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Articles from July 2, 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. The Rachel Carson Bridge is being used as a detour.2. Glenwood Bridge Interchange: Around-the-clock, single-lane restriction through November in each direction of Route 885 for...
2017 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Athletes of the Year Geist, Lee Were Giants in Their Own Way This Year
Spencer Lee is all of 5 feet 3 and 130 pounds. At 6-2, 250, Jordan Geist is like two Spencer Lees. Put Geist and Lee next to each other and it would be like a meeting of LeBron James and Kevin Hart. But as different as they are physically, Geist and...
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THURSDAY Pittsburgh journalist and author Bill Steigerwald will appear at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, at 6 p.m. as part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Made Local series. Mr. Steigerwald will discuss his...
A Cold War Relic in Jefferson Hills Mired in Conflict
Back in the olden days, everyone knew how important steel was to national security. That's why, during the depths of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, U.S. Department of Defense planners decided that it would be prudent to stockpile emergency supplies...
Agenda Needed for the Democrats, Obstruction Is Not Enough
There has been much hand-wringing and intraparty soul-searching about whether Nancy Pelosi should relinquish her position as the Democratic Party's leader in the U.S. House - a post she has held since 2007. The answer is clear to everyone but Ms....
A History of Sharing the Road Bike and Car Battles Are Nothing New, but Remember, Streets Have Been Shared among Multiple Users for Millennia, Writes Professor James Longhurst
Ask any 2-year-old: Sharing is really important, but it is also really hard.No matter their age, human beings find that one of the most difficult problems they face is coming to fair agreements about the apportionment of shared resources. Basically,...
Always Eager for Newspaper Work Jan. 23, 1932 - June 21, 2017
In a 1995 column marking his retirement from journalism, longtime Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editor Gerard Allen Patterson wrote of his love for a profession in which "no matter how good or how miserable a day you have experienced, you know you will be...
A Purrfect Place to Unwind
Other cats shy away from Saphira as she swats a sassy paw at the tender hands of a cat lover. Just 2 years old, the feisty kitty has lived at Colony Cafe since it opened in February in the Strip District."She would thrive in a household with no other...
Baseball's New Lonely Number
The baseball season creeps past its halfway point this weekend, and still again with no Pirates starting pitcher on pace to win 20 games, so it's about time somebody said it, right?There's a high probability no one will win 20 games for the Pirates ever...
Baseball's New Lonely Number (20)
The baseball season creeps past its halfway point this weekend, and still again with no Pirates starting pitcher on pace to win 20 games, so it's about time somebody said it, right? There's a high probability no one will win 20 games for the Pirates...
Black like Him in 1948, a White Pg Reporter Lived as a Black Man for 30 Days
Bill Steigerwald's "30 Days A Black Man" is the true story of the renowned Post-Gazette investigative journalist, Ray Sprigle, a white Northerner,who went undercover in the "Jim Crow South" in 1948. With the guidance of popular civil rights activist...
Books in Brief
Tarentum-based Word Association Publishers released two books in the spring that shouldn't fly under the radar in Pittsburgh. "Heavy Metal Africa: Life, Passion, and Heavy Metal in the Forgotten Continent" by Edward Banchs ($19.95) Frustrated by a...
Celebratin the Fandom for Furries, Coming to Pittsburgh Is like Coming Home
Hundreds of Furry characters of all kinds poured out of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Saturday only to be greeted by cheers and high-fives from hundreds of spectators Downtown as part of Pittsburgh's third Fursuit Parade. "We love Pittsburgh...
City/north/state
CITY MAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER BEING SHOT IN HEAD A McKees Rocks man was fatally shot Saturday in Garfield, Pittsburgh police said. The victim was identified by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office as Romeke Freeman, 20. Police responded...
Class AAA Starters Impressive
Manager Clint Hurdle simultaneously acknowledged Saturday the work that pitchers Steven Brault and Drew Hutchison had done at Class AAA Indianapolis while cautioning against the conclusion that they deserve roster spots. "They've both been able to...
