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Articles from August 3, 2014

1 Killed, 5 Injured in Strip Shooting
Police are searching for at least one suspect in a drive-by shooting that killed one man and injured five early Saturday in the Strip District. Police were called to the parking lot of Art's Tavern in the 2800 block of Penn Avenue just after 1 a.m....
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THURSDAY Pittsburgh writer Thomas Sweterlitsch appears at Writers LIVE @ CLP - MAIN to discuss his gritty debut novel "Tomorrow and Tomorrow" at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Main Branch, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, at 6 p.m. The novel is described...
After the Hrs, after the Rbis, There's the Streak
A story by Jonah Keri on the website Grantland from Feb. 23, 2012, is headlined "The best hitter you've never heard of." The player in question hit .453 with 33 home runs in a mere 212 at-bats the previous season. Twenty-nine months later, it's safe...
Algae Blooms Taint Water for 500,000 Lake Erie-Area Residents Await Toxicity Reports
More than 500,000 northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan residents remained without drinking water Saturday evening after a major water source became contaminated. Algae blooms in Lake Erie were the source of the toxicity, affecting Toledo and surrounding...
Algae Blooms Taint Water for 500,000 Lake Erie-Area Residents Await Toxicity Reports
More than 500,000 northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan residents remained without drinking water Saturday evening after a major water source became contaminated. Algae blooms in Lake Erie were the source of the toxicity, affecting Toledo and surrounding...
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AS EVERYONE KNOWS, the Steelers are in training camp at Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, preparing for what fans hope is another Super Bowl season. But what not everyone knows is that a world football championship has already been claimed by a Pittsburgh...
August 31: The Next Decade the Deals Are Hardly Done
Twelve trades involving 18 teams and 37 players took place before Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline. The moves reshaped the American League pennant race, retooled last season's World Series champion and augmented the teams who entered the weekend...
Beaned by Hollywood Richard ?Pete' Peterson Tells the Story of the Pirates Pitcher Unfairly Cast as a Racist in the Movie ?42'
Frederick "Fritz" Ostermueller pitched in the major leagues for 15 seasons, including stints with the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Browns, Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1934, at the beginning of his career with the Red Sox, he faced Babe Ruth...
'Best Half Hour of Fishing'
BEST EVER Within 30 minutes in the evening July 19 on the Monongahela River, Gary Eakins, above, and Randy Brandt, not pictured, caught 43-inch and 39-inch muskies. "Best half-hour of fishing we ever had," Eakins said.MORE OUTDOORS* Fish with outdoors...
Brooks Has Off-the-Field Talent, Too Hall of Fame Lb Helps Develop Top Fla. Charter School
TAMPA -- As they stood together in a ballroom at the Hilton Tampa Downtown in April -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Eddie DeBartolo and Derrick Brooks -- something seemed to be missing. The Lombardi Trophy, perhaps? Together, DeBartolo and Brooks...
Built-In Bias May Exist against Later Starting Times
There could be some truth in the saying that the "early bird gets the worm" when it comes to workplace evaluations. A team of management professors at the University of Washington in Seattle found that the time of day employees start work often influences...
Buying Here: Upper St. Clair
In 1806, Thomas Jefferson was president, Napoleon's French Empire reigned in Europe and the population of Pittsburgh hovered somewhere around 3,000. That same year, in what was then St. Clair Township, Revolutionary War veteran Joseph Philips had a stone...
Canton's Class of 2014
DERRICK BROOKS LB * 1995-2008 * The skinny: Played with Buccaneers. ... Never missed a game in 14 seasons. ... NFL defensive player of the year in 2002 (173 tackles, 5 INTs). ... Six-time All-Pro. ... Selected to NFL All- Decade Team of 2000s....
Changing Face of Fishing Shifting Demographics Suggest a Future with Fewer Anglers Who Are More Multi-Cultural
Polls and surveys from the federal government, state agencies, industry and nonprofit groups agree on two important points: America is changing and fewer people are fishing. The new focus of an annual report by the Virginia-based nonprofit Recreational...
Consider Outsourcing Some Tasks
Todd Paton has a booming Miami business. He generates online press releases to build brand awareness and create links that will send traffic to a customer's website. But Mr. Paton, owner of Paton Internet Marketing, acknowledges that writing the releases...
