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Articles from August 14, 2014

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Raymond W. Lehman Sept. 24, 1926 - Aug. 8, 2014 Shared His Love of Classical Music across Three Decades
As a teen growing up on Pittsburgh's North Side, Raymond W. Lehman felt so compelled to help the struggling Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra that he went door to door in his neighborhood collecting donations. Years later, he would become that organization's...
Reaching Readers Bookmobile to Make Inaugural Run
In an effort to encourage reading and give children a head start on the upcoming school year, the Chartiers Valley School District has temporarily transformed one of its box trucks into a bookmobile. It will make its inaugural journey on Friday."The...
Ready to R.a.N.T. the Third Annual Rock All Night Tour in Lawrenceville Goes Bigger Saturday with 110 Bands
Mary Jo Coll spent the early part of the day at the 2013 R.A.N.T. (The Rock All Night Tour constructing a stage in Arsenal Park while partner-in-crime Michael Devine (aka DJ Zombo) was running around Lawrenceville moving PA systems. "Everyone's like,...
Redbox's Top 10 Dvd Rentals
1. Divergent2. Noah3. Heaven Is For Real4. Bad Words5. God's Not Dead6. The Lego Movie7. Need for Speed8. 300: Rise of an Empire9. Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club 10. Non-StopSource: Redbox1."Divergent"2."Noah"3."Heaven Is for Real"4."Bad Words"5....
Rmu Changes Basketball Staff
Robert Morris promoted director of basketball operations Tim Lawrence to assistant coach, the school announced Wednesday. Lawrence, who joined the Colonials staff for the 2013-14 season, replaces Michael Byrnes, who was named the head coach at Rhode Island...
Sanders' Words Hurt Wr Reiterates Comments on Manning, Roethlisberger
As Emmanuel Sanders this week backed up his previous comments that Peyton Manning is a better leader than Ben Roethlisberger, there was a reaction ... from Ben Roethlisberger. "He's going to say whatever he can about the quarterback he is with," Roethlisberger...
School Board President Has Big Plans for Steel Valley
Donna Kiefer, Steel Valley school board president, has a number of goals for the district where she has spent her entire life.She was one of the school directors instrumental in getting the new Steel Valley dress code passed, and will be helping her...
Senior Playing Key Role at W&j
As a member of the offensive line for the Washington & Jefferson College football team, John Wanner doesn't play one of the glamour positions. Wanner, a North Hills graduate, has started 21 of 22 games since becoming the Presidents starting center in...
She Loves to Ride the Wake
Entering her senior year at the University of Pittsburgh as a biomedical engineering major, Rebecca Miller spends many hours in pursuit of her goal to become a doctor.But when the 21-year-old from Shaler isn't shadowing health care professionals or studying...
Smart Home Living
There is an official greeter at a special house in Aliquippa. "Welcome to my new home. My name is Felton Brown but I like to be called Tony. Good to meet you," he told visitors using a speech- generating device. From the outside, the well-kept red brick...
Soto Ends Up Trying to Fill Some of Donald's Shoes
Shakir Soto isn't deaf to the noise around him. He knows that one of the biggest questions onlookers have about Pitt is how the defensive line will replace a once-in-a-generation talent such as Aaron Donald. Soto, a sophomore defensive end, also knows...
South Park Sets Cell Tower Meeting
The developer of a proposed cellular tower will bring plans to the South Park Township Zoning Hearing Board at its Aug. 20 meeting.LJS Development Corp. Inc. of Peters seeks zoning variances to construct a 190-foot tower on land in South Park that it...
State Commits Funds to Airport Project to Include Office Space, Hangars
Gov. Tom Corbett joined local officials at the Pittsburgh International Airport today to announce the commitment of $7 million in state funds to seed a massive development proposal that airport officials said could, over the next decade, lure more...
State Official's Purge Ends a Lesson to Kids
I'm a bit sorry the governor's special adviser on higher education wasn't able to hang on a little longer, as Ron Tomalis and his allies were fast becoming an inspiration to students across the commonwealth. I'm not speaking only of Mr. Tomalis' making...
