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Articles from April 3, 2012

10 Movies That Knocked It out of the Park
Ray Kinsella has calmed down over what he initially perceived as an insult from the ballplayers. They didn't invite him to join them in his Iowa cornfield, and instead asked Terrence Mann to be the honored guest who bears witness to whatever mysteries...
12 Years before 'Hunger Games,' There Was 'Battle Royale'
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Here's the pitch: The state forces kids into a death match where only one is left standing.That's "The Hunger Games," right? Yes, but it's also the storyline for "Battle Royale," the brutal, harrowing and little- seen Japanese film...
3 More Gop Contests Today Santorum Back in State, Bracing for Setbacks
It has been a while since Rick Santorum actually voted in Pennsylvania, but tonight, for the second time in as many weeks, he'll be waiting for a round of crucial Republican presidential primary results in the state he represented in Congress. Two weeks...
Adrienne Rich's Pittsburgh Readings Remembered
The passing last week of Adrienne Rich, one of America's most prominent poets, brought back memories for the man who twice welcomed her to Pittsburgh to read at the International Poetry Forum.Rich, who published more than a dozen volumes of poetry and...
Air Crash Kills 31 in Siberia
MOSCOW -- A plane that crashed Monday into a snowy field in Siberia, killing 31 people, appears to have been improperly de- iced, but there was no indication that negligence caused the crash, Russia's civil aviation chief said. Investigators said evidence...
Al-Qaida's Web Forums Offline for Last 11 Days
WASHINGTON -- Al-Qaida's main Web forums have been offline for the past 11 days in what experts say is the longest sustained outages of the sites since they began operating eight years ago.No one has publicly claimed responsibility for disabling the sites,...
Annan: Syrian Government Has Agreed to Rein in Forces U.N. Skeptical, but Grants Extra Time to Test Country's Pledge
UNITED NATIONS -- The Syrian government has agreed to halt the use of heavy weapons against opposition targets and to withdraw its forces from population centers by April 10, envoy Kofi Annan told the U.N. Security Council on Monday.The latest Syrian...
Argentina on New Campaign to Win Falklands
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Thirty years after Argentina's failed invasion of the Falkland Islands, President Cristina Fernandez is ratcheting up pressure by trying to isolate the archipelago's English-speaking inhabitants while heaping scorn on a British government...
BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME [Derived Headline]
NEW ORLEANS -- Reggie Miller rode his sister's coattails all the way to the Hall of Fame.Miller, a five-time All-Star, joined longtime NBA coach Don Nelson and college standout Ralph Sampson on Monday as part of a 12- member class that will be inducted...
Baylor Eyes Perfect History in Title Game
DENVER -- All season long, Baylor has been the best team led by the best player in Division I. And that just makes the stakes tonight at Pepsi Center in the NCAA women's basketball championship a little higher. Anything short of a women's national title...
'Beauty' Director Loves the Show, Andy Warhol
Directing the stage show "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" for Broadway and the national touring company has brought a lot of joy to Rob Roth's life, including his friendship with Alice Cooper.Yes, that Alice Cooper."He came to see it with his manager...
Best-Selling Authors Set for Next Season of Literary Evenings
Erik Larson, best-selling author of "In the Garden of Beasts" and "The Devil in the White City," will open the 2012-13 Literary Evenings series, which is presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. Sponsored by the Drue Heinz Trust, the series is held at...
Britons Protest Government Plans to Allow Eavesdropping
LONDON -- British lawmakers and rights activists joined a chorus of protest Monday against plans by the government to give the intelligence and security services the ability to monitor the phone calls, emails, text messages and Internet use of every...
Bucks Still Alive in Race
Brandon Jennings scored 17 of his 19 points in the third quarter and the visiting Milwaukee Bucks pulled within two games of the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot with an unsightly 112-98 win against the Washington Wizards.Monta Ellis and Mike...
BUSINESS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
O'Hara chocolatier cited for workplace violationsThe U.S. Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Tsudis Chocolate Co. of O'Hara for 16 workplace safety violations. OSHA said it launched an investigation after an employee at...
Casting Call Set for Damon, Krasinski Film
"Promised Land," the Gus Van Sant movie starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski, will hold an open casting call for extras on Saturday.Joan Philo Casting, based in Chicago, will be at the Westin Convention Center Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave., Downtown, from...
