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Articles from March 21, 2016

15 Enter Hall of Valor Family, Friends on Hand to Hear Inspirational Accounts of Vets' Actions
The U.S. Army veteran left his cane at his seat and stood, with the military bearing of a man half or a fourth his age, in the center of the stage at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum. As the words from the Gettysburg Address loomed on the...
Allderdice among City League's Finest
HERSHEY, Pa. - This year's Allderdice team was only the ninth from the City League to make a PIAA title game since 1980. After a loss to Roman Catholic in the Class AAAA championship Saturday, a natural question is where does this 28-2 Allderdice...
American Ireland Fund Gala
The Place: Thursday night at the Heinz Field East Club Lounge, North Shore.#ItsGoodToGive: This year, the event recognized Robert McCann, chairman of UBS Americas for his contributions in education, community and charitable giving. Mr. McCann moderated...
Antonio Brown Gets off to Quick Start on 'Dancing with the Stars'
In 22 seasons of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," there have been 46 athletes on the roster, including 16 National Football League players, both current and retired. There is now a Heisman Trophy winner (Doug Flutie). And, contrary to what "DWTS" co-host...
Blake Shelton Takes It Slow at Consol Center
He's a country singer, a TV star, practically a comedian, and Blake Shelton is also a realist. Whenever he plays Pennsylvania - he said "Pennsylvania" - "it's always big dudes in flannel shirts lookin' at me," he told the Consol Energy Center crowd...
Bolstering Defense Priority for GM Colbert Hopes to Use Draft to Regain Depth
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Kevin Colbert will not hang around long and enjoy the amenities at the swank Boca Raton Resort and Club, site of the NFL owners meetings. He has other desires he would like to fulfill. Like finding a cornerback to improve a secondary...
Bus Crash Kills 13 in Spain
BARCELONA, Spain - At least 13 students died Sunday when a bus crashed on a highway in eastern Spain while on its way back to Barcelona from a day of festivities in Valencia, Spanish officials said. The victims were all women, according to Spain's...
Central Lb Opts for Irish
David Adams, a star linebacker at Central Catholic High School, has decided to play his college football at Note Dame. Adams, a junior, visited Notre Dame this weekend and announced on Twitter Sunday night that he had made a verbal commitment to the...
Dixon Mulling Offer from Tcu Game Score Line
Pitt coach Jamie Dixon is tied to another job opening. This time: TCU, his alma mater. The Fort Worth Star Telegram reported late Sunday night that Dixon and TCU were closing in on a deal to make Dixon the Horned Frogs' new basketball coach. According...
Dukes Embrace Daunting Matchup with Connecticut
STORRS, Conn. - When Duquesne women's basketball coach Dan Burt was asked after the Dukes' first-round NCAA tournament win Saturday if he had seen any of Connecticut's victory against Robert Morris earlier in the day, all he could do was chuckle....
Firm Caters to Ex-Convicts for -- and Against- Second Chances
In 2014, Donta Bell was living in a halfway house and working as a pressure washer for PNC Park, a seasonal job. He had applied at fast food restaurants, groceries and warehouses, but every door closed because he had served seven years for possession...
Flurry of Appraisals in the '50S Shows Demise of Lower Hill
In 1955 and 1956, appraisers went door to door through the Lower Hill, photographing buildings and describing their conditions. Their reports and photos tell the story of the 28 acres at the dawn of its demise. The reports are usually brief but they...
Framed Reflections the Family Owned Carvers' Guild Has Been Selling and Designing Mirrors for Decades
HIGH POINT, N.C. - The path to reflected glory for Carol and Carl Canner, owners of a 53-year-old mirror company, was more serpentine than direct. It began with a romance in Provincetown on Cape Cod in 1961. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design,...
Gop Haste Makes Waste in High Court Battle
Here I was, marveling at how President Barack Obama has truly been running circles around Senate Republicans in the Supreme Court nomination process - not just running, but leaping and pirouetting, while they flail. And then it emerges he's seeking...
Isaly's in Oakland and the Secret to the Skyscraper Ice Cream Cone
It has been more than 30 years since a legendary part of Pittsburgh's food scene faded away from its landmark location on Boulevard of the Allies in Oakland. But when you hear native Pittsburghers talk about historic "happening" food scenes that represent...
