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Articles from October 1, 2017

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2017 LOG: SHORT HOPS [Derived Headline]
SEPT. 23 Pardon Red Sox manager John Farrell if he rooted ? just a little ? for the opposing pitcher in the ninth inning of a 5-0 win vs. the Reds. The pitcher: Farrell's son, Luke.MONDAY With a 9-2 win vs. Arizona, Bruce Bochy earns his 900th victory...
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SUNDAYSaxophonist Tim Berne and pianist Matt Mitchell appear as part of International Jazz Poetry Month at City of Asylum@Alphabet City, 40 W. North Ave., North Side, at 7 p.m. Mr. Berne will be playing solos alongside Mr. Mitchell. They will be performing...
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SUNDAY Saxophonist Tim Berne and pianist Matt Mitchell appear as part of International Jazz Poetry Month at City of Asylum@Alphabet City, 40 W. North Ave., North Side, at 7 p.m. Mr. Berne will be playing solos alongside Mr. Mitchell. They will be...
Aging Justices Don't Deserve a Death Watch It's Undignified; They Should Be Term-Limited or Have a Mandatory Retirement Age
There's something profoundly morbid about watching the U.S. Supreme Court and worrying about the health of your favorite aging justices. (They're 84, 81 and 79, by the way.) A mandatory retirement age would take away the uncertainty. Such a rule was...
A June Dream Penguins vs. Blackhawks: 'Tiebreaker' of the Century (So Far)
CHICAGOThe race to four. Remember when Dan Bylsma coined that phrase? It still applies in the most important category of all: Stanley Cups.Look at the scoreboard, the big one that hovers over all 31 NHL arenas. It counts championships, and if we're talking...
A June Dream Penguins vs. Blackhawks: 'Tiebreaker' of the Century (So Far)
CHICAGO The race to four. Remember when Dan Bylsma coined that phrase? It still applies in the most important category of all: Stanley Cups. Look at the scoreboard, the big one that hovers over all 31 NHL arenas. It counts championships, and if we're...
AROUND THE ACC [Derived Headline]
AROUND THE ACC .........................CONFERENCE................OVERALL COASTAL...........W.....L......PCT. .....W.....L......PCT. Georgia Tech......2.....0.....1.000......3.....1..... .750 Miami.............1.....0.....1.000......3.....0.....1.000...
AROUND THE BIG TEN [Derived Headline]
AROUND THE BIG TEN ........................CONFERENCE................OVERALL EAST.............W.....L......PCT. .....W.....L......PCT. Penn State.......2.....0.....1.000......5.....0.....1.000 Ohio State.......2.....0.....1.000......4.....1........
Asters Are the Real Stars of the Fall Garden
The summer chapter of our garden is coming to a close all too quickly. It is time to envision the fall garden and what it will add in terms of color and form once the frost takes its toll on the annuals.The most utilized flower at this time is the chrysanthemum,...
Atlantic Division
PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH#1Lightning#2Maple Leafs#3Canadiens#4Bruins#5Senators#6Sabres#7Panthers#8Red WingsWhy Lightning will win: The young and talented Lightning is healthy and probably pretty hacked off about how last year went.Dark horse: Buffalo...
A Visit from the Other Goon Squad Jennifer Egan Returns with a Historical Novel Set in the '30S and '40S
"Manhattan Beach," Jennifer Egan's first novel since the 2010 publication of her Pulitzer Prize-winning "A Visit From the Goon Squad," is one of the most eagerly anticipated new books of the year. "Goon Squad," a shape-shifter novel (or is it a collection...
Back Where He Belongs Kris Letang's Pain at Not Being Able to Play in the Run to the Stanley Cup Last Season Manifested Itself on Multiple Levels
During last season's playoff run, Kris Letang found himself in a new role. The Penguins defenseman, ruled out for the entire postseason following surgery to correct a herniated disc in his neck, served essentially as a pseudo-coach, working with the...
Behind the Wheel Saudis Letting Women Drive Is Just One Tiny Step
News flash: Women in Saudi Arabia will be permitted to drive automobiles. The Saudis revealed the policy change Tuesday with an official statement on state television and a splashy media event in Washington. The ban on female drivers in Saudi Arabia...
Bishop's Mission Zubik Marks 10 Years of Embracing Change to Strengthen Diocese of Pittsburgh
Scores of young adults, most of them dressed business-casual for the after-work gathering, chatted over Coronas and nachos on a crowded rooftop bar at the Steel Cactus in Shadyside on a warm spring night.One arrival didn't fit the demographic - a tall,...