Clemson's Stanley Hopes to Light It Up
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Kyle Stanley, who grew up in Washington state, feels as though he's back home in the South. He played college golf at Clemson, which is about two hours away. But he won't be able to stay on the practice range at Augusta National the way...
Congressional Group Examines Exports Meeting Here Discusses Policies' Effects on Small Businesses
With only 1 percent of the nation's businesses exporting goods or services, a congressional subcommittee met in Pittsburgh Monday to discuss international sales obstacles that come from within U.S. borders. The Congressional Committee on Small Business'...
Cooke Penalties on the Rise Lately
It wasn't too long ago that Penguins winger Matt Cooke was being widely extolled for having more points than penalty minutes.That certainly was a switch for a player who had a career high of 129 penalty minutes last season and a career dotted with NHL suspensions...
Corbett Seeks to Privatize Pa. Lottery More Profits Are at Stake
HARRISBURG -- With dreams of how they would have spent the Mega Millions jackpot still on the minds of many Pennsylvanians, Gov. Tom Corbett is querying private firms to see if they can squeeze more profits out of the state's $3.2 billion lottery system.The...
Creator Discusses Her Children's Book-a-Day Almanac
Want to know how author/illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans came to write his classic children's book "Madeline" or why "Charlotte's Web" didn't win the 1953 Newbery Medal as the best written children's book of that year?Just ask Anita Silvey, who, for many...
Dancers Work with Art, Music to Strike Enlightening Balance
Pittsburgh is noted for its neighborly attitude, always eager to help strangers, always eager to please. This carries over into the arts, where, with a desire to satisfy audiences, local groups often fail to push buttons or break boundaries.The performance...
Don't Bet against Selfishness in Lottery
Last week, 100 million Americans took part in seeking a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot that was the largest in history. As of Monday, no one had come forward to lottery officials in Illinois, Kansas or Maryland to present any of the three winning tickets...
EAST/CITY/SOUTH/STATE [Derived Headline]
EASTDEP approves power plant's $725M pollution controlsThe state Department of Environmental Protection Monday approved the installation of $725 million pollution controls at Edison Mission Energy's coal-fired Homer City Generating Station in Indiana County,...
Electric Cars Far from Affordable for Most
In 2007, Congress voted to ban all incandescent lightbulbs by 2014. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced a $10 million prize for the manufacturer who could create a "green" substitute at prices "affordable to American families."The winner was announced...
EPA Clears the Air Pittsburgh Must Honor Its Legacy of Environmentalism
Last week the U.S. Senate held hearings on the Environmental Protection Agency's new Mercury and Air Toxic Standards, which mandate nationwide reductions of dangerous emissions of mercury, lead, arsenic and acid gases. The rule has received support from...
Fighting Words Mayors Tell Harrisburg to Quit Bullying on Guns
Conservatives say they believe in local control because residents of a community know better than politicians and bureaucrats elsewhere what is best for them. It happens to be true on an issue like gun laws, as cities have different needs than rural...
Fired Prison Officers Speak out Neither Facing Charges in Inmate Abuse Scandal That Prompted Federal Probe
The state Department of Corrections has fired two officers who worked on the Pittsburgh prison's F Block, and on Monday they made the first substantial public comments by lock-up insiders on an inmate abuse scandal that has prompted criminal charges...
Fish out of Davis Cup
Hours after losing his most recent match, Mardy Fish woke up in the middle of the night feeling ill and immediately went to be checked by a doctor. He saw another doctor the next day, too, and the diagnosis was fatigue.Told he needed to rest, and citing...
Fixes Outweigh Criticism
It's OK if we get lost in the hysterical Penguins-Philadelphia Flyers rhetoric, which spiraled out of control Monday when NBC analyst and former NHL coach Mike Milbury jumped into the fray in an interview with WIP radio in Philadelphia. Milbury suggested...
Giants Sign Cain to Historic Deal
Matt Cain has that hefty new contract he hoped for before opening day -- awarded for what he has done and what San Francisco's brass is confident he will continue to do in a star-studded rotation.Cain and the Giants agreed to a $127.5 million, six-year contract,...
Goodell Oks Parcells for Saints Coaching Job
NEW YORK -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he won't stand in the way if the New Orleans Saints ask Bill Parcells to take over as interim coach for suspended Sean Payton."That's their decision. They need to make those decisions and we'll move forward,"...
