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Articles from April 12, 2018

'18 Chevy Equinox Steps in Right Direction
* 2018 Chevrolet Equinox AWD vs. 2018 Mazda CX-5: A new little crossover vs. an old standard.* This week: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox* Price: $41,510 as tested (a base model can start under $25,000)* Marketer's pitch: "Everything you need, to do everything...
Alice in Pop Culture Land the Shock Rocker Joins Actors from 'Star Wars,' 'Star Trek' and More This Weekend at Steel City Con
School's out for Alice Cooper. Not for the whole summer, but for a little R&R from performing -- and he will be spending some of that time with his Pittsburgh fans.Taking a break from his Paranormal tour and still reveling in raves for NBC's "Jesus...
A Near-Perfect Getaway Murray Shuts out Flyers; Crosby Notches Hat Trick
There's been no shortage of concern among Penguins fans in the weeks that preceded the playoffs.Matt Murray hasn't been good enough. That defense is shaky. Their fourth line can't score. They've played a ton of hockey. Fatigue has to set in at some point....
BUSINESS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
U.S. CONSUMER PRICES INCREASED IN MARCHU.S. consumer prices rose 2.4 percent in March from a year earlier, the fastest annual pace in 12 months. The Labor Department said that on a monthly basis, the consumer price index declined 0.1 percent in March....
California to Deploy 400 Troops to U.S. Border
California Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed to deploy 400 National Guard troops at President Donald Trump's request, but not all will head to the U.S.-Mexico border as Mr. Trump wants and none will enforce federal immigration enforcement."This will not be...
Caribbean, Asian Artists Chosen for the 57th Carnegie International
Two years ago, curator Ingrid Schaffner made five trips, traveling to 15 countries to see what contemporary artists are creating and how they are exhibiting their work.Accompanied by curators who are her colleagues, she visited the African nation of...
Catholic Deacon Suspended after Arrest
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has suspended a deacon who was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly sent and solicited obscene images from an undercover police officer posing as a 14-year-old boy.Rosendo F. Dacal, 73, of McCandless, was arraigned...
Chaos to Conversation the 35-Nation Americas Summit Is More Than Talk
The Summit of the Americas will go on without President Donald Trump this weekend in Peru. Opting to stay in Washington while a response to the Syria gas attack is being planned, the president is sending Vice President Mike Pence to represent the U.S....
Code Red There's Yet Another Steakhouse Downtown
Red the Steakhouse debuted in the fall as the newest Downtown meat destination from the Indianapolis-based restaurant group that also runs a couple of Red locations in Ohio as well as Miami Beach, Fla.Just under 10,000 square-feet - it's enormous - on...
Cubs Rout Pirates as Bullpen, Defense Fail
CHICAGO -By all rights, Tyler Glasnow should have been out of the inning. He inherited a tie game and got a strikeout, a groundout and what should have been a fielder's choice out at the plate.The inning unfolded differently. Three hard-hit balls followed....
Data Rights after Grilling Facebook Ceo, Congress Must Act
Considering the ubiquity of his name and his compounding reputation as a genius over the past 14 years, one can be forgiven for forgetting that Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, is only 33 years old. But during his two days of testimony...
Deaths for Thursday, April 12, 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...
Driven to Dance Los Angeles Dance Troup Bodytraffic Pays Its First Visit to Pittsburgh
Tina Berkett was in the middle of a homecoming for her Post-Gazette interview last Saturday. The native of Queens had accompanied her Los Angeles-based repertory company, with the oh-so-appropriate name BODYTRAFFIC, to a series of performances at the...
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EASTNURSE ANESTHETIST INDICTED ON TAX EVASIONA nurse anesthetist from Penn Hills who worked at various hospitals under contract has been indicted on tax evasion charges dating back more than 15 years.Loren Pulliam was charged Tuesday in U.S. District...
Forbes Says Team Turned a Smaller Profit in 2017
CHICAGO - The Pirates rank 18th in Major League Baseball in franchise value and had the 10th-highest operating income last season, according to Forbes' annual Business of Baseball report released Wednesday.According to Forbes, the Pirates had an operating...
Former Leaders Reject Latest Cuban Regime
LIMA, Peru - Former Latin American presidents on Wednesday urged participants in the upcoming VIII Summit of the Americas to reject the new Cuban government scheduled to take power next week.Former leaders Miguel Angel Rodriguez of Costa Rica and Jorge...
Gabby Barrett Donating 'Idol' Outfit as Goodwill Fundraiser
This is no simple gesture of Goodwill.Country singer and Munhall native Gabby Barrett is donating to Goodwill a white crochet-lace jumpsuit she wore while performing on a recent episode of "American Idol." An online auction began Tuesday."American Idol"...
Giving Up Paul Ryan Has Good Reasons for Abandoning Ship
Paul Ryan is retiring at the end of his term in Congress, which means Republicans will be looking for a new floor leader in the House next January - a leader whose chances of being speaker are diminishing palpably.Is that why Mr. Ryan is quitting?No,...
