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Articles from February 13, 2017

City Schools Chief Eyes Better Social Services for Students and Families
The concept of using school buildings to house social services for students and their families, long studied in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, is moving closer to reality. Superintendent Anthony Hamlet has called implementing "community schools" in...
Dep, Meet EPA the Feds Take Notice of Pa. Water Monitoring
Despite many improvements in pollution controls over the years, water quality remains an urgent matter. Fiscal belt-tightening in the state agency that oversees water systems may be creating a health problem for Pennsylvanians. Awareness of this problem...
Diva Night Adele, Beyonce Share Top Grammys
Adele pulled off a British invasion at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, winning the duel of the divas over Beyonce. Adele mouthed "I love you" over to Bey and then walked the steps to accept the award Sunday night for song of the year for her heartbreaking...
Getting Well a New Psychiatrichospital Provides Needed Beds
The refrain is commonly heard among those who work with the mentally ill: There aren't enough beds for those who need an inpatient stay to get well. LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh is helping to address the need with a new psychiatric hospital for...
Hazelwood Memorial to Remember Lives That Are Losttoo Soon
The Rev. Tim Smith had become so used to eulogizing children and young men over three decades in Hazelwood that when he spoke at the funeral of a 95-year-old man in 2015, it struck him that an elderly person's service was not the norm for him. "I...
History Uncorked: #Pixburgh
The Heinz History Center in the Strip is never more alive than during its largest event of the year, now in its 19th year, History Uncorked. The theme this year was #Pixburgh, a retrospective photography exhibit that spans the last 150 years of Pittsburgh....
How Not to Woo the Still-Undecided
Three months after the election and three weeks past the inauguration, an old internet meme plays endlessly in my mind: "You're doing it wrong." The toxic presidential campaign that wearied so many of us has never really stopped. Both sides are so...
'I Think It's Safe to Say That Hard Work Killed Her'
The North Side dressmaker who called herself Katherine Miller was carried through the doors of West Penn Hospital in August of 1909. Fever clawed at her brow. The woman had once been well-known across Pittsburgh. She had been reviled, then pitied....
Jackie Evancho's Grandpa Turns 100
Don't try to tell Joseph Evancho of Turtle Creek to slow down. At age 99, he decided to repair and refinish his redwood porch furniture last summer. He succeeded, although his children drew the line at the nearly 100-year-old man cutting wood with a...
Knicks, Anthony Surprise Spurs
If this was Carmelo Anthony's final home game with the Knicks, he can say he led his team to its best win of the season. Anthony scored a team-high 25 points and hit three clutch baskets during crunch time to help lift the Knicks to a 94-90 victory...
Meadows Tops List of Non-Roster Invitees Prospects Still Make Camp Intriguing
Fewer opportunities exist for non-roster invitees to crack the opening-day roster this spring, but the inclusion of talented prospects means the group still carries intrigue as spring training begins. Top prospect Austin Meadows, Kevin Newman and...
Melo Found Dead in Brazil
SAO PAULO - Former Syracuse University and Boston Celtics center Fab Melo was found dead in his native Brazil, military police said Sunday. He was 26. An emergency call Saturday night brought police and paramedics to Melo's house in Juiz de Fora,...
Minority Academic Success Celebrated College Prep Program Aids Private Schools
Taylor Robinson, a senior at The Ellis School, stood before the gathering Sunday at Baptist Temple Church of Homewood and explained what it means to be a FAME scholar. She had just been honored for earning straight A's and receiving the Community...
North Shore Street Rattles Motorists a Second Sinkhole Plagueseast Lacock
For motorists exiting Route 28 onto the North Shore, the East Lacock Street crunch has become all to familiar. For the second time in 18 months, the street sandwiched between General Robinson Street and the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks has developed...
Nuggets Trade One of Their Twin Towers to Portland
The Denver Nuggets had high hopes of playing their two young centers side by side this season. It was an experiment that never quite panned out, making Jusuf Nurkic expendable. The Nuggets dealt the bruising big man known as the "Bosnian Beast" to...
Obamacare Uncertainty Puts Pa. Budget in Limbo
Congressional Republicans' lack of a clear plan on how to best replace the Affordable Care Act has everyone from health insurance companies to hospitals to those who gained insurance coverage under Obamacare uncertain about what the future holds....
One Night Stand
It seems as though Attack Theatre is having a love affair with The Ace Hotel Pittsburgh, as it held its second annual One Night Stand in the same space, unusual for the nomadic dance company. "It's weird because we are so used to responding to a space...
On This Day, Feb. 13
1890 The Carnegie Library in Allegheny, the first Carnegie Free Library, was opened to the public after being dedicated by President Benjamin Harrison.1934 Plans were announced for a $350,000 juvenile court and detention home in Oakland.1983 Elsie Hillman...
Pbt's 'Alice' Full of Wonder
"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." So goes a line from Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," the most quoted of all children's books and a quintessentially British one at that. Now Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre saw fit to bring back...
