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Articles from April 3, 2016

2016's Must-See Games
vs CARDINALS SUNDAY, TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3-6, PNC PARK At stake The Pirates open the season against the only team to win more games than they did last year and a team they will have to beat if they hope to avoid a fourth consecutive wild-card...
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TODAY The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater presents the Afronaut(a) 3.0 Film Club at the Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave., Friendship, at 2 p.m. The five-week series showcases films that inspire the work of Pittsburgh artist Alisha B. Wormsley. Each event includes...
60 Years Ago
Civil Aeronautic Board investigators yesterday launched their investigation into the worst air disaster in the Pittsburgh district's history. Twenty-two persons, including five Pittsburgh area residents, died when a Trans World Airlines plane crashed...
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His career was one of two acts, the first as raw slugger out of a Bernard Malamud novel, the second an elder statesman we remember as "Pops." In both, he was larger than life, each every bit as large as the nearly half-dozen stadiums in which he at one...
801 Canines Entertain Human Fans at Annual Monroeville Wpka Show Smooth Fox Terrier Is Overall Winner
Dogs named Perfetto Rende and Zarina weren't big winners at the Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association dog show Saturday, but they attracted a lot of attention, made a lot of new friends and seemed to have a great time as they served as ambassadors...
A 'Line' of Things to Come
In 2009, the Steelers drafted a defensive end in the first round of the draft for the first time since taking Huey Richardson with the No. 15 overall pick in 1991. Ziggy Hood wasn't the colossal bust that Richardson was, but he never earned a second...
America's Best Ballparks
1. AT&T PARKStart on the main level behind home plate and head down the third- base line. Stop for garlic fries. Head to the outfield, past the kids going down the slides in the giant Coke bottle, past the giant baseball glove, to Crazy Crab Wharf, and...
Andrew Mccutchen
You're entering your eighth major league season. What do you wish you knew when you debuted in 2009? Man, there's so much. My mind's going crazy right now. Probably just to stay consistent with a routine. I think that's the biggest thing. Pretty much...
An Engineer's Art Home Built 50 Years Ago Is Just One Example of Joe Lagnese's Creativity
If Italy's original Renaissance man was Leonardo da Vinci, Pittsburgh's is Joe Lagnese. One was a master painter, scientist, engineer and creative thinker. The other's an artist with a brush, power saw, saxophone and clarinet, a registered engineer...
A New Age, When Green and Young Is a Perfect Mix
The 80th Masters begins this week at Augusta National Golf Club and nobody, it seems, is missing Tiger Woods. With a trio of young, talented players at the top of the world rankings, each looking to further what already has been their indelible footprint...
At Least 40 Found in Syria Mass Grave
Syrian government forces uncovered a mass grave holding the bodies of more than 40 people in the desert city of Palmyra, state news agency SANA reported Saturday. More than half the bodies found in the grave were those of women and children, and some...
A Tree with Star Quality Magnolia Stellata' Stands out All Year
My car should have a bumper sticker that warns: "I Brake for Trees." Last spring, I couldn't help but stop and stare when I spotted a white flowered show-stopper that I later learned was a star magnolia (Magnolia stellata). Soon I had one of my own....
Ballpark Stands out in a Crowd
PNC Park debuted 15 years ago this spring, and while that may not seem like a major-league accomplishment, consider this: When Three Rivers Stadium turned 15, it was halfway to being imploded. The Pirates' current home couldn't seem further from such...
Baseball 2016 the Opener
ON DECK Game: Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 1:05 p.m., PNC Park. TV, radio: Root Sports, ESPN; KDKA-FM (93.7). Probable starters: Pirates LHP Francisco Liriano (12-7, 3.38 ERA in 2015) vs. Cardinals RHP Adam Wainwright (2-1, 1.61). Key matchup:...
