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Articles from July 5, 2017

Americans Must Work Together on Jobs for the Disenfranchised
In Albert Hunt's June 29 column ("Monessen Is Losing Faith"), he describes several Donald Trump voters in Monessen who are beginning to lose faith in their elected leader, noting that Mr. Trump has done little to help them. To them I say this: No...
Apricots Perfect for Clafouti
Clafouti is the name of a wonderful classic, country French batter cake, sort of a cross between a flan and a fruit-filled pancake. In the Limousin region of France, where it is spelled clafoutis, the dish calls for un-pitted cherries because the pits...
Artis in Good Spot with New York Former Pitt Star Has Shot at Knicks Roster
Amid the frenzy and bustle of the NBA draft combine in May, Jamel Artis, at all of 24 years old, was forced to ponder his own mortality. Interviews with team representatives at the combine are notorious for the occasional outlandish question even...
Ban the Travel Ban It Won't Improve Our Safety but Will Violate Our Principles
President Donald Trump's ban on immigration from six countries, for the most part, is an abomination, both in terms of the problems its application presents and in its blatant lack of consonance with the principles that have characterized this country...
Bite-Size, Feel-Good, 1 Ingredient Whisps Are Cheesy Crisps
I like to nibble on something crunchy and loaded with flavor when I'm reading a book, watching a game, sipping a cocktail, hanging out with pals, stuck in traffic. But don't we all? What I don't like is a pile of greasy, salty chips with a ton of ...
Butler Class Teaches How to Deliver Naloxone to Reverse Overdoses
In a dimly lit room in the Butler County Training Center, Alice Bell stood in front of about 60 people. In one hand, she held a small orange-capped bottle. In the other, she held a syringe with a long, thick needle. "You can inject this right through...
Choolaah to Dish out Indian Barbecue Fare
Choolaah, an Indian barbecue restaurant, will open on Centre Avenue in East Liberty in the fall just around the time when kids are heading back to school. With the motto, "4,000 years old and still fresh," Choolaah seeks to serve authentic Indian...
CITY/NORTH [Derived Headline]
CITY 8-year-old girl struck in Knoxville collision An 8-year-old girl was hospitalized in stable condition after she was injured in a traffic collision, Pittsburgh police reported early Tuesday morning. Officers in the city's Zone 3, working near Mathews...
Committees Disagree on Pentagon Bills
WASHINGTON -- The House and Senate Armed Services committees took significantly different approaches in their annual Pentagon policy bills, setting up what could be difficult negotiations this year. Among the biggest differences in the bills is how...
Company Trades the Strip for Ross Parking Access among Reasons for the Move
At a time when lots of companies are moving into the Strip District, one is moving out. After 30 years in the Strip, West Penn Finance Service Center Inc. has traded the grit and the parking hassles for brand new digs in the suburbs of Ross. West...
Corelife Brings Clean Flavors, Lifestyle Messages
The new CoreLife Eatery has a message for diners: "Change your lunch, change your life." And it's delivering it with bowls of greens, grains and broth that have clean flavors and are freshly made-to-order in minutes. The 4,500-square-foot restaurant,...
Donald Deets Jan. 20. 1943 - June 30, 2017 Longtime Science Teacher Who Loved to Blow Things Up for Independence Day
Whether it was a PowerPoint presentation, a video or hours of research, Mary Lynne Deets said her husband never stopped learning and teaching. Two weeks into his retirement, Mrs. Deets said, he was going crazy. Donald Deets, who died Friday at 74 from...
Exhibit Highlights 7 Artists from Northern Ireland
Seven artists from Northern Ireland came to Pittsburgh to create unique work on location to display specifically at the Mattress Factory. The result is "so it is," an exhibition that opened April 7 and runs through Aug. 8 at the galleries at 1414...
Food Bucks Helps Low-Income Shoppers Buy More Fresh Produce
Bags of ripe summer cherries. Piles of peaches, cantaloupes and tomatoes. Salad greens, fresh corn and onions. Grocery shoppers at the Centre Avenue Shop 'N Save in the Hill District are greeted by fresh summer produce. And now a new program at that...
Former No. 1 Pick Joins the Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche added another goal-scoring option Tuesday, signing former No. 1 overall pick Nail Yakupov to a one-year deal. Yakupov was the top pick by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2012 draft and was traded to St. Louis before last season. The...
FROM BEAN TO BAR CHATHAM WORKSHOP OFFERS LESSONS IN MAKING CHOCOLATE [Corrected 07/06/17]
The following CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION appeared on July 6, 2017.Sally Frey is a full-time assistant professor of sustainable gastronomy at Chatham University's food studies program. Her title was incorrect in a story Wednesday about making chocolate.Stacey...
Get Ready for the 'Great American Eclipse' People across North America Plan to Watch as Moon Blocks Most of Sun
Get ready now for the biggest show of the year: the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Worst-case scenarios: You don't have the proper viewing gear so you can't look at it AND the world ends. Best-case scenarios: You learn a little about the awesome workings ...
Go Small on Health Care Here's a Solid, Doable Option for Republican Repealers
Seven years ago the Democratic Party found itself at a crossroads. Its sweeping health care bill was increasingly unpopular - the subject of angry town hall protests, the cause of a shocking special-election defeat in Massachusetts. Some people in the...
'High Art Meets Advanced Science' at New Distillery Opening in Carnegie
Ryan and Sarah Kanto are opening a distillery on Main Street in Carnegie. The Canonsburg couple have announced that Quantum Spirits will start out making vodka and gin this fall at 230 E. Main St., where early next year they will open a tasting room....
