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Articles from September 9, 2018

Allegheny County [Derived Headline]
Allegheny CountyPITTSBURGH4th WardDara Huang to Horng Huei Kuo and Yi Jung Juan, 144 Dithridge St. N Unit 708, $145,000. Victoria Balkoski et al. to Cheryl Braver, 540 Neville St. N Apt 406, $301,266. Jaison Eckenrode to Bloommer LLC, 354 Ophelia St.,...
Amazon Is Coming to Pittsburgh! We're an Optimistic Bunch in Area Code 412. Plus, We've Got Moles Working for Jeff Bezos, Writes John Dick of Market-Intelligence Firm Civic Science
When Amazon announces Pittsburgh as home to its second headquarters later this year, people from the coasts will be dumbfounded. "Why Pittsburgh?!?!?" they'll ask incredulously, wondering how HQ2 could possibly fit amongst all the smoke-spewing steel...
A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Challenge Bemoaning the Rise of College 'Safe Spaces'
Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt's "The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure" immediately evokes Alan Bloom's incendiary "The Closing of the American Mind," a best-seller more than...
And Bruce Arians, Whose Gunslinger Mentality Produced Some of Roethlisberger's ... [Derived Headline]
And Bruce Arians, whose gunslinger mentality produced some of Roethlisberger's most prolific seasons, will be critiquing the performance of both coordinators in his new role as a booth analyst for CBS Sports.The only one missing is Ken Whisenhunt, Roethlisberger's...
Anonymous Op-Ed Blasting Trump Is an Outrage
I have sat back and read time and again all the insinuations against President Donald Trump. This time a bridge too far has been reached. The anonymous op-ed piece in The New York Times is ridiculous (Sept. 6, "Trump Blasts Critical Op-ed Column From...
A Weekend Made to Remember at Pitt
A half-dozen people milled about outside Petersen Events Center Friday evening, some waiting for a bus, others just waiting to begin their weekend as dusk approached in Oakland.More than likely, they were completely unaware that in the building just...
Beaver Abodes Styles of Two Old Houses Reflect Owners, Architecture
What makes a house masculine or feminine? Is it the decor? Its architecture? Its owners?These two old houses, priced at $425,000 and $465,000, are among the grandest in Beaver Borough and just blocks from the Third Street business district. Each has...
Best and Worst of Fall TV
It's always risky to judge a TV show solely on its pilot episode - some shows get better; for others, the pilot is as good as it gets - but in the world of broadcast TV, that's often all a TV critic has to go on.The good news for ABC is two winning comedy...
Borough Gearing Up for Sesquicentennial Events Weekend Activities Set for Sept. 21-23
Etna council members and other community officials will be riding on a giant cake float during a parade that will be part of the celebrations planned to mark the borough's 150th anniversary.The all-weekend celebration will run from Sept. 21- 23.Planning...
Caroline Swan Pine-Richland Soccer
The past week: Swan scored five goals in Pine-Richland's 11-0 season-opening win against Quaker Valley. As of Monday, the Rams are 2-0.Check this out: The senior is committed to play soccer at Seton Hall.How good was it to start off on such a strong...
Catholic Church in Crisis Series of Scandals Threatens Credibility
On the morning of June 13, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops seemed to find their voice.Gathering in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., they came to the microphone one by one, issuing passionate denunciations of the Trump administration's immigration crackdowns...
Champion for Racial Justice, Social Change March 7, 1922 - Aug. 27, 2018
There's no bridge or street in Homewood named for Sarah Bradford Campbell, but there probably should be.For decades, Mrs. Campbell was a champion for racial justice and social change, who bolstered her hardscrabble neighborhood and its residents through...
Chasing the American Dream by Bus Picaresque Novel Paints Ugly Picture of Dollar-Driven Life
A man walks into a bus station.That's not the setup to some dumb joke, as the humor in Gary Shteyngart's fourth novel, "Lake Success," is more caustic than laugh-out-loud funny. The man catching a bus from New York City to Richmond, Va., early one morning...
Coach Wants His Goalie to Chill out Early Success Put Pressure on Murray
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Every summer, usually toward the end, Mike Buckley hosts the Penguins goaltenders for a week near his offseason home in New Hampshire. There's on-ice work, off-ice training, plenty of conversation and even some fun.This year's session...
