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Articles from February 12, 2017

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1. Andy Warhol Bridge: Closed to Vehicles and Pedestrians Through. [Derived Headline]
1. Andy Warhol Bridge: Closed to vehicles and pedestrians through November 2017. The Rachel Carson Bridge is being used as a detour.2. Glenwood Bridge interchange: The next phase of the project has begun in the Hays/Homestead and Hazelwood areas. Detours...
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TODAY New Horizon Theater, Inc. presents "Josh: The Black Babe Ruth" at the Falk School on the University of Pittsburgh campus, 4060 Allequippa St., North Oakland, at 3 and 7:30 p.m. The play, written by actor-writer-producer Michael A. Jones, is the...
3 Tree Planting Myths
"Gardening is muck and mysticism," according to legendary garden writer Pamela J. Harper.If you set out in search of gardening advice, you will find conflicting claims about techniques, cultural recommendations and even plant descriptions. Part of our...
5. Questions for Bradenton There Are Questions Every Spring. but ?for a Team That Dropped off by 20 Wins as Did the 2016 Pirates, the Questions for the New Year Are Bound to Taken on Greater Importance
1. -- What can we expect from the front of the rotation? The front? Surely you mean the back, right? Usually the front of the rotation is the portion teams can count on. The Pirates have talent there. They also have questions. Gerrit Cole pitched...
A Deepening Swamp
I think we can now say "draining the swamp" is not going to happen soon. Given recent Republican actions and the president's attitude toward his business interests, we should not be surprised that the "swamp" is getting deeper. This deepening is...
Advice and Consent -or Combat? Now We Are in a Cycle of Revenge That Imperils Any Nominee's Efforts to Win Confirmation
Without issuing an opinion - no ruling on school desegregation, no decision on abortion rights - the Supreme Court is at the center of perhaps its gravest constitutional crisis in eight decades. The stakes could not be higher, the implications could...
Advice Needed in Upgrading a Turntable
Q. I purchased an Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB turntable based on your recommendation and have really enjoyed listening to my record collection again. I've even had a few friends jump back into vinyl after listening to my system.I need some help upgrading...
American Scheherazade a Refreshing First Novel about Memory and Estrangement
I've long been bothered by the fact that the same authors appear on national best-seller lists and in double-deep stacks in store displays. At the time of this writing, James Patterson, David Baldacci and Jodi Picoult have novels on The New York Times...
A Pennsylvania Landowner Challenged His Gas Royalty Deductions -and Won
TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP - For more than four years, the natural gas company tapping the Marcellus Shale beneath Paul Sidorek's 150-acre property in rural northeastern Pennsylvania took deductions for preparing and shipping his share of the gas. The deductions...
A Sense of Calling, Always on Call Father Almade Pastors 4 Parishes in New Castle
NEW CASTLE, Pa.After breakfast at McDonald's and his morning prayers, the Rev. Frank Almade arrived around 8:30 at the office of St. Vitus Church, one of four Roman Catholic parishes he oversees here in this Lawrence County seat.Shortly before 10 a.m.,...
A Sense of Calling, Always on Call Father Almade Pastors 4 Parishes in New Castle
NEW CASTLE, Pa. After breakfast at McDonald's and his morning prayers, the Rev. Frank Almade arrived around 8:30 at the office of St. Vitus Church, one of four Roman Catholic parishes he oversees here in this Lawrence County seat. Shortly before...
A Slow Death in an Ohio Town
For those still trying to fathom why the land of the free and the home of the brave opted for a crass, vituperative huckster with an unwavering fondness for alternative facts instead of the flawed oligarch Democrats served up, Brian Alexander has...
As Media Retreat, Municipalities Must Report on Themselves and the Challenge Is to Be Honest in Good Times and Bad, Writes Cranberry Board Chair Richard Hadley
Lawmakers in Kansas have found a brilliant way of dealing with the state's persistently bad economic news: They bury it.Last fall, after the state's Department of Revenue reported a $45 million tax shortfall, a task force was appointed to address the...
