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Articles from October 13, 2016

As Cup Is Feted, Team Is No Longer for Sale
What a glorious night lay ahead, as the Penguins prepare to raise a championship flag that will fly forever inside the newly christened (or is it freshly coated?) PPG Paints Arena. So many thoughts . . . * I wish the late Jack Riley, the team's original...
Brewing Up a Cure Marks Its 10th Year
Saturday's Brewing up a Cure will keep doing what it's been doing for 10 years now - pouring a lot of home-brewed beer to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. So far, the Three Rivers Underground Brewers (TRUB) club has raised nearly $250,000...
BUSINESS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
HARMAR FIRM SAYS TEST PREDICTS RISK OF ESOPHAGEAL CANCER A test developed by Cernostics proved effective in predicting the risk of developing esophageal cancer in certain patients, the Harmar Township-based company announced. TissueCypher effectively...
Canada Can Show the U.S. the Way on Carbon Pricing
Thank you for your Oct. 6 editorial "Emissions Stall: Greenhouse Gas Needs to Be Reduced, or Else." To reduce greenhouse gases as you recommend, we need only look to Canada for a model approach. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced...
CITY/EAST [Derived Headline]
CITY Arrest warrant obtained for inmate in slaying Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a Chartiers City man wanted for a fatal shooting in the West End in 2014. Lonnie Monk, 28, was charged Wednesday by Pittsburgh police with homicide, criminal...
Clinton to Gop: Are You with Him or Not? She Asks Candidates about Trump Support
PUEBLO, Colo. - Hillary Clinton turned up the heat Wednesday on Republican candidates who are facing tight election races and tough decisions on what to do about Donald Trump. She's now seeking to spread her momentum to fellow Democrats on November...
Company Works to Enhance Casino Las Vegas-Based Pinnacle Invests in the Meadows
Rodney Centers wants The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington County to be the go-to place for people who want to gamble. But there's a lot of work that needs to be done to get there. His to-do list includes bringing in state-of-the-art slot...
Crosby Back in Practice, but Limited Patient Superstar Says It's Too Soon to Call It Progress Remains Patient
Sidney Crosby returned to Penguins practice Wednesday at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex but cautioned afterward that one day of progress is only a small step toward returning to the ice. He will not play in the season opener tonight against the Washington...
Debra A. Pezze Died Oct. 12, 2016 'The Judges' Judge' in Westmoreland County
Judge Debra A. Pezze, who served for 25 years on the Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court and was described as "the judges' judge," died Wednesday morning at Westmoreland Hospital. She was 62. A cause of death was not immediately available. Judge...
Decade to Remember New Book Recalls Pittsburgh Club That Rocked like No Other
Once you got past the burly bouncers on the other side of The Decade door, the next challenge on a busy weekend night was weaving through the people two or three deep at the front bar to get to the middle stage room. Sometimes it seemed to take 20...
Egghead for Trump a Professor Shares His Reasons to Vote for the Gop Nominee
I recently joined 145 other scholars and writers in declaring support for Donald Trump for president (see scholarsandwritersforamerica.org). For every Trump supporter who agreed to join us, several others declined, believing that coming out publicly...
Faux Patriots Object to Cheerleaders' Use of Rights
As a former naval officer (1981-1991) who happens to be white, I'm compelled to make several comments regarding the reactions of some people toward the Cornell High School cheerleaders who protested this country's enduring, systemic racism by kneeling...
Five Teams Jockey for Coastal Title
Pitt still has a chance to win the ACC's Coastal Division. Problem is, so do Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Miami and Virginia. That makes five teams still within realistic reach of the division title as Pitt (4-2, 1-1 ACC) seeks a road win at Virginia...
Fond Memories of the Decade
FOND MEMORIES OF THE DECADE "The Decade: Images of Modern America," a new book written by Gabby Means, the granddaughter of former owner Dominic DiSilvio, documents the era from 1976-95 when the Oakland club was the home of rock 'n' roll in Pittsburgh....
FTC Unveils Updated Rules for Collectors Items
The one coin that collectors are typically missing from the complete 95-coin set of Morgan Silver Dollars is the one minted in 1895 and now valued at more than $20,000. More often than not, anyone with a collection of those coins has probably filled...
How Do They Acquire the Remains for 'Body Works'
The use of plastinated human remains for public display has raised ethical questions even as it draws millions of visitors to these exhibits. In 2007, Premier Exhibitions' "Bodies ... The Exhibition," which made a stop in Pittsburgh on its U.S. tour,...
'Improvement' Noted in Childline Auditor General Reports on Pa.'s Abuse Hotline
HARRISBURG -The Pennsylvania auditor general says "tremendous improvement" has been made to Pennsylvania's child abuse hotline after an earlier report found many callers hung up or were disconnected before reaching a caseworker. In May, the auditor...
In Hurricane Matthew's Wake, Haiti Is Left to Face an Old Foe: Cholera
In Haiti's hurricane-battered southwest, the scene is repeated daily, hourly, moment by moment. A man, woman or child huddles in a crowded clinic or shelter, enduring a constellation of ominous symptoms: fever and vomiting, dehydration and diarrhea....
