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Articles from November 16, 2017

20 Things a Progress Report Voyage So Far Has Been Mix of Ridiculous and Sublime, but Niemi, Bad First Periods, and Brutal Road Schedule Have Made Consistency Elusive
Tuesday marked the 20th game of the Penguins' season, nearly a quarter of the way through the regular season. A lot has happened. If you've been busy following the Steelers, or have been living under a rock, here are 20 things you might have missed....
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62,399 64,731 57,311 63,429 On the Steelers gerry dulac 1 2004 258.4 ypg XXX ppg 4 2005 284.0 ypg XXX ppg 9 2006 300.3 ypg XXX ppg 1 2007 266.5 ypg XXX ppg 1 2008 237.2 ypg XXX ppg 5 2009 305.3 ypg XXX ppg 2 2010 276.8 ypg XXX ppg 1 2011 271.8 ypg XXX...
A Perfect Circle Comes out of Hiatus with 'The Doomed'
Maynard James Keenan has three prominent bands, an Arizona-based vineyard/winery, and a 3-year-old daughter, so you can imagine his schedule is pretty tight. Nonetheless, when he turns up at the Petersen Events Center on Friday, he will have brought...
Arctic Refuge Drilling Closer as Senate Panel Backs Bill
WASHINGTON - Oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge moved closer Wednesday as a key Senate panel approved a bill to open the remote refuge to energy exploration.The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved the...
Arctic Refuge Drilling Closer as Senate Panel Backs Bill
WASHINGTON - Oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge moved closer Wednesday as a key Senate panel approved a bill to open the remote refuge to energy exploration. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved the...
Bindley Hardware Co. Gets Roots Rocker Jon Bindley Back to His Roots
Being an aspiring roots rocker, Jon Bindley moved to Nashville back in 2012 to try his hand in the clubs there while paying his dues in the kitchen of a Mexican restaurant. It didn't take the Greenfield native long to learns the ups and downs of...
Black Dog Wine Co. Opens a Tasting Room in North Fayette
A cozy new winery tasting room is open out in the country in North Fayette. Black Dog Wine Co. opened it on Nov. 3 in a rustic farm market at 600 North Branch Road, offering free tastes of about a half dozen wines it makes - two reds, two whites,...
CITY [Derived Headline]
CITYE. Liberty man to stand trial in fatal shootingAn East Liberty man will stand trial on charges stemming from a fatal shooting last year.Following a preliminary hearing Wednesday, charges of homicide and a firearms count against Ernest E. Hardman...
Court of the King King Crimson Reinvents Itself Again with Three-Drummer Lineup
What an extraordinary day it must have been in July 1976. Peter Gabriel had left Genesis the previous August due to tensions within the band and strains on his marriage. Robert Fripp was on a career hiatus having stepped away from prog giants King...
Deaths for Thursday, November 16, 2017
CLASSIFIED OBITUARIESARRIGO, EugeneBAXENDELL, Robert E.BAYTS, Harry L. "Buba," Bethel ParkBOBER, Janelle Marie Kuzmovich, VeronaBOCCHICCHIO, Mario "Bock"BRINKER, George F., OverbrookBRITSCH, Kenneth J. "Hunk," North SideCIMAROLLI, Donald O. "Howdy,"...
Dick Lebeau Time Capsule
TIME CAPSULE HOW LONG AGO WAS THAT? Dick LeBeau began his NFL journey Jan. 21, 1959, when he was selected in the fifth round of the NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns. How long ago was that? Consider: The NFL consisted of 12 teams divided into two conferences...
Digital Technology Touching More Jobs Increases Productivity, Cuts Down Labor Force
For a city famed for its public embrace of the tech industry - we are now "Roboburgh" in the eyes of many - Pittsburgh may be forgetting that the bulk of its workforce is experiencing a dramatic rise in digital technology. While the likes of Carnegie...