A True Puzzle the Steelers Stopped the Run in 2016, but Only Some of? the Time. the Culprit? Inconsistent Defensive Line Play
A funny thing happened to the Steelers defensive line this season. When their best player was injured and lost for the season, the play of the unit improved. There might not be a good explanation, but that's what happened when defensive end Cam...
Back from the Edge Playwright Mark Clayton Southers Returns to the Theater
Pain and depression have been Mark Clayton Southers' constant companions as the producer, writer and artistic director of Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company navigates life in the world of "after." The strapping former steelworker barely survived...
Basketball 'A Thing' at Swarthmore Coach Lifts Longtime Division III Doormat to First Place in Conference
Through the years, many folks undoubtedly looked at Swarthmore basketball and asked, "Why?" Landry Kosmalski is someone who instead went "Why not?"The program has rarely done much of anything. And it's been around for over a century. Never won a Centennial...
Behind the Arc and across Generations Kentucky's Streak of Games with at Least One 3-Pointer Reaches Magic Milestone of 1,000
On Nov. 28, 1988, Ronald Reagan had 53 days left to live in the White House before he turned the keys over to George Herbert Walker Bush.Bon Jovi's "Bad Medicine" was in its second week atop the Billboard U.S. pop chart. Bill Murray's "Scrooged" was...
Be the President Trump's Supporters Deserve Better
President Donald Trump needs to start acting like the president.Since he was sworn in as the 45th president, Mr. Trump has gotten into a spat with the media over the size of his inaugural crowd, was disrespectful toward the prime minister of Australia,...
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Braised Chicken Thighs in Red Wine with Porcini Mushrooms
Look for small bags of dried porcini mushrooms along with good-quality chicken.4 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighscup dried porcini mushrooms1 tablespoon unsalted butter3 fresh bay leaves2 sprigs fresh rosemaryAbout 1 cup red wineSalt and freshly ground...
Breaking the Chains of a Jail Economy
You could do worse than look to jails and prisons when measuring Pittsburgh's progress.Take the Allegheny County Jail. The revered PG columnist Peter Leo dubbed it "The Grand Slammer" two years before it opened in 1995, wondering why we thought "it was...
Breaking the Chains of a Jail Economy
You could do worse than look to jails and prisons when measuring Pittsburgh's progress. Take the Allegheny County Jail. The revered PG columnist Peter Leo dubbed it "The Grand Slammer" two years before it opened in 1995, wondering why we thought...
Camp Battles Pirates Baseball Writer Stephen J. Nesbitt Highlights the Positions? Expected to Feature the Greatest Competition before the Team Breaks Camp and Heads North at the End of March
The way baseball works, and particularly the way the Pirates prefer to run things, spring-training position battles tend to take place on the peripheries of the roster. Since most of their regulars around the diamond signed contract extensions in years...
Camp Roster
Pirates baseball writers Bill Brink and Stephen J. Nesbitt offer their take on the 40-man roster as the team prepares to open camp this week -- their 49th spring training in Bradenton, Fla.PITCHERS PLAYER....................HT/WT...B/T...SKINNY...
Catch Trout with the Bugs of Late Winter
When the last gusts of winter have yet to blow, and the first rays of spring sunshine are still weeks away, macroinvertabrates are already active in streams across Pennsylvania and most of the Eastern United States.Greg Hoover, an author, fly fisherman...
Catch Trout with the Bugs of Late Winter
When the last gusts of winter have yet to blow, and the first rays of spring sunshine are still weeks away, macroinvertabrates already are active in streams across Pennsylvania and most of the eastern United States. Greg Hoover, an author, fly fisherman...
Cavaliers Surge on Final Day Kiski Area Secures Third-Place Finish
Kiski Area wrestling did not bring home a championship trophy from Hershey, Pa., but the Cavaliers did have their best finish since a second-place showing in 2003 in the PIAA Class 3A team tournament, which concluded Saturday at Giant Center.Kiski Area...
China's Youth Are Getting Less Nationalistic China's Youth Are Getting Less Nationalistic, Not More
Anyone who's spent any length of time following Western press coverage of China is familiar with the notion that China's leaders are obligated to look tough in order to appease a rising nationalism. Much has been written about the online activities of...
