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Articles from October 14, 2018

$1,411. William Miller to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 205 Carrington ... [Derived Headline]
$1,411. William Miller to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 205 Carrington Ave., by sheriff's deed $1,422. Jon Hawryliak to Federal National Mortgage Assn., 229 Home Ave., by sheriff's deed $1,909. Jordan Gray to Zachary Daniel Cuffman, 133 Irene Drive, $158,500....
Allegheny County [Derived Headline]
Allegheny CountyPITTSBURGH1st WardDali Assoc. L.P. to Manor Garage Owner LLC, 564 Forbes Ave., $10 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $7,932,006).2nd WardBrett Brennfleck to Andrew Brown, 320 Fort Duquesne Blvd. Unit 4-O, $157,000.4th WardFadi...
Amateur Hour at the White House Why Trump Can't Admit the Extent of Russian Interference
Greg Miller, a national security reporter for The Washington Post reminds us that Donald Trump and Robert Mueller have superficially similar backgrounds. Both were born to wealth in New York City in the 1940s. Mr. Trump and Mr. Mueller share German-Scottish...
'Am I Going to Die?' Donnie Bates Was Shot 12 Times This Summer, but Has Returned to Play Football at Steel Valley
The bullets left some small circular scars. Donnie Bates points to the one near his right elbow and then to the mark on his right bicep. He lifts up his shirt to show where one bullet went into his right shoulder and three more in his lower back."Four...
Annoying Rains Have Taken Their Toll on Golfers, Courses
Rich D'Ambrosio makes his way along the cart paths at Olde Stonewall Golf Club, making sure to keep his maintenance cart off the soft fairways and away from the moist, thickened rough. It is late September, the time of year golf courses begin to take...
'Around the Table South' Aims for Community Engagement Solution-Oriented Conversations Sought
While attending a national conference in Miami earlier this year, Mary Phan-Gruber learned about a Chicago-based initiative in which residents build connections, share ideas on strengthening their communities and inspire positive efforts through a series...
At the 911 Center, Stress, Long Hours and Now a Dispute over Overtime Pay
The 2:30 p.m. shift change on a recent Monday was an orderly affair. Workers formed a line to clock in at the front of the hushed, dimly lit room and relieved their coworkers, avoiding disruption.It was befitting of the workplace's seriousness: Here,...
Back to the Prairie the Reassessment of Laura Ingalls Wilder Reminds Us of the Need to Revisit Our Past, Writes Linda Lear
The explosion of American homesteaders pouring into the Great Plains and beyond in the late 19th century fostered an indelible portrait of the American character and an unshakable myth of Western settlement. It was a tale of courage, resilience, adventure...
Battle of Ragnarok Norse Mythology Comes Alive
And it came to pass in the New Found Lands of the Slippery Rock that the great Norse civilizations clashed on the field of battle at Ragnarok. With the fate of mankind in the balance, Dagorhirrim warriors charged the enemy lines colliding in a tumult...
Blackridge Colonial Turned into a Mini Resort
Built in 1940, the Colonial at 1541 Graham Blvd. in the Wilkinsburg section of Blackridge started as a simple three-bedroom, 1½-bath home. Today, after almost three decades of upgrades, renovations and additions, it is a stunning resort-style home with...
Burnt Almond Torte Makes Henry Prantl Feel like a Star
When Henry Prantl walked into Prantl's Bakery in Market Square on a hot August day, his forehead beaded with sweat, there was no fanfare. He didn't seek any attention, and none was given. In fact, the two employees working behind the counter had no clue...
Catch and Release: Sound Conservation or Possible Fish Kill?
If the results of new research into fishing mortality are correct, catch-and-release should be called catch, release - and kill.The popular conservation ethic was challenged in a California University at Riverside study of fishing mortality published...
CITY [Derived Headline]
CITYDiocese puts pastor on leave over allegationsBishop David Zubik has put a priest on leave after an allegation of abuse of a minor, the Diocese of Pittsburgh announced Saturday.The Rev. Joseph Reschick, 67, who has been serving as pastor of St. Rosalia...
