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Articles from November 1, 2017

$1.7M a Year to Attract Major Sporting Events to Pittsburgh State Allocating Money for Regional Sports Commission
A plan to create a regional sports commission to attract high profile events such as the NCAA Final Four and perhaps even Super Bowls to Pittsburgh has secured a big win. State Sen. Jay Costa, D-Forest Hills, has earmarked $1.7 million a year in the...
About Foster
Ruth Ann Dailey says that Stephen Foster's statue in Oakland disserves him because he was a champion of African-American music ("Judging Our Forebears: the Never-ending Story," Oct. 30 column). But the sculptor's instructions were to convey Foster's...
A Little Too Much Gm: Letang Playing Too Many Minutes; Defenseman Says He's Trying Too Hard
EDMONTON, Alberta - Too much. Just two simple words. But very important when it comes to Kris Letang. Letang thinks he's trying to do too much. That's his explanation for lugging around an NHL-worst, minus-14 rating. General manager Jim Rutherford...
Allegheny Health Network Sees $10.56M Third-Quarter Profit
Allegheny Health Network posted a $10.56 million profit in operating income for the third quarter ending Sept. 30, a significant improvement over a $17.65 million loss for the same period in 2016. Combined with $13.4 million in net income, "AHN has...
Allentown Gets Food Tour with Funky Vibe
There are all sorts of citations and benchmarks confirming that Pittsburgh has a growing, improving food scene, but here's another one. There's an organized food tour in ... Allentown? Yep, this small hilltop neighborhood above South Side, where not...
Best-Known Chefs to Team with 'Buddy' Sous Chefs
Twenty-one of Pittsburgh's best-known chefs have signed on for a fundraiser where they will work alongside "buddy" sous chefs who have developmental disabilities. Most chef fundraisers simply require chefs to donate food. This one is more involved....
Brussels Sprouts Pinzimonio
Brussels sprouts are tossed with a garlic-infused-herby green sauce for a tangy, lively side. It's based on a beautiful Italian starter of raw vegetables served with seasoned olive oil.2 teaspoons salt-cured capers or 1 tablespoon vinegar-packed1 large...
Child Bomber Kills at Least 5 in Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan - A young suicide bomber who killed at least five people in Kabul's diplomatic quarter on Tuesday may have been lured into carrying the explosives, police in the Afghan capital said. The boy, thought to be between 10 and 14 years...
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CITY Blessing ceremony set for statue of Jesus at Carlow A statue of Jesus at Carlow University, which was left without hands over the summer after being vandalized, has been repaired and will be unveiled at a blessing ceremony Thursday. The Rev. Adam...
Civic Arena Site Resolution Sought Peduto, Morehouse Break Bread, Ice
Over sandwiches in the Strip District, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Penguins CEO David Morehouse may have found common ground on ways to get development rolling on the 28-acre former Civic Arena site. The lunchtime pow wow Tuesday came just days...
Couple Who Married on Arena Ice Return for 'Frozen'
The just-married couple's first dance was to Elvis Presley's "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You." It was an appropriate choice for the venue. The dance and the "I dos" were at the home of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Consol Energy Center ice. For...
Creamed Spinach
Make sauce and spinach a day ahead. Cover and refrigerate, then reheat together on the stovetop to serve. The sauce will thicken more on refrigeration. Add a little more cream or milk to the finished dish if you want creamier spinach.For sauce3 tablespoons...
Crisis Response This Time, FEMA Needs the Help
The Federal Emergency Management Agency got a huge black eye when it could not keep up with the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005. President George W. Bush was derided for his detachment from the reality on the ground and for...
District 4 Candidates: Stay out of National Fray Cibrone-Abate, Coghill Vying for Rudiak's Seat
On this much at least, Republican Cletus Cibrone-Abate and Democrat Anthony Coghill agree: Pittsburgh City Council should ease off challenging the White House on national issues and refocus that energy within the city. Both nominees for the council...
Eat Cakes and Drink Wine and Rum for a Cause
Eat for charity Let Them Eat Cake: Professional and amateur cake contest. Attendees enjoy cake samples, hors d'oeuvres, open wine and beer bar, silent auction, live entertainment and more. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pittsburgh Opera, Strip District. $65...