Count on a Dawg Day Afternoon
Your Week 1 matchup along Lake Erie's glistening shores is Steelers v. Browns, or as it's sometimes presented in natural literature, Cat v. Mouse, or Gator v. Luckless Golf Course Poodle, because on paper -if you remember paper -the Steelers should win...
Crafton Heights Garden Is an Experiment - and an Inspiration
Robert Couture says he's cheap, but you wouldn't know it from his full-to-bursting garden on a double lot in Crafton Heights.The idea of paying full price for plants or garden items horrifies him, but that did not stop him from creating a quirky landscape...
Driving More Won't Extend 17-Year-Old Truck's Life
While browsing cartalk.com recently (I had nothing better to do ... I was at work), I came across a user's comment that a vehicle that is driven less than 10 miles per outing is more likely to develop engine problems. I hate to sound like "the little...
Duquesne's All-Time Shutouts Leader in Soccer Hails from Canon-Mcmillan Leading Tackler for Albany Was Bethel Park Grad Metheny
Ben DiNucci had an impressive debut as James Madison University's quarterback. DiNucci, a Pine-RIchland graduate, is in his first season at JMU after transferring from Pitt. He completed 23 of 27 passes for 197 yards in JMU's 24-13 loss to North Carolina...
Familiar Titles, Concepts Fill Broadcast Television Fall Schedules
While television has transformed into a year-round business with original series debuting all 12 months - or, seemingly, weekly in the case of Netflix - the fall launch of new programs remains a staple among the broadcast networks.This fall the term...
Fedkos Were Groomed to Be Standouts
When Christian Fedko dug into the batter's box in the eighth inning of an NCAA tournament regional elimination game June 3, his father was on his knees in the grandstands. There were two outs. The score was tied. And it was time to answer prayer. Fedko...
Gun Safety Tour Supporting Veterans Running for Congress Stops in Heidelberg
About 150 people packed into the Heidelberg Volunteer Fire Hall on Saturday, many wearing stickers, pins and T-shirts bearing messages that included "Gun safety voter" and "Moms Demand Action."They were there for a panel discussion sponsored by Giffords...
Heavy on the Hines as Duquesne Wins Robert Morris Blocks Field Goal on Final Play to Beat Virginia State
A.J. Hines rushed for 137 yards and his third touchdown, with 2:42 to play, gave Duquesne a 23-21 victory against Valparaiso (0-1) Saturday at Rooney Field.Hines' 1-yard touchdown run capped an 11-play, 74-yard drive that chewed up four minutes late...
He Fought the Law (and Finally Won) a Tale of Justice Denied for Too Long
When Bryan Stevenson, the extraordinary legal aid advocate and founder of Equal Justice Initiative insists that former death row prisoner Anthony Ray Hinton inspired him more than anyone he has ever met while noting that his memoir will "inspire our...
Horoscope: Eugenia Last, Sept. 9, 2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: A change will do you good. Put the past behind you and look for brighter days ahead. You've got the wherewithal to bring about positive outcomes, and you shouldn't waste time procrastinating or waiting for something to happen. Initiate...
In Evictions, Money Owed Is Often Small, but the Consequences Can Be Enormous
In District Judge Robert Ravenstahl's North Side courtroom, stacks of manila folders are piled beside the judge.An American flag stands in the corner. There are several water stains on the ceiling.On this Friday afternoon, he will hear nearly 30 eviction...
Jehvonn Lewis Bethel Park Football
The past week: Lewis rushed for 328 yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns in a 41-20 victory against Woodland Hills Aug. 31.Check this out: The Woodland Hills game was Lewis' first varsity start and he broke the school record of 326 yards,...
Keep an Eye Down-Ballot Attorneys General Such as Pennsylvania's Josh Shapiro Are Altering the National Landscape, Explains Columnist Karen Tumulty
A sexual-abuse report in Pennsylvania in mid-August created an earthquake within the Catholic Church. A court ordered last week that downloadable blueprints for 3-D-printed guns be banned from the internet. And on Wednesday, oral arguments begin in a...
King James a Hatred for Losing Helped to Drive Usc's Jim Render to 400 Victories
Jim Render got a phone call Sunday from Sean Lee, because the Dallas Cowboys linebacker and former Render player just wanted to say way to go, coach. Render is not on Twitter, but was made aware of a nice congratulatory tweet from Steelers coach Mike...
