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Articles from April 18, 2013

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2 Men Charged in Killing of Jitney Driver 28-Year-Old Woman Shot in Wilkinsburg
They planned to rob a jitney driver, police said, and it didn't matter who answered the call.The driver, it turned out, was Monica Proviano, 28, who responded to South Trenton Avenue in Wilkinsburg on April 10. One of the men shot her in the head, police...
A Darker Place Ryan Gosling on What It Was like Going to That 'Place beyond the Pines'
PHILADELPHIA It got a little out of control," Ryan Gosling says about the abundant tattooage he's sporting in "The Place Beyond the Pines." A top hat, a Bible, an owl, twin boxers, a snake, a three-masted schooner, letters on his knuckles: H-A-N-D on...
Also This Week
"A Monster in Paris": Paris is being terrorized by a very different kind of monster -- a giant flea. He's really not as much a monster as a dapper dresser and beautiful crooner who he gets to show his talent when he joins songstress Lucille (Vanessa...
Animal Crossings in Relay Fashion, Each Volunteer Travels One Leg of a Trip to Deliver Homeless Pets to Loving Owners
The passenger sat quietly in a private plane chartered just for him. As the Piper Warrior aircraft touched down at Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin, a photographer snapped a photo -- the passenger's head, in profile, framed in the window of the...
Another Kissell Nets Success at Latrobe
Greater Latrobe sophomore Chad Kissell qualified for the PIAA Class AAA tournament in golf last October, then gave the Wildcats senior-laden basketball team valuable minutes off the bench during the winter.But right now is his favorite sports season.Kissell...
Around the Majors
NATIONAL LEAGUE* Reds 1, Phillies 0; Reds 11, Phillies 2: After waiting all night to finish off their suspended game, Philadelphia never even got a chance to bat. Jay Bruce singled with the bases loaded in the the ninth sending Cincinnati to a victory...
A Tasty and Elegant French Stew
MUSHROOM BOURGUIGNONPG TestedI love elegant meals in the middle of the week. The best part about this hearty dish from "The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook" is that the mushroom stew can be made a day ahead and reheats well. But even if you're not a planner,...
Balsamic Adds Unique Flavor to Classic Chicken Salad
Chicken salad might be the easiest of the classic American salads to reinvent. Here, I've used a balsamic-based dressing because it lends so much flavor. Blanching the carrots allows them to absorb the dressing, giving them a slight pickled quality.If...
Beavers Busy Getting Some Wins
Patience has become a very important virtue for the Western Beaver High School baseball team.The Golden Beavers drew 40 walks during their first six games, and coach Chad Miller believes those free passes played a big part in his club positioning itself...
Beaver Senior Section Champ
Prior to his freshman season, Beaver Area's Connor Shallcross had never played competitive tennis.Now a senior, Shallcross is a seasoned veteran ... and a section singles champion.Shallcross defeated defending section champion Clint Davies of Blackhawk,...
Beige Book: Moderate Growth
In the careful language of the Federal Reserve, the economy seems to be improving.In its latest edition of the periodic "Summary of commentary on current economic conditions," also known as the Beige Book, the Fed is conservative in its choice of language....
Bethel Girls Keep Moving Forward
The Bethel Park girls' track & field team is a work in progress.With a roster full of both new and returning talent, the Black Hawks are prepared for a great season.Recall last May at the WPIAL championships. Bethel Park won the 3,200-meter relay and...
Big Easy's Big Smile Els Enjoyed Scott's Masters Victory after Aussie's Collapse at British
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Ernie Els might have been the second-happiest golfer at Augusta National Golf Club Sunday night when good friend Adam Scott of Australia slipped on the green jacket as the Masters champion. Els, who tied for 13th at the Master,...
Bigger and Better the Senate Has an Improved Plan for Transportation
The latest proposal for funding Pennsylvania's roads, bridges and transit is $700 million better than the plan put forward by Gov. Tom Corbett in February.Also promising is the fact that the legislation, Senate Bill 1, already has won some bipartisan...
