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Articles from November 21, 2013

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AAA Rating Wa Offense Offers Lots of Options to Score
The West Allegheny offense has so many weapons that even when one of its best playmakers isn't involved much, the Indians are still tough to stop.In the regular season, West Allegheny senior Tory Delmonico had 952 total yards of offense and 18 touchdowns....
A Berry Happy Holiday How to Work the Season's Quintessential Fruit into Every Course
It wasn't a throwdown so much as a hopeful suggestion. A few weeks ago, my son, who lives the carefree life of a 20- something in New York City, forwarded me this little gem: website Buzzfeed's guide on how to incorporate bourbon into 100 percent of your...
A Chance Reunion after Some Confusion, Store Will Ship Jacket
Ed Mandich was going through some paperwork at his East McKeesport home in February when he came across receipts from Macy's for fur storage for 2011, 2012 and 2013.The $40-a-year storage fee had been charged to a credit card he used to share with his...
A DAY THE GAME DIDN'T MATTER Series: THE ASSASSINATION OF JOHN F. KENNEDY
Friday, Nov. 22, 1963.Thanksgiving was only six days away but the weather was more like October, beautiful for football.Harvard-Yale. The weekend breathed anticipation as events unfolded in New Haven, Conn.For Harvard, victory would mean the Ivy League...
Afghan President Wants to Defer Signing of Us Deal
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan president urged tribal elders today to support a security deal with the United States that would keep thousands of American troops in the war for another decade. In a surprising about-face, however, Hamid Karzai said...
After Some Confusion, Store Will Ship Jacket
Ed Mandich was going through some paperwork at his East McKeesport home in February when he came across receipts from Macy's for fur storage for 2011, 2012 and 2013. The $40-a-year storage fee had been charged to a credit card he used to share with...
A Goal Achieved Upper St. Clair Finishes at Destination -- State Champions
True to its reputation, the Upper St. Clair boys soccer team reached the Class AAA PIAA finals Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey. And true to form, the Panthers demolished District 3 champion Conestoga Valley, 4-0, earning the distinction of...
A Model Building Legos Replica Helps to Mark Heinz Chapel's 75th Anniversary
The University of Pittsburgh's Heinz Memorial Chapel, a prized community landmark that has stood in Oakland for most of a century, will be raffled away in a drawing next month.Relax -- we're not talking about the real chapel.The neo-Gothic stone structure...
A Senior Moment Awaits South Fayette Eager for a Chance to Shine at Heinz
The football players in the senior class at South Fayette will finish their high school careers with bookend trips to the WPIAL championship game but don't expect experience to play a big part in the return trip to Heinz Field."They were freshmen," Lions...
A Tool for Revitalization Land Banks: Can Acquire, Repair, Resell Abandoned Property to Be Used Again
HARRISBURG -- From Philadelphia to Westmoreland County to the Monongahela Valley, land banks -- entities that collect tax-delinquent and abandoned properties -- have the potential to be a significant tool in the battle against urban blight.And that tool...
A Tool for Revitalization Land Banks: Can Acquire, Repair, Resell Abandoned Property to Be Used Again
HARRISBURG -- From Philadelphia to Westmoreland County to the Monongahela Valley, land banks -- entities that collect tax-delinquent and abandoned properties -- have the potential to be a significant tool in the battle against urban blight.And that tool...
A Tool for Revitalization Land Banks: Can Acquire, Repair, Resell Abandoned Property to Be Used Again
HARRISBURG -- From Philadelphia to Westmoreland County to the Monongahela Valley, land banks -- entities that collect tax- delinquent and abandoned properties -- have the potential to be a significant tool in the battle against urban blight.And that...
A Tool for Revitalization Land Banks: Can Acquire, Repair, Resell Abandoned Property to Be Used Again
HARRISBURG - From Philadelphia to Westmoreland County to the Monongahela Valley, land banks - entities that collect tax- delinquent and abandoned properties - have the potential to be a significant tool in the battle against urban blight. And that...
Attacks in Iraq Kill at Least 42
BAGHDAD -- A wave of apparently coordinated bombings hit bakeries and public markets in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens, many of them as they rushed to shop during a break in heavy rainstorms, according to police,...
