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Articles from September 3, 2017

5 Must-See Events for Fashion Lovers
Don't let fall's arrival get you down, especially when there's a slew of events to look forward to in September - especially for fashion lovers. Whether you're in the mood to shop, socialize or see a runway show, there's something on tap to satisfy...
A Higher Wage Lifts Workers and the Economy
On Labor Day, it is important to remember what the struggles of working people have achieved for all of us. We celebrate the 40-hour workweek, and that we send our children to school - not into factories. And yet we know that many still struggle....
AROUND THE ACC [Derived Headline]
AROUND THE ACC CONFERENCE OVERALL COASTAL...........W.....L......PCT. ....W.....L......PCT. Duke..............0.....0..... .000.....1.....0.....1.000 Miami.............0.....0..... .000.....1.....0.....1.000 Pitt..............0.....0..... .000.....1.....0.....1.000...
Around the Big Ten
AROUND THE BIG TEN ........................ CONFERENCE.................OVERALL EAST.............W.....L.......PCT. .....W.....L.......PCT. Ohio State.......1.....0......1.000......1.....0......1.000 Maryland.........0.....0...... .000......1.....0......1.000...
Both Noble and Petty the American Character Veers between Two Poles
Over the last week, Hurricane Harvey has done enormous damage to southeast Texas. When it is all said and done, it will be the most costly storm in American history - at least in terms of economics. Mercifully, casualties have been kept to a minimum,...
Brew House Art Still Bubbling at Old Brewery
Before there was tony Lawrenceville and rising Millvale, the South Side sheltered a struggling Pittsburgh art community. Kathleen Zimbicki's Studio Z Gallery opened in the early 1980s and Silver Eye Center for Photography, which moved this year to...
Britsburgh Launches Two New Societies during Festival
This year's Britsburgh Festival, the third, launches two more channels for exploring "the connections that link the Pittsburgh region with Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations." So says Robert Charlesworth, chairman of the nonprofit British-American...
Cambodia Opposition Leader Arrested
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Police arrested the leader of Cambodia's main opposition party in a surprise raid on his home in the capital early Sunday, and the government issued a statement accusing him of treason. The arrest of Kem Sokha dealt a major...
Carl W. Norden June 25, 1935 - Aug. 26, 2017 Expert in Bone and Joint Infections
Carl Norden, an expert on bone and joint infections who focused much of his work on developing relationships with his patients, said that it took getting cancer for him to really find the empathy that he needed. "I am a better doctor and human being...
Concert Guide
CINDY WILSON: Hard Rock Cafe, Tues., 8 p.m., $18-$50; ticketfly.com.MAX WEINBERG: Jergel's, Thurs., 8 p.m., $45; ticketfly.com.WALKER HAYES: Jergel's, Sept. 8, 8 p.m., $10-$20; ticketfly.com.TWIZTID: Rex Theater, next Sunday, 6:30 p.m., $25-$30; ticketfly.com.MATCHBOX...
Don't Chisel This Wwii Vet out of 'Household Task Assistance'
At 90, Lawrence DeLisio mostly takes care of himself, but he needs a little help with the housework. The Navy veteran of World War II keeps eight bottles of various pills and an inhaler on the kitchen counter of his well-kept North Side home. He uses...
Early-Life Factors
As reported in the Aug. 28 PG, strong associations exist between mental and physical health, longevity and the demographics of the ZIP code where one is born and resides ("Give Health Info to Poor in Gathering Spots, Expert Tells Forum"). Documented...
Field Goal with 0:04 Left Lifts Robert Morris Past Dayton Notebook
Nick Bisceglia kicked a field goal with four seconds remaining and Robert Morris edged visiting Dayton, 13-10, in the season opener for both teams. The winner capped a six-play, 20-yard drive which started after Dayton turned it over on a fumble at its...
Gauley River Rafting Season Nears
Navigating more than 90 churning whitewater rapids on a 25-mile stretch of the Gauley River in southern West Virginia is a challenge, but veteran river guide Jo-Beth Stamm and her colleagues make it fun. Ms. Stamm, now in her eighth season as a guide...
Harvick Tops Truex Jr. for Darlington Pole
Kevin Harvick accomplished his first goal at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina ? winning the pole. The next one is to win the Southern 500. Harvick held off defending Darlington champion Martin Truex Jr. Saturday to capture the qualifying. And Sunday...
How Latest 'Amazing Race' Splits the Winning Prize
Post-Gazette TV writer Rob Owen answers reader questions online every Friday in Tuned In Journal blog at post-gazette.com/tv. Here's a selection of recent queries. Q.: On the last season of "The Amazing Race" the contestants were not couples, friends...
Hurricane Irma Downgraded as It Moves toward Mainland
MIAMI - Hurricane Irma fell to Category 2 Saturday morning but likely will regain some strength in the next two days as its intensity continues to fluctuate, forecasters said. A National Hurricane Center advisory said that Irma's sustained winds had...