Black Athletes Are Loved Only When They Are Harmless What Happened to Muhammad Ali Will Happen to Colin Kaepernick, Saysjonathan Eig
The writer Stanley Crouch has a great line about Muhammad Ali. When Ali came to fame in the 1960s, he was a grizzly bear, fierce and uncontrollable, Crouch told Ishmael Reed in an interview. In the second act of his career, Ali was a circus bear, still...
Blue Jackets 3, Penguins 0 Loss Puts Focus on Opener Penguins'didn't Show Up' in Preseason Finale
It's never easy to beat human nature. Many consider it impossible. On June 12, the Penguins raised the Stanley Cup in Nashville, Tenn., their second consecutive championship, an excruciating run through four postseason rounds. Three-a-half-months...
Boutique Borrowing New Service Will Let Subscribers Rent Fashion from Local Shops
What if you took the ease of Rent the Runway, the curated options of Stitch Fix and combined them with the latest pieces plucked from Pittsburgh boutiques? Carnegie Mellon University sophomore Siwei Xie is working to make that happen. She's the creator...
Browne Gets Well on Rice Graduate Transfer Puts Benching Behind Him with 4-Td Performance
Max Browne stood on a ladder high above the Pitt band, playfully conducting the fight song with his hands, grinning from ear to ear. It was a fittingly symbolic image in the moments after Browne orchestrated a 42-10 thrashing of Rice on a picturesque...
Call for Justice Marchers Don't Want Mothershot While Holding Infant to Be Forgotten
They walked a mile through the streets of Perry South, chanting "What happened to Nicole?" at the police who escorted them, and at the silent North Charles Street homes that lined their path. But when their journey - and a testy confrontation with...
Calling Pittsburgh Home
Nancy Krygowski points to the calendar on a wall in her classroom and asks a student what month it is. The student says "September."Then she asks another student what last month was. The student replies: "August."Finally, she asks another student, Kholoud...
Carnegie Mellon off to Best Start since '06 Return of Conference Championship Game Results in Only One off Week
Carnegie Mellon came away with a 45-14 victory Saturday against Bethany in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) contest. The Tartans improved to 5-0 overall, marking their best since 2006. Senior wide receiver John Prather tied a school record for...
Cfb Week #5 Sunday Morning QB
Week 4 observations and instant analysisWHAT WE LEARNED BRYCE LOVE became the season's first 1,000-yard rusher. It took him less than five games. Stanford's running back has begun the season on a tear. He has had a 50-yard run in seven consecutive...
Charles A. "Bud" Mckevitt Jr. June 6, 1925 - Sept. 26, 2017 Math Teacher, Coach, Longtime Crafton Councilman
Charles A. "Bud" McKevitt Jr. was a coach, teacher and father who lived the tenets of the "Greatest Generation" by putting other people and community before himself. The World War II veteran from Shaler died Tuesday from complications of a brain tumor....
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CITY Girl, 13, was driving car that crashed, police say A 19-year-old woman was arrested Saturday, accused of allowing her 13-year-old sister to drive a car that ended up crashing into a Highland Park playground. The crash occurred around 5:30 p.m....
Consider What Taxpayers Have Given the Steelers
In the letter "Steelers Tradition" (Sept. 26), Chad M. Jones of Upper St. Clair wrote: "I would caution against turning on an organization and a team that has given so much to this city and its fan base." However, Mr. Jones failed to mention what the...
Cringe Fest as 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Returns, a Look at Classic Moments in Awkward Comedy
Prepare to squirm. When Larry David returns Sunday with new episodes of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," fans will expect laughs. They'll also see some of the most cringeworthy television this side of HBO (or just about anywhere else in the entertainment...
Eat, Drink Well Take a Bite on the South Side
The question comes often, with underlying tones that range from curiosity to trepidation: What's it like to live here? Here being the South Side Flats, my home for the last 15 years. The inquiry is understandable, because it's mostly predicated...
Engine Blast in Air Forces Jet to Land
An Air France flight bound for Los Angeles from Paris made an emergency landing in Canada on Saturday after one of the jumbo jet's four engines exploded in midair, passengers said. Passengers aboard the double-decker Airbus A380, the world's largest...
