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Articles from March 25, 2012

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10 Years Ago
This spring, things will be different.The Penguins won't spend the second half of April running the Washington Capitals out of the Stanley Cup playoffs.Won't give Capitals owner Ted Leonsis cause to have his minions design computer software aimed at...
2DO [Derived Headline]
TODAYThe Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh presents Mozart's unfinished Great Mass in C Minor under the direction of Betsy Burleigh. A lesser-known gem will accompany the mass, Copland's "In the Beginning," set to text of the book of Genesis. At 3 p.m....
A Devil in Net Again Brodeur Regains Hall of Fame Form Following a Rare Down Season
Martin Brodeur had the kind of year he wanted to forget. New Jersey was a disaster last season, a rarity for the franchise over the past 20 years.The Devils failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 1996. They fired their coach, John MacLean,...
Adversity Drove Kansas Star to Great Heights
ST. LOUIS -- Summers for Kansas coach Bill Self mean leisurely mornings. Usually he arrives at his Allen Fieldhouse office in Lawrence between 9:30 and 10, to the sound of players dribbling and shooting on the adjacent practice court.Self cannot monitor...
Afghan Father Tries to Cope with Tragic Loss
HARMARA, Afghanistan -- Mohammad Wazir can barely take a sip of water because it reminds him of his 7-year-old daughter, who brought him a glass three days before she was killed with 10 other loved ones in a shooting spree allegedly carried out by a...
After Bales' Arrest, Military Tried to Delete Him from Web
WASHINGTON -- Besides waiting nearly a week before identifying the Army staff sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers, the U.S. military scrubbed its websites of references to his combat service. Gone were photographs of the suspect, Staff Sgt....
Asides
HINES WARD was never known as a dancer before he won ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" last year. His fancy footwork first gained fame in eluding the large, fierce men who populate the National Football League. He did it so well that he caught 1,000 passes...
Ban in Boston Still Hurts Francona
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- During the eight seasons Terry Francona managed the Red Sox, any criticisms he had almost always took place behind closed doors. He took pains to defend his players -- even to the end, even on his way out."If he had something to say...
Beaver Falls Beaten in Ot in Class AA Final
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- In the middle of his team's locker room after the game, Beaver Falls coach Doug Biega sat in a chair and had to look at a number of players in tears. Big, strong teenagers sobbed while Biega told his team he had never coached...
Berkman Charged with Error in Speech
Lance Berkman made headlines throughout baseball early last week when, in discussing the Houston Astros' impending move to the American League in 2013, he was quoted as saying: "I hate it. I feel like, basically, the commissioner extorted [new owner]...
Bethel Park Gets Bounce, Goal, Win Peters Township Falls to Late Score
Sometimes, all it takes to turn a championship game is a fortunate bounce.Bethel Park's Zach Volzer scored the winner with 1:56 left Saturday to give the Black Hawks a 2-1 win against Peters Township in the Class AAA Penguins Cup championship at Consol...
Big Challenges for Bennett Come in Fall
Isaac Bennett might be in the most unique situation of any Pitt football player this spring. The freshman running back from Tulsa, Okla., is running with the first-team offense, but, when the season begins in the fall, there are no guarantees he'll even...
Bill Would Hike Sales Tax While Lowering Property Taxes
HARRISBURG -- People spend a lot of time beefing about two things -- the weather and their rising property taxes.State Rep. Seth Grove admits he can't do anything about rain and snow, but he does have an idea on how counties can ease their property taxes....
Blaze in West Virginia Home Kills 8 among Dead Are Six Children, None Older Than 8 Years
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Eight people, including a woman celebrating her 26th birthday and six young children at a family slumber party, died Saturday when fire tore through a two-story home while they slept, officials and witnesses said.A seventh child...
Bosses May Want to Lend an Ear Survey Finds Most Workers Give Many Suggestions
Encouraging employees to have a voice in the workplace has evolved a bit from the shoebox-size "suggestion box" that used to occupy a spot in the company lunch room.Now workers are more likely to offer up recommendations through email.No matter how employees...