Drama Aside, Offense Is Underachieving
The original intent here was to talk about the unconscionable travesty that is "Thursday Night Football." Instead, let's talk about the unconscionable travesty that is the Steelers offense. No team in the NFL invests more in its offense. The Steelers...
Driving Force Behind City's Vietnam Veterans Memorial | Died Nov. 13, 2017
T.J. McGarvey was known to many as a proud Marine and proud Vietnam veteran who worked on many projects that benefited men and women who served their country.Mr. McGarvey, of Upper St. Clair, was perhaps best known as "the soul and the fire" behind the...
Eqt Begins Layoffs after Acquisition of Rival Rice Energy Inc. 'Redundant' Positions Have Been Eliminated
Days after EQT Corp. completed its $6.7 billion acquisition of fellow oil and gas driller Rice Energy Inc., it began laying off employees of both companies who EQT has deemed "redundant." "Employees with more experience, or experience more relevant...
Ex-Police Sergeant Sentenced to27 Months for Excessive Force
Saying his conduct "undermines public confidence" in the "good men and women" of the Pittsburgh police force, a federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former city sergeant to more than two years in prison for beating up an intoxicated teenager outside...
Ex-Police Sergeant Sentenced to27 Months for Excessive Force
Saying his conduct "undermines public confidence" in the "good men and women" of the Pittsburgh police force, a federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former city sergeant to more than two years in prison for beating up an intoxicated teenager outside...
Fetterman Takes Another Road Less Traveled
Nobody grows up wanting to be the lieutenant governor. But John Fetterman, now heading into a fourth term as mayor of Braddock, already knows something about making an obscure office a bully pulpit. Mr. Fetterman announced Tuesday morning that he's...
Fighting Words I'm for Fewer Americans Infatuated with Fame and Wealth
As a former English teacher and a retired member of the judiciary, I have always had a special fondness for words. I have launched a one-woman battle against the loss of the word "fewer" from the American vocabulary. If items can be counted, the word...
Halftime Talk Sparks Rally, 1st Win Team Responds with Strong 2nd-Half Effort
Staring at its largest halftime deficit of the season -a 38-32 hole against UC-Santa Barbara Wednesday -and doing so before the smallest regular-season crowd in Petersen Events Center history, Pitt was in need of a jolt. Anything, really, to get a woefully...
Halftime Talk Sparks Rally, 1st Win Team Responds with Strong 2nd-Half Effort Pitt 80, UC-Santa Barbara 72
Staring at its largest halftime deficit of the season -a 38-32 hole against UC-Santa Barbara Wednesday -and doing so before the smallest regular-season crowd in Petersen Events Center history, Pitt was in need of a jolt. Anything, really, to get a...
Health Care Cleanup
In response to Rob Power's letter ( "Without ACA Subsidies, People Couldn't Afford the Premiums," Nov. 9) regarding the subsidies to the Affordable Care Act being taken away by President Donald Trump: As bad as I feel for Mr. Power's dilemma, I have...
Holiday Happenings What's on Stage This Christmas Season
On Light Up Night, here are 12 holiday-themed stage shows leading up to First Night: Nov. 30-Dec. 16: Little Lake Theatre's "A Tuna Christmas": The comedic holiday celebration of the denizens of Tuna, Texas, has been a mainstay for the North Strabane...
Hot Metal Bridges Debuts with Fiery Singer, Plus Benefit Shows
Laura Fredrickson, possessing one of the biggest, bluesiest voices in Pittsburgh, is the centerpiece of the new band Hot Metal Bridges, which drops its first single, "Light It Up," on Tuesday. The band was formed by guitarist SuperMonkey (Christian...
House Speaker Turzai Outlines His Plans for Gubernatorial Run Republican Refers to Wolf's Term in Office as 'Amateur Hour'
HARRISBURG - Mike Turzai sits down on a stool in the American Dream Diner and politely orders a hot tea. The Republican House speaker - who just this week announced he'll run for governor - seems at ease here. It's a small, old-fashioned restaurant...