Late Deaths for Sunday, September 9, 2018
CLASSIFIED OBITUARIESBAKER, Helen Price "Mae," Swartz Creek, Mich.BAUMGARTNER, Gertrud Radtke, PittsburghBERNARDI, Thomas F.BLUM, David L., McCandlessBRANDL, Edward J., Plano, TexasBRAUN, James H., Penn HillsBUTELA, George, ShalerCAMPBELL, M. Susan,...
Liberal Freak out of Course Kavanaugh Worries Those on the Left
In the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh began in a circus-like atmosphere. Democratic senators tried unsuccessfully to derail the hearings, while protesters time and again interrupted...
Longtime Pittsburgh Opera Director Dies at 87
Tito Capobianco clearly enjoyed the sovereignty that came as general director of Pittsburgh Opera in the years between 1983 and 2000."The impetus of the general director was the assurance that I could do whatever I wanted," he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...
Mayor's Former Chief of Staff Still a Power Player in Pittsburgh
Used to be, barely a week passed without Kevin Acklin's appearing as a voice of Pittsburgh city hall.He rolled in before dawn and worked late as Mayor Bill Peduto's chief of staff, known as a loyal lieutenant and taskmaster who wouldn't shy from a fight....
Metheny Deserves to Be among Best
The voice is unmistakable. If you closed your eyes and listened, you'd swear Nick Nolte has been coaching football at Bethel Park High School for the past quarter century.But it's not the gravelly voice with the hint of a southern accent that makes Jeff...
North Koreans to Celebrate 70th Anniversary
PYONGYANG, North Korea - Workers with paint brushes and brooms put the final touches on Pyongyang's iconic Kim Il Sung Square on Saturday as North Korea prepared for what promises to be its biggest celebration in years - the 70th anniversary of the country's...
North Shore Rivalry Fans of Pitt and Penn State Mingle in the Shadow of Heinz Field Well before Kickoff
As Jonathan Perlman pulled up to the corner of North Shore Drive and Reedsdale Street at 5 a.m. Saturday -fresh off a flight in from Michigan -he figured he would be alone outside of Gate C of Heinz Field in anticipation of what was about to be a long...
On This Day, Sept. 9
1776 The second Continental Congress made the term "United States" official, replacing "United Colonies."1850 California became the 31st state of the union.1947 A river excursion boat, the Island Queen, said to be the largest river pleasure boat in the...
Others Are Studying Evictions as Well. [Derived Headline]
Others are studying evictions as well."I don't think we have all the answers ... and are ready to sort of, rethink our own approaches," said Abigail Horn, deputy director for the office of community services at the Allegheny County Department of Human...
Our Fruit Is Rotting in the Trees Congress' Failure to Address Immigration Reform Is Driving Farmers out of Business and Costing Our Country Billions of Dollars, Laments Fruit Grower Bruce Talbott
For the past few months, our farm's 57 field workers have been scrambling to pick 4,000 tons of peaches before they're too ripe to ship across the Midwest. They've routinely put in 12-hour shifts and didn't get a single day off for seven weeks straight.It's...
People on the Move
ADVERTISINGWheelhouse Creative said Mitch Vingle joined its team.Brunner promoted Jonathan "JB" Banks to copywriter/content creator; Michelle Bauer, digital content creator; Julia Devine, media planner and buyer; Emily DeShantz, associate producer; Trish...
Pirates Continue to Streak Bell Homers Again as Team Chalks Up Its 5th Win in Row
Amid the approach of the night Pitt-Penn State game at Heinz Field and persistent rain, it was a quiet day at PNC Park.That is, until first baseman Josh Bell snuck a solo home run just over the center-field wall in the sixth inning, and fireworks exploded...
Plenty of Eyes Will Be Focused on Pitt-Psu
You might have heard by now that there will be a noteworthy college football game played Saturday night on the North Shore.While current Pitt and Penn State players will ultimately decide the outcome, some potential future Panthers and Nittany Lions...
Polanco out for Rest of Year with Knee, Shoulder Injuries
Outfielder Gregory Polanco will miss the remainder of the 2018 season, the Pirates announced Saturday after 5-1 win against the Miami Marlins.Polanco, who slid awkwardly into second base Friday night in a 5-3 win against the Marlins and was helped off...