Buckeyes Down Orange Ohio State Coach Didn't Think Team Would Get Past the First Round Ohio State 77, Syracuse 70
BOSTON -- Ohio State coach Thad Matta sized up his team in the middle of the season and had it figured for an early loss when the NCAA tournament came around.The final weekend of March Madness is next, and the Buckeyes will be there.Jared Sullinger recovered...
Burnett Passes Big Test in Style
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Michael McKenry had never faced A.J. Burnett in live batting practice before Saturday. Once he did, he came away impressed."He looks game-ready to me," McKenry said.Burnett threw two simulated innings of 20 pitches each at McKechnie...
Buying Here: Mccandless
McCandless is not known for old farmhouses. That's why it comes as a bit of a shock to hear that the Cape Cod-style cottage at 9614 Meadow Road was built in 1849. But once you see the fieldstone foundation in the basement or discover thick barnwood planks...
CANDIDATES TOUT SKILLS FOR AUDITOR GENERAL WATCHDOG JOB [Corrected 03/30/12]
HARRISBURG -- When Republicans pick their candidate for auditor general, they will choose between a lawmaker who spent years in accounting and a retired banking lobby executive who says his time away from politics would allow him much-needed independence....
Cardinals in Final Four Rally in the Final 2:39 to Earn Trip to New Orleans Louisville 73, Florida 68
PHOENIX -- Hated to do that to ya, kid.Rick Pitino nearly came unhinged and his point guard watched the end of the game from the bench. When it was over, though, it was Pitino and Louisville making plans for the Final Four and his protege, Billy Donovan,...
Cheney Has Heart Transplant
WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney had a heart transplant Saturday and is recovering at a Virginia hospital, his office said. An aide to Mr. Cheney said he had been waiting for a transplant for more than 20 months and does not know the identity...
Chipper to Begin Farewell Season on Dl
The beginning of Chipper Jones' farewell season in Atlanta will begin not with a bang but a whimper.Two days after Jones announced this will be his final year, the Braves reported that Jones will have arthroscopic surgery Monday to repair torn meniscus...
Clippers' Win Quiets Issues
There's nothing like a dominating win to take people's minds off the coach's job security. Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the rest of the Los Angeles Clippers shrugged off all the negative vibes swirling around Vinny Del Negro and concentrated on their...
Crosby's Play Pleases Bylsma in Every Way
OTTAWA -- Dan Bylsma still hasn't seen everything that he expects to from Sidney Crosby.But he sure seems to like everything he has seen since Crosby returned from a soft-tissue neck injury that forced him to sit out 40 games.The Penguins game against...
CUTTING EDGE [Derived Headline]
Robin Hood in reverseThe Washington Post's Dana Milbank scorches the GOP budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan last week. Mr. Ryan would cut $770 billion from health programs for the poor, $205 billion from Medicare, another $1.6 trillion from other health...
Delusional about Afghanistan Our Troops Are Props and the Afghans Want Them Gone
The mission in Afghanistan is on track, despite the murder of 16 Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier March 1 and the accidental burning of Qurans at Bagram Air Force Base last month, Marine Gen. John Allen, the NATO commander in Afghanistan, told the...
Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is? Tenths of a Second Don't Add Up on Any Scoreboard Clock
Warning:This column will deal in large part with technology, or at least a version of technology currently understood by a guy who was never fully convinced the Beatles weren't singing to him from inside the radio.Never fully.Last Sunday, I'm sitting...
Does Fake Violence Reduce the Real Thing? Violent Crime Keeps Going Down, and the Usual Suspects Don't Check Ou
For all the grim news about the economy and jobs over the last few years, one indicator of the quality of life in the United States has stubbornly continued to improve. The latest FBI data suggest crime rates continued falling through the first half...
Emma Straub's Superb Stories 'Other People We Married' Honors and Refreshes Tradition
"Other People We Married"By Emma StraubRiverhead Books ($15)Although texting has been blamed for a sharp increase in automotive mishaps in recent years, one happy accident of social messaging is its salubrious effect on short fiction. As communications...
