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Articles from August 25, 2013

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2013 College Football
PAUL ZEISE'S HOT READS Can Alabama make it three in a row? Will Johnny Manziel survive September? Will anyone mourn the Bowl Championship Series when it's gone after this season? ThE NCAA Division I-A college football season begins Thursday night and...
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THURSDAY-NEXT SUNDAYComedian Dave Coulier will appear at the Pittsburgh Improv, 166 E. Bridge St., at The Waterfront at Homestead. Best known for playing Uncle Joey on the long-running sitcom "Full House," his clean stand-up has earned him appearances...
4 Words That Define Civil Rights Movement
Sometimes, words on a page for a speech, no matter how carefully considered and composed, are less gripping than words that come, unbidden, to a speaker, who then goes off-script in an exquisite improvisation suited to the moment and makes history. In...
80 Years Ago
Harnessing a river and driving it through a sandstone mountain, via a tunnel two miles long, sounds a bit different from hitching Old Dobbin to the shay and taking a buggy ride -- but that's what they're doing in the hills near Hawk's Nest, W.Va., and...
Activists' Agenda More Than History Remembers
WASHINGTON -- In the way history can be conflated, the March on Washington has been reduced to a few vivid images. One is the size of the gathering, with photos showing a crowd flowing from the foot of the Lincoln Memorial and stretching the length of...
A Drone of Your Very Own: These Aren't Your Average Remote- Controlled Aircraft
Kevin Good thought there was an 80 percent chance he could successfully deliver his brother's wedding rings with a tiny drone."The other 20 percent is that it could go crashing into the bride's mother's face," the Bethesda, Md., cinematographer somewhat jokingly...
A Insider's Tale of Harrisburg's Long, Strange Trip
The first book to emerge from the Bonusgate scandal in Harrisburg is a novel about a chronically stoned Deadhead who battles government corruption in the company of his marijuana-loving cat and the ghost of Jerry Garcia.What, you thought Pennsylvania...
Airport Drilling Takes Patience Dallas-Ft. Worth Warns Pittsburgh Not to Expect Instant Results with Its Fracking
David Magana, the public relations face of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, wasn't in the room when officials from Consol Energy Inc. and Pittsburgh International Airport came to seek advice from the Texas airport in May. But if he had been,...
Albert Murray May 12, 1916 - Aug. 18, 2013 Writer Whose Works Illuminated Black Culture
Albert Murray, a self-described "riff-style intellectual" whose novels, nonfiction books and essays drew on the free-wheeling spirit of jazz and whose works underscored how black culture and the blues in particular were braided into American life, died...
An Influence That Is Still Relevant
The color TV screen switching to black and white, the face of an unknown man and four powerful words: this is essentially all I remember from the first time I saw Martin Luther King Jr. on TV. As an 8-year-old living in France in 1997, I didn't know...
A Proud Nation Ponders How to Halt Its Slow Decline
PARIS -- For decades, Europeans have agonized over the power and role of Germany -- given its importance to European stability and prosperity.Today, however, Europe is talking about "the French question": Can the Socialist government of President Francois...
Arbiters Often Pay Price for Decisions
When John Gaherin, the chief labor negotiator for Major League Baseball, arrived for a meeting with the chief of the players union and baseball's arbitrator, he carried an envelope in the pocket of his suit jacket.It was two days before Christmas 1975,...
Are Small Migratory Game Birds Worth Hunting?
When I started hunting at age 12, my dad made sure I could shoot and handle a gun safely, and he insisted that we eat anything we killed. "That's the only reason to take a life," he said.Pop enjoyed hunting pheasants and cottontails, and mom could make a...
AROUND THE MAJORS [Derived Headline]
NATIONAL LEAGUE* Marlins 3, Rockies 0: Rookie Jose Fernandez struck out eight in seven innings, leading host Miami to a win against Colorado. Fernandez (10-5) allowed four hits and did not walk a batter as he lowered his ERA to 2.30. Fernandez has been...
Art Inspired by Moss, Mold Is a Sight to Behold Felted Wool Sculpture on Exhibit at Strip Gallery
The sleek and modern lobby of the Society for Contemporary Craft building in the Strip District has been overtaken by a sculpture of moss and mold that has been growing all summer like a creeping plant. Made of dyed wool, "Overgrowth" is the creation...
