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Articles from July 17, 2014

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Access to Art for All Creative Citizen Studios Offers Opportunity for People with Disabilities
In a tall, open atrium in East Liberty, eight people sit in a circle of folding chairs, puppets in hand. "Ms. Louise Nordoff, what are you bringing to my party?" A woman in a teal blouse addresses the question to the puppet held by the girl to...
Actor Gets a 'Rush' Making New Series about Doctor
It hasn't surprised Welsh actor Tom Ellis that his character on the new USA Network series "Rush" gets compared to the role Hugh Laurie played on "House, M.D." Both are brilliant doctors saddled by a severe drug problem, played by actors from the...
After Athens Shootout, Guerrilla Leader Arrested
ATHENS - Greek police on Wednesday shot and wounded one of Greece's most wanted guerrilla group members in a chase through central Athens in which a policeman and two tourists were also hurt. Nikos Maziotis was charged in 2010 in a series of attacks...
A History Devotee Who Loves Clothes
Sarah Buffington loves clothes from the past.It might seem like an odd passion, but it is perfect for her role as the curator at Old Economy Village in Ambridge, especially when its new exhibit features Harmonist clothing and textiles, "A Style of Their...
Alphalab Introduces Its Latest Class of Entrepreneurs
After considering hundreds of entrepreneurs seeking entrance into one of the nation's top accelerator programs, AlphaLab has unveiled the six that made the cut. The South Side accelerator introduced its latest class Wednesday during an open coffee...
An E-Zpass Scam? Not So, Says Pa. Turnpike Commission
Before we begin today's column, here's a message from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for E-ZPass users: "Make sure you properly mount your transponder on your windshield." "That's the biggest problem the E-ZPass program has with its users," said...
Apartment Complex Wins Approval Eight-Floor Building Will Be near Ross Park Mall
Developers of a proposed apartment complex near Ross Park Mall in Ross have told commissioners the building would "raise the bar" on apartment development.On July 7, commissioners unanimously approved a conditional use and a site plan for the eight-story...
A Rival to U.S. Leadership Brics Nations Start an Alternative World Bank
In Fortaleza, Brazil, on Tuesday, the other shoe dropped in terms of the effect of U.S. decline on the international economic order as the BRICS nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - created The New Development Bank to rival the...
A Tough Guy's Toughest Fight on the Football Field of Life, Jim Kelly Endures with Grace
With other quarterbacks, you would start off by talking about the way he could throw the ball downfield. You would write poems about that arm. Jim Kelly could always sling it. Even in Buffalo, Kelly was always cooler than the temperatures. It didn't...
A Vibe for Vegetables at Dinette in East Liberty, the Main Course Often Comes from the Garden
In restaurants, vegetables are undergoing a transformation from good-for-you sides to center plates. They're less often overcooked or underseasoned. And they're no longer merely an afterthought, doctored by egg or cheese. Cooks are finding inspiration...
Back in the Saddle Band of Horses Hits the Road While Working on Follow-Up to 'Mirage Rock'
On its last trip here, Band of Horses was in an opening slot for My Morning Jacket at Stage AE in one of the better pure musical bills of 2012. At the time, BOH was about to release its fourth album, "Mirage Rock." On the return trip to Stage AE Sunday,...
Blanketed in Comfort, Caring Project Linus Helps Children in Area
When Eileen Hayes lost her job in 2002, a friend suggested that to lift her spirits, she should make blankets with the local chapter of Project Linus.Today, the Bethel Park woman is still part of the group that meets twice a month at Christ United Methodist...
Borough Returns to Its Roots Bennett Station Project Planned
Millvale will return to its roots with a proposed Bennett Station Town Square project.The borough once was known as Bennett Station, named after one of the partners of the Graff Bennett Co.The project will be enabled by the recent purchase of buildings at...
Boston's Spaceship Soars at Stage Ae
Even as Tommy DeCarlo was singing "Don't Look Back," that's exactly what Boston was doing. What else is a '70s band to do? The group could have gone heavy on the latest album, its first in 11 years, but that would have been the quickest way to lose the crowd...
