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Articles from November 15, 2017

ACLU Presses Councilwoman Not to Block Facebook Users
The American Civil Liberties Union is urging a Pittsburgh City Council member to unblock people from her Facebook page.In a letter Tuesday to Councilwoman Darlene Harris, an ACLU leader argued that "excluding people from the platform because they have...
ACLU Presses Councilwoman Not to Block Facebook Users
The American Civil Liberties Union is urging a Pittsburgh City Council member to unblock people from her Facebook page. In a letter Tuesday to Councilwoman Darlene Harris, an ACLU leader argued that "excluding people from the platform because they...
Andy Weir's New Novel 'Artemis' Misfires
Like a lot of broke, rudderless 20-somethings, Jasmine "Jazz" Bashara is trying to make enough money to climb out of a tiny apartment and into a better place and better job. Maybe even patch things up with her dad after her rebellious teenage years...
Bach Choir Resonates after Season Opener
Typical concert hall reverberations last a second or two. At the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh's Sunday concert, it took up to eight seconds for the sounds to die away. An ensemble that regularly performs in unusual spaces, the Bach Choir opened its 2017-2018...
Big Banks Are Still Flying Blind They Still Don't Know Enough about the Risks They're Running
An editorial from Bloomberg ViewKnow thyself," goes the Delphic maxim. You'd think it superfluous advice for the world's biggest banks - that global-finance executives would insist on a complete picture of the risks they take. Yet the crash almost a...
Braddock Mayor Announces Bid for Lieutenant Governor
John Fetterman, the mayor whose efforts to turn Braddock around have drawn national media attention, announced his campaign for lieutenant governor Tuesday morning. "The reasons I am running for lieutenant governor are the exact reasons I came to...
Braddock Mayor Announces Bid for Lieutenant Governor
John Fetterman, the mayor whose efforts to turn Braddock around have drawn national media attention, announced his campaign for lieutenant governor Tuesday. "The reasons I am running for lieutenant governor are the exact reasons I came to Braddock...
'Bringing It Home' by Gail Simmons with Mindy Fox: Red Pepper Dip
Gail Simmons says: You can use 1/3 cup panko or plain breadcrumbs if you don't have bread. Thanksgiving, what?: I am Canadian, and so I don't have any long-standing family traditions around Thanksgiving. As my family back home doesn't celebrate the...
Budget Transfers Wouldn't Hurt Transportation
A recent Post-Gazette article ( "Wolf Won't Transfer Money From Transit Trust," Nov. 9) details Gov. Tom Wolf's announcement concerning fund transfers from the commonwealth's special accounts. The piece accepts the administration's faulty narrative...
BUSINESS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
Strip District contractor Limbach Holdings posts loss Strip District contractor Limbach Holdings reported a third-quarter loss, as the costs of redeeming preferred stock outweighed rising revenue and operating income. The company reported a loss of...
"Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook" by Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu: Rose Sangria
This bubblegum pink book will be a bright add to your kitchen library. Creative women of the food world who are contributors to the indie cult Cherry Bombe magazine and podcast are featured here. Their distinctive voices might be missing because the...
"Christopher Kimball's Milk Street" by Christopher Kimball: Cauliflower with Tahini
Speaking a global accent eloquently, "Milk Street" makes the case that you can travel the world without a passport. It explains how to make dukkah (Egyptian nut-and-seed seasoning), Basque-style pork tenderloins, spinach-based Peruvian pesto and Japanese...
"Cooking at Home with Bridget & Julia" by America's Test Kitchen: Turkey-Pesto Meatballs
The debut cookbook by "America's Test Kitchen" TV hosts, Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison, is just as home cook-friendly and relatable as their TV show. Some of its 150 recipes might sound basic and familiar, but they are a good reminder as...
Cornhuskers Struggle to Recapture Past Glory
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - There have been more storied college football programs than the one at Nebraska. More successful ones, too. There just haven't been all that many of either. The Cornhuskers, who will face Penn State at 4 p.m. Saturday at Beaver...
Cultural Trust Wins Grant for Downtown Project Major Residential Development Eyed
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has secured key funding in its ambitious bid to create a major residential development Downtown between Penn Avenue and the Allegheny River.Cultural Trust officials have been awarded a $516,660 state grant and a $774,990...
