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Articles from August 22, 2016

An African Dilemma under Zambia's Peaceful Politics, Economic Stress
This month's elections in Zambia, a southern African nation of 15 million, went reasonably well while leaving the successful presidential candidate, Edgar Lungu, with grave economic problems to face. Zambia has a history since 1991 of peaceful successions...
Bishop Richard Seminack March 3, 1942 - Aug. 16, 2016 Longtime Pastor at Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Carnegie
By the time he arrived in Carnegie in 1984, the Rev. Richard Seminack already had a busy ministerial career, working as a Navy chaplain and pastor to numerous Ukrainian Catholic congregations. And during his nearly 20 years as a pastor at Holy Trinity...
Brother of Boy in Viral Photo Dies
The rescue of 5-year old Omran Daqneesh, pulled from the rubble of his bombed-out Aleppo, Syria, home Wednesday, was broadcast around the world, dominating front pages and drawing tears from television anchors. For many, his image became a symbol,...
D.C. Helps Playoff Push
Marcelo Sarvas and Patrick Mullins scored three minutes apart in the second half and D.C. United rallied for a 2-2 draw Sunday with the New York Red Bulls in a game delayed 75 minutes because of lightning in Washington.Sarvas scored his first goal on...
Death of Cecil the Lion Triggers Changes in Safari Hunt Industry
In the summer of 2015, social media turned an obscure series of hunting violations into a global cause celebre. The frenzied reporting last August about the killing of a lion was the catalyst behind changes in international laws and trophy transport,...
Don't Delay Tpp: More Trade Means More Jobs Here
Regarding U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey's Aug. 16 Perspectives commentary, "TPP Falls Short": Despite the political rhetoric locally and nationally, the facts about trade still stand: The Trans-Pacific Partnership will take time, cost and complexity out of...
Fewer People Get Aid, but Who's Being Left Out?
Twenty years ago today, President Bill Clinton signed welfare reform into law. The sweeping overhaul was meant to move people from welfare to work and to end what critics saw as a cycle of dependence that kept families in poverty. The law has resulted...
Floods Will Affect Harvest of U.S. Rice
LONOKE, Ark. - Heavy rain that brought record flooding to Louisiana recently has put a damper on the nation's harvest of rice, a food staple that usually likes water as it grows but can't be gathered by machine if fields are inundated. The 2016 crop...
Glasnow Restarts Rehabilitation of Right Shoulder at AA Altoona
After a brief setback, Tyler Glasnow's rehabilitation stint resumes today with a start for Class AA Altoona. "He's a big, long man that sometimes can get out of sync," general manager Neal Huntington said. "It just didn't feel right. That's the beauty...
He Cares for Himself
In a recent op-ed piece, Neil Berro said he's voting for Donald Trump because, "His message is one of caring and concern for very average ordinary people" ("Trump Is What We Need," Aug. 18). I almost laughed out loud. For a reality check, talk to...
Helping People Get Ready to Go to Work after Welfare
It's just after 8:30 a.m. on a recent weekday, and in a room Downtown next to the Allegheny County Assistance Office, the day's session has begun in Howard Williams' job search class. There are motivational slogans written on pieces of paper taped...
Hong Kong Artist, Organization Clash over North Side Mural
The creation of a mural on the North Side has resulted in a clash of artists and a social media buzz after a visiting muralist from Hong Kong accused her sponsor of violating her work. In early summer, a dozen teenagers began painting the side of 1500...
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...
Local Site to Offer Screening for Lapses in Memory Test Can Help Decide If Full Workup Needed
Forgetfulness happens to many people as they age. Where did I put the keys? What's the name of that interesting person I met recently? It may mean nothing, because the brain doesn't function quite as sharply after many decades of use, or it could...
Marlins 3, Pirates 2 Victory Bell Is Silenced in Sweep
In a way, the Pirates' hand was forced. Jung Ho Kang's shoulder injury means David Freese is their third baseman. John Jaso is taking walks but not hitting. So while acknowledging the defensive deficiency of first baseman Josh Bell, whom the Pirates...
Mural Group Lacks State Registration Warnings, Fines Issued for Seeking Donations While Not on Pa. List
Since incorporating in 2008, the MLK Community Mural Project has solicited and received charitable donations without being registered with the state as a charitable organization. Hundreds of vibrant, joyous and colorful murals, in Pittsburgh and other...
New Leader Hopes Students Will Be 'Lifelong Learners' School for Deaf CEO Values Communication
Steven E. Farmer, the new CEO of the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, spent most of his early childhood in deaf schools, but when he transferred to a public school in ninth grade, the experience gave him a new appreciation for the benefits...
