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Articles from September 26, 2013

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$1 Million in Grants Coming to Airport
The Butler County Airport will get about a million dollars in improvements in the coming months because of two grants that are on the horizon. Airport manager Ivan Longdon learned this month that the Butler County Airport Authority has been awarded a...
4runner Is a Rugged Ride
2013 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4x4: Let's head for the hills.Price: $39,871 as tested. (A two-wheel-drive version can be had for $31,490. But, really, who'd want a 2Runner?)Marketer's pitch: "Bred for adventure."Conventional wisdom: Edmunds.com liked the...
A Big Bird, a Big Blue Tardis Land at Pittsburgh Comicon
Some of today's best-known writers and illustrators in the comic- book world will make appearances at Pittsburgh Comicon, where they will share the Monroeville Convention Center floor with a familiar blue police box and a very big bird.In a rare convention...
Actress Sheds Her Second-Banana Baggage
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Paula Patton is as bubbly as a freshly popped magnum of champagne -- always.Flirtatious, girlish, she's married to her childhood sweetheart, pop-star-of-the-moment Robin Thicke. But she still works it, on screen and off, especially when...
Ads: No Plans to Pay
College athletic directors say they are working on recommendations to help improve college athletics, but paying players is not in the plan. The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the IA Athletic Directors Association wrapped...
After Setback Knoch Rallies to Go 3-1
It might be a bit of an overstatement to call an 0-1 start a "hole," but after a season-opening loss to Greensburg Salem, the Knoch football team got its 2013 campaign started behind the proverbial eight ball. Since that first loss, though, the Knights...
Aliquippa Man Sentenced for Role in Planned Robbery
Invited to join in a plot to rob a house in which a dealer purportedly stashed his cocaine, Edward Harris said yes, claiming, "I'm the man, I'm the gun."The only problems: The stash house wasn't real, and the man proposing the robbery was an undercover...
Amazon Unveils Kindle Fire Hdx with 24/7 Live Aid CEO Bezos Says Feature Utilizes Firm's Massive Cloud Infrastructure
SEATTLE -- Amazon is refreshing its lineup of tablet computers with new devices called Kindle Fire HDX, which are significantly faster and lighter than the previous generation.The 7-inch and 8.9-inch versions also have sharper, more colorful displays...
America's Cup's Improbable Victors the Greatest Comeback in Sports History
SAN FRANCISCO - Something pretty damn amazing, over the bounding main and the bounding bay, happened Wednesday. A remarkable comeback was completed with the conclusion of the America's Cup finals, sailing's three-week-long Super Bowl. The Oracle...
A Neighborly Repast Greens, Beans and Other Italian Dishes Draw Regulars to Legends of the North Shore
"It's just so simple," said Dan Bartow, chef at Legends of the North Shore, of his greens and beans. "The Italians can turn peasant food into a delightful dish." At the table, I fork greens to unleash the heady fragrance of garlic and parmesan. Halfway...
Another Brewery Opens on Butler St
"Congratulations on both your babies," one beer drinker said to Matt Gouwens."This is my big baby," replied the proud papa, as he enjoyed opening day at his Hop Farm Brewing Co. in Lawrenceville this past Saturday, Sept. 21. His little baby, Samuel,...
Anything Goes to Solve Woes at Ot
Starting positions are won and lost in training camp. At least that's the way it's supposed to work.But, as the Steelers prepare to play the Minnesota Vikings Sunday in London, they're staging another week of competition to see which players are best-suited...
As Cruz Ends Protest, Senate Votes to Take Up Budget Bill
WASHINGTON -- After a marathon day and night of talking, the Senate moved Wednesday toward a budget plan that would keep the government open past a Monday night deadline while maintaining funding for the new health care law.The final vote by the Democratic-run...
A Turnaround Season after Dismal 2012, Penn Hills Emerges as a Contender
Penn Hills senior Mark Osborne couldn't have experienced a much more trying introduction to varsity soccer than he did in 2012.After spending his first two years of high school focusing solely on travel soccer commitments, Osborne, a midfielder, joined...