Bridgeville Oks Study for Sign Project
The borough may soon have signs to welcome visitors and help them find destinations such as the municipal building, parks and library.Bridgeville council Monday night authorized moving forward with a wayfinding project to erect directional signs.A $6,896...
Bush and Obama: America's Immigrant Dream Team?
Clackety-clack, track after track, the train powers through the night toward the border crossing that will mark its entry into the United States. A young boy, a stowaway, is among those jammed on board. He's the one we'll be following here. The news...
Business District Puts on New Face Lighting, Sidewalks, Landscaping Redone
The streetscape of Bellevue's Lincoln Avenue business district is getting a makeover this summer as contractors install sidewalks, environmentally sustainable infrastructure, landscaped bump-outs and new lighting.Council member Kathy Coder said the upgrades...
Butler County to Get Higher Impact Fees from Gas Activities
The windfall from Pennsylvania's impact fee on gas fracking activities in Butler County will be a third higher this year, and there's no shortage of what to do with the extra money. "We've got a lot of ideas on how to spend it," said Butler County Commissioners...
Butler Transit Cuts Bus Service
For the first time in its history, the Butler Transit Authority has cut service to its riders - a decision that primarily impacts commuters who use the service for work. "I don't feel good about it. In fact, I feel pretty bad about it. But it was something...
Cast-Iron Cookware: Good for You and Lasts Forever
In my kitchen, hanging above the long counter where I do my cutting and chopping, there is an array of cookware, including three cast-iron pans. Until the past few years, I never used them much. What was wrong with me? Now I reach for them right away....
Central's Natter Hearing Reveille
For many high school graduates going away to college for the first time, being separated from family is an adjustment, but even miles apart, mom and dad are only a phone call away. For Angelo Natter, that phone call will have to wait about a month. ...
Changes Taking Hold at Camp
The change that swept through the Penguins management and coaching staff this offseason has begun to take hold with the club's annual development camp. But not like a tidal wave. "It's real important within the organization that we all get on the same...
CITY DETECTIVE CHARGED WITH THEFT [Derived Headline]
CITY DETECTIVE CHARGED WITH THEFT A Pittsburgh homicide detective has been charged with theft after police said he took an envelope someone left behind at a North Side 7-Eleven. Police quoted Detective Michael Reddy, 40, as saying about three- and-a-half...
Clarity Sought on Terms of Health Accord
The chairman of the House Insurance Committee has asked Gov. Tom Corbett, Attorney General Kathleen Kane and other officials to clarify key points of the June 27 Highmark-UPMC post-contract transition plan after a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story showed...
Constant Relief after Jason Grilli Was Dealt in Late June to the Angels, Melancon's Newly Minted Role as Pirates Closer Became More of the Same for This Bullpen Lifer
If Pirates closer Mark Melancon looks comfortable pitching in relief, it's because he is used to it. . Over the past decade, Melancon has pitched in 487 games among the majors, minors and college. Of those, he started only two, both with the University...
Corbett's Blundering Has Led to Property Tax Hikes
The governor's attempt to link passage of state pension changes to property tax relief for homeowners is incredibly misleading ("Corbett: Pension Overhaul Targets Property Tax Issue," July 14).Assuming Gov. Tom Corbett read the analysis on the pension proposal...
Corbett's Legislative Attack Is on the Money
Gov. Tom Corbett is like a guy who has been standing at the plate with the bases loaded for more than three years but can't drive anyone in. That's what a state worker told me the other day. I take his point. What's more interesting now, though, is...
Council Advances $55M Bond Package for Infrastructure
Pittsburgh City Council advanced a $55 million general- obligation bond issue Wednesday that will be used to pay for what city officials and state financial overseers say are desperately needed infrastructure upgrades. However, Mayor Bill Peduto's...
