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Articles from December 27, 2016

7 Decades of Success Dorsey's Record Shop Has Evolved to Keep Up with the Times since Opening in 1946
Many black-owned businesses in the Pittsburgh region have come and gone in the seven decades since Dorsey's Record Shop opened its doors in 1946 in Homewood. But the fine line between failure and success for this landmark inner city enterprise has...
A New Year's Eve Guide
Are you one of those people (like me!) who want to have a great time on New Year's Eve but always seem to encounter some drama? Someone crying in a coat closet, or someone getting too drunk and saying the things everyone was thinking but would never...
Bell Tries to Avoid 'Offseason Slump' with Tireless Plan
A few days before the regular season let out, first-year first baseman Josh Bell circled the Pirates clubhouse and asked veterans about their offseason routines. He was heading home to Dallas for the winter, and he didn't want to get rusty. Perhaps...
Boxing Day Origins? They're in Dispute
It was Boxing Day on Monday in England and in other countries with ties to the United Kingdom, such as Ireland and Australia. And because of that, it was Boxing Day at Piper's Pub on the South Side, too. The British-themed pub was packed Monday morning...
Calif. Should Pay Victims of Eugenics
SAN DIEGO - California should pay reparations to victims of its eugenics-based sterilization programs, which took away the reproductive abilities of about 20,000 people in the first half of the 20th century, researchers said in a new study. In particular,...
Cat Already out of Bag; Tomlin a Fine Coach
Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson, an old Dallas Cowboys linebacker, once said Terry Bradshaw "couldn't spell cat if you spotted him a 'c' and an 'a'." Given his asinine take on Mike Tomlin, I'm not sure Bradshaw could pull it off even if you threw in...
Cool Series to Warm Up To
The weather out there? Not so frightful. Yet this being Pittsburgh, just wait. Here are a few suggestions of new series to stream, binge or back-log watch in the upcoming frosty months. * "A Series of Unfortunate Events" (Netflix, debuts Jan. 13)....
Death Didn't Take a Holiday in 2016
William Shakespeare got it exactly right four centuries ago when he had newly widowed Gertrude speak these words to her son, the grieving prince of Denmark in "Hamlet": "Thou know'st 'tis common; all that lives must die, Passing through nature...
Diabetes Care Standards Upgraded
Upgrading the standard of care for diabetes, the American Diabetes Association now recommends a stronger focus on mental health problems associated with diabetes, a lower body mass index level to qualify for bariatric surgery, and the reporting of...
Drivers Challenge Uber for Pay While Waiting for Riders
By the very nature of the service, drivers for ride-hailing platforms Uber, Lyft and zTrip spend varying periods of time in their car, waiting for ride requests through the mobile app. This waiting is expected, all part of the model that links supply...
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EAST Four youths arrested after fights at mall Monroeville police arrested four youths Monday evening after fights broke out at Monroeville Mall. The mall had been jammed with after-Christmas shoppers, but the crowd thinned out after management put...
Five Healthful Foods to Eat in 2017
Most of us already know we should eat more broccoli, kale and apples, and drink green tea, even if we don't. And each year, different natural foods take center stage as researchers find them to be plumb full of antioxidants and biochemical soldiers...
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Haley NelsonOct. 22, 2016A member of the crowd reacts to seeing Hillary Clinton following a rally at Allderdice High School in Squirrel Hill. Larry RobertsMay 29, 2016Kim Johnson of East Liberty rests her head on the gravestone of her father, George...
Healthy Maatta Knows Improving Still a Must
This isn't the first time Olli Maatta has been completely healthy since he entered the NHL. Just the first time in quite a while. "It's been nice," he said, smiling. Maatta's medical history is headlined by, though hardly limited to, major shoulder...
Kremlin Plays Down Terrorism Possibility Russia Observes Day of Mourning for 92 Plane Crash Victims
SOCHI, Russia - The Kremlin on Monday played down the possibility that a terror attack might have caused the crash of a Syria-bound Russian plane, killing all 92 people on board, as the nation observed a day of mourning for the victims, including...
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CLASSIFIED OBITUARIES BANZE, Marcia Lee Emery, Shaler BUCCI, Steven M., Penn Hills CLARK, Margaret Starbuck COUGHANOUR, Harry A., Mt. Lebanon COX, Jaqueline Marie, San Jose, Calif. D'AMICO, Frances Tambellini, Mt. Lebanon DEDINSKY, Sister Henrietta...
Leniency Sought for Dad Who Might Be Deported Supporters Want Dismissal of Felony
Numerous religious, civic and political leaders have joined other supporters of Martin Esquivel Hernandez in asking for a holiday-season act of leniency from federal prosecutors in the case of a Mexican man who had been living in Pittsburgh and now...
Lesa B. Morrison Dec. 14, 1962 - Dec. 8, 2016 Scholar, World Traveler Knew'her Purpose'
When BeeJee and Perry Morrison visited their daughter in Honduras while she was serving in the Peace Corps, she introduced them to the local Garifuna women whom she was helping to develop small businesses. "She was simultaneously talking to them and...
Letters to the Editor
CONGRESS, GET BUSY AND REPEAL OBAMACAREThose of us who live outside the political bubble of Washington were not surprised by the outcome of the 2016 election. We understood the temperament of the country because we are the dads and moms, the employed...
Lights, Camera, Action a New Leader at Pgh Filmmakers/center for Arts
Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts has a new leader, Germaine Williams, who should be able to hit the ground running when he begins the job Jan. 23. Although the group has been through a turbulent period, it rebounded nicely during...