Go to Mother's on Easter despite Family Drama with Sister
DEAR MARY ANN: About four months ago, my sister (who seems to always have to be angry with someone) attacked my 13-year-old son because he isn't sure he believes in a higher being. Her husband is a recent born-again Christian and she uses Christianity...
Group Seeks to Lure Newcomers to Live in City, Not Suburbs
An estimated 100,000 people are expected to move to the Pittsburgh area in the next 25 years, and national patterns indicate 70 percent will settle in the suburbs.An effort is under way to reverse that proportion and, as part of the city's first master-planning...
Hansen New Top Derby Favorite
Hello, Hansen.The near-white 3-year-old colt who beat out Union Rags for last season's 2-year-old championship, has finally moved ahead of his rival to become the leading contender for the Kentucky Derby in less than five weeks.While Hansen was working...
Hippity Hoppity
The concept is somewhat baffling -- a rabbit that brings eggs and often wears a little suit while he makes his rounds. Like Kris Kringle, he visits good children the night before the holiday, leaving a basket of treats they awake to find on Easter morning. Blame...
'Hit' Man Hague Turns Up Power
PHILADELPHIA -- Matt Hague heard the criticism -- from inside and outside the organization.Sure, he could get on base. But could he clear them?"I'm not oblivious," Hague said. "I know the corner infield position needs to hit for a little more power."Though...
House Panel Oks Closing Loophole in Corporate Tax
HARRISBURG -- A corporate tax reform package seeking to close the so-called Delaware loophole has cleared a House panel after numerous attempts by Democrats to change the bill.Policy makers have talked for years about stopping companies from reducing...
Imf Director: Global Recovery 'Very Fragile'
WASHINGTON -- The managing director of the International Monetary Fund said today that the global economy is making some advances in digging itself out of a punishing recession, but that the recovery remains very fragile, especially in Europe. She suggested...
Insider Sees China Closing the Gap with U.S
BO'AO, China -- The Chinese government senior leadership increasingly views competition between the United States and China as a zero-sum game, with China the likely long-range winner if the U.S. economy and domestic political system continue to stumble,...
Intern Needs Help Cracking Office Dress Code
DEAR HARRIETTE: Spring is finally here, and with it the warm weather. I work as an intern at a company where everyone dresses professionally. As the weather gets warmer, I'm drawn to sandals, shorts, spring dresses and other spring attire. However, this...
Irish Eager for Rematch after Mismatch with Baylor
DENVER -- There's probably never been a duo more eager to face Baylor superstar Brittney Griner than Notre Dame post players Devereaux Peters and Natalie Achonwa. The Fighting Irish (35-3) and Lady Bears (39-0) meet tonight in the national championship,...
It's Still about 3 Wins This Week
It's a bit tough to keep track of how many horses are in this race involving the Penguins this week. There is their push to clamp down fourth place in the Eastern Conference, which would give them home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs,...
Jets Again Might Be Hbo's Project
Fasten your seat belts. Coach Rex Ryan, Tim Tebow and the New York Jets might be ready for a sequel on HBO's "Hard Knocks." Jets owner Woody Johnson said he has heard talk that HBO is interested in signing up the team for its training-camp documentary show....
Join the Skeptics Demographer Barry Kosmin Will Be Speaking at a Symposium on Secularism on Campus
You gotta believe in a group called Steel City Skeptics. If not, perhaps you don't know about the work they do, organizing social events and lectures while challenging people to ask questions and then to think about the answers."They are one of two or...
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....
Lavelle: Arena Parking Should Benefit the Hill
Pittsburgh city Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle today will introduce legislation that would allocate parking tax revenue from the Civic Arena site to spur Hill District development, but a community activist said the proposal wouldn't do enough to aid a...
Lavish Spending Triggered Shake-Up in Federal Agency
WASHINGTON -- The General Services Administration chief resigned, two of her top deputies were fired, and four managers were placed on leave Monday amid reports of lavish spending at a conference off the Las Vegas Strip that featured a clown, a mind...
Lemon Oregano Pork Tenderloin
Thankfully, the government is no longer telling us to overcook most pork. Under a revised Department of Agriculture guideline, it's now okay to cook whole cuts of pork to medium, or 145 degrees on an instant-read thermometer. The previous guideline was...
