
Before Bill Cowher won Super Bowl XL, he was Andy Reid.Cowher was a highly successful coach in the regular season, but he was criticized for not being able to win big games in the postseason. Reid has an eerily similar track record.Before the 2005 season,...
Eagles Pair Has Wpial Hopes Cross Country
South Park seniors Chelsea Carter and Sara Kaminski didn't lose a set during the 2011 Section 5-AA doubles tournament. In their first three matches in last week's section doubles tournament, the Eagles' pair lost just three games.But none of those matches...
Embracing the Flavors of Fall
Fall cooking has a flavor all its own. Cooks start musing about pumpkin pie, butternut squash, Thanksgiving food and all sorts of dishes flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg and cloves.But perhaps the quintessential fall food is apples -- and perhaps the...
Em Quipis Nit Vel Del
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012Puliam tela co cultord inatquit viri perum patiam porum consigna L. Quius eto vir la nos condacives in Etrionl octodio hili postem. Si parei sedo, non talegerficio movium sulvideni es lost verniame ment foris, inatiamquit. Opopubi...
Ex-NCAA Leaders Take Issue with Psu Sanctions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Two former NCAA presidents have taken issue with the organization's handling of the unprecedented sanctions levied against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.Gene Corrigan and Cedric Dempsey attended a panel...
Eye Exams Protect Diabetics from Vision Loss
DEAR DOCTOR K: I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Can you explain how diabetes affects vision?DEAR READER: Both of the common types of diabetes, Type 1 (which usually begins in childhood) and Type 2 (which usually begins in adulthood), can...
Fan Sites for Stars Settle FTC Privacy Charges
NEW YORK -- The operator of fan websites for pop stars Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Rihanna and Demi Lovato agreed to pay a $1 million civil penalty to settle federal charges that the sites had illegally collected personal information about thousands...
Father-Son Salute David Pittsinger and His Son Honor Tomb of the Unknowns with New Piece at Pso
The Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery has helped one family get to know itself better.Bass baritone David Pittsinger is a veteran of both opera and musicals. In fact, he once sang at both the Metropolitan Opera and on Broadway the same...
FOR THE RECORD [Derived Headline]
POPHEART 'FANATIC' (LEGACY)Critic's Call: * * * "Fanatic" sounds like it could have been recorded in 1978, which isn't a bad thing at all, as the last thing anyone wants Heart to do is try to sound like Katy Perry or Taylor Swift.Heart made its mark...
Four Killed in Crash on I-79 SUV Hits Motorcycle, Camper in Greene
WAYNESBURG, Pa. -- Three local teenagers and a Canadian motorcyclist died Wednesday evening when a sport utility vehicle careened over a median and collided with a camper and a motorcycle on Interstate 79.Teary-eyed family members gathered at the Waynesburg...
Fox Chapel Gets Everyone Involved
Last season Fox Chapel Area boys soccer coach Erik Ingram decided to change radically the way his team was going to play soccer.Rather than focusing on a few players, Ingram's teams involve all 10 field players, a drastic change for the program. But...
Fox Chapel Twosome Are Lethal for Oc
Oakland Catholic senior Megan Wasson and junior Nicole Cyterski took care of step one Friday, winning their second consecutive section doubles championship and qualifying for the WPIAL Class AAA tournament.Now they have their sights set on Hershey."They...
Franklin Regional Primed for Game with Knoch
There is one downside to playing on television on a Thursday night for members of the Franklin Regional football team rather than having a traditional Friday night game.Sunday was not the customary day of rest for the Panthers. Instead, they began preparing...
Gas Boom Pits Local Surge with Statewide Budget Needs
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For decades, one tiny county in the rolling hills of Ohio's rural reaches was a depressed farm community saddled with double-digit unemployment. Now, Carroll County boasts more active oil and gas wells than any other in the state, and...
Georgia Receiver Lost for Season
Georgia is dealing with a big loss heading into its Southeastern Conference showdown Saturday against South Carolina (5-0, 3-0). Michael Bennett, the No. 5 Bulldogs' leading receiver, tore up his right knee in practice and is out for the year, coach...