Bad Songs Say So Much
Blender declared it to be "We Built This City." Spinner said "Who Let the Dogs Out?" Rebecca Black's "Friday," if it can be counted, surely deserves a vote, in spite of the hilarity it provides. So, what is the worst song of all time? Prompted by Zac...
Bell's Return Should Be Boost for Near-Dormant Run Game
They have more -- and more distinct -- phone booths in London than they do in Pittsburgh, so maybe Le'Veon Bell can be the one to emerge from one Sunday to save the season for the Steelers.After all, Mike Tomlin did not warn Steelers fans that Bell would not...
Benny Hinn Encourages Followers to 'Plant a Seed' for Prosperity
Money can't buy you a miracle, televangelist Benny Hinn told a crowd of hundreds Wednesday night."Only a fool believes that," Mr. Hinn said, during the first of three services the controversial faith-healer and prosperity gospel proponent is holding...
Big Ben Rings Wrong Bell
As Team Total Panic made final preparations for a trans-Atlantic mission seeking distant escape routes from its 0-3 ditch, it could be said that there has never been a more tangible sense of team unity than exists on this particular Steelers edition.It...
Bill Proposes Review of Charter School Funding State House Plan Calls for Commission to Study Regulations
HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania House on Wednesday sent the Senate a package of revisions to charter school regulations, including a temporary change in payments to cyber charter schools while a commission examines charter funding.The funding structure...
Birds Worth Tweeting about Bird Watching 101 in Wexford
Here's something you might want to tweet about. Harlan Hyde Jr. is coming to Wexford tonight, sowing seeds for the nation's No. 2 hobby. It's "Bird Watching 101," a seminar at Soergel Orchards. Mr. Hyde, 38, comes to us from Connecticut, where he...
Burton Morris
With a signature style featuring vivid colors and icons of pop culture, the artwork of Pittsburgh native Burton Morris is recognized by audiences around the world. Born in 1964 and raised in Churchill, Mr. Morris spent hours sketching superheroes from...
Canevin Has Big Goals in Mind
Bishop Canevin girls volleyball coach Kevin Walters believes the Crusaders have the talent and desire required to win the WPIAL Class A title ... but he would prefer that his team not be ranked No. 1."Not really," said Walters, when asked if he likes...
Carson Fills Need at Clarion after Qb's Early Knee Injury
As he watched Ben Fiscus lay on the turf with a knee injury late in the first half of an eventual win Sept. 21 against Lock Haven, Clarion football coach Jay Foster had the natural concerns.Was his successful fourth-year starting quarterback OK? How...
Central Facing a Major Exam
Two teams that share an identical record and dreams for a WPIAL Class AAAA championship meet in a crucial Northern Eight Conference showdown at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Highmark Stadium adjacent to Station Square on the South Side.For both Central Catholic,...
Christopher Koch July 16, 1932 - Sept. 23, 2013 Author of 'Year of Living Dangerously'
Christopher Koch, who was widely regarded as one of Australia's finest novelists and whose best-known book, "The Year of Living Dangerously," became even better known as a film, died Monday in Hobart, Australia. He was 81.The cause was cancer, said his...
Clash at the Casino Was He Cheated? You Bet, He Says
Frizel Cager Jr. of Mc-Keesport thought he had a winning poker hand at the Rivers Casino on April 10, 2012, but there was a bad sport at the table, he said.The game was Texas hold'em. Two cards are dealt face down to each player. Three cards are dealt...
Coach's Critics May Be the Sick Ones
LOS ANGELES-It never ceases to amaze how sports can become a morality play, and take so many wrong and disgusting turns along the way. Take the case of the football coach of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, Jerry Kill. Kill has epilepsy....
College Board: Sat Results Should Be Cause for Alarm 43 ; of Students Ready for College
Fewer than one-half of the nation's high school graduating class in 2013 who took the SAT -- 43 percent -- are academically ready to tackle college-level work, a report released today by the College Board says.If that sounds familiar, there's a reason:...