EPA Leaderto Replace Panel Experts
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency upended the agency's key advisory groups Tuesday, announcing plans to jettison scientists who have received EPA grants. The move sets in motion a fundamental shift, one that could change the scientific...
Espresso a Mano Opens Location on South Side
South Siders have a new option for specialty coffee: Espresso a Mano has just opened a second location in the space that had been Amazing Cafe. The shop at 1506 E. Carson St. is owner Matt Gebis' follow-up to the Lawrenceville original he opened on...
France Extends Deal with Soccer Coach
France coach Didier Deschamps was given a two-year contract extension Tuesday, keeping him with the national team through the 2020 European Championship. Deschamps, 49, took over from Laurent Blanc after Euro 2012. He guided the team to the quarterfinals...
Game Time the Pens Must Show Progress on Lower Hill Work
It really is time for the Pittsburgh Penguins to deliver more than promises on the former Civic Arena site. Frustration with the lack of development bubbled up last week and led to a lunch meeting Tuesday between Mayor Bill Peduto and Pens CEO David...
Hafer Gets 36 Months of Probation for Lying during Probe
HARRISBURG - Former state Treasurer Barbara Hafer was sentenced Tuesday to 36 months of probation for lying to the FBI during a federal pay-to-play investigation of Pennsylvania government.Hafer, 74, of Indiana, Pa., apologized to the court, her voice...
Hoping to Restore Toughness New Wing Man Wilson-Frame Fan of Old Big East
As a kid in Hartford, Conn., the heart of Connecticut Huskies territory, Jared Wilson-Frame lived through some glory years of the Big East Conference. A self-proclaimed basketball "junkie," Wilson-Frame liked Connecticut, sort of because he had to....
Jarry Eager to Prove He Can Handle No. 2 Role
EDMONTON, Alberta - Tristan Jarry could be a huge help if any Penguins players are searching for food recommendations in Edmonton. It would delight Jarry's teammates much more, however, if he gave management something to chew on as far as the up-for-grabs,...
Jets Wr Kerley Faces Mystery Suspension
New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley is facing a possible suspension, and is uncertain whether he'll be available to play Thursday night against the Buffalo Bills. Kerley would not confirm or deny reports that he will be suspended by the NFL...
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CLASSIFIED OBITUARIES BABENDIR, Esther Bagel, Bridgeville, formerly Chicago, Ill. BANKS, John Patrick BARNES, Harriett F. Freedline, Fishers, Ind. BERLINER, Irwin "Irv" BISHOP, Rev. Robert C., Upper St. Clair BURGE, Brittany Leigh CARR, Genevieve P....
Look to Solar Farms for the Region's Health
Since the closure of the Shenango coke plant, DTE Energy has an opportunity to turn the former site into one of the region's largest solar farms. The benefits of this move would be multifold, but to start it would help clean up the air we breathe and...
Mind Games Explored in Quantum's 'The Hard Problem'
In the Pittsburgh premiere of Tom Stoppard's latest play, Quantum Theatre employs every tool in its creative arsenal as it paves the way to ponder "The Hard Problem." Is the human brain an all-powerful mechanism and are its inner workings knowable?...
Pitt Plans to Open Grocery along Forbes in Oakland
Walk out of class at the University of Pittsburgh, and an array of fast food shops and restaurants are just a short walk away along Forbes Avenue and nearby streets in Oakland. But what about a place to shop for fruits and vegetables? Or a spot to...
Pittsburgh-Area Unemployment Hits Nine-Year Low at 4.8 Percent
The Pittsburgh region's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.8 percent in September, hitting a nine-year low and sitting more than a percent lower than the year before, according to the state's monthly workforce report released Tuesday....
Players Meet in Wake of Osu Loss
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Losses have been pretty rare at Penn State for the past 13 months or so. Not coincidentally, so have players-only meetings. The Nittany Lions had one of each last weekend. One day after their 39-38 defeat Saturday at Ohio State,...