St. Barnabas Administrator Happy to Give Back
There are many things about the next step in Gary McKeown's career that make him happy, but the best is that he believes he can give back to the community as the new director of business development for St. Barnabas Charities.Mr. McKeown, 58, of Cranberry,...
Steelers Long-Snapper Injured
Coach Mike Tomlin said today that long-snapper Greg Warren has a meniscus tear in his knee and is expected to miss four weeks, meaning he might not be ready for the start of the regular season. Warren has not missed a regular-season game since Dec....
St. Johns-Lefty's out to Retain Nabf Title Federation League Baseball
St. Johns-Lefty's didn't have its typical regular season. In fact, for the first time in nine years, the Saints failed to win the Greater Pittsburgh Federation League regular-season title. That honor went to the Steel City Black Sox. But St. Johns-Lefty's...
Students Recognized for Flashcards App South Fayette Wins Congressional Challenge; Video of Work to Be Displayed in U.S. Capitol
For two years, the software development team at South Fayette High School has been working to create a flashcard application for teachers to use to help students.The team's ongoing work paid off this month: The nine-member group was named the winner...
Summer of Fame Federation League Standout Gathering Honors from All Sides
For each of the past 30-plus years, Nate Thimons has found himself on the baseball diamond. Later this season, three organizations will honor him for his play between the foul lines. Thimons will be inducted into the Bethel Park High School, Slippery...
Test Kitchen Recipe: Greek Pasta Salad
An outdoor cookout or potluck is not complete without some sort of a pasta salad. It's the go-to salad that goes a long way. And it's the type of salad where just about anything goes. Use leftover chopped vegetables, lean cooked and cubed meats and...
THE EAST AT A GLANCE [Derived Headline]
Council studies comprehensive plan Murrysville - As council members continue to review the proposed new 10-year comprehensive plan, residents continue to question its overall direction. Shirley Turnage of Sardis Road gave council members an earful...
THE HOT LIST [Derived Headline]
ALL WEEKEND Love for laughs Comedian Loni Love, best known as a regular guest DJ on "The Ellen Show" and co-host of the Fox daytime talk show "The Real," appears this weekend at the Pittsburgh Improv, The Waterfront, Homestead. Ms. Love worked as an...
The Islamic State Fills the Void Obama's Diffidence and Half Measures Are Making the World More Dangerous
This far into the human story, only the historically uninstructed are startled by what they think are new permutations of evil. So, when Russia sliced Crimea off Ukraine, Secretary of State John Kerry was nonplussed: "You just don't in the 21st century...
THE NORTH AT A GLANCE [Derived Headline]
Training sessions for senior program Around the North - The Open Your Heart To A Senior program is sponsoring information and orientation sessions in several locations for volunteers who can offer a visit, phone call, ride to the doctor or grocery...
There's Still Time to Take a Vacation
Emily Murphy of McKeesport is excitedly counting the days until she leaves for a end-of-summer trip to Ireland.The 26-year-old said a friend asked her to go to Galway for a Sept. 1 wedding, and she extended the visit, Aug. 21 to Sept. 3, for a much-needed...
THE SOUTH AT A GLANCE [Derived Headline]
Ordinances overhaul Collier - Some 40 residents turned out last week to hear the Collier planning commission discuss proposed changes to the township's zoning districts. "The last time Collier did a complete ordinance overhaul was 10 years ago," said...
Tigers 8 Pirates 4 Nix's Error in 5th Sets Loss in Motion
DETROIT -- Seven losses in their previous nine games notwithstanding, the Detroit Tigers still possess one of the best offenses in baseball. Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, the power bats in the middle of the order, present the largest threat --...
Tigers , Pirates 4 Nix's Error in 5th Sets Loss in Motion
DETROIT -- Seven losses in their previous nine games notwithstanding, the Detroit Tigers still possess one of the best offenses in baseball. Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, the power bats in the middle of the order, present the largest threat --...
Tips for Rental Car Drivers
For people who are in the market to buy a car, or those who rent cars frequently, getting used to a new vehicle can be a challenge. I experience this feeling once a week or so when a new test vehicle lands in the Sturgis family driveway. One thing...