Braves Are Red Hot with Pirates Up Next
ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones retired last year, Bobby Cox the season before that.Despite the loss of two franchise cornerstones, the Atlanta Braves seem to be as steady as ever.They visit PNC Park to face the Pirates tonight.Only 14 games into the season,...
BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
TRANSIT BACKERS RALLY DOWNTOWN A diverse coalition of transit advocates gathered outside the Wood Street subway station Downtown today to urge state lawmakers and Gov. Tom Corbett to provide adequate funding for public transportation. Nearly 40 organizations,...
Butler Grad Wearing Multiple Hats Mick Fennell Is off to a Good Start at Cal, on the Mound and in the Field
As a left fielder on the California University of Pennsylvania baseball team, Mick Fennell has a .319 batting average and has hit safely in 10 of the past 11 games.As a pitcher for the Vulcans, Fennell has a 4-2 record with an ERA of 1.41.Just don't...
Cameras Will Keep Rolling at Marathon
Police potentially will have hundreds of security cameras -- perched on bridges, light poles and rooftops, among other sites -- to help monitor the May 5 Pittsburgh Marathon and build cases against anyone who might cause trouble at or near the event.The...
Candidates Have Much in Common
Both candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Allegheny County Council's District 1 seat agree about the importance of working with Democrats."People on council are listening to one another more now," incumbent Matt Drozd said. "I think it is...
Carnegie Medals Given to 3 Who Risked Lives
Three years ago, in a quiet neighborhood in Mount Pleasant Township, two men risked their lives and one woman lost hers protecting others from a gunman.Today, the Downtown-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission recognized those three Westmoreland County...
Casino Won't Extend Gifts to City Agreements Had Given $3 Million Each to North Side, Hill
Rivers Casino won't be doubling down on its investments in the North Side and the Hill District.The North Shore casino says it has "no current plans" to extend or renew the agreements that gave $3 million each to the Northside Leadership Conference and...
Char Valley Coach Steps Down
Spencer Stefko thinks the Chartiers Valley girls' basketball varsity head coaching position is the best in the WPIAL."Anybody who doesn't apply for it is a dummy -- it really is the best job," Stefko said Monday night.As much as he knows how special...
Church Property Dispute Lands in Appeals Court Case Could Affect Other Pennsylvania Congregations That Have Split
A state appeals court heard a Presbyterian church property dispute from Washington County on Wednesday that could impact other Pennsylvania churches that have split.In 2007, members of the Peters Creek United Presbyterian Church voted 207-26 to leave...
Clutch Took Inspiration from Motorhead
What would Lemmy do?In the build-up to its 10th album, and first in four years, Maryland metal band Clutch found inspiration in one of its elders during a tour with the legendary Motorhead."It's something else to watch Lemmy do his thing every night," says...
Cmu Goes 'Shot for Shot' with Intercollegiate Film Fest
Despite the abundance of both filmmakers and college students in Pittsburgh, the city has never seen an intercollegiate film festival until now. Carnegie Mellon University has banded together with Point Park University, University of Pittsburgh, The...
Court Hears Welfare Change Arguments
Legislation that revamped six public welfare programs and eliminated another is unconstitutional and should be rescinded, attorneys argued Wednesday before the state Commonwealth Court.The legislation, known as Act 80, passed last year in Pennsylvania...
Cranberry to Raze Playtime Palace
Hear ye, hear ye: The final clarion call to Playtime Palace is being sounded, and that trumpet blast is expected to attract thousands of miniature royals this weekend to Cranberry's Route 19 Community Park.The township is bidding a long-anticipated farewell...
Crashes Prompt Plans for Overnight Closures of Wabash Tunnel
A problem with late-night crashes and drunken driving has prompted Port Authority officials to plan daily overnight closures of the Wabash Tunnel starting next month.The tunnel, which provides a connection between Route 51 and the South Side, has been...