Post-Gazette to Release Second Serialized Podcast 'Perish' Delves into Love Triangle, Murder
A stranger-than-fiction tale of how infidelity, greed and hatred led to a gruesome murder in Indiana County will be explored in a new serialized Pittsburgh Post-Gazette podcast debuting Wednesday."To Love and to Perish," is the second season of the Pittsburgh...
Psu Pounds Pitt, 51-6 Nittany Lions Capitalize on Numerous Mistakes by Panthers
Pat Narduzzi opened this week of excitement by saying that when it comes to a rivalry game, you either walk the streets puffing your chest out with a win, or sneak through the alleys after a loss.There might not be a spot in Pittsburgh dark enough for...
Reject Stadiums Request Regional Asset District Should Say No to Funds Shift
The Steelers and the Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Sports & Exhibition Authority think they have a solution to their feud over Heinz Field upgrades:Make the taxpayers pay for them.The SEA, owner of the city's sports venues, wants the Regional Asset...
Rick Scott Is the Type of Politician Voters Say They Want in Surveys, Americans Say They Prefer Get-It-Done Non-Ideological Leaders like the Florida Governor, but He Is Struggling in the Polls, Writes Kevin D. Williamson of National Review
The Democratic party likes to portray itself as the party of the young, and young people do lean Democratic. (They are, as columnist Jonah Goldberg once put it, at the bottom of the learning curve.) But damned if the Democrats are not the party of dinosaurs....
Rule to Help Coal Firms May Hit Drinking Water Suppliers Pa. Adjusts the Limits Placed on Manganese
Pennsylvania public water suppliers could face tens of millions of dollars in plant upgrades and treatment costs because of an obscure water quality rule change that was tucked into a state budget bill at the request of coal companies last year.The switch...
SATURDAY'S RESULTS [Derived Headline]
SATURDAY'S RESULTSFOOTBALLWPIAL CLASS 2AMIDWESTERN CONFERENCEWestern Beaver 27, Shenango 13WB -- Noah Gray 25 pass from Thad Gray (Zack Shank kick)WB -- Cam Irvine 1 run (kick failed)WB -- Raven Chandler 3 run (pass failed)WB -- Irvin 7 run (Casey Oliver...
Send in the Clowns
We take one step forward in civility and class. But then we take two steps back.If the various memorial services last week for the late Sen. John McCain, especially the one at the National Cathedral, in essence a state funeral, showed us what our politics...
Shop Beaver: Must-Stop Spots for Attire
Two centuries ago, shoppers looking for something to wear in Beaver were limited mostly to pelts of the buck-toothed mammal that gave the borough its name.Today, Third Street is a sweet spot for shops that sell clothing, accessories, jewelry, shoes and...
Skyy's the Limit at Shady Side Academy
Skyy Moore keeps a list of his goals posted on his locker.The Shady Side Academy senior quarterback-defensive back has some pretty lofty aspirations - to lead the WPIAL in touchdowns, lead the WPIAL in interceptions and to win a WPIAL Class 2A championship."[The...
'Smart' Signal System Aims to Optimize Flow of Traffic Municipal Officials, Penndot Summarize How It Works
A traffic signal on Route 22 in Monroeville that uses artificial intelligence was criticized during a citizens speak-out meeting with council, spurring explanations from municipal officials and the state Department of Transportation."I had to wait three...
Spinach and Blue Cheese Polenta with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes
For tomatoes5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushedSea salt1 pound plum tomatoes, halvedRed pepper flakesFor polenta1 pound fresh spinach, washed and stalks removed5 cups vegetable stock1 cup polenta2 tablespoons butter½...
SUNDAY [Derived Headline]
SUNDAY9 p.m. on HBOThe DeuceThis acclaimed drama chronicling the rise of the adult entertainment business in America returns for season two, picking up the action in 1977, five years after the events of season one. In the opener, "Our Raison d'Etre,"...
The Judicial Lead What the Kavanaugh Fight Is Really About
The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States was not, fundamentally, about access to memos Judge Kavanaugh wrote when he was an aide to then-President George W. Bush.They were not about...
The Myth Surrounding Labor Day's Shortened Work Week
One of the presumed perks of the three-day Labor Day weekend is the short work week that follows. In theory, those four days should be an easy skate after the long weekend, right?So why did last week feel longer and more stressful than the five-day schedule...