'Clean Meat' Will Lead to Tough Choices Lab-Created Meat Derived from Animals but Never Part of an Animal Was Predicted by Winston Churchill. Now, It Has Arrived, Reports Social Scientist Richard Williams
The national conversation that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have so long desired is coming, but not how most people expected.Some call it "clean meat." Others call it "Frankenfood." Call it what you want, but it is meat - chemically and...
Climate Change Causing Extreme Weather
Climate change, scientists say, is responsible for the recent extreme weather in Pennsylvania - heat waves, torrential rain and flooding. These weather changes are not merely inconvenient, as demonstrated by a natural gas pipeline rupture that caused...
Defending the Republic One Senator and One Late Justice Inspire Respect for Their Respective Institutions
I noticed a member of the commentariat saying, the other day, that the United States Senate has not been damaged critically, or for the long term, by the Kavanaugh confirmation process.Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, said the same thing.They...
Divide Points to Split Decision in Midterms Democrats Look Strong in House Races, Republicans Expect Progress in Senate
WASHINGTON - The divide in American politics is so stark that analysts are beginning to predict something that seldom happens: One party could make big gains in the House while the other adds seats in the Senate.Not since 1970 has a midterm election...
Dormont Native's 'Anastasia' Begins Tour
Stephen Flaherty was embarking the next day for the Madrid premiere of "Anastasia" while back in the States something unique in his experience was happening. The touring company was about to open in Schenectady, N.Y. - second stop, Pittsburgh - while...
Dukes Rout Rmu, 48-24 W&j Avoids Upset in Wild 50-43 Win
Duquesne rolled up 521 yards of total offense, including 321 on the ground, in a 48-24 blowout of Robert Morris Saturday night at Rooney Field.Running back A.J. Hines scored three touchdowns on 182 yards rushing for the Dukes (4-3, 1-1 Northeast Conference)....
Economy Takes Center Stage in Allegheny's Swing Precincts
Dave Cranston Jr. thinks the president is an "egomaniac" and a bully - an inevitable product, he suspects, of Donald Trump's wealthy New York City upbringing.Mr. Cranston, whose kind features and deferential tone are a world away from the angry partisanship...
Ethan Moore Quaker Valley Football
The past week: Moore completed 21 of 33 passes for 303 yards and one touchdown, and ran for three touchdowns as Quaker Valley defeated Waynesburg, 46-14, on Oct. 5.Check this out: Quaker Valley's offense has come on lately, and Moore is one of the main...
Fall Flowers at 125, Phipps Still Looks Fresh
"Phipps' Fall Flower Show: 125 Years of Wonder" is much more than thousands of chrysanthemums. It's a sweet look back at 125 years of history at the Victorian glasshouse, which is once again crowned by the ogee crest that Henry Phipps knew in the 1890s....
Familiar Issues Vex Penguins Shootout Loss Characterized by More Sloppy Play
MONTREAL - Curious where the Penguins stand as a team right now?Go back and watch Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre.Little piece of advice: Fast-forward through the sequence where Justin Schultz gets hurt. Yeah, not...
Former Shaler Standout in Volleyball Winding Down Fine Career at Uconn North Allegheny Grad Coming off a 17-Tackle Game for Clarion
Riley Stapleton is one of the top receivers in the country at the FCS level. Stapleton, a junior at James Madison University and a former standout at Indiana High School, is 25th in the country in receptions per game with 37 in six contests. He is 11th...
For Scientist Who Grew Up in Pittsburgh, a Life of Fearless Independence Led to Nobel
PASADENA, Calif. - A multi-gifted Frances Arnold spent much of the first half of her life in Pittsburgh and elsewhere, maddening her parents, frustrating her teachers and searching for the right scientific field to suit her unconventional nature.The...