CUTTING EDGE [Derived Headline]
Robbing UPMC? The Pittsburgh Comet on the city's lawsuit against UPMC: "I wish we were not accepting UPMC's rhetoric about how challenging their tax-exempt status is like 'holding a gun to their heads.' We all pay taxes. Dunkin' Donuts pays taxes....
Defense Could Rise or Fall with Youth in the Trenches
When the Steelers previously made the playoffs in 2011, the starting defensive linemen at the beginning of the season were all over 30. That over-the-hill gang had accomplished a lot together. Aaron Smith, Casey Hampton and Brett Keisel won two Super...
Dep's Oversight of Wells Is Unprecedented
Under Gov. Tom Corbett's leadership, the Department of Environmental Protection has worked diligently to ensure that the development of the state's many natural resources happens in an environmentally conscious manner ("DEP Must Do Better: The Public...
Drillers Did Not Report Half of Spills That Led to Fines Inspectors, Landowners Spotted Them
Half the spills at Marcellus Shale well sites that resulted in fines weren't spotted by gas companies, which are required by state law to look for and report spills of drilling-related fluids. That is one of the main conclusions of a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...
Eleanor Roosevelt's Story Lives on in Hyde Park
Home, for Eleanor Roosevelt, was Val-Kill in Hyde Park, N.Y. Near Springwood, the family estate overlooking the Hudson, where her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was born. Val-Kill, on Roosevelt property, is her own place. Away from Franklin, and...
Experts Say Lake Erie Fish OK to Eat
While toxic Lake Erie algae has created a water crisis in Toledo, fish from the lake are safe to eat, state authorities and scientists have said. Ohio's Department of Natural Resources has conducted testing on fish from Lake Erie in the past to determine...
EYEWITNESS: 1864 CONFEDERATE FORCES SET CHAMBERSBURG ABLAZE Series: EYEWITNESS
Residents of Chambersburg had seen it happen twice before. In 1862 and again in 1863, rebel troops briefly occupied their town, burned railroad buildings and warehouses and commandeered military supplies, including horses. The secessionist forces then quickly...
Feeder Guilt in a Hummer Summer
When my wife and I left on vacation July 21, I felt pangs of guilt. I had been hosting a growing number of ruby-throated hummingbirds at my feeders since early May. Young birds had begun using the feeders in early July. Using the formula that banders...
Follow the Leaders in 'Redeemer,' a Historian Explains Why Jimmy Carter Is America's Best Former Chief Executive
"REDEEMER: THE LIFE OF JIMMY CARTER"BY RANDALL BALMER. BASIC BOOKS ($27.99).What should a presidential biography be? The gold standard these days is Robert Caro's ongoing life of Lyndon Johnson, currently at four volumes, 3,500 pages, one Pulitzer...
Follow the Leaders the Clintons and the Obamas Hate Each Other, If You Can Believe a Gossipy Hatchet Job by Edward Klein
"BLOOD FEUD: THE CLINTONS VS. THE OBAMAS"BY EDWARD KLEIN. REGNERY PUBLISHING ($27.99)."Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas" by Edward Klein is a gossipy hatchet job on both couples, Barack and Michelle Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton, but it...
Follow the Leaders Volume Chronicles the Downfall of Nixon and Rise of Reagan, the Master Builder of Illusions for the Disillusioned
"THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE: THE FALL OF NIXON AND THE RISE OF REAGAN"BY RICK PERLSTEIN. SIMON & SCHUSTER ($37.50).Ronald Reagan in all his blithe optimism is the star of "The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan," the latest volume...
For Classical Music, Vinyl Revival Is Slow
George Vosburgh, principal trumpet of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, recently counted his vinyl collection - in feet. All 15 of them, most of it classical and opera. Jim Rodgers, the PSO's principal contrabassoonist, started collecting when he...
Frayed Safety Net Pittsburgh's Health Care Leaders Can Fill the Gap
It is said that the test of a good society is how it treats its most vulnerable members. Based on the struggles that many Pittsburghers face in obtaining health care, the test results aren't good - and this in a region that prides itself on top- ranked,...
George Rests after Surgery
Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George had surgery on his broken right leg and is expected to remain in the hospital for about three days. George (6 feet 9) had an operation at Sunrise Hospital to repair the open tibia-fibula fracture, USA Basketball said...
