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Articles from June 12, 2016

110-Year-Old Tudor Gets Modern Makeover Will Be Part of Brighton Heights Tour on June 19
Outgrowing Troy Hill, Jason Reed began searching online for a bigger house in the city. "I had always had a bad perception of Brighton Heights," said Mr. Reed, who grew up in Burgettstown, Washington County. Then he saw this 110-year-old, brick and...
2DO [Derived Headline]
TODAY Dock Ellis Celebration Day at Culture Restaurant, 130 Seventh St., Downtown, at noon. This event commemorates the life and legacy of former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis on the 46th anniversary of his historic no-hitter in San Diego....
3-Vehicle Crash Injures 2 Critically Downtown near Pride Event Five Others Also Were Treated at Hospitals
Two people were critically injured in a crash Saturday evening Downtown near the entrance to the Pittsburgh Pride Festival that ended with a Port Authority bus shelter atop an SUV. In all, seven people were hospitalized following the collision in ...
Ala. Speaker Convicted in Ethics Breach
OPELIKA, Ala. ? Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard's conviction on ethics charges automatically removes him from office and could mean years in prison for the powerful Republican. Friday night, a jury found the one-time GOP star guilty of 12 counts of...
Ambridge Thwarted by Familiar Nemesis Northeastern Wins Another Matchup
For the third time in four years, the Ambridge boys volleyball team faced Northeastern in the PIAA Class AA title match. Unfortunately for the Bridgers, the results were the same as the previous two matchups. Northeastern swept Ambridge in three...
A Park Apart a 660-Acre Gift Gives the City an Amazing Amenity
A development company has given the people of Pittsburgh a gift of such note that Peter Harnik, director of the Center for City Park Excellence at the Trust for Public Land, could think of nothing in recent decades to rival it. Pittsburgh Development...
At Home in Harlem
HAMILTON HEIGHTS, HARLEM, N.Y. - In the groundbreaking Broadway hit "Hamilton," the song "It's Quiet Uptown" is devoted to the decision by the distraught Founding Father Alexander Hamilton to move to Harlem and escape the trauma of the death of oldest...
Before You Go Tournament Guidelines
MOBILE DEVICE POLICY Spectators may carry mobile devices smaller than 7 inches in length andor height, including cell phones, smart phones and PDAs. All device vVolume controls must be set to silent or vibrate at all times. Phone calls must be received...
Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt Jordan Spieth, the Youngest U.S. Open Champion since 1923, Hopes to Put the Masters Behind Him and Defend His Title at One of Golf's Toughest Courses
Jordan Spieth hasn't failed too often, so when he does it reverberates through the golf world. But who would expect him to fail? He didn't when he was 12 and shot 62 to win a tournament. Or when he played in his first PGA Tour event at the age of...
Breeding Stakes High at Belmont Exaggerator Win Could Boost Curlin
The Triple Crown finale is the series' oldest, dating to 1867, and covers the most ground. That never changes. But what is the historical significance of the Belmont Stakes? Well, that depends upon the circumstances. A year ago, the long lap around...
Bugs Eat Politicos' Brains in Cbs's 'Braindead'
Marketing CBS's "BrainDead" as "from the creators of 'The Good Wife'" does the new series a disservice, setting up the unrealistic expectation that "BrainDead" (10 p.m. Monday, KDKA-TV) will somehow be in the same league as "Good Wife." Those are...
Cardinals 5, Pirates 1 Cervelli out after Surgery Catcher Acquired; Pitchers Shuffled
Considering he had just lost his starting catcher until after the All-Star break, considering the state of his bullpen in 31 scheduled games in 31 days and considering the uncertainty surrounding his ace's right arm, manager Clint Hurdle kept his...
Car Safety for Rear-End Collisions
DEAR CAR TALK: I have been rear-ended twice in the past two years while sitting at a light, by drivers who do not bother to brake at all. I have a huge, bright-blue-and-white 1973 F-250 pickup truck (without lap belts, head rests or air bags, of...
CONCERT GUIDE [Derived Headline]
RAY LAMONTAGNE: Stage AE Outdoors, today, 6:30 p.m. doors, $39.50/$42; ticketmaster.com. BRETT DENNEN: Mr. Smalls, today, 8 p.m., $22/$25; ticketweb.com. SHOOTER JENNINGS: Jergels, today, 8 p.m., $36/$42; tickets.jergels.com. BIRDY: Mr. Smalls, Mon.,...
DATELINE PITTSBURGH [Derived Headline]
Associations and Organizations William F. Caye II was elected to the Duquesne University Law School Alumni Board of Governors. John Wood, attorney, Bowles Rice, was named chairman of the West Virginia Aeronautics Commission by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin....