Award Committees Take Notice of Donald
Every day, when Aaron Donald comes to the Pitt practice facility on the South Side, he sees a replica of the Outland Trophy that Mark May won in 1980.By the end of the season, Donald might have one to match it.Donald is a semifinalist for the award,...
Barbara Park April 21, 1947 - Nov. 15, 2013 Creator of Junie B. Jones
Barbara Park, whose children's books starring Junie B. Jones, a 6- year-old dispenser of abundant opinions, Runyonesque wisecracks and dubious syntax, have sold tens of millions of copies and delighted all but the most grammatically puritanical parents...
Beaujolais Vineyards Aim to Be More Than 'Nouveau'
PARIS - The wine world's best-known party is beginning - the ritual uncorking of Beaujolais Nouveau every November. That's both a curse and a blessing for the famed French region and its lesser-known yet finer wines. Beaujolais Nouveau is easy to...
Beaver County 1979 Homicide Case Goes to Jury Attorneys Steadfast in Closing Arguments before Jury of 12 - 'Science Has Caught Up to Him,' Prosecution Says; No Motive, Gregory Scott Hopkins' Defense Says
In the early hours of Sept. 1, 1979, Gregory Scott Hopkins left the Center home where his two friends and girlfriend slept and drove to Catherine Janet Walsh's Monaca home, Assistant District Attorney Frank Martocci told a Beaver County jury today....
Bettis, Dungy Make Hall of Fame Cut Pro Football Hall of Fame
Jerome Bettis and Tony Dungy were among the 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2014.Bettis is sixth on the list of NFL rushing yards leaders. He retired in 2006 after the Steelers won Super Bowl XL.Bettis finished his 13 NFL...
Beyond Oingo Boingo Pso Spotlights Danny Elfman's Musical Contributions to Tim Burton Films
To rework the opening lines of one of Danny Elfman's most beloved compositions, "Jack's Lament," "There are few who'd deny that what he does, he is the best ... for his talents are renowned far and wide." Backed by lush orchestrations and stunning visuals,...
Big-Time Recruits Are 'Old,' Thriving Stars
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- They sounded like old men already. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg and tight end Adam Breneman were discussing the series of decisions and events that brought them to Penn State, and they couldn't help but dramatize, tingeing...
Bluster from Congress on Iran, but to What End?
When the Obama administration set up the toughest sanctions regime ever imposed on Iran, its goal was to force Tehran to the bargaining table. It aimed to address the country's suspect nuclear program by diplomacy rather than war. The sanctions worked,...
'Bradleys' Put a Cap on Season
Johnny Football? Jameis Winston? A.J. McCarron? You've got to wait until next month to see who wins the Heisman Trophy.Luckily, you can read the winners of a different type of award in this column -- "The Bradleys," which honor the top performers and performances...
Brooks Fined for Disputed Hit on Bree
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined $15,570 by the NFL on Wednesday for his hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last Sunday.Brooks' agent, Greg Williams, said his client would appeal the penalty -- the standard fine for such hits to...
BUSINESS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
Fuel firm purchasing Eagle Ford assetsDevon Energy Corp. is buying oil-producing assets and other property in the Eagle Ford in Texas from GeoSouthern Energy for $6 billion. Devon said the assets include current production of 53,000 barrels of oil equivalent...
Central Relies on Fast, Tough Defense
There is a lot that goes into the tradition within Central Catholic's football program.Stellar, shutdown defense is definitely one culture the Vikings pride themselves in annually. This season, Central Catholic's defensive unit has been top- notch. It...
Centurions Enjoy a Repeat Performance Greensburg Cc Battles Its Way to Another Title
For their second consecutive November trip to Hershey, the Greensburg Central Catholic girls soccer team kept the routine the same.Everything from a 6 p.m. Thursday night practice to dinner at Olive Garden was kept as much like last season as possible.Then...
Christopher Gorham, Piper Perabo Talk 'Covert' Season Finale
FRESNO, Calif. - You would think Christopher Gorham actually worked for the CIA, the way he either denies or sidesteps questions about the fourth- season finale of his USA Network series of "Covert Affairs," which airs this week on USA Network. Tonight's...
