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Articles from October 6, 2013

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'1984' + Facebook = 'The Circle' in Dave Eggers' Dystopian Novel, an Internet Company Misshapes the World with Its Relentless Perfection
"THE CIRCLE"By Dave Eggers.Knopf/McSweeney's ($27.95).As Dave Eggers' "The Circle" opens, Mae Holland arrives for the first day of work at the Circle, an extremely powerful Internet company located in the fictional town of San Vincenzo. She couldn't feel...
2DO [Derived Headline]
MONDAYSue Grafton will discuss her latest alphabet mystery featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone, "W Is for Wasted," as part of the Literary Evenings, Monday Night Lecture Series at Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, at 7:30 p.m....
66 Killed in String of Attacks in Iraq
BAGHDAD -- A suicide bomber blew himself up among a crowd of Shiite pilgrims passing through a mainly Sunni neighborhood in Baghdad and another detonated his explosives inside a cafe north of the capital, the deadliest of several attacks across Iraq...
80 Years Ago
Defiant pickets walking the line in Ambridge. Others standing in groups. Deputy sheriffs, white handkerchiefs knotted around their arms for identification.Then it happened.The sound of a shot. Another. Then another. Tear gas bombs pouring out clouds...
Advertisers More Savvy at Matching Up Users' History on Multiple Digital Devices
SAN FRANCISCO -- Once, only hairdressers and bartenders knew people's secrets.Now, smartphones know everything -- where people go, what they search for, what they buy, what they do for fun and when they go to bed. That is why advertisers, and tech companies...
A Light at the End of the 'Suicide Disease' Tunnel
PITTSTON, Pa. -- His symptoms started in late January 2012, when Kim W. Pace experienced an odd sensation of heat in his lips and nostrils. Eventually the heat became a burning and progressed to his lips and gums, the area near his left eye and his teeth."It...
A Magic Power in Nlds Games 1 and 2 in St. Louis, Pedro Alvarez Put His $100 Million Swing on Display
ST. LOUIS -- There is no more important player to the Pirates' present and future than third baseman Pedro Alvarez. Not wonderful rookie phenom Gerrit Cole, who gave the team the season-sustaining lift it needed Friday in Game 2 of the National League...
Americans in Control at Muirfield Rain Again Forces Delay in Day 3, but U.S. Team Has Five-Point Lead
DUBLIN, Ohio -- The Presidents Cup has a familiar feel in so many ways.Players leave every night in darkness and resume matches the next morning when it's almost as dark. The rain never leaves, with another half-inch accumulating on top of a previous...
AROUND THE ACC [Derived Headline]
Conference OverallAtlantic__ W__ L__ Pct.__ W__ L__ Pct.Clemson__ 3__ 0__ 1.00__ 5__ 0__ 1.00Florida State__ 3__ 0__ 1.00__ 5__ 0__ 1.00Boston Coll.__ 1__ 1__ .500__ 3__ 2__ .600Wake Forest__ 1__ 2__ .667__ 3__ 3__ .500Maryland__ 0__ 1__ .000__ 4__ 1__...
Art on Loan Braddock Library's Art Lending Collection Is Part of Carnegie International
Ruthie Stringer was a young girl when she first visited an art lending library and was allowed to pick out her very favorite artwork to take home, just like she would a book. She couldn't have imagined that her childhood experience would years later...
Asides
GRADUATING from high school has always been important, but life teaches its own lessons -- and it's good that society respects such learning, too. That is how a McKeesport man, Leo Puma, 88, finally got his high school diploma. As reported by the Post-...
'A Symbol of Resilience' at 85, Marilyn Maye Is Still Wowing Audiences with Cabaret Show
Marilyn Maye can't recall whether she has made a stop in Pittsburgh in her 85 years, but she plans to make up for that oversight on Monday night, when she opens the second season of the Trust Cabaret Series.The engagement is sandwiched between concerts...
Banister Filling out According to Script
Before every game, Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister fills out a lineup card with penmanship so precise it would make a school teacher proud.There is one school teacher, in particular, that he has always wanted to make proud.Banister's meticulous handwriting...
Bennett Expected to Return to Right Wing
For weeks, Beau Bennett was asked ad nauseam about switching from his natural position, right wing, to the left side, where he was expected to play for the Penguins alongside Evgeni Malkin or Brandon Sutter.He insisted it doesn't really matter.Now it...