Company Mergers Can Resemble a New Marriage
Mergers and acquisitions may be a fixture of modern business dealings, but when a company gets bought out, its employees rarely know what to expect from the new leadership.In addition to the challenge of adapting to new practices comes a great deal of...
Coraopolis Man Works for Clean Water Filters Could Make It Potable in Nigeria
A Point Park University professor from Coraopolis was in Nigeria last month, training residents to make water filters that could provide potable water to thousands.Christopher Rolinson, a professor of photojournalism and photography, is chairman of Braddock-based...
Crosby, Wingers Good Mesh on Ice as Well as off It, despite Vastly Different Personalities
DETROIT -- Right winger Pascal Dupuis was eyeing his regular center, Sidney Crosby, in the Penguins locker room one day this week. There was a twinkle in those eyes."He's a ... relatively ... young veteran," Dupuis said of Crosby. "He looks 30, but I...
Daughter of Orie Melvin Charged with Insurance Fraud
The daughter of former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin was charged Wednesday with insurance fraud after investigators say she lied about the date of an accident so it would be covered under her policy, which had lapsed for nonpayment.Casey...
Debt Limit Deadline Is Oct. 17, Treasury Secretary Tells Boehner
WASHINGTON -- The Treasury has handed Congress an urgent deadline: Oct. 17.On that day, unless Congress were to raise the debt ceiling, the Treasury would have only $30 billion cash on hand, putting the United States on the precipice of an unprecedented...
Defense Has Not Mastered House Rules
When Pitt defensive coordinator Matt House was asked how he thought his unit performed in the Panthers' 58-55 victory Saturday against Duke, he had a simple response:"Thank God, we didn't give up 59."True, the Panthers came away with a wild victory in...
Dinner in 25 Minutes: Lump Crab Quesadillas
This is part of the Six O'Clock Scramble's Family Dinner Challenge. Aviva Goldfarb, founder of the online meal-planning service Six O'Clock Scramble, has devised a solid game plan for fall, when school activities really kick in. She has compiled research...
'Dizzying' Period Arrives for Health Exchanges Groups Take Steps to Ease Enrollment
Open enrollment for the health insurance marketplace plans being offered under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act begins Tuesday, but don't expect a floodgate effect."This is the largest policy change in a generation and it's very complex....
Eating at This Event Helps Others to Eat Better
Three chefs from local businesses will collaborate Monday evening, Sept. 30, to cook dinner for "No Menu Monday" at the Strip District's Bar Marco to benefit local promotion of nutritional health.Dinner chefs will be Brian Hammond, executive chef and...
Ef Standout Finds Ways to Score
Elizabeth Forward's Matt Bernadowski has already made a name for himself in track.Now it seems like no one can track him down on the football field.Bernadowski, a senior wide receiver and also one of the top hurdlers in the state, is a gamebreaker. When...
Employees Value Communication and Appreciation
In the business world, communication is key. Whether it's regular meetings or mass emails, everyone has to be on the same page and have a sense of direction in order to drive the company forward. Appreciation, both of the customers and the company's...
Every Picture Tells His Story Wwii Veteran Photographed His Service, Life
Like millions of other young Americans, Eugene Donatelli had an opportunity to tour the world between 1941 and 1945, courtesy of Uncle Sam.Unlike most of the other citizen-soldiers, Donatelli, a native of Beaver County, left behind an extensive photographic...
FBI Sent to Kenya to Probe Mall Siege
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Viewing the deadly siege at a shopping mall in Kenya as a direct threat to its security, the United States is deploying dozens of FBI agents to investigate the wreckage, hoping to glean every piece of information possible to help prevent...
Fedex Ground, Turner Dairy Encourage Employees' Input
Top-down decision-making is all too common in workplaces, and often, employees are left in the dark about major company breakthroughs as a result.But two companies, FedEx Ground and Turner Dairy Farms, stood out in this year's Top Workplaces survey for...
Festival Celebrates the Hatch Chile
What's the one food that makes you go weak in the knees when you see, smell or taste it?If you've ever been to the American Southwest, no doubt Hatch chiles are on the list. Every year at the beginning of September, the small New Mexican village of Hatch...
