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Articles from September 19, 2016

Arlington Prek-8 Enjoys a Newer, Efficient Space
Arlington PreK-8 students started the fall semester about a mile from their old school in a renovated building replete with some of the newest technology in Pittsburgh Public Schools. By the end of week two, Arlington principal Holly Ballard declared...
Barkley's Backups Make Most of Their Chances in His Absence
Just days before Penn State beat Temple Saturday, 34-27, Nittany Lions coach James Franklin expressed that there weren't any plans to take Saquon Barkley off the field in favor of the three other running backs behind him. Saturday at Beaver Stadium,...
Bengals Star Green Gets Lost in Damp Cockrell Cove
To truly comprehend the achievements of Ross Cockrell and the Steelers defense Sunday as they resolved to mitigate the blunt force trauma that is Cincinnati Bengals superstar A.J. Green, you should probably start with this: Throughout his exhaustive...
Berlin Voters Reject Merkel's Christian Party
BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel's party suffered the latest in a string of defeats in German state elections on Sunday, when her Christian Democratic Union was ousted from power in Berlin after its worst showing in the capital since World War II,...
Brown off His Game against Cincinnati
One week after catching eight passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns in the opener against the Washington Redskins, Steelers All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown was held to just four catches for 39 yards Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. It was the...
Carrick Student's Shooting Death Ruled a Homicide Girl, 17, Was Killed on Homewood Street
It was all but a formality, but the Allegheny County Medical Examiner today ruled the shooting death Saturday of a 17-year-old girl a homicide and deemed the cause of death "perforating gunshot wound of the chest." Daija McCall, a sophomore at Carrick...
CITY/NORTH [Derived Headline]
CITY Orchestra, musicians agree to extend talks The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's musicians and management agreed Sunday night to continue private negotiations about the musicians' expiring contract. The pact already was extended by two weeks on...
Class Provides Caregivers Tools for Coping with Stress
The seven women around the table, ranging in age from their 30s to 60s, ticked off some of the signs that indicate their stress: They clam up, they're sarcastic, they raise their voice, they can't sleep, they get neck and head pain, they forget to...
Construction of Temporary Pipeline Begins
ATLANTA - Colonial Pipeline says it is beginning construction of a temporary pipeline that will bypass a leaking section of its main gasoline pipeline in Shelby County, Ala. According to AL.com, Colonial gave no timetable Saturday as to when that...
Costumes of the Wiz Live!
#SoonAsIGetHome: A magical place inside the August Wilson Center for African American Culture holds the work of Tony Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell until Nov. 30. An exhibition showcasing his work from the 2015 production of "The Wiz Live!"...
Cowboys Offense Overwhelms Panthers Fast-Paced Passing Too Much for Defense in High-Scoring Game
STILLWATER, Okla. -Before Mason Rudolph there was Bruce Gradkowski, circa 2003. Lest Panthers fans forget about that one, Gradkowski was the previous quarterback to torch Pitt's defense quite as thoroughly as Rudolph did Saturday night. Gradkowski,...
Fashion Week Downtown Debuts
For the past six years, late September has become synonymous with Pittsburgh Fashion Week. But with that event on hiatus, a new one aims to give local designers a platform to showcase their talents.On Wednesday evening, the first Fashion Week Downtown...
Festival Opens Our Eyes to the Value of Waste
Two weeks ago, an Argentinian artist rolled her suitcase along the boardwalk of the Airbnb rental beside my house. I didn't know who she was then. I met her last week. She is one of scores of artists who have come to Pittsburgh from all over the world...
Game Plan for Vogelsong for Final 2 Weeks Unclear
CINCINNATI - General manager Neal Huntington did not commit one way or the other Sunday on whether Ryan Vogelsong would remain in the starting rotation. He did acknowledge this: "It certainly is a valid question, as to who gives us the best chance...
In from the Cold Don't Pardon Snowden, but Cut a Plea Deal
The release Friday of a movie lionizing the exploits of government document leaker Edward Snowden is expected to bolster his supporters' campaign to win him a presidential pardon. Not coincidentally, members of the House Intelligence Committee just released...
In Wake of Lawsuit, Voter Registrations Up at Pennsylvania's County Assistance Sites
Since 2012, when a lawsuit was settled over voter registration issues, county assistance offices have submitted voter registration applications or change of address updates for more than 160,000 Pennsylvanians, according to a tally of statistics from...
Iran Deal Ignores Facts about Needs and Capabilities
Jim Walsh and Frank G. Wisner in their Sept. 8 Perspectives piece ("Let's Be Diplomatic: We Can Leverage the Iran Deal to Help Solve Problems") assert that Iran's nuclear weapons program "is no longer a threat" given the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action...