Best and Worst after 15 Seasons
Brand-new PNC Park officially opened for baseball business April 9, 2001, the same day Pirates iconic slugger Willie Stargell died at 61 in Wilmington, N.C. In the most recent game at the much-older ballpark Oct. 7, the Pirates were shut out by Jake...
Birds and Staff Return to Oregon Wildlife Refuge
MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Ore. - Linda Beck is a fish biologist in charge of a struggle against millions of invasive carp that have uprooted aquatic plants, severely diminishing the food supply here for waterfowl. During the winter occupation...
Bullpen Keeps Playoff Hopes in Great Shape
Much negative attention has been paid to the players the Pirates lost during the offseason. Neil Walker was a hometown sports hero with a power bat at second base. Pedro Alvarez provided left-handed pop even if he couldn't catch a cold, let alone a ball,...
Calipari Happy to Have 5 More Stars
CHICAGO -Last July, before he'd picked up a single commitment for his 2016 recruiting class, John Calipari went ahead and made a bold declaration. "This could be our best class ever," he said at the time. Fast forward eight months, to just minutes after...
Celebrating Jewish Life in Small Towns
In the 1920s, America had about 500 communities with between 100 and 1,000 Jewish residents. Historian David Schlitt, director of the Rauh Jewish History Program and Archives at the Sen. John Heinz History Center, was surprised to learn that 44 of...
Children in the Workplace a Challenge for Employers, Employees
Employers and workers have become more conscious of the need to maintain work-life balance, whether by turning off work mobile devices at home, more vacation time or working from home. Yet one possibility of helping that balance, at least for parents,...
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Participation rate high at science center's fair Boasting its highest participation rate in more than 50 years, the Carnegie Science Center presented awards Saturday in its 77th annual science and engineering fair. More than 1,200 students, in grades...
Clinton, Sanders Campaign Stand-Ins Debate
The spirited contest for the Democratic nomination in this year's presidential race was on display Saturday as representatives of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders made their cases before The Western Pennsylvania...
Cmu Grad Plays 'Game of Silence'
PASADENA, Calif. - NBC's mystery-thriller "Game of Silence" (previews 10 p.m. April 12; time slot premiere 10 p.m. April 14) follows a group of childhood friends who faced abuse in a juvenile detention facility more than 20 years ago. They renew their...
Cmu Sustainability Weekend Explores Ways to Conserve Energy Students Organized Go-Green Conference That Concludes Today
The first Sustainability Weekend at Carnegie Mellon University brought architects, environmental educators, public officials and artists together in a student-driven weekend of events, including a tour of the Frick Environmental Center in Frick Park....
CONCERT GUIDE [Derived Headline]
GARLAND JEFFREYS: Club Cafe, today, 8 p.m., $20; ticketweb.com. THE EXPENDABLES: Altar Bar, today, 8 p.m., $18-$20; ticketfly.com. UNWRITTEN LAW/FENIX TX: The Club at Stage AE, Mon., 6:30 p.m. doors, $18-$20; ticketmaster.com. ELLE KING: Mr. Smalls,...
Consumers Increasingly Buying and Selling Unused Gift Cards Online Exchanges Are Popular, but It Pays to Know How They Work and the Risks Involved
A gift card can be the perfect gift. Except when it's not. Let's say your generous out-of-town aunt sends you a $100 gift card for your birthday good at AMC theaters. Too bad the theater chain in your neighborhood is a Cinemark. Or maybe your clueless...
Craftsman's Dream in Crafton
There's lots of history in Crafton and even more in fine homes like the one at 87 W. Steuben St. The five-bedroom, three-bath home has 4,800 square feet of living space on a half-acre lot. Inside, its rooms feature seven Craftsman-style fireplaces,...
Criminal Seizures a Flawed Federal Asset Forfeiture Program Returns
Like a bad penny, the U.S. Justice Department's asset forfeiture program has returned. The so-called "equitable-sharing" program allows local police departments, under federal law, to take a large portion of cash and property seized in relation to...