FIRST-CLASS FESTIVAL OF FIRSTS INCLUDES LAUNCH OF A 40-FOOT-HIGH RUBBER DUCK [Corrected 10/05/13]
he elephant in the room is a giant duck. That would be the 35- feet-long and 30-foot-wide rubber duck that will emerge on the Ohio River to herald the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's third Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts. But First things first....
Florida Georgia Line Crosses Over
The guys in Florida Georgia Line thought they were riding a whirlwind when their first single improbably made it to the top of the country charts late last year.With Nelly having entered the picture, sending the remix of "Cruise" rocketing up the pop...
Franklin's Perry Is Third in Wpial
For the second consecutive year, Franklin Regional's Natalia Perry won her last match at the WPIAL Class AAA singles tournament, but just like in 2012, Perry will miss out on playing in the PIAA tournament.Perry, a sophomore, defeated Pine-Richland's...
Freeman Benched in Favor of Glennon
Less than five seasons after declaring Josh Freeman was the future of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the struggling franchise is tying its hopes to another rookie quarterback.Coach Greg Schiano benched Freeman in favor of untested Mike Glennon, two days after...
Friends Lend Their 'Last Two Ears'
This last month, I've been recovering from surgery. For the first few weeks, I ate mostly with a spoon. My husband, Bob, took over the kitchen, but he's no longer thrilled with cooking the plain, carb- based food that I crave. We had a good run with...
Gandolfini's Sweet Nature Shines in Next-to-Last Role
HACKENSACK, N.J. James Gandolfini was such a good actor that as you watch the new movie "Enough Said" - and fall in love with his funny and endearing character, Albert - you can actually forget for long chunks of screen time that the real man is gone....
Gateway Tries to Find the Right Combo
Gateway High School girls soccer coach Kevin Sanders knew very well that defending the section title this season would be difficult.For starters, the Gators had to replace Carly Seneca, a four- year starter, four-time All-WPIAL selection and three-time...
Gathering Celebrates the Gluten-Free Life
A conference on gluten-free living this Saturday, Sept. 28, will include six speakers, vendors selling and offering free samples of gluten-free products, and even screening bloodwork for those suspecting they have celiac disease.The conference will be...
Growling Stomach Can Mean More Than Just Hunger
DEAR DOCTOR K: Why does my stomach sometimes make growling noises? DEAR READER: Maybe your stomach is trying to talk to my stomach. My stomach is periodically trying to talk to someone, that's for sure. Stomach noises happen in everyone, although they...
Guinness-Fueled 'Holiday' Troubles Many in Ireland
DUBLIN - Ireland's love affair with pub and pint is sparking national soul-searching as never before because of an unofficial holiday dreamed up by Guinness. Today's celebrations of Arthur's Day, honoring the 18th-century founder of Ireland's quintessential...
Having Lost Sons and Mother, He Faces Jail in Brother's Killing
Andre Rankin's two sons were killed in a fire six years ago.And his mother was the victim of a homicide that same year.And now, Rankin will spend the next eight to 16 years in prison for killing his own brother.He pleaded guilty Wednesday to voluntary...
He Dances to City's Tune Macarthur 'Genius' Winner Stays a Pittsburgher
It you watch choreographer, dancer and "genius grant" winner Kyle Abraham's video on the MacArthur Foundation website, look closely at his T-shirt in the dance scenes. It's from Pittsburgh's Ozanam summer basketball program, which his father used to...
His Kind of Night Country Superstar Luke Bryan Brings His Touring Juggernaut to Burgettstown
It looks like Luke Bryan and Zac Brown won't be touring together any time soon.The latter declared in a recent radio interview that "That's My Kind of Night," the latest Bryan single, is "the worst song I ever heard."He prefaced that by saying, "I love...
His Work Abroad Is Limiting Wander's Mayoral Campaign
The odds against any Republican candidate for mayor of Pittsburgh are steep -- tougher still when he's campaigning from a continent or two away.Rather than knocking on doors, making speeches or seeking out babies to kiss, in recent weeks Josh Wander...