IN THE LAST WEEK [Derived Headline]
It has been rare in recent years to hear any Pennsylvania officials tout success in the war against drug overdoses and deaths, but the past week brought some positive glimmers. State Department of Health officials reported that the practice by drug...
James Monroe Visits Pittsburgh He Was the First President to Come Here, and He Arrived 200 Years Ago This Week, Writes Len Barcousky
While George Washington visited the Forks of the Ohio several times, he never came to Pittsburgh during his time as president. Residents had to wait until Sept. 5, 1817 - 200 years ago this week - for the first visit here by what the Pittsburgh...
Jerry's Work Jerry Lewis' Dedicated Charity Work Is a Rare Legacy
For decades, the Labor Day weekend has been a time for reconnecting with family and friends for what is likely to be the last backyard barbecue of the year. For more than four decades, one of the most beloved Labor Day rituals was tuning into the...
Laboring One Gig at a Time Technology Is Shaping the Future for Pittsburgh Workers
A recent Carnegie Mellon University study revealed a surprising trend that for the most part has gone unmeasured by government agencies. As the number of people signed up to drive for Uber and Lyft swelled in Allegheny County, their individual income...
LATEST DEATHS [Derived Headline]
CLASSIFIED OBITUARIES AIELLO, Madeline, McKeesport AMERICUS, Bruce AZIZ, Dawn Christine Seneca, Plum, formerly Penn Hills BACHNER, Kevin Patrick, Bon Air BAILEY, James Edward, Glen Allen, Va., formerly Ross BECKER, Frank Joseph, Stowe, formerly Brighton...
Movie Magic Will Rise in Old Coffin Factory
Ten years ago, James Pastorius started a business that creates visual effects for commercials, television shows and movies, notably "Gone Girl" and "House of Cards." The energetic entrepreneur and Carnegie Mellon University graduate established Savage...
Nova Denies Fatigue, but Defers to Bosses
Ivan Nova wasn't asking for a break. He got one anyway. The right-hander was informed Friday by manager Clint Hurdle and pitching coach Ray Searage that the Pirates planned to skip his next turn in the rotation, replacing him for a start Tuesday with...
Nurses Can Play a Big Care Role across All Zip Codes
The focus on ZIP code and neighborhood in the Aug. 27 and 28 Post-Gazette ("Want to Live Longer? Lifespan Can Depend on Where You Live") as a critically important determinant of health disparity is applauded.While these disparities are evident across...
Nurses Can Play a Big Care Role across All Zip Codes
The focus on ZIP code and neighborhood in the Aug. 27 and 28 Post-Gazette ("Want to Live Longer? Lifespan Can Depend on Where You Live") as a critically important determinant of health disparity is applauded. While these disparities are evident...
Oh No! It's ... September! Time for Bloated Rosters, Crowded Dugouts, More Pitching Changes and -- Say It Ain't So -- Even Longer Games
It was Sept. 18, 1977 -- four decades ago this month -- when Clint Hurdle debuted for the Kansas City Royals, cracking a two-run homer in his first major league game. Hurdle was 20, a former first-rounder afforded an opportunity to play for the 103-win...
Overworked Directors Can Harm Banks
Nine years after a banking industry crisis became the Great Recession comes a warning that directors at the nation's largest financial institutions may be too busy to prevent it from happening again. "[Systemically important financial institutions]...
People on the Move
Associations & OrganizationsDouglas DeNardo, shareholder, Rothman Gordon, was selected to serve as a volunteer member of the American Cancer Society's Nationwide Gift Planning Advisory Council.Anthony DiTommaso, vice president and general counsel,...
Pirates 5, Reds 0 Taillon Shuts Down Reds; Hitters Stir Late in Victory Rookie Luplow Blasts 3-Run Hr in Eighth Inning
When right-hander Jameson Taillon walked into the home clubhouse at PNC Park around 3 p.m. Saturday, the first teammate he spoke with was Jordan Luplow. Taillon told Luplow, 23, a rookie who entered the day 0 for 12 in the majors, he had a good feeling...
Pitt 28, Youngstown State 21 Panthers Prevail in Overtime Pitt Blows 21-0 Lead; Interception Preserves Victory
Like the old Ernest Hemingway line, the Pitt football team squandered a big lead in its 2017 season opener two ways: Gradually, then suddenly. After teetering on the precipice of embarrassment for the better part of a half-hour, coach Pat Narduzzi...
Polymers and Punctuation: Finding Her Own Path Through
Here's Arletta Scott Williams at U.S. Steel in the early 1980s: an engineering undergraduate student at Carnegie Mellon University wearing a hard hat and a welder's coat over her uniform on the hot, hazy floor, working a turn as a shift foreman and...
Presbyterian Minister Chronicles the Rebirth of Russian Orthodoxy
Timing can be everything. The Rev. John Burgess happened to be in East Germany in November 1989, visiting friends he had met while studying there, and he witnessed the euphoria in that nation's capital in the first hours after the Berlin Wall came...