Concert Aims to Help Prevent Suicide Band, Girlfriend of Victim Plan Fundraiser
When her boyfriend Garret Sinagra, 28, killed himself two years ago near her home in Ross after battling depression most of his life, Caroline Lehman felt overwhelming guilt."I was his significant other and the what-ifs just eat you away," she said....
Concert Aims to Help Prevent Suicide Band, Girlfriend of Victim Plan Fundraiser
When her boyfriend Garret Sinagra, 28, killed himself two years ago near her home in Ross after battling depression most of his life, Caroline Lehman felt overwhelming guilt. "I was his significant other and the what-ifs just eat you away," she said....
Concert Guide
DAVID COOK: Jergel's, Wed., 8 p.m., $20-$82; ticketfly.com.IRATION/J BOOG: Stage AE, Wed., 7 p.m. doors, $20-$22; ticketmaster.com.BLACKBEAR: Mr. Smalls, Wed., 8 p.m., $25; ticketweb.com.FUEL: Jergel's, Thurs., 7 p.m., $20; ticketfly.com.311/NEW POLITICS/THE...
Concert Guide
DAVID COOK: Jergel's, Wed., 8 p.m., $20-$82; ticketfly.com.IRATION/J BOOG: Stage AE, Wed., 7 p.m. doors, $20-$22; ticketmaster.com.BLACKBEAR: Mr. Smalls, Wed., 8 p.m., $25; ticketweb.com.FUEL: Jergel's, Thurs., 7 p.m., $20; ticketfly.com.311/NEW POLITICS/THE...
Critics, Supporters Praise Hamlet's First-Year Efforts
Terry Kennedy was not a champion of Anthony Hamlet when he was hired last summer to lead the Pittsburgh Public Schools. But she's a supporter now. "Despite everything that transpired" with his controversial hiring, the District 5 school board member...
Critics, Supporters Praise Hamlet's First-Year Efforts
Terry Kennedy was not a champion of Anthony Hamlet when he was hired last summer to lead the Pittsburgh Public Schools. But she's a supporter now."Despite everything that transpired" with his controversial hiring, the District 5 school board member said,...
Developer Builds Golf Empire
WARREN, OhioThe irony of it all is that Ron Klingle never intended to get involved in the golf business.He never intended to build a golf mecca just 90 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh with impressive, over-the top amenities that cater not to the rich...
Developer Builds Golf Empire
WARREN, Ohio The irony of it all is that Ron Klingle never intended to get involved in the golf business. He never intended to build a golf mecca just 90 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh with impressive, over-the top amenities that cater not to the...
Dignity in Office Presidents Should Put Aside Personal Feuds to Work for the People
I was sitting down Thursday morning to write my column about the health care bill winding its way through Congress. But then Donald Trump tweeted something awful."I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come...
Early Deaths for Sunday, July 2, 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...
Easy on the 'Eyes Bad Weather Led to a Good Walleye Bite on Some Waters, Spoiled It on Others
Throughout most of Western Pennsylvania, aquatic game species vie for anglers' attention. In recent weeks, the 'eyes have it. It's no surprise the walleye bite on the Middle Allegheny is explosive near the Fourth of July. But as far south as Cross...
Easy on the 'Eyes Bad Weather Led to a Good Walleye Bite on Some Waters, Spoiled It on Others
Throughout most of western Pennsylvania, aquatic game species vie for anglers' attention. In recent weeks, the 'eyes have it.It's no surprise the walleye bite on the Middle Allegheny is explosive near the Fourth of July. But as far south as Cross Creek...
E-Cigarettes Don't Lead to the Real Thing in Fact, It Looks as Though They're Helping to Reduce Tobacco Smoking among Teens, Explains Policy Analyst Charles Hughes
The rate of cigarette smoking among high school students continued to decline in 2016, according to new survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths and disease in America,...
Fashion East Menswear Retail Trends toward a New Neighborhood in the City
Could East Liberty become to menswear what Shadyside's Walnut Street is to women's shopping? A handful of retailers with a focus on men's fashion has moved into the neighborhood, attracted by its revitalization in recent years and potential for even...