Hall Honor 'Humbling' to Bouchette Veteran Steelers Writer Joins Prestigious List of Dick Mccann Award Recipients
CANTON, Ohio -- The first indication it was going to be a special weekend for Ed Bouchette came when he was assigned a driver to take him wherever he wanted to go for three days during the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement festivities. But there...
Human Remains at Crash Site
DONETSK, Ukraine - International experts examining the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Saturday in eastern Ukraine found the remains of victims overlooked by local emergency personnel who first searched the debris two weeks ago, according...
In a Pickle Farmers, Restaurants Work Together to Tailor Locally Sourced Food to Needs
Some things happen in their own time. It's true for the birth of a baby, the death of an auto transmission and the ripening of a yummy pepper. Eat'n Park, which this year planned its menu based on produce that could be locally grown, has found...
Jeannette Woman Takes on Columbia Gas Says Her Home So Well Insulated It Won't Vent
Shirley Surrec was tired of paying high heating bills for her red-brick, Cape Cod-style home in Jeannette, so she called her gas company to complain. More than a year and a half later, she wishes she never picked up the phone. That phone call led...
Jets Reserve Lineman Has Backup Plan
After watching film for hours at New York Jets training camp, Leger Douzable goes home. And watches more. He cues a football game, or an ESPN studio show that he recorded. Douzable notices how the analyst described a pivotal play, or whether the host...
Keeping Welsh Church Tradition Alive in Ebensburg Heritage Is Focus of Annual Gathering at Historic Site
On a rainy Sunday morning in August 2004, Carol Ellis, 71, drove four hours from her home in Shamokin to Ebensburg. There, she found an old white church building labeled "SALEM" with the year "1839" inscribed above it. Outside, there was a tent set...
Lake Arthur Opens New Area
For many years, Lake Arthur's Game Propagation Area, about half of Swamp Run Bay east of the Route 528 bridge, has provided a place for nature to run its course without human impact. A recent change in its dimensions has opened up new areas for anglers....
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...
Latest Grimes Mystery Entertains
"VERTIGO 42" BY MARTHA GRIMES. SCRIBNER ($26). You have to accept, if you read one of Martha Grimes' Richard Jury mysteries, the author's self-imposed conventions that pervade this entertaining series. The Pittsburgh-born Ms. Grimes sets her stories...
Lee Opts to Remain around Cowboys
OXNARD, Calif. -- Sean Lee won't play this season, but hopes his presence can somehow help the Dallas Cowboys. Lee, who is out for the season with a torn ACL in his left knee, opted to fly with the team to training camp and continue his rehab in California...
Made in Millvale: Boxer Shorts
Tim Moore wanted something more from his boxer shorts. Some options on the market are a bit baggy in the seat. Others tend to be produced with mediocre materials and can be pricey. Tougher yet is to find a pair that is manufactured in the United States....
'Maker Party' Blends Art and Tech Craft for Kids with School out for the Summer, Sprout Fund Promotes Instruction of Digital Literacy
For many children, Saturday mornings are a time for goofing off with friends, playing games on their iPads, learning gymnastics or competing on a team in an athletic tournament. At a Saturday "Maker Party" organized by the Sprout Fund, hundreds of...
Medical Records Concerns Increase Nurses Seek More FDA Oversight of Electronic Systems
Pharmacy errors, hard-to-find clinical alerts, "farcical" training and potentially life-threatening design flaws: Reading through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's catalog of electronic medical records malfunctions could be hazardous to your mental...
Miley's Party-Crazed 'Bangerz' Image Is Paying Off
If you're looking for a celebrity role model for your daughter, look to Jennifer Lawrence or Taylor Swift or, better yet, the girls who ran the orphanage in Haiti. Among the lesser choices, at least at the moment, would be Miley Cyrus, with her weirdly...
NFL Wants New Rules? Try These
Real, live, reasonably authentic football returns to your televisions tonight, America, and you've really, really missed it, right? Well, me neither. The NFL is the perfect new illustration of that old country lyric: "How can I miss you when you won't...
Nordenberg Left Fine Legacy Athletics-Friendly Chancellor Put Pitt's Programs on Right Track
The demolition of Pitt Stadium? That was an easy call, outgoing Pitt chancellor Mark Nordenberg was saying last week. The construction of Petersen Events Center? Nothing has had a greater positive impact on Pitt's image, Nordenberg said. The demise of...