Lens on the Future Ppg's Transitions Unit Positioned to Aid Company's Growth
Inside laboratories on a hill in suburban Monroeville, researchers for decades have been mixing and testing dyes to perfect technology that makes clear eyeglass lenses tint dark when exposed to light. To ensure the technology performs in real sunlight, scientists...
Lightning Damages Capitals
Steven Stamkos scored two late goals, giving him a NHL-best 58 this season, and the Tampa Bay Lightning handed the playoff-hopeful Washington Capitals a damaging 4-2 loss.Stamkos gave the Lightning a 3-2 lead with 1:03 left, just 2:14 after Jason Chimera...
LOCAL [Derived Headline]
Accident hurts 9 at Shaler schoolSeven students and two faculty members were injured when a suspended air handling unit collapsed in the cafeteria of Shaler Area Elementary School.The students were taken to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC,...
Local Woman Reaches Fashionable Milestone
Mary Alice Duplain has a keen fashion sense and regularly attends the PNC-Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon in Frick Park. You can bet she'll have something special on her head May 5 when she attends her 14th luncheon -- at 100 years old.She...
Mars Pitcher Tosses First No-Hitter in Nine Years
A pitcher from Mars had an out-of-this-world performance not seen in more than nine years.David Bednar had eight strikeouts and walked three in pitching a no-hitter as Mars beat Hampton, 7-0, Monday in Class AAA Section 4 baseball game.It was the first...
Martin Family's Lawyer Seeks Justice Dept. Probe
The attorney for Trayvon Martin's parents on Monday asked the Justice Department to investigate allegations that relatives of the man who shot Trayvon met with law enforcement officials at the police department hours after the shooting.Lawyer Benjamin...
Melani's Attorney Questions Firing Exploring Whether Retaliation, Sex Discrimination Occurred
An employment rights attorney representing both fired Highmark CEO Kenneth R. Melani and his mistress, Melissa Myler, said today that he is exploring whether civil rights laws barring retaliation and sex discrimination were violated in the insurer's...
Miguel De la Madrid Dec. 12, 1934 - April 1, 2012 Former President of Mexico
Former Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid, 77, who led the country during economic meltdown and natural disaster in the 1980s and laid the groundwork for freer markets and politics, died Sunday.Mr. de la Madrid died at a Mexico City hospital where...
Miller Breaks Wildcats Record
NEW ORLEANS -- Darius Miller gets plenty of grief about being an old man as the only senior who plays significant minutes for Kentucky. He's about to become the most experienced Wildcats player, too.When Miller played in the national championship game...
Moody Blues Age Gracefully since the Early 'Days'
One scenario for The Moody Blues 45th anniversary tour of "Days of Future Passed" was a full-on tribute to that classic album that would have required an assist from the Pittsburgh Symphony.Maybe next time. On Monday night, the pioneering British rock band...
Mother Charged with Delaying Call Boyfriend Accused in Her Son's Death
A Knoxville woman faces charges related to her 11-year-old son's death in February after police said she waited nearly two hours to call for medical help for the beaten child.Investigators charged Cynthia McKee, 31, with involuntary manslaughter and...
Murderer's Appeal Based on Racial Slur
A convicted murderer's effort to get a new trial 27 years after his first hinges on whether Butler County jurors in the mid-1980s used a racial slur when referring to black people.Ronald A. Williams, 59, of Waynesburg, was convicted in 1985 of murder...
New Nail Polishes Tied to NYC Ballet
Dancers are multitalented artists: They act, entertain, exude grace and technical refinement -- and now, apparently, inspire cosmetics.OPI has turned out a line of nail colors with shades that owe their sassy-yet-sophisticated names and soft hues to...
Not Just Peanuts and Cracker Jack PNC Park to Have New Features for New Season
Time will tell whether the Pirates got any better during the offseason, but their jewel of a ballpark got a little bigger.The first physical expansion since PNC Park opened in April 2001 has added to the concrete terrace on the main concourse level at...
Nuclear Countdown in Iran Can We Keep Iran Always 18 Months Away from a Weapon?
Not long ago, an astute reader noted that it has been nearly two years since I wrote in a column that "most experts now estimate that Iran needs about 18 months to complete a nuclear device and a missile to carry it."His point -- that those estimates...
Obamacare Defeat Could Be Obama Victory
If the Supreme Court knocks out the guts of the Affordable Care Act -- the individual mandate requiring people to purchase health insurance or pay a fine -- the battle within the Obama campaign will be fierce. The president will be faced with two stark...