Grant Money Aids Trail, Parking Garage
Parts of the Great Allegheny Passage trail in McKeesport and a parking garage that has been closed for nearly two decades will benefit from a $2.9 million Pennsylvania Multimodal Transportation Fund grant the city of McKeesport has received.City officials...
Holocaust Didn't Stop Designer's Vision
Many Jewish designers have had an impact on contemporary fashion: Isaac Mizrahi, Diane von Furstenberg, Zac Posen and Michael Kors, to name a few.But one never had a chance to become a household name because she died during the Holocaust.Hedy Strnad,...
Honor Is Not Obsolete Though It's Not Been Much on Display Lately
Sometimes a little quip reveals a deep chasm. So it was with that briefly notorious tweet from "The Late Show" writer Ariel Dumas.The critics who demanded her firing should instead thank her for the wake-up call.As the confirmation vote for the newest...
Hope Is a Four Letter Word for Anne Lamott, Forgiveness Essential
Anne Lamott is one of those authors who has fanatical fans. Although she is an esteemed novelist (with seven fiction works) her most dedicated readers follow her nonfiction.She has gifted the world with memoirs and essays. "Almost Everything: Notes on...
Horoscope: Eugenia Last, Oct. 14, 2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Share your opinions with like-minded people. Working with others will help you accomplish the most. Learn from those with more experience and kindly offer your knowledge and wisdom to those who need it. Don't lose sight of your priorities,...
Invincible!
ACROSS1 Two make a whole7 California wine valley11 Stepped pyramid builders16 "Relax, soldier!"17 Pitcher Hershiser18 Wield, as influence19 Bavarian-born saloonkeeper who shot 46-Across in Milwaukee on October 14, 191221 1965 march site22 Monogram ltr.23...
Jocelyn Timlin Bentworth Soccer
The past week: Timlin scored three goals in a 10-1 win against McGuffey and scored two goals in a 7-0 win against Monessen.Check this out: The junior, one of the top scorers in the WPIAL, has 87 career goals and broke the school record of 69 goals earlier...
Late Deaths for Sunday, October 14, 2018
CLASSIFIED OBITUARIESBAKER, Ronald R., RobinsonBAWDEN, Margaret A., OakmontBENDER, Ruth Elizabeth Hughes, formerly GlenshawBRAZELL, William, PittsburghBUTKUS, Stanley J., CecilCAMERON, Dennis E.CANOVALI, Dean, PittsburghCOLLINS, Carole Palmer, Tucson,...
Leak Continues despite Repeated Attempts to Fix Problem
I have a 2016 Volks-wagen SportWagen. It has a big sunroof and a big leak. Ounces drip down from the overhead center console onto the stereo faceplate, around the headliner, down the front driver pillar and out the tweeter that's mounted at the base...
Learning Fast [Derived Headline]
Learning fastExciting is a word often associated with Boyd.It was that way in high school, where his team never lost a game while he was a starter; it was that way at Pitt, where he lined at various positons, running, catching and even throwing the ball;...
List of High School Leaders Has Some Familiar Names
Did you hear they are finally making a movie about clocks? It's about time.The Fumbler had some free time this week, so he decided to scroll through the WPIAL and City League statistical leaders on post-gazette.com. It led to some observations .* Most...
"Man, It Was an Awesome Feeling to Win That Game," ... [Derived Headline]
"Man, it was an awesome feeling to win that game," Ben Roethlisberger said.The joy didn't last long. After the game, Steelers players and coaches began to hear about the seriousness of Shazier's spinal-cord injury. He was hurt making what appeared to...
Man Told Police He Had Been Drinking on Party Bus before Fatal DUI Crash
An Avalon man told police that he was drinking on a party bus before getting behind the wheel of a car in a fatal two-vehicle crash last month in West Mifflin that killed a 19-year-old woman, according to court paperwork.Robert L. Darrisaw Jr., 23, had...
Mars Offense off and Running Once Again
To run the wing-T offense successfully, you need to be disciplined, patient and know your assignments.Having a star ball carrier helps a lot, too.Just ask Mars, which is again lucky enough to have one of those.Garrett Reinke is no rinky-dink running...
