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Articles from September 26, 2016

Abortion, a Last Resort
I absolutely agree with La'Tasha D. Mayes ("Reproductive Justice Means Access to a Full Range of Services," Sept. 14), but what she points out applies to a much larger spectrum than just poor black women. There are women of every stripe -black, white,...
A Mighty Museum African-American History Takes a Rightful Place
One hundred and fifty-one years after the end of the Civil War, talking about almost any aspect of race relations or slavery still makes many Americans uncomfortable. The lack of an honest discourse on race accounts for much of the polarization in...
An Evening with Goldie Hawn
* When and where: Tuesday night at the Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel, Downtown. * #AllEyesonGoldie: The air was thick was anticipation as guests poured into Habitat restaurant inside the Fairmont for a chance to meet actress Goldie Hawn and hear her...
Army Officials Lift Female Boxing Ban
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Army cadets Kiana Stewart and DeAdre Harvey squared off in a boxing ring at the U.S. Military Academy this month, circling each other with their gloves up. Watching classmates already had suffered bloody noses, but the women stayed...
Arnold Palmer Sept. 10, 1929 - Sept. 25, 2016 Arnold Palmer, Brought Golf to Masses
Jack Nicklaus will never forget the first time he saw Arnold Palmer. He was on the golf course at Sylvania (Ohio) Country Club, practicing and getting ready for the 1954 Ohio Amateur. Mr. Nicklaus was only 14 at the time, one of the youngest players...
Beaver Coach Scoring Big Points on Sideline
Lucky or unfortunate? For Jeff Beltz, being part of two of the four highest-scoring games in WPIAL history is all about perspective. Beltz is the coach at Beaver, which defeated Keystone Oaks, 77-49, Friday. The 126 points are the most in the WPIAL...
Beechview Residents Relieved to Hear Squeal of T Full Red Line Service Back after Six Months
Aubrey Johnson of Mt. Lebanon set an alert on her smartphone for Sunday to remind her that she could ride Port Authority's Red Line to the city once again without interruption. For the past six months, Ms. Johnson has been altering her commute to...
Braddock's Mayor to Attend Debate
No, he won't be wearing his "Trump is a Jagoff" T-shirt, but Braddock Mayor John Fetterman will be in the audience tonight when Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton hold their first presidential debate at Hofstra University on New...
Byham Center for Dance's Grand Opening Reception
* #PittsburghPossible: Pittsburgh is known for pulling together and making magic happen, and it did with the grand opening of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's Byham Center for Dance at 2900 Liberty Ave., Strip District. Festivities were happening all...
Defense, Offense Failed Late in Game
In the moments after Pitt's stunning loss Saturday at North Carolina, coach Pat Narduzzi, still breathless and perspiring, vented out loud about one particular player - Ryan Switzer. The Tar Heels receiver gashed Pitt for 208 receiving yards and...
Doors Open Program Gives Access to Unseen Pittsburgh
If you have ever wanted to sit in the mayor's chair without going to all the trouble of campaigning, you will have your chance soon. Doors Open Pittsburgh debuts Saturday and Sunday with 40 Downtown sites in which people can go behind the scenes -...
Dun the Parents Don't Punish Kids for Unpaid School Lunch Bills
Canon-McMillan School District has become the latest school system to make national headlines because of a policy on parents with overdue lunch bills. The problem with such policies is, the kids can get stuck in the middle. A child's humiliation should...
Fashion Week Downtown Delivers Strong Debut
Like the old cliche says, first impressions are lasting impressions. Fashion Week Downtown made a good one with its debut runway show Wednesday night at the Union Trust Building, Downtown. Presented by Social Butterfly magazine, the event was the ...
Flattened in Philly Eagles QB Wentz Was Good, but Steelers Defense Even Worse
PHILADELPHIA One game in, the long-suffering Philadelphia fans dared to dream. So what if their Eagles won at home against the Cleveland Browns, who lose every game? Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz gave them hope, throwing for two touchdowns with...
Flattened in Philly the Eagles, Led by Rookie Quarterback Carson Wentz, Took the Steelers to the Woodshed and Delivered a Complete Thrashing
PHILADELPHIA - "Welcome to Wentzylvania," the billboard nearby blared. That was no red carpet Philadelphia and rookie quarterback Carson Wentz laid out for their cousins from Western Pennsylvania. In 1940, the Steelers swapped franchises with the...
Fly Away Bash
The Place: Voyager Jet Center at the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin. The Party: What better way to spend a picture-perfect Friday night than to celebrate Big Brothers Big Sisters 51st year of service with the annual Fly Away Bash? A beaming...
Gloves on Female Cadets at West Point Must Box, Too
For years, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point has required its male cadets to box in their first year. But women weren't allowed to join them. Now West Point has changed its rule: Plebe women, too, must box. As long as boxing is a requirement...
Harvick Still in Chase
Kevin Harvick won Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon to earn a spot in the second round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs, pulling away off a restart a year after a late loss at the track. Matt Kenseth had dominated the second half of...
Hurdle Recalls Dinner with Pitcher
Manager Clint Hurdle shared the dais at the 2013 Baseball Writers Association of America awards dinner with Jose Fernandez, who at the time was a 21-year-old starter for the Miami Marlins. Hurdle had won the manager of the year award; Fernandez was...
Jordanian Columnist Is Fatally Shot
AMMAN, Jordan - A Jordanian writer and columnist was fatally shot on Sunday morning outside a court here, according to a statement released by the official Petra news agency. The writer, Nahed Hattar, 56, was shot three times, and a suspect was arrested...
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...
Linebacker U. Has Serious Shortage of Those Players
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Through four games this season, Penn State has used five players at middle linebacker. First, it was starter Jason Cabinda. But the junior lasted only one game before an undisclosed injury sidelined him. Then redshirt senior Nyeem...