Final Day of Meet an Emotional One Mt. Lebanon Native Leah Smithwins 1,500 Freestyle, Earns High-Points Total
INDIANAPOLIS - Melanie Margalis was more interested in helping her friend than celebrating another victory. After winning the women's 200-meter individual medley title and claiming a spot on the American world championship team Saturday night, she...
Flying High Not Just Toys. More Companies Want Drones
Dave King spent nearly half a year commuting from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati to conduct solo airplane flights and earn a pilot's license, but these days when he flies, his feet remain firmly on the ground. Mr. King pilots drones.Mr. King, who assembled...
Flying High Not Just Toys. More Companies Want Drones
Dave King spent nearly half a year commuting from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati to conduct solo airplane flights and earn a pilot's license, but these days when he flies, his feet remain firmly on the ground. Mr. King pilots drones. Mr. King, who assembled...
Forever Brothers Challingsworths Hope Their Tragedy Can Help Combat Heroin
Zach Challingsworth wakes up each morning to the sight of a black-and-white photo that takes up nearly an entire bedroom wall, one of the last photos he has with his big brother, Tyler.That's the memory, the two tailgating before a Kenny Chesney concert...
Geist, Lee Were Both Giants in Their Own Way This Year
Spencer Lee is all of 5 feet 3 and 130 pounds. At 6-2, 250, Jordan Geist is like two Spencer Lees. Put Geist and Lee next to each other and it would be like a meeting of LeBron James and Kevin Hart.But as different as they are physically, Geist and Lee...
Gerard Allen Patterson Jan. 23, 1932 - June 21, 2017 Always Eager for Newspaper Work
In a 1995 column marking his retirement from journalism, longtime Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editor Gerard Allen Patterson wrote of his love for a profession in which "no matter how good or how miserable a day you have experienced, you know you will...
Getting the Lead out - for Good Here Are Some Short- and Long-Term Options to Remove Lead from Pittsburgh's Water
Lead contamination in Pittsburgh's drinking water has been a source of great concern in recent months. A number of policy responses have been discussed publicly, but missing from this debate has been an apples-to-apples comparison to find a permanent...
Giants 2, Pirates 1 Kuhl's Best Start Wasted Sloppy Play, Lack of Clutch Hitting Doom Pirates in Extra-Inning Loss
The game Saturday featured performances that could breed optimism about the Pirates season on the first of July. Chad Kuhl was efficient and stingy. The late-inning relievers - Tony Watson, Juan Nicasio and Felipe Rivero - did their jobs. It also...
Gifts from Good Hearts Homeless Man Proves That Kindness Fuels Humanity
Leon Logothetis, a British author, philanthropist, global adventurer and inspirational speaker, promised to live a life empowering others. But something stood in his way. "I felt emotionally and spiritually bankrupt," he said. From 1999 to 2004,...
Gifts from Good Hearts Pittsburgh Rocks Spreads Kindness Via Facebook
In February, Cynthia and Mark Golebie of Castle Shannon traveled to Ohio. They were seeking solace as they continued to grieve the loss of their daughter, Amanda, who died unexpectedly at age 24 in August 2015. As they hiked through Cuyahoga Valley...
Health Solutions
In the June 28 letter "Check Out Canada," F. Charles Spence suggests looking to Canada and other countries with single-payer, government-run health care for ideas to reform our system. But all of those foreign systems feature long waits for doctor...
Hill District Swim Team Not Just Treading Water
The evening sun crossing Centre Avenue in the Hill District throws blinding gold panels onto the pool at the Thelma Lovette YMCA. Black-capped Gators dive in for practice, their splashes flying like sparklers, their arms and legs glittering as they glide.They...
Hill District Swim Team Not Just Treading Water
The evening sun crossing Centre Avenue in the Hill District throws blinding gold panels onto the pool at the Thelma Lovette YMCA. Black-capped Gators dive in for practice, their splashes flying like sparklers, their arms and legs glittering as they...