Tomalis Probe Demands Continue Emails Policy Also Raises Alarm
A day after the resignation of Ron Tomalis, special adviser to the governor on higher education, calls continued Wednesday for investigations into whether he was a "ghost employee" and into the state Department of Education's email retention policy....
Township Working on Overhaul of Zoning Laws Planners to Recommend Changes
About 40 residents listened and offered suggestions to Collier Planning Commission members who discussed changes to the township's zoning districts."The last time Collier did a complete ordinance overhaul was 10 years ago," said Amy Wiles, a senior planner...
Trustees Decide against Changes Board Feels Strategy Will Help NCAA Talks
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- At the beginning of the Penn State Board of Trustees teleconference meeting Wednesday, chair Keith Masser announced over the phone that the board intended to vote on a resolution. Simple, right? Not on this board and not when...
TV Discovers Prison Isn't Such a Confining Setting
Movies have been going to prison for years, embracing themes of incarceration from "Jailhouse Rock" to "The Shawshank Redemption." "Chicago" won the best picture Oscar with some dazzling jailhouse musical numbers, while William Holden and William Hurt...
Urban Farmer Finds His Calling
On a Monday afternoon in early July, Aldo Sauro's card table at the East Liberty Farmers Market is an array of fava beans, lettuce, basil and raspberries in foam containers. Next to the table, seedlings of fig and peach trees, grape vines, raspberry...
U.S. Agency Faulted for Backlog of Black Lung Cases
David Wilson, a retired coal miner from Greensboro, ran his finger along a highlighted sentence on a biopsy report of his lungs. The report said Mr. Wilson had pneumoconiosis, the medical term for black lung disease. Mr. Wilson began the application...
Vote Could Yield Baseball Coup
Today was supposed to be Coronation Day, at least the way Bud Selig planned it. Baseball's owners would unanimously approve his lieutenant and handpicked successor, Rob Manfred, as the new commissioner. Selig would smile for the cameras, his arm around...
Western Beaver's Blinn Proves Prolific at Bethany
During an inconsistent 2013 football season at Bethany College, wide receiver Eric Blinn was quite consistent for a Bison team that finished with a 4-6 record that featured two separate three-game losing streaks. But while the Bison stumbled, Blinn,...
West Festivals
It's festival season with several outdoor celebrations in the West. Fair in Woodlands, Findlay The 39th Findlay Fair in the Woodlands will feature crafts, competitions, exhibits, entertainment, music, pie-eating contests and fireworks Friday and Saturday...
Woman Behind Bars Could Receive Higher Sentence for Contempt of Court
A Penn Hills woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to an unusual federal contempt of court charge after a prosecutor said her refusal to testify against her boyfriend forced the government to reveal a confidential informant. Marquetta Lavelle Mitchell, 41,...
Woods Pulls out of Consideration as Ryder Cup Pick
Tiger Woods won't be a factor in Ryder Cup matches, either. Woods informed the PGA of America and United States captain Tom Watson that he is taking himself out of consideration to serve as a captain's pick for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. "While I greatly...
WORLD [Derived Headline]
UKRAINE SENDS OWN AID CONVOY KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine sent its own aid to the country's war- torn east today as a Russian convoy with emergency supplies neared the border in defiance of conditions set by the government in Kiev.President Vladimir Putin,...
W. Paul Spencer May 17, 1919 - Aug. 1, 2014 Phipps Conservatory Board Member, Longtime Volunteer
W. Paul Spencer was a veteran in all senses of the word: of the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, and of Eastern Gas & Fuel Associates, where he worked for 40 years. But his most longstanding contribution, his friends say, was as a volunteer...
Young People Struggle for Jobs 60.5 ; in 16-24 Age Group Were Working in July While 14.3; of Them Were Unemployed
No matter how the rest of the economy is doing, it is always worse for young people. Generally, the unemployment rate for people who are 16 to 24 years old runs twice the rate of the overall population. While the economy has been slowly recovering...
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