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Articles from April 9, 2018

20th Annual Mel Blount Youth Home All-Star Celebrity Roast
The Place: Heinz Field UPMC Club on the North Shore on Friday nightThe Purpose: To celebrate the 20th annual Mel Blount Youth Home All-Star Celebrity Roast featuring former Steeler Brett Keisel as the honoree on the hot seat. The event is the main benefit...
After Hours at Carnegie Library
#DowntheRabbit Hole: They were drinking beer and doing mushrooms at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland on Friday night. OK, mushrooms were really marshmallows, but the beer was real as were the rabbits available to pet and ponder. It was all...
America's Small Towns Are Finding Their Niches
No matter how beleaguered the borough or hamlet, it will have a busy tattoo parlor.My husband made this observation last week during our spring road trip on America's less traveled byways, and he was proven correct so many times that by day two, being...
Arrows at Amazon Trump's Attacks over USPS Contract Are off Mark
President Donald Trump's attacks on the e-retailing giant Amazon are a stunning departure from politics as usual, even for this unpredictable president.Without divulging any sources, the president issued a series of tweets claiming that Amazon uses the...
At Stake: Head of State Penguins Should Be Able to Quickly Eliminate Flyers
I like the Penguins to take out the Philadelphia Flyers relatively quickly. The biggest difference in the series will be goaltending. Matt Murray has won two Stanley Cup titles. Flyers goalie Brian Elliott isn't good enough to stop the Penguins offense,...
Author Aims at 'American Exceptionalism'
Viet Thanh Nguyen was 4 when his family fled Vietnam for America in May 1975.First, the Nguyens stayed at Fort Indiantown Gap in Eastern Pennsylvania, one of four U.S. camps for Vietnamese refugees. After a few years in Harrisburg, the family moved to...
Champions of Learning
#DifferenceMakers: The Consortium for Public Education held its annual Champions of Learning Awards Dinner at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, Downtown, for nearly 250 guests Saturday night. After a reception for the 23 finalists and guests, executive...
'Christos Anesti!' Orthodox Christians Celebrate Easter
The worshippers composed a much smaller number on Sunday afternoon than they did the previous midnight, when Orthodox Christians filled St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Oakland to see the darkened sanctuary brighten with spreading candlelight...
Cosby Trial Likely Won't Be like the First One
NORRISTOWN, Pa. - With opening statements in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial set for Monday, prosecutors have lined up a parade of accusers to make the case that the man revered as "America's Dad" lived a double life as one of Hollywood's biggest...
Crackdown on Violence against Girls, Women Rests on Community Involvement
A recent day of workshops began conversations that one of the organizers, Lois Toni McClendon, said will continue, and on an issue our society keeps having - violence against women and girls.Brought to us by the Greater Pittsburgh Coalition against Violence...
Don't Ignore- Rebel
In his April 4 column, "Get On With the Nation's Work," Dan Simpson made a valiant attempt at cataloging the elements that constitute the inanities of the Donald Trump presidency. He painted a picture of a beautiful, struggling country in the hands of...
First Taste of Cuba
#VivaCubaLibre! Those were the sentiments of fedora-wearing Karen Goldman and Efrem Grail, the honorary host committee chairs, as they entered First Taste of Cuba: The Tropical Forest Debut Party at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Oakland...
Freezing of Human Eggs Is Fairly New Here 3 Pittsburgh Clinics Do the Process since 2015
The three Pittsburgh-area women who sued a Cleveland hospital last week for accidentally destroying eggs they had frozen before they underwent cancer treatment traveled to Cleveland for that procedure because it has only been routinely used in Pittsburgh...
GM Clears Up Status of Siegrist
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington clarified that left-hander Kevin Siegrist was never a free agent, despite the team's initial announcement.Siegrist, whom the Pirates signed as a minor league free agent in February, did not report to Class AAA...
Highlights of Long Season before Cup Playoffs Begin
The NHL regular season is long.Too long, some might say.But the upside is that 82 games provide ample opportunity for stuff to happen.Here, then, are 50 highlights from the 2017-18 Penguins regular season. In no particular order:* Sidney Crosby routinely...
Hungarian PM Wins Third Term
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said his "decisive" re-election victory and the super-majority in parliament that his right-wing populist party appeared to have won Sunday were "an opportunity to defend Hungary."Critics said...
Landmark Anti-Housing Bias Act Turns 50 Advocates Say Its Promise Has Not Been Fully Realized
The landlord said she was "a stupid brown woman" who was exaggerating the need for repairs at her apartment, according to a discrimination complaint the Allison Park resident filed."You Indians are all the same," the man said. "Do I hate Indians? No,...
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...
Mayor Peduto as Big a Fan as Any of Penguins
Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto walks into Cappy's Cafe - a small, low-key spot nestled in the middle of Walnut Street in Shadyside - at the first intermission of the Penguins game Thursday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.He's coming from events at Carlow...
Micro-Grant Nonprofit Sprout Fund to Disband
Seventeen years ago, the Sprout Fund launched in Pittsburgh with the idea of making tiny grants in the region to support creative ideas ranging from public art murals to innovative education initiatives.Among the projects seeded by Sprout that eventually...
Oleksiak in First Postseason His Playoff Debut 2nd in a Row for Penguins Defense
For the second consecutive season, a defenseman the Penguins acquired in the season will make his postseason debut.No, Jamie Oleksiak isn't quite Ron Hainsey, who got his first taste of playoff hockey a year ago after more than 900 regular-season games...
