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Articles from August 10, 2016

Affordable Housing Fund Won't Be on Nov. Ballot Here
A referendum on whether to create a Pittsburgh affordable housing trust fund will not appear on the November ballot. Despite gathering more than 13,000 signatures in support of a ballot initiative for Pittsburgh residents to vote on this fall, organizers...
Airline Aims to See If New Route Will Fly Southern Evaluating Pit-Latrobe Connection
Mark Cestari describes the drive between Latrobe and Pittsburgh as "horrific." He thinks there's a better way - by air. Mr. Cestari and his company, Southern Airways Express, are evaluating the feasibility of starting nonstop service between Arnold...
Alaska Wolf Pack Vanishes
For decades, the wolves of the storied East Fork pack were beloved by researchers and tourists alike at Alaska's Denali National Park. They frequented the park's entrance and roads and became the stars of hundreds of thousands of family vacation photos....
Archers Will Cull Deer Again in Mt. Lebanon
Mt. Lebanon commissioners Tuesday approved the continuation of a controversial deer culling program. Late last year and early this year, a controlled archery and sharpshooting hunt removed more than 200 white-tailed deer as part of an effort to reduce...
BUSINESS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
Oakland company partners on radiation sickness treatment Specialty pharmaceutical company Qrono Inc. of Oakland is partnering with a California company to make a long-acting injectable treatment for radiation sickness. Santa Barbara, Calif.-based...
CDC Awards Pitt Team $5.5M for Flu Work Researchers Help Craft Annual Virus Vaccine
A Pittsburgh research team that helps shape the annual flu vaccines has landed a $5.5 million federal grant to continue the work, at least for five more years. The award renewal from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stems from...
Colombia Deports 1,350 Migrants
BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia has deported more than 1,350 undocumented migrants in recent days - many of them Cubans trying to reach the United States - as the Andean nation becomes the latest to crack down on human smuggling. Colombia's Foreign Ministry...
Delta's Debacle Customers Get Tepid Apologies from Major Glitch
Its operations paralyzed by a major power failure, Delta canceled about 1,000 flights Monday and 500 Tuesday while delaying hundreds of others. The delays and cancellations inconvenienced thousands of passengers, some of whom were kept from important...
Eat, Drink and Be Merry in the Great Outdoors
CBS Radio has organized a series of events around the "eat.drink" theme, but this weekend's will be the first time it is held outdoors. Both "eat. drink. PITTSBURGH" at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh hotel, Downtown, and "eat. drink. WESTMORELAND" were...
Fast Frenemies Turkey and Russia Find Reason to Make Nice
The meeting in St. Petersburg of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan represents, unfortunately, a setback for U.S. interests in general. The two large, neighboring countries are intrinsically important and occupy...
First of Two Joint Practices with Detroit Goes Smoothly
Unlike some joint practices that have been punctuated by fights and brawls among NFL teams, coach Mike Tomlin was more than satisfied that the Steelers and Detroit Lions performed like professionals in the first of their two joint practices at Saint...
Glasnow Nears Rehab Start
Tyler Glasnow took another step toward a rehab assignment when he completed a three-inning simulated game at PNC Park Tuesday. Glasnow, a 22-year-old right-handed starter, is on the 15-day disabled list because of shoulder soreness. He threw 50 pitches...
Got Feedback? Don't Delay Firms Say 'Agile Performance Management' Is an Effective Tool
Feedback done well can stitch an organization together. Yet few companies do it well. That may explain why more than four-fifths of firms are ditching standard year-end performance reviews and ratings, including Goldman Sachs and - just last month...
Halsey Takes Pittsburgh to the Badlands
Fans were lined up around three corners of Stage AE hours before Halsey brought her Badlands tour to Pittsburgh, and some even camped out overnight.The crowd finished filling in to the North Shore venue as opening band Oh Wonder began its set. The London-based...
Hamlet Lays out Transition Plans City Schools Chief Will Lead Review of District Operations
Anthony Hamlet, the new superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, unveiled a 90-day transition plan Tuesday that draws on national education experts and local feedback and includes a wide-ranging review of the state of the district. In a presentation...
Hayden: Trump Response to Gop Letter No Surprise
Former CIA Director Michael V. Hayden on Tuesday evening defended his part in an open letter calling Donald J. Trump unfit to be president and said the Republican candidate's dismissive response came as no surprise. "We know it cuts both ways," Gen....