Deaths Led to Task Force
No obvious pattern immediately emerges from the 78 drug-overdose deaths reported last year in Westmoreland County, Coroner Kenneth A. Bacha said. "This kind of thing can happen in an old mobile home back in the woods or in a million-dollar home in a...
Deep-Seated Political Clout Trumps Shift in National View
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, his face set with rage, stood in the Rose Garden surrounded by the families of Newtown massacre victims and former Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and asked how a measure to expand background checks for...
Defiance, Tenderness, Wariness in Wake of Attacks
WASHINGTON -- A Virginia woman makes a point to get out and go jogging. A Texas mom stays in and snuggles her toddler a little closer. A nurse from Massachusetts looks over her shoulder more often while touring D.C.Strains of defiance, tenderness and...
Derry Playing Up to Its Ranking
It's easy to see why the Derry Area boys volleyball team is No. 2 in the WPIAL Class AA rankings. Just take a look at the Trojans' performance in the two tournaments in which they have participated so far this season. Derry opened the season tying for...
District 1 Candidates Have Much in Common
Both candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Allegheny County Council's District 1 seat agree about the importance of working with Democrats."People on council are listening to one another more now," incumbent Matt Drozd said. "I think it is...
Djokovic, Nadal Advance
Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal extended his Monte Carlo Masters winning streak to 43 matches and top-ranked Novak Djokovic won despite a balky ankle Wednesday at the event in Monaco. Nadal cruised past Marinko Matosevic, 6-1, 6-2. Djokovic spent twice...
Double Wide Back to Serving Dogs
Tell most restaurateurs that their places have gone to the dogs, and you'd be paying them an insult. Say the same to Steve Zumoff and not only would he agree, but admit that's kind of the idea at the Double Wide Grill. Because in this case, it's nothing...
Eat Your Way around the World
There will be music and dancing, of course, along with an international bazaar selling handmade crafts, clothing, jewelry and books from across the globe. In keeping with its theme of "International Unity and Peace Day," the 56th International Pittsburgh...
English Bid Thatcher Final Goodbye Britain's First Female Prime Minister Is Recalled as a 'World-Changing Politician'
LONDON -- England's bustling capital paused Wednesday to remember an important leader in its history.Few would argue that Margaret Thatcher, who served as England's first female prime minister from 1979 to 1990, possessed great influence. She died April...
Eqt Continuing to Hone Business Down to Gas Drilling
EQT Corp. has yet to receive regulatory approval for the proposed selling of its Equitable Gas utility, but the Downtown-based energy firm is already making moves to further narrow its focus toward drilling in southwestern Pennsylvania.The company plans...
Experienced Jeannette Battles for Section Title
After reaching the WPIAL Class A quarterfinals in 2010, the Jeannette baseball team has struggled in Class AA the past two years winning only five total section contests and finishing in sixth place both years.This year the Jayhawks are looking acclimated...
Experience Should Help Montour
Experience is the theme for the 2013 version of the Montour High School boys volleyball team.Spartans coach Brendon Aleski entered his 12th year with a squad that featured nine players who started or lettered last year."This team certainly has a lot...
Explosion, Fires in Texas
WACO, Texas -- An explosion Wednesday night at a fertilizer plant near Waco sent flames shooting high into the sky, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin, causing major damage at nearby buildings and injuring numerous people.The blast at the plant in...
Ex-Sabres Coach Ruff to Take Spot Behind Bench for Canada
Former Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff will be behind Canada's bench for the world hockey championship next month in Stockholm and Helsinki.Ruff was fired Feb. 20 by the Sabres, ending a 16-year run as the team's coach. He coached Canada to a silver...
Folk Festival Comes Home to Oakland
Imagine trying to get to the Pittsburgh Folk Festival -- from Pittsburgh -- with the Squirrel Hill Tunnel closed this weekend. You won't have to.The festival had the foresight, or rather the luck, to move to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall for the...
