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Articles from February 4, 2018

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MONDAYChamber Music Pittsburgh presents the Diaz Trio in concert at 7:30 p.m. at Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The trio includes Andres Cardenes, former concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, violist Roberto Diaz and cellist...
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MONDAYChamber Music Pittsburgh presents the Diaz Trio in concert at 7:30 p.m. at Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The trio includes Andres Cardenes, former concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, violist Roberto Diaz and cellist...
A Home for Art Two Troy Hill Houses Are Turned into Massive Installations
With an inviting swing on the front porch, a three-story yellow-brick house on Rialto Street looks like any other home in Troy Hill.But cross the threshold and you find otherworldly interiors that are fanciful, playful, spooky and even surreal. In the...
A Life Ends Tragically, and What Might Have Been Athletic Trainer Lived in Fraternity House
Those who have viewed the 12 hours of video surveillance that show the slow and painful death of Tim Piazza that resulted from what happened the night of Feb. 2 and Feb. 3, 2017, say it is horrifying to watch.As the heavily intoxicated 19-year-old sophomore...
A Life Ends Tragically, and What Might Have Been Penn State Death Shocked the Nation
At 19 years old -his life seemingly still before him - Timothy Piazza entered a familiar destination and the last he would live to see, a dwelling near Penn State University distinguished less by its Tudor Revival brick construction than three Greek...
"All That Dynasty Stuff . Doesn't Matter to Me," Eagles ... [Derived Headline]
"All that dynasty stuff . doesn't matter to me," Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery said here Wednesday. "I'm not worried about their dynasty."Steelers fans are. The franchise takes pride in its status as the gold standard in Super Bowls. They previously...
Amazon Is Already a Big Employer in Pennsylvania
Should Pittsburgh or Philadelphia land Amazon's second headquarters, it would be the capstone - and a big one at that - to the company's rapid growth in Pennsylvania.Even without putting a second headquarters here, the Seattle e-commerce giant has built...
Amazon Is Already a Big Employer in Pennsylvania
Should Pittsburgh or Philadelphia land Amazon's second headquarters, it would be the capstone - and a big one at that - to the company's rapid growth in Pennsylvania.Even without putting a second headquarters here, the Seattle e-commerce giant has built...
A Seven-Step Plan for Ending the Opioid Crisis More Treatment. Stronger Oversight. and above All, Bolder Leadership, Says Michael R. Bloomberg
The opioid epidemic is now a full-blown national crisis, yet the federal government continues to dawdle. President Donald Trump declared opioid addiction a public health emergency, and he talks a tough game. But he has not taken forceful action. If he...
A Trip Back to 'Smoketown' a Fascinating Journey into the Hill District's Glorious Past
Few seasoned Pittsburghers of any color need to be told what the city's Hill District was most famous for in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.It was jazz and baseball.Yet as Mark Whitaker easily proves in "Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black...
A Winter Wildlife Buffet How to Create a Successful Food Plot
When the mercury plunges below zero and crusty snow covers the ground, many homeowners worry about the safety of the wildlife they enjoy watching throughout the year. Ecologists remind them annually that deer, birds and squirrels can generally take care...
Book Captures Hearth of White House Kitchen
Ever since the days of George Washington, presidential foodways have been one of joy and pain, indulgence and deprivation, and in the middle of it all there has usually been an African-American who has been invariably a cook.The cook/chef not only bonded...
Braised Cabbage
If you think of cabbage as a side dish to corned beef or ham this recipe will open your eyes to the notion of serving this nutritious vegetable aside just about anything.½ large cabbage, cored and sliced into wedges about 2 inches wide at the outermost...
Burrell Makes It 12 in a Row
It's 12 and counting for the Burrell High School wrestling team. And there's no sign of it ending any time soon.The Buccaneers continued their domination of Class 2A by winning a 12th consecutive WPIAL team tournament title Saturday at Chartiers-Houston...
Christians Persevere through Egypt's Tensions Country Changed but Troubles Remain
Egyptians massed in Tahrir Square in 2011 calling for the ouster of their president of 30 years, Hosni Mubarak, a pro-democracy uprising dubbed the Arab Spring.In the seven years since, Egyptians are still working through the challenges of religious...
Classic Cheese Fondue
Fondue is meant to be smooth and creamy. So resist the urge to dump cheese all in at one time - you want it to melt slowly, while stirring constantly. Serve warm with an assortment of bite-sized dipping foods such as chunks of crusty bread, slices of...
Clergy Get Advice on Handling Ethical Dilemmas
Nearly 200 United Methodist ministers crowded into a sanctuary Monday for a daylong training session in clergy ethics - one that was long-planned but that took on new urgency in the era of #MeToo and its ecclesiastical counterpart, #ChurchToo.Through...