Clairton Shows Promise for Future
For Coach Tom Nola and his Clairton High School football team, the moments following last Friday night's 24-19 loss to Sto-Rox in the WPIAL Class A semifinal football game led to unfamiliar emotions."We're not used to the position we were in," he said,...
Clearer Form for Mortgages
WASHINGTON -- The federal government's consumer financial watchdog will require lenders to issue shorter, easier-to- understand mortgage disclosure forms to home buyers that more clearly show the costs and terms of the loans.The Consumer Financial Protection...
Clearing Up a Furry Situation
Ed Mandich was going through some paperwork at his East McKeesport home last February when he came across receipts from Macy's for fur storage for 2011, 2012 and 2013.The $40-a-year storage fee had been charged to a credit card he used to share with...
Collier's Budgets Show No Tax Hike Rec Center among Capital Projects
Collier township's preliminary 2014 $6.5 million operating and $3.9 million capital budgets indicate no increase in earned income, real estate or business taxes for 2014. In fact, A two-page handout distributed at the township's Nov. 13 voting meeting...
Comet Ison
If Comet ISON survives its plunge to within 730,000 miles of the sun's surface on Thanksgiving Day, it may live up to early expectations and put on a brilliant display in December. The comet has brightened significantly over the last week and has been...
Commissioner Resigns for Tax Collector Job
Ross commissioners will seek letters from residents of Ward 7 who want to join them.Gerald O'Brien, Ward 7 commissioner for 14 years, resigned Monday night. Mr. O'Brien will become the tax collector in January, and said he needs the additional time to...
Developer Eyes Dormont Apartment Project
A developer wants to build a five-story, 240-unit apartment building on the park-n-ride lot next to the Dormont Junction Light Rail Transit station.A Port Authority committee on Wednesday approved a one-year exclusive negotiation period with Fore Property...
Donald Graham Aug. 4, 1932-Nov. 17, 2013 Korean War Vet Served Community during the Steel Industry Crash
Donald Graham, a tough Navy veteran of the Korean War who started a food bank in Brookline after the steel industry here collapsed, died Sunday at a hospice in Peters.He was 81 and had spent much of his life in Brookline, where he and his wife, Lois,...
Drive & Save Holiday Travel Likely to Be Down, but Those Who Go Will See Lower Gasoline Prices
If you're hitting the road for Thanksgiving next week, you might have a little more money to spend on stuffing. Average Pittsburgh-area gasoline prices have dropped 38 cents since the beginning of September to an average of $3.31 per gallon of regular,...
'Dr. Who' Movie Is Charming Look at Series Creation
You don't have to be a dedicated Whovian to appreciate the TV movie "An Adventure in Space and Time" (9 p.m. Friday, BBC America), a behind-the-scenes, dramatized account of the creation of "Doctor Who" in the 1960s. A charming, entertaining look at...
Duquesne 70. Albany 59 Senior Soko Gets Dukes on Track Scores 23 Points as Team Rebounds from 2 Loses in Row
Ovie Soko had shouldered the blame for the past two games, losses to New Hampshire and West Virginia, and he left nothing to chance Wednesday when Duquesne played host to Albany at Palumbo Center.The senior forward registered a game-high 23 points, 13...
Eggplant Lasagna a Healthful, Gluten-Free Twist on a Classic
Cheese ranked supreme at a recent restaurant-and-lodging show in Orlando, Fla. That fact, combined with the interest in all things gluten-free, got me thinking about eggplant lasagna, in which the eggplant takes the place of pasta. Eggplants - also...
Election Changes Balance as New Members Come on Board
Peters school board members on Monday thanked several outgoing board members and informally welcomed new members to the board.Board directors David Hvizdos, Lori Cuervo and Cynthia Golembiewski were recognized for their years of service. Each lost a re-election...
Expert Explains DNA at Scene Ex-Lover on Trial in 1979 Homicide
A week ago, attorney James Ross told the jury assembled for the trial of his client, Gregory Hopkins, that he intended to turn the courtroom into a classroom.On Wednesday, school was in session. The subject: DNA. For several hours, Mark Perlin, CEO of...