Asides
THE BIGGEST attraction in Pittsburgh last week was a flower -- not any flower, but one that stands 5 feet tall, is a native of Indonesia, blooms once every 10 years and then only for 48 hours and, oh yes, smells like putrid meat, dirty diapers or garbage...
A Spark Ignited the Keepers of the Flame
I am excited about the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. While I was not yet born when the original march took place, I have spent countless hours reading and researching the events that led up to it,...
'A Stone of Hope' Revealed
"Out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope." That is what Martin Luther King Jr. promised the thousands of protesters who gathered for the March on Washington 50 years ago -- that one day all Americans, regardless of race, will be treated as equal....
Bank Chiefs Plan for Growth
JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming -- Central bankers from Japan and Britain predicted that their recently unveiled efforts to stoke growth will pay off, sustaining support for the global expansion even as the Federal Reserve plots a reduction in stimulus.As the...
Blue Chip Chat with . . . Brett Brumbaugh , South Fayette
DATA YEAR........JUNIOR Height.........6-4 Weight.........195 Pos.............QBTHE SCOOP Brumbaugh is one of the best junior quarterbacks in Pennsylvania. He started to see playing time two years ago as a freshman. As a sophomore, he led the WPIAL...
Bo Admits Lapses Led to Top Cop's Bid to Defect to U.S
JINAN, China -- Ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai told a court Saturday that he made mistakes that prompted his top aide's embarrassing U.S. defection bid, but denied criminal responsibility for the incident that triggered the country's messiest political scandal...
Buying Here: North Strabane
More than 40 years ago, Jim and "Pris" (Priscilla) Pfanstiel moved into their four-bedroom, wood-frame farmhouse to raise their children and run a business. Now the time has come to look toward something a little smaller ... maybe."You know, I have a...
Campers Face Deadline to Leave Lake Erie Park after Court Ruling Court Decides Land Owned by Township, Not Nonprofit Board
GIRARD, Pa. -- Every year, the campers at Lake Erie Community Park hold an end- of-summer picnic.But this year's picnic is the last.The campers face a Sept. 9 deadline for permanently leaving the 125-acre park that overlooks Lake Erie.Many of them have...
Can U.S. Steel Stage Comeback? Many of Its Problems Are the Product of a Management That's Being Replaced Wholesale
Mario Longhi, the former Alcoa executive who will become CEO of U.S. Steel next Sunday, faces a daunting task reenergizing a company beset by a global steel glut, mounting retiree benefit costs and an aging fleet of mills unable to generate profits despite...
Capped out in Oakland Raiders Rebuilding without Materials
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Carson Palmer is throwing passes to Larry Fitzgerald in Arizona. Darrius Heyward-Bey is catching them from Andrew Luck in Indianapolis. Richard Seymour is home with his family and Rolando McClain is back in school.Oakland spent four...
C. Gordon Fullerton Oct. 11, 1936 - Aug. 21, 2013 Astronaut on Shuttle Challenger Saved Mission in '85
C. Gordon Fullerton waited years for his chance to go into space but less than six minutes after the space shuttle Challenger took off in 1985, he was starting to rethink it.One of the Challenger's three main engines suddenly shut down and Mr. Fullerton,...
Cheap Eats for Diners on a Budget
Over the past year, new restaurants have opened here and other places have added items to their menus that provide some tasty but cheap eats for the college student on a budget as well as the discerning diner looking for a bargain. Here's where and when...
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CITYTWO WOUNDED IN SHOOTING IN HILL DISTRICT, ONE CRITICALLYPittsburgh police are investigating a shooting in the Hill District Saturday night that left two people wounded, one critically.Police said a fight broke out during a memorial for a teenager who...
Confessions of a Public Servant Pittsburgh Lawyertook a Job with the Government and Found Most of His Colleagues Talented, Hard-Working and Committed
I recently had a chance to live one of my fantasies. I truly have enjoyed practicing law at K&L Gates for over three decades and I am delighted to have now returned to the firm. During all of my years of law practice, however, I've always been interested...