Former Nhl Guy Hired as Coach
The Canon-McMillan High School Hockey Association took a risk not renewing the contract of head coach Yuri Krivokhija, who guided the Big Macs to the PIHL Penguins Cup Class AAA quarterfinals this season and won the 2010 Penguins Cup title. Only time...
FOR THE RECORD [Derived Headline]
ROCKDUANE ALLMAN 'Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective' (Rounder) Critic's Call: * * * *Hearing the original Allman Brothers Band live was a privilege, one I enjoyed when it played the old Syria Mosque in Oakland on Super Bowl Sunday, Jan. 17, 1971....
Francona Stands Behind Struggling Jimenez
Ubaldo Jimenez is the talk of the town, and that's not a good thing.As he walked off the field Tuesday night, unable to finish the second inning, boos accompanied his every step, and it's difficult to blame the fans for their disaffection with the pitcher...
Gators Producing in Big Numbers despite a Small Roster, Gateway Successful
Speaking purely on a numerical basis, this season's Gateway boys and girls track teams are small. On the boys' side, there are 22 athletes. On the girls' side, there are 27 and roughly half of them are throwers. But the Gators are a program where the...
Girls, Women Honored for Athletic Proficiency
The YWCA of Westmoreland County honored female athletes and contributors to women's sports and fitness during a banquet last week at the Greensburg Ramada Hotel and Conference Center. The Y -- now in its 19rth year of the awards program -- was one of...
Global Warming Is No Hoax
Columnist Jack Kelly recently asked "Is Global Warming a Hoax?" (Pittsburgh Press, April 9). As a scientist, that's like hearing someone ask "Is gravity a hoax?"Of course it isn't.When it comes to global warming, scientists know carbon dioxide from burning...
Good Night to Spoil a No-Hitter
Someday I'll tell you about the time I broke up A.J. Burnett's no- hitter. In fact, today will do just fine. This was way back in, OK, it was Wednesday night. I was at a familiar perch about 8 miles above the Consol Energy Center ice watching this...
Gosnell Assistant Testifies on Untrained Staff Work Says She Dispensed Drugs to Patients
PHILADELPHIA -- Latosha Lewis began working at the Women's Medical Center in West Philadelphia in 2000, fresh from eight months of training as a medical assistant that made her qualified to record vital signs, prepare patients for exams and perform other...
Governor: No Mercy for Man Who Killed Ohio Baby
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday rejected a plea for mercy by a condemned man who says he intended to rape his girlfriend's 6-month-old daughter but didn't mean to kill her.The decision by Mr. Kasich upheld a unanimous...
Gun Checks Effort Fails in Senate Toomey-Manchin Amendment Falls Short by Six Votes
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans and a handful of rural Democrats ignored the emotional lobbying of Newtown, Conn., families; polls showing 90 percent of Americans support background checks; and colleagues' efforts to forge a bipartisan agreement on...
Gun Control Backers Vow to Continue Fight
WASHINGTON -- One day after the demise of gun control legislation, Senate supporters of the measure vowed to try again, while a leading opponent accused President Barack Obama of taking the "low road" when he harshly criticized lawmakers who voted against...
Hagel: U.S. Sending Army Planners to Jordan Group Will Help Border Security; No Military Action
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is sending about 200 soldiers from an Army headquarters unit to Jordan to assist efforts to contain violence along the Syrian border and plan for any operations needed to ensure the safety of chemical weapons in Syria, Defense...
High Seas Frolic Touring Production of 'Anything Goes' Takes Audiences Back to Simpler Times
So much praise has been heaped on this revival (and revision) of the 1934 musical from Tony awards to box-office receipts that another review might be gilding the lily, but as Cole Porter says, "Anything goes." Porter's preciously clever title song epitomizes...
In 2013 NFL Draft, Qbs the Weak Spot
So what to make of the quarterback Class of 2013?Four names come to mind: Matt Flynn. Kevin Kolb. Carson Palmer. Alex Smith.The fact that four quarterback-needy teams with top 10 draft picks opted for veterans Smith (Kansas City), Flynn (Oakland), Palmer...
