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Articles from September 13, 2014

A Lighter Timbre Designer Banishes Dark Wood from Grand Tudor in Shadyside
A large lot and warm red brick contrasting with creamy terra cotta trim prompted James Spencer to purchase a Tudor-style house in Shadyside in 2012. "I had looked at a number of houses that were on typical Shadyside postage-stamp lots," he said. While...
Alvarez's Return Date Mystery to Him, Too
Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez likely could have taken a guess about whether he might be able to return to play should the team make the playoffs, but apparently he would be speculating as much as anyone else. "It's one of those things where you...
Apollo-Ridge Tops Kittanning, 44-41
Duane Brown scored on a 10-yard burst on the first Apollo-Ridge play in overtime to give the Vikings (3-0, 3-0) a 44-41 victory against defending Allegheny Conference champion Kittanning. Tyler Fries kicked a 26-yard field goal to give visiting Kittanning...
Beaver 35, Beaver Falls 0 Rivalry Clash Gets Ugly Fast Early Miscues Torpedo Tigers in Loss to Bobcats at Geneva
Temperatures in the low-60s and clear skies made for a pleasant night of football Friday, but that didn't stop Beaver from hitting Beaver Falls with a giant snowball. Beaver Falls committed turnovers on its first three possessions to assist Beaver in...
California Has Tough Test Afoot
California coach Mike Kellar prefers that his players treat every game with equal importance and anticipation. With that being said, Kellar knows that when the team's schedule comes out in the spring, his players pick out certain games as being special....
Central Valley 35 Penn Hills 14 Big Night for AAA Power and Not So Good Game for One of Aaaa Giants
Penn Hills was ranked in the top five in the WPIAL's largest classification while Central Valley came from a class one step below. Score one for Class AAA football. Although Central Valley is in a classification with one less 'A,' the Warriors pulled...
CITY/EAST/SOUTH [Derived Headline]
CITY Assault suspect charged in second case A Spring Garden man accused of pulling down a U.S. marshal's pants while she ran is now charged in a second case and suspected in a third. Robert Flynn, 19, was scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon...
City's New Chief Sets His Sights on Change in Policing Culture
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police needs a culture change to restore its legitimacy in the eyes of the public, according to incoming acting police chief Cameron McLay. For too long, officers have used "overbearing, abusive and even oppressive" tactics...
Clairton 74 Greensburg C.C. 0 Bears Record Another Blowout
Early in the second quarter of Clairton's game Friday night at Greensburg Central Catholic, a siren blared in the distance. The piercing sound was not coordinated with what was unfolding on the field, but with the Bears leading by 30 points not even...
Dems Decry Jailing of Mother over Abortion Drug
HARRISBURG - The case of a woman from rural Pennsylvania who was sentenced last week to jail time for furnishing so-called abortion pills to her pregnant daughter is receiving growing national attention. Democrats who say the unusual criminal case...
Depth, Some Rest Will Help Defensive Linemen All Year
On Friday nights before football games, Penn State coach James Franklin and his staff generally try to map out the amount of playing time they want each player to receive. They will consider whether the starter should get, say, twice as many or three...
Gallery in Lawrenceville Showcases Emerging Artists
Vicky A Clark didn't know Joy Borelli-Edwards until they met at a reception in February. Now they are partners in be squared, a small gallery within Ms. Borelli-Edwards' Galleries in Lawrenceville. Its first show, "Coming Attractions," opens from 5...
Hawks' Ferry Takes Leave Morning Briefing
Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday, making the move under fire for his racially charged comments about a player. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin has resisted calls for Ferry to be dismissed, but said Ferry, 47,...
Hillary Clinton Speaks at Rites for Angelou
NEW YORK - It was New York's turn to say goodbye to Maya Angelou.Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison were among those sharing memories of the late author and Renaissance woman artist Friday at The Riverside Church...
Hooray for the Earth International Action Has Helped the Ozone Layer
Bad news about the health of planet Earth has kept up a steady drumbeat lately - just this week the National Audubon Society released a report on the effect of climate change on birds concluding that as many as 314 out of 588 North American species...
How to Prepare a Site When Planting a Tree
Now that you've chosen the right tree for the location, you may think that planting it simply means digging a hole. But extensive research has been done on proper site preparation and planting methods to ensure that trees will thrive. First, the hole:...