Homestead Battle Still Resonates Speakers to Discuss Its Legacy, Current Impact
Peering through a window of the Homestead Steel Works Pump House, John Morris could see the battle unfolding on the banks of the Monongahela River.It was just past 8 a.m. on July 6, 1892, and thousands of enraged steelworkers lined the riverbank, brandishing...
Homestead Battle Still Resonates Speakers Will Discuss Its Legacy, Current Impact
Peering through a window of the Homestead Steel Works Pump House, John Morris could see the battle unfolding on the banks of the Monongahela River. It was just past 8 a.m. on July 6, 1892, and thousands of enraged steelworkers lined the riverbank,...
Hooked
A respite from Pittsburgh traffic. A way to relax during lunch. An easy tan without leaving the city. Those are some of the reasons Pittsburghers have fished with Venture Outdoors' TriAnglers during free weekly outings 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays...
Howard Gets a Fresh Start in Charlotte Once-Dominant Center Is on Third Team in Three Years
Dwight Howard knows his NBA image has become tarnished. He knows that, at age 31, some people consider him to be all washed up."A lot of people have written me off -which is great," Howard said at the news conference to announce his arrival in Charlotte...
How to Eat Summer Fruit All Year
The time is ripe - excuse the pun - to preserve early summer fruits.I have been picking rhubarb since May. The strawberries are ripening. Soon the farm markets will have cherries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, followed by mid-summer stone...
How to Eat Summer Fruit All Year
The time is ripe - excuse the pun - to preserve early summer fruits. I have been picking rhubarb since May. The strawberries are ripening. Soon the farm markets will have cherries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, followed by mid-summer...
Hunter/trapper Safety Courses
All first-time hunters and trappers regardless of age must complete a Hunter-Trapper Education course before buying a Pennsylvania hunting license. The training consists of online independent study, which takes about four hours, and six hours of classroom...
Hunter/trapper Safety Courses
All first-time hunters and trappers regardless of age must complete a Hunter-Trapper Education course before buying a Pennsylvania hunting license. The training consists of online independent study, which takes about four hours, and six hours of classroom...
Immigration Crackdown Hits Parents
The Trump administration has begun a new tactic to crack down on illegal immigration, this time arresting unauthorized parents suspected of having paid to have their children ushered into the country by smugglers. Until recently, those adults have...
In the Last Week
Whoever heard of an entire ballpark of fans cheering for a Major League Baseball umpire - even giving him a standing ovation?Umpire John Tumpane's heroics were one of those feel-good stories, in the face of potential tragedy, that it might be nice to...
IN THE LAST WEEK [Derived Headline]
Whoever heard of an entire ballpark of fans cheering for a Major League Baseball umpire - even giving him a standing ovation? Umpire John Tumpane's heroics were one of those feel-good stories, in the face of potential tragedy, that it might be nice...
Kalin's Drive Set Her Apart from All the Rest (for a Second Time)
The beep test.If you're a soccer player, you just cringed.The Post-Gazette's Female Athlete of the Year, Amanda Kalin, might remember dominating the fitness test, in which players run about 22 yards back and forth, increasing their pace as the beeps...
Kalin's Drive Set Her Apart from All the Rest (for a Second Time)
The beep test. If you're a soccer player, you just cringed. The Post-Gazette's Female Athlete of the Year, Amanda Kalin, might remember dominating the fitness test, in which players run about 22 yards back and forth, increasing their pace as the...
Korean-Style Pull Pork Pizza
I love pulled pork. I love Sriracha. I love that the following recipe makes enough to serve the pork as a main dish one night and the leftovers for pizza the following night.1 pork butt (about 4 pounds)2 tablespoons saltcup black pepper2 tablespoons...
Kuhl's Best Start Wasted Sloppy Play, Lack of Clutch Hitting Doom Pirates in Extra-Inning Loss
The game Saturday featured performances that could breed optimism about the Pirates season on the first of July. Chad Kuhl was efficient and stingy. The late-inning relievers - Tony Watson, Juan Nicasio and Felipe Rivero - did their jobs. It also showed...