No Reason to Give Up on Brewers Division Leaders Still Have What It Takes to Hold off Pirates, Cardinals and Reds
Against the wave of popular opinion that has St. Louis gaining control of the National League Central Division in the final two months of the season, I interrupt this regularly scheduled Cardinals coronation for a brief announcement. The Milwaukee...
Oakmont to Be More Roomy for 2016 Open
Oakmont Country Club does not have the amount of acres on its property, or even enough available space around the club, to come close to staging a U.S. Open like Pinehurst No. 2. When the national championship was held in the sand hills of North Carolina...
Pa. Trampoline Park with Obstacle Course Planned Firm Says New Pa. Indoor Trampoline Park with Obstacle Course Will Be 'Unlike' Any Other Venue
HARRISBURG, Pa. - There must be something in the air. This summer two mid-state indoor trampoline facilities opened, one in Hampden and the other in East Lampeter, Lancaster County. Now Get Air, a Utah-based company is opening a 24,300-square-foot...
Penn State Camp Preview: 5 Questions the Big Freshman of the Year Returns under Center, but Who Will Protect Him, Who Will Catch His Passes and How Can Special Teams Improve?
Year one for James Franklin officially begins Monday. He has $4 million in the bank for his new job and unbridled enthusiasm, but wringing out an 8-4 or 7-5 season for Penn State could prove to be a greater challenge than Bill O'Brien faced in his two...
Philadelphia Hosts Consecrated Virgins Convocation 'Married to Christ,' the Women Live in Reverent Chastity
PHILADELPHIA - Becoming a consecrated virgin, says Judith Stegman, means there's one thing you'll do without - obviously - and one you'll definitely need: A sense of humor. In the era of "The Bachelorette" and "Dating Naked," of "Fifty Shades of Grey"...
Pirates 8, Diamondbacks 3 Rattling off More Runs Just in Time Hot Harrison Sparks Another Late Rally but Mccutchen Hit in Back by Pitch in 9th
PHOENIX -- Andrew McCutchen sported a rectangular bandage square in the middle of his back, right where Randall Delgado hit him with a pitch Saturday night. The plunking came in response to Ernesto Frieri breaking Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt's...
PIRATES REPORT [Derived Headline]
TODAY * Game: Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 4:10 p.m., Chase Field, Phoenix. * TV, radio: Root Sports, KDKA-FM (93.7). * Probable starters: LHP Francisco Liriano (3-7, 3.97) for Pirates; RHP Trevor Cahill (1-8, 5.59) for Diamondbacks. ...
Pitt Campus Preview: 5 Questions with Oune of the Best Players in Program History, and the Starting QB Gone to the Nfl, Who Will Step Up on Either Side
Entering his third year at Pitt, Paul Chryst seems to have finally established a sense of stability the program sorely lacked when he was hired in 2011. Now, the question is if he can get the Panthers to the next level of consistent winning records and...
Pittsburgh's Hidden Tax You've Been Paying an Infrastructure Tax for Decades but Didn't Know It. Let's Reduce It, Urges Transportation Investor Henry Posner III
The cliche of first-time visitors to Pittsburgh is the "wow" view that bursts out of the Fort Pitt Tunnel, with the city and rivers appearing instantly in all their glory. But what seems always missing from the breathless prose is that before the "wow"...
Pitt's 'Vampire Professor' Competes on 'Ninja Warrior'
Dressed in khakis, sweater vest and and neck-tie, Joel Brady looks the part of his vocation: college professor. But on television, Mr. Brady demonstrates he's not your average Joel. Fans of NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" know that the program - which...
Rafting the River of Time
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. - Although every daylight hour of the five-night rafting trip I took recently down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park offered a steady flow of jaw-dropping vistas, my most poignant moment came around...
Rainy Day Raises Physics Question for Motorist
Dear Tom and Ray: I've noticed something while driving, and I want to find out if it's real or just my imagination. While sitting at a stoplight during a light rain, a given amount of drops seem to hit my windshield. I turn the wipers on and off to...
Riverhounds Top Galaxy II
Joseph Ngwenya and Danny Earls scored goals in the first half after an early deficit as the Riverhounds held off LA Galaxy II, 3- 1, in rainy USL Pro soccer action at Highmark Stadium in Station Square. The Galaxy took a 1-0 in the 18th minute but Ngwenya...