Cultural Trust Wins Grant for Downtown Project Major Residential Development Eyed
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has secured key funding in its ambitious bid to create a major residential development Downtown between Penn Avenue and the Allegheny River. Cultural Trust officials have been awarded a $516,660 state grant and a $774,990...
Deaths for Wednesday, November 15, 2017
CLASSIFIED OBITUARIESBOCCHICCHIO, Mario "Bock"BOYCE, John Charles "Jack," Daytona Beach, Fla., formerly CarnegieBRINKER, George F., Overbrook, formerly South SideBUCAR, Robert H., formerly Penn Township, Westmoreland CountyCANTWELL, Barbara A. Matessa,...
"Desserts" by the Editors of Food & Wine: Apple Cake
Chocoholics, pie lovers, cookie fiends and cake bakers will all have something to love about "Desserts." Contributed by chefs, bakers and the Food & Wine staff, the creative recipes are enticing, made with easy-to-find ingredients (an exception might...
Dick's Sporting Goods Stock Takes Hit Company Issues Dim Outlook for 2018
Dick's Sporting Goods on Tuesday issued its outlook for fiscal 2018 early, noting that with planned investments in the company and a tough retail environment, its earnings per share could slide 20 percent in the coming year. The dim outlook pushed...
Dukes Knock off Vmi for 2-0 Start Lewis II Provides Nice Boost with 22
Keith Dambrot doesn't get a chair on Duquesne's bench. Don't worry - he doesn't need it. In Duquesne's 77-61 win against VMI Tuesday night at Palumbo Center, you could find him pacing up and down the sideline, yelling to his players, trying to pull...
Families, Friends to Place Purple Lanterns on Light Up Night to Increase Awareness about the Toll of Addiction
There's no chance that a makeshift purple lantern glowing on some Downtown corner will chase the dark questions from Catherine Robinson's mind.She has been asking them ever since her son, Mark Jones, 26, called her hours before his fatal fentanyl overdose....
Feasting with Authors for Thanksgiving
This year has seen a spate of cookbooks written by seasoned authors, debutants who are famed chefs or celeb TV personalities, editors and writers of food magazines and nobodies who want become somebodies. Some of the books are mere food...
Feds Seek Prison for Convicted City Police Sergeant Matakovich to Be Sentenced Today
Recent filings in the federal criminal case against former Pittsburgh police Sgt. Stephen Matakovich paint drastically different portraits of the man who will be sentenced Wednesday for using excessive force on a teenager.The defense shared stories of...
Feds Seek Prison for Convicted City Police Sergeant Matakovich to Be Sentenced Today
Recent filings in the federal criminal case against former Pittsburgh police Sgt. Stephen Matakovich paint drastically different portraits of the man who will be sentenced Wednesday for using excessive force on a teenager. The defense shared stories...
Former 'Chopped' Contestant to Cook at Secret Pop-Up Dinner
Venezuelan-born celebrity chef Giovanna Delli Compagni, a former competitor on Food Network's "Chopped," will serve a South American dinner with wine pairings for one night only in a secret Pittsburgh location. The Underground Kitchen (theundergroundkitchen.org)...
For the Masses Strip District Firm Aims to Make AI Easy to Obtain, Easy to Use
Artificial intelligence is the behind-the-curtains stuff guiding self-driving cars and other complex tasks. Developing the capability to do such things, Eric Xing says, is like building your own railroad. Mr. Xing, co-founder and CEO of Strip District...
Harley Rider Was 'Way before Her Time' in the '30S and '40S | May 20, 1918 - Nov. 9, 2017
When Monica "Bonnie" Geyer took her first driver's test back in the 1930s, she didn't get behind the wheel of a car. She jumped on a motorcycle. And aced the test.So began Mrs. Geyer's love affair with the motorcycle.With fiery red hair and brilliant...
Highmark and Ahn List Top Salaries in Tax Filings Former CEO Made More Than Current One
New tax filings show that Highmark president and CEO David Holmberg received $2.6 million in compensation for 2016, including $900,000 in bonus and incentive pay. But Mr. Holmberg's compensation package was eclipsed by $3.02 million paid to retired...