Country Artist to Hold Benefit Concert for Cousin
If you are rising country artist Justin Fabus and your 8-year- old cousin has an inoperable brain tumor, there's just one thing to do: a benefit concert.Mr. Fabus, 27, of Scott said he and the members of The Justin Fabus Band were devastated to hear...
Court Upholds Rights of Towns to Regulate Drilling
A Pennsylvania appeals court today issued a split decision on the state's oil and gas law, rejecting some challenges while holding up other aspects. Commonwealth Court confirmed that regulators can be required to notify public water suppliers but not...
Crime without Time the Purge: Anarchy' Releases the Beast on Streets of La
"The Purge: Anarchy" is about as subtle as a sledgehammer. And, often, as effective. The loose sequel to "The Purge" is set in March 2023 at a time when unemployment in America is 5 percent and crime is virtually nonexistent, unless you count the purge....
Dashcam Vigilantes Bring Youtube to the Road Video Cameras in Cars Catch Uncivilized Drivers in Action
CHICAGO - On the back of Joe Elbaor's 1990 Chevy Silverado is a bumper sticker that reads, "The closer you get, the slower I drive." On the front is a video camera about the size of a cigarette pack. Mr. Elbaor mounts the $300 camera in his passenger...
Doing Their Part Penguins Prospects Encourage, Train Young Players in Community
The Penguins' annual development camp is just winding up, but for a couple of hours on Tuesday, the prospects switched roles: from trainee to trainer. On the second of the camp's five days, the prospects ran clinics at some local dek hockey rinks,...
Duquesne University Archivist Honored for His Love of Folklore
Tom White fell in love with the movie "The Raiders of the Lost Ark" when he saw it as a boy."I looked at Harrison Ford and thought, 'That's what I want to do when I grow up,' " he said.While Mr. White might not have a role as glamorous as the one played...
Easier Than Pie: Raspberry Apricot Bars
Pie can be scary. I made this unhappy discovery at age 2, standing unsteady and tear-streaked in the family VW bus. I had pie in hand, fierce resistance on face. No way. The problem was this: too much middle. The crust looked safe, but underneath lurked...
Eat at the Synagogue and More
The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank has lost one of its farm stand locations - Brookline's, which was to run on Wednesdays - but is opening another one today. The Clairton Farm Stand, at 530 Miller Ave., opens today and runs from 9:30 a.m. to...
Eating Up Williamsburg
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Have you heard the one about the colonial farmers? "They originated the slow food movement," says Colonial Williamsburg's executive chef Rhys Lewis. "They used horse and buggy to transport their goods." Mr. Lewis delivers a stream...
Even with Mckay Gone, Blackhawk Wins League Title Team Advances to Regional
Opposing teams competing in this year's Pennsylvania Region 6 American Legion baseball tournament won't have to worry about facing Blackhawk ace pitcher Brendan McKay. The hard-throwing left-handed pitcher is done playing local summer baseball. He's...
Exploring the Texture of 'Life, Love & Jazz'
"Life, Love, & Jazz." It's the title of Texture Contemporary Ballet's latest venture at the New Hazlett Theater and, given the sweep of those three words, full of unlimited possibilities. Likewise founder and artistic director Alan Obuzor likes to keep himself...
Feeling out of Baseball's Usual Groove
The most reliably depressing week on the annual sports calendar drones on, dark as it has ever been. Monday wasn't necessarily intolerable because baseball teams often don't play Mondays. It seemed normal. Tuesday was plainly dreadful, as it revolved...
Festival Shines Light on Glass Design Annual Show Will Be Held at Fairgrounds
With a theme of "Duncan by Candlelight," the 39th annual Duncan & Miller Glass Show and Sale this weekend at the Washington County Fairgrounds, hopes to draw glass enthusiasts from around the region, if not the nation.The show features a special...
Filmmaker Getting Thumbs Up for Ebert Movie
While he was in school studying film, documentary director Steve James would watch Roger Ebert on television and read his reviews in the paper. He hoped to someday have his films reviewed on "Siskel and Ebert at the Movies," but he never could have anticipated...