Historical Celebration through Generations, Stars and Stripes Waves at Point State Park
Before Pittsburgh was Pittsburgh, a 21-year-old George Washington traversed the wilderness of southwestern Pennsylvania to where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers formed the Ohio and made a prophetic observation. "I spent some time in viewing the...
Indians' Francona Misses Game, in Hospital Again for Testing
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona was admitted to Cleveland Clinic for tests and missed a Tuesday night game against the San Diego Padres. Francona, 58, was hospitalized twice in June after becoming lightheaded and having a rapid heart rate....
Iran Welcomes Arab Nations' Rift with Qatar
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's leaders have been noticeably restrained in their response to the Qatar crisis, and for good reason, analysts say. Not only have they welcomed it, they would be happy to see it quietly drag on. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and...
Italian Streat Festival Gives Nod to Restaurants, Heritage
A brand new festival that will be held Downtown is celebrating the Italian heritage in Pittsburgh. The food-centric Italian StrEAT Festival is the brainchild of Alessandra Pazzaglia, a staffer in development and special events at the Pittsburgh Downtown...
June 27 - July 3
Every Wednesday, Pirates writers Bill Brink and Stephen J. Nesbitt provide a recap of the performances of the Pirates' top 10 prospects ? according to Baseball America ? over the seven days from Tuesday through Monday.1 Austin Meadows * OF * Class...
Know What to Say Mental Health First Aid Can Help Save a Life
Major League Baseball umpire John Tumpane made national news last week when he helped save a woman from jumping off the Roberto Clemente Bridge. A national expert on suicide prevention, Christine Moutier, said Mr. Tumpane showed"fantastic instinct"...
LATEST DEATHS [Derived Headline]
CLASSIFIED OBITUARIESADAMS, Lenore A. Heilmann AUL, Alice L. Munsch, Brookline BEACH, Allen W., Saxonburg BEHLING, Margaret B., Brookline BERARDELLI, Rita J. Hirschbiel, Apex, N.C. BILLICK, Janet M. BONATESTA, Rose Serianni "Rosina," Penn Hills BRENNAN,...
Let's Hope Stronger Law Deters Animal Abusers
Kudos to Gov. Tom Wolf for supporting and signing legislation that will strengthen Pennsylvania's laws against animal abuse and neglect, making aggravated cruelty to animals a felony offense. It's about time Pennsylvania joined most of the rest of the...
Mom: Woman Facedgaps in Mental Care before Umpire Saved Her
When Serena Goudy turned on the 5 a.m. news Thursday and saw an image of the young woman narrowly saved from suicide by a Major League Baseball umpire, she immediately knew that her daughter's struggles had reached a crisis point. She believes her...
New Food Store in Oakdale Sells Amish Grass-Fed Cheese and Beef
It's not uncommon for commercial builders and contractors to work with the Amish. But the relationship typically involves nails and hammers. And that's how Traci Yates Maga, who owns T Construction & Consulting Services in Oakdale, first connected...
Nicasio Saves Day in Seventh Inning Pirates 3, Phillies 0
PHILADELPHIA - The visitor's bullpen in Citizens Bank Park is elevated, giving Juan Nicasio a bird's-eye view of the mess he walked into Tuesday as he descended the steps in the seventh inning. Jameson Taillon's five blue-collar innings and an Andrew...
On This Day, July 5
1865 The Secret Service Division of the U.S. Treasury Department was founded in Washington, D.C., with the mission of suppressing counterfeit currency.1953 It was announced that the Wabash Building, a city landmark, was to be demolished to make way for...
Productive At-Bats Not So Abundant in Recent Games
PHILADELPHIA - The Pirates track how many productive team plate appearances they record each game. The goal is 15. Sunday against Jeff Samardzija, they had seven. Facing Aaron Nola Monday, they made eight. "We have faced some good pitching. We've...
Ralph Carmen Hartford June 29, 1929 - June 27, 2017 Braddock Man Epitomized Italian-American Volunteerism
Ralph Carmen Hartford had an Anglo surname and never set foot on Europe's most famous boot, but it's hard to imagine a truer Italian spirit than that within the lifelong Braddock resident. Mr. Hartford volunteered for decades for the Italian Sons and...
Report: Truck Safety Data Could Be Improved
As Americans hit the highways for vacation, they're sharing the road with hundreds of thousands of trucks. Some of these trucks are owned and operated by large companies, others by smaller carriers. The federal government's systems for tracking data...
Revising Its Pitch as Pittsburgh Changes, So Must the United Way
The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, one of the largest charities in the area, has seen a drop in contributions from Allegheny County for the first time since the Great Recession. Financial woes in the steel industry were partly to blame,...
Riverhounds Lose, 3-1, to Charlotte Independence
Charlotte forward Jorge Herrera scored twice as the Independence (7-3-4) beat the host Riverhounds, 3-1, in a Fourth of July Fourth match Tuesday at Highmark Stadium.Midfielder Enzo Martinez struck first for Charlotte when he converted on a turnover...
Startup Uses Machine Learning to Help Companies Protect Logos
Lynsie Campbell wanted her startup's logo to represent a bike but in a figurative way that wouldn't bash people over the head with the concept. Yet the sleek, straightforward logo she had labored over kept reminding people of one used by a National...
Weighty Itinerary in Europe, Trump Will Talk Russia, Syria, Trade
President Donald J. Trump will be in Europe July 6 to 8 with stops in Poland and Hamburg, Germany, to attend the annual G-20 summit and to pursue an ambitious agenda that will include "whither Europe" remarks and a meeting with Russian President Vladimir...
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