Is Your Dog at Risk from Ebola? No
As the Ebola virus continues to sicken and kill people in five West African countries, concerned dog owners might wonder if their beloved pets are at risk. The short answer is "no." Pet dogs and hunting dogs in West Africa have tested positive for the...
Lack of Execution Drugs Leads to Reprieve
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett on Friday signed a temporary reprieve of a scheduled execution to allow the Department of Corrections to obtain the drugs needed for a lethal injection. Hubert Michael, 58, had been scheduled to be executed...
Latin American Studies Center Broadens Students' Worldview
The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Latin American Studies marked its 50th year Friday with a reunion of all past directors and a gala at the University Club. Chancellor Edward Litchfield established it in 1964 with a Ford Foundation grant,...
Let's Use Our Power to Make Congress Work
Pro-immigration reformers are distressed with President Barack Obama's announcement that he is delaying executive action until after the elections. It should be the work of Congress to enact the legislation needed. Mr. Obama's need for executive efforts...
'Limelight' Hydrangeas Bloom Consistently
When spring begins and the Penn State master gardeners' Helpline is activated, one of the most frequently asked questions is: "Why isn't my hydrangea blooming?" There are multiple answers: improper pruning, a late spring freeze that blasts the flower...
Man Admits Guilt in Federal Child Prostitution Case
A former North Versailles man has admitted he and his girlfriend, a former state prison guard, prostituted a teenage boy and will go to federal prison for at least 10 years when he is sentenced next year. Rasul Abernathy, 33, of Coatesville in Chester...
Maryanne Taptich Barnes July 27, 1932 - Sept. 6, 2014 Realtor, Entrepreneur, Women's Advocate
When it came to real estate, Pittsburgh native Maryanne Taptich Barnes was old school. She made three closings while at the Concordia at Rebecca Residence nursing home in Allison Park, and about six months before her death, she was taking her youngest...
'No Good Deed' Brims with Violence
Screen Gems ignores the Ray Rice controversy and national conversation about violence against women with "No Good Deed," a brutal thriller about, you guessed it, a "malignant narcissist" committing all sorts of violence against women. The team behind...
Norwin Climbs to 3-0 for 1st Time since 1999
For the first time since 1999, Norwin is undefeated through the first three games Nick Amendola scored his second touchdown of the game on a 3- yard run with 4.6 seconds left to lift the Knights (3-0) to a 14-7 non-conference win against host Seneca...
Offense Shows as Little Bite as Defense
A victory in their opener against Cleveland put to rest any chance the Steelers would get off to the kind of miserable 0-4 start they did a year ago. But what if things turn worse? Maybe the second half of their 30- 27 victory against the Browns in the...
Ohio Prison Break Spurs Security Concerns
LIMA, Ohio - The escape by three inmates, including the killer of three students in the 2012 Chardon High School rampage, from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution drew accusations by union officials about inadequate staffing levels and security...
Panthers Take Shot at Rare 3-0 Start Pitt
The previous time Pitt started a season 3-0, the team's current redshirt seniors were seniors in high school. Since then, Pitt has had four head coaches, the average price of gasoline has gone up more than a dollar and Apple has released five new generations...
Path of Revenge Starts with Border Rival Terps West Virginia
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- West Virginia's road to redemption starts today with a return trip to the Eastern Seaboard where they were pummeled, 37-0, a year ago by Maryland. And this 51st iteration of the border-state rivalry game between the Mountaineers...
Pirates 7, Cubs 3 Warming to Task Cole-Fueled Pirates Win for Seventh Time in Past Eight Starts
The Pirates opened their final homestand of the regular season Friday night, beating the Chicago Cubs, 7-3, at PNC Park as a distinct September chill filled the air. They punched out runs in six different innings and held back the Cubs as Gerrit Cole...
Pitt Scientists Collaborate in Effort to Combat the Deadly Mers Virus
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is leading an international team of scientists working on a vaccine to immunize camels, which are believed to be infecting humans with a contagious and deadly virus spreading through the Middle East....
Pitt Stalls Workers' Copyright Signing Deadline
A University of Pittsburgh panel will be asked to recommend by Sept. 30 suitable approaches to intellectual property rights now that the university has postponed a deadline for employees to sign agreements transferring those rights to Pitt. It's unclear...
Polls Put Corbett Behind in Governor's Race Wolf Leads as Voters Express Frustration with the Status Quo
Two new surveys tell a familiar story: Gov. Tom Corbett trails his challenger, Democrat Tom Wolf, by a wide margin. But the polls from Quinnipiac University and the Internet polling firm, YouGov, diverge in methodology and on just how steep a hill the...