Debating Use of 'Mild' in Weather
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 watch KDKA news all the time. All of their meteorologists use the word "mild"...
Deboer: Motivation at a High in Game 6 Veteran Group Seeks a Fast Start
SAN JOSE, Calif. - San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer has no inspirational speech planned before Game 6 tonight at SAP Center. His team - a bearded band of veterans and role players in teal - knows what the stakes are. The Sharks are alive at...
Easy Does It Easy Rawlins Is Hired by a Crime Boss to Solve a Double Homicide
Walter Mosley's private investigator Easy Rawlins has been around for nearly three decades now. Readers first met him in "Devil in a Blue Dress" when he agrees to find a missing person. The task that begins as a lark proves an inspiration to the recent...
Endless Wars to Fuel More Arm Sales
The June 5 editorials "Watch the Swiss" and "Up in the Air," plus Noah Smith's Forum commentary "Send Young Americans out into the World," summed it up perfectly.The industrial-military complex, with tentacles in Congress through campaign contributions,...
Endless Wars to Fuel More Arm Sales
The June 5 editorials "Watch the Swiss" and "Up in the Air," plus Noah Smith's Forum commentary "Send Young Americans out into the World," summed it up perfectly. The industrial-military complex, with tentacles in Congress through campaign contributions,...
Energy Market Sparks Selling to Friends Individuals Pitch Electric Supply Plans
Joyce Vickless spends her days cleaning homes. But her side job is selling electricity. About a year ago, the McCandless resident and owner of a cleaning business enrolled in an electric supply plan from Ambit Energy, a company based in Dallas. When...
Family of Quadruplets Coveredby Diaper Drive
Thanks to the help of their parents' co-workers, four recently born quadruplets will come home to a house equipped to handle them. Leo, Lea, Geo and Gia Beadle, or the "Beadle bunch" as their medical team likes to call them, were born prematurely on...
Fashion in Full Swing at U.S. Open
A lot has changed in the past 20-plus years that Mary Lopuszynski has worked in merchandising with the United States Golf Association. Back then, golf apparel for men and women didn't look much different and could be found for sale at the annual U.S....
From the Deep a Research Group Seeks More Information about One Type of Angler-Induced Fish Mortality
Off Gull Point, at the tip of Presque Isle, the bottom drops to 42-60 feet and the yellow perch follow the forage fish along the thermocline. Jerry Skrypzak and Ed Kissell, president and vice president, respectively, of the S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie,...
Good Times Are Brewing for the First Time, Pittsburgh Will Host Ratebeer's Annual Summer Gathering
The online craft beer community RateBeer.com had a choice to make for this year's summer gathering: Southwest Michigan or Pittsburgh? They picked Pittsburgh. Some 30 beer aficionados from all over the country are expected to come here July 14-17,...
'Hamilton' or Bust Your Guide to the 2016 Tony Awards
You will hear "Hamilton" repeatedly tonight, so get used to it. It will be exclaimed just after a Broadway star says, "And the Tony Award goes to ." The Founding Father musical earned a record-breaking 16 nominations for making history come alive...
Hole-by-Hole Course Tour
NO. 1 Par 4 482 yards Average: 4.518 Rank: 3 The key: One of the toughest starting holes in U.S. Open history, the final 150 yards slope sharply downhill to a slippery green that slopes from right front to back left. The history: Holding a two-shot...
Howe Had 'A Special Way'
SAN JOSE, Calif -Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford was a 21-year-old rookie goalie for the Detroit Red Wings when he first walked into the locker room in 1970. There was Gordie Howe, "Mr. Hockey" himself. "That was a pretty exciting time,"...
India Ascendant Modi's U.S. Visit Confirms the Nation's Pivotal Role
There would be no way for Americans not to welcome the warm, improving relationship between the United States and India signified by Wednesday's address to both houses of Congress by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India apparently has the highest...
Injury Gave Couture a New Perspective
SAN JOSE, Calif. - After his team's practice Saturday, Sharks center Logan Couture had a little blood oozing out of a gash on his nose. "I got hit last game," he said. "I don't know. A couple of guys ran into me. I don't know if it was a stick...
IN THE LAST WEEK [Derived Headline]
Officials in the region had their hopes fulfilled about one big economic project while making a big push to win another. Shell Chemical announced the long-awaited decision that it will proceed with construction of a multibillion-dollar ethane cracker...
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...
Lessons in Failure Rory Mcilroy Recovered after His Collapse at the 2011 Masters to Win the U.S. Open. Can Jordan Spieth Do the Same?