CITY/WEST [Derived Headline]
CITY Four PWSA workers suspended Saturday Four employees of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority have been suspended after a malfunctioning pump caused low or no water pressure for some city residents for several hours. People woke up Saturday...
Clairton Works Real Progress Is Coming to the Former Steel Town
While Pittsburgh has done so much to bounce back from steel's decline, progress in many nearby communities has been elusive. Lacking the city's health care institutions, universities and other advantages, towns along the Monongahela River, for example,...
Clairton Works Real Progress Is Coming to the Former Steel Town
While Pittsburgh has done so much to bounce back from steel's decline, progress in many nearby communities has been elusive. Lacking the city's health care institutions, universities and other advantages, towns along the Monongahela River, for example,...
CONCERT GUIDE [Derived Headline]
SKILLET/SICK PUPPIES/DEVOUR THE DAY: Stage AE, today, 6:30 p.m. doors, $29.50-$35; ticketmaster.com. AUGUST BURNS RED: Mr. Smalls, Wed., 8 p.m., $23-$25; ticketweb.com. ALBERT LEE: Club Cafe, Wed., 8 p.m., $23; ticketweb.com. JULY TALK: Rex Theater,...
Coyotes 4, Penguins 3 Kessel Gets Late Goal, but Rally Stalls in Ot Arizona Coughs Up a 3-1 Lead, but Offense Misses Opportunity with Ill-Fated Power Play
GLENDALE, Ariz. ? The Penguins will take the point. They will appreciate it. Might even be grateful for it, someday. But it's easy to see why they're not satisfied with getting just one out of their 4-3 overtime loss to Arizona Saturday night...
Craig Adams: Life's Next Run Former Penguins Player Gears Up for the Opportunity to Chase Another of Sport's Holy Grails
All of former Penguin Craig Adams' new friends keep telling him the same thing: Once you run one marathon, you'll get hooked and want to run more. "I'm still waiting for that to kick in," Adams joked. Adams, like most hockey players, did not enjoy...
Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze
Make the cake a day ahead. Use excellent chocolate, such as Guittard couverture or baking bars with 72 percent to 64 percent cacao. The lower percentage makes a slightly sweeter cake.For cake8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, about 70 percent cacao, chopped1...
Death Be Not Quiet George Saunders' First Novel Is Devastating and Original
One of the most celebrated Irish novels of the 20th century is Mirtn Cadhain's "The Dirty Dust." A capsule summary explains its notoriety: All the characters, many of them as creatively potty-mouthed as any in literature, are dead. They spend the novel...
'Dial-a-Prayer' Marks Its 10th Birthday
Pittsburgh's version of "Dial-a-Prayer" offered callers familiar words on Valentine's Day 50 years ago: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son ." That verse from the New Testament's Gospel of John had been part of the first prayer...
Early Deaths for Sunday, February 12, 2017
LATEST DEATHSThe 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...
Electric Cars Are Indeed Net Earth-Friendly
Dear Car Talk:I recently began driving an all-electric car, thinking I was reducing the negative environmental impact of driving. A co-worker has confronted me by saying that I am actually doing more harm than good, due to the rare Earth metals needed...
Ellison Place Offers Patio Homes, Townhouses in Castle Shannon
With large land parcels becoming scarce in Castle Shannon, Jim Dinert decided the time was right to build Ellison Place, a community of townhouses and patio homes off of Route 88 at the intersection of May Street. "This is the last piece of ground...
Explore the River and Trail of the Year
Two of Western Pennsylvania's outdoor treasures are getting additional recognition in 2017.In January, the Allegheny River was selected as the state River of the Year, and the Montour Trail was designated Trail of the Year.The annual distinctions are...
Eyewitness: 1967 'Dial-a-Prayer' Marks Its 10th Birthday
Pittsburgh's version of "Dial-a-Prayer" offered callers familiar words on Valentine's Day 50 years ago: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son ." That verse from the New Testament's Gospel of John had been part of the first...
Gas Deals Earn Cash for Game Commission
The state Game Commission is expected to earn nearly $1.5 million in bonus payments following a deal to extract natural gas from beneath some 370 acres of State Game Land 223 in Greene County.The agency reported the five-year agreement with Energy Corporation...