How about the Book of Colquitt?
DENVER - "The Book of Manning." Have you seen it? The documentary of Archie, Olivia and the Manning boys aired Tuesday. It is award-winningly good, a living-room view of football's first family. Two thumbs-up. Here, ESPN, is another idea: the Book...
Hurtling through the English Countryside and Clashing with Rifle- Toting Men. [Derived Headline]
Hurtling through the English countryside and clashing with rifle- toting men in camouflage gear last week, a North Side woman became a star player in the biggest United Kingdom animal-rights battle in a decade.For months Rebecca Reid, 52, had been closely...
Intrasquad Champ Sewickley Teammates Decide Wpial Class AA Title
The Sewickley Academy girls tennis program has a PIAA team title, multiple WPIAL team titles, a WPIAL singles champion and a few WPIAL doubles victors.But last Thursday was a first for the Panthers program.For the first time, Sewickley had both finalists...
Investing in Employees Creates Winning Atmosphere
Sometimes in order to find the ingredients for a great workplace, you have to look outside the office.In the annual Top Workplaces survey, employees at the nonprofit Mainstay Life Services reported that they benefit from receiving the formal training...
In West Philadelphia, There Is a Sweet Spot Seven Stories Up
PHILADELPHIA -- Something sweet is being cultivated in the skies over West Philadelphia.Seven stories above a busy shopping center and the Mann Music amphitheater, a swarm of 1.5 million bees are taking up residence on the expansive, barren industrial...
Iran's President Condemns Holocaust
WASHINGTON -- As he conducts a high-profile goodwill visit to New York this week, Iran's new president, Hasan Rouhani, says he is bringing a simple message of peace and friendship. But Wednesday, Mr. Rouhani set off a political storm here and in Iran,...
It's a Century Showdown
Friday night's showdown between Seton-LaSalle and South Fayette at South Fayette Stadium will pit teams that won the past four Century Conference championships against each other. Both teams are entering play with 4-0 records and looking for the inside...
Jayhawks in Prime-Time Battle
High school football fans around Western Pennsylvania may have been looking forward to seeing one of the WPIAL's premier running backs display his abilities live on television this week.Unfortunately, Washington High School's Shai McKenzie will not be on...
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....
Learning from the Past Shaped Top Bosses
Even the very best of bosses make mistakes. By Pittsburgh's accounting, those best bosses are Chuck Hammel of Pitt Ohio trucking, Charlotte Zuschlag of ESB Bank and Donald Albensi of Albensi Dental Laboratory Inc. Those three were identified as top...
Lebo's Frey Targets State Title High School Tennis
Callie Frey still thinks about what happened Nov. 3, 2012. On that day, the Blue Devils senior lost her only match during the 2012 high school season, 7-5, 6-3, to Plymouth Whitemarsh's Cristina Kaiser.Unfortunately for Frey, it happened to be in the...
Leechburg Senior Claims Title Again Barto Makes It Back-to-Back Crowns with Birdie on First Playoff Hole
Matt Barto's high school career at Leechburg has been rewarding, but occasionally challenging. The WPIAL Class AA individual championship at Sewickley Heights Golf Club was another chapter in his story. Five times he hit his ball into fairway bunkers....
Lions Serving Up Goose Eggs
Figuring out why South Fayette is undefeated through its first 11 games isn't a very difficult task: the Lions have yet to surrender a goal this season."We've played real solid defensively," South Fayette coach Rob Eldridge said. "We've had a half dozen...
Lions Use Tight 'D' to Win South Fayette Blanking Its Foes
Figuring out why South Fayette is undefeated through its first 11 games isn't a very difficult task: the Lions have yet to surrender a goal this season."We've played real solid defensively," South Fayette coach Rob Eldridge said. "We've had a half dozen...
Lists and Social Networking Sites Help Job Seekers Gauge Workplace Culture
Every year, the Post-Gazette undertakes the painstaking effort of determining which workplaces in Pittsburgh are the best places to work. But to what avail? Who uses these rankings, and what are they useful for?It turns out that the latest generation...