Episcopal Diocese Hears from Bishop Candidates
Three years after a traumatic split took the majority of its parishes, the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh is poised to become the first of four such fractured dioceses to elect a permanent bishop.Five candidates visited the 11-county diocese last week....
'Finding Your Roots'
PASADENA, Calif. -- In 2006, four years before the debut of NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?," PBS and Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. debuted a prime-time show about genealogy, "African-American Lives."The latest iteration of that...
For Many, Poverty Is the Result of Bad Choices
I was compelled to respond to the March 4 article "Poverty's Conflicting Profiles." Perhaps I'm pointing out the obvious, but things may have been better for some of these women had they made better choices in life:1. Stay in school and graduate. Then...
Fun Side of Uconn Now out on Video
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Connecticut's quest for an eighth national title brings with it a lot of expectations, anxiety and a pressure to perform on the basketball court. Maybe that's why, off the court, the Huskies decided to do a little performing before...
GUARDS' F BLOCK FEUD SPILLS INTO SCI INQUIRY OFFICER WHO TALKED SAYS HE IS SHUNNED Series: BLOCKBUSTED
Harry F. Nicoletti and fellow corrections officer Curtis J. Hoffman worked the 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. shift at the State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh's F Block, and they had long grated on each others' nerves.Mr. Hoffman, 46, of Robinson, said in interviews...
Gulibon Ready to Face Clark
Jimmy Gulibon and Cory Clark never have wrestled each other before, but the four-time state champions will become more familiar with each other in the next month.Gulibon, a four-time PIAA champion from Derry High School, and Clark, a four-time Iowa champion...
Have You Taken Care of Fido?
Pets play an exceedingly important part in the lives of our older clients. Pet ownership can have positive impacts on an owner's life by lowering blood pressure, reducing stress and depression and providing much needed companionship, especially to an...
Health Care Law Activists to Reach for Broad Political Targets
WASHINGTON -- Expect demonstrators to brandish placards reading "Hands off my health care!" and demanding a repeal of the 2010 health-care law. Expect doctors in white lab coats and patients who have suffered at the hands of insurance companies to hold...
Health Care Law's Day in Court How Historic Supreme Court Arguments Will Unfold This Week
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court review of President Barack Obama's health care law carries an unprecedented combination of economic, political and legal stakes.The court, which holds three days of arguments this week, will determine the fate of a measure...
Helpers Cloud Health Services Insurance, Private and Hospital Aides Have Varied Goals
Health care can be a tangle of red tape and frustrating dead ends, both on the clinical side and on the insurance end of things. But now, with the emergence of "health concierges" and "health care navigators" -- telephonic nurses and aides who walk customers through...
He Tells Lies So Well Mike Daisey Is Trying to Convince Himself That Deceiving People Is OK
Mike Daisey is a fantastic storyteller, in conflicting senses of the word. He is so earnest and persuasive that you believe him even on those many occasions when he is telling you a lie.Mr. Daisey, who has been at the center of a controversy involving no...
Illegal Possession of Timber Rattlesnakes Draws Fines
Two Cumberland County men felt the bite of fines for the illegal possession of timber rattlesnakes. An anonymous tip led authorities from the state Fish and Boat Commission and Board of Probation and Parole to a residence in South Mountain, Pa. Their...
INVESTIGATION IS COSTLY IN DOLLARS, TIME AND REPUTATIONS Series: BLOCKBUSTED
The inquiry into alleged abuses at the State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh has resulted in nine lengthy employee suspensions and three firings that have been challenged in lawsuits or arbitration, and the cost to taxpayers is rising. This month...
Is the Health Care Law Constitutional? It Expands Liberty Conservatives Didn't Consider It Unconstitutional until Obama Proposed It
According to Rick Santorum, unless repealed by Congress or revoked by the Supreme Court, health care reform -- i.e., "Obamacare" -- "will be the end of liberty in our country." Mitt Romney attempts to distinguish Obamacare from the nearly identical Romneycare...
Is the Health Care Law Constitutional? Strike It Down Sorry, but Obama's Health Care Law Is Just Not Constitutional
This summer, the Supreme Court will decide whether Congress violated the Constitution when it enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which contains an "individual mandate" requiring virtually every American to purchase health insurance. Based...