The pictures of Rory McIlroy from the final round of the 2011 Masters say it all There was the shot of him doubled over his putter with his hands clenched around the bill of his cap.hat. There was the one of him burying his head in a white towel,...
Linemen Will Compete to Protect Ben Roethlisberger's Blind Side
In an ideal world, Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak would have his starting five determined before training camp. Coaches and players love continuity, and the Steelers had that last year when all five starters returned and no competition...
Media Now on Task Vetting of Trump Is Too Late for His Gop Rivals
A news conference Donald Trump held May 31 to announce donations to veterans' groups turned into a 40-minute diatribe against the news media. He may have been testy because he never intended to give away much of that money. Mr. Trump held a fundraiser...
Millennial Movement the Game Has Been Taken over by a Handful of 20-Somethings Who Will Threaten at Oakmont
It didn't seem to matter that he collapsed to the ground in the second round with a bout of vertigo. Or that he spent most of the next day uneasy on his feet, careful to not look up or down too quickly for fear of more dizziness. Jason Day had the 54-hole...
Mission of Rediscovery Just Because a Player Hits Bottom Doesn't Mean He Has to Stay There. Take Matt Joyce ?
When David Freese attempts to compare 2015 Matt Joyce, his teammate in Los Angeles, with 2016 Matt Joyce, his teammate in Pittsburgh, Freese sees two distinctly different players. The Angels met the new Joyce last weekend when he pounded left-hander...
New Wine Law Breaks Mold, Causes Concern for Some in Pa
HARRISBURG - Wine on supermarket shelves. Beer sold in 12-packs. Sunday liquor purchases. Is this really Pennsylvania? Last week's enactment of a law that will let hundreds of stores add by-the-bottle wine sales was the latest in a slow drip of efforts...
Nigerian Army Officers Fired over Corruption
LAGOS, Nigeria -Nigeria is firing dozens of senior officers accused of corruption and the theft of billions of dollars meant to buy arms to fight the Boko Haram Islamic insurgency, the army and an officer privy to the list said Saturday. The officer...
NOTEBOOK [Derived Headline]
METS Second baseman Neil Walker left in the fourth inning Saturday in a game against Milwaukee, two days after being hit in the chest by a hard grounder. Walker made a pinch-hitting appearance Friday against the Brewers. Walker clearly was uncomfortable...
Olympic Basketball Team Not So Dreamy
This won't be a reincarnation of The Dream Team. It won't even be The First Team. Let's just call it The Not What It Seems Team. Our country will not be fielding its very best basketball players -some of the highly paid pros of the NBA -for the Olympics...
Orthodox Prepare for First Global Council in 1,200 Years
The leaders of their global churches may have some difficulty in getting together after a 1,200-year gap. But in the basement of a South Side Flats church on a recent Thursday afternoon, members of Western Pennsylvania's diverse array of Orthodox...
Paging Summer Readers!
When you ask for a list of summer reading from the PG's book editor, you may not get the light and airy recommendations you expect. After all, I once spent an entire vacation at the beach reading Jonathan Harr's "A Civil Action," a spellbinding, but...
Paris to Pittsburgh Initiative Spruces Up 78 Businesses, with Some Thriving, Some Gone
Salvatore Reale tossed a newspaper in his daughter's face in 2009 after reading about a new program that helps Downtown Pittsburgh properties spruce up. Mr. Reale, owner of Villa Reale Pizzeria & Restaurant, told his daughter and restaurant manager...
Pension Reform Is an Urgent Problem
School boards need to support Barry Shutt ("Retiree's Capitol Vigil Puts Legislators on the Clock With His Pension Reform," June 6). We should all thank Mr. Shutt for bringing attention to our teacher and government pension debacle that is a crisis...
Phone Call Changed New Head Pro's Life
When he was a sophomore in the PGA Golf Management program at Methodist College in North Carolina, Devin Gee was all set to go to Medinah Country Club in suburban Chicago for a summer internship in the golf shop. It was a great opportunity at a club...
Places ?to Play
If you're looking to play golf when in town for the U.S. Open, here are some favorable suggestions (by region): EAST * Three Lakes (412-793-7111) ? Tilted fairways, elevated greens and good putting surfaces. * Madison Club (724-446-4000) ? Good price,...
Process of Hiring Hamlet Raising Questions Consultant Spent More Than Half His Fee before Applicant Search Began
The consultant hired by the Pittsburgh Public Schools to conduct its superintendent search spent well over half of his $100,000 fee before the search for applicants had begun, according to invoices. As the controversy over newly hired Pittsburgh...