HIGH SCHOOL [Derived Headline]
HIGH SCHOOLTUESDAY'S RESULTSHockeyPIHL CLASS 3AErie Cathedral Prep 5 Canon-McMillan 2PIHL CLASS 1ABishop McCort 7 Blackhawk 0*-South Fayette 5 Westmont Hilltop 4PIHL DIVISION 2Kennedy Catholic vs. Trinity*-OvertimeBoys SoccerPIAA CLASS 4ASemifinalsConestoga...
House Passes Nearly $700B Defense Bill
WASHINGTON - The House easily passed a nearly $700 billion defense bill Tuesday, endorsing a deal struck with Senate negotiators to authorize significantly more resources to Pentagon and military operations than President Donald Trump requested they...
Irreparable Harm
This is the most morally and ethically corrupt administration in modern history, led by a disgusting fool. It is, in plain fact, a national disgrace. The swamp has grown into a giant, stinking cesspool, infested with corporate lobbyists, Wall Street...
LATEST DEATHS [Derived Headline]
CLASSIFIED OBITUARIES BOCCHICCHIO, Mario "Bock" BOYCE, John Charles "Jack," Daytona Beach, Fla., formerly Carnegie BRINKER, George F., Overbrook, formerly South Side BUCAR, Robert H., formerly Penn Township, Westmoreland County CANTWELL, Barbara A. Matessa,...
"Lidia's Celebrate like an Italian" by Lidia Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali: Barley Risotto
Lidia Bastianich and her daughter, Tanya Manuali, set out to make every meal a reason to celebrate, and they succeed in this book. The choice of recipes stand out because they are actually doable in the home kitchen. While some are simple for a buffet-style...
Monica "Bonnie" Geyer May 20, 1918 - Nov. 9, 2017 Harley Rider Was 'Way before Her Time' in the '30S and '40S
When Monica "Bonnie" Geyer took her first driver's test back in the 1930s, she didn't get behind the wheel of a car. She jumped on a motorcycle. And aced the test. So began Mrs. Geyer's love affair with the motorcycle. With fiery red hair and brilliant...
Moon Breaks out in 3a Semifinals Girls Soccer
It didn't take long to realize that Moon was heading back to the PIAA championship match to defend its title. Delaney Snyder made sure of that. Snyder netted three goals within the first 12 minutes to lead the Tigers to a 7-1 rout of Villa Maria in a...
New Report Finds Hospital Stays for Diabetes Increasing
Diabetes-related hospitalizations have increased 38 percent among Pennsylvanians under 45 since 2000, contributing to an estimated $206 million in hospital payments statewide last year alone. The figures for the state's younger residents, part of a...
Offense a Work in Progress Haley Says Tough Opponents, Young Players Have Slowed Unit
The way things are going for the Steelers offense these days, even Todd Haley's daughters have questioned his calls on the sideline. It wasn't one of the offensive coordinator's play calls, though; it was all that yelling he did during 2-point conversion...
"Onions Etcetera: The Essential Allium Cookbook" by Kate Winslow and Guy Ambrosino: Bistec Palomillo
You can get to know everything you want to know about alliums from this one book. It's comprehensive but not complicated. While it gives a nod to the year-round staples ? yellow, red and white onions ? it also features scallions in sesame pancakes, chives...
Pa. Businesses Warned about Money Transfer Cyber Threat
The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities is warning businesses to be on guard against a growing cyber threat known as the business email compromise. Under the con, cyber-criminals pose as company executives - tricking employees with access...
Pa. House Speaker Turzai Confirms Run for Governor
HARRISBURG - House Speaker Mike Turzai, known for his conservative views and zest for battle with the Democratic administration, has joined the race for governor.The Republican from Allegheny County announced his plans to seek the GOP nomination Tuesday...
Pa. House Speaker Turzai Confirms Run for Governor
HARRISBURG - House Speaker Mike Turzai, known for his conservative views and zest for battle with the Democratic administration, has joined the race for governor. The Republican from Allegheny County announced his plans to seek the GOP nomination...