Blender Tests Shake Things Up
A top-notch blender is a versatile kitchen appliance, good for making smoothies and frozen drinks, plus less obvious dishes, such as hummus, churn-free ice cream and even soup.Consumer Reports' recent tests of 65 blenders, including conventional stand...
Boston Powers Past Detroit
The Boston Bruins are having a little fun so far this season watching 6-foot-9 defenseman Zdeno Chara turn into a power forward on the power play.Chara scored a power-play goal and helped set up Torey Krug's score with the man advantage by just standing...
Breaking Down Barriers Names That Are Difficult to Pronounce, Unconventional Can Be a Hindrance in Business
Bob Rogers has 1,200 employees at Development Dimensions International, a Bridgeville-based management consulting firm.Every year he gives awards to the cream of the crop, and every year he mangles a few names. It can't be helped. DDI has offices in 26...
Brown's Ambitious Agenda Could Be Template for D.C
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- For the first two years of his late-in- life second act as governor, Jerry Brown focused almost exclusively on California's woeful budget situation.Now, with the immediate crisis having passed after a hard-won tax increase, Brown...
Buying Here: Aleppo
Tucked away in the woods outside of Sewickley is a 21/2-story farmhouse that belongs in a storybook. But instead of Hansel and Gretel, you'll see the occasional flock of turkeys, a wandering deer or maybe a salamander slipping into the creek out back....
By Not Being Linked, Gas Facilities Avoid High Pollution Designation
More than 450 natural gas compressor stations and processing plants have been built in Pennsylvania since 2008, when Marcellus Shale gas development kicked into another, higher gear.Collectively, the rapidly multiplying facilities emit tens of thousands...
Campaign Underway for Fresno QB
Twelve years ago Sunday, on Sept. 29, 2001, Derek Carr had his first brush with the Heisman Trophy. He hopes it won't be the last. That was the day the hallowed bronze statue made a tour stop at Fresno State as the nationally ranked and undefeated Bulldogs welcomed...
Cast in a New Light Once-Drab 'Three Sisters' Now Stand out like Rubies
For years, the three nondescript buildings on Wood Street rarely drew a second glance, let alone a first. Now, after nearly $1 million in renovations, some folks can't believe what they're seeing."Some of them were trying to get photographs of what they...
Checks & Balances Awards Season Is Still Months Away, but It's Never Too Soon to Kick off Your Campaign
This game, at its heart, is really all about just one trophy.Stands nearly three feet tall, weighs 341/2 pounds. Has a bit of a glow to it.Over the decades, it has held everything from champagne to dog food, along with the dreams of countless players...
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CITYWestern Psych shooter's mom target of pending lawsuitThe mother of a mentally ill gunman who killed one employee and wounded five other people at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Oakland is targeted in a pending lawsuit to be filed by the...
Cole Investment Pays 1st Dividend
ST. LOUIS -- In their leanest of years, the Pittsburgh Pirates never would have crossed paths with Gerrit Cole.The franchise had earned a reputation for passing on superior talent in the draft, mostly because they balked at the expense. It didn't seem...
Commentary: Booming Crowd Will Fuel Pirates at Home Again
The challenge for the PNC Park crowd today is to be better than it was Tuesday night. Good luck with that. The fans, dressed in black and standing, cheering, yelling and chanting from the pregame introductions to the final out, played a big role in the...
Co-Worker Hug Leads to Personnel Warning
Question: I was recently written up for inappropriate touching even though I did absolutely nothing wrong. When I was walking down the hall, a co-worker came towards me with open arms and said, "Hi, darling!" Since she obviously wanted a hug, I hugged...
CUTTING EDGE: New Ideas, Sharp Opinions [Derived Headline]
OPT IN TO OBAMACARE Via Atlantic Wire: Brian Beutler at Salon urges young people not to opt out of Obamacare. Mr. Beutler acknowledges that young, healthy people will pay more for health care than they get out of it the first few years. But, "they also...
Dazed and Confused
The Arizona Cardinals are 2-2 in Bruce Arians' first season in the desert. The honeymoon period may not be over, but some of the newness is certainly wearing off.Quarterback Carson Palmer said this week that Arians' offensive system -- the one that Ben...