Is County Taking a Dive on Assessments?
I'm square on taxes with everyone but Allegheny County now, having spent much of the past week searching for all the appropriate documents and curse words to complete my federal, state, city and school taxes.I'm not sure I found all the documents, but...
It's a Picnic for South Park Half-Way through the Season, the Eagles Have Dominated with Strong Pitching, Timely Hitting to Sprint to 11- 0 Start
One would be hard pressed to find a WPIAL baseball team that has soared to as good of a start as the South Park Eagles.Look up the word "dominant" in the dictionary and you might see a picture of this South Park team next to the listing.But as impressive...
Jfilm Continues with Chronicle of a 'Mad Man'
'BERT STERN: THE ORIGINAL MAD MAN' Critic's Call: * * *Bert Stern turned the Great Pyramid of Giza upside down in a martini glass for Smirnoff and pretty much did the same to the advertising and photography worlds, not to mention his life.He photographed...
Junior Claims Section Singles Na's Goth Knocks off Rust to Win Title
When North Allegheny junior Kevin Goth played Pine-Richland junior Caleb Kramer in the first section match of the season March 19, Goth was rusty. He had barely played in the offseason due to a shoulder injury and the match against Kramer was his first...
Justices Bar Rights Abuse Lawsuit by Nigerians
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday limited the ability of U.S. courts to hear civil lawsuits alleging corporate complicity in human rights atrocities committed abroad, but not all the justices agreed on how tightly to shut the door.The justices...
Justices: Warrants Needed to Draw Blood in DUI Cases
WASHINGTON -- The fact that alcohol dissipates from the bloodstream over time does not by itself give police the right to draw blood without a warrant in drunken-driving investigations, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.The case arose from the arrest...
Kerry Addresses Benghazi Probe
WASHINGTON -- Seven months after the attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya, the Obama administration on Wednesday insisted that it was making progress in holding accountable those responsible for killing Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other...
Kurt Warner Is Giving Others Their 'Moment'
ST. LOUIS -- Kurt Warner had his moment. Now he's helping others have theirs.His story is one of the most famous in football, one that high school coaches use to inspire their players.In 1995, ignored in the NFL draft, he stocked shelves at an Iowa supermarket....
Last-Minute Dessert
SPRING BERRY TIRAMISU A favorite dessert in many Italian restaurants, tiramisu usually features espresso-soaked ladyfingers and a thick dusting of cocoa. I had neither in my pantry on Easter morning, when, just a few hours before my parents were to...
League of Municipalities Honors Town Collier Named Banner Community
Good communications with residents was one of the keys to Collier's selection as a Banner Community, township manager Sal Sirabella said.Collier was one of 21 communities selected for the first-ever honors by the Allegheny League of Municipalities."County...
Letang Can't Warm to More Outdoor Games
News that the Penguins likely will play in one of several outdoor games next season wasn't exactly received warmly by defenseman Kris Letang."I think I've gotten enough of outdoor games," he said Wednesday.Letang and the Penguins have played in the outdoor...
LITTLE BITES [Derived Headline]
WOOD FIRED PIZZA DOWNTOWNPizza by the slice and bar pies have long been an option for a fast lunch Downtown. Now there's more than one choice for wood- fired pizzas. City Oven opened at 336 Fourth Ave., Downtown, about a year ago. It's a fast-casual...
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Lovebettie's new 'swagger rock'* One of the reviews of its 2009 debut, "... And We're Never Coming Back," noted that Lovebettie sounded like two bands in one, flipping between post-grunge and a rootsier Triple A.Singer Alexandra Naples believes that...
Man in Letters Case Wrote of Conspiracy
CORINTH, Miss. -- A Mississippi man accused of mailing letters with suspected ricin to national leaders believed he had uncovered a conspiracy to sell human body parts on the black market and claimed "various parties within the government" were trying...
Market Brings Community Together at Historic Site
Since it was established in 1996, the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area has been educating the region about its past "glory days" of steelmaking with exhibits and tours centered around steel. So three years ago, the group started a ... community...