Hurdle Facing Different Challenges in This Team
Watching his glub-glubbing Pirates trying to tread water against the perfectly dreadful San Diego Padres for most of Tuesday night could not have been pleasant for Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, but then precious little about 2016 has been. In fact,...
Ice Cream from the Garden Vegetable Ice Creams Are Sweet, Easy and of the Season
Ice cream is a sweet treat that is easy to fall in love with, and it tastes all the more heavenly in summer, when hot days and humid nights beg for something cool on the tongue. And if you churn it yourself, that's really something to scream about....
Kfc Picks Pittsburgh to Test Its Georgia Gold
Pittsburgh meets the gold standard. Kentucky Fried Chicken has chosen the city, along with Mobile, Ala., to test its new Georgia Gold fried chicken. The regionally inspired fried chicken creation draws its flavors from Georgia and South Carolina,...
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; call 412-263-1601 to suggest a news obituary. Classified obituaries...
Luck of the Dna: My Eyes Are Smiling
Whenever Bing Crosby used to croon: "If you ever go across the sea to Ireland ." I had to take his word for it. Sadly, I had never been, this despite my dear old Australian-born mother being of Irish stock. Dad was every ounce an Englishman, although...
Maher Installation Opens at Mattress Factory
An opening reception for "A Second Home," an installation by Dennis Maher, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Mattress Factory, North Side. The work occupies three floors of the museum's 516 Sampsonia Way galleries. Mr. Maher is an artist,...
Mayor Urges Pwsa Changes 'Culture Shift' Needed, He Says
Saying a "culture shift" is in order at the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Mayor Bill Peduto and his chief of staff said Tuesday that they retain confidence in that agency's board but are insisting that it move quickly to fully vet and hire...
Messy 'Get Down' Confounds
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The ambitious Netflix drama series "The Get Down," available via the streaming service beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday, has its excellent musical moments and winning performances from a young cast of newcomers, but too often it's...
Mon-Fayette's Final Route Presented Turnpike Commission Updates Toll Road Plans
Kirk Hagerty of West Mifflin figures that come spring, he will have to begin looking for a new place to call home. He found out Tuesday night what he had long suspected: If the proposed Mon-Fayette Expressway is built, the home the contractor built...
New Superintendent Will Have Just 2 Schools to Oversee Wilkinsburg Hires Former Baltimore Administrator
A former administrator from the Baltimore City Public Schools has been named superintendent of the Wilkinsburg school district. The school board Tuesday unanimously approved a three-year contract with a starting annual salary of $120,000 for Linda...
Panthers Guard Back, Fully Healthy
Last season was one of transition for Alex Officer, from adjusting to a new coaching staff at Pitt to undergoing a move on the offensive line, from center to right guard. An injury at the end of last season presented him with a different kind of...
Panthers' New Mantra Reflects Ambition for Upcoming Season Team Targets Division Title, Championship Berth as Ultimate Goal
Painted on the concrete walkway outside of Pitt's UPMC Rooney Sports Complex is a gold-lettered message - stating "THE PURSUIT" - surrounded by a blue background, with the athletic department's revamped script logo beneath it. The sign, by design,...
Pence Makes Case for Trump Supporters Hoping Vp's Low-Key Style Balances the Ticket
Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence described himself as "kind of a B-list celebrity" during a campaign stop in Pittsburgh Tuesday night. But while the Indiana governor drew just roughly 200 people to the fifth floor of the Senator John...
'Peribanez' Captivates
Something old and something new: Quantum Theatre's shows are rarely conventional or predictable, but Lope de Vega's "Peribanez" plays with conventions in surprising ways, while its ending is bound to catch you by surprise. Is it a comedy or something...
Pirates 6, Padres 4 Polanco Big Hit in Return Raps Tiebreaking, Three-Run Homer in Cleanup Debut
During the weekend series against the Cincinnati Reds, manager Clint Hurdle changed the lineup, and the tweaks continued Tuesday. For the fourth game in a row, Josh Harrison led off, Starling Marte hit second and John Jaso dropped to sixth. Tuesday,...