Georgia's Progress Orderly Elections Boost a Former Soviet State
With its orderly parliamentary elections Monday, in which the incumbent regime was ousted, the Caucasus state of Georgia has improved the reputation of countries in a region where voting has been sketchy.President Mikeil Saakashvili and his United National...
Gladiators Emerging as a Power
After winning its first 12 games of the season, South Allegheny has emerged as one of the surprise stories in Class A girls soccer this season.The ascension of the Gladiators to a WPIAL title contender has not been an overnight success story. Jesse MacPherson...
Gloves off in Round 1 Obama, Romney Tangle on Economy, Health Care
DENVER -- President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney battled for 90 minutes Wednesday in detail-laden jousting over tax plans, health care and government regulation. The first of their three debates took place on the campus of the University...
Greensburg Salem Battles for Playoffs
After tough sledding in Class AAA, the Greensburg Salem girls soccer team is feeling right at home in Class AA and feeling right at home as a contnder for the WPIAL playoffs.The Golden Lions struggled mightily in Class AAA from 2003-09, finishing sixth...
Gtl Routine to End, but Effects Will Live On
LOS ANGELES -- Like a tan growing pale, "Jersey Shore" is fading into the TV sunset. Thursday marks the beginning of its sixth season -- its last.It began as just another low-budget MTV reality show, with lower expectations, that would chronicle the...
'Head Games' a Frightening Look at High-Collision Sports
If a copy of "Head Games" came with every parental permission slip for a child to play football or hockey or soccer, no one might ever give approval for their son or daughter to step onto the field or ice. Take Cindy Parlow Cone, a retired professional...
Health Care for All Expanding Medicaid Would Save Lives, Suffering and Money
One of the most common questions I get asked about the new health care law concerns how expanding health insurance coverage to millions of low-income families through Medicaid will affect those who already have insurance. "What will all of those new...
Heavenly Feast Recipes for Little Sisters of the Poor's Fundraiser Come from 8 Priests Who Are Blessed in the Kitchen
The Rev. Samuel Esposito grew up cooking in his grandmother Jennie's house in Ellwood City, Lawrence County, and for most of his adult life as a priest he has had to bach it in the kitchen. He knows how to work a bit of heaven into a pound of chicken...
Hitting Coach Is Due to Leave
At least one Pirates coach will not return for the 2013 season. Whether others follow could be determined today.Hitting coach Gregg Ritchie will not return next season, according to a source, and is expected to be introduced as the baseball coach at...
Holmes out for Season as Jets Fight Injuries
Wide receiver Santonio Holmes will miss the rest of this season with an injured left foot, leaving the New York Jets without their top offensive playmaker. The team announced that Holmes will require surgery and was placed on season-ending injured reserve."Obviously,...
If You Defuse Stress, Sleep Will Follow
DEAR HARRIETTE: I keep waking up in the middle of the night worried about random things. It definitely has been stressful at my job recently, and I can't say I have handled it the best. Plus, my boyfriend has been less than nice when I feel like I need...
Injury Deals Huge Blow to Olsh
In a season where not much has gone right for the football team at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, the Chargers were dealt perhaps their toughest blow of the season to the team's biggest glimmer of hope.After suffering a broken tibia in the first quarter...
Ireland's Potato Famine Won't Be Forgotten
HARTFORD, Conn. --Since he was a child, John Lahey had heard about the tragic Irish potato famine.But it wasn't until he served as grand marshal of New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade in 1997 that Lahey, president of Quinnipiac University, researched...
Israel's Netanyahu, Barak Volley over Easing Tensions with U.S
JERUSALEM -- A growing rift between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his defense minister, Ehud Barak, a political rival, centers on Israel's strategic relations with the United States, as Mr. Barak tries to turn the tension between Mr. Netanyahu...
It's 'Old Guard,' 'New Kids' in a Battle of Unbeatens
The storylines throughout the Western Pennsylvania high school football season change each and every year. Whether it's rising young players, star collegiate recruits or a surprise up-and-coming program, the story never seems to be the same.Rochester,...