Mars Takes Step Back to Step Up
Over the past few years the Mars Area softball team has taken three trips to Orlando, Fla., to get a head start on playing outdoors while waiting for the weather to break locally. The past three trips have all ended with the same results, an 0- 4 record....
Mississippi Man Is Arrested in Ricin Letter Case
WASHINGTON -- Federal agents on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of sending letters believed contaminated by the poison ricin to President Barack Obama and a Republican senator, according to two officials with knowledge of the case.The suspect was...
Munch Goes to Craftwork Kitchen
We were told there were delicious sandwiches to be had in the basement of the U.S. Steel Tower. All we had to do was find them.Two colleagues and I stepped out on a perfect spring day and into the cavernous, utilitarian lobby of the tower, looking for...
MUNICIPAL NEWS [Derived Headline]
CARNEGIE Council approved a memorandum of understanding with the Carnegie Community Development Corporation to develop and fund a five-year Way Finding Sign Plan that would identify points of interest and entrances to the community.Officials also agreed...
NASCAR Punishes Penske Racing Team Drivers Keselowski, Logano Get Fines, Suspensions
FORT WORTH, Texas -- NASCAR came down hard with far-reaching penalties Wednesday against Penske Racing, with six-race suspensions for seven crew members of defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski and teammate Joey Logano along with $200,000 in...
National Geographic Taps into '80S
I cannot be the only one who gets a little jolt anytime he encounters someone waxing nostalgic over the 1980s or even the 1990s.We just lived the '80s and '90s, like, a moment ago, didn't we? They seem so recent that many of us are working harder at...
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KERRY ASKS PATIENCE ON IRAN NUKESWASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry called for patience despite widespread frustration with the recent failure of negotiations between six world powers and Iran over its disputed nuclear program and growing fears...
NBA Pick 6: Season That Was, and That Now Is
The NBA regular season is over, and yet things are just getting started. The regular season came to a close Wednesday night with Carmelo Anthony sitting on top of the scoring race, Kobe Bryant sitting on the sidelines and King James sitting on his...
New Coach Has Indians Believing They Can Win
Having the belief you can win is perhaps the first step to actually doing it, but try telling that to a group of teenage baseball players who won just twice last season.Such is the case with North Hills, a team that went 2-14-1 a year ago."They have...
New Flavor for Hostels: Upscale
If the collection of National Geographic magazines in the lobby and ping pong tables out back don't give it away, then the $40-a- night bunk beds surely will: Freehand Miami, one of the newest lodgings in town, is in every way a hostel. But this hostel,...
Next 9+ Days Are All about Craft Beer
Showing the sacrifice that some will make to support a cause they care about, and support other people's livelihoods -- indeed, the very economy of this region -- many more people than needed volunteered to help out at signature events of Pittsburgh...
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NORTHTwo killed in Ben Avon crashTwo men died Wednesday morning in a car crash on Ohio River Boulevard in Ben Avon.Christopher Lantzy, 22, and David Mooney, 19, of New Brighton were killed when the car they were in crossed into the southbound lane and...
Not for the Squeamish
'DJANGO UNCHAINED' Critic's Call: * * *This Quentin Tarantino film, set in the South a few years before the Civil War, stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners brings him face to face with a German bounty hunter...
Nothing Phone-Y about Sto-Rox after a Shaky Start, Vikings Play to Talent
Sto-Rox coach Bill Palermo has coached softball long enough to win 575 games and also long enough to develop some old-school ways.Well aware of the talent on his team this season, Palermo was upset to see his team drop its regular-season opener, 13-7,...
Oakland Runner Keeps Improving
Taylor McCorkle isn't your average female track athlete. McCorkle, a junior at Oakland Catholic, sometimes practices with the boys team at Central Catholic, which provides her with more of a challenge. She's an excellent student. Actually, an exceptional...