Obama Confident in Law
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama challenged the Supreme Court on Monday to uphold his administration's sweeping health-care reform legislation, arguing that overturning the law would amount to an "unprecedented, extraordinary step" of judicial activism....
Obama Denounces Gop Budget Plan
WASHINGTON -- In an election-year pitch to middle-class voters, President Barack Obama is denouncing a House Republican budget plan as a "Trojan horse," warning that it represents "an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country" that would hurt...
Ol' Kentucky Home Again at the Top Storied Program Claims 8th Title in History; Holds off Late Surge by Jayhawks to Reign for First Time since '98 Kentucky 67, Kansas 59
NEW ORLEANS -- No matter where Anthony Davis and his buddies go to make their millions, their ol' Kentucky home will long remember this championship season. The Wildcats hit the jackpot with their lottery picks Monday night, ignoring Davis' bad shooting...
Petrino in Motorcycle Accident
Bobby Petrino veered off a two-lane highway in the rolling hills of northern Arkansas Sunday night, crashing his motorcycle and winding up in the hospital.State Police spokesman Bill Sadler confirmed that the Arkansas coach was taken to a hospital. Petrino's...
Phila. Papers Sold for $55M
A consortium of the Philadelphia area's most powerful business and political leaders has bought the Philadelphia Media Network, publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Daily News and Philly.com, the company said Monday.The price was $55 million,...
Plan to Cut National Weather Service Workers Denounced
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a union representing National Weather Service employees are at odds over a plan to cut 80 percent of the weather service's information technology staff and shift remaining positions to remote locations.NOAA,...
Players' Next Step Is to Finish
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Under the direction of the man at the top, the Pirates will leave belief behind in 2012.Belief occurred in 2011, the first year that manager Clint Hurdle took control. But it was a step, and Hurdle has urged the team on to the next...
Police: Calif. Suspect Was Looking for Female Administrator
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A former student expelled from a small Christian university and upset about being teased over his poor English skills went to the school to find a female administrator, then opened fire when she was not there, killing at least seven people,...
'Promised Land' Plans Casting Call
"Promised Land," the Gus Van Sant movie starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski, will hold an open casting call for extras on Saturday.Joan Philo Casting, based in Chicago, will be at the Westin Convention Center hotel, 1000 Penn Ave., Downtown, from...
Rollins Drives in 2, Phillies Top Pirates
PHILADELPHIA -- With a new-look lineup, the Philadelphia Phillies showed they can play small ball. Jimmy Rollins drove in two runs, Freddy Galvis hit a tiebreaking triple in the seventh inning and the Phillies beat the Pirates, 4- 3, Monday night in...
SEEN [Derived Headline]
About 500 guests helped Franco Harris celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception as they honored him for his commitment to children Saturday night during "Shake Your Booties" at Heinz Field's East Club Lounge. The benefit for the Children's...
Skin Prick Test Can Verify a Shellfish Allergy
DEAR DOCTOR K: I've always loved shellfish. But lately when I eat it, I break out in hives. Could I be allergic?DEAR READER: You sure could be. Such an allergy could cause more symptoms than just a rash, including low blood pressure and difficulty breathing,...
Spirit of Unity Two Christian Faiths Celebrate Service Together
For the first time in the Pittsburgh region, Episcopal and Lutheran clergy celebrated a Holy Week service together, rather than separately.The service Monday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Downtown, was a demonstration of unity across the two Christian...
Steelers' Popular Jumbotron Figure Dies at 55
Steve Nesbit, whose image was used for award-winning in-game entertainment on the Heinz Field Jumbotron during Steelers' games, died March 26 of heart failure. He was 55.Nesbit had been a part of the in-game entertainment dating to 2001, the year Heinz...
Stocks Rise, Building on Soaring First Quarter
A positive report on U.S. manufacturing overshadowed concerns about weaker global growth and lifted stocks to multi-year highs Monday. The gain added to the best first quarter for stocks in more than a decade.The Institute for Supply Management said...
Study: Our Ancestors Used Fire a Million Years Ago
NEW YORK -- When did our ancestors first use fire? That has been a long-running debate, but a new study concludes that the earliest firm evidence comes from about 1 million years ago in a South African cave. The ash and burnt bone samples found there...