Islamic Identity Crisis in Pittsburgh, Muslims Work to Overcome Perception
Being a Muslim in the U.S. has not been easy in this year of heated political rhetoric and deadly terrorism claimed by Islamic extremist groups. While those events dominate the news, American Muslims - especially those who advocate for greater public...
' Kitchen,' 'Ship' Renewed
Fox renewed "Hell's Kitchen" for an additional two seasons.TNT renewed "The Last Ship" for a fifth season; the fourth season airs next summer.ABC canceled "Mistresses" and FX killed off "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll."Netflix's "Bloodline" will end...
Late Fumble Spoils Former Pitt Star's Homecoming
Cincinnati Bengals rookie receiver Tyler Boyd was 8 years old and growing up in Clairton when James Harrison first signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2002. Boyd knows all about Harrison's greatest hits and how that 6-foot, 242-pound...
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...
Loving Downtown
Susan DeLuca of Shadyside writes about deplorable Downtown conditions ("Conditions at Market Square Squelched Our Pittsburgh Pride," Sept. 12). Really! We are now in our seventh year of living Downtown and love it. And it just keeps getting better....
Market Square Is a Treasure of Diversity
In response to Susan DeLuca's Sept. 12 letter lamenting the conditions in Market Square ("Conditions at Market Square Squelched Our Pittsburgh Pride"), I must offer a word of rebuttal. Market Square is one of the few public spaces remaining Downtown...
My Truck Requires Your Empathy, Please
The biggest upside of working from home is not having to commute, and living in the city as we do, many of our regular destinations are easily reached on foot or bike. But if you ever do see me driving around town, I will be behind the wheel of a...
Nova Not So Super Pirates Miss Chance to Go above .500 with 13 Games Left in the Season Reds 7, Pirates 4
CINCINNATI - Sunday appeared to shape up well for the Pirates. With the chance to complete a four-game sweep against a Cincinnati Reds pitching staff having major trouble recording outs, the Pirates sent their best starter, Ivan Nova, to the mound....
Obituaries
Don Buchla, inventor and builder of electronic instrumentsDon Buchla, a pioneer and maverick of electronic music who had a lifelong fascination with the ways that humans, technology and sounds interact, died Wednesday at his home in Berkeley, California....
Old-Fashioned Rumble Rain Forced the Steelers to Go to Their Running Attack and Play a Hard-Hitting Game in Which Everyone Kept Their Cool
The Steelers drew first blood against the Cincinnati Bengals and for the first time in a while, it wasn't the real thing. No, their 24-16 victory Sunday at Heinz Field came about through the old clich of clean, hard football and kept them in a rare...
On This Day, Sept. 19
1881 The 20th president of the United States, James A. Garfield, died 2 months after being shot by Charles Guiteau; Chester Alan Arthur became president.1934 Bruno Hauptmann was arrested in New York and charged with the kidnap-murder of Charles A. Lindbergh...
Pittsburghers Helped Shape Exhibits at the Smithsonian's New African-American History Museum
WASHINGTON - While Pittsburghers have a place inside the metal, lattice walls of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opens Saturday, they've had a hand in shaping the exhibits, too. Carnegie Mellon historian...
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Celebrates 20 Years
When and where: Wednesday evening at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown.#GreenMachines: The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy celebrated 20 years of parks restoration with a special party to honor Susan Dorrance, Sylvia Hill Fields, Teresa Heinz (who could...
Prospect Targets Progress
LONDON, Ontario -Could be that there's a breathtaking, end-to-end rush hidden somewhere in Ethan Prow's repertoire. Might be a blistering slap shot lurking in there, too. Or maybe not. Certainly, there was no evidence of either in the prospects tournament...
Pso Gala&soiree
The Place: Heinz Hall and EQT Plaza, Downtown, Saturday night.The Purpose: Opening the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's season with the Moonlight Masquerade Gala and Soiree.The Party: Under a full moon, nearly 900 guests enjoyed two parties as well as...
Rapinoe Protests Again before U.S. Tops Netherlands
ATLANTA - For the second consecutive game, U.S. women's soccer player Megan Rapinoe kneeled during the national anthem. This time she did so before the team's 3-1 victory against the Netherlands at Georgia Dome. She did stand during the playing of...
Renegades' Loyalty
Regarding "Diehard Fans Finally Get to Raise Jolly Roger Again" (Sept. 8): Some readers might think that the Renegades of the Rotunda have abandoned their post at PNC Park. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Renegades have attended all...