DEBATE CONTINUES: IS AUTISM REALLY GROWING? CONFLICTING STUDIES LEAD EXPERTS TO DIFFERENT VIEWS Series: MYSTERIES OF THE MIND AUTISM
1 in 88. 1 in 100. 1 in 38. Those three sets of numbers all purport to show the rate of autism in today's world. The 1 in 88 figure is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's official estimate of how many children in America have an autism...
Diversity Fades as You Move Up the Corporate Ladder
People in the working world love to pat themselves on the back for a job well done, even if it turns out the job isn't finished. It's a part of the workplace mind-set -- we see a problem, we address the problem, we say "hooray!" and we move on, often prematurely.That's...
Drs. Tom and Ray Provide Help for Voiceless Horn
Dear Tom and Ray:I have a 2000 Chevrolet Astro Van. The emergency warning device (aka, the horn) will work only if the outside temperature is above 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Seriously -- I'm not making this up. Sometimes, if the temperature is near 55 degrees,...
Duquesne's Defense Dominates, Scores 3 Times
Three defensive touchdowns in the first quarter led Duquesne to a 27-14 victory against Division II West Liberty Saturday at Rooney Field.The Dukes defense gave up a 15-yard touchdown on the first play after a Dillon Buechel interception, but more than...
East Meets West Much More Often
The Eastern and Western conferences are back battling each other again.The NHL lockout last season limited the league to a 48-game schedule, and when the puck finally dropped in January, there was only enough time left for intra-conference play. The...
Erie Algae Report Says Toxic Mega-Blooms Could Become the 'New Normal'
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- It was the largest algae bloom in Lake Erie's recorded history -- a scummy, toxic blob that oozed across nearly one-fifth of the lake's surface in the summer and fall of 2011. It sucked oxygen from the water, clogged boat motors...
Exploding Fuel Tankers Driving Army to Solar Power
FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The U.S. Army is spending billions of dollars shifting toward solar energy, recycled water and better- insulated tents. The effort isn't about saving the Earth.Instead, commanders have found they can save lives through energy conservation....
Explore a Ghost Town History-Rich Nuttallburg Tells Story of Coal Mining in New River Gorge
WINONA, W.Va. -- Nuttallburg is more than a little isolated. It is, quite literally, at the end of a long and winding road.Nuttallburg is a ghost town, the remains of an old coal camp deep in the heavily wooded New River Gorge National River in south- central...
Fall Plantings Provide Year-Round Benefits
Though most of us look forward to gardening in the spring, fall is the better time to plant wildflowers, trees and shrubs for wildlife. That's because fall plantings have time to recover from transplant shock before new growth begins. After an entire...
FEATURED RECALLS [Derived Headline]
Surge protectorsAmerican Power Conversion, now known as Schneider Electric IT Corp., of West Kingston, R.I., is recalling about 15 million APC SurgeArrest surge protectors because they can overheat, smoke and melt, posing a fire hazard.This recall involves...
Five Myths about Jesus Stories Have Grown Up around Him That Do Not Align with the Historical Record
Perhaps no historical figure is more deeply mired in legend and myth than Jesus of Nazareth. Outside of the Gospels -- which are not so much factual accounts of Jesus but arguments about his religious significance -- there is almost no trace of this...
Game Commission Advertises to Fill Director Post
Wanted: Replacement for Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Carl Roe, who will retire Jan. 17, 2014. Must have whip and chair for controlling wild board members, equal parts visionary planning skills and extraordinary patience, and very,...
Gandhi's Unexpected Populist Move Shakes Up Indian Politics
NEW DELHI -- As India's ruling dynasty hurtles toward an important and unpredictable election season, many of its pressing questions have converged into one: Can its heir apparent, Rahul Gandhi, project the message of political change that this country seems...
Gen. Elvin R. Heiberg III March 2, 1932 - Sept. 27, 2013 U.S. General Who Took Blame for Katrina Failures
Lt. Gen. Elvin R. Heiberg III, who rose to the top of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1980s and decades later expressed regret for failing to fight hard enough to build floodgates that he believed might have protected New Orleans from Hurricane...
GERRY DULAC'S WEEK 5 FORECAST [Derived Headline]
New England Patriots (4-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (2-2) * 1 p.m. ... The Patriots haven't been very impressive on offense and aren't even the highest-scoring team in their division. But they are unbeaten, which is all that matters. The Bengals have been...