CUTTING EDGE [Derived Headline]
Fracking fracturesJim Geraghty for National Review: "You knew that at some point, the Democrats with constituents who would benefit from the jobs that can be created through fracking -- i.e., blue-collar voters and their representatives -- and the Democrats...
Doctors Cite Evidence Tied to Chemical Arms in Syria Doctors without Borders Notes Reports from Medical Centers
BEIRUT -- An international aid group said Saturday that medical centers it supported near the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack near Damascus had received more than 3,000 patients showing symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic nerve agents...
Do Schools Get What They Pay For?
This offseason the North Carolina State athletic department repeated the past, expecting a different future. It fired its football coach after a few up and down seasons that resulted in a .500-ish overall record. Newly-fired coach Tom O'Brien...
Drilling Zone Parks Must Be Considered on an Individual Basis
Members of Allegheny County Council heard last week from those who oppose gas drilling in or near public parks -- an inevitable, even welcome, example of democracy in action. It is possible to disagree with the dozens of anti-drilling protesters who...
Driverless Cars Not Far Down the Road Goal Is to Replace Error- Prone Humans
Route 19 north in Cranberry is crowded with three lanes of cars zooming during Tuesday's lunch hour. A metallic gold 2011 Cadillac SRX with four passengers is on the clogged highway, smoothly traveling at the 45 mph speed limit. Suddenly, danger looms...
Drug Lord's Release Reopens Wounds from Past Killings
MEXICO CITY -- Keely Walker Muse remembers her dad's "sloppy" hair, his goofy jokes, the limp from a Vietnam War wound that he comically turned into a strut. She was 10 in the mid-1980s when John Walker moved his wife, Eve, along with Keely and her younger...
Earnhardt Feels Heat after 2 Subpar Races
RICHMOND, Va. -- Two weeks ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was sailing along looking like a lock to make it into NASCAR's Chase for the championship, standing fifth in points in one of the most consistent seasons of his career.Then he finished 30th at Watkins...
Egypt's Military Is Hooked to a Lifeline of U.S. Aid
WASHINGTON -- The money seems like a pittance for Egypt, which has a $256 billion economy. But the $1.3 billion in military aid that the United States gives the country every year is its main access to the kind of big-ticket, sophisticated weaponry that...
Egypt Widens Crackdown and Meaning of 'Islamist'
CAIRO -- Having crushed the Muslim Brotherhood, the Egyptian authorities have begun cracking down on other dissenters, sometimes labeling even liberal activists or labor organizers as dangerous Islamists.Ten days ago, the police arrested two left-leaning...
Enter the World of Today's Freshmen Beloit College's Annual Mindset List Is out for the Class of 2017
When the college Class of 2017 arrives on campuses this fall, these digital natives will already be well-connected to each other. They are more likely to have borrowed money for college than their Boomer parents and, while their parents foresee four...
Ex-Heisman Winner Leinart on the outside Looking In
LOS ANGELES -- While NFL quarterbacks are studying playbooks and jostling for jobs as the season approaches, Matt Leinart has been working out, spending time with his son, and, apparently, eating alone. A photo of a solo Leinart in a Manhattan Beach...
Family Feud Targeting 1890s Estate in Sewickley Heights
In the late 1890s, steamboat and iron baron William Penn Snyder Sr. escaped Pittsburgh's smoke and heat by summering at his country retreat in the Sewickley Valley. More than a century later, Wilpen Hall, one of the last intact Gilded Age estates in...
Fan Finds Himself in Middle of Action
MIAMI -- Will Privette doesn't claim to be the biggest Marlins fan. Or the oldest. Or even the loudest.But Privette, who said he "joined forces" with the Marlins in 2003 while growing up in North Carolina, is the only one who can say he made national...
Fantasy Football Collisions Can Occur Leagues Are in Full Swing, and Office Managers Feel the Competitions Hinder Employee Production
Ready for some football? Maybe not if you're an office manager.Not when the kind of production your employees are most worried about involves rushing yards and pass completions. Or when the biggest trades they are contemplating involve Tom Brady and...