Different Messages, Same Goal Cruz, Kasich Vary in Their Approach to Sway Gop Voters from Trump
HERSHEY, Pa. - The two Republican presidential candidates not named Donald Trump introduced themselves to Pennsylvania on Friday. And though they did so at events just 15 miles apart, at times it almost seemed as if they were campaigning in two different...
Division Scouting Report Predicted Order of Finish
1. CHICAGO CUBSBALLPARK: WRIGLEY FIELD; MANAGER: JOE MADDON (SECOND SEASON, 97-65)Key additions Jason Heyward, John Lackey, Ben Zobrist, Adam Warren. Key losses Starlin Castro, Chris Coghlan. The player Jake Arrieta. After winning the Cy Young with...
Dumoulin Back on Ice with No Issues
NEW YORK -OK, so it wasn't the biggest medical headline of the day, but defenseman Brian Dumoulin returned to the Penguins lineup Saturday after missing three games because of an undisclosed injury. He played 21:26 and was credited with three shots,...
East End Offers Something for Every Style
Anyone who's ever said that Pittsburgh lacks fashion options hasn't explored the city's East End lately. From the chic shopping staples of Shadyside to fresh businesses that have popped up along Penn Avenue, there's plenty to browse and buy. What...
Financial Advisers Weigh New Rule Measure Mandates Protection for Clients
New rules expected as early as this week by the U.S. Department of Labor could upend the way many financial advising firms do business - requiring changes that one Pittsburgh investment professional says could hit the industry with as much force as...
First Pitch
I like to get to baseball games early. Like, really early. I get there early to watch the opposing team take batting practice, to see the grounds crew paint the lines on the infield, to bask in the aroma as grills fire up around the stadium, to feel...
Fish or Make Books? He Does Both
S. A. Neff Jr. was 9 when his father showed him how to fish at Carnegie Lake in Highland Park. By age 15, he was fly fishing and determined to be an accomplished angler and artist. On a fishing trip to Ireland in 1964, he met a like-minded sportsman...
Flood Tax Taxed
The March 27 editorial and March 20 article on the Johnstown flood tax ("Johnstown 'Flood' Tax Still Remains 80 Years Later") reminded me about the first time I learned about it. I work for a nonprofit and was buying wine for our Christmas party....
Gerrit Cole
When they lined you up against the Cardinals, Cubs, Dodgers, Cubs, Cardinals, wild-card game last year, what was your reaction? Got our work cut out for us. We got to go get the job done. Obviously those are big games, especially who we were matching...
Gop Sways 2 Senators on Garland
WASHINGTON - The wall of Republican opposition to the nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland to the Supreme Court has been shored up by two Republican senators revoking their support for holding confirmation hearings. Their moves highlight the immense...
Greatest Pirates of All Time
None other than Babe Ruth called him the greatest right-handed hitter in baseball history. Nearly a century after his final game, Baseball-Reference.com still ranks him No. 10 all-time in Wins Above Replacement -- a sabremetric fomula for measuring a...
How to Handle Birthday Parties in the Workplace
Q: My staff seems to be having a problem with birthday celebrations. These used to be handled by a birthday committee, but that ended a couple of years ago. Since then, there has been no formal recognition of birthdays in the office. However, some...
Increase in Stds Could Be Linked to Dating Apps Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis Up in County
About two years ago, Harold Wiesenfeld, medical director of Allegheny County's sexually transmitted disease and HIV program, started hearing something from some of his patients that troubled him. "They were volunteering that many of their partners...
It's Theater of the Absurd for the Garden Theater Block
Development of the Garden Theater block on the North Side has only two speeds - slow and reverse - and I'd put it up against any block in the metro area in its production of legal fees per square foot. The latest setback - if we can call it that, as...