Group of Hard-Core Conservatives Outflank Traditional House Leaders
WASHINGTON -- They have had their fleeting moments on cable television. Their closed-door run-ins with House Speaker John Boehner spill occasionally into the pages of Capitol Hill newspapers. But outside their districts, and sometimes even within them,...
Hagel to End Defense Layoffs for 90 ; 450,000 Employees to Stay Furloughed
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon announced Saturday that it would order almost all of its 350,000 civilian employees furloughed by the government shutdown back to work this week, a surprise move that will restore normalcy to a vast swath of government.Pentagon...
Harold M. Agnew March 28, 1921 - Sept. 29, 2013 Last Major Figure from Birth of the Nuclear Age
Harold M. Agnew, the last surviving major figure to have been present at the birth of the nuclear age -- who helped build the world's first reactor and atomic bombs, flew on the first atomic strike against Japan, filmed the mushroom cloud, helped perfect...
Heritage & Opportunity: 30 Years, 30 Changes a Portrait of Pittsburgh in 2013 and How Much It Has Evolved since 1983 a Portrait of Pittsburgh in 2013 and How Much It Has Evolved since 1983
Morphing from steel industry collapse to eds-and-meds rebirth, from a too-gray place that young people flee to one that attracts them as a "green" center of culture and recreation, from a tale of Rust Belt woe to one of urban transformation, it is indisputable that...
High Stakes in the Shutdown Showdown the Key Players in This Latest Washington Spectacle Knew Exactly What They Were Doing
Of all the questions prompted by last week's governmental shutdown, this may be the most persistent, the one that the most Americans, alternately bewildered and horrified by the spectacle in the capital, found utterly confounding: What were they thinking?For...
Home Sweet Home Again Fleury Just Misses Another Shutout as Season Starts with 2 Home Wins for First Time since 1995 Penguins 4, Sabres 1
Chances are the Penguins won't put in a rush order for a new banner to celebrate this accomplishment.It's not likely to take away any luster from the Stanley Cup, the conference championships and division titles they've earned in the past 18 years, either.Nonetheless,...
Hoosiers Notch First Victory vs. Stunned Nittany Lions
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The fireworks, man, the fireworks. Supposedly Indiana athletic director Fred Glass really likes them. On Saturday, they tested the fireworks before the game. They shot them into the sky during the national anthem. Between quarters...
How Hospitals Are Driving Up the Cost of Health Care
Anyone who has survived a serious injury or life-threatening illness is likely grateful for the care they received in a hospital. Advances in hospital care mean that people today can recover from injuries and diseases that would have meant certain death...
Inaction Could Devastate Stock Market
Chris Matthews wrote in his recent book, "Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked," that when President Ronald Reagan went to the Capitol to deliver a State of the Union address, his designated "holding room" was House Speaker Tip O'Neal's ceremonial...
In Defense of Obamacare It's a Whole Lot Better Than What We've Got Now
Many Americans do not understand our health insurance system, much less the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) -- even though it was enacted in 2009 and its insurance exchanges were launched last week.First, the primary goal...
Indicted Attorney Points a Finger at Jpmorgan Calls Bank Complicit in Mortgage Fraud
Over five years, federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh have convicted more than 100 mortgage industry brokers, appraisers, closing agents and real estate attorneys -- but just a handful of bank employees, and all of those at the branch level.Late last month,...
Into the Void: Mapping Abandoned Mines in 3-D
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- Robert Hughes stopped his maroon SUV in the middle of Espy Street, turning on his flashers to let drivers know he might be there for a while.He knelt by an uncovered hole in the street, about the diameter of a coffee can, and spooled...
Irish Refuse to Kill Parliament House
DUBLIN -- Irish voters have rejected a proposal to abolish the upper house of Parliament, delivering a blow to Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who had championed the measure that had been widely expected to pass.The results of Friday's referendum, released...
Is Wall Street Warehousing the Price of Aluminum?
Wall Street behemoths have been blamed for a host of misdeeds: gouging credit card users, deceiving mortgage applicants, rigging electricity markets and manipulating interest rates.Add artificially inflating aluminum prices to the list.Complaints from...