REPORT CARD [Derived Headline]
Quarterback - B It wasn't Ben Roethlisberger's prettiest performance, not with a wet ball and a slick field, but he threw three touchdown passes for the second game in a row and found other receivers to make plays beside Antonio Brown. Roethlisberger...
Silk Screen Gala
The Place: The Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown, Thursday night.The Party: The opening night gala for the Silk Screen Film Festival, which runs through Sept. 25 and showcases films from all across Asia. Performers included Art in Motion Middle Eastern...
Stars Dazzle on Emmy Red Carpet
An awards show red carpet is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get. Sometimes, only one or two pieces make us swoon, while the rest turn our sartorial stomachs.The fashions at the Emmy awards on Sunday left us hungry for...
Steelers Top Bengals No Shenanigans for Steelers-Bengals Rematch
James Saglimbeni and his fiancee, Gabby Parks, sat on the sidewalk outside Heinz Field's Gate A at 9:30 Sunday morning, their legs crossed and Ms. Parks' Starbucks iced coffee almost gone. They were the only ones in line for the Steelers' home opener,...
Sweden Tops Russia, 2-1
Jacob Markstrom showed up Sunday at Air Canada Centre in Toronto thinking he was backing up star goalie Henrik Lundqvist in Sweden's World Cup of Hockey opener against Russia. Caught off guard when he found out Lundqvist was sent home due to an illness,...
The Emmy Winners
* Drama Series: "Game of Thrones" * Comedy Series: "Veep" * Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Rami Malek, "Mr. Robot" * Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black"* Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent" ...
The Fed Is about to Make a Mistake
This week, officials at the U.S. Federal Reserve will hold a crucial meeting on whether to raise interest rates. Whatever they do, it will probably be a mistake.More than seven years after the recovery began in mid-2009, inflation remains below the central...
There Is a Lesson to Be Learned from Wily Vet Williams
DeAngelo Williams became the 13th active NFL player with more than 10,000 yards from scrimmage Sunday, but he hardly seemed impressed. He said the only significant part of his huge workload was that it came in a 24-16, AFC North Division win against...
The Rules of the Game Public Funding toward Sports Venues Is Reality
A new Brookings Institution report raises questions about the long controversial practice of publicly subsidizing stadiums for professional sports teams. But the findings amount to little more than Monday morning quarterbacking.The study showed that...
This Year's Most Consequential Senate Race If Toomey Loses, the Gop Will Probably Lose the Chamber
GLENOLDEN, Pa.From Erie in the west to Scranton in the east, Pennsylvania is flecked with casualties the stubborn economic sluggishness and relentless globalization have inflicted on industrial communities. But in this middle-class Philadelphia suburb,...
Tight Ends Flourish as Bengals Concentrate on Antonio Brown
Wanting to show his tight ends what can happen against the Cincinnati Bengals, offensive coordinator Todd Haley used his Saturday night offensive meeting to show Jesse James and Xavier Grimble tape from last season when Heath Miller had 10 catches...
Troupe Is Adding 'Shared Discomfort' Topitt Production
Outside the Wire is all about challenging the audience. "It's about shared discomfort .if you want to leave the room when you hear an actor talk about suffering, let's talk about how hard it is to stay in the room in the presence of real suffering,"...
Trump's 'Birther' Announcement the Fact Is He Led the Charge for a Racist Movement
WASHINGTONAt long last, Donald Trump has set himself free.At a highly choreographed event Friday, the Republican candidate for president of the United States finally issued his verdict on the birthright of our two-term president, who, it turns out, is...
Uber Finds a Partner with Some Transit Systems Shuttles Underserved Riders to Bus Stops
Public transit agencies across the country are entering into partnerships with ride-sharing service Uber to supplement their service. The partnerships range from direct subsidies for Uber riders heading to transit stops in the St. Petersburg, Fla.,...
Verdict Is in 'People V. O.J. Simpson,' 'Veep' Celebrated among Tv's Best
Just as he did when he last hosted the Emmys in 2012, Jimmy Kimmel used his genuine knowledge and appreciation of television to good effect at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday night, delivering an amusing, cameo-filled introductory film followed...
Vigil Commemorates Vietnam War's Pow/mias 'A Time to Reflect, to Remember. If We Don't Remember, Who's Going to Remember?'
A small group of veterans concluded a solemn vigil Sunday at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Oakland.The annual POW-MIA vigil was organized by the Vietnam Veterans Inc. of Pittsburgh and coincides with the National POW/MIA Recognition...
Westinghouse Is Back on Top in City
Westinghouse is No. 1. How long has it been since you've read that sentence? Try 20 years, in fact. The Westinghouse Bulldogs are 3-0 and moved up to the No. 1 spot in the Post-Gazette City League rankings this week. This from a team that had the...
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