Psu Puts on Offensive, Defensive Show in Win
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State's first drive ended with an interception. It was far from an ideal start, but unlike a year ago, it didn't take long for the Nittany Lions to recover. The defense forced a three-and-out, and redshirt sophomore wide...
Redshirt Freshman Db Delivers When It Counts
The uncertainty that hovers around college football coaches entering the first week of the season is palpable, especially as it relates to their freshmen, the players they've seen in depth at practice, but never in a game setting. In Pat Narduzzi's...
Refreshing Brew House Lofts Offer Artful Living
The "Prince of Pilsner" is no longer brewed at 711 S. 21st St. on the South Side, but the space is still refreshing, with high ceilings, tall windows and bright, white walls that occupants can decorate however they wish. After the Duquesne brewery...
REGION/SOUTH/WASHINGTON [Derived Headline]
REGION Labor Day holiday closings listed All city of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, commonwealth of Pennsylvania and federal offices and courts will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday. * Post offices will be closed, and regular mail will be...
Resident Goose Hunt Trimmed in Northwest
No one's honking about minor changes in Pennsylvania's 2017-18 waterfowl seasons. But a notable modification will take place in Crawford County surrounding Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area. The early season for Canada goose has been trimmed by...
Richards Celebrates 800 Performances of a Sister Act
The Catechism crowds are rowdiest in Pittsburgh, and that's just fine with Sister. Kimberly Richards has been playing the role of Sister for 16 years, crisscrossing the country to don the habit and perform the seven iterations of "Late Nite Catechism"...
She Didn't Quit, She Didn't Cry, She Became a Carpenter
When Tenika Chavis' husband was in the Army overseas six years ago, she was working, fretting about the repairs their South Oakland home needed. She worked nights cleaning banks. Her mother baby-sat her two daughters. When she could afford a contractor,...
SHORT HOPS: 2017 LOG [Derived Headline]
SUNDAY Houston C Brian McCann hits a bases-loaded triple to rally the Astros to a 7-5 win vs. the Angels. Unlikely? McCann hadn't tripled in his previous 1,153 ABs dating to 2015 and had once gone 2,331 ABs without a triple, according to Elias Sports...
Something Wild Wild Trout Populations Reveal the Presence of Clean Water. Should Anglers Pay for That Assessment?
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Nearly 70 percent of the Pennsylvania fishing licenses sold in 2016 were purchased for the purpose of catching trout. The state Fish and Boat Commission estimates that the 3.2 million trout it raises and stocks each year generate...
State Aims to Spread 'Hope' to Reduce Re-Arrests
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is hoping to expand a pilot program launched in halfway houses in Pittsburgh and Scranton to facilities across the state after it showed promising signs it could reduce the chances that people will be arrested...
The Legend of George Novak for the First Fall in 40 Years, He's a Man without a Team
The fading summer delivered on all of its promises, about there being no more teenagers to text because none of them ever actually answer the phone anymore, about there being no more creeping dread over the way his footballers navigate the black forest...
The Massive Southern Beltway Takes Shape
Two years from now, motorists should be driving on a new 13-mile, $700 million segment of the Southern Beltway in western Allegheny and northern Washington counties, the first completely new highway in this region in more than two decades. But...
TRAFFIC WATCH [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...
TUESDAY [Derived Headline]
TUESDAY JazzLive presents jazz drummer Thomas Wendt at the Agnes R. Katz Plaza, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, at 5 p.m. This free music series showcases some of the region's finest jazz musicians each Tuesday. Information: www.trustarts.org or 412-456-6666....
Two-State Brushoff Netanyahu Gives U.S. Peace Efforts a Stiff Arm
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has again tried to put an American administration, this time that of President Donald Trump, behind the eight-ball on the sensitive Palestinian issue. Sharply on the heels of the visit to the region by Mr....
Two Trades, Veteran Te's Release Mark Cutdown Day
The Steelers traded two players Saturday, cut a veteran with Super Bowl experience and only one of their selections from this year's draft. A busy day at Steelers headquarters concluded after general manager Kevin Colbert traded receiver Sammie Coates...
Wanted: Caregivers Seeking a Rewarding but Low-Paying Job Much-Needed Helpers May Earn $10-$12/Hr
On Wednesday, Jovan Harris arrived at work at 8 a.m. - at a home on a quiet residential street in Mt. Lebanon where he helps care for three men with intellectual disabilities. His colleague who worked the overnight shift made sure they all had their...
When Tenika Chavis' Husband Was in the Army Overseas Six Years Ago,. [Derived Headline]
When Tenika Chavis' husband was in the Army overseas six years ago, she was working, fretting about the repairs their South Oakland home needed.She worked nights cleaning banks. Her mother baby-sat her two daughters. When she could afford a contractor,...
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