Former County Councilman's Trial Again Delayed
The trial of a former Allegheny County councilman and his sister accused of stealing money from an elderly widow has been delayed again. Common Pleas Judge Donald E. Machen, who has had the case for more than five years, on Wednesday recused himself....
Fort Cherry Grad Tunes His Game Shaffer Finds Role with Ohio Valley
Matt Shaffer has thrown just one inning of college baseball in two years at Bethany College in West Virginia. But this converted catcher has been Ohio Valley's No. 2 pitcher this summer in the Greater Pittsburgh Federation League. Shaffer, a Fort Cherry...
For the Good of the Town Non-Partisan Efforts Gather Support
It may not look like it just yet, but Wilkinsburg is undergoing a renaissance of sorts. The borough - which has been plagued by such things as drugs, gang warfare and considerable blight, especially over the last quarter-century - is slowly coming...
Frank Grillo Is out for Revenge in 'The Purge: Anarchy'
The movie mantra of "The Purge: Anarchy" is still kill or be killed, but the claustrophobic confines of a suburban neighborhood have been traded for the wide open, nighttime and temporarily lawless spaces of Los Angeles. The sequel, like the original...
Franklin Grad Works on His Game, Hopes to Step Up in Europe Novak Plays in Pro/am League
While thriving as a Pittsburgh area basketball star, Nick Novak has always stood alone. He stood alone in 2009 when he was crowned the WPIAL Player of the Year after scoring 28.8 points per game as a senior at Franklin Regional. He stood alone last...
Gateway Bus Drivers Remove Union
In a secret ballot election held in June, school bus drivers working for Student Transportation of America at Gateway School District voted overwhelmingly to reject representation by the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1729.When the district hired Student...
Gone & Forgotten as State Mental Institutions Close, the Final Resting Places for Many of Their Patients Are Being Lost to Time, Elements
A hillside cemetery in Kilbuck holding the remains of more than 1,300 Dixmont State Hospital patients has gone to seed, with some of the numbered concrete markers leaning, toppled or broken and others covered by brush and branches. About 20 miles...
Google, Nonprofit Mapping Gas Leaks
Those Google Street View cars aren't just taking pictures of your house. They're also sniffing your sidewalks for gas. In three U.S. cities, Google cars roamed over the past year equipped with sensors to record methane leaks from utility pipes. The...
Haven Blooms with Kindness
Occasionally after retiring, a person might open a business as a pastime, but Rose Buric's motivation was more heartfelt. Honeysuckle Haven is a charming gift shop in Youngwood that also hosts a monthly support group for people coping with the neurodegenerative...
Head Says Va Needs $17.6B
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs needs $17.6 billion in additional funding over the next three years to eliminate long waiting times for veterans' health care appointments, the embattled agency's acting chief said Wednesday. Acting...
Hempfield's Pilato Nearing College Decision
There might not be an athlete in the WPIAL bigger than Hempfield Area football standout Tony Pilato. He's 6 feet 7, 300 pounds, and wears size 17 shoes. Needless to say, Pilato is going to be a big "get" for whatever college he chooses to attend. Pilato,...
Houston Runs out of Steam in Playoffs
Entering last weekend's Allegheny South League American Legion playoff tournament, Brandon Dittmar believed his Houston Post 902 team could compete. He just had to juggle his lineup around. Missing more than a handful of players because of summer vacations,...
If Rockets Rained on Pittsburgh Calm Will Return in Gaza When Hamas Stops Terrorizing Israel
How would you feel if missiles were raining down on Pittsburgh? Change the name Pittsburgh to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv or Beersheba or numerous other towns and cities in Israel, and this is no longer a theoretical question. Citizens of Israel, Jews as well...
Interleague Play to Decide Series Home-Field Edge
Adam Wainwright was trying to help out the show, and it should have had no bearing on October, the World Series or anything other than the All-Star exhibition itself. In a logical world and sport, it would have just been a good moment on a nostalgic...