Gas Deals Earn Cash for Game Commission
The state Game Commission is expected to earn nearly $1.5 million in bonus payments after a deal to extract natural gas from beneath some 370 acres of State Game Land 223 in Greene County. The agency reported the five-year agreement with Energy Corporation...
High-Tech Investments Keep Coming Here Ford's $1B Builds on Promising Trend
Ford's announcement Friday that it will invest $1 billion over the next five years in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI to develop technology for its own self-driving vehicle continues a string of high-tech investments in the regional economy. Argo expects...
History (and Trivia) Conspire vs. Penguins
Reviewing your Penguins coordinates, you'll note we're two months from the glorious NHL playoffs, a little more than two weeks away from the rumors riot called the trade deadline, and about 120 days from the Stanley Cup championship parade that won't...
How Even the Left Learned to Love le Pen Candidate for French Presidency Has a Following Similar to Trump
HAYANGE, France -The towers of the ArcelorMittal steel mill loom over the little town of Hayange, silent and shuttered. Few people stopped to chat on a recent winter day -the streets were shrouded in an icy fog -but those who paused summarized life here...
How the Left Learned to Love le Pen Candidate for French Presidency Has a Following Similar to Trump
HAYANGE, France -The towers of the ArcelorMittal steel mill loom over the little town of Hayange, silent and shuttered. Few people stopped to chat on a recent winter day -the streets were shrouded in an icy fog -but those who paused summarized life here...
'Human Books' on Loan at Psu Library One-Day Event Wednesday Lets Speakers Tell Their Life Stories
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Enter a library room at Penn State University on Wednesday and you'll hear junior Brian Anthony Davis describe his transformation from gang member, dodging bullets by age 16, to college student who has studied in eight countries.Patrons...
'Human Books' on Loan at Psu Library One-Day Event Wednesday Lets Speakers Tell Their Life Stories
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Enter a library room at Penn State University on Wednesday and you'll hear junior Brian Anthony Davis describe his transformation from gang member, dodging bullets by age 16, to college student who has studied in eight countries....
Hundreds of Immigrants Convicted, Not Deported, Guilty of More Crimes Research Gives Some Credence to Trump
MIAMI - At least 121 killings within a four-year span were carried out by convicted immigrants who were not deported, according to a 2015 U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee document recently reviewed by El Nuevo Herald.Every year, federal immigration authorities...
If 84 Lumber Intended to Create Buzz with Their First-Ever. [Derived Headline]
If 84 Lumber intended to create buzz with their first-ever Super Bowl ad, the Washington County company certainly succeeded.The commercial, depicting the harsh journey of a Mexican mother and her daughter leaving their homeland for a better life in the...
In Portland, Go with the Flow
PORTLAND, Ore. - Here's the thing about this laid-back seaport city nestled in the shadow of Oregon's majestic Mount Hood. To really enjoy it, it's best to go native. Portland, to quote our Uber driver, has "a very chill vibe." So to get your...
In Praise of 'Slacktivism' Take Heart: Your Cliched Facebook Post Can Still Make a Difference, Says Entrepreneur Jamie Hodari
Last week, a friend mentioned to me that she wanted to post a photo of her parents depicting them shortly after they arrived in America. They look terrified and in love and very, very hopeful. She wanted to post it on Facebook with a message about how...
IN THE LAST WEEK [Derived Headline]
If 84 Lumber intended to create buzz with their first-ever Super Bowl ad, the Washington County company certainly succeeded. The commercial, depicting the harsh journey of a Mexican mother and her daughter leaving their homeland for a better life in...
John Daly Is 50 and Has Not Changed
BOCA RATON, Fla. -John Daly's work week began as you might expect Wednesday afternoon on the practice putting green at the The Old Course at Broken Sound. He putted left-handed while holding a plastic cup in his right hand that he'd drink from."Gotta...
Kitty's Commandments a Cross-Country Trip Provided an Ideal Opportunity to Consider New Rules for Living, Writes Kitty Paladin
or each of us, traveling on life's roads is a unique adventure. Last winter, I made a solo cross-country drive between Pennsylvania and California. It was my second such drive in 10 months. While away, I celebrated my 81st birthday and gained many new,...