Enjoy the Cold and Dark the Environmental Movement Is Now Blinded to the Damage It Does to the Working Class, Argues Republican ?Political Consultant Dennis Roddy
The unspoken truth about the environmental movement is that it has become a sort of class warfare.On one side are mostly college-educated children of the professional class who find purpose in their lives - and oftentimes reliable incomes - waging holy...
ENJOY THE COLD AND DARK THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT IS NOW BLINDED TO THE DAMAGE IT DOES TO THE WORKING CLASS, ARGUES REPUBLICAN POLITICAL CONSULTANT DENNIS RODDY [Corrected 10/03/17]
The following CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION appeared on October 1, 2017. The Homer City Generation power plant in Indiana County recently emerged from its second bankruptcy in five years. On today's Page D-1, the article "Enjoy the Cold and Dark" gives an...
Forgotten Fruit Local Festival Celebrates the Pawpaw
The pungent, fruity aroma hits you even before you reach Edward and Alma Fincke's front steps in Emsworth. It's an exotic, tropical smell you can't quite put your finger on, especially on a brick street in a sleepy Pittsburgh suburb. Ripe bananas or...
Former Marine a Standout for Bloomsburg 30-Year-Old Team Captain Makes Most of a Second Chance at College Football
Eric Schwartz likes to say that his life is an open book.He's willing to tell anybody who asks about the past 12 years of his life. He just doesn't go around broadcasting it.That period of Schwartz's life ranges from poor choices made as a college freshman...
Freedom of Speech Cuts across the Field
What do you do when you see a loved one going a little bit nuts? I'm particularly concerned because that loved one is my country.Two events last weekend, both involving Pittsburgh football teams, brought varying degrees of controversy. The bombshell...
Freedom of Speech Cuts across the Field
What do you do when you see a loved one going a little bit nuts? I'm particularly concerned because that loved one is my country. Two events last weekend, both involving Pittsburgh football teams, brought varying degrees of controversy. The bombshell...
Gerry Dulac's Scouting Report
Key performers: QB Joe Flacco, RB Terrance West, RB Javorius Allen, WR Mike Wallace, WR Jeremy Maclin, TE Nick Boyle, G Marshall Yanda.Who's hot (or not): In what was probably the worst performance of his career, Flacco passed for only 28 yards, did...
Gerry Dulac's Scouting Report
STEELERS VS. RAVENS 1 p.m., M & T Stadium * TV: KDKA * Radio: WDVE-FM (102.5), WBGG-AM (970) ?and the Steelers Radio Network. * Favored: Steelers by 3.37: Points by which the Ravens lost last week to Jacksonville was their most...
Gerry Dulac's Week 4 for Forecast
Steelers (2-1) at Baltimore Ravens (2-1): 1 p.m. ... The Steelers have not had much luck against the Ravens, losing four of the past five. But, thanks to Antonio Brown's "Immaculate Extension.", they did win the most recent. They need all the help they...
Grandview Indeed! Mount Washington Condo Has It All
Mount Washington is known for having one of the greatest city views anywhere. It is the go-to place when taking a visitor on a city tour. But even the observation decks can't rival the view that Semsi Yilmaz has from his third-floor condominium at...
Ground Game Stuck in Neutral as Browne Lets It Fly for 4 Tds
Of Pitt's 69 rushing yards against Rice, 31 came from defensive backs Jordan Whitehead and Avonte Maddox. Safe to say the ground game is still struggling, even though the Panthers blew out Rice, 42-10, Saturday at Heinz Field. Of course, take away...
Hillary's Turn Hrc Weighs in on Her 2016 Loss to Donald Trump
In "What Happened," Hillary Rodham Clinton tries to explain why she lost the presidential election of 2016 without seeming bitter, defensive, or shifting blame away from herself. Her book contains an account of the extraordinarily divisive campaign,...
Hometown 'Ace' Pittsburgh's Bill Thaw Was a Daredevil Pilot during World War I and the First American to Experience Aerial Combat, Writes Jim Busch
A century ago, a new kind of hero was born in the skies of France during World War I.Brave men took to the air in rickety machines made of wood, wire and linen cloth to engage in one-on-one combat with their country's enemies. These "knights of the air"...
How Easy Is It to Skirt Pa. Gun Laws? a Rural Murder Case Officials: Suspects Not Allowed to Have Guns
FAWN GROVE, Pa. - In the middle of the night, Saybah Harris received a text message.It was a photo of an ambulance with a simple description: It's Foday, her only son.In September of last year, 31-year-old Foday Cheeks was shot several times in his southern...