Coach K Blasts Duke after Loss Says Showing Was 'Disgusting'
That's two losses in three games for No. 4-ranked Duke - and this one to a team that hadn't won since Christmas. No wonder coach Mike Krzyzewski called it a "disgusting" performance.Shamorie Ponds scored 33 points and St. John's stunned the Blue Devils...
Cuddle Time
ACROSS1 Tummy muscles4 Biblical verb suffix7 Peeper protector13 Food-thickening agent17 Slangy "sweetie"18 Low grade19 Oft-fried food20 Daly of "Cagney & Lacey"21 Pinball parlors23 Event during which 35-Across refused to take a rigged, "unsportsmanlike"...
Cwd Q&a Coming to Monroeville
Since January 2017, the number of wild deer confirmed to have chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania has doubled. The bad news gets worse."Last year we sampled about 5,700 and ended with a total of 25 [cases] outside of deer farms," said Wayne...
Cwd Q&a Coming to Monroeville
Since January 2017, the number of wild deer confirmed to have chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania has doubled. The bad news gets worse."Last year we sampled about 5,700 and ended with a total of 25 [cases] outside of deer farms," said Wayne...
Doesn't Realize the Little Running Back out of Albany, N.Y. ... [Derived Headline]
doesn't realize the little running back out of Albany, N.Y. is as likely to play the hero as anyone in uniform.Now 27, he still smiles most readily recalling his days at Pitt, where he was the fourth leading rusher in school history despite leaving after...
Early Deaths for Sunday, February 4, 2018
CLASSIFIED OBITUARIESACKLESON, Geraldine F. Pupich, formerly MorningsideALESKI, Carol L., Mechanicsburg, Cumberland CountyBUCKLEY, Blanche Caron, O'HaraBURIN, Ruth E., Tucson, Ariz.CUNNINGHAM, Ruth E., Penn HillsDEER, John E., PlumDeFILIPPO, Agnes McLaughlin,...
Eight Get Hall Call Faneca, Law Fall Short; Moss, Lewis and Urlacher Make It on First Try
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - There will be no Pittsburgh connection in the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class.Former Steelers guard Alan Faneca and cornerback Ty Law of Aliquippa were not elected in the vote that took place here Saturday.Faneca did make progress,...
Ex-Penguins D Explains Decision to Donate Brain
NEWARK, N.J. - Roughly two months ago, former Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy became the first active NHL player to say he will donate his brain to CTE research.Lovejoy, now with New Jersey, made the decision for many reasons, but one of the biggest...
Ex-Workers at U.S. Steel Amend Suit, Target Role of Former Top Lawyer
A lawsuit alleging that U.S. Steel shortchanged about 200 former nonunion U.S. Steel employees on incentive pay after they were let go in 2014 now charges that former general counsel Suzanne Rich Folsom was part of the plan to do that.The amended complaint,...
For a Perfect Pot of Fondue
* Start with a heavy-bottomed pot, preferably a glazed ceramic fondue pot or a cast-iron pot that's enameled. A double boiler will work as well, as it will allow you to heat the cheese with boiling water rather than directly over the flame. To serve,...
Fraternity Death Shocked Nation a Year after Tragedy at Penn State Was Caught on Video, Impact Is Still Felt
At 19 years old -his life seemingly still before him - Timothy Piazza entered a familiar destination and the last he would live to see, a dwelling near Penn State University distinguished less by its Tudor Revival brick construction than three Greek...
Griffin Has Created a Fan Buzz Sales and Revenue Are Up after Trade
The Detroit Pistons want to make a few things clear.The move from The Palace of Auburn Hills to Little Caesars Arena in town has been a success, according to franchise representatives.Ticket sales are up.Revenue is up.But with the organization deep in...
He Drew the Pittsburgh That Stays with You
It's almost sure you've seen Nevin Robinson's work even if you don't know his name. His pen-and-ink prints hang in offices, restaurants, living rooms and man caves for miles around.Tens of thousands of them are framed out there, yet all are variations...
Hitchcock in Harlem a Fun, but Forgettable Female-Centered Thriller
It's that unenviable time of the year: Christmas is over, and now we face what feels like an interminable wheel of snow, melt and snow again.This is the perfect time for escapist entertainment - particularly if you're snowed in and need to know that...
HIV-Positive Man Set for Deportation
MIRAMAR, Fla. - A Venezuelan man living in Florida fears that his days are numbered. He has HIV. And he has been deported.Ricardo Querales, 43, showed up in mid-January at the headquarters of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement to comply with a supervision...