'Inversion' Puts Policy in a Jackpot
A merger between America's top slot machine manufacturer and Europe's biggest gaming operator will create a gambling giant that manages lotteries and slots networks worldwide - and adds to the urgency for a political crackdown on U.S. companies seeking...
It's about Giving Back Allegheny Valley Team Gets Involved in Community
The Allegheny Valley Baseball Club is unique, in that it not only has a Greater Pittsburgh Federation League team but also a squad that plays in the Tri-State Collegiate League. And yet, despite the time commitment the coaching staff and others within...
It's Reveille Time for Jefferson Hills Athlete
For many high school graduates going away to college for the first time, being separated from family is an adjustment. But even miles apart, mom and dad are only a phone call away. For Angelo Natter, that phone call will have to wait about a month....
Jury Awards $105,000 in City Arrest Case
A jury in federal court Wednesday found that two Pittsburgh police officers used excessive force during an arrest on the North Side in December 2010. The jury awarded a combined $105,000 in compensatory and punitive damages to Anthony Kenney, 40, of...
Kids Triathlon Gets Moving South Park, North Park Races Benefit Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh is hoping this year will be a record year for participation at its annual Kids Triathlon. More than 700 athletes - 200 at South Park and 500 at North Park - will be competing in two separate races this year.The...
Kinetic Theatre Debuts with Mamet's 'Romance'
David Mamet has been at a war within himself during the 21st century, starting around the time he perpetrated the political farce "Romance," a courtroom comedy that skewers the justice system, politics, homosexuality, pedophile priests, racial and religious prejudice...
Land Bank Would Help with Blighted Properties
The abandoned house at the corner of Mifflin Street and East 15th Avenue has been a problem for more than 20 years, Homestead Council President Lloyd Cunningham said Wednesday. Some windows on the two-story house are boarded over, the small lot around...
Lasting Legacy East End Plumbing Keeps on Plugging with Second Generation
When Art Mascilli Sr. started East End Plumbing and Mechanical in 1957, he had $4,000 from a cashed-in veterans' life insurance policy, the support of his wife, Florinda, and little else. Nearly six decades later, his sons Arthur Jr. and Anthony have...
Latrobe's Run Ends in Westmoreland Semifinals Team Still Might Have a Chance to Advance to Regional, Pending Irwin's Status
Out of the 11 teams competing in the Westmoreland County American Legion League, seven finished with double-digit wins. Entering the semifinal round of the playoffs, each of the top four teams -- Unity, Murrysville, Irwin and Latrobe -- stood at 17- 5....
Lawrence Music Marks 60th Anniversary
About a year before Brad Johnson bought Lawrence Music in Castle Shannon, he told then-owner Russ Lawrence that he was quitting his job as the store's manager. In a decision that altered the next 25 years of his life, Mr. Johnson changed his mind....
Lawrenceville
As one of Pittsburgh's largest neighborhoods, Lawrenceville has its roots in industry but today is being revitalized as a hot spot for shopping, dining, and art. Located less than three miles northeast of Downtown Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville borders...
League Provides Another Choice
Even with a choice of at least three men's baseball leagues in Allegheny County, plus another in Butler County and a fifth in Fayette County, one of those leagues is experiencing significant growth. The local Pittsburgh chapter of the National Adult...
League Provides Another Choice Local Naba Outfit Flourishes
Even with a choice of at least three men's baseball leagues in Allegheny County, plus another in Butler County and a fifth in Fayette County, one of those leagues is experiencing significant growth. The local Pittsburgh chapter of the National Adult...
Leaping into 'Cats' Clo's Grizabella Comes to the Classic with Fresh Paws
Before landing the iconic role of Grizabella, star Elizabeth Stanley had never seen a production of "Cats." "I feel ashamed that I had never seen it. It's something everyone knows about. People make jokes about it. It's such a part of our culture." The...