Kennel's Chief Trying to Get Facility on Track Having Hard Time Finding Help for Pets amid Suspension
The chief of Triangle Pet Control Service says he's entering negotiations to buy the company from the current owner to provide better animal control services to the region."We're not bad people," said Paul McIntyre, who has worked at the facility for...
Knoch Readies for Big Exam
There is one downside to playing on television on a Thursday night for members of the Franklin Regional football team rather than having a traditional Friday night game.Sunday was not the customary day of rest for the Panthers. Instead, they began preparing...
Last Game Casts Bad Reflection Baseball's Final Day Shutout Loss Mirrors Woes That Dominated 2nd Half of Year Braves 4, Pirates 0
The season finale Wednesday afternoon between the Pirates and the Atlanta Braves had the feel of a spring training game.The game didn't matter to either team. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez used eight pitchers, none for more than two innings. The Braves...
LITTLE BITES [Derived Headline]
TOAST AND ROAST* Commonplace Coffee House and Roasters owners Julie and PJ Fairchild have teamed up with Scott Smith of East End Brewery to share roasting and production space at 6580 Frankstown Ave., Larimer. "It seemed to make a lot of sense to join...
LOCAL SCENE [Derived Headline]
BALL OF FLAME SHOOTS AGAIN* Ball of Flame Shoot Fire is coming back to Pittsburgh Saturday for its first hometown show in two years and -- no surprise -- the prolific and very quirky indie-rock band has a new album, "Zileur (Mi-Mi-Mo-Mo)." Ball of Flame...
Mali's Child Soldiers Islamists Recruit, Pay for Child Holy Warriors
MOPTI, Mali -- Salif Haidara sat drinking tea on the side of the road with other weary bus passengers when a man with a turban and a long beard approached them: Did they want to become holy warriors? The skinny teen had left his poor hometown in the...
Man Accused of Being Russian Agent Makes Court Appearance
HOUSTON -- A naturalized U.S. citizen accused of illicitly obtaining military technology for Russia has been formally briefed on the charges against him in an initial court appearance.Alexander Fishenko and six others had an initial appearance in court...
Moroccan Port Targeted by Abortion Ship Closed
SMIR, Morocco -- Moroccan protesters targeting a Dutch abortion-rights activist scuffled with police today in a port where a ship promoting safe abortion had been due to land. The protesters, some in conservative Muslim robes and headscarves, carried...
Mumford & Sons' New Album 'Babel' Sales Boosted by Spotify
LOS ANGELES -- The music industry has been grappling with the following question for the last few years: Do streaming services such as Spotify, which allow users to listen to albums for free, cannibalize sales? Leave it to a banjo-wielding English folk-rock...
Munch Goes to Marty's Market
Sometimes these stories write themselves, and lately, those are Munch's favorite kind.To wit: a female Iraq war veteran and a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve comes to a new city chasing a dream of opening a market. She names it after her...
MUNICIPAL NEWS [Derived Headline]
Moon The Sherwin Williams Paint store has been demolished, leaving the West Hills Shopping Center site on University Boulevard vacant.Wal-Mart has proposed a supercenter on the site, but plans have been delayed awaiting various state and local permits.The...
Muslims for Free Speech
Over the past couple of weeks, leaders of several Muslim countries have come before the United Nations to call for restrictions on freedom of expression. They've pointed to "The Innocence of Muslims," a video that insulted the Prophet Muhammad and sparked...
NATION [Derived Headline]
FACEBOOK HITS 1 BILLION USERS NEW YORK -- More than a billion people now log into Facebook each month to check up on old friends, tag photos of new ones and post about politics, religion, cats or what their kids are doing. That's double the 500 million...
New Value Seen in Remodeled East Liberty
We're entering the ugliest building on this stretch of Black Street. Just ask the new owner who paid 160 grand for it."Buy the ugliest thing on the block" -- that's been the mantra of East Liberty Development Inc. for a decade, and 5522 Black St. passes...
New Way to Analyze DNA Could Aid Ailing Newborns
From the day she was born, the baby girl had seizure after seizure, as doctors at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., frantically tried to keep her alive. Weeks passed, and every medication failed. Finally, her family decided to let their...