Price Is Right for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner for a Week
Pittsburgh Restaurant Week returns for its 10th edition, starting Monday and running through Sunday. Organized by Brian McCollum and Pittsburgh Restaurant Week, the event is held in summer and winter and offers special dining deals and prix fixe menus...
Rabid Coyote Shot, Killed after Biting Man in Lincoln
A coyote that tested positive for rabies was shot and killed hours after it bit a man Monday night in Lincoln Borough, according to the Allegheny County Health Department.The coyote was shot Tuesday by officers with the Lincoln Police Department, the...
Redirect Mon-Fayette Funds to Penndot
In his Aug. 7 letter to the editor ("Support the Expansion of Mon Valley/Fayette Expressway? Let Them Know"), Joseph P. Kirk recommended that people submit their comments and opinions about the worthiness of the proposed completion of the Mon-Fayette...
Re:new Launches Sept. 10 Festival Focuses on Creative Reuse
An amplified musical gas can and an elaborate outfit made of recycled materials heralded an upcoming festival that will focus on themes of creative reuse, sustainability and transformation at a Downtown news conference Tuesday. The Re:NEW Festival...
RIO 2016 / DAILY REPORT [Derived Headline]
ON TODAY'S SCHEDULE Highlights of the day ahead in Rio:WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: The United States, captained by Hopewell's Christa Harmotto Dietzen, and Serbia are both 2-0 in Group B ? the only unbeatens remaining. They meet for the inside track to carry...
RIO 2016 / THE MEDALS TABLE [Derived Headline]
THE MEDALS TABLE Complete medal standings Tuesday:COUNTRY..........G....S.....B....TOT United States....9....8.....9..,..26 China............8....3.....6..,..17 Japan............3....1....10.,...14 Russia...........3....6.....3.....12 ...
RIO 2016 / THE STARTING LINE [Derived Headline]
MEDAL RACE Through Tuesday (15 of 15 events)COUNTRY..........G....S.....B....TOT United States....9....8.....9.....26 China............8....3.....6.....17 Japan............3....1....10.....14HOT LINES MISSING IN ACTION: If you were wondering what...
Robert Page April 27, 1927 - Aug. 7, 2016 Renowned Choral Conductor Was A'giant'
For all of conductor Robert Page's accolades, there may be no better example of his prowess in choral music than this: He improved a Robert Shaw choir. That would be the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. The illustrious Mr. Shaw had left a few years before...
Rookie Corner Sits Again First-Rounder Burns Held out, Further Thinning Defensive Backfield
Rookie Artie Burns missed yet another practice Tuesday with his new teammates, and somehow the Steelers do not seem ready to push the cornerback panic button. Today could be a different story, once they start really seeing what they do not have...
Square Watermelons Are Novel but Costly, Labor-Intensive
The following CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION appeared on August 12, 2016.Susanna Meyer's name was misspelled in a story Wednesday about square watermelons.Since the dawn of time there has been an unspoken rule: When nature is inconvenient, humanity will try...
Study Looks at NCAA Penalties
A study of NCAA Division I major infractions cases from 1953 to 2014 shows big-money sports football and men's basketball were involved in 83 percent of the cases. It also found that probation and public reprimand and censure were the most common penalties....
The Brothers Bacon Kevin Bacon Hits the Musical Road with Brother Michael
We've seen winning performances from him in such classic films as "Diner," "Footloose" and "A Few Good Men," but it could have been a different story for Kevin Bacon had he followed the other track. "I knew I wanted to be rich and famous and get girls,"...
The Future Is the City Making Metro Areas Function Is the Challenge of the Century
Urbanization, or the ineluctable movement of people to cities and its meaning for the allocation of our resources, is perhaps the biggest challenge the world faces in 2016. I just spent a week at the Chautauqua Institution in upstate New York, where...
The Great Unflossing If You Floss, Ignore the Latest Debunking Study
Most of us were told from a very early age to brush our teeth and to floss daily. But, truth be revealed, most of us have not flossed with regularity and feel a twinge of guilt when grilled by the dentist. So, for some, it was sweet vindication to...
The Trump Conundrum He Struggles to Stay on Focus. Still, Media Treat Him Unfairly
By taking his eye off the ball and losing focus, Donald Trump seems to have proved his many enemies in the media right: Someone this undisciplined could not handle the presidency.But by piling on Mr. Trump and abandoning the standards of fairness and...
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