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Articles from October 15, 2018

A Better Place Undocumented Immigrants Improve U.S
I've come to know Jose Antonio Vargas as a good man and a fine writer who provides an essential voice in the immigration debate.That beats the caricature of Mr. Vargas drawn by right-wing nativists as "the most famous illegal in America."These are the...
A Cautionary Tale Girls Admit to Falsely Accusing a Boy They Disliked
All victims have the right to be heard. They do not have the right to be unquestioningly believed. The reasons should be obvious: An accusation is not necessarily truth. And an alleged victim is not necessarily a victim.This principle is playing out...
Artist Targets Madness of a World with Nukes
Proof of the magnitude of mankind's madness lies in nuclear weapons. The United States tested the madness numerous times in our country, incinerating thousands of rabbits, coyotes and birds before launching it onto the world stage - and humans - in 1945...
Arts Need Hr Help Recent Controversies Highlight a Training Gap
The arts, as Kurt Vonnegut once said, "are a very human way of making life more bearable." Pittsburgh is a perfect example of how a vibrant arts community can elevate a city, offering denizens and outsiders the opportunity to think, relax and be entertained.But...
Bengals Believe They Are Better Team Ex-Pitt Star Boyd, Cb Kirkpatrick Lead the Charge
CINCINNATI -High in the rafters of Paul Brown Stadium is a sign that reads: "Make them respect us."That's kind of hard when the Bengals keep inventing ways to lose to the Steelers. On the Bungles Scale, the latest implosion doesn't rank as high as the...
Burfict Hit on Brown Could Be Reviewed by League
CINCINNATI - Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict could be facing another suspension from the NFL for hitting Antonio Brown in the head early in the third quarter of the Steelers' 28-21 victory Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.Brown caught a pass over the...
Burfict's Antics Motivate Big Ben
CINCINNATIThere are many reasons Ben Roethlisberger gets a special kick out of tormenting the Bengals here. Paul Brown Stadium is 40 miles southeast on U.S. 27 from Oxford, Ohio, where he played his college ball at Miami of Ohio. It is 160 miles south...
Carnegie International Fete and Revel
The Carnegie Museum of Art was the place to be #SEEN on Friday night as hundreds of eclectic partygoers, artists and friends filled the space to take in the new exhibits during the opening night of the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018.Before...
Children's Author Who Believed the Best Is Still Ahead Oct. 3, 1975 - Oct. 10, 2018
Katie Dopirak exuded the type of warmth and never-give-up optimism that's hard to fake.But in the mid-2000s, while trying to break into the notoriously unforgiving literary industry, the fledgling children's author let slip her frustration with the rise...
Cornell QB Puts Up Eye-Popping Numbers
Cornell coach Ed Dawson didn't like his team's chances to run the ball successfully against Laurel because one of Cornell's top running backs was out because of a suspension. Cornell's offensive line also was undersized against Laurel.So, Dawson let...
'Dino Geese' Back on Bridge Graffiti from 1990s Is Back on the 10th Street Bridge - Legally, This Time
Dangling nearly 100 feet above the street, Tim Kaulen fearlessly painted four black geese atop a 10th Street Bridge tower one night in the early 1990s.On Sunday, he returned to repaint them, tethered by a safety harness to the bucket of a 120-foot lift....
Diocese Facing Changes in Time of Crisis Parish Consolidation Gets Underway Today
When the Rev. James Farnan arrived as pastor at St. James Catholic Parish in Sewickley earlier this year, one longtime parishioner told him bluntly that over the decades, "we only had one priest change the Mass schedule, and we ran him out of town in...
Emotional Weekend Ends with Victory Ryan Shazier and His Teammates Return to the Place Where He Sustained a Life-Changing Injury 10 Months Ago
CINCINNATI - Ben Roethlisberger stood before a gaggle of media, dressed sharply in a suit and tie and teared up as he spoke.It had nothing to do with his 31-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown with 10 seconds left that delivered yet another Steelers...
Everyone Should Prioritize the Environment
I'm appalled that folks treat climate change as a political issue and use it to divide people. The new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report (Oct. 9, "Scientists: Clock Ticking to Stop Climate Change") makes it official: We need all hands...
Ex-Israeli Spy to Speak on Capture of Eichmann
A career Mossad agent who is an expert on the capture of one of the biggest Nazi war criminals in history will spend this week in Pittsburgh.Avner Avraham spent nearly three decades at the Israeli spy agency and most recently has been the resident expert...
Fla. Rescue Efforts Continue after Michael Death Toll at 18; Food, Water Scarce
As residents pick up the pieces after Hurricane Michael, and teams comb through rubble in search of survivors, authorities say it could be weeks or months before a sense of normalcy returns to storm-ravaged Florida.In the meantime, residents are doing...
Focus on Renewal 49th Anniversary Gala
The Place: Ryan Arts Center & Public Library, McKees Rocks, Saturday night.#PartyWithAPurpose: The sold-out MOMENTUM Gala drew a great crowd of both longtime and new supporters. "The room has so much love and you can really feel this momentum of...
Fred Rogers Productions Unveils Program Website
This year's enthusiastic public response to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of PBS's "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" prompted Fred Rogers Productions to create a new website - misterrogers.org - dedicated to the series.Brimming with content, the...