Running Away from Obama
President Obama's new EPA rule is more proof that Washington isn't working for Kentucky." Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democrats' great hope for beating Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, is doing her best to keep voters from associating her too...
Satan Supports Hamas Hamas Targets Civilians While Israel Tries to Protect Them
Starvation has claimed the lives of 128 people - 18 of them children or babies - in the Palestinian refugee camp since the conflict began. But the Yarmouk Camp is in Syria, where images of atrocities go viral only when misrepresented as coming from...
Scuffling Frieri Denies Intent
PHOENIX -- Cognizant of his struggles this season, Ernesto Frieri is a realist. "My ERA is like 100-point-something," he said Saturday. "I don't want to be putting people on base right now." It is 7.08, and 9.31 with the Pirates, but his point stands:...
Sergio Edward Betancourt March 1, 1935 - July 31, 2014 Agh Surgeon and Doctor with Green Berets in Vietnam
Sergio Betancourt, a retired general surgeon at Allegheny General Hospital and an outspoken critic of top management during the spectacular collapse of the hospital's parent company in the late 1990s, died July 31 of a neurological disorder in Newton,...
She Makes Jewelry for Moms Who Have Had Stillbirths Melissa Knouse Lost Triplets, Who Were Born at 18 Weeks
CARLISLE, Pa. - Melissa and Kevin Knouse should have been celebrating their triplets' first birthday. The couple should have been running around their farmhouse in Dickinson happily exhausted, tripping over toys and running after three boys. Instead,...
SHORT HOPS: 2014 WEEKLY LOG [Derived Headline]
MONDAY Jason Lane, a one-time outfielder with Houston who converted to pitcher in 2012, gets his first career start in the Padres' 2-0 loss to the Braves. According to Elias Sports Bureau, he is only the sixth player to have hit 25 home runs in a season...
SHORT HOPS: 2014 WEEKLY LOG [Derived Headline]
MONDAY Jason Lane, a one-time outfielder with Houston who converted to pitcher in 2012, gets his first career start in the Padres' 2-0 loss to the Braves. According to Elias Sports Bureau, he is only the sixth player to have hit 25 home runs in a season...
Six Ways to Shop Smarter
Get stuff sooner. If you need a TV or other gadget in a hurry, consider buying at Best Buy. The retailer delivered electronics items even faster than Amazon did last holiday season, according to StellaService, which tracks customer service. Best Buy's...
States Sue EPA over Coal Rules
WASHINGTON - A dozen states led by West Virginia sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to block a proposed rule that would limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. The states said a U.S. Supreme Court ruling prohibits the...
Steelers Fans Tops in Social Media but Not in Spending on Their Team
Love is sometimes pursued at all costs, but it's a little cheaper at Heinz Field. A recent analysis by Michael Lewis and Manish Tripathi, professors at Emory University's Goizueta Business School, found that while Steelers fans outpace all the rest...
Stop with the Jew/muslim Stereotypes It's Time for Some Radical Empathy between Israelis and Palestinians
My heart jumped when I saw the poster at the entrance to the Muslim community center in Indonesia. I didn't need to speak Indonesian to understand the photo of dead and injured Gazan children. Still, I asked for a translation. Uneasily, our group's translator...
Targeting Scammers Who Target the Elderly
WASHINGTON - The fallout from the Great Recession plus continued job insecurity and a seesaw stock market have all contributed to people's fears that their money won't last. And this makes them vulnerable to investment scams promising better returns....
The Legacy of Richard Nixon He Got Big Things Done Nixon's Historic Achievements Overwhelm His Freak Show of Abuses, Argues a Journalist and Biographer John Aloysius Farrell
Bill Clinton, who knows something about sin and redemption, said it best. In a eulogy at Richard Nixon's funeral, Mr. Clinton told the mourners: "May the day of judging President Nixon on anything less than his entire life and career come to a close."That...
The Legacy of Richard Nixon He Shall Live in Infamy Nixon Left a Legacy of Enduring Cynicism, for Which He ?Deserves to Remain Forever Unforgiven, Argues the ?Post-Gazette's Executive Editor, David M. Shribman
Richard Nixon no longer walks among us, having departed this earth a full two decades ago. But the ghost of the enigmatic figure who 40 years ago this week resigned the presidency ? a position described by Franklin Roosevelt, still the man against which...