President Obama Sounds an Uncertain Trumpet, Again
WASHINGTONIn his Islamic State speech, President Barack Obama said many of the right things. Most important, he finally got the mission right: degrade and destroy the enemy.This alone will probably get him a bump in the polls, which have dropped to historic...
Prospects Attempt to Impress
LONDON, Ontario -- For some young players, the prospects tournament that begins today might be the final stop before they begin taking regular shifts at a drive-through window. For others -- mostly, the ones whose talent is as big as their dreams --...
Raising Beauty Queens Down on the Farm
Chet Welch considered the question, a calf bawling in the background. "Which is easier to deal with - a farmload of animals or a bunch of beauty queens? Huh. I'm going to say a farmload of animals. You have a dozen beauty queens, you have to deal...
Reports Put Brain Injury Rate at 28 ; in NFL $765M Settlement Found to Be Adequate
Two separate reports submitted Friday as part of ongoing litigation between former players and the NFL conclude that 28 percent of them will develop a debilitating brain disorder. Both reports filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia go on to ...
Ringgold Upends Knoch
Chacar Berry rushed for 124 yards on 25 carries and scored on runs of 1 and 4 yards to lead Ringgold to a 20-12 upset of visiting Knoch in a non-conference game Friday. Knoch (2-1) entered the game ranked No. 4 in Class AAA by the Post-Gazette. The unranked...
Saucon Valley to Seek More Usga Events
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- After her husband won his second match Wednesday, Kim Harvey piled her 5-year-old son, mother and two friends into a rental car in Greensboro, N.C., and headed for Saucon Valley Country Club, which is just south of Allentown and Bethlehem.They...
Scots, Don't Do It Independence Would Be Fiscal Folly
Scotland will hold a referendum Thursday on whether to leave the United Kingdom. And polling suggests that support for independence has surged over the past few months as fears of economic risks subside. Well, I have a message for the Scots: Be afraid,...
She Stood Her Ground a Child's Conscience Made America a Better Place
In 1935 when Lillian Gobitas Klose was in seventh grade in Minersville, Pa., she refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance because she felt to do so would be a violation of her religious faith as a Jehovah's Witness. Her brother also refused to recite...
Some Doctors Choose to Stay Independent of Highmark, Upmc
As the largest independent primary care practice in the North Hills, Genesis Medical Associates was a juicy plum, ripe for the plucking. Yet Genesis remains unpicked. It has removed itself from the free-agent market and - in light of the ongoing heavyweight...
The Poor State of Our Teeth We Need to Make Sure Everyone Has Good Dental Care
A recent patient of mine was a gentleman in his early sixties. He may have avoided the dentist's chair for more than 20 years, but what finally brought him in was the desire to flash a big, bright smile at his daughter's upcoming wedding this summer....
The Tragic Life of Tyke the Elephant
A circus elephant had broken out of the Jaffa Mosque, Altoona's live entertainment venue. That's all I knew as I drove to the scene of the crime. I was a reporter for the local paper working on deadline for the next day's edition. When I arrived at...
Tour the Montour Will Come with Five Options This Year
Tour the Montour? Sure. Bicyclists participating in the 12th annual Tour the Montour Sept. 20 will have their choice of five out-and-back distances: The 6-mile family ride, the 15- and 25-mile intermediate rides, the 44-mile distance ride and the 62-mile...
Vincentian Wins First in Wpial
Vincentian Academy won its first game as a WPIAL program Friday night with a 28-20 victory against Union. Vincentian started playing football in 2012, it competed the prior two seasons as an independent program winning one game in 2012 and four a year...
Wacky and Clever Names for Dogs and Cats
Back in the 1950s, my suburban family was amused when we heard a neighbor calling from her back door: "Here Mary! Come in, Mary!" It was funny because she was calling her dog, not one of her children. Back then, dogs had names such as Spot and Buffy...
Week 3: Saturday Gameday
SPOTLIGHT GAMES NO. 6 GEORGIA (1-0) AT NO. 24 S. CAROLINA (1-1) * 3:30 p.m. * COLUMBIA, S.C. * TV: KDKA Why watch: The Gamecocks need a win to avoid an 0-2 start to SEC play for the first time since 2008. A victory for the Bulldogs would give...
West Levies New Russia Sanctions
WASHINGTON - Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia's ability to develop...
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