James Trager May 27, 1925 - Feb. 29, 2012 Brought Historical Facts to the Masses
In 1898, as history students learn, the battleship Maine blew up in Havana's harbor, but that was also the year Bayer Co. offered a new opiate cough medicine called Heroin, and the year the Kellogg brothers introduced cornflakes, which were so unpopular...
Komen Foundation Still Seeing Planned Parenthood Controversy Fallout
Fallout from the Planned Parenthood controversy continues at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, with several executives at headquarters and affiliates departing, questions arising about fundraising ability and structural changes under way to...
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....
Legislation Proposed to Fund Deteriorating Locks and Dams
WASHINGTON -- Legislation that would more than double the money available each year to fix the nation's crumbling locks and dams could be introduced as early as this week. It also would raise for the first time in 17 years the tax that barge operators...
Leonardo Cimino Nov. 4, 1917-March 3, 2012 Distinctive Looks Helped Foster Long Acting Career
Leonardo Cimino, who once thought his singular appearance would make an acting career improbable but who ended up spending more than 60 years as an in-demand character actor whose roles included gangsters, grandfathers, the pope, Vincent van Gogh and...
Little Rock Airport Renamed in Honor the Clintons
WASHINGTON -- At Little Rock National Airport, it's two for the price of one. No, we're not talking about airfare, but Clintons.The Arkansas capital's municipal airport commission voted unanimously Tuesday to rename the airport in honor of the former president...
Live Comedy Show to Debut on Youtube
The online Web entertainment site My Damn Channel will launch a new live comedy program -- "My Damn Channel LIVE" -- on its YouTube channel. It will be the first live daily comedy show on YouTube's original channel lineup.Comedian and writer Beth Hoyt...
Luck Allows Meeting with Pioneer's Co-Worker
TechMan experienced the tech version of serendipity last week when he received an email from Jackie Felix regarding the March 18 column about Konrad Zuse: "In 2008 after researching my family history for many years, I visited family in Germany. In our...
MARCH IN: 60 [Derived Headline]
THE FIRST SHOTBLOOD OVER POLITICS: If U.S. Rep. Brad Miller, D-North Carolina, lost any votes for his sporting stance on the eve of the region semifinals this week then so be it. With two schools from North Carolina -- the Tar Heels and N.C. State --...
Marquette Created a Buzz
MILWAUKEE -- It's hard to imagine that anybody would have pointed to Jae Crowder or Darius Johnson-Odom four years ago as the types of players whom a major college basketball program would lean on during its run to the regional semifinals of the NCAA...
Mental Health System Faces Increasing Stress Further Cuts Would Mean Care Delays
Unemployment, returning veterans and the 2008 closing of Mayview State Hospital have heaped pressure on the region's underfunded mental health service providers.People with anxiety, depression or other less serious problems can wait weeks, even a month,...
Mexico Joyfully Welcomes Pope's Visit
LEON, Mexico -- It had become tradition in Mexico. Before daybreak, youths would creep as close as security permitted and serenade their beloved Pope John Paul II with a song of greeting and celebration.Now a new, less familiar pope had come, seeking...
More Treats from a Santa Fe Sojourn
One of the best ways to preserve the memory of travel is to bring back culinary souvenirs. New Mexico can't exactly be packed up in a suitcase, but it was a lot more fun to arrive home with bags of Chimayo chile powder, chica (dried corn), Mexican oregano,...
More U.S. Drilling Didn't Drop Gas Price
WASHINGTON -- It's the political cure-all for high gas prices: Drill here, drill now. But more U.S. drilling has not changed how deeply the gas pump drills into your wallet, math and history show.A statistical analysis of 36 years of monthly, inflation- adjusted...
Mortgaging the Future of Natural Gas Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey Mcclendon Capitalizing Today on Tomorrow's Profits in West Virginia's Farmland
BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. An affiliate company owned by Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon is mortgaging its stake in West Virginia oil and gas leases, making Brooke County farmland part of a billionaire's portfolio built to profit on the promise of future...
