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Articles from February 14, 2018

Airport Architect Wants to Help with Revamp Katselas Designed Midfield Terminal
Tasso Katselas, the architect behind Pittsburgh International Airport's midfield terminal, wants to return for an encore.Mr. Katselas said Tuesday that his firm, TKA Architects Inc., plans to respond to the request for qualifications issued by the Allegheny...
All the Comforts of Home Guentzel Snaps out of His Funk with Two Goals
Jake Guentzel's dad, Mike, had to miss most the Penguins' "dads trip" to Dallas and St. Louis over the weekend. Call it one drawback of being an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota.Mike and Sally Guentzel came to see Jake in Pittsburgh this...
Anti-Semitism Erupts It's on the Rise Even in Britain, Driven in Part by Insecurities Stirred Up by Brexit
Anti-Semitism is back. Not just as a nasty little fringe sentiment, and not just in the Breitbart comment sections. Not just in social media either, although anyone who posts or tweets and has a Jewish-sounding surname (and even many who don't) has had...
Ashes to Mashes, Dust to Lust: It's a Special Day
Today's column is my valentine to all English majors, lovers of the English language and anybody who just likes to scratch and laugh. Fair warning: The subject is wildly eccentric and thus a potential room-emptier if read aloud.By odd chance, Ash Wednesday...
Ashes Trump Hearts for Faithful This Feb. 14
When St. Patrick's Day last year coincided with a normally meatless Friday in Lent, local Catholic bishops issued dispensations that allowed the faithful to partake in the Irish holiday meal with the traditional corned beef.But there is no such dispensation...
Boys Playoffs
? Class 6ALeading scorers: Ethan Morton, Butler (24.6); Reed Fenton, Latrobe (22.8); Bryce Butler, Latrobe (21.0); Amante Britt, Woodland Hills (20.4); Carson Cohen, Fox Chapel (20.4).Top seeds: Mt. Lebanon first, Woodland Hills second, Fox Chapel third,...
Class 6a Boys Stir Up Debate
Maybe it's parity. Maybe it's the lack of a really strong team. Then again, maybe it's simply a case of a classification with a number of quality teams.Whatever the reason, the WPIAL Class 6A boys basketball playoffs could be mighty unusual this season....
? Class 6A [Derived Headline]
? Class 6ALeading scorers: Makenna Marisa, Peters Township (23.2); Laura Graytok, Latrobe (23.0); Allison Podkul, Hempfield (17.7).Top seeds: North Allegheny first, Peters Township second, Bethel Park third, Norwin fourth.Winner will be: North Allegheny....
Classic Potato Gratin
Here, thinly sliced potatoes are baked with cream until they're meltingly tender with a golden brown surface. You can pair this with a protein but it's a fine meal all by itself and can be made a few hours ahead and reheated.3 pounds baking potatoes,...
Cmu Spinoff, CNN Team Up Partnership Creates Free Website and App to Teach English Using Network's Content
The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, are a marketing opportunity for pretty much every major company due to the swarms of viewers plugging in and streaming.It's also been a good time for Mike Elchik's Carnegie Mellon University...
Death Penalty Sought against Man Accused of Setting Fire That Killed 3 Victims Were Two Women, 4-Year-Old
The Allegheny County district attorney's office will seek the death penalty against a man accused of setting a fire in Homewood that killed two women and a 4-year-old girl.Martell Smith, 41, is charged with killing Sandra Carter Douglas, 58, Chy'enne...
Deaths for Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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. Classified obituaries are paid death notices prepared by...
Down-to-Earth Potatoes and Cabbage Make Hearty Meals
Sometimes the simplest ingredients combine to make the most satisfying, nourishing dishes. Take cabbage and potatoes, the humble vegetables of winter. We turn to them when the fussier, pricier vegetables like asparagus and Boston lettuce are shipped...