Fed Pullback Worries Send Stocks Lower
NEW YORK -- The latest news from the Federal Reserve spooked investors Wednesday.Stock and bond prices fell after minutes from the Fed's latest meeting showed that the U.S. economy was improving steadily enough to warrant a reduction in stimulus in "coming...
Feds: Navy Was Warned of Contractor in Bribery Case Malaysian Controlled Fleet Dock Services across the Pacific
Leonard Glenn Francis, a wealthy Malaysian contractor at the heart of one of the U.S. Navy's largest bribery scandals in decades, seemed to have stepped right off the set of "Casablanca."At 6 feet 3 inches and 350 pounds, Mr. Francis hosted dinners at luxury...
Fielder, Kinsler Involved in Trade
Prince Fielder was traded to the Texas Rangers in a blockbuster deal Wednesday night that sent second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Detroit Tigers. Detroit gave the Rangers $30 million as part of the trade, according to a person with knowledge of the deal....
Flavor and Tradition at Quirky Fukuda in Bloomfield, the Chef's Tasting Menu Leads to a Seductive Experience
The summer before Hoon Kim opened Fukuda in Bloomfield in October 2012, the restaurateur set up a sushi bar on balmy nights outside the restaurant. Newspapered windows hid the space as it transformed from what had been Stagioni (now on the South Side)...
Food Banks Face Extra Demand
Thanksgiving is a time for appreciating our blessings, but that can be difficult for parents, seniors and others who struggle to feed themselves and their families."Going out and getting a good job with a living wage is getting more difficult," said...
Food Banks Struggle for Holidays
Thanksgiving is a time for appreciating our blessings, but that can be difficult for parents, seniors and others who struggle to feed themselves and their families."Going out and getting a good job with a living wage is getting more difficult," said...
Former Assistant to Run Bucs Team Havelka Steps in at Char-Houston
Bill Sutton considered coaching another year or two at Chartiers- Houston High School, but felt it was more important to follow his son's college wrestling career."I had planned to coach at least another year, but changed my mind after the [2012-13]...
For Seneca, It Was a Season to Celebrate
Last season Seneca Valley may have been the second-best girls soccer team in the state of Pennsylvania. The Raiders just happened to be peaking at the same time another district team was in the midst of a historic run of three consecutive state championships....
Franklin Regional's Playoff Run Comes to a Halt Panthers' Successful Performance for the Season Exceeded Expectations
The Franklin Regional football team exceeded expectations all season, so it shouldn't have been a surprise that the Panthers battled top-seeded and unbeaten West Allegheny (12-0) to the final whistle Friday night in a WPIAL Class AAA semifinal at North Allegheny's...
Friends of Arsenal Park Working on Renovations
Friends of Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville formed last year after several regular visitors had finally had enough of the rust, rot, weeds and cracked pavement. The group got almost 1,000 signatures in its initial call to action and $70,000 from former...
Fundraiser Set to Help Carnegie Teen
Renea Holden of Carnegie is on a mission - find a cure for reflex neuromuscular dystrophy, a debilitating but little-known illness that has afflicted her 17-year-old daughter, Molly, for three years.As part of the mission, she has organized a fundraising...
Gardens High-Rise Back on Course
Gov. Tom Corbett, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and other dignitaries Aug. 21 hoisted silver shovels but turned no dirt at a ceremonial groundbreaking for a $103 million office, hotel and retail complex Downtown near Market Square.Three months later, the ground...
Giving Is Something to Give Thanks for Chabad Fox Chapel Volunteers Enjoying Helping the Hungry
It's a relief program without the usual stipulations: No references. No forms to fill out. No proof of income. Since May, Chabad Fox Chapel has been operating a kosher-food- distribution program, and anyone who asks for help can be served. Once a month,...
Gloria Gaynor and Her Disco Anthem Still Survive
Love it or loathe it, "I Will Survive" is one of the most familiar songs on the planet, and one that turned Gloria Gaynor into the kind of household name that makes her a Light Up Night headliner 35 years later. Amazingly enough, it was originally a...