It's a Race to Win Two Now
The split in St. Louis essentially gives the Pirates a three- game series with the Cardinals starting with a 4:37 p.m. Game 3 today at PNC Park.And as any franchise in any playoffs can attest: 1-1 is worlds better than 0-2."It's important, there is no...
Janice H. Miknevich Jan. 25, 1947 - Oct. 2, 2013 Looked to Improve Herself, Sought out Adventure
When Janice H. Miknevich felt a strong conviction, almost nothing could stop her. But she never said a cross word to anyone, recalled her husband, and more often than not, those strong convictions focused on embracing her life and all the people in it....
Klitschko Retains Titles in Russia
Wladimir Klitschko retained his WBA and IBF heavyweight titles Saturday night in Moscow, unanimously outpointing previously undefeated Alexander Povetkin. Klitschko knocked down Povetkin three times in the seventh round. All three judges ruled, 119-104,...
Kyle Busch Seeks End of Mishaps at Kansas
Just about everything that could go wrong at Kansas Speedway has for Kyle Busch.In the April race weekend, the driver of the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing wrecked in practice. He crashed out of the Truck Series race the next day. Then he spun twice...
Late Interception Seals Win Notre Dame 37, Arizona State 34
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tommy Rees threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns, and Notre Dame made it 5 for 5 in the traveling Shamrock Series with a 37-34 victory against No. 22 Arizona State Saturday night at AT&T Stadium.Kyle Brindza kicked three second-half...
Let Go of Our Liquor Liberals and Conservatives Agree: Pennsylvania Should Privatize Its Alcohol Sales
As the partisan divide plays out in Washington, it's encouraging to see one policy battle in Pennsylvania with support on both sides of the political spectrum. Across the state, voters remain unified in their support of allowing private stores to sell...
Linda Lavin Returns to TV
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Actress Linda Lavin may no longer be the "new girl in town" of the theme song from her 1976-85 CBS sitcom "Alice," but at 75 she really is new to Los Angeles once again for production of NBC's new sitcom "Sean Saves the World"...
Liriano Is Performing Well, Yet Remember He Is Human
This just in ... Francisco Liriano is human. He is not Optimus Prime, the leader of the Transformers. He is not Doomsday, the destroyer of worlds. He isn't even Thor, the God of Thunder.To repeat: The Pirates' Game 3 starting pitcher is a real man, vulnerable...
Liriano Turns out as Unforeseen Ace
There are a lot of things the Pirates front office did right this offseason, and this season, to improve the roster and put a playoff- caliber team on the field. None may have been bigger than having the foresight to project left-handed starter Francisco...
Meeting a Need Manufacturer Hires Vision-Impaired, Who Are Underemployed Nationwide
Evelyn Nickel, 64, takes two buses and the T every day to get from her home in Swissvale to her job at PBA Industries on the North Side, where she uses a sewing machine to hem pillow cases, towels and aprons for use by the military, the state prison...
Memos from the Pope's Mechanic Ben Avon Car Guy Mark Collins Uncovers Francis' First Scandal. (Pssst. the French Are Involved!)
[Pope Francis] took possession of a nearly 30-year-old Renault 4 which ... was given to the pope by the Rev. Renzo Zocca, a 69-year- old Italian parish priest. -- 'Good Morning America,' Sept. 11* * * TO: His Holiness Pope Francis francisthe1@vatican.it....
Millennials Offer a Lot but Have Their Own Expectations
Is moving on from an employer the only way for young people to get ahead in their careers?It might be, if something doesn't change for millennials in America's workplaces.Look around your office and it's likely you will see young faces who want an entrepreneurial...
Moment Won't Be Too Big for Kelly
St. Louis Cardinals starter Joe Kelly is only 25 and in just his second major league season. He didn't settle in as a starter until July, so the natural assumption is the atmosphere today at PNC Park could overwhelm him when the Pirates and Cardinals...
Movie, Hbo Recall Ali's Greatest Fight Boxing
He is now so much a part of the nation's social fabric that it's hard to comprehend a time when Muhammad Ali was more reviled than revered.Barely past the opening credits of a new documentary about Ali, though, we get a glimpse of how many Americans...
Murray Sets Sec Passing Record
Georgia's Aaron Murray became the SEC's all-time leader in passing yards Saturday, breaking the record of 11,528 yards set David Greene, who played for the Bulldogs from 2001-04. Murray threw for 196 yards in a 34-31 overtime win against Tennessee, giving...