Steelers Rookie Sutton Practices after 2-Month Absence
Steelers rookie cornerback Cameron Sutton returned to practice for the first time in more than two months Tuesday after a nagging hamstring injury sabotaged the first half of his first NFL season. The Steelers have 21 days to determine if they'll activate...
Stopping Straw Waste Is Just the Start
Fouling the Earth doesn't begin and end with plastic straws. My Sunday column largely concerned my loathing of the common practice of restaurant servers plunking plastic straws in our water glasses. It's as if we're children, and it's reached the point...
Tanner Volpatti Bethel Park
* The past week: The senior running back rushed for 202 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries, leading Bethel Park to a 34-24 win against Mt. Lebanon. * Check this out: That win gave the Black Hawks the WPIAL 6A Southeastern Conference title. Volpatti...
Top Mylan Exec Named in Expanded Federal Price-Fixing Lawsuit
Mylan president Rajiv Malik has been named in an expanded federal lawsuit filed by attorneys general in nearly every state, including Pennsylvania, that accuses Mylan and more than a dozen other drugmakers of conspiring to fix prices for generic drugs....
Unhappy Bryant Key to Super Bowl Hopes
In the warm afterglow of the Steelers' win Sunday night at Detroit, Ben Roethlisberger sat in a cramped corner of the visitor's locker room at Ford Field and talked about a variety of subjects. The incredible maturity of JuJu Smith-Schuster, who's...
Upmc Planning $200 Million Center for Cancer Research
After a six-year delay, UPMC is ready to build a sprawling research center that aims to change the way medicine is used in the fight against cancer and other serious diseases. The center, which will be housed in a historic, 350,000-square-foot building...
Was There Collusion? We Don't Know Yet. but the Evidence Is Piling Up
The first thing to acknowledge is that the indictment of Paul Manafort doesn't prove collusion by President Donald Trump with Russia to undermine American democracy. But the second thing to say is: It may get us closer.Mr. Manafort may now be facing...
We Need More Addiction Rehab Centers
There is no question that the opioid addiction is a public health emergency. Bold steps need to be taken to address this issue. State Sen. Jay Costa, D-Forest Hills, has introduced legislation that would allow families to file petitions that an addiction...
Which Side Are You on? They Can Be Traditional or Creative for Thanksgiving
A Thanksgiving feast is complete only when you stuff the table with sides. But often there is a confusion of whether to go down the tried-and-true route and please Grandma and Dad, or go the unconventional way and prepare innovative ones that will please...
Which Side Are You on? They Can Be Traditional or Creative for Thanksgiving
A Thanksgiving feast is complete only when you stuff the table with sides. But often there is a confusion of whether to go down the tried-and-true route and please Grandma and Dad, or go the unconventional way and prepare innovative ones that will please...
Which Side Are You on? They Can Be Traditional or Creative for Thanksgiving
A Thanksgiving feast is complete only when you stuff the table with sides. But often there is a confusion of whether to go down the tried-and-true route and please Grandma and Dad, or go the unconventional way and prepare innovative ones that will please...
Which Side Are You on? They Can Be Traditional or Creative for Thanksgiving
A Thanksgiving feast is complete only when you stuff the table with sides. But often there is a confusion of whether to go down the tried-and-true route and please Grandma and Dad, or go the unconventional way and prepare innovative ones that will please...
Which Side Are You on? They Can Be Traditional or Creative for Thanksgiving
A Thanksgiving feast is complete only when you stuff the table with sides. But often there is a confusion of whether to go down the tried-and-true route and please Grandma and Dad, or go the unconventional way and prepare innovative ones that will please...
Worlds within New Exhibition at Cmu Examines the Hidden Life of Plants
When Lugene Bruno first viewed the work of contemporary British artist Rob Kesseler she saw a match made in heaven. Or, perhaps more accurately, one hiding in plain sight in the terrestrial realm. Ms. Bruno, who is curator of art for the Hunt Institute...
Young Lbs Developing as Veteran Harrison Sits
James Harrison did not play again Sunday. That makes four games he has missed this season, two dressed, two not. He has not been hurt. He has played 29 defensive snaps, or 6.8 percent of the plays, through half a season. The franchise sack record-holder...
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