Raise Tobacco Taxes
With the commonwealth currently experiencing a structural deficit of $1.8 billion, we need to focus on raising revenue for the 2016- 17 budget. We cannot keep making cuts to expenditures, as these cuts have been hitting education and human services...
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REGION Pittsburgh Diocese announces 3 mergers The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh Saturday announced three mergers involving 10 parishes to occur over the summer. Two church buildings will be closed as a result of the mergers. On July 1, St. Matthias...
Remains of the Day
"NOONDAY"By Pat Barker Doubleday ($27.95) The brilliance with which Pat Barker explored the physical and psychic wounds of war in her World War I "Regeneration" trilogy carries into the third novel of her second war trilogy, which began with "Life...
Riverhounds Lose, 3-1
The Riverhounds (1-7-3) scored two first-half own goals, which proved crucial in their 3-1 United Soccer League loss to the Richmond Kickers (5-4-4) at City Stadium in Richmond, Va.Dropping their third match in a row, the Riverhounds' lone goal came...
Setting a 1,000-Foot Table Wednesday Night Affair a Benefit for Alzheimer's Research Here
Carol Kinkela has dressed hundreds of women at Carabella, the upscale clothing shop she opened in 1996 on Oakmont's main drag. But she's just as good at getting Pittsburghers to open their wallets for a cause dear to her heart. Since 2006, the North...
Shareholders Say Offers Prove Horsehead's Value
Word that there were attractive offers to buy parts of Horsehead Holding shortly before the Robinson zinc producer declared bankruptcy Feb. 2 makes skeptical shareholders even angrier at the prospect of losing everything if the company's reorganization...
Shhh! Riverside Pitchers Are Zeroed In
The old baseball tradition of not talking about a no-hitter usually only lasts a handful of innings. Riverside's pitching staff has dealt with something like that for 26 days. With a 1-0 win Thursday against Moniteau, the Panthers notched their...
Shhh! Riverside Pitchers Are Zeroed In
The old baseball tradition of not talking about a no-hitter usually only lasts a handful of innings. Riverside's pitching staff has dealt with something like that for 26 days. With a 1-0 win Thursday against Moniteau, the Panthers notched their...
Slippery Rock Fishing Team Captures Title
Logan Pollman of Slippery Rock, Butler County, and Tyler Sheppard of Hermitage, Mercer County, gave the Slippery Rock University fishing team its first win in a major event with a five-bass total of 18 pounds, 1 ounce that won the FLW College Fishing...
Squonk Opera Rocks the Arts Festival 'Cycle Sonic' Show Is Feast for the Eyes
Squonk Opera performed its newest work, "Cycle Sonic," with all-out glee in Saturday's suffocating 90-degree heat. Ten months in the making, this kaleidoscopic feast of vivid colors is mixed with a mash-up of musical genres. The free, half-hour show...
Standing Firm the Mission Remains: ?Win One More Game and the Penguins ?Hoist the Stanley Cup for a Fourth Time. No Looking Back for These Penguins
So I hear San Jose Sharks defenseman Paul Martin keeps telling his teammates that the Penguins are very capable of blowing a 3-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup playoffs. You can't blame him for that, right? It's the truth. Martin played for the Penguins...
Standing Firm the Mission Remains: ?Win One More Game and the Penguins ?Hoist the Stanley Cup for a Fourth Time. Players Believe a Game 5 Effort Will Yield Final Victory
SAN JOSE, Calif. Insanity, it has been said, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. If that decidedly non-clinical definition is accurate, the Penguins just might be certifiable. You see, they seem confident that...
Standing the Test of Time throughout the Years, Oakmont Leaders Have Strived to Keep the Vision of the Club's Founders at the Forefront of Any Change
Oakmont Country Club has been labeled as a course built on behavioral psychology ? stimulus and response, reward and punishment. Its creators didn't view golf as merely an act of recreation. It was a test of character. Hit a ball into one the many...
Stanley Cup Final: Penguins vs. Sharks
SCHEDULE GM........DATE.......SITE.......TIME.........TV G1 Penguins 3, Sharks 2 G2 Penguins 2, Sharks 1 G3 Sharks 3, Penguins 2 G4 Penguins 3, Sharks 1 G5 Sharks 4, Penguins 2 G6........6/12.........SJ..........8.......WPXI...
Stanley Cup Final: Penguins vs. Sharks Game 6 (Series: Penguins, 3-2)
SCOUTING REPORT * Who: Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks. * When, where: 8:10 p.m. today, SAP Center, San Jose, Calif. * Look, listen: WPXI; WXDX-FM (105.9), PittsburghPenguins.com. * Noteworthy: Penguins C Evgeni Malkin has scored two power-play...