Gop Mapping out Waves of Attacks over Health Law Anecdotal Content by Consumer Woes to Fuel Strategy
WASHINGTON -- The memo sent to House Republicans this week was concise and blunt, listing talking points and marching orders: "Because of Obamacare, I Lost My Insurance." "Obamacare Increases Health Care Costs." "The Exchanges May Not Be Secure, Putting Personal...
Griffin Explains Negative Comments
ASHBURN, Va. -- Robert Griffin III parsed the appropriate uses of "me" and "I" when it comes to owning up to a mistake and privately explained his words to teammates Santana Moss and coaches Wednesday.It was the latest bit of damage control in a disappointing...
Gun Lobby Turns on Its Own Only Collective Action Can Achieve Reasonable Gun Control
Many are horrified by news of a Philadelphia "rat" website that exposes to retaliation crime witnesses who help police. "Post some new rats," one avenger wrote, "I needa put a hit out on them." Yet just as chilling are gun advocates savaging their...
Hanukkah Latkes' Think outside the Spud for the Traditional Golden Goodies
It's the Middle Ages -- say, the 15th century. You're relaxing with women friends at a party on the seventh night of Hanukkah, laughing, singing, telling stories. You catch sight of the heaping platter of traditional Hanukkah pancakes being passed around....
Ho-Hum ... Quips Are Back in Title Game
There are a handful of teams that can be considered "regulars" in the WPIAL Class AA title game year in and year out, but only one can hold the title of "constant."After its 57-14 cruise-control win against Beaver Area in the semifinals last Friday,...
Honoring JFK Kennedy Put the Nation First, but Do We?
Americans have naturally gazed backward in time these past few days in honoring historic anniversaries. On Nov. 19, it was the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. On Nov. 22, it will be the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President...
'Hunger Games' by the Numbers
Book background: "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins was released in September 2008, "Catching Fire" was published Sept. 1, 2009, and "Mockingjay" Aug. 24, 2010. More than 50 million copies of the trilogy, designed for readers 12 and older, are in...
Injuries Help Foil Usc's Title Bid
Jim Render admittedly has had his share of lucky bounces go his way over his long coaching career. One doesn't become the all-time winningest coach in WPIAL history without a few breaks here or there. But this season there were no breaks to be had for...
Is Third Time the Charm? Sto-Rox Tries Again for Title
When Sto-Rox High School's football team arrives at Heinz Field for their WPIAL Class A showdown with Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic Saturday morning, it will be the third consecutive year the Vikings have competed for the District 7 championship. Both...
Jagr Leads Devils Comeback vs. Ducks
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Jaromir Jagr scored the tying goal with 1:01 left in regulation, and the New Jersey Devils ended Anaheim's eight-game home winning streak to open the season with a 4-3 victory against the Ducks on Wednesday night. Travis Zajac...
James Leads Heat Past Magic
LeBron James scored 21 points and handed out seven assists, Chris Bosh scored 18 points and the Miami Heat beat the Orlando Magic, 120- 92, for their fifth consecutive victory.James Jones scored 14 of his 17 points in the third quarter, when the Heat...
James Leads Heat Past Magic NBA Roundup
LeBron James scored 21 points and handed out seven assists, Chris Bosh scored 18 points and the Miami Heat beat the Orlando Magic, 120- 92, for their fifth consecutive victory.James Jones scored 14 of his 17 points in the third quarter, when the Heat...
JFK the Conservative President Kennedy Was Not Who Liberals Think He Was
What he was, he was:What he is fated to becomeDepends on us.- W.H. Auden"Elegy for JFK" (1964)BOSTONHe has become fodder for an interpretation industry toiling to make his life malleable enough to soothe the sensitivities and serve the agendas of the...
'Jfk: The Lost Tapes' Take Us Back to Nov. 22, 1963
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: In late 2011, the Philadelphia-based Raab Collection discovered a pair of quarter-inch "open-reel" audiotapes that had belonged to Major Gen. Chester "Ted" Clifton Jr., the senior military adviser to Presidents John F. Kennedy and...