'Investigate before You Invest' Provides Informational Assistance
Often the hardest part about diving into stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other investments is knowing how to get started. For people considering hiring help, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities has launched an online directory offering...
It's a Free Country Respect the Protest by High School Cheerleaders
Last month, 12 of 15 Cornell High School cheerleaders kneeled during the national anthem at a home game. It was meant to bring attention to the issue of police violence against unarmed citizens - especially those of color. Judging by the hundreds of...
Karlos and Vince Williams: Brother Act Reunited Again
How many brothers can say they've played together on the same team in high school, college and the NFL? Now Vince and Karlos Williams can make that claim after the Steelers signed Karlos Wednesday to their practice squad. Karlos, a running back who...
LATEST DEATHS [Derived Headline]
CLASSIFIED OBITUARIES ASQUE, Samuel Eugene Jr."Sam Q,""The Q" BAHLER, Edward Charles, Ellenton, Fla., formerly Dormont BOWMAN, Anna, formerly Garfield BUCHTA, Lorraine Marchand, Mt. Lebanon BUTLER, Bernadette Sullivan BYERLY, Lawrence A. "Larry," Carnegie...
Lawmakers in U.K. Call for Brexit Scrutiny
U.K. lawmakers approved an opposition Labour Party motion calling on the government to give Parliament the right to examine its negotiating strategy before Brexit talks that are set to start by the end of March. The motion, and a government amendment...
Lawsuit: Staff Failed to Give Tube Feedings to Jail Inmate
A man whose esophagus was severed from his stomach in a shooting three years ago is suing the medical staff at the Allegheny County Jail and Corizon Health after he said they failed to provide his required five daily tube feedings, resulting in his...
LITTLE BITES [Derived Headline]
OPENINGS * Bruneaux Restaurant, a new fine-dining establishment featuring an American menu with strong French influences, opened late last month on the site of the former Sewickley Cafe on Beaver Street, Sewickley. The restaurant is the third commercial...
Mapping the World within Bodyworks' Uses Cutting-Edge Technology to Explore the Workings of the Human Body
The following CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION appeared on October 15, 2016.Thursday's story on the Carnegie Science Center exhibit "BodyWorks" misstated information about a touring version of "BodyWorks." The Museum of Discovery in Arkansas has contracted with...
Munch Goes to Uubu 6
Bathed in purple light, a massive 4-foot statue of St. Francis of Assisi holding a crucifix with a skull at his feet presides over the bar at UUBU 6. A venerated and enduring symbol and a beacon of compassion for nearly a millennium, he's looking...
Nhl Trophies to Go on Display Downtown Public Can View before Pens' Opener
A collection of NHL trophies - including the Stanley Cup - will be on public display Downtown from noon to 5 p.m. today before the Pittsburgh Penguins' home opener this evening at PPG Paints Arena. The display at the City-County Building portico on...
No. 1 Norwin Slips Past Penn-Trafford Harrigan Scores Only Goal against No. 3 Warriors
With eight minutes left in the contest, junior Emily Harrigan found the back of the net to lift No. 1 Norwin (15-0-1, 9-0-1) to a 1-0 victory at No. 3 Penn-Trafford (13-2-1, 7-2-1) in Class 4A Section 4. The win clinched the third consecutive regular-season...
Off the Wall Opens 10th Season with 'An Accident'
Off the Wall Productions opens its 10th season with the play "An Accident," about a woman who has been hit by a car and gets to confront the guilty driver. In the play starring Amy Landis, Ken Bolden and Hilary Caldwell, Libby is trying to recover...
Pwsa Alleges Management Failures in Filing against Firm
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority demanded arbitration Wednesday with a company that used to help run the utility, claiming the contractor "grossly mismanaged" operations. PWSA alleges that Veolia North America-Northeast LLC also "abused its...
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS [Derived Headline]
He fixed my tailpipe so my American Legion shirt stayed clean I serve as a chaplain for an American Legion post and also for the 33rd District. I was on my way from Penn Hills to Port Vue one evening to a district meeting. After passing through the...
Reserves Take Spotlight during Psu's off Week
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State won't encounter powerhouse Ohio State until 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at Beaver Stadium. But the off week has given some non-starters a chance to show their stuff. At practice Tuesday, Penn State coach James Franklin said some...
Retrial Set in '95 Fire That Killed 3 Testimony Slated to Begin Jan. 9
The following CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION appeared on October 14, 2016. Greg Brown, 39, was found guilty of three counts of second-degree murder in Februrary 1997 in connection with a 1995 fire on Bricelyn Street that killed three firefighters. Mr. Brown's...
Rust Goes Full Speed in Practice at Long Last
Bryan Rust admitted the past few weeks have been tough at times. As his Penguins teammates have been getting ready for the upcoming season, Rust has been mostly skating on his own, recovering from injury. He finally returned to full-team practice Wednesday...
State's Rate of Uninsured Goes Down
Pennsylvania's overall uninsured rate dropped to 6.4 percent last year, according to Census data. The state Department of Human Services on Wednesday credited Gov. Tom Wolf's expansion of the Medicaid program last year, noting a drop in the uninsured...