Hockey Still Is Main Attraction despite No Nhl Players, Intrigue There
For many traditional sports fans who do not have a taste for figure skating, snowboarding, biathlon and the like, men's hockey long has been the prime attraction of the Winter Olympics.That was especially true in the 20 years that NHL players took part....
Honoring Head of Famous Hair Gamble, Who Sported Huge Afro, Dies
The first thing many thought of upon the death of longtime major leaguer Oscar Gamble this past week was of one thing: His hair. While he hit 200 home runs in his 17-year career, he also had one of baseball's most well-known Afros of the 1970s and '80s....
Hot Rocks Valley of Fire Burns in the Imagination
OVERTON, Nev. - As the Las Vegas Strip dissolves like a mirage in the rearview mirror, the desert landscape and purple mountains come into view. It's so captivating you just want to pull over and be in it, not drive through it. The good news is you can...
How a Legend Earned His Theme One Man's CD Collection and Some Fortunate Timing Gave Trevor Hoffman His Famous, Loud Entrance Song
SAN DIEGO -As soon as the words tumbled out of Trevor Hoffman's mouth like one of those wicked change-ups that shaped his career, Chip Bowers buckled a bit, too.The MLB Network interview shined some light into a corner of the closer's baseball road now...
Is the End near for 'Ncis'
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: Is the curtain coming down on "NCIS"? First Michael Weatherly left, then the woman who...
Kentucky Could Have Void of One-and-Dones in 2019
Before John Calipari took the job, Kentucky was one of the few elite college basketball programs that had never had a freshman leave early for the NBA.In the nearly nine years since, Kentucky has had at least two one-and-done players in every class -starting...
Late 3-Pointer Leads to Heartbreaking Defeat
It doesn't matter to coach Keith Dambrot if the NBA's most valuable player is on the court.Duquesne's defense allowing St. Bonaventure guard Jaylen Adams 40 points, seven assists and a 3-pointer with five seconds left, sealing the Bonnies' 84-81 win...
Late Deaths for Sunday, February 4, 2018
CLASSIFIED OBITUARIESACKKLESON, Geraldine F. Pupich, formerly MorningsideALESKI, Carol L., Mechanicsburg, Cumberland CountyBENDER, John R. Jr., Avon, OhioBOCKSTOCE, Dolores E. "Dee," Castle ShannonBUBAN, Karen M.BUCKLEY, Blanche Caron, O'HaraBURIN, Ruth...
Longtime Presbyterian Minister Jan. 11, 1915 - Jan. 29, 2018
His ministry spanned three-quarters of a century - from his first post as an assistant pastor in Wilkinsburg to his final years visiting nursing homes near his home in Peters, greeting and praying for elderly residents who often were younger than he...
Meet Revtown, a Denim Brand on a Mission Stylebook Snapshot
There's a new clothing brand in the 'Burgh on a mission to create the most comfortable, versatile jeans on the market.Sound ambitious? Revtown and its team believe they're up to the challenge.It launched its first denim styles for men, along with coordinating...
Melted Comfort Hot Cheese Fondue Is a Slam Dunk for Winter Gatherings
Raise your hand if this sounds familiar.You manage to get a decent dinner onto the table. But instead of your family kicking back with tales of the day's adventures as they savor every bite, it's a race to see who can finish the fastest. Maybe the siren...
National Energry Lab in Step with Trump's Policy, Say Leaders
A nerdier room has seldom been assembled in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.In the middle of it was Steven Winberg, native son and high-ranking official in the U.S. Department of Energy, drinking it in."This is going to be huge," he said, speeding past...
North Korea Evades Sanctions
NEW YORK -- North Korea received almost $200 million from January to September 2017 from exports of coal, iron, steel and other commodities banned under United Nations Security Council resolutions meant to crack down on Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions,...
Orpheus in Albania a Surreal Journey into Eastern Europe
Throughout his 50-year literary career, Ismail Kadare has invoked legends to underscore his critiques of communism, both in his native Albania, which was under communist rule from 1945 to 1991, and elsewhere. In "Twilight of the Eastern Gods," he used...
Overnight Pulled Pork
You can put the pork in the oven before bed and it'll be done when you awaken!1 (3- to 5-pound) bone-in pork shoulder2 smoked ham hocks1 cup cider vinegar¼ cup packed brown sugar2 tablespoons tomato paste1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce (optional)2 teaspoons...
Picking Right Tomato for Your Summer Garden
Although the snow is blowing, it's not too early to plan your summer tomato garden. Review catalog offerings, seek out reviews from fellow gardeners and consider which ones performed well last season. Select cultivars you'll enjoy eating fresh and preserving.Since...