On This Day, April 9
1682 French explorer Robert de La Salle claimed the Mississippi River Basin for France.1865: Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.1922: The cost of the Boulevard...
Persad's Art for Change VIP Party
#PartyArty: "This is really a thank you party for sponsors, underwriters and artists," explained Bob McGrogan, Persad Center director of development. He was standing in the lobby of the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh on the North Side on Thursday night,...
Pittsburgh Blogger Nominated for National Glaad Award
Interest in blogs began to peak right about the time Sue Kerr started hers in December 2005.Now that blogging has ebbed in the mainstream, it seems fitting that her little engine still hums - forcefully enough to get national notice.Pittsburgh Lesbian...
Port Authority Is Beginning New Meetings on Changes to Eastern Suburbs, Mon Valley
The first in the Port Authority's series of meetings to revisit proposed transit service changes to eastern Pittsburgh neighborhoods and the Monongahela Valley will begin Thursday in Rankin.New authority CEO Katharine Eagan Kelleman, who started in January,...
Rangers Fire Vigneault after Missing Playoffs
Hours after ending their season with a 5-0 loss to the Flyers in Philadelphia, the New York Rangers fired coach Alain Vigneault late Saturday night.They made the announcement moments after TSN's Bob McKenzie tweeted that Vigneault had been sacked after...
Reed Rules at Augusta for First Major Title Holds of Late Charges from Fowler, Spieth
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Patrick Reed anticipated a final-round showdown that had Ryder Cup overtones. And it did.But instead of the challenge coming from Rory McIlroy, it came from his Ryder Cup playing partner, Jordan Spieth.In what was nearly the greatest comeback...
Restoring Felons' Vote What Government Interest Is Served by Disenfranchising Felons?
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.The bumpy path of Desmond Meade's life meandered to its current interesting point. He is a graduate of Florida International University law school but cannot vote in his home state because his path went through prison: He committed...
Sewickley Company Seeks to Raise Funds for Victims of Canadian Bus Crash
In the wake of a collision between a semi-trailer and a bus carrying members of the Humboldt Broncos Junior A hockey team in western Canada that left 15 dead and more injured, a GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $4 million for the victims and their...
Spieth Comeback Nearly Historic
AUGUSTA, Ga.Jordan Spieth thought he was going to have a stress-free day with his good pal, Justin Thomas.He was beginning the final round of the Masters nine shots from the lead held by Patrick Reed. No player had come back from that far to win a green...
State Predicts Monthslong Detour for Route 30 in East Pittsburgh
State and local officials said Sunday evening that Route 30 traffic in East Pittsburgh will need to be detoured for months after the highway buckled Saturday and slid down a hillside, damaging two apartment buildings so badly that they had to be torn...
Taillon Masterful, Tosses 1-Hitter Pirates Right-Hander Efficient, Needing Just 100 Pitches to Mow Down Division Rival Reds
Jameson Taillon had thrown 94 pitches when he walked into the Pirates dugout after eight innings Sunday afternoon. Manager Clint Hurdle asked him whether he had any pitches left."I don't even know if I said anything back," Taillon said. "I just looked...
The Cat's Pajamas
Christina Leccia, 29, of Millvale touches noses with one of the Sphynx cats at Kitty Queen Cat Rescue in McKees Rocks as she stretches during a "cat yoga" session at the cat cafe and adoption hub on Sunday. "We call them the ambassadors cause they always...
The 'T' River Tunnel Is an Important Connection
Letter writer Greg Godels (April 4, "Transit Not the Goal") is correct that the proposed Bus Rapid Transit between Oakland and Downtown will be of little or no overall public benefit. But he is wrong about the "glitzy tunnel under the Allegheny River"...
The U.S. Must Change Course in Syria Another Half Measure Will Not Be a Deterrent against Future Chemical Attacks
If the past is prelude, we should expect a U.S. strike sometime soon against Syrian airfields.A little more than a year ago, Syrian forces gassed rebels. The grotesque crime earned a condemnation tweet from President Donald Trump. And on April 7, 2017,...
This FDA Announcement Could Save Millions of Lives
An editorial fromThe Washington PostWhile Washington focused on the continuing upheaval in the White House, the Food and Drug Administration last month made a little-heralded announcement that will likely prove to be much more far-reaching. The public-health...
Thread: From Haiti to Homewood, Company Is Putting People to Work
Ian Rosenberger knows a thing or two about job creation. Since the devastating earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, the 36-year-old Ambridge native has been working to clean up the country and put its people back to work, one plastic bottle and bolt of fabric...
Traffic Chaos Ramp from Southbound Route 65 to Northbound I-279 Closes
This year's version of traffic chaos on the North Shore begins in earnest Monday when the southbound ramp from Route 65 to northbound Parkway North/Interstate 279 is closed for two months.The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation expects to close...
TRAFFIC WATCH [Derived Headline]
Highights from major construction projects around Pittsburgh and surrounding areas this week1. Saxonburg Road/Harrison: Closed in both directions between Freeport and Millerstown roads for slide repairs through Aug. 31.2. McKnight Road/McCandless:Restrictions...
Your Data, Your Life Facebook and Other Actors Deserve the Harsh Glare
If you'd like to feel uncomfortable, go to the settings menu on your Facebook page and request that the company send you the treasure trove of data it has accumulated about you. Most users may be shocked to see just how much information Facebook has...
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