Jingle Bell 5k a Festive Affair for the Arthritis Foundation
With bells on their toes, thousands of people will run, trot and walk in the Arthritis Foundation's 29th Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk Dec. 7 on Art Rooney Avenue, adjacent to Heinz Field on the North Shore.Among participants will be Brianna Reinhart,...
Jingle Bell 5k a Festive Affair for the Arthritis Foundation Run/ Walk, with Holiday Attire, to Be Held Dec. 7 on Pittsburgh's North Shore
With bells on their toes, thousands of people will run, trot and walk in the Arthritis Foundation's 29th Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk on Dec. 7, along Art Rooney Avenue adjacent to Heinz Field on the North Shore. Among the participants will be Brianna...
Judge Weighed Transplant vs. Probe Dying Child's Organs Given to 7- Year-Old
A judge Monday night was faced with the toughest of decisions -- justice for a child already lost or life for a dying child?The situation was presented to Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Robert J. Colville during an impromptu emergency telephone hearing...
Katniss Comes Back Jennifer Lawrence Is a Force Once Again in Darker 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'
Katniss Everdeen is cautioned several times: "Remember who the enemy is." The makers of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" once again prove they are not the enemy of the lovers of the books. They have done right, so far, by the readers who fueled sales...
Last Call for Three Rivers Film Festival
Procrastinators, put down that second cup of coffee. This is it, the final weekend of the Three Rivers Film Festival. Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Dollar Bank are presenting the annual event, the oldest and largest film festival in the area. Movies will be...
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....
Lawmakers Seek Smaller Psu Board
HARRISBURG -- Two state senators on Wednesday called for shrinking the voting membership of Penn State University's board of trustees, a move intended to improve governance at the much- scrutinized university.Sen. John Yudichak, D-Luzerne, cited the...
Light It Up Gloria Gaynor, Smithfield Street Party, Fireworks and Santa Highlight the 53rd Annual Light Up Night
Light Up Night sparks to life in Downtown on Friday with a colorful array of characters -- from Santa to Sputzy, Grushecky to Gaynor, Mr. McFeely to whatever the ice-carver guy makes. The 53rd annual celebration commences with the City-County Building...
LOCAL [Derived Headline]
BEAVER COUNTY SELLS NURSING HOME Beaver County has sold Friendship Ridge, its county nursing home for decades, to a New Jersey company for $37.5 million. County commissioners and representatives of Comprehensive HealthCare Management Services announced...
LOCAL SCENE [Derived Headline]
Broken Fences and 'Stormy Clouds' * Some of the prettiest harmonies you'll ever hear from a Pittsburgh band appeared last year on the debut album by Broken Fences. Morgan Erina and Guy Russo, whose delicate acoustic folk approach brings to mind The Swell...
Love and Other Addictions Edgy Barebones Launches 10th Season with 'That' Play with the Unprintable Title
In his 10th year of bringing edgy plays to Pittsburgh, Patrick Jordan has come across a problem that, like the plays that resonate with him, has no easy answers. How do you promote a show with a title that says it all, but no one wants to say it? ...
Majority Rule It's Time for the Senate to Revive Common Sense
It is possible that a majority of the U.S. Senate, in the face of the Republican minority's latest use of a filibuster to obstruct three more judge nominations, is ready to change the rules so that a simple majority of votes, instead of 60, are needed...
Major Roads Measure Passes State Senate by Wide Margin House Expected to Quickly Send Bill to Corbett
HARRISBURG -- A last-ditch effort by Democrats to amend a major transportation bill to make it more palatable to organized labor failed in the state Senate on Wednesday afternoon, setting it up for a likely quick passage in the House today, followed...
Marion Sylvester 'Bud' del Vecchio Dec. 31, 1923 - Nov. 11, 2013 Wtae Host Known as del Taylor
In the mid-1960s, many people sat at home waiting for a call from "Dialing for Dollars" host Del Taylor. It meant a chance to win money in a daily cash giveaway. And it made him a constant -- and popular -- TV presence in many Pittsburgh area living...
Meac Scores Big Upset N.C. Central Beats N.C. State in Ot
Jeremy Ingram scored 11 of his 29 points in overtime and North Carolina Central claimed its first win against an ACC school by beating host North Carolina State, 82-72, in overtime Wednesday night.Ingram made up for a critical missed free throw late...