My Fellow Appalachians: Our Region Rocks
Pennsylvanians generally don't think of themselves as being Appalachian, but the historian who wrote the book on the region would tell you that kind of thinking is itself Appalachian.The A-word is "essentially a term imposed from the outside," historian...
New York to Turn Up Jets on Tebowmania
DENVER -- This may be difficult to fathom, given Peyton Manning's highly publicized neck injury, but the Broncos believe he may be less of a health risk as an every-down quarterback than Tim Tebow.Tebow's rib and sternum injuries sustained during the...
Obama Takes Trip to S. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea -- President Barack Obama is opening his pitch for faster work to lock down nuclear material that could be used by terrorists with an up-close look at the nuclear front lines along the heavily militarized border with volatile North...
Out-of-Work Military Veterans Face New Battle
It seemed like an ordinary day in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital in Miramar, Fla. Erwig Irigoyen had settled into his nursing shift tending to broken arms or accidental cuts. Then a man came in with hands oozing and charred from a campfire.The...
Overtones from the 1960s Romney Is Struggling with the Same Forces in the Republican Party That His Father Faced Long Ago
In classical music an overtone is what's present but not easily discernible. The beauty of Brahms' music is enhanced by resonances you can barely hear. The clear, inspiring musical utterances of Bach are enriched by Byzantine harmonic structures.So,...
Pa. Gop Surveying Candidates, Hoping for Party Unity Santorum Says Loss in 2006 Was a 'Gift'
CAMP HILL, Pa. -- Seeking to reconnect with the Pennsylvania Republicans who launched his career and later rejected him, Rick Santorum told a gathering here Saturday that the dramatic loss of his Senate seat six years ago gave him new perspective on...
Patrick Buchanan Is Alarmed the Famous Conservative Deplores Our Demographic Trends. but Liberals Will Find Surprises
"Suicide of a Superpower" By Patrick BuchananSt. Martin's Press ($27.99)The subtitle of Patrick Buchanan's recent book, "Suicide of a Superpower," might well be "We Need More White People.""Will America Survive to 2025?" is the actual subtitle on his flag-draped...
Paul Guggenheimer
"You ask questions that you couldn't ask, you know, a sick dog!" It's not the response a radio host expects to hear from a legendary conductor and composer when asking basic questions about his childhood to showcase the musician before an appearance...
Penguins' Cooke Found Man of Steel to Lean On
The best place to start is during a television timeout at the Penguins-Winnipeg game Tuesday night. Curse your luck if you went for a beer or made a bathroom run or checked your cell phone and missed a "5 Questions With Penguins Defenseman Brooks Orpik"...
Penguins Jump Track Absorb First Loss in Regulation since Feb. 19 as Errors Prove Costly
OTTAWA -- It would be easy to blame the rookie goaltender for this.Wouldn't be entirely inappropriate, either.Brad Thiessen, making his fourth NHL start, stopped just 20 of 28 Ottawa shots in the Penguins' 8-4 loss to the Senators Saturday night at Scotiabank...
Penn State's Offense Worries Uconn Coach
Geno Auriemma knows Connecticut can keep pace with Penn State's high-powered offense, he would just prefer if the Huskies didn't have to.The top-seeded Huskies will face the fourth-seeded Nittany Lions today in the Kingston, R.I., regional semifinals....
People on the Move
AccountingSisterson & Co. LLP promoted Michele G. Jones, Brian R. Kuczinski and Deborah L. Ogrodnik to directors. ArchitecturalA|E Works Ltd. hired Anthony Frassetta as a security and technology specialist and Steven Bucha as a building designer.Association/OrganizationThe...
Peter Goodwin April 11, 1928-March 11, 2012 Had Leading Role in Crafting Death with Dignity Act
In 1970, a man with terminal bone cancer came to see Peter Goodwin, who practiced family medicine in Portland, Ore. The man had intractable pain and saw no point in prolonging his suffering. He pleaded with Dr. Goodwin for pills to end his life.His request...