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...
Laurel Hill Land, Waters Protected
On Shaffer Run, a major headwater of Laurel Hill Creek, trout feed on caddis and mayflies and spawn in cool, clear waters flowing over pebbly substrate. The Somerset County land was purchased last week by the the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, which...
Laurel Hill Land, Waters Protected
On Shaffer Run, a major headwater of Laurel Hill Creek, trout feed on caddis and mayflies and spawn in cool, clear waters flowing over pebbly substrate. The Somerset County land was purchased last week by the the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy,...
Learning to Listen Schools Should Encourage Robust Political Debate in the Search for Common Ground, Argues Nicholas Becker of Shady Side Academy
During a Friday assembly in May, the Shady Side Academy Senior School had the unique opportunity to hear a speech by one of the most influential politicians in Pennsylvania: House Speaker Mike Turzai.There I witnessed a question, now infamously known...
Learn to Fish at Regional Workshops
It's not hard for Pittsburghers to find someone to teach them how to fish. Many state-run and nonprofit organizations schedule beginner fishing programs. Fly shops, fishing clubs, outfitters and chain sporting shops offer workshops for newcomers and...
Lessons from the Kmart Shoe Department
If you frequented the Kmart store in Cudahy, Wisc., in the late 1970s, Julie Beck may have been the voice urging you to check out the blue-light specials in the shoe department. Nearly four decades later, she can still rattle off the script that...
Ms. Sheaffer, Who Also Is the Charter School's Director Of. [Derived Headline]
Ms. Sheaffer, who also is the charter school's director of communications, said Environmental Charter School plans hundreds of "experiences" a year for its students, including visits to the park, activities to study the effect of climate change, trips...
New Mom and Pop Store Offers Ax-Throwing Range
Alicia Metz and Robert S. Jenkins Jr. own the standard mom and pop operation. They renovated a building on Route 30 in Jeannette, their family helped set up shop, and they run it together as husband and wife.Oh, but one thing's different. Their business?...
New Playground Gives Kids with Autism Their Space
A new play area in Zelienople may look like a regular playground, but for the kids at Glade Run Lutheran Services it is so much more.The playground, which had its public grand opening on June 20, is one of less than a dozen playgrounds in the country...
No Clear Answers a Report Shows the Gaps in Alzheimer's Research
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine came out with a new report recently showing just how little is still known about preventing cognitive decline and dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, the sixth-leading cause of death...
North Huntingdon House Goes from Busted to Beautiful
Peggy and Randy Persi bought 558 Carroll Drive in North Huntingdon in foreclosure and began renovating it for their blended family."Randy has two kids and so do I, so we thought we would need the room," she said. "It had emerald green carpeting and lots...
North Huntingdon House Goes from Busted to Beautiful
Peggy and Randy Persi bought 558 Carroll Drive in North Huntingdon in foreclosure and began renovating it for their blended family. "Randy has two kids and so do I, so we thought we would need the room," she said. "It had emerald green carpeting and...
On This Day, July 2
1904: After three years' struggle and conflict, George Jay Gould's Wabash Railroad operated its first train out of Pittsburgh - a special to the World's Fair at St. Louis. 1937: Aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the...
On This Day, July 2
1904 After three years' struggle and conflict, George Jay Gould's Wabash Railroad operated its first train out of Pittsburgh - a special to the World's Fair at St. Louis.1937 Aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific...
Optimism Is Alive in Pittsburgh's America
When news reporters dwell on the bleak actions of America's current president, some might wonder "Has America lost its fundamental optimism?" Long ago, Dutch explorers (actually entrepreneurs) established trading posts (actually startups) in New Netherlands...
Optimism Is Alive in Pittsburgh's America
When news reporters dwell on the bleak actions of America's current president, some might wonder "Has America lost its fundamental optimism?" Long ago, Dutch explorers (actually entrepreneurs) established trading posts (actually startups) in New Netherlands...
