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Articles from December 2, 2018

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Pitt's normally bright blue jerseys were grass-stained and rain-soaked, starting to resemble its normal navy uniforms than the vibrant throwback threads they busted out for this special occasion.Occasionally, Pitt pushed back against...
911 Dispatcher Praises Girl Who Tried to Save Dad's Life 'She Was Truly a Hero in My Eyes'
An Allegheny County 911 trainee answered the call from Swissvale at about 11:45 p.m. A 10-year-old girl was on the line. Her father had collapsed at home and was unresponsive.Paul Yuretich, a lead 911 operator, saw that the trainee was overwhelmed that...
After a Rocky Rookie Season, Manning Led the Giants to ... [Derived Headline]
After a rocky rookie season, Manning led the Giants to an 11-5 record and the NFC East Division title in his second season. From there, he won two Super Bowls with the Giants in a five-year span and was named MVP in both games, something Roethlisberger...
Aliquippa Pounds Sharon Quips Slip, Then Sprint to 41-7 Rout, Title Game
Aliquippa's 4,000-yard rusher did not play. The Quips fumbled away the opening kickoff. Three plays later, Aliquippa fell victim to a long touchdown pass. Then, Aliquippa fumbled the ball again four plays after that.But flinch?Huh.The Quips flexed.Aliquippa...
Allegheny County [Derived Headline]
Allegheny CountyPITTSBURGH2nd WardAlbert Bortz to RCI Holdings Inc., motel, 131-133-35 Ninth St., $2,450,000. ALSAB L.P. to RCI Holdings Inc., commercial property, 901-903 Penn Ave., $2,550,000.5th WardMarlene Ellis to Mark Clayton and Lorill Readie...
A Man of Discipline and Detail, of Civility and Service
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - The nation mourns the death of George Herbert Walker Bush, a late 20th-century president and the father of an early 21st-century president and a World War II aviator who served as commander-in-chief during the first Gulf War. He...
A Star Is Grown Peters Township Standout Marisa Was Destined to Rise Above
Before she committed to Penn State, became a Post-Gazette Player of the Year or established herself as a dominant, 5-foot-10 force in WPIAL girls basketball, Makenna Marisa was a freshman on a Peters Township team trailing Bethel Park in the fourth quarter.Marisa...
Back in the Labor Fight a White-Haired Organizer Comes Back to His 1980s Roots - in a Way
Anxious people poured into Barney Oursler's union office in McKeesport, hundreds each week, demanding answers. This was not a short-term downturn in the steel industry. It was 1981 - Youngstown, Ohio, steel mills had collapsed, and Pittsburgh seemed...
Be the Change Open Your Heart Program Brings Wisdom, Friendships
At Panera Bread in Shadyside, Thelma Dickerson and Brenda Goggins laughed over coffee as they talked.Ms. Goggins, 67, of Verona has been taking Mrs. Dickerson, 84, of Wilkinsburg to appointments for three years as a volunteer with the Open Your Heart...
Blood on the Spandex an Impressive Comic Book History of 'Rasslin' '
It may come as no surprise that there's a huge crossover between fans of professional wrestling and fans of comic books.After all, both have outcomes that are predetermined, and it's the classic storytelling of good vs. evil with most of their characters...
Broadway Gives Thanks for a Big Week
SHARON EBERSON ON THEATERBroadway shows had a lot to be thankful for over the Thanksgiving week, when the Tony-winning "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 and 2" became the highest-grossing play in Broadway history. The plays took in more than...
Brown: Ben Has Right to Be Critical Star Receiver Says QB Empowered by Having Two Rings, Experience
Antonio Brown has no beef with Ben Roethlisberger after he publicly criticized Brown earlier this week for a poor route that led to a late interception that thwarted a comeback attempt against the Broncos Sunday in Denver. In fact, Brown appears to be...
Christmas Tree Cookie Stacks
This sugar cookie Christmas tree is as fun to decorate as the real one, especially if you get the kids involved. And it's perfect for the holiday cookie exchange with family, friends and/or co-workers in the weeks before Christmas.If you don't have a...
CITY [Derived Headline]
CITYMan turns himself in after shooting victim diesOne of two men charged with homicide in a 2003 shooting that left a Mt. Lebanon man paralyzed for 15 years before he died Tuesday turned himself in Friday.Pittsburgh police said Lamont Fulton arranged...
City League [Derived Headline]
City League1. Allderdice (15-10) - After losing in the City League championship five consecutive years, the Dragons broke through and won the title last season, defeating Westinghouse in the title game. This could be a repeat season for Allderdice. The...
Civil War Music Program Symphony Brass Performance
La Roche College, the Sisters of Divine Providence and Providence Heights Alpha School will hold their annual Festival of Lights from 3 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7 on the college and motherhouse grounds in McCandless. The event will feature a craft show, musical...
Class 1A [Derived Headline]
Class 1A1. West Greene (22-4) - You don't have to squint very hard at the stat sheet to notice what makes West Greene unique. The "Press Greene" aggressive defensive style results in turnovers - lots of them. The Pioneers return their three leading scorers...