How Officials Recovered Deleted Video in Frat Death
"Clear All Data 2/6/2017 10:09:39."That was the message on the data page for a box labeled "DVR 2." It showed basement camera angles in the Beta Theta Pi house near Penn State University where Timothy Piazza spent some of his last agonizing hours - angles...
How Officials Recovered Deleted Video in Frat Death
"Clear All Data 2/6/2017 10:09:39." That was the message on the data page for a box labeled "DVR 2." It showed basement camera angles in the Beta Theta Pi house near Penn State University where Timothy Piazza spent some of his last agonizing hours...
If Ben Retires, Who's Next? Last Man Standing to Fill QB Slot Might Be Landry Jones.Honest
Let's go through a possible scenario over the next three months or so. The Steelers pick up steam, finish with the AFC's No. 1 playoff seed, sweep both postseason games at home, advance to the Super Bowl and win it. One month later, after much soul-searching,...
Judge Orders Reputed Coke Ring Leader to Jail Pending Indictment by Federal Grand Jury
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the reputed ringleader of an interstate conspiracy shipping large amounts of cocaine to Penn Hills to be held pending indictment by grand jury. "I conclude he's a danger to the community and a flight risk, and ...
Lapse by Defense a Puzzle Coaches, Players Look for Answers
Ask around the Pitt football facility, and you'll get a few different answers to a complicated question. After its best effort of the season late last month, in a 31-14 rout of Virginia, did the Panthers defense take a step back last time out in its...
Lapse by Defense a Puzzle Coaches, Players Look for Answers
Ask around the Pitt football facility, and you'll get a few different answers to a complicated question.After its best effort of the season late last month, in a 31-14 rout of Virginia, did the Panthers defense take a step back last time out in its loss...
Latin American Scouting Director Fired Gayo Facing Discipline from Mlb
The Pirates have let go Rene Gayo, the director of Latin American scouting who was responsible for finding Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco, because of an investigation into financial impropriety, according to a source. "We informed Rene that we...
Lb Smith Finally Fills Starter's Role
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Brandon Smith has filled a lot of roles in his five years at Penn State. He has been a walk-on. A scholarship recipient. A fullback. A tight end. A linebacker. A scout-team fixture. A starter. A single guy. The team's only married...
Lucie Arnaz Mines the Fun and Drama of Love for the Trust Cabaret
Lucie Arnaz doesn't hold back in concert, not in her singing, her passion, her warmth, her revealing banter ... Well, there were a couple of times Monday night when she started stories and didn't finish. "Look it up," she would say, and then move...
Mexico to Propose Five-Year Review of NAFTA
MEXICO CITY - Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said the nation will propose a review of the North American Free Trade Agreement every five years, on the condition that the evaluation not lead to automatic withdrawal from the deal. The proposal...
MORE TO DO [Derived Headline]
THURSDAY: Demon Eye, a North Carolina band inspired by Black Sabbath, Pentagram and Iron Maiden, headlines the second annual Doom Over November at Howler's, Bloomfield, with Mires and Horehound at 8 p.m.; www.howlerspittsburgh.com. FRIDAY: Hoodie...
Mother Who Killed Daughter Found Dead in Prison Monroeville Woman Took Her Own Life
A Monroeville woman sentenced in 2007 to life in prison for fatally stabbing her adult daughter killed herself Tuesday in her cell at a state correctional facility in Lycoming County, authorities said Wednesday. The Lycoming County coroner ruled the...
MOVIE GUIDE [Derived Headline]
OPENING FRIDAY JUSTICE LEAGUE Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence...
Need for Smarter, Cohesive Defensive Play Apparent
The Penguins saw a lot to like in their 5-4 overtime win Tuesday night against Buffalo.They came back from a two-goal deficit not once, but twice, and scored three 5-on-5 goals for the second consecutive game. The offense, after sputtering for much of...
New Day Inzimbabwe a Low-Key Military Coup Ousts a Ruinous Leader
The Zimbabwe Defense Forces' takeover of government in Zimbabwe Tuesday can constitute the beginning of the rebirth of what is a promising African state with sound potential after 37 years of increasingly ruinous rule by President Robert G. Mugabe,...