FBI Works to Train Police on Mass Killing Response
SALISBURY, Md. -- Two men stand anxiously at a classroom entrance and another lies seriously wounded beside a wall outside. "Don't come down here, I'm telling you -- I'll kill 'em," a man inside the classroom shouts to officers snaking down the corridor...
Finally, First-Team 'O' Looks the Part
It took almost nine quarters, but the first-team offense finally scored a touchdown Saturday night in the third preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field. It came with 2:51 remaining in the first quarter, a 14-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger...
For Fort Hood Shooter, Is Execution Punishment?
Maj. Nidal Hasan and many of his victims in the Fort Hood shooting seem to want the same thing -- his death. But while survivors and relatives of the dead view lethal injection as justice, the Army psychiatrist appears to see it as something else - -...
Franchitti Earns Sonoma Pole Auto Racing Notebook
Dario Franchitti won the pole for the IndyCar race today at Sonoma Raceway in California. Franchitti turned a lap in 1 minute, 17.5271 seconds around the 2.385-mile road course Saturday in Northern California wine country, edging Target Chip Ganassi...
Furniture Row Team Backed into Tight Spot
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- The pre-Kurt Busch numbers at Furniture Row Racing weren't pretty -- one win, three top-five finishes, eight top 10s and a measly 48 laps led in almost 200 races. The numbers since Busch climbed into the No. 78 Chevrolet...
Getting Ready to Leave 'This Old House'
Some of our clients come to us and say, "I'm tired of taking care of this old house. Maintenance, utilities, taxes, cleaning, cooking and worst of all -- stairs, stairs, stairs!" We all wish to age in place and sometimes it is possible, but can include...
Giants 6 Pirates 3 Central Race Tied after Loss Liriano Gives Up Four Runs in First
SAN FRANCISCO -- A rapidly dwindling margin for error vanished Saturday night. While the Pirates were pitching their way to a 6-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park, the St. Louis Cardinals were busy winning their fourth game in a row....
Ginsburg Calls Current Court One of the Most Activist in History
WASHINGTON -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 80, vowed in an interview to stay on the Supreme Court as long as her health and intellect remained strong, saying she was fully engaged in her work as the leader of the liberal opposition on what she called...
Go East, Young German! Finding the Autobahn's Thrill Zone
BERLIN -- Self-described speed-freak Christian Graf von Wedel owns a 370-horsepower BMW that's designed to go twice as fast as some single-engine planes.Ask him about driving it on Germany's speed-limit-free autobahns, though, and he'll tell you it's...
Greece Aid Set at $13.36B
BERLIN -- Germany's commissioner to the European Union said Saturday that he expects a future aid package for Greece to amount to a little more than $13.36 billion -- which is much smaller than the country's existing two rescue deals.Guenther Oettinger,...
Hall to Relive Great Pirates Memories Biographers' Lectures in Cooperstown to Revive Glory Days for Blass, Stargell
They are two images frozen in time.The first, immortalized in the iconic photo shot by Rusty Kennedy, shows 1971 World Series hero Steve Blass leap-frogging in a state of pure elation while Manny Sanguillen, arms held high above his head with his patented...
Healthy 100-Year-Old Runs on Coffee
NEW PROVIDENCE, Pa. -- Milly Leisey's secret to being a spry and limber 100-year-old is "drink a lot of coffee."Born Aug. 20, 1913, Ms. Leisey spent most of her childhood in Elizabethtown, where she attended eight years of school until her family of...
Healthy Night for Big Ben Trumps Final Score
Long before the Steelers strolled on to the Heinz Field lawn Saturday night to play the Kansas City Chiefs in their only exhibition game that means anything, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was warming up by throwing passes in the runway outside the locker room....
Hippies Live Again at Boston Museum
BOSTON -- Does anyone else remember that early episode of "All in the Family"? The one in which Archie Bunker, wearing a tie at his daughter's urging, meets her boyfriend, Michael Stivic, who arrives in tie-dyed T-shirt and ripped jeans.That encounter...
How to Convert Audio Tapes to a CD
Question: Could you please let me know the easiest and, of course, cheapest way to convert my audio musical tapes to a CD? I have a big collection of those tapes that I want to restore on CDs.SULEKHA CHAUDHURI. San Jose, Calif.Answer: The easiest way...