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...
Malkin Put on Hold Again
GLENDALE, Ariz. ? Evgeni Malkin was a surprise scratch for the Penguins' game against Arizona Saturday night at Gila River Arena. After practice Friday, Malkin, who missed the previous seven games because of an unspecified injury, seemed optimistic...
Navigating a Change in Company Ownership
New company ownership brings fresh perspective, new ideas . and plenty of stress for employees who've grown used to a certain rhythm and culture at their workplace. "It's definitely not an easy thing to tackle," says Nancy Slomowitz, CEO of the Washington,...
New Professor Brings Millions to Temple
Since education policy professor Sara Goldrick-Rab arrived at Temple University eight months ago, she's brought in two large grants, totaling more than $6 million for research on making college more affordable.They include a nearly $4 million grant,...
Nyfw Facts & Fiction
You could call New York Fashion Week one of life's most glamorous mysteries. TV shows and magazines paint a picture of a week packed with swanky parties, star-studded runway shows and editors leisurely chatting about it over champagne in between the...
Offense Lets Loose in Victory Johnson Nets 22 against Orange for Another Win
83-72 winWednesday at Boston College - snapped the agonizingly long skid, the win against a Syracuse team in the top-third of the ACC standings represents another step for a Pitt squad trying to salvage its season.After stymying themselves too often...
On This Day, Feb. 12
1809 :Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in a log cabin in Hardin (now LaRue) County, Ky. 1909 :The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded. 1946: Trolley service was suspended and the...
On This Day, Feb. 12
1809: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in a log cabin in Hardin (now LaRue) County, Ky. 1909: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded. 1946: Trolley service was suspended and...
Orthodoxy vs. Innovation in Medicine Everyone Champions the Miracles of Modern Medicine. but Researcher Robert Graboyes Sees a Risk-Averse System Today That Could Stymie True Advances
he medical field has spent a century cultivating an infrastructure of credentials and orthodoxy. In an era of rapid technological development, an inescapable question is whether that infrastructure is actually an enemy of innovation.Health care poses...
Penguins Report
The scheduleDate__ Opponent__ Time__ TV 2/11__ Coyotes__ 8__ Root2/14Canucks7 Root2/16Jets7 Root2/17__ Blue Jackets__ 7__ Root2/19Red Wings3 WPXI2/21__ Hurricanes__ 7__ Root2/25Flyers8 WPXI2/28__ Stars__ 8:30__ Root3/1__ Blackhawks__ 8__ NBCSN3/3Lightning7...
Penn State Students Supply New Ideas for Cobblestone Courtyard at Governor's Residence Architecture Prof Is Asked to Help
There's nothing wrong with showing off every once in a while. This holds true for a humble university student or the first lady of Pennsylvania.To address the deteriorating conditions of the cobblestone courtyard at the governor's residence, Frances...
Penn State Students Supply New Ideas for Cobblestone Courtyard at Governor's Residence Architecture Prof Is Asked to Help
There's nothing wrong with showing off every once in a while. This holds true for a humble university student or the first lady of Pennsylvania. To address the deteriorating conditions of the cobblestone courtyard at the governor's residence, Frances...
People on the Move
Accounting Goff Backa Alfera & Co. LLC hired Nancy L. Ankrom as senior consultant in the tax department. Travis Coble joined Herbein + Co. as senior manager. Architecture Donna Merritt was promoted to director of planning and interiors at Architectural...
PICK OF THE WEEK [Derived Headline]
Post-Gazette TV writer Rob Owen offers a viewing tip for the coming week Saturday, "Planet Earth II," 9 p.m., BBC America. It's been almost a decade since the original "Planet Earth," and for the sequel executive producer Mike Gunton said changes...
Pirates Spring Schedule
The Pirates 2017 spring training schedule (home games in CAPS): Feb. 25 BALTIMORE ORIOLES 1:05 p.m. Feb. 25 at Tampa Bay Rays 1:05 p.m. Feb. 26 at Baltimore Orioles 1:05 p.m. Feb. 27 at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07 p.m. Feb. 28 TORONTO BLUE JAYS 1:05 p.m....