Pittsburgh's Paul Luc Creates an Americana Gem in Nashville
The hype for Paul Luc's new album, "Bad Seed," got off to a promising, if puzzling, start when the Pittsburgh singer-songwriter appeared last month as the lead artist on a Rolling Stone list of "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know."With a striking...
Playing with Fire Giving North Korea a 'Bloody Nose' Risks Hurting the U.S., Says Victor Cha
North Korea, if not stopped, will build an arsenal with multiple nuclear missiles meant to threaten the U.S. and blackmail us into abandoning allies in Asia. North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un will sell these weapons to state and nonstate actors, and...
Put Away the Whipsaw the Amazon Bid Frenzy Shows Need for Control
It's unlikely that the 20 cities still competing for Amazon's second headquarters will soften their courtship of a company that's dangling a $5 billion investment and the possibility of 50,000 jobs. However, urban affairs expert Richard Florida's call...
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SATURDAYBOYS BASKETBALLWPIAL CLASS 4ASECTION 1Deer Lakes 43, Valley 41 (OT)High Scorers: (V) Deonte Ross 17. (DL) Jake Kelly 11.TOURNAMENTSHOOPS FOR A CUREAt Sewickley AcademyWestinghouse 52, Eden Christian 48High scorers: (W) James Ellis 23. (EC) Chase...
Session Teaches Clergy How to Handle Ethical Dilemmas Clergy Learn How to Navigate Ethical Dilemmas at Session United Methodists Hold Daylong Training
Nearly 200 United Methodist ministers crowded into a sanctuary Monday for a daylong training session in clergy ethics - one that was long-planned but that took on new urgency in the era of #MeToo and its ecclesiastical counterpart, #ChurchToo.Through...
Sound of Home: Film Tells 'Greatest Jazz Stories Never Told'
To many people, Pittsburgh's Lower Hill District was a 20th-century ghetto. To Chuck Spatafore, who played drums in many of the neighborhood's 30 night spots, it was paradise.His audiences included athletes, well-dressed couples on dates and numbers...
State Project to Revamp Ohiopyle Rankles Some Residents, Businesses They Are Complaining about Lack of Input
OHIOPYLE, Pa. - Generally, February is a slow time in Ohiopyle, the tiny Fayette County borough tucked in the Laurel Highlands on Route 381 along the Youghiogheny River.The area is best known for warm-weather activities like white-water rafting and biking...
Striking out the Chief Banishing 'Chief Wahoo' Is Right Call in Cleveland
After more than 75 years, the Cleveland Indians have decided to retire the controversial Chief Wahoo logo at the start of the 2019 season, much to the betterment of Major League Baseball, sports and our common culture.The Chief Wahoo icon has been a...
Subsidy's End Would Raise Some Water Rates Pwsa Changes Could Sever Water Subsidy for South, West Pittsburgh Neighborhoods Panel Suggests Cutting Discount to Shore Up Finances at Pwsa
Thousands of households in Pittsburgh's south and west neighborhoods could face higher water bills as the city shores up its biggest water utility.For more than 40 years, families and businesses from Fairywood and Sheraden southeast to New Homestead...
Subsidy's End Would Raise Water Rates for Some Panel Suggests Shoring Up Finances at Pwsa by Ending Payments to Private Water Firm
Thousands of households in Pittsburgh's south and west neighborhoods could face higher water bills as the city shores up its biggest water utility.For more than 40 years, families and businesses from Fairywood and Sheraden southeast to New Homestead...
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SUNDAYNoon on HALLKitten Bowl VA diverse assortment of young felines who were displaced yet rescued from the country's recent spate of natural disasters makes up the key players in this year's edition of one of TV's most popular programming events designed...
Tainted Art Allegations of Sexual Harassment in Hollywood Have Forced Me to Swear off Some of the Industry's Brightest Lights, Writes Josh Axelrod
The movie I most anticipated last year wasn't "Wonder Woman," "The Last Jedi" or some other blockbuster. I most looked forward to the film adaptation of one of my favorite books, "The Disaster Artist," which chronicles the making of what is possibly...
Tar Heels Hand Pitt Record Loss Eleventh Defeat in Row Sets Mark; Still Winless in Acc
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Cameron Johnson's contentious and well-publicized transfer last year from Pitt to North Carolina harmed the Panthers from an optics standpoint, as a promising and much-improved local product - the son of a former Pitt player, no less...