Metal Detectors Delay Byham Show
As lines stretched a half-block down the sidewalk from Byham Theater Saturday night, an ambulance pulled up out front, casting pale red and white lights over the growing crowd.Some at the end of the line wondered if the ambulance was the cause of the...
Miss Partial-America? No One Wins in This Silly Fight
Pennsylvania and three other states are wondering whether their prospective Miss Americas will be walking the runway in the next national pageant.The Miss American Organization is keeping its glossed lips sealed but it seems that officials of the iconic...
Nathan Fillion of 'Castle' Returns to ABC in 'Rookie'
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - ABC's "The Rookie" may prove to be the fall's easiest-to-predict, broadcast drama success story. (Or at least ABC execs hope it will be - so far this season the network's ratings have been disappointing.)The series reunites "Castle"...
Northern Italian Pumpkin Lasagna
Pumpkin can help the body fight off inflammation, is packed with fiber and is high in potassium.For lasagna1 tablespoon butter1 tablespoon olive oil1 large onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)2 pounds fresh pumpkin, seeds and fibers removed, peeled and...
On This Day, Oct. 14
1586 Mary, Queen of Scots, went on trial in England, accused of committing treason against Queen Elizabeth I. Mary was beheaded in February 1587.1793 "Modern Chivalry, Volume Three," a novel by Hugh Henry Brackenridge, was printed by John Scull. It was...
Orange Water in the Blood
A couple of months ago, I wrote about where Pittsburgh belongs on the national map.We fit - or don't quite - in many categories. We're in a mid-Atlantic state but more than a six-hour drive from the ocean. We have some kinship with the Northeast, the...
Pa Schools Need to Embrace New Safety Grants Pennsylvania Aims to Both 'Harden' and 'Soften' Schools to Protect Students from Shooters, Explains Government Relations Attorney Kathleen Duffy Bruder
It is difficult to believe that a few pieces of black construction paper, taped over the window of a classroom door, saved the lives of a room full of children in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.In that horrifying 2012 tragedy in Connecticut,...
Passive House in Beaver County Works Hard to Save Energy
Neighbors driving by Barbara and Gary Gardner's new house in Beaver County can't tell it's super energy-efficient and Passive House-certified. But they like the way it looks."I called a building supply company in Chippewa for concrete block to build...
People on the Move: 10/14/2018
Associations & OrganizationsThe ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter named Ryan Reczek executive director.Banking/FinancialJoseph Culos was named executive vice president at First Commonwealth Bank.Stifel Financial Corp. said Dan Riley has...
Pittsburgh Detectives, Police Officers Brawl with Reputed Pagans
The following CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION appeared on October 25, 2018. A story Oct. 14 about a bar brawl between Pittsburgh police officers and members of the Pagans motorcycle club misspelled the last name of Pagan member Erik Heitzenrater.Undercover...
Pittsburghers Learn to Tap Dance; Musicians Strike in Chicago
Sara Bauknecht on danceWhen you think of Pittsburgh's dance scene, tap dance isn't usually the first style to spring to mind.Texture Contemporary Ballet dabbled in it last summer for its season opener at the New Hazlett Theater. The Pittsburgh Dance...
Pitt Throws Scare into No. 5 Irish Given Two Chances to Reclaim Lead, Offense Stalls Late in 19-14 Defeat
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - It didn't take long for the college football world's ears to perk up and take stock of Pitt's latest upset effort, this time on one of the holy grounds of the sport.By the time it was over, that notice was fully served on a picture-perfect...
Pizza Deliveryman Shot Dead during Robbery in East Liberty
A pizza deliveryman was shot and killed Saturday during a robbery just after getting out of his car with two pizzas that were apparently ordered by the suspect to an address in East Liberty, a police spokesman said.The 59-year-old African-American man,...
Pope Defrocks 2 Retired Chilean Bishops over Abuse of Minors
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Saturday defrocked two more Chilean bishops accused of sexually abusing minors, and to show greater transparency about how he's responding to the sex abuse crisis, he publicly explained why they were removed.The Vatican's...