Mega-Pressure? Taylor Fizzled, Then Responded
Watching the Detroit Lions Sunday against the Steelers in the comfort of home, stands or press box, you would not have wanted to be Ike Taylor in that second quarter.That is when the Megatron he was covering, Calvin Johnson, caught five passes for 163...
Miller Time
'WE'RE THE MILLERS' ** "We're the Millers," directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber ("The Mysteries of Pittsburgh," "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story"), has four writers to its credit, which comes out to be about one per smile or laugh. It stars Jason Sudeikis...
Modify Toddler's Diet and Habits to Treat Constipation
DEAR DOCTOR K: My toddler has frequent constipation, and I have been giving him milk of magnesia about once a week. Is there any risk with this over-the-counter medicine? DEAR READER: I'd suggest speaking to your pediatrician or family physician before...
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). Note: "Frozen," "The Book Thief," "Black Nativity," "Oldboy," "Homefront" and...
Munch Goes to Isis Cafe
When you're driving up Brookline Boulevard half-starved after a long day at work (as I was recently), there's a slight temptation to hit the brakes every half-block or so, pull into those strange, 45- degree parking spaces and just eat your way west....
NATION [Derived Headline]
CONGRESSMAN TAKES LEAVE AFTER PLEA CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Florida Republican Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and received a year's probation, is taking a leave of absence from Congress and donating...
Nba's New Fashion Statement League Hopes to Cash in on Sleeved Jerseys When They Debut during Christmas Games
Professional basketball players are some of the best athletes on the planet and have no qualms showing off their biceps in a traditional tank top basketball jersey. Most fans who pay to watch them can't quite muster the same sculpted look. No problem....
New Fiesta a Bit Sticky Shifting
2014 Ford Fiesta Sedan SE: small wonder?Price: $17,340 (includes a $1,095 six-speed automatic transmission. More on that later.)Marketer's pitch: "MPG savvy and tech smart."Conventional wisdom: Edmunds.com likes the "sporty driving dynamics ... refined...
NFL Is in Possession of Puzzling Receiver Rule
Some have asked if I think the Steelers turned a corner Sunday with a stirring come-from-behind-after-coming-from-ahead victory against the NFC Central Division-leading Detroit Lions, but it's increasingly apparent that I'd be the last to know.A week...
Noble Feats, People Make Craig's List
With the conclusion of the 2013 WPIAL football season comes the opportunity to look back on the hundreds of games that took place over the past few months. What performances stood out? What players truly separated themselves? What about the coaches whose...
No Criminal Charges in Va Legionnaire's Outbreak Federal Investigation Yielded No Evidence of Obstructed Justice Says Us Attorney David J. Hickton
U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton announced today that there will be no federal criminal charges brought against anyone for the "tragic" illnesses and deaths of veterans because of a Legionnaire's outbreak at the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare...
North Fayette/collier Towns Share Cost-Cutting Measures with Other Municipalities
Preventing cars from sliding on icy roads and supplying electricity to public buildings are the type of local government functions that usually operate behind the scenes.But those projects came to the forefront Friday when North Fayette and Collier shared...
Nuke Missiles' Keepers Are Burned Out
WASHINGTON -- Trouble inside the Air Force's nuclear missile force runs deeper and wider than officials have let on.An unpublished study for the Air Force cites "burnout" among launch officers with their fingers on triggers of 450 weapons of mass destruction...
Nurse at Heritage Valley Beaver Recognized as Exceptional
When asked if she enjoys her job as a registered nurse on the Level 2 Medical Unit at Heritage Valley Beaver, Rhonda Brightwell of Chippewa said she always emphatically gives this answer ? "absolutely." Ms. Brightwell recently was recognized for her...
Obama Pays Tribute to John F. Kennedy Legacy
WASHINGTON -- Honoring the legacy of John F. Kennedy, President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the assassinated president's gravesite as a nation remembers that terrible day in Dallas a half-century ago Friday. Mr. Obama also recognized a group of distinguished...
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