Ellis, Westinghouse Grab Victory in Ot Six-Foot-11 Center Scores 20 Points, Grabs 20 Rebounds and Gets 7 Blocks
Carrick had two last-second tries to pull out a win Tuesday night against Westinghouse in the City League basketball semifinals.One came at the end of regulation, but the Raiders frittered it away and never got off a good shot. The other came in the...
Feats of Clay Conference Spawns Ceramic Art Shows
A visual feast for lovers of clay, sculpture and/or contemporary art in general is coming to Pittsburgh compliments of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.The organization will hold its annual conference in Pittsburgh March 14-17,...
Five-on-Five Key to Turnabout
Turnarounds have been many since the start of 2018. The Penguins' stars have been terrific. Home wins have become routine again. Goaltending has been a strength. Aside from the four games before taking on the Ottawa Senators Tuesday night, the power...
Five-on-Five Key to Turnabout
Turnarounds have been many since the start of 2018. The Penguins' stars have been terrific. Home wins have become routine again. Goaltending has been a strength. Aside from the four games before taking on the Ottawa Senators Tuesday night, the power...
Former Pitt QB Dinucci Lands at James Madison
After his turbulent season as Pitt's on-again, off-again starting quarterback, Ben DiNucci was ready for a fresh start.So ready that he didn't ask for anything to be handed to him at his new school - he just transferred to Football Championship Subdivision...
Futuristic Immunotherapy Treatments Already in Use
Manipulating the immune system to fight disease has been the longstanding goal of medical science.Then, in 2010, Carl H. June and his University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine research team engineered immune cells to successfully treat two patients...
Governor Rejects Map Redrawn by Republicans Lawmakers, Wolf Face Deadline on Thursday
HARRISBURG - Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday rejected a congressional map proposed by Republicans, setting off yet another round of dispute about how to redraw districts that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional.Mr. Wolf, a Democrat,...
Hays Eagles Have an Egg in Their Nest Second Egg Expected in Next Couple of Days
Better than squawking "Happy Valentine's Day, Pittsburgh," the bald eagles of Hays offered their first egg of 2018 in time for the special day. A new and upgraded live-streaming video camera caught the image early Tuesday."For now, one of the parents...
Hello, It's the IRS Calling - or Is It? Attorney General's Office Warns of Scams
The caller said he was an IRS agent, ready to arrest her if she didn't immediately pay thousands of dollars in overdue taxes.Frightened and not knowing where to turn, Berks County resident Michelle Albitz did as she was told. She withdrew more than $10,000...
Isn't Election 'Meddling' Simply Par for the Course?
ISN'T ELECTION 'MEDDLING' SIMPLY PAR FOR THE COURSE?I'm really confused. The country is in the middle of a "hissy fit" over Russian meddling in our election(s). History has proved that our own government has always "meddled" in the elections of other...
Mango Has Partner in Governor Race
Ultimately, its voters in the May primary who will select each party's nominee for lieutenant governor. But Republican Paul Mango on Tuesday cast his lot with Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan, hailing her as his running mate."If the...
New 3b Moran Hoping 'New' Swing Will Pay Off
BRADENTON, Fla. - With his lean, 6-foot-4 frame and full red beard, Colin Moran looks like a Viking. When he speaks, though, you have to lean in to hear the soft-spoken third baseman.If all goes according to plan for the Pirates, Moran will follow Theodore...
New Downtown Restaurant Is Also Wine Shop
A fast-casual restaurant and wine shop, Penn Cove Eatery, has opened at 245 Seventh St., Downtown.The restaurant at the Clark Building marks a return to the neighborhood of a Penn Ave. Fish Company presence by owners Angela Earley and Henry Dewey. Its...
Off-Duty Officer Fatally Shot during Pursuit
CHICAGO - An off-duty police commander was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in downtown Chicago after he spotted a man matching the radio description of an armed suspect officers were chasing on foot, the city's police superintendent said.Cmdr. Paul...
Officials: Human Error Behind Fatal Russian Crash
MOSCOW - Human error may be to blame for the Russian plane crash that killed 71 people, Russian investigators said Tuesday, noting that the plane's pilots failed to turn on the heating unit for its measuring equipment, resulting in flawed speed data.After...