Reading Rubs Knowing Why, Where Bucks Rub Antlers Can Improve Your Hunt
Hunting lesson No. 2, after firearm safety, is that bigger bucks rub their bigger antlers on bigger trees.But studies by several universities, conservation groups and state wildlife management agencies have challenged conventional wisdom about buck rubs.White-tailed...
Really Stretching It Do Revelers Need to Travel in Big Limousines?
With features such as plush seats, well equipped bars, mood lighting, flat-screen televisions and high-end sound systems, stretch limousines and party buses seem less like a method of transportation than nightclubs on wheels.The argument may be made...
SATURDAY'S RESULTS [Derived Headline]
SATURDAY'S RESULTSFOOTBALLWPIAL CLASS 2AMIDWESTERN CONFERENCEFreedom 28, Neshannock 7F -- Cody Ross 2 run (Nick DiNardo kick)F -- Noah Yeck pass from Zach Rosa (DiNardo kick)F -- Jake Pail 10 pass from Rosa (DiNardo kick)N -- Noah Karpiak 1 run (Tristan...
Senior Rb Putting Up Big Numbers for Mcguffey
With some key matchups down the final stretch of the season, we're about to find out what several teams in Class 2A are made of.One of those teams is McGuffey (7-0), one of the three remaining undefeated 2A teams, including Shady Side Academy (6-0) and...
Snowstorm Kills Climbers in Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal - At least eight climbers, including a South Korean world-record holder, were killed after a violent snowstorm ripped through their camp in the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal, officials said on Saturday.The climbers - four South Koreans...
Sullivan Surprises by Shuffling Forward Lines, Defense Pairing
MONTREAL - Penguins coach Mike Sullivan rarely changes his lineup after a win.Saturday proved to be an exception.Two days after beating the Vegas Golden Knights, Sullivan shuffled three of his four forward lines for the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre...
SUNDAY [Derived Headline]
SUNDAY8 p.m. on FREEFORMDecorating Disney: Halloween MagicFew family tourist destinations "do" major holidays like the Walt Disney parks do, and this new special - airing as part of Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween programming lineup - takes audiences...
Supreme Court Confirmation Battles Go Way Back Former Toledo Blade National Editor Jack Lessenberry Looks Back at the Scandal That Shook the Nation after the Nomination of Now-Legendary Justice Hugo Black
Think the battle over U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was as shocking as confirmation struggles get, with highly partisan allegations of sexual assault?Guess again.In another late summer nearly a century ago, Paul Block, then the publisher...
Take a Tour of This 'Asylum' - If You Dare
WESTON, W. Va. - The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum doesn't need Halloween as an excuse to tell ghost stories. This former state hospital turned tourist attraction along West Virginia's West Fork River feels haunted even on a beautiful fall afternoon.It...
That Pedal for Guitarists Really Rocks
Michael Mecca's obsession with audio effects began at a young age.The budding guitarist got his hands on his first synthesizer as a child growing up in Buffalo, N.Y."I opened it up and I saw God. I was just amazed at everything inside," Mr. Mecca said...
The Conscience of a Nation Frederick Douglass Never Stopped Fighting for Black Liberation
Q scores didn't exist in the 1800s, but if they had, they would likely prove that Frederick Douglass was second only to President Abraham Lincoln as the most recognized American of the 19th century. Mr. Douglass spent an enormously long time - almost...
The Peculiar Politics of Maine Where a Bellwether Congressional Race Features Tattoos, Lobster Boats and an Odd Method of Voting
NORRIDGEWOCK, MaineCould towns like this, a tiny crossroads of fewer than 1,300 households - now draped in brilliant autumn foliage colors, by Election Day perhaps resting quietly under a gentle dust of snow - decide whether Democrats or Republicans...