Stranger Donates Part of Her Liver to Save Infant's Life
Newborn Ella Diekmann had at most just two years to live if she didn't get a new liver. The little girl from Warren, Ohio, was born in February 2015 with just 45 centimeters of her bowels - roughly one-third the length of a typical newborn's intestines....
Study Urges Extending Junior Driver License Limits to Age 21 Older Teens More Prone to Accidents
The national Governors Highway Safety Association is recommending that all states extend junior driving restrictions until age 21. In a study released Wednesday, the association said there was a 10 percent increase in 2015 in fatal traffic accidents...
Supplying Help Pittsburgh Agencies Recognized for Innovative Work to Feed Hungry
A national think tank has included 15 state and local organizations in its newly expanded Good Food Org Guide. That listing, from the New Orleans-based Food Tank, includes five locally-based groups: Just Harvest, 412 Food Rescue, Grow Pittsburgh,...
Te Green to Practice Next Week Free-Agent Pickup a Deep Threat, Too
After losing so many players to injury lately, the Steelers could add one, and a big one at that. Tight end Ladarius Green, their major free-agent signing this year, is eligible to practice for the first time with them next week and he says the plan...
The Frontiers Spirit a Mission to Mars Is Just One Big Idea Today
President Barack Obama's call for a greater public/private partnership for space exploration in general and a Mars expedition in particular is just beginning to yield the kinds of technological breakthroughs necessary to convince ordinary people that...
THE HOT LIST [Derived Headline]
ALL WEEKEND PUMPKIN TROLLEY The annual Pumpkin Patch Trolley is on the move and outfitted with autumn decorations the next three weekends at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington County. Kids, who are encouraged to come in costume, can select...
'The Legend of Tarzan' *** [Derived Headline]
'The Legend of Tarzan' ***The jungle king must return to his country on a rescue mission. The latest look at the vine-swinging character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs takes a more civilized approach.Swedish hunk Alexander Skarsgrd plays the title role...
The Quest to Win Again Why Has It Become the Near-Impossible Dream?
Pavel Datsyuk accomplished a lot during his 14 seasons in the NHL.He helped Detroit win the Stanley Cup in 2002 and 2008. Earned three Selke trophies as the league's best defensive forward. Picked up four Lady Byng trophies for his gentlemanly and effective...
The Real Alan Cumming the Tony Award-Winning Actor-Singer Opens Up in New Book
Alan Cumming's schedule was such that he squeezed in a call to Pittsburgh more than a month in advance of his two appearances here Friday. The triple-threat actor and author had just arrived in New York after spending several days in Lebanon, working...
The Republican Inferno Gop Leaders Sold out Principles to Lie Down with Trump
Seven months ago, on the ides of March, Donald Trump won every primary contest except Ohio, knocked Marco Rubio out of the race and left the Republican Party's leaders facing a stark choice. They could mobilize fully against him, do everything possible...
The Roster: Chosen to Defend
Thirty general managers try to construct a Stanley Cup winner every year. One succeeds. And the percentage that keeps his championship roster intact for the following season is a whole lot lower. The NHL hasn't had a repeat titlist since Detroit in 1997...
The U.N.'S Next Phase Antonio Guterres Is an Ideal Choice as Leader
The permanent members of the U.N. Security Council have chosen Antonio Guterres, a former prime minister of Portugal, to succeed Ban Ki-moon as secretary-general. The appointment to the initial five-year term still needs approval by the 193-member U.N....
Undisclosed Texts Won't Derail Rose Trial
Lawyers for a woman who filed a lawsuit accusing NBA star Derrick Rose and two of his friends of rape failed to disclose text messages to the defense, but the lapse was not significant enough to derail the civil trial, a judge ruled Wednesday. Lawyers...
United Way Courts Young Donors Local Companies Use New Platform Developed to Attract Millennials
Eager to engage its millennial employees in charitable giving, Downtown-based paints and coatings producer PPG invited them to breakfasts and afternoon cookie-and-coffee breaks to get the word out about the company's annual workplace campaign to benefit...
UPMC MONTEFIORE SUED IN MAN'S MOLD DEATH [Corrected 10/14/16]
The family of an Elk County man who died this summer from a mold infection he contracted after undergoing a kidney transplant at UPMC Montefiore is suing the hospital. Daniel L. Krieg, 56, died July 9 from an infection caused by mucormycosis mold....
U.S. Acting Toprotect Voting System
WASHINGTON - The federal government is throwing "significant resources" at states' voting systems to protect them from Russian attempts to influence U.S. elections, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday. Homeland Security officials are...
White House Report Deals with Artificial Intelligence as Frontiers Conference Opens in City, Progress in AI Comes with Challenges
Nowadays people are - or arguably should be - aware of the advances, promises and challenges of artificial intelligence, which already controls computers, mobile phones, automobiles and just about everything else that has a battery or power cord....
White House to Award $300M in New Initiatives
A White House official Wednesday said the administration will award $300 million for research initiatives, as well as announce a series of new partnerships, at the Frontiers Conference that kicks off today at University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie...
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