Johnson Gets Back in Groove Once Again Though He Never Really Lost Touch
Jimmie Johnson is back! What's that you say? He never left? Speculation that Mr. Six-Time is losing his grip as a front- packer has been greatly exaggerated. His No. 48 Lowe's Chevy team won five races last year, which is not too shabby. But that effort...
Kang Is at Home in Pittsburgh
There actually are some similarities between Gwangju, South Korea, and Pittsburgh. They're about the same size, have similar climates -- though Gwangju gets a bit more rain, if that's possible - - and both are defined geographically by intersecting...
Keith Adds to Blackhawks' Concerns
Only duty or instinct could compel anyone to defend Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith now, but stop if you're tempted. Keith doesn't deserve your rationalizations, Blackhawks fans. He deserves your aggravation. For such a smart player, Keith did a...
Knoch Junior Sets Record
No one in the history of Pennsylvania high school track and field has thrown the shot put as far as Jordan Geist. Geist is a junior at Knoch High School and set a state record Saturday in his first outdoor meet of the season. Geist threw 71 feet, 9 1/4...
LATEST DEATHS [Derived Headline]
CLASSIFIED OBITUARIES ALEXANDER, Ineze Byrd, Oakmont ALMASY, Patricia Anne, Coraopolis ARBOGAST, James Albert "Jimmy," Jr., Whitehall BALDWIN, Judith Walker "Judy" BALUN, Jane L. Brozek, Forest Hills BASKIN, Fatima Ieshia BENZINGER, Edith Moore, St....
Liquor Taxation in Pennsylvania Is Clearly Unfair
Regarding the March 27 editorial "Truth in Pricing: Remove a Hidden Tax From the Liquor Monopoly": The Johnstown flood tax started at 10 percent and was increased in 1963 to 15 percent and again to the current 18 percent in 1968. To add salt to the wound, in...
Local News Stations like to Boast to Promote
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: I have noticed that WPXI refers to Stephen Cropper as "Pittsburgh's Chief Meteorologist."...
Murray Thrown into Fire Playoffs Clinched, but Fleury on Shelf Penguins 5, Islanders 0
NEW YORK - Perhaps it would be different if, say, Matt Murray noticed a rattlesnake coiled in the corner of his crease. Or if he discovered the goal posts and crossbar behind him were wrapped in razor wire. But under most circumstances - and even some...
NCAA SIDELINES [Derived Headline]
Instant analysis, facts and stats from March Madness:The First ShotOOPS! We can only imagine that James Kiki is kicking himself just a bit more this morning. Kiki is tied for first in Yahoo Sports' $50,000 bracket contest. Through wins by Villanova and...
Nearly 20,000 Men Have Played Professional Baseball over the Past. [Derived Headline]
Nearly 20,000 men have played professional baseball over the past century-plus. Few turned it into the living art form that Clemente did for 18 summers from right field at Forbes Field and then Three Rivers Stadium. He was power and style and grace and...
Nice Guy Could Finish 1st in Sooners' Kruger
Lon Kruger's team is in the Final Four and a lot of people are wondering how. Please don't stop if you've read this before. If you could read in 1994, you might recall similar amazement over Kruger's team. Florida had even fewer marquee recruits then...
No Loose Nukes the Specter of Terror Loomed over Nuclear Summit
President Barack Obama held his fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit in Washington last week. Some 50 heads of state or government attended, including President Xi Jinping of China, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and President Park Geun-hye...
Note to Self before Clint Hurdle Was a Wise Manager, He Was a Cocky Prospect. the Lessons He Learned in That Time Made Him a Leader
Clint Hurdle wonders if maybe one day he should write a letter to his younger self. He read one the other day written by Dwight Gooden, a guy who once knocked Hurdle unconscious with a heater to the helmet, and it got him thinking. There's a lot Hurdle...
Numbers Don't Lie with Mccutchen
Let's begin with a trivia question. How many guys in baseball history have done what Andrew McCutchen has done, which is steal at least 150 bases and hit 150 home runs in his first seven seasons? Only eight, and baseball fans can probably guess, or...