Pirates Will Try Many Pieces to Improve Starting Rotation
There is plenty of blame for the Pirates' 20-win drop from 2015 to 2016. The long list of underperforming players begins with five-time All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen, but nowhere else on the diamond did a position group decline as drastically...
Pitt 80, Syracuse 75 Offense Lets Loose in Victory Johnson Nets 22 against Orange for Another Win
The day before Pitt's game Saturday against Syracuse, coach Kevin Stallings presented his team with a light-hearted solution to a sometimes befuddling challenge. For decades, the Orange's 2-3 zone has utilized long and athletic players to clog passing...
Portland, Ore
Getting there:There's no nonstop flight to Portland from Pittsburgh. With planning, you can snag a flight for less than $350 on Southwest or sites such as Expedia or Travelocity. If you plan on exploring outside the city limits, you'll want to rent a...
Professor Brings Millions to Temple College Costs Are Crux of Research
Since education policy professor Sara Goldrick-Rab arrived at Temple University eight months ago, she's brought in two large grants, totaling more than $6 million for research on making college more affordable.They include a nearly $4 million grant,...
RECRUITING ACROSS THE COUNTRY WVU MEDICINE COURTS STAFF, PATIENTS TO KEEP UP WITH ITS GROWTH [Corrected 02/14/17]
The following CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION appeared on February 14, 2017.Before joining West Virginia University Medicine, surgeon Luke Marone was chief of cardiovascular services at UPMC Passavant Hospital and director of peripheral intervention for the...
Red Wine and Romance
This Valentine's Day, delight your sweetie with an intimate dinner for two at home. With the focus on richly romantic red wine, serve a red wine-braised chicken and a showstopping bittersweet chocolate cake with a chocolate-red wine glaze. Besides...
Riske Gives USA Fed Lead
After an outdated stanza of the German national anthem was sung by mistake at the opening ceremonies, the United States took a 1-0 lead and led in the other opening match in its best-of-five Fed Cup quarterfinal in Kaanapali, Hawaii. Peters Township's...
Robert Morris 59, Wagner 48 Stewart's Heroics Fuel Colonials Win Guard's Late Three-Point Play Puts Finishing Touches on Strong 2nd Half
Robert Morris had the right level of defensive effort to begin the game. But it was the Colonials' offensive improvement in the second half - and a key three-point play by senior guard Kavon Stewart - that allowed them to escape with a victory The...
Robert Trax March 10, 1929 - Feb. 10, 2017 a Passion for His Family Farm
When Robert Trax retired from a life of working the fields at his beloved Trax Farms in Finleyville, Pa., three years ago, there was no smile on his face. Farming "was his passion and his every day thought," said his son, Bob. "He lived for the farm....
Russian Reality Playing Straight with the Bear, Avoiding Claws
In considering the evolution of U.S.-Russian ties it is important to remember that there are advantages to good relations with the bear, a neighbor visible with difficulty from Alaska. It is equally important to realize, as the Trump administration is...
Russian Reality Playing Straight with the Bear, Avoiding Claws
In considering the evolution of U.S.-Russian ties it is important to remember that there are advantages to good relations with the bear, a neighbor visible with difficulty from Alaska. It is equally important to realize, as the Trump administration...
SALES SNAPSHOT [Derived Headline]
BALDWIN BOROUGH ...........................2015..............2016 SALES.......................323...............319 MEDIAN PRICE...........$120,000..........$130,000 HIGHEST PRICE..........$312,000..........$325,000BALDWIN...
Some Convicted Immigrants Found to Commit More Crimes Research Gives Some Credence to Trump
MIAMI - At least 121 killings within a four-year span were carried out by convicted immigrants who were not deported, according to a 2015 U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee document recently reviewed by El Nuevo Herald.Every year, federal immigration authorities...
Some Seniors without Family Are Not Alone Friends, Neighbors Help 'Elder Orphans'
SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Before Robert A. Maurer's wife died 15 years ago, she asked a neighbor family to watch over him in her absence."I have one son in California and another in Delaware, so I'm thankful for my 'adopted' family that promised my wife while...