LITTLE BITES [Derived Headline]
A HAUTE SANDWICHAs a part of this week's No Menu Monday at Bar Marco in the Strip, chef Justin Severino of Cure and baker extraordinaire Rick Easton of Bread and Salt fancied up Pittsburgh-style Primanti Bros. sandwiches for one night only."We served...
LOCAL [Derived Headline]
AGENCY FUNDS HILL, LARIMER HOUSING The Pittsburgh Housing Authority turned up the heat today on a massive rebuilding effort by shifting some $20 million to its nonprofit redevelopment arm and preparing to tap reserves for twice that amount in 2014....
Mansfield U. to Cut 54 Faculty, Staff Jobs Enrollment Decline, Reduced Funds Cited
Mansfield University revealed plans Wednesday to eliminate 54 jobs, including up to 29 full-time faculty, in a bid to shore up its budget amid successive enrollment declines and sharp state funding losses.The school becomes the third member of the State...
Marshmallows: A Campfire's Best Friend
Marshmallows are a longtime favorite of cookouts and camping trips. One may wonder what they are made of and how they got their weird name.The name comes from the marsh mallow plant (Althaea officinalis), which grows in swampy fields and has a soft,...
'Measure Back' Engages with Armchair Warriors
One play about war led to another, and director Christopher McElroen and actor T. Ryder Smith were compelled to create "Measure Back," a world premiere that examines the roles of the armchair warriors on the homefront. The idea came about when the friends...
Michael J. Fox, Robin Williams Return to Series TV
LOS ANGELES Two new series debut tonight, each featuring a giant name in television comedy. Robin Williams, who "nano, nano-ed" his way fame on the TV series "Mork & Mindy," stars in the new CBS show "The Crazy Ones," while Michael J. Fox, who brokered...
Mission Drives the Most Meaningful and Ethical Workplaces
For the winners of this year's most meaningful and most ethical awards, the honor comes as an affirmation of their core missions.Both organizations -- Therapeutic Early Intervention Services, whose employees rated it tops in Meaningfulness, and Emmaus Community...
MOVIE GUIDE [Derived Headline]
OPENING FRIDAY BAGGAGE CLAIM Paula Patton plays a flight attendant determined to get engaged before her youngest sister's wedding. With 30 days to find Mr. Right, she uses her airline connections to "accidentally" meet eligible ex-boyfriends and...
Mt. Pleasant in Conference Title Hunt
Mount Pleasant has plenty of offensive firepower. A week ago, the Vikings scored a school-record 74 points against Charleroi Area.But Mount Pleasant coach Bo Ruffner said he's been even more impressed with how well his team has done on the other side...
Munch Goes to Everyday's a Sundae
Unless you're getting takeout (which Munch often is), ambiance at a restaurant matters. We go some places because we want to feel fancy and to dine on nonplastic tablecloths. We go to others because we want to feel like we're a part of something cool...
MUNICIPAL NEWS [Derived Headline]
HeidelbergLive music, dancing, German and American foods and beers, crafts, children's activities and Zambelli fireworks will be part of Heidelberg's Oktoberfest from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday.Oktoberfest will feature Mansfield 5 with Carl Stocker, Don Wojtila...
Na Team Enjoys Success on Links
Dede Rittman has been coaching golf for either the boys team or the girls team at North Allegheny for more than 30 years. So, the memories are plentiful as she considers the teams she has coached. She's especially enjoying a season which has seen the...
NATION [Derived Headline]
TRAIN SHUTDOWN CAUSES NYC GRIDLOCK NEW YORK - Parts of Interstate 95 turned into a virtual parking lottoday as tens of thousands of Metro-North Railroad commuters scrambled for alternate routes between the densely populated Connecticut suburbs and...
New Brighton Suffers More Than One Loss
For the first three weeks of the WPIAL football season, no team was putting up bigger offensive numbers than New Brighton. The Lions, who finished just 3-6 in 2012, were off to their first 3-0 start since 2004, but even more eye-catching than their wins were...