Olympics Are Providing Thrills for Viewers
Regarding Ron Cook's column "Time for Olympics Has Passed" (Feb. 12 sports): You're right, Mr. Cook, the Olympic Games are not like professional hockey - no one punches anyone in the face. You're also correct that Pyeongchang's stadium will most likely...
Olympics Are Providing Thrills for Viewers
Regarding Ron Cook's column "Time for Olympics Has Passed" (Feb. 12 sports): You're right, Mr. Cook, the Olympic Games are not like professional hockey - no one punches anyone in the face. You're also correct that Pyeongchang's stadium will most likely...
On This Day, Feb. 14
1849: President James K. Polk became the first U.S. chief executive to be photographed while in office as he posed for Matthew Brady in New York City.1962: First lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducted a televised tour of the White House in a videotaped special...
Opera 'Ashes and Snow' a Journey to Oblivion, Redemption
It's not unusual for multiple composers to write music on the same lyrics. Goethe's Song of Mignon, for example, has been set to music by more than 60 composers since the 19th century. Several individual poems by the French master Paul Verlaine were...
'Pachinko' Author Plays on Cultural Divide
In Japan, many people play a vertical pinball game called pachinko, the rough equivalent of an American slot machine."It is a $203 billion industry. It's a cornerstone of the Japanese economy," said author Min Jin Lee.Her best-selling novel, "Pachinko,"...
Parkway North Outbound Work Set to Begin Closures Begin Monday for Complicated Project
Beginning Monday, motorists who use Interstate 279/Parkway North to get out of Downtown Pittsburgh will face a series of traffic headaches through August with the second year of the $87.9 million project to rehabilitate the 30-year-old highway.After...
Partnership with Chinese Company Expected to Boost Gnc
GNC appears to be on the cusp of attaining a yearslong goal of making major inroads into the Chinese market with Tuesday's announcement that it has entered a strategic partnership with a leading Chinese pharmaceutical firm to manufacture, market, sale...
Pence Gets Disqualified All He Had to Do to Score Points at the Olympics Was Stand and Smile
I just hate to see the United States get whipped in a diplomatic engagement.Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, sitting stone-faced, not even standing when the joint North-South Korea team walked into the Olympics' opening ceremony, while Kim Jong...
Penguins Will Keep Eye on Hockey in Olympics
It could be that, in just a few weeks, Jim Slater will never again have to pay for an adult beverage anywhere from Maine to California.Or that Rob Klinkhammer will become his country's most revered sports hero since Paul Henderson, celebrated by Canadians...
Pineapple Tarts
If you are using fresh pineapple, you'll need half a cup more sugar when making these tarts. When buying canned pineapple, avoid crushed ones, or the jam's texture will change.You can get creative with the shape of these tarts. Wrap jam balls in dough...
Pineapple Tarts Are Fragrant, Delicious and a Symbol of Wealth
I took my first bite and teared up. It had been years since I'd eaten a pineapple tart, and the sweetness of the pineapple jam melding with the buttery pastry base filled me with a longing to be with my family in Singapore for the Chinese New Year celebrations,...
Players Must Only Look Ahead Departures of Mccutchen, Cole in Offseason Saddened Cervelli
BRADENTON, Fla. - On the day pitchers and catchers took their physicals at Pirate City, Francisco Cervelli struck a balance. He remained reverential of Andrew McCutchen ("The king of Pittsburgh") and Gerrit Cole ("Best arm I've ever seen in my life")....
Principal from Na New Plum School Chief
After more than an hour of protest from some community members Tuesday night, the Plum school board named a North Allegheny high school principal as the district's new superintendent.Brendan Hyland, who has led North Allegheny Intermediate High School...
Record Losing Streak Extended Mark Reaches 14 after Poor 2nd Half
As Pitt came out of a timeout in the first half Tuesday night with a 15-point lead on Boston College, there was a sense of hope in a season in which that feeling has been a precious commodity.Guard Khameron Davis bobbed along to a song playing over the...