Old North Hills Diner Gets New Life in Minneapolis
A good cup of coffee and a comfortable phone booth. As a career salesman, that's all Matt Matesic said he needed to ply his trade, and for years he knew he could reliably find both at the Venus Diner on Route 8 in Hampton. "I'd meet with my sales staff...
On a Wing and a Prayer Little Sisters of the Poor Continue Their Humble Work despite Dwindling Numbers
Between prayers and paperwork, the Little Sisters of the Poor are constantly on the move. These nuns on the run oversee the operation of the James P. Wall Home for the Aged in Brighton Heights - a loving place for the elderly poor that continues a...
People on the Move
Amusement ParkKennywood Park said Meaghan Collins and Shane Dreistadt have joined its group sales staff.Associations & OrganizationsRobert Williams, chair of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis's Aviation Group, joined the International Association...
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Arky VaughanSHORT STOP * 1932-417Had he played for any other franchise, it's possible Vaughan would be more highly regarded not only in Pirates history but in baseball history. But because he played in Pittsburgh and at the same position as the immortal...
Reds 13 Pirates 6
Game data Final score: Reds 13, Pirates 6. Records: Pirates (8-21-2), Reds (16-16). Starter: Wilfredo Boscan ? 22?3 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 4 K, 2 BB. Hitter: David Freese ? 1 for 1, HR, 2 RBIs. Of note: The story from Victory Field in Indianapolis Saturday wasn't...
SALES SNAPSHOT [Derived Headline]
CARNEGIE ........................2014...........2015 SALES....................127............169 MEDIAN PRICE....,...$116,000.......$125,900 HIGHEST PRICE.......$450,000.......$290,000CRAFTON ........................2014...........2015 SALES.....................65.............87...
Shareholders Seek Say in Horsehead Bankruptcy
An investor group that bought controlling interest in the debt of bankrupt Horsehead Holding is drawing the wrath of shareholders, who accuse the group of trying to take control of the Robinson-based zinc producer at a cut-rate price and leave them...
Should Other Dioceses Employ Grand Jury Probes?
In the past 11 years, grand juries in Pennsylvania have investigated two Roman Catholic dioceses and issued reports with the same narrative line: Dozens of priests molested hundreds of children across the latter decades of the 20th century as their...
Since Opening in 2001, PNC Park Has Been Celebrated As. [Derived Headline]
Since opening in 2001, PNC Park has been celebrated as one of the best stadiums across Major League Baseball. Whether you're a first-time visitor or longtime Pirates fan, the view over the Allegheny River to Pittsburgh's skyline and the Clemente Bridge...
Some Would Argue That If Any Manager Was to Be. [Derived Headline]
Some would argue that if any manager was to be included here, it should have been Danny Murtaugh. But for as good as Murtaugh was (1,115 wins, 2 World Series titles), he couldn't claim that one argument-ending distinction that separates Clarke: He is...
SOUTH/EAST [Derived Headline]
SOUTH Mount Oliver fire draws 7 fire companies Reports of occupants trapped on a roof -which proved false, as regards to humans -drew seven fire companies to the 400 block of Hays Street in Mount Oliver on Saturday. After the call came in shortly before...
Sportsmen Continue Stream Stewardship
Pouring out of North Park Lake and emptying into the Allegheny River at Sharpsburg, Pine Creek is a gift for Pittsburgh-area anglers. Just outside of a city still inaccurately known around the world for its pollution, Pine Creek is 6 miles of urban...
Starting Things off on the Wrong Foot Result of Season Opener Just as Dismal as the Weather at Highmark Stadium Rhinos 1, Riverhounds 0
After an extra-long seven-week preseason, it only took the Riverhounds seven minutes to fall behind. So much for that whole lucky number thing. In a rainy season opener Saturday at Highmark Stadium, the Riverhounds fell, 1-0, to the Rochester Rhinos...