New Mexico's Drought Threatens the Flow of a Culture
MORA, N.M. - For 200 years, the earthen water canal has nourished the land where Peggy Boney's farm now sits. It sustains the alfalfa pastures for her cattle and the corn and pumpkins she puts on her kitchen table for supper. Much of her life has...
New Surface Tablets Make Typing Easy
NEW YORK - Is Microsoft's Surface a tablet or a laptop? I'm not quite sure, but it is a lot easier to type on than an iPad. The software company unveiled updates to its Surface tablet computers Monday at an event in New York, where I had a short amount...
No. 1 Canevin Has Big Goals in Mind Crusaders Targeting a Wpial Title
Bishop Canevin girls volleyball coach Kevin Walters believes the Crusaders have the talent and desire required to win the WPIAL Class A title ... but he would prefer that his team not be ranked No. 1."Not really," said Walters, when asked if he likes...
No Report on Orpik after On-Ice Collision
DETROIT -- The Penguins, with a lineup close to what they might use when the season opens, dominated a watered-down Detroit lineup in a 5-1 preseason win Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena.They finished their preseason schedule 3-2-1.Chris Kunitz had...
Obamacare Signups System 'Ready to Go,' Shutdown or Not
WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans' threat to stop funding the federal government come next Monday won't stop the Affordable Care Act's online insurance markets from opening on Tuesday, top White House aides say."Whether there is a government shutdown...
Obama, Gop Leaders Duel over Health Insurance
LARGO, Md. -Congress is creating a lot of confusion over health care reform, but it's pretty simple, President Barack Obama told an enthusiastic crowd at a community college today. America has been the only advanced nation in the world where there...
Obama Refocuses U.S. Foreign Policy Gets an Adjustment at the U.N
President Barack Obama reset U.S. foreign policy in realistic ways Tuesday during his annual speech at the United Nations General Assembly.It was in need of resetting in the wake of recent developments, particularly the shift in the U.S. approach to...
Oilman Wants Tough Regulation If Americans Don't Get Comfortable with Fracking, They'll Ban It
With the exception of Gov. Jerry Brown, there may be no bigger fan of California's new law regulating fracking than the outspoken CEO of a Texas oil company who calls the bill Mr. Brown signed last week "the toughest in the states." Chris Faulkner, CEO...
Opera Not Sheepish about Market Square Recital
It was not quite an aria to a ewe. But today, at the Farmer's Market in Market Square, Downtown, it came pretty close. People who visited the square this afternoon to shop for lunch, produce or desserts at the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership's weekly...
Oracle Pulls off Sailing Miracle Wins 8 Consecutive Races to Retain Cup
SAN FRANCISCO -- The big black cat almost used up its last life at the start, burying its bow in a wave and falling behind a boatload of Kiwis. Of course, it was only fitting in this America's Cup that Oracle Team USA would need to survive near-defeat...
Outstanding Management Reaps Rewards
A good management team, just like the captain of a ship, is necessary to steer any business in the right direction.Three businesses in Pittsburgh excelled in management-related special categories, based on Workplace Dynamics rankings. The Doubletree...
Pakistani Earthquake Death Toll Rises Past 300
ISLAMABAD -- The death toll from a devastating earthquake in western Pakistan rose to 327 Wednesday, as soldiers and rescue workers scrambled to reach victims in one of the country's most remote areas.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is in New York,...
Penguins Send 3 to Wilkes-Barre
The Penguins assigned three players to their American Hockey League affiliate in Wilkes-Barre today to trim their training camp roster to 29. Forwards Harry Zolnierczyk and Zach Sill and defenseman Brian Dumoulin were sent to the Baby Penguins, although...
Pine-Richland's Offense Showing Lots of Balance
Gaining yards was not so much the issue last season for the Pine- Richland High School football team. After all, the Rams had a 1,200-yard passer, a 600-yard receiver and a 1,000-yard rusher on the 2012 squad. Scoring points, however, was sometimes the...
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