Islamophobia, Bigotry Is Bad for All, Says Speaker
"Islamophobia" is a real thing, and it's bad for all Americans, not just Muslims, a researcher told an audience of university students and the general public Sunday."Why is Islamophobia a threat to all? It's a door to other types of racism," said Dalia...
Judges at Fault
In recent weeks, letters have appeared in this section that slam the Republican members of the U.S. Senate for not supporting the president's nominee for the Supreme Court. They are especially aimed at Sen. Pat Toomey, who is running for re-election....
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; call 412-263-1601 to suggest a news obituary. Classified obituaries...
Myanmar's Transition a New Democracy Steps Away from Military Rule
The election March 15 by the Myanmar parliament of the first civilian president since 1962 represents an important step in the country's progress from dictatorship to democracy.Myanmar, formerly called Burma, became independent from Great Britain in...
NCAA: ROUND OF 32 WINNERS & LOSERS [Derived Headline]
A scoreboard of second-round games played Sunday. EAST REGION Notre Dame 76 Stephen F. Austin 75 (Brooklyn) Rex Plfueger tapped in a miss with 1.5 seconds left and sixth-seeded Notre Dame (22-12) survived a valiant effort by No. 14 seed Stephen F. Austin...
NCAA SIDELINES [Derived Headline]
Instant analysis, facts and stats from March Madness: COMEBACK FOR THE AGES Texas A&M trailed Northern Iowa by 12 points with 34 seconds remaining before the Aggies stormed back with one of the most incredible comebacks in tournament history. The third-seeded...
Obamacare on Top Court Docket Bishop Zubik Is Lead Petitioner in Joint Appealthat Centers around Religious Rights, Birth Control
WASHINGTON -After six years, three U.S. Supreme Court cases and dozens of failed repeal efforts in Congress, the Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land, but opponents are still fighting it. Their next opportunity to chip away at President...
Pa. Loses out on Creation of Clean-Energy Jobs
The article "Questions Over Standards as Solar Capacity Outpaces Utility Demand" (March 8) correctly points out that there are now enough solar systems registered in Pennsylvania for the utilities to fulfill their requirement of generating 0.5 percent...
Physical Games Bring out the Best in Rust's Role as an Agitator
Winger Bryan Rust clearly gets fired up in tense, physical games. He embraces the role of agitator, or water bug as he once called himself after a particularly physical 60 minutes. "I think it's just kind of happening that way, just kind of going to...
Poets Panel to Discuss Race and America
African-American poets have explored race in all of its literal and symbolic complexity since at least the Harlem Renaissance. The "Poetry and Race in America" panel at the University of Pittsburgh tonight is a continuation of that aesthetic enterprise....
Proposal to House Ex-Offenders in Clairton Church Causes Stir for -- and Against- Second Chances
Clairton's nickname is The City of Prayer, but a controversy over what could happen to the shuttered St. Paulinus Church and rectory is dividing residents. Officials say the city was approached several months ago by a retired parole officer who wanted...
Public Has Chance to Monitor Air Quality Speck Devices Will Be at Carnegie Libraries
At most libraries, a person can expect to borrow books, CDs or videos but never a device. But in a yearlong pilot project, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has allowed its members to check out - literally and figuratively - the Speck air-quality...
Red Cross Ball
All the party details: Roughly 275 partygoers donned their best "red" tie for an elegant evening to celebrate the American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown, Saturday night. Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg...
Rolling Again Winning Streak Now at Six after 3rd Win in 4 Days Penguins 6, Capitals 2
The Penguins figured to be due for one of those games. The kind in which their execution is as crisp as a wet tissue, when fatigue and misfortune conspire to sabotage the best of intentions. After all, they were playing for the third time in four...
Route 19 Ramp to Mcknight Road Closes Tuesday
The southbound ramp from Route 19 to McKnight Road in McCandless will close for 32 days beginning Tuesday. The PennDOT project will cause a significant detour for 10,000 motorists a day who use the ramp. It is the first of two major projects on McKnight...
Seaworld Relents Public Pressure Succeeds in Freeing the Orcas
It took years of protests by animal rights groups, a critical documentary and plunging attendance, but SeaWorld finally has bowed to public pressure and deep-sixed its orca breeding program.SeaWorld's announcement last week was a pleasant surprise to those...