The Meat of the Matter What Kinds of Beef Are in Those Burgers You Are Eating?
As he has every morning for 15 years, Dominic Piccola walks across Liberty Avenue from his Bloomfield home to Tessaro's, where he turns about 300 pounds of meat into ground beef for burgers. Passing the checkered barroom floor and the kitchen, the...
There's One Good Sign That Commutes May Not Have to Be Such a Drag
Commuting daily on a busy two-lane road is headache enough. Mix in construction and it's like a poke in the eye. Double the pain. That's been the lot of drivers on Greentree Road in recent months. A favored feeder of the Parkway West from Mt. Lebanon...
THE WEEK THAT WAS [Derived Headline]
Bayer sign going dark The lights are being turned off on the iconic Bayer Corp. sign that has beamed over the city from Mount Washington for the past two decades. Bayer ended its lease agreement effective immediately with Lamar Advertising, the sign's...
Training Camp Spotlight: Harvin Has Legs Back -- and His Mind
Percy Harvin would sit in the training room, taunted by the music that wafted in through the walls. He could see just enough from his vantage point -- players going through the rigors of training camp, fans rooting for them -- to add insult to injury....
Trixton Surges to Win Hambletonian
Hall of Famer Jimmy Takter sent three horses to the starting gate Saturday in the Hambletonian. He knew he had to give the horse he was driving, Trixton, all of his attention. "Whenever I have a top contender, I go with the best driver," Takter said....
Troubled Past in Way of Man's Plan for Lawrenceville Bar
James Haney's hope to invest in Lawrenceville's growing bar scene depends now on Common Pleas Judge Terrence O'Brien to decide whether, in spite of a troubled past, his reputation merits a liquor license. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board in February...
Use of Headphones Can Save Money, Space
Question: I just moved to a one-bedroom apartment and I'm interested in options for music listening aside from using speakers. I was thinking about a turntable linked into a phono preamp, then into a headphone amp powering good headphones. Do you...
VIETNAM WAR REFUGEE TO PITTSBURGH DOCTOR: NGHI NGUYEN'S JOURNEY CITY REMINDED HIM OF PICTURESQUE TOWN IN HIS HOMELAND Series: PITTSBURGH'S NEW IMMIGRANTS
When Nghi Nguyen finished his American medical residency in the 1970s, he had two job offers - one in Oregon and another in Pittsburgh. A fellow doctor at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center warned him that Pittsburgh's pollution was so bad that it...
View from St. Louis Lackey Deal Call to Arms for St. Louis Cardinals GM Sends Strong Message by Trading Popular Contributors for Starter
Well now. The St. Louis Cardinals sent slumping outfielder Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly to Boston for starter John Lackey and a pitching prospect. The shakeup began last week when general manager John Mozeliak added the porcupine quills of notorious...
What Shows Are 'On Demand' Is a Sensitive Subject
Post-Gazette TV writer Rob Owen answers reader questions online every Friday in Tuned In Journal blog at post-gazette.com/tv. Here's a selection of recent queries. Q: Why isn't "The Amazing Race" one of the programs on "On Demand"? - Stephen, 72,...
Where Are Energy Firms Buying Their Steel?
When it comes to purchasing steel tubes, the buying habits of domestic energy producers have caused a world of hurt for U.S. steel producers, who expected America's drive to energy independence would mean more jobs for American workers. Instead, it's...
Who's Your Boss? It's Often Hard to Tell
Sometimes, under certain circumstances, McDonald's Corp. might be held partly responsible for its franchisees' bad behavior. Maybe. So announced the National Labor Relations Board's general counsel, a sort of independent prosecutor, this week. Predictably,...
Williams, Bell Bury Hatchet
Twelve hours after they brawled in practice Friday night, linebacker Vince Williams said there is no ill-will between him and running back Le'Veon Bell. Williams went up against Bell in the backs-on-backers drill Friday before 7,000 fans at Latrobe Memorial...
Woman Charged with Trying to Steal Police Car Unmarked Vehicle Was Idling in Strip District, but Problem for Her Was There Were 2 Officers Inside
A woman was arrested early Saturday morning on charges that she tried to steal an idling unmarked police car - with two officers inside. According to the police report, three Pittsburgh officers were sitting in the car just after 2 a.m. in front of...
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