Thanks to Innovations in Car Tech, It's a Good Time to Be a Senior Driver
Dear Car Talk:You recently answered a question from another 83-year-old woman who asked about upgrading her car for a newer Subaru with more safety features. I just want to second your advice. I took your suggestion and bought a new car with such features,...
Thank You, Forbes Hospice, for Being There the Closing of the Hospice Inpatient Unit Is a Great Loss for Our Community and for Those Who Need Loving Care as They Face the Greatest Loss There Is, Writes Nurse Rachel Walton
Turning left off the elevator on the eighth floor and walking through the wide swinging doors on the way to visit their loved one, a husband, wife, daughter, son, brother or sister knew that this was a different kind of place. A place dedicated to something...
The Future of Fossil Fuels and the Doe
After reading the article about Steve Winberg, the Department of Energy assistant secretary for fossil energy, and his visit to theNational Energy Technology Laboratory (Jan. 25, "National Energy Technology Laboratory in Step With Trump Policy, Its Leaders...
The Super Bowl Clash of the Cultures the Rivalry between Philadelphia and Boston, Ongoing Long before Football Was a Thing
Last month, the Rev. Peter M. Donahue, the president of Villanova University on Philadelphia's Main Line, insisted that the organist play "On Eagle's Wings" at Mass before the NFL conference championship game.This did not escape the attention of John...
The Trouble with President Zeman from the Czech Republic, a Warning for Our Midterms: The Russians Are Still Meddling
He isn't the country's most important politician. In the Czech Republic, as in many European countries, the prime minister is far more powerful than the president. Nevertheless, the Czech president represents his country abroad, speaks on its behalf...
Tiger Time Exceptional Fishing for an Unexpected Species a Bonus on a Familiar Stream
For Jeff Coles of North Huntingdon, Westmoreland County, fishing is more than a hobby. A busy purchasing engineer for a manufacturing company, he calls his weekends on the water "an escape.""It's a critical part of keeping my sanity," he said. "In the...
Tiny Dancers
Dance teams from 10 Pittsburgh area schools do the tango as they compete in the Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh competition Saturday in Squirrel Hill. Students were judged on their performance in the merengue, foxtrot, rumba, tango and swing dances.CAPTION:...
Wagner, Turzai Battle for Gop Support Endorsement Sought in Governor's Race
State Sen. Scott Wagner came to his rivals' political backyard Saturday and emerged with a big win in his run for governor. By day's end he appeared to have claimed the support of the majority of party leaders.In a straw poll held in Cranberry, Republican...
We Haven't Figured out How to Be Ourselves on Social Media without Job Risk
Following a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last fall at least four people lost their jobs and several more were under scrutiny for their participation in the rally after social media users began publishing their identities.Paula...
What Country Has the Most Powerful Passport?
A European country has the luxury of having the most powerful passport in the world, and its citizens are able to visit 177 countries without a visa.This passport belongs to Germany, which ranked first in the 2018 World Passport Ranking recently released...
Why I Pay Bills by Check It's Slower, and That's Better, Says David L. Ulin
I spent the final afternoon of 2017 as I do the closing moments of most months: sitting at my dining room table, paying bills by check. AT&T, gas company, Department of Water and Power, all inscribed in block caps in my checkbook, envelopes stamped...
Will the New Tax Law Boost Small Businesses?
For the past decade, Sewickley Spa's 13 employees didn't receive annual raises.With economic pressures forcing cuts at the business since the Great Recession of 2007-09, owner Dorothy Andreas said she couldn't afford pay hikes - though she still managed...
Wine-Braised Beef Short Ribs
My mother-in-law always said the sweetest meat is at the bone. I think that's why I love ribs - beef or pork. This recipe pulls together the classic combination of a sweet and spicy sauce atop the tender beef ribs. Mr. Ruhlman suggests mashed potatoes...
With Tax Cuts, Corporations Can Help the Promise
Regarding Brian O'Neill's Feb. 1 column,"The Pittsburgh Promise, Forever Bending":This well-written column gave the best explanation that I've seen about how the Pittsburgh Promise works. I believe that everything that can be done should be done to save...
Yale Dedicates Room in Library to Late Post-Gazette Publisher
Yale University dedicated a room in its Sterling Memorial Library to alumnus Paul Block Jr., late co-publisher of The Blade and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, on Friday.The Block Consultation Room was dedicated during the reopening of the newly renovated Manuscripts...
Yale Dedicates Room in Library to Late Post-Gazette Publisher
Yale University dedicated a room in its Sterling Memorial Library to alumnus Paul Block Jr., late co-publisher of The Blade and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, on Friday.The Block Consultation Room was dedicated during the reopening of the newly renovated Manuscripts...
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