Obama Administration Is Flying Blind on Drones
As a candidate in 2008, Barack Obama was unsparing in his criticism of President George W. Bush's anti-terrorism policies. He condemned torture and the infamous detention center at Guantanamo Bay, the lack of transparency and congressional oversight,...
Obama Honors Victims in Boston "We'll Pick Ourselves Up. We'll Keep Going. We Will Finish the Race."
BOSTON -- President Barack Obama sought to inspire a stricken city and comfort an unnerved nation today, declaring that Boston "will run again" and vowing to hunt down the perpetrator of the twin blasts that brought mayhem and death to the Boston Marathon."If...
'Out of Furnace' Film Gets Release Date
"Out of the Furnace," the Christian Bale movie that largely flew under the radar while shooting in Braddock, North Braddock, Rankin and elsewhere in Western Pennsylvania a year ago, is scheduled to be released in theaters Oct. 4. Scott Cooper, whose...
Packers Lock Up Matthews with Green Bay's Star Linebacker Signed, Attention Turns to Rodgers
The Green Bay Packers locked up star linebacker Clay Matthews with a long-term extension Wednesday, and also are negotiating with quarterback Aaron Rodgers."It feels good," Matthews said at a news conference inside the Packers locker room. "It's funny,...
Parents Infuriated over Sex Education
Dozens of parents in the Peters Township School District crammed a school board meeting Monday to express outrage over the sex education curriculum for fifth- and sixth-grade students.At issue are two classes in the Human Growth Development curriculum,...
Parkway West Corridor Expanding
Not too long ago, the Parkway West office market had more vacancies than the Bates Motel. Now it's getting tough to find any room.The latest evidence of the turnaround came Wednesday when Moon- based developer DiCicco Development Inc. announced that...
Penguins 6, Canadiens 4 Newcomers Show the Way Win Helps Close in on East Title; Morrow, Murray, Iginla Provide Lift
f all goes well for the Penguins, they could be getting Sidney Crosby, James Neal, Paul Martin and Evgeni Malkin -- or some combination thereof -- back before too terribly much longer, and that thought has to be pretty exciting for them. After all,...
Pens Playoff Tickets on Sale Monday
About 2,000 tickets to each of the Penguins' first two home playoff games will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday. They will be available at the usual outlets. The team is suggesting buying them online at ticketmaster.com. Tickets also will be available the...
Peters Rebuilds on the Fly
Peters Township junior Mitch Kreider didn't have high expectations for his team this season after seven seniors graduated from last year's team, including No. 2 singles player Matt Subosits and No. 1 doubles player Dan Keyter.But with Kreider at the...
Pgh Crepes Cart to Set Up Downtown
Rolling onto Western Pennsylvania's burgeoning street food scene is the PGH Crepes cart. Billing itself as the "first crepes cart in Pittsburgh," the mobile business has been selling crepes on weekends since March at the corner of Penn Avenue and 20th...
Pirates 5, Cardinals 0 Burnett Tosses One-Hit Wonder Reaches 2,000- Mark?in Career Strikeouts, Too
A.J. Burnett turned to look Carlos Beltran, who was standing on second base in the seventh inning Wednesday night at PNC park."I'm like, 'You can't swing and miss on one more for me?' " Burnett asked.Most of the St. Louis Cardinals did in a 5-0 Pirates...
PIRATES REPORT [Derived Headline]
TODAY * Game: Atlanta Braves vs. Pirates, 7:05 p.m., PNC Park. * TV, Radio: Root Sports, KDKA-FM (93.7). * Probables: RHP Julio Teheran (0-0, 7.36 ERA) vs. LHP Jeff Locke (1-1, 4.09). * Key matchup: Both lineups vs. lack of familiarity. Locke and Teheran...
Pittsburgh Jobs Shifted Outward and Back Again
In the first decade of this century, the Pittsburgh region lost jobs in its central business district while gaining jobs more than 10 miles outside of the city core: a trend that, if it continues, could cause transportation problems as workers have an...
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