Sports vs. Weather on Local News
Post-Gazette TV writer Rob Owen answers reader questions online every Friday in Tuned In Journal blog at post-gazette.com/tv. Here's a selection of recent queries.Q: As a longtime Pittsburgher, I remember well when the local TV stations had a main designated...
Sports vs. Weather on Local News
Post-Gazette TV writer Rob Owen answers reader questions online every Friday in Tuned In Journal blog at post-gazette.com/tv. Here's a selection of recent queries. Q.: As a longtime Pittsburgher, I remember well when the local TV stations had a main...
Stewart's Heroics Fuel Colonials Win Guard's Late Three-Point Play Puts Finishing Touches on Strong 2nd Half
Robert Morris had the right level of defensive effort to begin the game. But it was the Colonials' offensive improvement in the second half - and a key three-point play by senior guard Kavon Stewart - that allowed them to escape with a victoryThe Colonials...
Sto-Rox Sixth-Graders Give 'Voice' to Student Newspaper Publication Reaches School, Community
The Viking Voice staff meets at 2:30 p.m. on the first Friday of each month, fueled by pies from Fox's Pizza Den and the enthusiasm of teacher Chris Scarnati. Fifteen sixth-graders at the Sto-Rox Upper Elementary School line up for cheese or pepperoni,...
Sunday Spotlight
Mike Sullivan is an educated, intelligent man, fully aware that he could have picked a line of work that offers a little more job security. ? It just might be, though, that no circus was in the market for a tightrope walker back then. ? Or perhaps his...
Tales of the Heart Couples Lock Their Love on Pittsburgh's Bridges
An unlikely string of events led Kent State University student Ryan Schron, 21, and Clemence Besnard, a 23-year-old graduate student from France, to hang a padlock on the Schenley Bridge in Oakland. Over Valentine's Day weekend last year, Mr. Schron...
Tar Heels Hit Dry Patch in Reruiting Shadow of NCAA Probe Dogs Program
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -Roy Williams didn't plan it like this. He has wanted to make that much clear this week but this is how it is, nonetheless, regardless of how hard he worked and how much he hoped. He worked to recruit Harry Giles, hoping that he'd decide...
Thanks for the View of Memory Lane
I read Brian O'Neill's Feb. 5 column ("The Pittsburgh Time Machine, Block By Block") with casual interest, and as he advised, I was prepared to waste an hour on the old maps. But something weird happened and that time machine effect took hold in a way...
Thanks for the View of Memory Lane
I read Brian O'Neill's Feb. 5 column ("The Pittsburgh Time Machine, Block By Block") with casual interest, and as he advised, I was prepared to waste an hour on the old maps. But something weird happened and that time machine effect took hold in a...
The Matrimony Factor Seeing Marriage as the Cause of Stability, Not Just the Effect
Well-adjusted children and functional marriages go together. But are the kids thriving because the parents' marriage works, or does the marriage work for the same reasons that the kids are thriving?This is what social scientists call "selection effect,"...
These Edinboro Students Use Cockpits as Classrooms Aeronautical Science Program Flying High
EDINBORO, Pa. - Classrooms for Edinboro University of Pennsylvania student Brandon Morton include cockpits and a flight simulator.Mr. Morton, 19, of Guys Mills, Crawford County, is one of the first students in the university's aeronautical science program...
The Trouble with Trump Hysteria Constant Outrage Is Counterproductive, Says Tom Nichols, Short-Circuiting Any Reasonable Debate about the President's Policies
The president fired all the ambassadors! He's issuing executive orders! He's putting political cronies into trusted positions! He's declaring his inauguration to be a special national day! Well, of course he is. It's what presidents do in their first...
TOSHIBA'S DECISION COULD SHOCK MARKETS WESTINGHOUSE PARENT LIKELY TO EXIT NUCLEAR CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS [Corrected 02/14/17]
On Tuesday at noon - Tokyo time - Westinghouse Electric Co. will learn its fate. For more than a month, the Cranberry-based nuclear firm has been living with an asterisk since its Japanese parent company, Toshiba Corp., told shareholders to expect...
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