Paperback Writers Essayists Weigh in on Their Favorite Beatles Songs
What do Rosanne Cash, David Duchovny, Bill Flanagan, Chuck Klosterman and Jane Smiley have in common? They and 23 other authors have all contributed essays about their favorite Beatles songs to an anthology edited by Andrew Blauner called "In Their Lives:...
Party Rebellions in Stereo Both Democrats and Republicans Are Trying to Figure out What Their Parties Stand For
In a year in which the unprecedented takes precedence - presidential tweets in the predawn hour, for example, or conflicts with longtime allies - the merely rare gets scant attention. But something very unusual is happening in American politics, and...
People on the Move
BANKING First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corp., promoted Christopher Savena to senior vice president, business banking team leader. EDUCATION Wilkinsburg school district hired Cathleen Cubelic as assistant to...
Pharmaceutical Marketing Has Standards and Brings Value
I take exception to the June 27 letter "Nothing New," whose author described the actions of pharmaceutical representatives as "haunting the office daily" and "hawking their snake oil" when she worked in a doctor's office at one time. She says Big...
Pizza That Tastes Just like Summer
It doesn't take much to transform a workaday weekday into one that feels like a notable weekend. The smell of marinated meat searing on the grill makes Wednesday night feel like Friday night. The vision of a crisp, cool salad with fruit and greens from...
Previous Athletes of the Year
MALE WINNERS 2017.....Jordan Geist..............Knoch .........Spencer Lee...............Franklin Regional 2016.....Alex Kirilloff............Plum 2015.....Riley Stapleton...........Indiana .........Tre Tipton................Apollo-Ridge 2014.....Malik...
Qatar Ready for Effects of Showdown
The Qatari government, under a Saudi Arabia-led blockade of its air, sea and land links, is unwilling to concede to any demands that threaten its sovereignty or violate international law, Foreign Minister Mohammed Al Thani said Saturday. The Persian...
Rutherford Gambles on New Goalie
Antti Niemi believes he can bounce back from a wretched 2016-17 season, one that saw him post some of the worst goaltending numbers in the NHL. So, too, do the Penguins. Enough, apparently, that general manager Jim Rutherford signed Niemi a few minutes...
Saving Barton Cross an Energetic Tale of 3 Brothers during Wwii's Darkest Days
THE JERSEY BROTHERS: A MISSING NAVAL OFFICER IN THE PACIFIC AND HIS FAMILY'S QUEST TO BRING HIM HOME" By Sally Mott Freeman Simon & Schuster $28 Save the family -or save the world - is a question for the ages. "The Jersey Brothers" shows that...
Schultz Signs Three-Year Extension after Career Season, Defenseman Earns Deal Worth a Total of $16.5 Million
A little before 4 p.m. Saturday, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said he felt the team was close to signing defenseman Justin Schultz to a contract extension. About 90 minutes later, they did.The Penguins signed Schultz to a three-year extension...
Scrimmage Showcases Skills of 2015 Draft Pick
In some ways, the 3-on-3 scrimmages at Penguins development camp can be boiled down to what's at stake for two types of players. For well-known prospects and high draft picks, 3-on-3 is another chance to show the organization it made a good choice...
Something Old, Something New Garden Tour Features Exotic Plants and an Inherited Garden
A quality garden is an evolving mixture of the old and new. Sometimes the new is a gift from a close friend, or a branch that you happened to snag from your trip abroad, or even refurbishing an old landscape. Two neighbors have taken thoughtful approaches...
Stars May Bolt from the Sharks San Jose Appears to Be at Crossroads with Aging Thornton and Marleau
If only Joe Thornton would just put his clothes back on and sign a one-year contract with the Sharks, this week would be much easier.If Patrick Marleau would just decide that he absolutely didn't want to leave San Jose and sign his own one-year deal,...
SUNDAY [Derived Headline]
SUNDAY9 p.m. on SHOWMovie: SnowdenJoseph Gordon-Levitt creates an impressive portrait in Oliver Stone's 2016 political thriller, which recounts how former CIA employee Edward Snowden becomes a fugitive after he leaks classified information. Zachary Quinto...