Nadal Will Be No. 1 Again
Rafael Nadal of Spain was assured of taking the No. 1 ranking from Novak Djokovic after advancing to the final of the China Open Saturday in Beijing when Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic retired with a back injury. Nadal was a break up at 4-2 in the...
Nation Is Churning out New Era of School Lunch Tight Budgets, Efficiency Replace Fresh Cooking to Meet Nutrition Goals
The place where breakfasts and lunches are made for elementary and middle school students in Pittsburgh Public Schools bears no resemblance to a kitchen.It is a corrugated metal, 62,000-square-foot warehouse next to the railroad tracks on the South Side.As...
Nearly 1,000 Iraqis Killed in September, Says U.N
BAGHDAD -- An Iraqi sheik cradled his grandson's tightly wrapped body Tuesday, his face grim and his eyes downcast, trailed by men bearing the coffin of the infant's mother.The mother and son were killed the day before by a bombing in Baghdad -- two...
Never Give in to Temper Tantrums Republicans Seem to Fear Most the Prospect That Democrats Will Succeed
Have you ever tried reasoning with a 4-year-old who's in the midst of a temper tantrum? There's no point in it, really. Kids can't hear you when they're in that state. All they can do is scream and cry and kick their feet until they run out of steam....
'NEW CHOICES' OPENS POSSIBILITIES CAREER TRAINING PROGRAM EMPOWERS WOMEN TO RETURN TO THE WORKFORCE [Corrected 10/26/13]
In the late 1980s, Michele Wink and her husband moved back to Pittsburgh from New York City so she could be a stay-at-home mom to their growing family. And for nearly 20 years, their plan worked. She raised three children and volunteered with their activities while...
No. 1 Pick Bennett Might Need to Fight for Minutes
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- When Kyrie Irving was selected No. 1 overall by the Cavaliers, he was instantly elevated as the new face of the franchise and was pounded with questions about replacing LeBron James.Two years later, the Cavaliers selected Anthony...
No Holds Bard a Parody of All Things Pittsburgh, 'Off the Record' Has Raised More Than $330,000 for the Food Bank; This Year's Theme Is Shakespeare
To be on the record, or to be off the record? That is not the question William Shakespeare asked.But the bards of Pittsburgh present, unlike the poet of England past, have asked and answered:Off. Definitely off.The annual "Off the Record" musical satirizing...
NSA Leaker Snowden among Finalists for Sakharov Prize
BERLIN -- Nelson Mandela, the Arab Spring activists and Edward Snowden. In 10 days, they could share space on a prestigious list assembled by the European Parliament honoring those "who combat fanaticism, intolerance or oppression." The first two are...
Numbers Dwindle, but Faith Groups More Diverse
Whether it's ashes worn in public, families walking to synagogue or visits from a steady stream of saffron-robed Buddhist retreat masters, Pittsburgh remains more traditionally religious than most northern cities, but with growing diversity. Long a stronghold...
Obama to Public: Don't Give Up on Health Sign-Ups
WASHINGTON -- Defending the shaky rollout of his health care law, President Barack Obama said frustrated Americans "definitely shouldn't give up" on the problem-plagued program now at the heart of his dispute with Republicans over reopening the federal government.Mr....
Older Home Buyers More Likely to Pick and Choose
When you've already bought one or two homes in the past, you might know exactly what you want in your next one. On top of that, you'll probably want a home that's move-in ready. The location might also be nonnegotiable.In short, the older you get, the...
One-Sided Results Diminish Hype, Heat U.S. Dominance Makes This No Match for Intensity of Ryder Cup
DUBLIN, Ohio -- The Presidents Cup is a lot like The Players Championship. No one really talks about it until it's time to play. And too much time is spent comparing it with something it will never be instead of enjoying it for what it is. At least no...
On the Front Lines of a High-Pitched and Bite-Size War
MARATHON, Fla. -- Much has changed since 1929 when newcomers to Florida, fed up with swarms of mosquitoes, erected a bat tower in Sugarloaf Key, hoping the bats would succeed where they had failed. Badly outnumbered, the bats abandoned the tower, leaving...