Hybrids & History Driving Route 66 in Ford Plug-In Leads to Interesting Sights and Good Gas Mileage
It has probably been a dream of more than one kid who grew up watching the classic '60s TV show "Route 66": to go tooling down America's iconic Mother Road in a cool set of wheels in search of adventure -- or at least some good diner food.My wife and...
India Prepares to Guarantee Right to Food for 800 Million
SHIVPURI, India -- It was Grain Festival Day, when the poor in this central Indian district are supposed to be able to buy subsidized wheat, rice and other goods through one of the country's most important social programs. But there was little cheer...
Interest-Rate Shifts Leave Many Clueless
Critics of the defined contribution retirement system -- which makes individuals responsible for saving wisely for their retirement -- are bound to have a field day with this one.A survey of 1,000 Americans that was conducted for investment firm Edward...
Jesus a New Story Modern Scholarship Overlooked in 'Zealot,' Reza Aslan's Examination of the Life of Christ
"ZEALOT: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JESUS OF NAZARETH" BY REZA ASLANRandom House ($27)When Jesus asked his disciples, "Who do men say that I am?" they tentatively responded with "John the Baptist, Elijah, one of the prophets." Peter went to the head of the...
Jeter Expected Back to Yankees Monday
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is about ready to rejoin the team after being sidelined earlier this month by a strained right calf. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before Saturday night's game against Tampa Bay that barring a setback, Jeter...
John Hollander Oct. 28, 1929 - Aug. 17, 2013 Virtuosic Poet Known for His Wide Range
John Hollander, a virtuosic poet who breathed new life into traditional verse forms and whose later work achieved a visionary, mythic sweep, died on Aug. 17 in Branford, Conn. He was 83.The cause was pulmonary congestion, his daughter Elizabeth Hollander...
Julie Harris Dec. 2, 1925 - Aug. 24, 2013 Acclaimed Broadway Actress Won Five Tony Awards
Julie Harris, one of Broadway's most honored performers, whose roles ranged from the flamboyant Sally Bowles in "I Am a Camera" to the reclusive Emily Dickinson in "The Belle of Amherst," died Saturday. She was 87.Ms. Harris died at her West Chatham,...
Kenseth Posts 5th Win of Year, Edges Kahne
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Kasey Kahne was fed up with all of Joe Gibbs Racing by the time contact with Matt Kenseth ended his race at Watkins Glen earlier this month. It was the fourth time a JGR driver had wrecked him, and he took to Twitter to...
Kids' First Foray into Wild Leaves Lasting Impression Conservation Group Aims to Inspire Love of Nature among Urban Youth
Curtis Love had some serious questions earlier this month as he stood in the parking lot of the Hazelwood Carnegie Library branch, located above a laundromat and across from more than a handful of vacant and graffiti-tagged storefronts. "Will there be...
Kolb Suffers Head Injury Bills Lose QB in 30-7 Loss to Redskins
Kevin Kolb left the Bills game Saturday night with concussion- like symptoms, leaving Buffalo with an undrafted rookie as its only healthy quarterback.Even a rookie NFL head coach can figure out what to do next."I think we'll be looking at bringing some...
Late Summer Fly Tying Classes, Workshops Added
During last couple of fishing seasons, local fly tying experts from Allegheny Fly Tyers have helped scores of beginner and intermediate fly anglers to feel confident behind the vice. They'll begin two series of classes in September. * International...
Leyland Admires Collins from Afar
DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland says New York is great place to visit for a few days. He has never wanted any part of managing one of the teams in the Big Apple, though. "I like New York, but I would not have been able to handle it," Leyland...
Lights Never Go out in NFL Offseason Just as Eventful as Regular Season in Popular League Preseason Game 3: Chiefs vs. Steelers, Late
The NFL never really shuts down. It kept rolling long after the lights came back on after a 37- minute delay at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans and the Baltimore Ravens squeezed out a Super Bowl title. It's rolling still, right into a new season...
Lukas Horse Wins Travers
Will Take Charge waited until the final stride to get a nose past Moreno and pull off a surprise win in the $1 million Travers Stakes Saturday at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The thrilling finish gave Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, 77,...