Taking It outside - Deck Needed; outside Activities Add Popularity to Environmental Charter Environmental Charter School Students Score High in Standardized Tests
Deirdre Keller's third-grade class started that day in May putting the final touches on the field day games they were creating for a school-wide competition to see whose game would be played at the big event at the end of the school year.They spent an...
Taking It outside Environmental Charter School Students Score High in Standardized Tests
Deirdre Keller's third-grade class started that day in May putting the final touches on the field day games they were creating for a school-wide competition to see whose game would be played at the big event at the end of the school year. They...
The Changes Wrought at Homestead the Labor Battle Shattered Worker Rights, and There Are Parallels for Young People Entering the Workforce Today, Cautions Charlie Mccollester
On July 6, 1892, a 12-hour gun battle on the banks of the Monongahela between 300 Pinkerton agents and many hundreds of steelworkers and townsfolk (witnessed by thousands of spectators and dozens of representatives of the national and international press)...
The Delusion of 100 Percent Renewables Top Scientists Refute the Dream That Our Economy Can Run Exclusively on 'Green Energy,' Explains the Manhattan Institute's Robert Bryce
The idea that the U.S. economy can be run solely with renewable energy - a claim that leftist politicians, environmentalists and climate activists have endlessly promoted - has always been a fool's errand. And a couple of weeks ago, the National Academy...
The Original Fanboy Andy Warhol Was Dazzled by 'Stars of the Silver Screen'
Long before Andy Warhol applied diamond dust to his canvases, he was starstruck by the flash and glitter of celebrity. A young Andy Warhola and his brothers, John and Paul, escaped the Great Depression of the 1930s for a few hours by going to the...
The Real Deal regarding Synthetic Oil Change Intervals
DEAR CAR TALK: When I bought my 2011 Toyota Camry, the dealer told me that the synthetic oil didn't need to be changed so often, say only about every 10,000 miles or so. Since I had free service at the dealer initially, I took it there for regular...
This O'neill Is No Mirror Image
Stop me if you've heard this one.Three Brian O'Neills go into a bar. One's a teacher. One's a football player. One's a newspaper columnist.The one who plays football is less than half my age and nearly twice my size. If you're any kind of a college football...
This O'neill Is No Mirror Image
Stop me if you've heard this one. Three Brian O'Neills go into a bar. One's a teacher. One's a football player. One's a newspaper columnist. The one who plays football is less than half my age and nearly twice my size. If you're any kind of a college...
Trade Talk: The Cases for Cole and Mccutchen
The two most valuable trade pieces the Pirates possess leading up to the July 31 trade deadline trace divergent paths. The circumstances surrounding one, Andrew McCutchen, are conducive to a trade, but there are few clear-cut suitors. The Pirates have...
Trade Talk: The Cases for Cole and Mccutchen
The two most valuable trade pieces the Pirates possess leading up to the July 31 trade deadline trace divergent paths. The circumstances surrounding one, Andrew McCutchen, are conducive to a trade, but there are few clear-cut suitors. The Pirates...
Trade Talk: The Cases for Cole, Mccutchen
The two most valuable trade pieces the Pirates possess leading up to the July 31 trade deadline trace divergent paths. The circumstances surrounding one, Andrew McCutchen, are conducive to a trade, but there are few clear-cut suitors. The Pirates have...
TRAFFIC WATCH [Derived Headline]
Highlights from major construction projects around Pittsburgh and surrounding areas this week 1. Andy Warhol Bridge: Closed to vehicles and pedestrians through November. The Rachel Carson Bridge is being used as a detour. 2. Glenwood Bridge Interchange:...
Two Needs Filled; 1 to Go Defenseman, Goalie Join Team; Third-Line Center Still a Target
Two out of three ain't bad. Also, given the sky-high prices the Penguins knew they would face for the start of NHL free agency, this was pretty much what they expected. General manager Jim Rutherford picked up a defenseman (Matt Hunwick) and backup...
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