Teachable Moments How, Where and Why to Show Kids How to Catch Fish
The first fish that I caught, well, I didn't really catch. My dad wanted his son to grow up fishing with him on weekends. So when I was 4, he started my training in a way that sparked interest, built confidence and generated enthusiasm for fishing....
Ten Times He Batted .300, Including .366 in 1930. He. [Derived Headline]
Ten times he batted .300, including .366 in 1930. He knocked in 1,273 runs over his career and hit .346 to help the Pirates beat Walter Johnson and the Washington Senators in a seven-game World Series in 1925. Defensively, he was even better, "like looking...
The History
"Without him, the game will lose some of its magic." -- Phil Musick, Pittsburgh Press columnist, on the death of Clemente in a plane crash Dec. 31, 1972.RIGHT FIELD1955-72H/W: 5-11/175B/T: R/RROBERTO CLEMENTERALPH KINER3Had he played for any other franchise,...
The History
SHORTSTOP1900-17H/W: 5-11/20OB/T: R/R"Without him, the game will lose some of its magic." -- Phil Musick, Pittsburgh Press columnist, on the death of Clemente in a plane crash Dec. 31, 1972.HONUS WAGNERDID YOU KNOW?Kiner, noted ladies' man in his playing...
The History
"Having Willie Stargell on your ballclub is like having a diamond ring on your finger." -- Chuck Tanner, Pirates manager from 1977-85DID YOU KNOW?Paul and brother Lloyd own the most hits by any set of brothers in major league history (5,611).Nearly 20,000...
The History
"With the possible exception of Ty Cobb and John McGraw, baseball never knew a sturdier competitor." -- Fred Lieb, The Sporting News, on Clarke's death in 1960.DID YOU KNOW?Clarke became a millionaire in 1917 when oil was discovered on the Kansas ranch...
The History
10"I just figured it was another home run to win a ballgame." -- Mazeroski in 2010 on his Game 7 home run that beat the Yankees and gave the Pirates the 1960 world championshipDID YOU KNOW?Clarke became a millionaire in 1917 when oil was discovered on the...
The History
THINGS WE THOUGHT WE KNEW (OR NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT)BACK STORIES IN TIMEBy Steve ZiantsPittsburgh Post-GazetteThe Clemente Wall: 13 feet high?It could have been had a rookie outfielder named Earl Smith hit the first month of the 1955 season as he'd hit...
The Lone Advantage of Manual Transmissions Is Fun
DEAR CAR TALK: My wife and I have been driving Japanese cars with manual transmissions for decades. They're fun to drive, more fuel- efficient, and they never break. Plus, the once-in-a-lifetime clutch repair is a fraction of the cost of repairing...
The Man Behind the Microphone Meet Joe Block
Joe Block loves baseball. No, he really loves baseball. Why else would Block, gainfully employed as the New Orleans Hornets radio studio host in 2010, choose to move from the Big Easy to Billings, Mont., in the offseason to call games for the Class...
The New Math of American Politics the Trump Campaign and the Republican Revolt Have Changed Everything
WASHINGTON American politics is standing on its head this year. The Democratic front-runner swept the South in this winter's primaries and caucuses - piling up massive numbers of convention delegates in the power base of her Republican rivals. The...
The Park
where to eat ON GAME DAYby dan giglerby sam wernerballpark guideWhether it's the lack of a running clock, the regular inning breaks or the fact that the most of the season is played on lazy summer days and nights when heat begets hunger, baseball is...
The Pomp of Opening Day a Gift and Curse for Hurdle
INDIANAPOLIS -For the Pirates, the next stop is home. And opening day. Manager Clint Hurdle likened it to the prom Saturday in Indianapolis, an hour or so before his team fell to Cincinnati, 13- 6, at Victory Field to close its exhibition season. After...