Ortiz Homers Twice in Red Sox Victory
John Lackey has watched David Ortiz wreak destruction on playoff opponents before.He finally got a chance to see it from the same dugout. "I like it a lot better on this side, that's for sure," Lackey said after Ortiz hit two homers to lead the Red Sox...
Part-Time Profs Treated like They're a Lowly Class
With college tuition costs sending students and their families into hock, how can a university professor die in poverty?In the 2 1/2 weeks since the Post-Gazette published "Death of an Adjunct," an op-ed column by Dan Kovalik, some form of that question has...
Passion and Pique Spur Reid in Fight with Gop
WASHINGTON -- It was not enough for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to just dismiss Republican offers as "vexatious" or "kid's stuff" or "one cockamamie, can't-pass idea after another." He called the White House and asked it to issue a veto threat,...
'Peg + Cat' the Fred Rogers Company Takes on a New Role with This PBS Animated Series
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- A year after the launch of "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood," South Side's The Fred Rogers Company is ready to launch another animated, children's series on PBS. But TFRC's relationship to "Peg + Cat" is different.The company that...
Pens, Steelers Have Reached the Top; Will Pirates Follow?
In 1983, the Penguins were the laughingstock of the National Hockey League, but one horrendous season (16 victories in 82 games during the '83-84 campaign) transformed the league's most moribund franchise into one its most successful. With the No....
People on the Move
ArchitecturalAE Works Ltd. hired Diane Glarrow, senior project manager, and James Bischoff, project architect. ClubsRenee DeMichiei Farrow was named director of membership at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. Contractor & Constructiondck worldwide...
Pga Tour, Dow Are Really One and the Same
When Tiger Woods won nine tournaments -- including three majors - - and a record $9.2 million in prize money in 2000, professional investor and low-digit handicapper Kevin Armstrong was just a little bit curious.How did Mr. Woods' winnings compare to...
Phoenix Finally Feels like Home Coyotes Enjoy Newfound Stability, Excited for Future of the Franchise
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Just three months ago, the Phoenix Coyotes were less than five days from moving to Seattle. Yet that was not the closest call during the team's long period of instability. At one point in 2010, they came within 15 minutes of moving...
PLANES, TRAINS AND (HIGH-OCCUPANCY) AUTOMOBILES SINCE 1983, PITTSBURGH WELCOMES A NEW AIRPORT TERMINAL, LIGHT-RAIL SUBWAY SYSTEM AND HOV LANES Series: HERITAGE & OPPORTUNITY: 30 YEARS, 30 CHANGES: A Portrait of Pittsburgh in 2013 and How Much It Has Evolved since 1983
Despite dramatic expansion of the region's transportation network in the past 30 years and a steady population decline, the emblematic daily backups at the Fort Pitt and Squirrel Hill tunnels and on other major arteries have endured. The biggest change...
Plan to Rid Syria of Chemical Arms: Brute Force, Chemistry
WASHINGTON -- The United States and its partners are planning a series of rapid steps to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons program, a strategy that is intended to guard against backsliding by President Bashar Assad and limit the time that international...
Plying the Waters Senior Rowers Learn It's Never Too Late
Many of the high school kids racing in Saturday's Head of the Ohio rowing event had been on the water for less than a year. Similarly new to racing was Dave Reckless, a graduate of Philadelphia's Lincoln High School -- Class of 1953.Mr. Reckless, 78,...
POP GOES THE WARHOL NORTH SIDE MUSEUM'S FACELIFT TAKES ITS CUES FROM THE ARTIST'S FACTORY SPACE IN MANHATTAN [Corrected 10/26/13]
In 1963, Andy Warhol opened a midtown Manhattan studio where aluminum foil lined the walls and silver balloons floated in the air. The Silver Factory -- a setting for raucous parties and walks on the wild side -- was the space where Warhol made screen...
Population: Exodus Has Finally Abated
In 1983, the Pittsburgh region was in the midst of one of the greatest population slides ever for an American urban center -- once the eighth-largest city in the country. The city of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and metropolitan Pittsburgh area consistently...
Prayer Group Hopes to Bring Positive Change
YORK, Pa. -- Malcolm Malone's deep voice rose above an enveloping chorus of pleading words and the noise of traffic behind him.As the minutes passed, Mr. Malone's prayer grew louder and louder. He bounced with the rhythm."Oh God, we just appreciate you,...
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