Phillips Returns to Atlanta as Rodriguez Has Surgery
The Atlanta Braves are bringing home a former All-Star second baseman, Brandon Phillips, after acquiring the Atlanta-area native from the Cincinnati Reds in a Sunday trade for two minor league pitchers who weren't prospects. So eager were the rebuilding...
Pilot Rants about Clinton, Trump
AUSTIN, Texas - Passengers reportedly fled a flight before it could take off Saturday - after a United Airlines pilot went on a rant over the intercom. In a ball cap and casual shirt, the pilot remarked on her appearance after she boarded the flight...
Robert "Bob" Mousseau Jan. 19, 1926 - Feb. 5, 2017 Teacher with Long Student Ties
At one point early in his career as a high school math and science teacher, Robert "Bob" Mousseau left to become a quality control engineer for a local steel company. He had a short stint in the corporate world, however, because his dedication to working...
Runs in the Family Penguins Winger Kessel's Sister, Amanda, Shines in Nwhl All-Star Game
When Amanda Kessel scored her third goal of the NWHL All-Star Game Sunday, fans in attendance took off their hats, ready to toss them on the ice. The only problem? Protective netting from the boards to the ceiling in front of the stands. Instead,...
RUTHERFORD STILL OPEN TO A ROSTER MOVE OR TWO [Corrected 02/15/17]
The following CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION appeared on February 14, 2017. A story published in Monday about Penguins roster moves omitted the final six paragraphs. To read the full story, go to post-gazette.com/penguins and click the headline "Penguins GM...
Seattle's Bennett Won't Go to Israel
Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, who was scheduled to be one of 11 NFL players to visit Israel next week as part of a goodwill tour sponsored by the Israeli government, has decided not to make the trip, apparently over concerns that his involvement...
Sen. Leach Took the Low Road with His Tweet
I'm a registered Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, but I was appalled to read of state Sen. Daylin Leach's tweet describing Donald Trump as a "fascist, loofa-faced .... gibbon" ("State Senator Says Reaction to Tweet 'Beyond Anything I Could...
Show's Performances Hit Right Notes
Here's a look at what the music was like at the Grammys: * Adele: The diva fell shockingly flat last year, so just in case there were any lingering doubts about it being the tech guy's fault, she hit the roof this time with her soaring, show-opening...
Steve Bannon vs. Pope Francis? Trump Adviser Could Ignite a Showdown
WASHINGTONSteve Bannon disrupted American politics and helped elect Donald Trump as president. Will he disrupt the Roman Catholic Church by joining forces with right-wing Catholics who oppose Pope Francis?Mr. Bannon's dark vision contrasts sharply with...
Study: Poor Kids Face Higher Rates of Asthma, Adhd
Poverty takes a toll on human health and especially on children. The American Academy of Pediatrics and Britain's Child Poverty Action Group, among various groups and scientific studies, long have documented the higher risk of illness, chronic disease...
Stylebook Snapshot at Nyfw Tereneh Mosley Showcases Collection at Ace Hotel New York
NEW YORK - New York Fashion Week brings together talents from around the world, and Tereneh Mosley's line Idia'Dega Fashion manages to do just that in a single collection. For her fall 2017 offering - called "The Healing Collection" - Ms. Mosley of...
THAT'S IT! BEER IS BACK AT FORT PITT HITCHHIKER PLANS BREWING AT OLD, ICONIC SHARPSBURG SITE [Corrected 02/14/17]
The following CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION appeared on February 14, 2017.A story Monday about the historic Fort Pitt Brewing Co. had the wrong location for its second brewery. "Plant #2," which was the Victor Brewing Co. before Fort Pitt bought it in 1941,...
The Right to Try a National Law for Experimental Drugs Is Wise
The Trump administration has signaled support for a federal law to help terminally ill patients get access to drugs that might be their best hope but aren't fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It's a good cause. The FDA currently allows...
The Winners
Winners in the major categories of the 59th annual Grammy Awards. See full list at www.grammy.com. * Album of the Year: "25" -- Adele * Record of the Year: "Hello" -- Adele * Song of the Year: "Hello" -- Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters...
Vandeweghe Rallies to Lift USA in Fed Cup Quarterfinals
CoCo Vandeweghe won the final 10 games to beat Germany's Andrea Petkovic, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0, on Sunday and give the United States an insurmountable 3-0 advantage in their Fed Cup quarterfinal match in Kaanapali, Hawaii. The Americans advanced to the semifinals...
WEST/SOUTH [Derived Headline]
WEST Infant discovered dead in Aliquippa apartment Beaver County authorities are investigating the death of a 2-month-old boy. The infant was found dead in an apartment at the Valley Terrace complex in Aliquippa at about 2 p.m. Friday, according to...
Wwii Bomb Removed in Greece
ATHENS, Greece - In Greece's biggest peacetime evacuation ever, about 72,000 people left their homes in the city of Thessaloniki on Sunday as experts defused and removed a World War II bomb from below a gas station. Hundreds of police officers in...
Young: Fatigue Won't Factor into Stretch Run
To Pitt players, the question is a non-starter, one barely worth addressing beyond a handful of words. "Nope," forward Michael Young said Saturday when asked if he or any of the team's four other starters are beginning to feel fatigued as the Panthers...
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