THE WEEK AT A GLANCE [Derived Headline]
Pittsburgh political junkies have spent many months watching debates, following polls and checking other states' results in what has been one of the more unpredictable and combative presidential primary seasons of modern history. And now, just as...
Top 10 Prospects According to Baseball America
1. TYLER GLASNOWRHP; Age: 22; H/W 6-8/225; B/T: L/RDrafted: 2011 (5th round)Glasnow's long arms and legs make his high-90s fastball appear even faster to hitters. He complements it with a solid curveball, but the key for him to become a front-line starter...
Trophy View March, Apirl Shouldn't Make Voters Forget October, November
Has there been a more dominant player than Sidney Crosby in the NHL the past few months? No. Has any defenseman been better than Kris Letang since late December? Doubtful. Can you name a coach who has accomplished more over the past 3 months than...
Veil of Secrecy Lawmakers Must Keep 911 Call Data Public
Harrisburg is a place where the same old bad ideas are revived year after year. The latest is House Bill 1310, a measure that was passed unanimously in the state House last fall and now sits before the Senate. The measure was introduced twice before...
Villanova Star Built on Loyalty Arcidiacono Chose Local High School over Nomadic Life
Ryan Arcidiacono entered Neshaminy High School in 2008 and graduated from Neshaminy High School in 2012 and went nowhere else in between. It's maybe the most revealing item on his curriculum vitae, a small but significant indication of how and why...
Walk-Up Songs
FRANCISCO CERVELLI Dean Martin, 'That's Amore': "They don't like it, but I like it. I don't know. I just like that song. I put it on just to have fun a little bit. I got good feedback and I'm going to stay with it." ANDREW McCUTCHEN Undecided: "Whatever...
Warriors' Chase a Burden Moving on after Home Streak Ends
For five months, the Golden State Warriors doggedly have pursued history, piling one win on top another as they've barreled toward the 1996 Chicago Bulls' seemingly unbeatable regular season record of 72 wins. But for even the greatest of teams -...
When Transit Costs Are Included, Study Finds 'Affordable' Housing Often Isn't Many Residential Areas Have No or Inadequate Transportation Service
Once the last P16 bus departs the Hulton Arbors complex in eastern Penn Hills at 7:13 a.m., Autumn Conley has few options if she wants to get anywhere. "I'm barely making it to and from school. It's very hard," said Ms. Conley, who is studying medical...
Whether It's the Lack of a Running Clock, the Regular. [Derived Headline]
Whether it's the lack of a running clock, the regular inning breaks or the fact that most of the season is played on lazy summer days and nights when heat begets hunger, baseball is more associated with food than any other spectator sport. It's right...
?Who's on First?' and Other Pirates Lineup Memories
To quote that guy who bought the case of real expensive beer only to discover the caps on the bottles were not twist-offs, "There is nothing like an opener."So as you wade into another baseball season today and perhaps enjoy a cold one, be appreciative...
Winemaker, Gardens Director at Monticello to Speak Here
More than most people, Gabriele Rausse knows Thomas Jefferson's pain. Mr. Rause, the director of gardens and grounds at Monticello, arrived in Virginia in the 1980s with the task of planting vineyards and making wine the way Jefferson did two centuries...
Wolf's Panel Draws Concern in Senate Commission to Review Applicants for Courts
HARRISBURG - As a seat on the state Supreme Court sits open, Senate Republican leaders have raised concerns about a commission Gov. Tom Wolf has convened to advise him on potential nominees for the appellate courts. The 11-member commission will review...
Words with Friends a New Season Begins with a Good Chance That One of the Pitchers Who Came North with the Pirates Will Have a Transformative Season Because of Ray Searage. Step Inside His Laboratory
BRADENTON, Fla. ? For a true understanding of how the Pirates revitalize pitcher after pitcher, cue up film of a bullpen session and crank the volume. There's the sound of the ball hitting the glove, then a series of shouts and nonsensical phrases after...
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