Letter to the Editor
I am a resident of Moon and I just received my school tax bill.Much to my dismay, I realized the taxes had gone up. I then read the article, "Moon Area raises taxes, hires 8 teachers," (July 3) stating that the school board had indeed voted to raised...
LITTLE BITES [Derived Headline]
INDIA GARDEN IN OAKLAND HAS CLOSED India Garden in Oakland has closed. The restaurant owned by Didar Singh is listed for sale for $1.3 million. Mr. Singh also owns the year-old All India, but its opening head chef, Tamil Selvan, has since moved on to...
Love Is Dead Tonight in 3 Cynical New Shows
Turning to television to find shows about romance these days has become a matter of looking for love in the worst place imaginable. With a handful of exceptions, romance is a nonstarter in 21st- century television, and nothing proves that better than...
Luther Preparing for 'Leap' to Pitt
Were it not for his 6-foot-9, 215-pound frame, one might confuse Pitt freshman Ryan Luther for a child. That is, until he starts playing basketball. As this baby-faced 18 year old finishes reverse layups and knocks down jump shots with ease at the Pittsburgh...
Macaws of a Feather
'RIO 2' Critic's Call: *** In "Rio 2," Jewel (voice of Anne Hathaway) thinks her domesticated life with Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) in Rio has gone too far, with iPods, television and pancakes for breakfast. "We're not people, we're birds." When they...
Malian Minstrel Has the Ear of His Community
Cheick Hamala Diabate's grandfather had three wives. He won them all with his musicianship, his fingers moving so swiftly across the ngoni that fathers gave up their claim to a bride price. "The chief of the village would say, 'You play so well, I'll...
Mini Cooper Hardtop a Must-Have Vehicle
2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop: Big fun, small package. Price: $22,145 (very few options, including fancy paint and 16- inch wheels) Marketer's pitch: "The nimble, feisty, fuel-sipping bulldog that started it all." Conventional wisdom: Edmunds.com likes...
Montour's Macek Ready for Reveille at Army
Cole Macek will be entering a new phase of his life on Saturday, but he will not be able to tell anyone back home about it ... at least not right away. "We're not allowed to have contact with anybody during our first three weeks of basic training," said...
MOVIE GUIDE [Derived Headline]
OPENING FRIDAYLIFE ITSELF Steve James, the maker of "Hoop Dreams," presents a portrait of the late film critic Roger Ebert, based on his memoir of the same name along with interviews, archival footage and scenes from Mr. Ebert's hospitalization and rehab...
Munch Goes to Jim's Famous Sauce
Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr or possibly Jon Bon Jovi once said the more things change, the more they stay the same when it comes to hot dogs. And wouldn't you know it, the very same week Franktuary announced it would be closing its Downtown location,...
Municipal News
BRIDGEVILLE Businessman Bob Fryer asked for council's help Monday night in addressing traffic congestion on Washington Avenue (Route 50). He said he believes plans proposed by PennDOT are inadequate to widen the bridge at the south end of town at...
NATION [Derived Headline]
MICROSOFT TO CUT 18,000 JOBS REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft has announced the biggest layoffs in its history, saying it will cut up to 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its staff as it works to cut down on management layers and integrate the Nokia cellphone...
NCAA Tweaks Football Safety Rules
Two rule changes to college football - on targeting and on quarterback safety - could have a big effect in the upcoming season. The first is the tweak to the targeting rule that was implemented last year. Under the old rule, a player cited for targeting...
Neighborhood Spirit Polish Hill Holds Distinctive Style of Arts Festival
The stately Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, designated a historic landmark in 1970, dominates the skyline of Pittsburgh's Polish Hill neighborhood.Completed in 1908, the church, modeled after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, served the neighborhood's...
Neighbors Oppose Tree Plan
Residents of the Windermere development pleaded with council Monday, asking for their support in an ongoing battle against First Energy, which plans to clear cut and spray trees within a 100-foot right-of-way of a transmission line that cuts through...