Stanley Cup Final: Penguins vs. Sharks History on Penguins' Side - Sorta Team Twice Has Lost Playoff Series after Leading 3 Games to 1
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final shakes out tonight in the South Bay, again with only two conceivable results, again with anywhere between two and 22 million co-mingling factors that could generate either outcome. The Penguins,...
Steelers Go to Bat for Children in Need
From "Dancing with the Stars" to Swinging with the Stars, Steelers All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown played host to his celebrity softball game Saturday afternoon at Consol Energy Park in Washington, Pa.Mr. Brown and many of his Steelers teammates took...
The Contenders Ten Players to Watch
JORDAN SPIETH * WGR: 2 * WINS: 8 * MAJOR TITLES: 2 Jordan Spieth is only 22 but he already has two major titles on his resume and came very close in April to winning a third. Spieth comes to Oakmont Country Club as defending champion of...
The Greens Tough Turf the Putting Surfaces at Oakmont Are Well-Known for Being Firm, Fast and Challenging ... but What Makes Them That Way?
The putting greens at Oakmont Country Club are the course's most famous, most manicured and most difficult feature. So it may come as a surprise that the coiffed grass on those greens is, in fact, a weed. There are many varieties of the so-called...
The Professional's Professional the Arrival of the U.S. Open Is a Signal for Everyone Associated Withfabled Oakmont Country Club That Life Soon Will Not Be the Same
In four months, it really won't matter who you are or what you do at Oakmont Country Club. It won't matter if you are among the many single-digit handicaps or one of the grass-savvy caddies or a young assistant in the golf shop or a waitress in the...
The Three Questions the Primaries Are over, as Americans Wonder about the Candidates, the Voters and the System
Last week's presidential primaries from New Jersey to California seemed to settle the big questions in this phase of the race to the White House. Though he continued to antagonize members of his party, Donald J. Trump maintained his march through...
Trump Wings Way to City Gop Candidate Speaks to 1,500 at Airport Hangar
Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump touched down for a campaign stop in Pittsburgh on Saturday, and tried to display a superior air-game by arriving in a private jet - and suggesting he had the support of the Steelers starting quarterback....
Tuscan Flavor Childhood Sweethearts Put 10-Year-Old Mansion in Peters on the Market
This house started with a horse and a pony. "Our kids got into horses and we wanted a place for them with a barn," David Johnson said. That simple wish grew into a six-bedroom, 10-bath house and 22-horse stables that fulfilled that dream and more...
TV Broadcast Take Two Weighing Criticism and Replacing Commentators, Fox Sports Attempts to Improve upon Last Year's U.S. Open TV Broadcast
Mark Loomis listened intently to the criticism that came his way after last year's U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. As the coordinating producer for all United States Golf Association events at Fox Sports, Loomis considers it part of his job to read everything...
Updates Smoother Ride Getting to and from Oakmont Should Be a Little Easier Now with Better Parking and a Newer, Wider Hulton Bridge
The golf course at Oakmont Country Club has stood for more than a century as a ruthless, rigorous and unforgiving test, a place of which William C. Fownes, the son of the course's designer, once said "Let the clumsy, the spineless, the alibi artists...
When the Champ Came to Glen Hazel
On the gorgeous Friday that Muhammad Ali was remembered at a celebrity-packed service in Louisville, I sat on a North Point Breeze porch to hear how the man made the children in a modest Pittsburgh neighborhood feel special. It's been said that...
Where an Army and Nation Were United at Valley Forge, a Young America Began to Come Together
George Washington selected Valley Forge for the exhausted Continental Army's third winter encampment during the Revolutionary War because of its proximity to Philadelphia and its grand natural features. Mount Joy, the Schuylkill River and an open...
Where Do the Final out Baseballs Go? the Ball in Play at the End of a World Series Usually Winds Up in Possession of a Player, and That's When the Fun Can Begin
SAN FRANCISCO ? Ask Madison Bumgarner to name the most important pitch he's ever thrown, and he responds in the time it takes one of his home runs to rocket into the bleachers. "Well, it has to be the one to Perez," Bumgarner said. "Last pitch of Game...
Wiping off Wrenches for the Mechanics
Corky's father was a no-nonsense guy who raised his family above his Oakland car repair garage, teaching his young son the important stuff in life by putting the boy to work sweeping up, washing windows and wiping wrenches clean for the mechanics....
With Addiction Primed by Pain Pills, Heroin Dealers Move In
U.S. Attorney David Hickton held a news conference in February to discuss a rash of heroin overdoses and the creation of an FBI-run office in Cranberry where law officers gather intelligence on heroin abuse across 13 counties. "We have to move faster"...
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