Male Freshmen Arrive at Central Pa. College
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Austin Stoner was surrounded by dozens of females as they sat outside in big circles Wednesday, getting to know each other and learning what to expect in their new environment at college. He might as well get used to it. The freshman...
Manager Must Define Job Roles
Question: I have found myself in a strange situation at work. After receiving a promotion, I discovered that many of the duties in my new job description were already being performed by "Paul," an older employee who has been here for a long time. Paul...
Manning Unlocks His Inner Woman Military Prison Is Not the Ideal Place to Change Genders
As if Bradley Manning didn't have a tough enough road ahead, now he wants to change gender identification while serving time in a military prison."I am Chelsea Manning," the convicted leaker said in a statement on Thursday. "I am a female. Given the...
Marte on 15-Day Dl; Lambo Back in Lineup
SAN FRANCISCO -- For the second time this week, an injury to a Pirates outfielder forced the team to recall a player from the minor leagues. The Pirates placed Starling Marte on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of a contusion and sprained ligament...
Maryland Lodge Adds Luxury Yurts
FROSTBURG, Md. -- Camping was never like this.The pup tent with the sloped rock- and root-ribbed dirt floor with not enough room to change your mind let alone your clothes has been upgraded.Big time.Rectangular-shaped tent floors long ago gave way to...
'Me First' in a New Book of Poetry, Mount Washington Resident Ann Curran Dishes on People Who Have Touched Her World. Here Are Some Excerpts:
Me and JFKFor Gov. David L. LawrenceSo young, so handsome, so articulate. so Irish, so Catholic, so humorous. Somehow we had all reached the top with him. My first president. I went door-to-door for him, reported to a consulate around the corner, adored...
Murder for Fun Why Did Media Fail to Mention the Race of the Suspects in the Chris Lane Killing?
Chris Lane, 22, was jogging along Country Club Road in Duncan, Okla., Aug. 18 when a car containing three teenagers pulled up behind him. He was shot in the back.A native of Melbourne, Australia, Chris Lane was attending East Central University in Ada,...
No Copays, Easier Pills May Reduce Blood Pressure
CHICAGO -- New research suggests giving patients easier-to-take medicine and no-copay medical visits can help drive down high blood pressure, a major contributor to poor health and untimely deaths nationwide.Those efforts were part of a big health care...
No Going Back, at High Speed
"THE FLAMETHROWERS"By Rachel KushnerScribner ($26.99)There's a scene in Rachel Kushner's new novel, "The Flamethrowers," where the main character, Reno, watches a movie on TV while waiting for her boyfriend to return home. The woman in the film sits...
Omg! Insider Rebranding of 'The Insider' Illustrates the Intertwined Relationship between TV and Internet
STUDIO CITY, Calif. -- In recent years we've seen a lot of evidence that TV and the Internet share a reciprocal relationship. Networks share their stars' Twitter handles. Publicists send out press releases touting a program's buzz factor on social media sites....
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ON DECKSat. at Giants, 9:05Francisco Liriano (14-5)vs. Tim Lincecum (6-13)Root/KDKA-FM (93.7)Sun. at Giants, 4:05A.J. Burnett (6-8) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (2-4)Root/KDKA-FM (93.7)Tue. vs. Brewers, 7:05Gerrit Cole (6-6) vs. Kyle Lohse (9-8)Root/KDKA-FM (93.7)MINOR...
Passing Game Takes Bigger Steps Forward
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger joked after the second preseason game against the Washington Redskins that he was saving his touchdowns for the regular season. The proclamation came after the first-team offense failed to score a touchdown for the second...
People on the Move
AccountingKFMR promoted Chelsea Holsopple, Dan Dolecki, Gary Holt and Stephen Scott to senior accountants; Felicia Angle and Laura Rossi to supervising seniors; and Rachael O'Leary to manager and hired Steven Ganley and Jared Clark, staff accountants.Horovitz,...