Not in Vain Never Stop Seeking Answers to Missing Flight 370
After more than two years of searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, officials now doubt they even have been looking in the right part of the vast Indian Ocean. There is the likelihood of suspending the enormously expensive search unless...
Obama Says He Would Have Beaten Trump in Election
HONOLULU - President Obama expressed confidence that, had he run for a third term, he would have defeated Donald J. Trump, according to an interview released Monday with David Axelrod, his friend and former adviser. Referring to his message of inclusion...
Pennsylvanians Want Energy Infrastructure Investment
Pennsylvania's manufacturing community knows the time is past due for greater investment in the infrastructure that connects people and products across the commonwealth. We now know that Pennsylvanians from all backgrounds agree. A recent survey commissioned...
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Peter DianaOct. 13, 2016Penguins forward Tom Sestito mixes it up with Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals in the first period at what is now PPG Paints Arena.Peter DianaJan. 9, 2016Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant hauls in touchdown pass in the third...
Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival Returns
Pierogi lovers, rejoice. After a one-year hiatus, the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival will return in September, with a new, larger location that's just as iconic as the potato-filled dumpling: Kennywood Park in West Mifflin. The event is slated for...
Plane That Crashed Ran out of Fuel
BOGOTA, Colombia - A series of human errors caused an airliner to run out of fuel and crash in Colombia last month, killing 71 people including most of a Brazilian soccer team, aviation authorities said on Monday. Colombia's Civil Aeronautics agency...
Records Offer New Details on Shooting at Subway
Court records provided new details about a shooting at a Subway restaurant last week - including that the alleged would-be robber walked behind a counter with a BB gun and pointed it at an employee, who then shot him. Calvin Smith, 47, of Ambridge,...
Repurpose-Driven Vision Music Teachers Hope to Keep Old Church a Center of Greenfield Community Activity
The newly assembled community choir, drawn from online connections, friends of friends and a church around the corner, sang Christmas choruses last Wednesday while the 75 or so audience members joined in on some of the carols. As Matt and Michelle...
Senior Receiver Triggers Offense Big Ten Leader Gives Northwestern Its Spark
On a conference call with the media Friday afternoon, Northwestern sophomore quarterback Clayton Thorson was asked if he has any specials plans for his final game with star senior receiver Austin Carr. "Yeah, I think we're going to switch positions...
South Side Sanity Parking and Police Plans Bode Well for Hotspot
A plan to bring more order to the South Side's entertainment district understandably has generated concerns, with some merchants worried that extended parking enforcement will deter shoppers or diners as much as nightclub-goers. But the initiative, which...
State to Eliminate License Plate Stickers as of Jan. 1 Some Police Officers Don't like the Change
Anyone who has struggled to place a new Pennsylvania vehicle registration sticker on a grimy license plate will be happy the state is doing away with them. After Jan. 1, in a move that will save an estimated $3.1 million annually, owners still will...
Surprise Increase in Gas Prices Continues
Average retail gasoline prices in the Pittsburgh region sat around $2.48 a gallon Monday morning, up about 3 cents in the last week, according to GasBuddy's survey of more than 700 stations in southwestern Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh-area pump prices...
Sweden Whips Denmark, 6-1, in World Junior Hockey Opener
Alexander Nylander scored twice and Rasmus Dahlin, 16, had a goal and an assist as Sweden routed Denmark, 6-1, in the opening game of the world junior hockey championship Monday in Montreal.Carl Grundstrom, Joel Eriksson Ek and Jonathan Dahlen also scored...
The Aca Works
I am one of the nearly 1 million Pennsylvanians benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. Having my father pass on unexpectedly when I was 19 made me have to mature quickly and make major life-impacting decisions. Being a young adult with a pre-existing...
Timing Is Super Health, Play of Big 3 - Bell, Brown, Ben - Set Up Nicely for Long Run
The Steelers have their fair share of injuries as this season's playoffs approach, but their big three of Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger are healthy at the end of the season for the first time since Bell was drafted in 2013. Bell...
'Top Coach' Sullivan Given an Extension
Penguins coaches and management dined together last week in Columbus, Ohio. After everyone went back to their rooms, general manager Jim Rutherford and coach Mike Sullivan stuck around the hotel lobby to talk. "I said, 'Boy, this has come a long way...
Trump and the Press
Just as he bragged about his sexual assaults on women, Donald Trump treats American political reporting with grotesque contempt. And, like the target of a lewd indecency, most editors and publishers seem too well-bred, or too stunned, to scream and...
Trump Firms Back out of Some Deals Worldwide Business Interests Pose Potential National and International Conflicts
WASHINGTON - The Trump hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan, would be "among the finest in the world," Donald Trump promised two years ago, another example of "our involvement in only the best global development projects." But the dream of a world-class Trump...
What Makes Facial Recognition 'Almost Magical' Cmu Studies Brain's Computational Ability
Recognizing a familiar face accurately and almost instantly - despite the frown or smile, the new wrinkles, or beard, or added hat or glasses - involves a seemingly magical brain process, especially given the many thousands of highly similar faces...
Wilkinsburg Man, 27, Is Charged in Homewood Nightclub Shooting
A Wilkinsburg man has been arrested in connection with a shooting early Monday at The Galaxy nightclub in Homewood. Pittsburgh police said Anthony L. Williams, 27, likely will face charges of aggravated assault and other offenses. Police responded...
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