New Manager Enjoys Saxonburg's
Mike Hickey was privileged enough to coach his youngest son's baseball team for the past seven years. But when he was given the opportunity to coach his middle son, Jordan, on the Saxonburg American Legion team, he couldn't pass that up. "This is my...
Nicholas Druga Dec. 18, 1917 - July 13, 2014 'Worker Bee' Father Always Prized Family
Nicholas Druga graduated from high school when he was 95 years old. In 2012, his family discovered that Mr. Druga never finished 12th grade. Two years later, he was presented with an honorary degree from Pittsburgh Allderdice High School. The diploma,...
Oct. 6 Foreclosure Deadline Set for Wilson Center
It's deal or die for the debt-plagued August Wilson Center for African American Culture. Mortgage holder Dollar Bank intends to put the Downtown property up for sheriff sale Oct. 6 unless the building is sold before then.The decision, announced in...
Ohio Infant's Death Creates the Image of Kindness Strangers Rally Behind Family, Enhance Photo
KALIDA, Ohio - Nathen and Emily Steffel never got the chance to photograph their infant daughter, Sophia, while she was unhooked from the tubes that were keeping her alive at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. After Sophia's death last...
One Good (and Gluten-Free) Recipe
SQUASH-BLOSSOM QUESADILLAS PG Tested Remember that famous book, "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" by Robert Fulghum? I might write a copycat book: "All I Really Need to Cook Comes From Leite's Culinaria." It's my favorite, and...
One Good Recipe: Pie!
ROBERT STEHLING'S BUTTERMILK PIE PG Tested Robert Stehling is the James Beard award-winning chef and owner of Hominy Grill in Charleston, S.C. I dined at one of his tables while attending the Association of Food Journalists conference in Charleston...
Opera Theater Honors Strauss Milestone with 'Ariadne'
The incompetent chief steward of a newly rich man's household has erroneously scheduled two performances -- a serious opera and a troupe of comedians -- to take place on the same evening. His solution to the problem is to put them on simultaneously....
Order Doesn't Come Easy Moderation Must Be Built from the Ground Up
I've argued for a while that it is always useful to study the Israeli-Arab conflict because it is to the wider war of civilizations what off-Broadway is to Broadway. A lot of stuff starts there and then goes to Broadway.So what's playing off-Broadway...
Pacemaker Is Standard Treatment for Bad Sinus Node
DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor says I have "sick sinus syndrome." What is it? DEAR READER: Your question reminded me of something that happened many years ago. A new patient came to my office. She told me that a colleague of mine had been her doctor, but...
Pakistan Hits Rebel Bases
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistani fighter jets killed at least 35 people in attacks on militant bases in a remote part of the North Waziristan tribal district, the military said Wednesday, hours after local residents reported that a U.S. drone strike...
Patrolman Taking Canine Officer with Him
Jeannette lost not only one but two of its crime fighters when Patrolman Justin Scalzo recently decided to leave the city and take a position with the Greensburg Police Department.City council last week approved letting the police department's canine...
Penn Hills Man's Body Found at Marina in Allegheny
Lost for three days after he disappeared in the Allegheny River, the body of a Penn Hills man was found Wednesday morning. Thomas D. Uzmack, 40, was operating his water scooter, giving a ride to a 12-year-old friend of the family. The two circled a...
Penn-Trafford Standout Targets National Title
Cameron Coy won a PIAA wrestling title in March during his freshman year at Penn-Trafford High School. Now Coy has his sights set on a national title. Coy has qualified for the USA Wrestling Cadet National Championships, which will take place at the...
Pitt Team Finds Form of Cystic Fibrosis Causes Pancreas Problems
A research team based at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has discovered a new form of cystic fibrosis, this one causing chronic pancreatitis among other health problems but without affecting the lungs. The team led by gastroenterologist...
PNC Q2 Profits Slip amid Revenue Worries
Pittsburgh-based PNC Financial Services Group saw profits for the second quarter fall 6 percent as revenue - under pressure from low interest rates - also declined. Net income for the three months ended June 30 was $1 billion, or $1.85 per share, down...
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