I Believe Some of Your Best Friends Are Jewish the All-Powerful Jewish Lobby Has Convinced People That Believing Jews Are Evil Is Anti-Semitic. Jews Clearly Are Too Sensitive, Writes Columnist Bret Stephens
I believe Valerie Plame, the former CIA operative and fading liberal celebrity, when she says she missed the anti-Semitic "undercurrents" in an article she called "provocative, but thoughtful." I believe her when she says she "zeroed in on the neocon...
If You Carry Credit Card Debt, You Are Not Alone Survey: 28 Percent Don't Pay off Balances
More than a quarter of Americans - some 28 percent - say they carry balances on their credit cards from month to month, according to a new survey by Creditcards.com. Among those with card debt, 43 percent say they've had a revolving balance for at least...
If You Carry Credit Card Debt, You Are Not Alone Survey: 28 Percent Don't Pay off Balances
More than a quarter of Americans - some 28 percent - say they carry balances on their credit cards from month to month, according to a new survey by Creditcards.com. Among those with card debt, 43 percent say they've had a revolving balance for at...
'I ... like the Penguins' Chances' So Says Scotty Bowman, and Who Know More about Winners Than He?
The NHL is beginning its 101st season. Five coaches have won at least three consecutive Stanley Cups. Only one still is living."Hey, Scotty ? Fine, and you? ? Everything's good in Pittsburgh - Listen, I'm calling to see if you like the Penguins' chances...
In Wake of Equifax, Another Credit Bureau to Contact Expert: Checking Big 3 May Not Be Enough
When news broke about the colossal data breach at Equifax a few weeks ago, experts recommended that affected consumers help protect themselves from ID theft by freezing their credit reports at each of the three main credit bureaus. But there's a little-mentioned...
Job Hunters: Quality Tops Quantity When It Comes to Connections
Before online social networks came along, finding a job was often times a matter of who you knew. The digital age hasn't debunked that conventional wisdom. But it has deluded some into believing that having hundreds of connections on LinkedIn or other...
Larson Key as NASCAR Goes Young 25-Year-Old Is a Favorite to Win Cup Series Title
Kyle Larson has a busy day ahead of him.For now, he's climbing out of his car and peeling off his navy fire suit in the back of the garage at Chip Ganassi Racing. Next up: The barber shop, then McDonald's.But none of those errands are by chance. On Tuesday,...
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CLASSIFIED OBITUARIES AMENTA, Joseph S., Squirrel Hill ANDRISEVIC, Marie Josephine Genualdi BARRETT, Carol Ann BOHN, Margaret S. "Margi," Peters BRADY, Thomas A. Sr., Moon BUJALSKI, Frank H. "Rock," Lawrenceville BUSH, William H. Sr., Mount Washington...
LATEST DEATHS [Derived Headline]
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; call 412-263-1601 to suggest a news obituary. Classified...
Lobbyists, Donations Stay Aimed at Gas Tax
HARRISBURG - Over the last seven years, Pennsylvania lawmakers have introduced 67 bills calling for a tax on natural gas drilling companies.In nearly every instance, those measures have died without even a public hearing.Late last week, Republicans who...
Lobbyists, Donations Stay Aimed at Gas Tax
HARRISBURG - Over the last seven years, Pennsylvania lawmakers have introduced 67 bills to tax natural gas drilling companies. In nearly every instance, those measures have died. Supporters of a tax say few other interests have managed to thwart legislation...
Mcclement Cut; Rowney Likely to Be Fourth-Line Center
Who will center the Penguins' third and fourth lines gained significant clarity Saturday night, when the team announced it released Jay McClement from his professional tryout contract. McClement was in the mix, along with Carter Rowney, to serve as...
Missing Teen's Body Found in Charlotte
The body of a woman found in Charlotte, N.C., on Friday has been identified as that of a missing 19-year-old college student who had disappeared last week in the Virginia Beach area. Authorities said the human remains discovered behind a church in...
Newspapers in Pennsylvania Remain Invaluable Newspapers Are Healthier Than You Might Think: Eight of 10 Pennsylvania Adults Read Them in Print or Online, Reports Mark Cohen of the Pennsylvania News Media Association
Today marks the start of National Newspaper Week. It is a time to celebrate the impact newspapers have on their communities and to recognize the dedicated individuals who work diligently so that you, the reader, receive the news and information that...