Pitino Shifts Style, Still Wins
PHOENIX -- Here was Rick Pitino, the innovative basketball coach, sounding like the 59-year-old man he shockingly is.He stood in front of his Louisville squad during the pregame and reminisced about his first Final Four team, the 1987 Providence Friars,...
Point Guards at Center of Game
It's a riddle neither North Carolina nor Kansas finds funny.Is it better for your star guard -- the Tar Heels' Kendall Marshall -- to be injured and unable to play, or your star guard -- the Jayhawks' Tyshawn Taylor -- to play so miserably that at times he...
PROBE OF GUARDS STRUGGLES FOR FIRM EVIDENCE INVESTIGATION GREW AS CASE UNRAVELED [Corrected 04/29/12] Series: BLOCKBUSTED
Managers at the State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh noticed a disturbing trend in September 2010: Inmates who were imprisoned for sex crimes and were assigned to the lockup's F Block were requesting protective custody with unusual frequency. ...
Psychologist: Sandusky 'Predator,' 'Pedophile' in 1998 Says She Warned Police of Behavior
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- A psychologist who looked into a 1998 allegation against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky told police at the time that his behavior fit the profile of a likely pedophile, NBC News reported Saturday.Yet Mr....
Quakers Dethrone Planets
The past three years, the Class A Penguins Cup has been property of the Mars Planets.Not anymore.Quaker Valley beat Mars, 4-2, Saturday at Consol Energy Center to claim its first Penguins Cup since 2008, when the Quakers also beat the Planets in the...
Rangers Remain in First Shootout Win Keeps New York at the Top
A visit to Toronto to face the struggling Maple Leafs is just what the New York Rangers needed to create a little more space between them and the surging Penguins.Ryan Callahan's shootout goal gave New York a 4-3 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs...
Riding for Pal St. Pete Race a Tribute to Wheldon in Adopted Hometown
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The last time IndyCar was on the track as a series, the drivers tearfully turned five laps in tribute of fallen friend Dan Wheldon. Now, today's season opener is practically a tribute race. The drivers will compete for the first...
Robert P. Swartworth May 11, 1936 - March 23, 2012 Ross Postal Worker Was Also a Great Friend of Scouting
Robert Swartworth found nothing more relaxing than spending the morning fishing at Evergreen Community Park in Ross."He worked nights 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., and when he came home he would say he was too tired to go right to bed," his wife, Dolores, recalled....
Romney Shaken by Etch a Sketch the Landmark Toy Defends Himself in This Exclusive Interview
Eric Fehrnstrom, an adviser to Mitt Romney, last week likened the fall campaign to an Etch A Sketch. "Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign," Mr. Fehrnstrom said. "Everything changes. It's almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind...
Sabres Rookie Refines the Foligno Tradition
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Everywhere Sabres rookie forward Marcus Foligno turn, he is reminded of his father, Mike, and the grit and goal- scoring legacy the former captain established in Buffalo 30 years ago. Whether it's fans he meets on the streets, Sabres...
Santorum Takes Louisiana, but It's a Tough Road Ahead
Louisiana gave Rick Santorum one more dose of Southern comfort, but the former senator faces a tougher road through the month of April.After a 10-day break, the Republican candidates will compete in three winner-take-all primaries on April 3, in Maryland,...
Schools of Trout Conservation Is One Part of the Curriculum in the Statewide Trout in the Classroom Program
No one is born with an innate understanding of nature and how to relate to it in a civilized world. It's acquired knowledge. A growing number of conservationists say that's bad news for a generation of Americans growing up with few outdoors mentors and little...
Several Reasons to Get New Passport
Q: I will be traveling to Europe later this year. I don't look much like my passport picture anymore -- I've lost a lot of weight and quit coloring my hair. Do you think it will be a problem? Should I renew my passport early? It expires in 2013.A: State...
Smaller Cell Phone Carriers Rate Better among Cr Subscribers
When it comes to cell phone carriers, smaller may be better, according to a satisfaction survey of Consumer Reports' online subscribers.At the top of the ratings for standard service providers were Consumer Cellular, a national carrier that uses AT&T's...