Party Downtown Light Up Night Greets the Season with Concerts, Parties and Pop-Ups
Comcast Light Up Night will come with a special Blast! rooftop party atop the U.S. Steel Tower, but you don't have to spring for that $100 VIP ticket to see the pop star with the rooftop party video. Andy Grammer, best known for the bouncy hit single...
Penguins Get More Time for Project in Hill District
The Pittsburgh Penguins narrowly won a bid to get more time to redevelop the former Civic Arena site Wednesday, but the battle may not be over.In a 3-2 vote, the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority board approved a deal to give the team another...
Penguins Get More Time for Project in Hill District
The Pittsburgh Penguins narrowly won a bid to get more time to redevelop the former Civic Arena site Wednesday, but the battle may not be over. In a 3-2 vote, the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority board approved a deal to give the team another...
Pgh. Zoo Should Want to Be in the Best League
Sean Hamill's excellent article "Pittsburgh Zoo Was Kicked Out of Important Conservation Programs When It Left National Association" (Nov. 12) merits clarification. Most important, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium did not leave the Association of...
Pistons' Fast-Start Story Missed by Many Fans
Detroit's 10-3 start, good for No. 2 in the Eastern Conference standings, is one of the biggest good surprises in the NBA through the season's first month.The Pistons already have a road win at Golden State, swept a five-game homestand - possibly to...
Pittsburgh Airport Landsnonstop Route to Seattle Flights Bolster City's Bid for Amazon Hq2
Pittsburgh International Airport has secured a coveted nonstop flight to Seattle, one that not only fills a key gap in the market but bolsters the region's bid for Amazon's second headquarters.Alaska Airlines will start the year-round daily flight to...
Pittsburgh Airport Landsnonstop Route to Seattle Flights Bolster City's Bid for Amazon Hq2
Pittsburgh International Airport has secured a coveted nonstop flight to Seattle, one that not only fills a key gap in the market but bolsters the region's bid for Amazon's second headquarters. Alaska Airlines will start the year-round daily flight...
Pittsburgh Glass Works to Shutter Creighton Plant, Affecting 193 Jobs Old Facility Would Require Extensive Upgrades
A Pittsburgh Glass Works facility in East Deer will close by mid-2018, affecting the jobs of nearly 200 workers and leaving the township without its largest employer and taxpayer. The company last month said it expected to close the plant next year,...
Quaker Valley's Grant Getting Kicks out of Shots at Two Titles
Two championship games, in two different sports, in two different cities - all within 24 hours. You might get a kick out of this story. Landon Grant certainly is. Grant is a senior at Quaker Valley High School who will have a most unusual championship...
Rallies Show Value of Quick Tempo
KEY MATCHUPBEN ROETHLISBERGER VS. KEVIN BYARD The inconsistency of the offense has been an annoying malaise through the first nine games, even though the Steelers share the best record in the AFC with the New England Patriots (7-2). But one area in which...
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS [Derived Headline]
REASSURED BY HER FACE AND VOICE The past few years I have enjoyed bike riding Saturday mornings on the Allegheny Passage trail. I normally ride alone in the morning before the trail gets too crowded. With 25.5 miles down and 4.5 to go, I was approaching...
Scene of His Prime Dick Lebeau's Return to Heinz Field for Tennessee's Game against the Steelers Rekindles Only Fond Memories, and Not All Are His
Birthday surprises don't come much bigger than what awaited Dick LeBeau, the Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator, at the team hotel in Houston one Saturday night in late September. LeBeau stepped into the hallway after a meeting and saw three large...
Slash of Hornqvist Gets Scandella $5,000 Fine
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella was fined $5,000 by the NHL Wednesday for a two-handed slash on Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist.The slash occurred during the second period of the Penguins 5-4 overtime win Tuesday night. The two were battling...