Go Ahead, Forget the News Americans Need to Be More Selective with Their Media Consumption
Most of all, I am disoriented by the speed at which major news events pass into the rearview mirror in contemporary America.Last week, a man was alleged to have mailed letters to the Pentagon containing the raw material for the ricin poison. No one seems...
LATEST DEATHS [Derived Headline]
The 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 funeral home...
Maatta a Key with Schultz Injured
MONTREAL - Before the shootout loss Saturday night at Montreal, when Justin Schultz suffered a gruesome-looking injury to his left leg/ankle, the Penguins were charting relatively new waters.They had a plethora of NHL-caliber defensemen and not enough...
Magee-Womens Health Summit Dinner
When and where: The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown, on Tuesday night.#MageeSummit: Magee-Womens Research Institute launched a global initiative with a $1 million Magee Prize presented by former CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent...
Men Who Stand Falsely Accused the President Worries That Men Will Be Persecuted; Black Men Know All about It
President Donald Trump last week told reporters and then supporters in Mississippi that America was no longer a safe place for young men.Here's how Washington Post reporter James Hohmann described Mr. Trump's warnings at the rally:But the president also...
New Owner to Restore Historic Building on Wood Street Mcknight Realty Sets Bank Tower Project
One of Downtown's earliest skyscrapers, an architectural jewel at Wood Street and Fourth Avenue, will get a facelift under a new owner that has a track record for restoring historic buildings.McKnight Realty Partners is close to finalizing the purchase...
On This Day, Oct. 15
1860 Eleven-year-old Grace Bedell of Westfield, N.Y., wrote a letter to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, suggesting he could improve his appearance by growing a beard.1890 Western Pennsylvania Institute for the Blind opened in Oakland. The site...
Parishioners Stunned after Priest Placed on Leave
Exiting the large brick and stained glass facade on Greenfield Avenue after Mass on Sunday, St. Rosalia parishioners expressed sadness and disbelief over their priest's absence.The Rev. Joseph Reschick, 67, had been placed on administrative leave following...
Past Trauma Compounded by Unsupportive Husband
DEAR NATALIE: In light of all of the stories coming out about sexual assault, I began feeling depressed and sad about a situation I experienced as a young woman. My husband asked me about why I have been so down lately, and I told him what had happened...
Pittsburgh Playhouse's Grand Opening Gala
#OneSingularSensation: The brand new Pittsburgh Playhouse hit it out of the (point!) park on Saturday night as more than 430 guests and celebrities enjoyed the new, state-of-the-art theater complex and an elegant dinner catered by the Duquesne Club....
Plenty of Time in Last-Minute Win
CINCINNATI - When the Cincinnati Bengals scored with 1:18 remaining to take a lead, 21-20, Ben Roethlisberger turned to his offensive linemen and delivered a simple observation."They gave us too much time."By the time that the offense got back onto the...
Pope Names Two Saints
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Sunday praised two towering figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church as prophets who shunned wealth and looked out for the poor as he made saints of Pope Paul VI and martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero.Pope Francis...
President Says Climate Change Is Not a Hoax
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn't know if it's manmade and suggests that the climate will "change back again."In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes" that aired Sunday night,...
Psu Eyes Road to Recovery
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The immediate costs of Penn State's 21-17 loss to Michigan State Saturday were obvious.The Nittany Lions plunged from eighth to 18th in the Associated Press rankings and were exorcised from any conversation about competing for...
Sanctuary a Navy Man Finds Safe Harbor in the Strip District
The House Next Door is a monthly series that explores local homes and the people who live in them.A former Navy man, Bill Perry is fond of his perch along the Allegheny River in the Strip District."It's my man cave," he laughed.Designed by his friend,...
Shrine Status Sought for Troy Hill's Relic-Rich St. Anthony Chapel
From its founding in 1892, St. Anthony Chapel in Troy Hill has attracted world renown as home to at least 5,000 relics - bone fragments and other items associated with Roman Catholic saints throughout history.The Rev. James Orr, pastor of Most Holy Name...
Some Pittsburgh School Board Members Are Skeptical of Children's Fund Proposal
Several Pittsburgh school board members say they oppose a proposal to create an Allegheny County Children's Fund, which will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot for county voters.If voters approve the proposed 0.25-mill property tax increase,...
The View of California, Pa., Depends on Where You Look
A visitor heading out from the intersection of Wood and Third streets in the heart of California, Pa., could get vastly different impressions of the community.Heading east would lead to the campus of California University of Pennsylvania, which borders...
This Time the Steelers Dished It Out
CINCINNATIThis annual Steelers-at-Bengals episode, as predictably violent as it is violently predictable, has become a long-running NFL paradox.The Steelers, as they did again Sunday with 10 seconds to spare, almost always win (they're 18-3 at Paul Brown...
TRAFFIC WATCH [Derived Headline]
Highights from major construction projects around Pittsburgh and surrounding areas this week1. University Boulevard/Moon: Overnight, single-lane restrictions in both directions between Business Loop 376 and Route 51 through late November. Also watch...
U.S. Needs to View Iran as an Ally, Not an Enemy
President Donald Trump's recent United Nations speech both angered and ashamed me. The comment that drew laughter was another one of his lies about how his administration has accomplished more in two years than any in U.S. history. His misinformed comments...
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