On This Day, August 22
1851 The schooner America outraced more than a dozen British vessels off the English coast to win a trophy that came to be known as the America's Cup. 1940 Preparations were made to raze the old Allegheny General Hospital and 25 other buildings in...
Police Officers Meet, Greet Residents in Informal Gatherings
Residents from all parts of the North Side turned out for a recent session around a table at Arnold's Tea in Deutschtown. The draw was a group of police officers and their new commander, Christopher Ragland, who took over Zone 1 on July 20. It was one...
Real Men Wear Pink
* The Place: Wednesday night at Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District. * The Party: Pittsburgh loves to party for a cause, and the "Real Men Wear Pink" event was a great excuse to support cancer research while having a fun night in the city. The...
Rescue Furniture Local Artist Turns Her Talent to Furniture, Opens Vintage 73
If it's abandoned, discarded or on the auction block, artist Beth Salak wants it. She rescues furniture and breathes new life into it. "Sanding is the most important part," said Ms. Salak, the owner of Vintage 73, a new shop in Crafton Heights....
Secondary Confident Continuity Will Trump Injuries
Injuries - season-threatening and nagging -have thrown a monkey wrench into the Steelers' best-laid plans in the secondary. They used high draft picks the past two years to infuse talent and competition into a beleaguered unit. Senquez Golson, the...
#Seenhotspot: Apteka
The stuff of dreams: Once there was an incredibly successful pop- up called Pierogi Night. The success of the vegan Polish-inspired fare gave owners Kate Lasky and Tomasz Skowronski the courage to open their own place last spring. Apteka, which means...
Squirrel Hill Resident Eyes Hand Cycling World Record
Attila Domos started rolling at noon on Saturday. He kept rolling while most of Pittsburgh was asleep Saturday night. When the city woke up Sunday morning, he was still going. The 48-year-old from Squirrel Hill made a full test run over the weekend...
Style Week Pittsburgh Delivers Strong Events Fourth Year of Festivities Ran Thursday to Sunday
Believe it or not, most months out of the year there's a fashion function almost every weekend in Pittsburgh. Therefore, it can be tough for an event to shape its identity and be more than just a blip on the social scene. Style Week Pittsburgh proved...
Swat Situation Ends Peacefully
Pittsburgh police apprehended a Bloomfield man Sunday afternoon after a two-hour standoff at his residence and an earlier domestic confrontation, authorities said. A city SWAT team responded about 10:15 a.m. to the home of Aaron Hurtt, 28, in the 4600...
Test Understanding of Topics for Graduation
Harrisburg requests an alternative to high school graduation tests ("State Looking at Alternative Assessment for HS Seniors," Aug. 19). Here is a sample of a true alternative. It is a test of understanding, the only real goal of education, not selecting...
The Invisible Poor They Should Be a Central Campaign Issue
Author Michael Harrington's conclusion in his 1962 book "The Other America: Poverty in the United States" - that the poor have become invisible - couldn't be more true in 2016. Both presidential candidates have announced their economic plans, but those...
The Mixed Messages in Kane's Crash
Ladies, can we talk? This is embarrassing. At least I think it is - unless it's good news, in a twisted kind of way. Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane resigned last week, after being found guilty on two felony counts of perjury and seven...
Treatment May Relieve 'Untreatable' Depression Local Doctors Target Metabolic Disorder
Ben Finder remembers when the depression first hit him. It was three years ago when he was 13, a happy and energetic eighth-grader in Obama Middle School in Pittsburgh. "The first sign, I noticed that every few days I'd get this feeling that came over...
Trust Presents Series Offers a Cornucopia of Genres
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has announced the 2016-17 Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series: Oct. 13, 7 p.m.: "Basetrack Live" - Described as an "electro-acoustic musical" and a "documentary theater piece" about a Marine and his family, "Basetrack...
Two Killed Crossing Railroad Tracks Hit by Amtrak Train in Ambridge
An Amtrak passenger train struck and killed a couple apparently attempting to cross the railroad tracks early Sunday near Route 65 in Ambridge, police said. The Chicago-bound train with 215 passengers had been traveling 72 mph to 75 mph when it collided...
Where to Draw the Line State College's New Law to Ease Marijuana Penalties Isn't That Simple
Call it a victory for pot smoking in a college town. Or view it as a law change just confusing enough to land some students living on or near Penn State University's main campus in bigger trouble than they envisioned. Just as the fall semester starts,...
Zane Zandier, Thomas Jefferson
DATAYear: Senior Height: 6-3 Weight: 206 Pos: WR-DBTHE SCOOPZandier is a versatile player who makes an impact on offense and defense. He was first-team all-conference on offense and defense a year ago for a team that won the WPIAL Class 3A title. He...
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