Mars Grad, Squirrel Hill Woman Claim Titles
Sure, Nick Edinger crossed the Point State Park finish line of the 39th Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race in a Cleveland shirt, but make no mistake - this was a local win. Edinger, a Mars High School graduate and former standout runner...
Miami to Miss Fernandez's Passion Players and Management Grieve after Loss of 24-Year Old Ace
The grounds crew solemnly stenciled "16" in large white numerals on the pitching mound at Marlins Park before turning on sprinklers to water the outfield grass. They could have collected the tears shed at the ballpark Sunday to do the same job. The...
Murray's Injury Makes Battle for Goaltender Role Uncertain
If Marc-Andre Fleury encounters any sort of uncertainty regarding the recent change atop the Penguins goaltending depth chart, perhaps he could think back to one of the 653 NHL games he has appeared in and reminisce a little. Or conjure up memories...
Nationals 10, Pirates 7 Dugouts Empty; Hope Dims Harper Injures Thumb When Kang Fakes Tag
The imagery of the game Sunday told the story better than the box score: Bryce Harper holding his thumb and snapping at Jung Ho Kang; an A.J. Cole fastball whizzing behind Kang's head; Gerrit Cole with Sean Rodriguez in a bear hug, a scrum of yellow...
New Attitude Cole Hopes Refined Skill Set Earns Him Spot in Lineup
The math is pretty simple. Going through training camp this week, the Penguins appear to have seven NHL defensemen fighting for six spots in their opening-night lineup, meaning one of those players will begin the season watching from the press box....
New York Fashion Week: Fall and Spring Collections Share the Runway
NEW YORK - You name it, we saw it. The latest New York Fashion Week, which wrapped earlier this month, was everything and the kitchen sink, as a growing number of designers navigate the still-murky waters of see now/buy now collections. The rest...
Reinventing Lawrenceville Took Time and Effort
Nancy Noszka gave 12 of the best years of her life to the neighborhood she grew up in, only to get water thrown in her face, spit on and physically attacked when she directed the nonprofit Lawrenceville Development Corp. through the 1990s. "I used...
Rent to Own: The Worst of Both Worlds Court Case Sheds Light on Business Practice
Erlean Hall had always wanted to own her own home. So when she saw a sign advertising rent-to-own homes and called the listed phone number, she was happy to hear about how she might be able to purchase one. "I always wanted to own," said Ms. Hall,...
REPORT CARD: Gerry Dulac Grades the Steelers on Yesterday's Game: [Derived Headline]
QUARTERBACK: D At times, Ben Roethlisberger must have felt as though he was playing by himself. But, once the Steelers got behind, he could not muster any offense to keep pace with his rookie counterpart. Maybe the tone of the game changes if Markus...
Run, Eat, Run in the Donut Dash
Eating a half-dozen doughnuts midway through a 2-mile race may seem counterintuitive, but it's a goofy, fun way to raise money for a great cause during next Sunday's annual Donut Dash sponsored by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Carnegie Mellon...
Running Wild in Great Race, Costumed Personalities Stand Out
The story of Pittsburgh's Great Race begins with a bunch of hard-core runners, some of whom have competed in all races since the 10-kilometer event began. But over the years, it has become more of the peoples' event. There are still the "serious"...
Saving Capitalism from the Pirates
Mahatma Gandhi reportedly once said, "I'd be a Christian - if it weren't for the Christians." I feel the same about, oh, communism, for starters, but the point is timeless: Often what we experience from the practitioners of any "-ism" prevents our...
Six Starters Injured, Four of Them Defenders
On top of losing to the Eagles in near historic fashion Sunday the Steelers added injury to insult. Six starters left the game with injuries and four did not return. The Steelers lost linebacker Lawrence Timmons and safety Robert Golden in the first...
State to Begin Audit of Nonprofit Business Supports Anti-Abortion Mission
Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale will begin an audit this week of a Harrisburg-based nonprofit that oversees a network of abortion-alternative programs across the state. The review of the state's contract with Real Alternatives comes...
Steelers Provided Plenty of Help to Eagles' Cause
The following CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION appeared on September 27, 2016. An item in Gene Collier's Monday column misstated where the Steelers' 34-3 loss ranked in the most lopsided losses in franchise history.PHILADELPHIA The worst smackdown of the Mike...
Team Europe Continues Run with 3-2 Ot Victory
TORONTO - Somehow, somewhere, something got lost in translation. And not because Team Europe's roster has been stitched together with players representing no fewer than eight countries, and all the native tongues they bring to the mix. In some ways,...
The Evolution of Wiz Khalifa
Inside a cramped recording studio in Lawrenceville, the tall young man slouched deep into the soft cushion of a black love seat. He was incredibly slender. When he stretched his arms across the back of the couch, the sleeves of his oversize, white...
Trickle-Down Economics Simply Doesn't Work
Liquidated, money seems to flow uphill very well. But once there, it seems to freeze. At the higher elevations it is no longer liquid. This is why 90 percent of the assets in America are owned by 5 percent of the population. The "trickle-down theory,"...
Use the Force of Gravity to Resolve Flooding
As a civil engineer who lives in the city of Pittsburgh and frequently drives on Washington Boulevard, I have to propose my solution to the flooding problem there ("Officials Vow Review, New Solutions to City Flooding," Sept. 21). Instead of relying...
Wheaton's Struggles Leave Team Looking for Options at Wr
Todd Haley's response to a question Thursday hinted at the problem that the Steelers remain in search of a viable No. 2 receiver opposite Antonio Brown. Markus Wheaton, who started 19 games the past two seasons, was set to return to the lineup after...
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