Smith Still Adjusting to Idea of Retirement
Aaron Smith always said the Steelers would have to drag him kicking and screaming into retirement. They did just that earlier this month. He's still trying to adjust."I have my moments. Honestly, I'll probably have my moments for a long time," Smith...
Some Cameras Rival Movie Gear
Q: Are there any cameras that work equally well as a camcorder and as a digital camera? DANA OGDEN, San FranciscoA Some digital SLRs and interchangeable lens cameras can produce video footage that rival professional motion picture equipment costing tens...
Some Israelis Connect with Iran amid Threats of Military Strikes
JERUSALEM -- Ruthie Pliskin didn't want Israel's threats of a possible military strike to be the only message her country had for Iran. So the doctoral student from Tel Aviv posted a photo of herself and her cat on Facebook, with a sign in Farsi reading:...
STATE [Derived Headline]
STATEOrie jury to continue deliberations todayThe jury in the corruption trial of state Sen. Jane Orie will return today to deliberate after they told the judge Saturday that they were at a "serious impasse" after three days of deliberations. The Republican...
Study: Climate Prompts Beetle Population Explosion
Call it the beetle baby boom. Climate change could be throwing common tree killers called mountain pine beetles into a reproductive frenzy. A new study suggests that some beetles living in Colorado, which normally reproduce just once annually, now churn...
Syria Continues Drive to Retake Rebel Strongholds
BEIRUT -- Syrian troops continued their drive Saturday to retake rebel strongholds even as there were indications that diplomatic efforts to end the violence might be troubled just days after Western officials claimed a breakthrough.Those officials had...
Syrian Rebels Outgunned, Struggling for Supplies
GORENTAS, Turkey -- Syrian rebel commander Ahmad Mihbzt and his ragtag fighters grabbed their aging rifles to fight Syrian troops advancing on their village, but soon fled under a rain of exploding artillery shells."We will fight until our last drop...
Tabata Seeks Healthy Run ". . . His Mixture of Speed and Power Is Pretty Impressive"
BRADENTON, Fla. -- The bat starts its journey in an almost vertical position, perpendicular to the dirt and chalk of the batter's box.Eventually, its owner will reposition it, in a blur of wrists and elbows and hips, and turn it into less of a bat than...
Theater Hopping in London
LONDON -- Prepping members of the Post-Gazette's annual Critic's Choice theater tour to London in early March, I like to describe that fabulous, colorful city as a giant theme park of history, palaces, pubs, museums, shopping, street fairs, cathedrals...
Theater Hopping in Pittsburgh
LONDON -- Oliver Goldsmith's famous "She Stoops to Conquer" (1773) is exactly what Americans expect of Britain's National Theatre: a sprawling, roistering comedy classic, performed with clarity, invention and style. That it's staged in the big Olivier Theatre...
'The Crisis of Zionism' Peter Beinart's Argument -- That Many U.S. Jewish Organizations Have Put Uncritical Support for Israel Ahead of a Liberal Democratic Zionism -- Has Its Merits. but One of His Solutions Will Make Things Worse
"The Crisis of Zionism" By Peter BeinartTimes Books/Henry Holt ($26)In June 2010, Peter Beinart published a long article in the New York Review of Books with a provocative title: "The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment."In it, he attacked major...
The Gilded Age of Advertising in the '60S, Mad Men Execs Ruled the Culture
The real Madison Avenue "Mad Men" of the 1960s had pretty wild imaginations, but they never would have believed that people would be sitting around watching their work half a century later on YouTube. TV commercials in the early days of the medium were...
The Qwerty Effect
What makes you like one word more than another? Meaning is part of it: Most of us prefer words like bunny to words like ringworm. Age and poetic associations play a role, so that forthwith garners more warm fuzzies than monetize, and ineffable feels...
The Run Network Programmers Adopting Cable Scheduling Model
The cable model of airing a full season of a show with few interruptions -- and then a longer wait between seasons -- has trickled down in more modest form to broadcast networks.Viewers saw it when ABC stopped breaking up a season of "Lost" from September...
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