New Website, Talks, Law Keep Pittsburgh's Food Truck Scene Moving Forward
Pittsburgh's fledgling food truck scene is moving forward. Pittsburgh city councilman and expected mayoral candidate Bill Peduto says his office has been looking at laws governing the trucks -- laws that operators say protect bricks-and-mortar restaurants...
No New Contract for Pine-Richland Superintendent
Pine-Richland superintendent Mary Bucci blinked back tears as members of the school board met in a closed-door session a few feet away Monday night. She knew they were deliberating her fate and she knew the vote likely would be a thumbs down."It's hard,...
NORTH/SOUTH/CITY [Derived Headline]
NORTHButler County man charged with sex assault of babyA Butler County man was arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted a 6-month-old girl.State police wrote in an affidavit of probable cause that Stephen Batchelder, 33, of Butler, admitted to...
NOTABLES [Derived Headline]
Michael Nemeth, 19, of Robinson, was the top U.S. finisher at the annual U.S. vs. Canada junior race walking competition Aug. 19 on Hanlan's Island in Toronto.A Central Catholic graduate entering his sophomore year at Wabash College in Indiana, the teen...
Obama's Stance on Race Debated as 2007 Videotape Resurfaces
In the summer of 2007, his White House campaign well under way, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama waded into racial politics and accused President George W. Bush of sitting idly by as a "quiet riot" simmered in black communities.The news created a stir. NBC...
Oc Pair Eyeing Wpial Crown Tennis
Oakland Catholic senior Megan Wasson and junior Nicole Cyterski took care of step one Friday, winning their second consecutive section doubles championship and qualifying for the WPIAL Class AAA tournament.Now they have their sights set on Hershey."They...
'Offensive' Titles Won't Keep Them Awake Banned Books Are as Appealing to Teens as Broccoli
Once again, you're starting to see your breath on your morning walk to take the kids to the bus stop or empty the dog. You know what this means, don't you? You have got to stop eating Slim Jims at bedtime.We are picking up speed on that downhill slide...
Olsh Runners Have Big Plans
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart has laced up her running shoes. Both the Chargers boys and girls cross country teams are vying for contention in Section 2-AA as well as the WPIAL.Last Tuesday at Eden Christian Academy, the OLSH boys team upset 2011 PIAA...
Pa. Scurries on Voter Id Message
HARRISBURG -- In the hours after a judge barred full enforcement of the voter ID law next month, the state moved to pull its ads, although a spot on its website Wednesday continued to tell voters they need to show identification in November.The Commonwealth...
Pa. Top Court Lets Stay of Execution Stand Death Had Been Set for Wednesday
HARRISBURG -- Convicted killer Terrance Williams survived his execution warrant Wednesday as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declined to throw out a stay granted last week by a Philadelphia judge.The 46-year-old prisoner had been scheduled to die by lethal injection...
Peduto Says Public Works Is Playing Politics after Being Criticized by Aide
In what he believes is political payback, Pittsburgh Councilman Bill Peduto said the city's public works director shelved two street- paving projects and canceled two meetings on traffic safety because the councilman's chief of staff criticized the department...
Pine-Richland Overcomes Lots of Adversity
The Pine-Richland boys cross country team is gunning for the Section 3-AAA championship, but the Rams' cross country story has been a lot like a roller-coaster.Flash back to last year.The boys had just finished preseason camp when No. 1 runner Tommy Reinhart...
Pirates End a Losing Season with (You Guessed It) a Loss
On the final day of a bittersweet Pirates season, Randy Lee Schrecongost wanted to confess his sin."I am the one everyone in Pittsburgh is looking for," he said in the concourse at PNC Park on Wednesday, as the Pirates prepared to close their season...
Pismodo Con Veliqui
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012Puliam tela co cultord inatquit viri perum patiam porum consigna L. Quius eto vir la nos condacives in Etrionl octodio hili postem. Si parei sedo, non talegerficio movium sulvideni es lost verniame ment foris, inatiamquit. Opopubi...