Pgu's New Classes Explore Beer, Fish, Steelers and More Post- Gazette and Newsroom Union Team Up to Teach
Fall semesters are beginning at local universities and colleges and so it is at Post-Gazette University, or PGU, an ongoing community outreach initiative for continuing education, discovery and life enhancement.Hundreds of "students" have already enjoyed...
PIRATES REPORT [Derived Headline]
TODAY Game: Pirates at Giants, 4:05 p.m., AT&T Park, San Francisco. TV, radio: Root Sports, KDKA-FM (93.7). Probables: RHP A.J. Burnett (6-8, 3.09) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (2- 4, 6.29). Key matchup: Burnett vs. Marco Scutaro, who is 9 for 32 against him...
Preseason Game 3: Chiefs 25, Steelers 20 Mixed Reviews in Another Loss First Offense Finally Scores Td but Poor Play Fuels Ot Defeat
The most important dress rehearsal of the preseason took place Saturday night at Heinz Field and the results were mixed for the Steelers. There was some good, some bad and some real ugly penalties and special teams play. There also was a chest injury...
Preserve Pittsburgh's Authenticity Let's Work Together to Keep the Produce Terminal an Integral Part of the Strip District
More than 20 years ago, my design professor shared a story from Frank Lloyd Wright's trips to Pittsburgh. When asked for suggestions to improve Pittsburgh, Wright answered, "Abandon it!" As young, soon- to-be architects determined to design (or redesign)...
Pryor Keeps Hat in Ring Local Product Making Push to Start
Terrelle Pryor will likely get some work running the Oakland Raiders first-team offense in practice this week after an impressive preseason performance.Whether the former Jeannette and Ohio State standout can win the starting quarterback job remains...
Pryor Making a Late Push to Start for Raiders
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Terrelle Pryor will likely get some work running the Oakland Raiders first-team offense in practice this week after an impressive preseason performance.Whether the former Jeannette and Ohio State star can win the starting quarterback...
Pso Heading Back to Europe
Getting to tour Europe's summer music festivals is like being invited to walk down the red carpet at an awards show.Not just any orchestra can show up, but if you do receive an invitation, people know you're pretty good. And you can be sure the onlookers...
RECALLS [Derived Headline]
Infant wearable blanketsHalo Innovations of Minnetonka, Minn., is recalling about 27,000 Halo SleepSack Wearable Blankets with pink satin flowers because the petals from the floral embellishment can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.The wearable...
Regarding Syria, Precedent Is Kosovo
WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama weighs options for responding to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, his national security aides are studying the NATO air war in Kosovo as a possible blueprint for acting without a mandate from the United Nations.With...
Republicans Increasingly Eager to Get the Word out -- En Espanol
WASHINGTON -- Wadi Gaitan, a 24-year-old House Republican staffer who serves as a Spanish-speaking spokesman, TV booker and occasional tutor, was stumped. He was trying to teach a Republican lawmaker how to say "sequester" in Spanish, but the literal...
Run Stoppers Last Season Is History
The running game problems were only one symptom. * Manager Clint Hurdle and the Pirates found other issues with their pitching program in addition to the pitchers' inability to prevent runners from stealing bases at will. So as expected in an organization...
Saving Lives More Important Than Saving Pennies
Dear Tom and Ray:I don't mind being called a sorry skinflint as long as I can justify my penny-pinching proclivities. I happen to believe that there are only so many "blinks" in a blinker. Therefore, I turn mine on only when absolutely necessary to signal...
Should You Pay off Your Mortgage?
Which is better: To retire without a mortgage or keep the mortgage and retire with a bigger nest egg?More Americans approaching retirement face what some describe as worrisome levels of debt, especially mortgage and credit card debt.Consider: More than...
Silent Running Get Close to the Action with a New Generation of Kayaks Built for Fishing
At a little after dawn, inbound commuter traffic on the Parkway East was already starting to slow between the Squirrel Hill and Fort Pitt tunnels. But just off the launch at South Side Riverfront Park on the Monongahela River, the city seemed a world...
Study: Children Bullied in School May Have More Problems as Adults
LOS ANGELES -- Bullying doesn't end in the school yard, but casts a shadow across adulthood, when victims are far more likely to have emotional, behavioral, financial and health problems, a new study suggests.Those who were both victim and perpetrator...
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