Spirit of Django Comes to Mcg and Light Up Night
Guitarist Jean "Django" Reinhardt has been gone for more than six decades, but his spirit lives on. The Django Festival All-Stars are making sure of that. The seven-piece group consists of French Gypsies and maintains the tradition of the Belgian-born...
Tax Fantasies Don't Move toward Eliminating Property Taxes
Pennsylvania voters last week approved a ballot measure that could reduce property taxes. The margin was wide, with 54 percent voting in favor. The ballot language presented to voters was complex, even in the "plain English" version crafted to help...
Taxing Graduate Scholarships Would Threaten U.S. Progress
American universities are the best in the world at educating graduate students to be innovative leaders. American companies and institutions depend on these talented students to compete in fast-growing, highly competitive sectors. Pittsburgh is a...
Techshop to Close U.S. Locations amid Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Filing
TechShop's Pittsburgh location in Bakery Square has been battling financial strains since it reported monthly losses exceeding $30,000 in June, with members eventually joining together to create a new nonprofit to take the place of the co-working...
THE HOT LIST [Derived Headline]
ALL WEEKEND Swing town PittStop Lindy Hop 17 is a weekend-long gathering of the swing scene, drawing dancers from 20 states for seven dances (six with live bands). The weekend includes: Friday: The Boilermaker Jazz Band swing dance, 8 p.m. -- midnight...
The Skyliners Will Continue on with New 'Fourth Voice'
Jimmy Beaumont, one of Pittsburgh's greatest vocal legends, could never be replaced, but The Skyliners have decided to keep the music alive with a new member.The group best known for the classic 1959 ballad "Since I Don't Have You" welcomes Bethel Park's...
TIME CAPSULE [Derived Headline]
TIME CAPSULE HOW LONG AGO WAS THAT? Dick LeBeau began his NFL journey Jan. 21, 1959 when he was selected in the fifth round of the NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns. How long ago was that? Consider: The NFL consisted of 12 teams divided into two conferences...
Two School Districts Eye Transportation Partnership Pilot Program Pittsburgh, Woodland Hills Aim for Efficiency
If the Woodland Hills and Pittsburgh Public Schools districts team up to transport their students who attend the same charter or private school, they could together save up to $80,000 and ease one of their biggest logistical challenges. Leaders from...
Voyage So Far Has Been Mix of Ridiculous and Sublime, but Niemi, Bad First Periods, and Brutal Road Schedule Have Made Consistency Elusive
Tuesday marked the 20th game of the Penguins' season, nearly a quarter of the way through the regular season. A lot has happened. If you've been busy following the Steelers, or have been living under a rock, here are 20 things you might have missed.1....
Warren Hospital Hopes Affliation with Ahn Aids Improvements
Warren General Hospital is affiliating with Highmark Health, Allegheny Health Network and Lecom Health, gaining money for capital improvements while retaining local control of the hospital. The value of the deal, which is expected to close in the first...
Why Tax Cuts? Why Now? We Need to Build a Stronger Economy for All Americans
Last November, the American people re-elected a Republican Congress that campaigned on reforming the nation's tax code as part of its "Better Way" platform to get the country moving ahead.Years of sluggish economic growth, resulting in years of stagnant...
Wielding Fake News the Turkish Government Ensnares a Pennsylvania Professor
On July 15, 2016, an American college professor named Henri Barkey convened an academic workshop about Iran at a hotel on an island near Istanbul. That night, elements of the Turkish military attempted a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that...
WILL A FOOD HALL GIVE THE NORTH SIDE A BOOST? [Corrected 11/17/17]
The following CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION appeared on November 17, 2017.Stephen Eldridge was part of the original team of chefs at Smallman Galley, which opened in the Strip District in 2015. A wrong date for the opening was included in a photo caption...
Woman Charged with Killing Boyfriend Told Police He Beat Her
A woman who police say fatally stabbed her boyfriend this month on the South Side did so, she told them, because she was sick of being "beat on." Cassandra Locke, 52, of McKeesport, had a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge James Hanley...
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