Serendipity Boutique Now Open in Pleasant Hills
After vacating two locations in less than a year, Serendipity boutique hopes that it's found its forever home. Today its new location opens at Bill Green Shopping Center in Pleasant Hills, with a grand opening celebration April 2.For more than a decade...
Steelers' Antonio Brown Delivers Strong Quickstep in 'Dancing with the Stars' Debut
On his "Dancing with the Stars" debut Monday night on ABC, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown brought his touchdown dance from the football field to the ballroom - and it paid off. The three-time MVP winner, paired with professional dancer Sharna Burgess...
Texture Contemporary Ballet Delivers Moods in 'Reflections'
"Reflections" can encompass a lot of different ideas: pondering what's inside of us, what's around us and what's possible. It made sense, then, that Pittsburgh-based Texture Contemporary Ballet picked it as the name of its latest show, a mixed repertory...
The 13th Annual Glass Slipper Ball
#IfTheShoeFits: More than 450 guests made their way to the DoubleTree by Hilton in Cranberry for the 13th annual Glass Slipper Ball Saturday night. They started the evening with a glass of bubbly as they mingled and perused the wall-to-wall silent...
The Long Term for Pa.is Now Gov. Wolf Is Right to Insist on Lasting Budget Solutions
Pick a random editorial published in a random newspaper in Pennsylvania over the past century, and the odds are pretty good that, among other things, it will call for government officials to focus on the long-term public good instead of short-term...
Three Dead in Robbery Attempt on Turnpike Retired State Trooper Kills 2 at Interchange, Then Killed by Police
Dave Fogal had just opened the Cutchall's Gold Star service station on Route 522 in Fort Littleton when the quietude of an early Sunday morning in rural Fulton County was disturbed by the popping sounds of gunfire. He looked out the large plate-glass...
Titus Andronicus, Craig Finn Rock Ecstatically on 'No Future' Tour
It started pin-drop quiet with Craig Finn softly picking his way through "Maggie I've Been Searching For Our Son" and ended three hours later in insanely rocking fashion with The Hold Steady frontman on stage with Titus Andronicus for The Replacements' "Bastards...
Today's TV Lineup Televised Games in the Women's Round of 32:
Time__ Matchup__ TV6:30__ Indiana vs. Notre Dame__ ESPN36:30__ South Dakota State vs. Stanford__ ESPN36:30__ Oklahoma vs. Kentucky__ ESPN36:30__ Washington vs. Maryland__ ESPN36:30__ Florida State vs. Texas A&M__ ESPN39:00__ Duquesne vs. Connecticut__...
Valspar Purchased for $9.3B
Sherwin-Williams Co., the largest U.S. paint retailer, said it agreed to buy rival Valspar Corp. for about $9.3 billion in cash to become the world's biggest coatings maker. Sherwin-Williams will pay $113 a share, the companies said Sunday in a statement....
Veteran Freese Will Try Any Role to Help Pirates
DUNEDIN, Fla. - On Sunday, David Freese made his first start at third base since October and wasted little time before flashing his glove at the hot corner. He went to his left for a diving stop on Toronto catcher Russell Martin in the second inning...
Vote on Judge Garland Do Republicans Think Trump Would Pick a Better Justice?
The Republican Party's incoherent response to the Supreme Court vacancy is a partisan reflex in search of a justifying principle. The multiplicity of Republican rationalizations for their refusal to even consider Merrick Garland radiates insincerity....
Welfare State Hempfield and Others Should Pay for Policing
As the state police budget sucks more dollars away from road and bridge repair, this is no time to keep letting cash-flush towns use troopers instead of locally funded officers.Among the nearby municipalities that mooch off Pennsylvania taxpayers for...
Win a Perfect Topper to Terrific Weekend
This one had it all. Bryan Rust trading punches with Washington's Mike Weber. Sidney Crosby trading 'em with T.J. Oshie. The benching of Capitals All-Star goaltender Braden Holtby. The crowd chanting obscenities at all-time villain Alex Ovechkin. Some...
Would Dennis the Menace Cast His Vote for Donald Trump?
I have a question for readers of the Post-Gazette: Would Dennis vote for Donald Trump? My husband, of blessed memory, loved the cartoon created by Hank Ketcham called"Dennis the Menace." Never did a Sunday go by that reading Dennis didn't give him...
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