Surrealism in the Internet Age Series: LET'S TALK ABOUT ART
This is a biweekly series about art and artists in the region. Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts serves the community through arts education, exhibitions and artist resources.During the 1920s, the surrealists were fond of linking dreams with...
Testing Beginning-Reading Teachers
Imagine a physics program that won't teach the theory of relativity. Or an English department that shuns Shakespeare. That would be equivalent to how U.S. schools of education treat the most effective method for teaching beginning reading.That method...
The Heat Is on Miami Team Needs to Go on Hot Run to Have Any Hope of Gaining Conference's No. 1 Seed
MIAMI -- When Monday's film session and court work were completed on the Heat practice floor, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade huddled with coach Erik Spoelstra and assistant David Fizdale for a chat.Everyone took a turn talking, everyone took a turn nodding."We'd...
The Strange Battle for a Macabre Artifact Ownership of Lee Harvey Oswald's Tombstone a Matter of Debate
CHICAGO -- Inside Wayne Lensing's auto museum down a remote road from a body shop, visitors can see Elvis Presley's 1972 Lincoln, the Mayberry squad car from "The Andy Griffith Show" and three Batmobiles.Right around the corner from Richard Petty's 1960...
The Tech Challenge as Computer Use Grows in the Exam Room, Doctors Look for Ways to Keep Human Connection with Patients
WASHINGTON -- Medical student Gregory Shumer studied the electronic health record and scooted his laptop closer to the diabetic grandfather sitting on his exam table. "You can see," he pointed at the screen -- weight, blood sugar and cholesterol are...
Thousands Rush to Beat Deadline on Assessments
Marilyn Holt's attitude toward her property assessment hearing may be unique."I'm looking forward to the process," she said Monday. "It will be a learning experience."She was among thousands of people who headed Downtown or to five other locations around...
Thurman R. Brendlinger Feb. 26, 1923-March 31, 2012 Car Dealer Revived Pittsburgh Auto Show
Thurman R. Brendlinger started at the Pittsburgh Auto Trade Association in January 1978, and that same year he brought back the Pittsburgh Auto Show, an event that had been stalled out for almost a decade.The car show, held in tight exhibit space at...
Time for Augusta National to Man Up for Equality
The Augusta National Golf Club has every right to pick and choose its members. It could allow circus clowns, mimes, and carnies to walk through its hallowed clubhouse and smell the azaleas.Membership has its privileges in a private club.But it also has...
Top Auditor Maher Is the Better Choice for Republicans
John Maher thinks the state auditor general should be an auditor. That's a safe and logical position for the state representative seeking the Republican nomination for the job because Mr. Maher is a certified public accountant and auditor by training.It...
Top Court Allows Jails Flexibility in Strip-Search
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that officials may strip-search people arrested for any offense, however minor, before admitting them to jails, even if the officials have no reason to suspect the presence of contraband.Justice...
Volunteer's Mission Is to Put Clear End to Local Dump Sites
A colleague got a call last week from a Homewood resident who had been trying to get the city to clean an abandoned lot beside the home of a relative. The caller, Herbert Austin, said the property had been trashed for years and his pleas to the city...
Wildcats' Davis Did It All, Named MVP
NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis did everything but score. He didn't need to. The player of the year was simply sublime in Kentucky's 67-59 victory against Kansas Monday night at Mercedes-Benz Superdome that gave the Wildcats their eighth men's basketball...
Wildcats Finish on Top Again Storied Program Claims 8th Title in History; Holds off Late Surge by Jayhawks to Rule for First Time since '98 Kentucky 67, Kansas 59
NEW ORLEANS -- Doron Lamb scored 22 points, and Kentucky won its eighth national championship, holding off Kansas for a 67-59 victory Monday night at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Wildcats (38-2) led by as many as 18 points in the first half and were...
Women Are Underrepresented in Congress; Let's Change That
Recently U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, upon completing 35 years as a member of Congress, garnered ownership of the following records: She became the longest-serving woman in Congress and the longest- serving female U.S. senator. Sen. Mikulski is the senior...
WORLD/NATION [Derived Headline]
WORLDBounty offered for militant leaderISLAMABAD -- The United States has offered a $10 million bounty for a Pakistani militant leader who allegedly orchestrated the 2008 Mumbai attacks and has been directing an anti-American political movement in recent...
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