If the President Had Nothing to Hide ... He Would Have Said Something like This in Reaction to the Raid on His Lawyer's Office
An editorial from The Washington PostHere is how President Donald Trump responded to Monday's news that the FBI obtained a warrant to search the office of his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen:It's a disgrace, it's, frankly, a real disgrace, it's an attack...
'Infinity Mirrors' Expected to Sell out in Cleveland
Last year, "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors" drew 160,000 visitors to the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Thousands more were turned way for lack of space.The exhibition is coming to the Cleveland Museum of Art...
It's Jam Time for Pittsburgh Band the Clock Reads
The Clock Reads have just released an album that will fit nicely on that Phish/Medeski, Martin & Wood/Santana playlist."Inner Peaks," the first full-length album from the mostly instrumental Pittsburgh jazz-rock band, steps up the game from the EP...
Losers' Menu Is Changed as Pitt Plays for Its Supper
Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi announced a major change to the Blue-Gold spring game this year.While the winning team from the intrasquad scrimmage Saturday at Heinz Field still will get to dine on steak and lobster as a reward, the losing team will...
Meet Four New Local Brewery Taprooms - and Knurd
Best brewery name ever? So thinks my Post-Gazette colleague Dan Gigler, who spotted and loves "KNURD Brewing Co." It can be both a beer nerd joke and, when reversed, is what you get when you drink too much beer.It's a real business of four guys, says...
Metal Band Slaves Bc 'We Need to Tear Down Walls and Build Each Other Up'
"I never really got into Barney or Kidz Bop, or whatever," says Josh Thieler. "I just skipped all that and went straight to death and thrash metal."And at 30, the drummer/singer for Slaves BC hasn't strayed far from that terrain."Lo, and I Am Burning,"...
Milly Keeps Its Composure with Accessible Pop-Rock Sound
If you can write and sing a hook like Milly does on "Somebody Else," chances are you can reel in a well-known producer.The Pittsburgh band did just that on its debut album, "Place in My Mind," working with Jim Wirt, whose producing/engineering credits...
Mother Dead, Daughter Wounded Police Believe Mckees Rocks Man Committed Suicide after Shooting Two in Stowe
Allegheny County police believe a McKees Rocks man killed a woman and shot her teenage daughter in Stowe before driving to Homewood and committing suicide Wednesday.Investigators found Jamar Allen, 42, dead inside a vehicle in the 500 block of Cora Street...
Music Historian, Writer, Fan, Pittsburgh Eccentric Sept. 2, 1945 - April 8, 2018
If Dave Goodrich were writing this, he would walk it down to the office, typewritten on yellowish paper, and there would be at least one pithy line in it. He would read it aloud, and with a sly grin and pushing up his taped-together glasses, he would...
Neon Swing X-Perience Celebrates 20 Years with New Album
It's a long way from a talent show at Greensburg Central Catholic High School to the stage at the Hard Rock Cafe, with other places in between, but over the past 20 years, Neon Swing X-perience has managed to pull off remaining a viable musical act.On...
New Battles at State Labor Convention, Unions Confront Uncertain Future by Embracing Diversity, Technology
One by one, the grizzled union officials stood before hundreds of delegates from across Pennsylvania and contemplated the future. If the labor movement is to succeed in the 21st century, it will have to seize social movements of the day and embrace,...
Pa. Supreme Court Hears Kidnapping Case
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday to determine whether a Wilkinsburg man should stand convicted of kidnapping his own daughter.Tex Ortiz, 35, was found guilty by a jury of kidnapping and interference with custody of children in...
Paul Ryan, Falling Star the Speaker Is Bowing out to Lick His Wounds and Consider His Options
Paul Ryan didn't want to be speaker of House. He grew to hate the job.The 48-year-old Republican's announcement on Wednesday that he wouldn't seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in November didn't come as a huge surprise. He became...
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Raises $21.2 Million Campaign Goal Achieved
After nearly a decade, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has completed its campaign to raise $21.2 million, the company announced Wednesday.Money raised has already supported the expansion of PBT's Strip District headquarters and will continue to fund the development...
Pittsburgh Police Ready to Saddle Up Once Again
Give it about a month, and a half-dozen police horses should be walking Pittsburgh streets.The reborn mounted unit, a year in the works, is going through sensory training to steel the geldings for urban traffic and loud noises, Cmdr. Ed Trapp said Wednesday.Guinness,...
Pittsburgh Task Force Issues Proposals to Improve Accessibility to Fair Housing
From proposals regarding tenant screening, increased legal assistance for low-income renters facing eviction, the application of fair housing criteria to proposed development projects, and inclusionary zoning, a task force unveiled a series of draft...