Pitt's Running Game Faces Another Major Obstacle
For much of the season, the Pitt football team lamented its loss of identity as it tried to relocate what makes its run game great. The offense certainly has found that lately, but the two games sandwiched around this week have made one thing abundantly...
Points to Ponder regarding the Bid for Amazon
So we've invited Amazon to follow in the footsteps of our local sports teams and engage in unbridled extortion of the city, county and state for tax benefits, development rights and outright monetary grants. This is a truly visionary proposal to fuel...
Polymer Plants and Animals Take over Spinning Plate Gallery
To get away from the gray cold that's descended upon the city, take a stroll through the fantastical woodland brimming with colorful flora and fauna at Spinning Plate Gallery in Friendship. "Into the Forest" is populated by 8,000 polymer clay elements...
Predators Place Hartnell, Weber on Injured Reserve
Nashville's feisty forward, Scott Hartnell, will be out 3-5 weeks with a lower-body injury, and defenseman Yannick Weber will be out 2-4 weeks with a lower-body injury.Each was placed on injured reserve.Former Penguins center Nick Bonino, who missed...
"Rasika: Flavors of India" by Ashok Bajaj, Vikram Sunderam and David Hagedorn: Green Beans
In its eponymous debut cookbook, the famed Indian restaurant, Rasika in Washington, D.C., shares recipes that are rooted in tradition but that branch out in creative ways. Smoked rack of pork shows up in a vindaloo; the savory pancake, uttapam, is topped...
Red Pepper, Pomegranate and Walnut Dip
Texture is key in this dip, so be sure not to overblend the mixture.2 cups small torn pieces rustic whole-wheat bread or cup panko breadcrumbscup walnuts, coarsely chopped1 (12-ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses1...
Riverhounds Hire New Coach
For the second time in two years, the Riverhounds announced the hiring of a new head coach.Former Rochester Rhinos coach Bob Lilley officially was named coach at a news conference Tuesday by Riverhounds owner Tuffy Shallenberger.The process to replace...
Roethlisberger Hopes for More No-Huddle
The Steelers were most successful as an offense against the Indianapolis Colts when they ran the no-huddle. They ran eight plays from the no-huddle and gained 65 yards, including 51 yards on consecutive passing plays to Martavis Bryant and Antonio...
Rust, Others Offer Praise for Botterill Sabres New GM Played Key Role during Time Here
Bryan Rust admitted he pays a little extra attention to other NHL teams where he has an emotional attachment. The New Jersey Devils and former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton coach John Hynes would be one example. The Buffalo Sabres, and former Penguins associate...
Sheraden Man Sought in 2016 Homicide
Pittsburgh police have obtained an arrest warrant for a man wanted in the 2016 shooting of a teenager in Sheraden. Emere Mason, 18, of Sheraden was charged Tuesday with homicide and carrying a firearm without a license. Police said he shot 17-year-old...
Solemn Reminder Families, Friends to Place Purple Lanterns on Light Up Night to Increase Awareness about the Toll of Addiction
There's no chance that a makeshift purple lantern glowing on some Downtown corner will chase the dark questions from Catherine Robinson's mind. She has been asking them ever since her son, Mark Jones, 26, called her hours before his fatal fentanyl...
Stay in Act 47 Preserve the City's Progress by Keeping Oversight
The city has bounced back admirably since 2003, when a financial crisis forced layoffs, the shuttering of pools and recreation centers, and the city's entry into state financial oversight. Now, Mayor Bill Peduto wants the special scrutiny to end....
Stevenson's Potential, Inexperience Show Up
Seven months removed from his 19th birthday, Shamiel Stevenson was one of the youngest players on the court in Pitt's 83-78 overtime loss Monday against Montana. But in more ways than one, Stevenson is a freshman who doesn't look like a freshman....
Thanksgiving Feast Takes Center Stage in 'The Humans'
It's not just the six actors who take center stage in "The Humans." There's also the dinner - an elaborate Thanksgiving spread with a whole turkey and all the trimmings. For almost the entire length of the 1-hour, 45-minute, one-act play presented...