Restaurants Hooked on Lenten Fish Fries
Just as churches, parochial schools and fire halls draw the faithful to fish fry Fridays, so do restaurants.Restaurants realize that it pays to be mindful to dietary restrictions on Fridays during Lent, and so look beyond their regular seafood menus,...
Sauteed Cabbage and Apple
This makes a perfect winter supper. Cabbage doesn't get enough love; let's dub it the new kale. Accompany this with pan-fried chicken sausages if you want something meaty.3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks3 large garlic cloves,...
Serving Rice Cakes Represent a Wish for Many Happy New Years
Food has been central to Seattle food writer Hsiao-Ching Chou's life almost since the day she was born, and it's not just because her parents ran a Chinese restaurant while she was growing up in Columbia, Mo.Gathering around a table with family to savor...
Stir-Fried Rice Cake
This dish is one of the many comforting recipes Seattle food writer Hsiao-Ching Chou ate growing up. "Serving rice cake for Chinese New Year is symbolic because the words for "sticky" and "year" are homophones," she writes in "Chinese Soul Food," her...
Stuck in Iraq the U.S. Should Exit but Chaos Might Ensue
Iraq, another of the sinkholes in which the United States remains involved, is facing two crises - a quest for substantial reconstruction money and dicey national elections.America has been involved in Iraq starting in 1990 with the first Gulf War, prompted...
The Leverage Dodge Trump's Infrastructure Plan Betrays Places in Need
Budgets are the ways executives set priorities and express values. President Donald Trump has expressed his values in the proposed budget he has released: He wants a strong military and he admires first responders; he wants to build The Wall and he says...
Trump Prods Congress amid Immigration Debate
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that it's now or never when it comes to extending protections for young immigrants, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw his weight behind legislation based on the president's priorities.Mr....
Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is a Good Start
An editorial from Bloomberg ViewIgnore the flim-flam, and President Donald Trump offers some good ideas with his infrastructure proposal. The question is whether it's too little, too late.The plan envisions spending $200 billion to stimulate investment...
TUESDAY [Derived Headline]
TUESDAYBOYS BASKETBALLCITY LEAGUEPLAYOFFSSemifinalsAllderdice 60, Obama Academy 44High scorers: (O) D.J. Gordon 16, Isaiah Allison 13. (A) Bobby Clifford 20, Jackson Blaufeld 17, Rob Jones 10.Westinghouse 51, Carrick 49 (OT)High scorers: (W) James Ellis...
Uncork History with Food and Drinks and Join in a Fermented Food Contest
FOR CHARITY:* History Uncorked: Food and beverages from Pittsburgh's eateries, live entertainment by the Boilermaker Jazz Band, photo booths, silent auction, dance party and museum admission. 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at Heinz History Center, Strip District. $65;...
Upmc, ?Pitt Plan Center to Create New Drugs for Immunotherapy Old Ford Building to House Research Lab
In the massive brick and stone building where Model T Fords were once assembled, the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC are planning to do something similar with the immunotherapy treatments they develop.From Model T's that defined American industrialism,...
Upmc, Pitt Plan Center to Create New Drugs for Immunotherapy Old Ford Building to House Research Lab
In the massive brick and stone building where Model T Fords were once assembled, the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC are planning to do something similar with the immunotherapy treatments they develop.From Model T's that defined American industrialism,...
What You Can Buy Now from NY Fashion Week
NEW YORK - New York Fashion Week's February shows are traditionally a time to preview collections for next fall and winter. The good news: That gives store buyers and media time to plan ahead. The bad news: You'll have to wait six months or so to buy...
White Powder Puff Best of Show Surprise Flynn, a Bichon Frise, Beats out Giant Schnauzer Ty for Top Prize
Flynn the bichon frise was picked as best in show Tuesday night at the Westminster Kennel Club in New York, a choice that seemed to surprise almost everyone in the crowd at Madison Square Garden.Fans who had been loudly shouting for their favorites fell...
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