The Once-Great War World War I Is Still Remembered in the Literal Middle of America
KANSAS CITYAt the time - though the world was weary of war - no one thought the way the British army and its Arab allies swung into Syria would be forgotten.Even in this centenary period - the 100th anniversary of that movement, so significant in the...
'The Play's the Thing' Doing a Little Improv to Get Some Perspective on Business Problems
Denise Zellous has a problem. She finds it tough to delegate.Since 2011 she's been managing her small nonprofit, Zellous Hope Project, out of her home in a McKees Rocks high-rise apartment.Zellous Hope provides assistance such as clothing and housing...
They Wrote the Book on Love
A long friendship, punctuated and strengthened by a string of goofy messages, has spawned a children's book that may be among the best gifts a father ever has left a son.Scott Sutton and Alec Traub have known each other 15 years. Both members of the...
'Touchdown Tyler' Sparks Strong Start by North Hills
When Tyler Brennan scored five touchdowns for North Hills in its season opener, the performance earned him praise from teammates and coaches.When he did it again the second game, it earned him something else.A nickname."The guys are starting to call...
Trump Tariff Trouble Deep in the Heart of Texas
When Sen. Elizabeth Warren called the U.S. Commerce Department's process for deciding who gets relief from President Donald Trump's 25 percent tariffs on steel imports "arbitrary and opaque ... and subject to political favoritism," the Massachusetts...
TUESDAY [Derived Headline]
TUESDAY"The Great American Read," 8 p.m., WQED-TV.PBS's attempt to find America's "best-loved novel" returns with seven more episodes devoted to themes including "Heroes" (Sept. 25), "Villains and Monsters" (Oct. 2) and "Other Worlds" (Oct. 16). Meredith...
Unlike So Many Others, This Edition of Pitt-Penn State Is Best Forgotten
I expected so much more from Penn State-Pitt Saturday night.It surely was the final game of the wonderful series in Pittsburgh of my 80-year career, probably of my lifetime. Darn right I wanted more.The many Penn State fans who helped to fill Heinz Field...
Untethered Moving from Chile to Alabama to Moon Gave Me "A Hundred Definitions of Home," Writes Daniela Schmitz
I was born in Santiago, Chile, on a cool winter morning in July 2001.My father, who had lived in Santiago for most of his life, met my mother, an engineer from a 1,700-person town in Illinois, when their companies did a joint venture in Memphis, Tenn....
U.S. Rival Acquires German Plant in Koppel U.S. Rival Acquires German Plant in Koppel
Just before bidding started in the auction sale of a German-owned company in Koppel, Beaver County, a pair of Boy Scouts raised an American flag outside the manufacturing plant."A crowd of about 200 persons attended the sale, which was held from the...
Welcome to Braden Western Pa Turns out to Be a Good Stand-In for Fictional 'One Dollar' Town
Braden might be a fictional town, but Pittsburgh is in its DNA.Market Square? It's in there. Bell's Market in Braddock? Yep. The East End Food Co-op in North Point Breeze and Augie's Sport Pub in Arnold also stand in for Braden landmarks.Braden "is certainly...
Why Did Wpxi Meterologist Really Leave?
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: A few months ago I read that Valerie Smock was leaving Channel 11 to spend more time...
Why We Don't Prepare for the Future We No Longer Can Reach Consensus on How to Solve Problems, So We Rely on Crises to Spur Us to Action, Laments Columnist Robert J. Samuelson
Does America adapt by crisis or consensus? Do we spontaneously change because we see we must, or must we be coerced by events that leave us no choice?- "The Good Life and Its Discontents: The American Dream in the Age of Entitlement"That's what I wrote...
Wonder When Your Broadcast Network Television Favorites Will Be Back?
"The Amazing Race" (midseason)."American Housewife" (Sept. 26)."American Idol" (midseason)."America's Funniest Home Videos" (Sept. 30)."A.P. Bio" (midseason)."Arrow" (Oct. 15)."The Big Bang Theory" (Sept. 24)."black-ish" (Oct. 16)."The Bachelor" (midseason)."The...
Wtc Subway Stop Reopens
NEW YORK - When the twin towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001, they came crashing down on the Cortlandt Street subway stop on the No. 1 line. The station was buried under debris, its sturdy beams bent like paper clips.For nearly 17 years, the station has sat...
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