"The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School" by Alison Cayne: Sweet Potato with Gremolata
After having five children in eight years and getting a master's in food studies at New York University, Alison Cayne pursued her dream - cooking. She took it a step further when she opened Haven's Kitchen in New York City and offered cooking classes...
The World Moves on without Us Donald Trump Is Letting American Leadership Lapse
If you think American exceptionalism is not that America is a world leader but that it basically is out of the game, then your view was confirmed by President Donald J. Trump's just-concluded trip to Asia, which was a clear manifestation of this new...
Thinking Globally at a Model U.N. Conference, the Outlook Is Bright
What could be a more encouraging picture than nearly 500 high school students from the region spending a day addressing the foreign affairs issues of the world in a comprehensive forum? The University of Pittsburgh hosted on Monday its 21st Model United...
Thomson Mill Put on Notice for Multiple Violations
The Allegheny County Health Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a joint enforcement action Tuesday against U.S. Steel Corp.'s Edgar Thomson mill in Braddock for multiple air pollution and equipment violations.The joint "Notice...
Thomson Mill Put on Notice for Multiple Violations
The Allegheny County Health Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a joint enforcement action Tuesday against U.S. Steel Corp.'s Edgar Thomson mill in Braddock for multiple air pollution and equipment violations. The joint...
"Tree of Life: Turkish Home Cooking" by Joy E. Stocke and Angie Brenner: Shrimp with Orange Zest
The authors, who grew up in the Midwest, met on the balcony of a guesthouse on the Mediterranean coast, became fast friends and express their interest in food, culture and travel in this well-rounded cookbook. Sights and smells of modern-day Turkey come...
Trojans Will Play for Title Boys Soccer North Catholic Wins First Berth in Ot
They had to work overtime, but the Cardinal Weurl North Catholic Trojans will play in the first PIAA championship in school history. The Trojans, who recently claimed their first WPIAL title, defeated Brockway, 1-0, in overtime in a PIAA 1A semifinal...
U.K., Spain: Russia Meddled in Elections
LONDON - In a remarkable one-two punch aimed at Russian hackers, bots and trolls, the prime ministers of Britain and Spain have separately accused Russian entities - including some allegedly supported by the state - of meddling in European elections...
U.S. Bishops Deal Setback to a Key Ally of the Pope Conference Chooses Veteran Culture Warrior
For the past several decades, U.S. Catholic bishops have signaled the top priority they place on opposition to abortion and related matters by having their Committee on Pro-Life Activities chaired by a cardinal, the highest rank in the church short of...
U.S. Bishops Deal Setback to a Key Ally of the Pope Conference Chooses Veteran Culture Warrior
For the past several decades, U.S. Catholic bishops have signaled the top priority they place on opposition to abortion and related matters by having their Committee on Pro-Life Activities chaired by a cardinal, the highest rank in the church short...
Want a Stress-Free Holiday? Order to Go
Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the idea of preparing an entire Thanksgiving dinner from soup to nuts? Or trying to cobble together some extra side dishes because you suddenly have more guests coming than you'd planned for? There are lots of restaurants...
White House Isn't Sweating Details of Tax Overhaul Bill Administration Narrative Echoed
As the Congress sets the stage for a long and contentious debate over the tax overhaul, the White House is confident that the overall framework - if not every detail - will pass and be signed into law by year end. And the details don't much matter...
Will the Tide Roll Roy Moore? Alabamans Must Decide Whether to Elect a Caricature
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.But for the bomb, the four would be in their 60s, probably grandmothers. Three were 14 and one was 11 in 1963 when the blast killed them in the 16th Street Baptist Church, which is four blocks from the law office of Doug Jones, who then...
Winning from Behind Penguins Erase Sabres' Leads, Score Winning Goal in Overtime Penguins 5, Sabres 4
Fortunately for the Penguins, the NHL standings don't record who's winning at any point other when the final buzzer sounds. That was the only time they were ahead Tuesday night against Buffalo, but that's the only time that matters. Conor Sheary scored...
Worms Are Eating Riverview Park -No Lie
What brought me to Riverview Park this past cold Sunday afternoon was a worm pile. Tim Nuttle had shown me the video one night last week at the Monterey Pub, our local on the North Side. I was eating my shepherd's pie when Mr. Nuttle introduced himself...
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