On This Day, Oct.1
1860 The Prince of Wales, later Edward VII of the United Kingdom, was warmly greeted by Pittsburghers when he arrived at the Monongahela House for an overnight stay. He toured factories.1908 Henry Ford introduced his Model T automobile to the market.1937...
On This Day, Oct.1
1860: The Prince of Wales, later Edward VII of the United Kingdom, was warmly greeted by Pittsburghers when he arrived at the Monongahela House for an overnight stay. He toured factories. 1908: Henry Ford introduced his Model T automobile to the market....
Overnight French Toast Is Breafast Ready in an Instant
Everything about the Overnight French Toast is a treat.Layers of French or Italian bread and slices of banana are covered with cinnamon-perfumed custard and nuts. If that doesn't scream heaven, the caramel syrup at the bottom will, and so also the smell...
Pawpaw Bread
The super-short pawpaw season is upon us, and if you're lucky enough to find America's forgotten fruit (see story on SX2) at a farmers market, East End Co-op or in the wild, make the most of it! I had the good fortune to secure a handful from my sister's...
Penguins Preview 2017-18 Season
NHLNew YorkIslanders1980-83MLBNew YorkYankees1998-2000NFLGreen BayPackers*1965-67NBALos AngelesLakers2000-02College FootballMinnesotaGophers1934-36College BasketballUCLABruins1967-73SHOULDA,COULDA ...After winning the Stanley Cup in 1991 and 1992, the...
Penguins Preview 2017-18 Season
NHLNew YorkIslanders1980-83MLBNew YorkYankees1998-2000NFLGreen BayPackers*1965-67NBALos AngelesLakers2000-02College FootballMinnesotaGophers1934-36College BasketballUCLABruins1967-73SHOULDA,COULDA ...After winning the Stanley Cup in 1991 and 1992, the...
People on the Move
Associations & Organizations The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania appointed Keeshia Muhammad chief operating officer. John R. Gotaskie Jr., partner with Fox Rothschild LLP, was appointed a member of the American Bar...
Pirates 4, Nationals 1 Pirates Back Strong Outing from Taillon in Comeback
WASHINGTON - Jameson Taillon approached pitching coach Ray Searage, who was standing on the steps in the visitors dugout at Nationals Park, and bear-hugged him. Taillon had just turned in seven innings of one-run baseball against the Washington Nationals,...
Pizza Shop Owner Giving Away Flags, Hoping to Promote Unity Ken Miller Did Not Start Giving Away Flags at Hometown Homemade Pizza to Make a Statement _ and He Wasn't Commenting on Anyone's Protest
SHARPSVILLE, Pa. - Ken Miller did not start giving away flags at Hometown Homemade Pizza to make a statement - and he wasn't commenting on anyone's protest.He just wanted other people in his community - and anyone who was coming to pick up a pizza for...
Populism, Experience Republicans Should Stop Running Firebrands
On Tuesday, Republican voters in Alabama held a runoff primary to nominate a U.S. Senate candidate to replace Jeff Sessions, now the attorney general. The contest, which pitted challenger Roy Moore against incumbent Luther Strange, was - to say the least...
Purdue Coaching Great Tiller Dies at 74
For decades, Purdue has billed itself the "Cradle of Quarterbacks." No coach did more to maintain that reputation than Joe Tiller. The man who guided Drew Brees as a Boilermaker and was the school's winningest football coach, died Saturday of natural...
Put Down Your Devices, Have a Conversation and Get a Grip!
Scale and perspective helped us navigate the world since the dawn of mankind, but we seem to have lost both over the past few years, not only due to technical developments like GPS but in other aspects of our lives as well. We blame millennials for...
Pwsa Eyes Double-Digit Rate Increase for 2018 Water Bills Risk of System Failure High, Official Says
For years, households served by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority have paid less for water than many surrounding communities do.But that gap may narrow in 2018. PWSA is weighing a potential rate increase that would outpace this year's 13 percent...
Pwsa Eyes Double-Digit Rate Increase for 2018 Water Bills Risk of System Failure High, Official Says
For years, households served by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority have paid less for water than many surrounding communities do. But that gap may narrow in 2018. PWSA is weighing a potential rate increase that would outpace this year's 13 percent...