Transit Authority Begins Task of Replacing Scores of Bus Shelters
The following CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION appeared on October 16m 2018. Port Authority is replacing 190 shelters throughout its system, beginning with the South and East busways and park-and-ride locations, but all of the locations haven't been chosen yet....
Trump Taps Cipollone as Next White House Counsel
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump has selected former Justice Department attorney Pat Cipollone to be the new White House counsel, said a person with direct knowledge of the search.Mr. Cipollone would replace Don McGahn, who was expected to leave...
Tudor-Craftsman Featured in Bellevue House Tour
Dan and Linda Carroll toured eight homes in one day before purchasing this Tudor-style home in Bellevue in 1984."We got three times the house for a third of the price," says Mr. Carroll.The large brick home, which has Craftsman-style elements and most...
TUESDAY [Derived Headline]
TUESDAY"The Kids Are Alright," 8:30 p.m., ABC.Viewers may think of actor Michael Cudlitz primarily for his dramatic roles -"The Walking Dead," "Southland" -but he was eager to try something a little more light-hearted, like playing a TV comedy dad in...
Twisted Found Materials Become Mill Rats, Warring Teacups and Murderous Guns in Contemporary Craft Show
The following CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION appeared on October 14, 2018. A woman and her son are shown in a photo accompanying a story this Sunday about the Contemporary Craft exhibition"Transformation 10: Contemporary Works in Found Materials." The gender...
Welcome to the Middle Class More Than Half of the World's People Are Now Middle Class - an Epic and Underappreciated Achievement of Liberal Capitalism, Writes Oliver Wiseman of News Service Capx
If life is what happens when you're busy making other plans, then progress is what happens when we're busy arguing about politics.The most important piece of news in recent weeks has nothing to do with Brett Kavanaugh or Brexit. It didn't make the front...
When Meadville Decided to Shop for Small Businesses
Andrew Giles grew up in Meadville but worried in recent years that its small town charm wasn't holding up very well. The downtown shopping district was looking like a "town that time had forgotten, a mysterious Stephen King novel that hadn't been written...
When the Game Show Network Wasn't There Verizon Fios Says It Often Pulls Channels
Wilkinsburg resident Connie Raymond recently switched her cable TV provider from Comcast to Verizon Fios looking to save a few bucks.Her bills are lower, but she isn't happy.In August, she and her husband Dale selected Verizon's entry level "Home and...
Where Does Hallmark Channel Film Its 'Good Witch' Series?
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: Where is Hallmark Channel's "Good Witch" filmed? The most recent season portrayed the...
Witnesses Contradict Previous Testimony at Hearing Castagna Proceeding Continues Next Week
A West Mifflin Area School District employee testified at a hearing Tuesday he has never done any work at a former school board member's house when he should have been working in the district, contradicting previous testimony.The testimony came during...
Wolf Thanks Wagner for Apology over Golf Spikes Remark
During a brief appearance Saturday morning to fire up Democratic campaigners in the North Hills, Gov. Tom Wolf avoided any mention of Republican opponent Scott Wagner's promise Friday morning that he would "stomp all over" the governor's face with "golf...
Work to Begin on Thorn Run Interchange Upgrades
More roadwork designed to improve accessibility to undeveloped areas of Moon is expected to begin next month.Mark Scappe, president of the Moon Transportation Authority, said the authority has entered into a $9.4 million contract with Golden Triangle...
Wuerl's Path from Priest to Archbishop Revelations in Grand Jury Report Tarnished His Reputation as a Reformer
Donald Wuerl grew up in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Mount Washington, where, as a boy, he presided over pretend Masses for his siblings in the family home.He stayed on the path established in those imaginary childhood services, becoming a priest,...
You Don't Say! an NFL Referee Working More Than Just on Sunday Was an Idea That Was a Long Time Coming. Has It Made the League Better ... or Just Created Awkward Moments around the Office Water Cooler?
Hearing it for the first and only time, I could not keep from tilting my head sideways like a dog hearing its first kazoo.Cris Collinsworth blurted it out during NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcast, and it might have been the first time in the history...
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