Pittsburgh Teachers Ratify Pact; School Board Set to Vote
The Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers has ratified new contracts with the city school district. Now, it's up to the school board to decide whether to do the same next week.The teachers union announced Wednesday that its more than 3,000 members voted...
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TRAVELERS REACH OUT IN AFTERMATH OF HURRICANEAs our group of friends planned our annual cruise in October 2017, we paid special attention to San Juan, Puerto Rico, since that's where we were getting the cruise ship.We saw how badly the island was still...
Ridiculous Goals the Norm for Stars
No, Penguins professor laureate Ed Johnston has not seen it all.But he has seen most of it in his 82 years.So if you were looking to quantify Evgeni Malkin's ridiculous first-period goal Wednesday, as far as its place in Penguins playoff annals, you...
State High Court Hears Argument over Gas Impact Fees
The question left to the state Supreme Court, the attorney argued, is whether the word "any" means one or all."Any means one," said Brandon Coneby, who represents Snyder Brothers Inc., a private natural gas producer based in Armstrong County.His client,...
Steeltown Celebrates Creative Doers, Thinkers with Elly Awards
When Thelma Gold Landay got a call about the third annual Elly Awards, she assumed her son Eric Gold was one of the honorees."Next thing I know, I'm getting the award, and Eric is going to present it to me," said Mrs. Gold Landay, adding. "Being a proud...
Students Advocate Gun Control in Harrisburg
HARRISBURG - Ciara Turner never pictured herself doing this.On just a few hours sleep, she stood behind a microphone on the first floor of the state Capitol, set to speak to the biggest crowd she has ever addressed.Flanked by some of her Woodland Hills...
Targeting Trump's Lawyer Is a Little Scary All of Us, Including People like Me Who Voted against the President, Should Be Concerned
There is much speculation as to the significance of the search of the offices and hotel room of President Donald Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen. To obtain a search warrant, prosecutors must demonstrate to a judge that they have probable cause to believe...
The Constitution Doesn't Lend Itself to Small Government
Nicholas Liberto's letter (April 9, "Congress Needs to Pay Heed to the 10th Amendment") referred to the Second and 10th amendments to the U.S. Constitution.He claims the Constitution "was constructed . to limit what the federal government had the power...
The Low Road Doesn't Get Much Lower
When I was maybe 9, I got the Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots for Christmas. Those boys could really wail on each other, but they're nothing compared to the Republican candidates for governor of Pennsylvania.Paul Mango and Scott Wagner may not be advancing...
'The Sessions Upstairs' Will Take a Look Behind the Curtain of the Pillow Projects
Most people like to linger in their comfort zones, knowing the dimensions of their spatial blueprint and its corresponding boundaries.Not so with Pearlann Porter and John Lambert, the relatively new core of The Ellipses Condition, the new arm that operates...
Things to Do in Pittsburgh This Weekend, April 12-15
ALL WEEKENDCity serves up 'The White Chip'After a week of previews, it's opening week for the world premiere of "The White Chip," Sean Daniels' humor-filled play about one man's path to sobriety.City Theatre nurtured and now presents the play, with Kyle...
Uber Data Could Assist City Planners Technology Could Help with Traffic Issues
Pittsburgh can now leverage data from Uber trips in and around the city to make planning decisions about infrastructure.Uber Movement, a program that features a set of anonymized data from all Uber trips taken in non-autonomous cars in Pittsburgh since...
WEDNESDAY [Derived Headline]
WEDNESDAYBASEBALLWPIAL CLASS 6ASection 1Butler 10, Shaler 5North Allegheny 1, Seneca Valley 0Pine-Richland 6, Central Catholic 2Section 2Connellsville 7, Penn Hills 3Hempfield 7, Penn-Trafford 3Norwin 5, Plum 4Section 3Bethel Park 6, Upper St. Clair...
What's New This Week: Dvd, Music, TV
NEW ON DVD"The Greatest Showman": Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams star in this musical drama based on the story on how P.T. Barnum started the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Rotten Tomatoes: 55%."Molly's Game": Jessica Chastain plays the title...
'When That Bullet Went in, It Was Very Hot' Woman Survived, Identified a Serial Killer
Mary Ann Marker called the state police barracks in Somerset to report someone had just been shot - and she was the victim.Despite being critically injured with a .22-caliber bullet wound to her left cheek, she calmly and in great detail described the...
Why Should Pa. Intervene in Dairies' Business?
In keeping with the PG editorial board's view on government involvement in the dairy business (April 5, "Save These Farmers: Local Dairy Producers Deserve State Aid and Action"), if there is less market demand (in the PG's words, "caprices of the market"...
Youngsters Thriving in Postseason Wingers Rust, Guentzel Living Up to Reputations as Key Playoff Forces
Jake Guentzel and Bryan Rust have barely 300 regular-season NHL games between them.But when it comes to postseason performers, they might just be as proven as they come.Guentzel and Rust both scored in the Penguins' 7-0 romp over the Flyers Wednesday,...
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