Rattler Making a Comeback? Massasauga Listed as Endangered in State
The massasauga rattlesnake, designated a federally threatened species last fall, has a tough path to slither, but it seems to be flourishing these days on the 20-acre relic prairie at the Jennings Environmental Education Center. Public sightings of...
Rattler Making a Comeback? Massasauga Listed as Endangered in State
The massasauga rattlesnake, designated a federally threatened species last fall, has a tough path to slither, but it seems to be flourishing these days on the 20-acre relic prairie at the Jennings Environmental Education Center.Public sightings of the...
Rb Barkley Dazzles in Psu's 45-14 Win Returns Kickoff, Passes for Scores
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Give Indiana credit. Lots of it, actually. For the second year in a row, the Hoosiers did an exceptional job of containing Penn State's Saquon Barkley when he carried the ball, limiting him to 56 net yards Saturday on 20 tries....
Reader Needs a Second Opinion on Dubious Issue
Dear Car Talk: The last time I replaced a water pump was because it leaked. That was 1979, in a 1973 Mercury Capri. My high-school boyfriend did the work in my parents' garage while I helped. I have never replaced a timing chain (or belt), and several...
Rooney Says Team Will Be on Field for Anthem
The Steelers acknowledged they bungled what they thought were good intentions to stay out of politics last Sunday in Chicago. They vow it won't happen Sunday in Baltimore, starting at the top. "I expect our team will be on the field like they were...
Salt of the (Scorched) Earth a Dystopian Tale of Disaster Tourism
"THE SALT LINE" By Holly Goddard Jones G.P. Putnam's Sons, $26"The Salt Line" opens with a group of wealthy adventure tourists learning what exactly they'll be facing when they venture beyond the vibrating wall meant to keep parasites at bay. ...
Shopping for a Little Advice Department Store Owners' Grandson Creates Program for Entrepreneurs
Jen Primack, a seamstress who recycles used T-shirts into custom clothing, pillows and other items, thought she had a deal to make quilts for a local school fundraiser. When officials canceled because the price was too high, Ms. Primack said she "felt...
Some Hunters Now Have More Options
It is not often that a new category of sporting arm becomes legal for hunting use in a section of Pennsylvania. Last week, two categories of guns got the OK in Allegheny County.At their Sept. 26 board meeting, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners...
Some Hunters Now Have More Options
It is not often that a new category of sporting arm becomes legal for hunting use in a section of Pennsylvania. Last week, two categories of guns got the OK in Allegheny County. At their Sept. 26 board meeting, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners...
Steelers (2-1) at Baltimore Ravens (2-1): 1 P.M. ... The. [Derived Headline]
Steelers (2-1) at Baltimore Ravens (2-1): 1 p.m. ... The Steelers have not had much luck against the Ravens, losing four of the past five. But, thanks to Antonio Brown's "Immaculate Extension.", they did win the most recent. They need all the help they...
Steelers, NFL Trying to Deal with Anthem Controversy
The Steelers were still in the process of losing in an overtime upset to the Bears in Chicago last Sunday when a smoldering backpack appeared on the sidewalk in front of their UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.Pittsburgh's arson unit was called out to investigate....
Steelers, NFL Trying to Deal with Anthem Controversy
The Steelers were still in the process of losing in an overtime upset to the Bears in Chicago last Sunday when a smoldering backpack appeared on the sidewalk in front of their UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. Pittsburgh's arson unit was called out to investigate....
Still Standing East Liberty's Enright Court Still Modest Success after Four Decades
Michael Turner was polishing his car one afternoon as children filed off the school bus into Enright Court. The 1970s-era enclave in East Liberty was quiet except for the muffled roar and knock of bulldozers behind a screened fence.The second phase of...
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SUNDAY8 p.m. on WQEDPoldark RevealedHighlighting the reboot of one of "Masterpiece's" most popular dramas, this special takes viewers behind the scenes of the production on location in Cornwall, England. Aidan Turner - who stars as Captain Ross Poldark...
The Arts Count a New Study Gives Amazon Food for Thought
As developers and commercial property owners scurried last week to propose Pittsburgh locations for Amazon's second headquarters, a new study showed something else that should help capture the progressive online retailer's interest - an arts scene...