POLICE BLOTTER [Derived Headline]
Carnegie Devon Flanigan, 18, of Mc-Kees Rocks was arrested Saturday on Fifth Avenue on a warrant from Ross charging him with robbery, carrying a gun without a license, recklessly endangering another person and terroristic threats.*Nicholas K. DeBord,...
Police Look for Answers in I-79 Crash Crash Wednesday Killed 3 Local Teenagers, 1 Man
State police today continued to search for the cause of a crash that killed three local teenagers and a Canadian motorcyclist on Interstate 79 in Greene County.A sport utility vehicle veered into oncoming traffic around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Washington...
Professors' Research Shows Debates Having Little Impact on Votes
WASHINGTON -- Presidential debates have produced some of the most memorable moments of modern campaigns: A tanned and relaxed John F. Kennedy meeting a sweaty and pasty Richard M. Nixon in 1960. Gerald R. Ford denying Soviet domination of Eastern Europe...
Questions Raised by Cyberattacks on Banks
Attacks last week on the Web sites of major banks, including PNC, have raised questions that remain unanswered.But one question that was answered is: "Is my bank information at risk?" The answer is no.The type of attack launched against the banks was...
Races Shaping Up at 'Halftime'
The band is taking its place along the sideline. The dry-erase boards are plotting their second-half strategies in the locker room. It's Week 6 of the high school football season -- halftime -- and teams are emerging and fading as the midpoint sets up...
Radical Days Includes Free Zoo Admission in Week 3
The 11th annual RADical Days, sponsored by the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD), is a thank-you to the public for the sales tax funds that support parks, libraries, sports and civic facilities, and arts and culture organizations. It runs through...
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS [Derived Headline]
Plucky band got plenty of support from audience and generous donorThe Penn-Trafford High School marching band participated in the Bands of America Regional Championship competition at Gateway High School on Sept. 22.The weather map on our phones made...
Rats? Noise? 'Dormont Delivers' an App for That
Got rats? Unsightly debris? Too much party rocking?A new smartphone application in Dormont will allow users to complain about problems like these, then track the fixes step-by- step.Borough manager Jeffrey Naftal said from the start of his tenure in...
Report: Locks, Dams Rapidly Deteriorating
Locks, dams and other parts of the nation's waterways infrastructure are wearing out faster than they can be repaired or replaced, requiring the federal government to decide how to increase funding for vital projects and to close or sell those that cannot...
Rights Group Targets Hamas
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Human Rights Watch on Wednesday accused Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that governs the Gaza Strip, of running a criminal justice system rife with arbitrary arrests, torture and unfair trials. The report detailed seven...
Robber Snatches Laptop, Drags Pedestrian
Pittsburgh police said a man walking through a parking lot in Oakland was robbed by a motorist who grabbed his laptop and then dragged him about 100 feet as he attempted to grab it back on Tuesday evening.But before the car drove away, the victim, Josh...
Romney Rides Momentum, Obama Looks to Rebound
DENVER -- An invigorated Mitt Romney basked in rave reviews today after his first face-off with the president, envisioning an inaugural celebration with conservative activists while President Barack Obama looked to rebound by accusing his rival of remaking...
Saddler Has Hopes Set on Big Return
When Cam Saddler was asked about the fact that Syracuse has given up a couple of big punt returns this season, Pitt's always- talkative receiver and return man gave a knowing smile.He's aware.That's not to say Saddler was predicting he would break one...
Sam Steiger March 10, 1929 - Sept. 26, 2012 Former Ariz. Congressman
Sam Steiger, an Arizona Republican and self-described "fiscal fascist" who amassed a staunchly conservative voting record during five terms in the U.S. House, and who drew attention for his sharp tongue and sharkskin boots, and for shooting two burros,...
Sarver Woman Honored for Saving Driver from Flood
Christine Marty always downplays her actions that saved a woman's life."Anyone would have done it," she said.Christine rescued Romy Connolly on Aug. 21, 2011, in the flash flood on Washington Boulevard where four people died. Without Christine's help,...
SCHOOL NEWS [Derived Headline]
Center Area The Center Area High School 2012 Alumni Hall of Fame has announced honorees to be inducted into its 10th class during a dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 in the St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church hall in Center:* Tony Amadio, Class of 1969, of Center,...
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