The Challenge That Is 3 Another Season and Another Historical Quest Awaits These Penguins. Only This Time, It Is Not the Ghosts of the 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings That They Will Stare Down over the Course of a Long Winter and Spring, but That of the Early-1980s New York Islanders -- the Most Recent Franchise to Win Three Consecutive Stanley Cups
Sidney Crosby was 10 years old when the Detroit Red Wings raised the Stanley Cup for a second consecutive season in 1998, the Penguins captain idolizing Steve Yzerman for his leadership and stellar two-way play. As for the next bit of history the...
The Challenge That Is Another Season and Another Historical Quest Awaits These Penguins. Only This Time, It Is Not the Ghosts of the 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings That They Will Stare Down over the Course of a Long Winter and Spring, but That of the Early-1980s New York Islanders -- the Most Recent Franchise to Win Three Consecutive Stanley Cups
Sidney Crosby was 10 years old when the Detroit Red Wings raised the Stanley Cup for a second consecutive season in 1998, the Penguins captain idolizing Steve Yzerman for his leadership and stellar two-way play.As for the next bit of history the Penguins...
The Fleeting Feeling of Bipartisan Bliss Trump Talks with Democrats, Works with Republicans, but Is Mostly an Opportunist
MANCHESTER, N.H. The bipartisan moment has come, and gone, in Washington. Forget about the budget agreement President Donald J. Trump sculpted with Democratic leaders last month. Put aside the accord the president and Senate minority leader Chuck...
The Great Race Cities Standto Gain from Pitching Amazon, Even If They Don't Win
On Sept. 7, online retailer and web services provider Amazon put out the word that it needs a place to put a second, 50,000-employee, 8 million-square-foot headquarters. Before the day was out, the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. said it would...
The Great Race Cities Standto Gain from Pitching Amazon, Even If They Don't Win
On Sept. 7, online retailer and web services provider Amazon put out the word that it needs a place to put a second, 50,000-employee, 8 million-square-foot headquarters. Before the day was out, the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. said it...
The Return Back Where He Belongs Kris Letang's Pain at Not Being Able to Play in the Run to the Stanley Cup Last Season Manifested Itself on Multiple Levels
During last season's playoff run, Kris Letang found himself in a new role. The Penguins defenseman, ruled out for the entire postseason following surgery to correct a herniated disc in his neck, served essentially as a pseudo-coach, working with the...
The System
Establishing continuity from Wheeling to Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh has been one of many keys to the Penguins' success. The past two Stanley Cup runs have featured a bevy of injuries the big club has had to endure, and having players successfully transition...
The System It:s All about Commonality, Verbiage and a Good Cigar
Establishing continuity from Wheeling to Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh has been one of many keys to the Penguins' success. The past two Stanley Cup runs have featured a bevy of injuries the big club has had to endure, and having players successfully transition...
Title: Justice for All Justice for All
ACROSS1 "Thus with a kiss I die" speaker6 Made no mistakes on10 Some religious artworks16 Distant17 Raton, Fla.18 Comedian Aziz19 Landmark achievement of 45/47-Across22 One-customer connectors23 Dole (out)24 Utmost: abbr.25 Fall behind26 Crunchy munchie29...
Tradition Links Sports, Patriotism Nfl: The Ratings
For decades, it's been an integral part of the American sporting experience. Before Super Bowls, before boxing matches, before high school soccer games, we are supposed to stand, remove our hats and sing the national anthem. When it comes to sports,...
Walleye Questions, Walleye Answers Fishing Groups Are Recruited to Contribute to Walleye Research
ERIE- I tried worm harnesses, shiny spoons and plugs. We adjusted my Dipsy and lowered the downrigger. No matter what we tried, Ron Milavec of Upper St. Clair and I could not figure out why he was catching bigger walleye on his side of the boat. "Ha!...
Walleye Questions, Walleye Answers Fishing Groups Recruited to Contribute to Walleye Research
ERIE- I tried worm harnesses, shiny spoons and plugs. We adjusted my Dipsy and lowered the downrigger. No matter what we tried, Ron Milavec of Upper St. Clair and I could not figure out why he was catching bigger walleye on his side of the boat."Ha!...
Want Fries with That? Tell the Kiosk
When sisters Adrienne Woncheck and Jacqueline Casarcia walked into a McDonald's on McKnight Road Wednesday to redeem some coupons, they initially got in line behind a cashier. Within a few seconds, they were ushered over to a new touch-screen kiosk,...
What's Up with All the Revivals and Reboots?
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.: Why are the networks bringing back old shows like "Will & Grace," "Roseanne"...
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