Class 2A [Derived Headline]
Class 2A1. Bishop Canevin (24-5) - After a dominating season in Class 3A last year, going undefeated in the section and capped with a WPIAL championship and appearance in the PIAA title game, the Crusaders have dropped down to Class 2A. They bring back...
Class 3A [Derived Headline]
Class 3A1. Neshannock (20-5) - After reaching the WPIAL final two seasons ago and the semifinals last season, this could be the season Neshannock breaks through and wins its first title. Bella Burrelli is a 5-11 senior forward who averaged 17.9 points...
Class 4A [Derived Headline]
Class 4A1. North Catholic (25-4) - The Trojanettes have won 18 WPIAL titles, by far the most in league history. There is plenty of reason to believe No. 19 could be on the way this season. Coach Molly Rottman will also be seeking her eighth title, which...
Class 5A [Derived Headline]
Class 5A1. Chartiers Valley (18-8) - The Colts are loaded with returning talent, but it's a newcomer that's creating a lot of buzz. Tim McConnell takes over as coach after guiding the Chartiers Valley boys team to 552 wins and six WPIAL titles in 25...
Class 6A [Derived Headline]
Class 6A1. North Allegheny (28-1) - The Tigers lost only three games the past two seasons and won two WPIAL titles. North Allegheny undoubtedly lost some key players to graduation, but plenty of talent remains, especially at the guard position. Rachel...
Clemson's Seniors Get Shot at Revenge 17pt-1
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Dabo and Duzz Show took center stage Friday afternoon in the capital city of ACC football, and it had some moments.The head coaches of Clemson and Pitt stationed themselves behind a podium labeled "ACC Championship," conference...
Combat Fishing Where to Catch Steelhead Trout without Fighting the Crowds
ERIETributaries emptying into Lake Erie's southern side -from Ohio''s Vermilion River to New York's Cattaraugus Creek -are internationally famous for annual spawning runs of transplanted Pacific steelhead trout. Pennsylvania's 51-mile-wide Steelhead...
Commissioners Table Action on St. Clair Expansion Plans Building Permit Fees for $142M Outpatient Center at Issue
A proposed expansion of St. Clair Hospital has been put on hold while the hospital and Scott officials work out a dispute over building permit fees relating to the $142 million outpatient center.Taking the advice of its solicitor, Scott commissioners...
Cubs Keep Ss Russell despite Suspension Pirates Add Rhp from Oakland A's
Speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton and 2017 All-Stars Avisail Garcia and Jonathan Schoop became free agents Friday when they were among 43 players cut loose by teams that failed to offer 2019 contracts, but the Chicago Cubs hung onto shortstop Addison...
Dec. 7 Was Once Great Britain Day Dec. 7 Was Once "Great Britain Day"
Twenty-three years before Japan attacked the U.S. Navy fleet at Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7 already had become a notable day in history."The British lion roared in Pittsburg yesterday," The Pittsburg Press reported on Dec. 8, 1918. "It was British day, and...
Diocese Removes Online Video Containing Abuse Victim's Photo Image Was Included in Promotional Piece for St. Paul Seminary
When John Lestitian saw the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's online story this week detailing a former Catholic priest's years of sexual abuse of Tim Bendig, a former fellow seminarian with Mr. Lestitian, he was enraged.His anger was not only because of the...
Don't Blame the Metal, Blame the Human One-Room Museum Offers Lessons in Materials Failure
Welcome to the museum of materials failure.Your guide is Mehrooz Zamanzadeh.You'll notice you're in an unconventional space - a conference room inside Matergenics Inc., his consulting company in a nondescript suburban office building in Robinson.Perhaps...
Dukes Fall to South Dakota State Jackrabbits Jump to Big Lead, Pour It on Late on Snowy Field, 51-6
BROOKINGS, S.D. -One week after making program history with their first Football Championship Subdivision playoff win, Duquesne's season was put on ice in a 51-6 loss to No. 5-seeded South Dakota State.The Dukes found themselves contending with inclement...
Early Deaths for Sunday, December 2, 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...
East Pittsburgh Officers Pull Their Last Shifts State Police Begin to Patrol Borough
East Pittsburgh resident Sean Andrejco stood outside a newsstand Friday evening not far from the borough's police station, feeling that something was missing.Pennsylvania State Police, who begin to patrol East Pittsburgh full time on Saturday, were nowhere...
East Pittsburgh Police Officers Pull Their Last Shifts Friday
East Pittsburgh resident Sean Andrejco stood outside a newsstand Friday evening not far from the borough's police station, feeling that something was missing.Pennsylvania State Police, who begin to patrol East Pittsburgh full time on Saturday, were nowhere...
East Pittsburgh's Lesson the Borough Disbands a Police Force It Never Needed
Last week the borough of East Pittsburgh announced that it will disband its police department and rely on the state police to provide coverage. It should not take a fatal shooting by an officer to bring about such a decision, but in this case it did.After...
Embattled May Pushes Brexit Accord
LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May said Saturday she was determined to win lawmakers' backing for her Brexit deal, after a minister who quit her government said her divorce agreement would leave Britain outnumbered and outmaneuvered in future...
Football Bully Slams Pitt Clemson Sets Tone by Scoring on First Play from Scrimmage
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Pitt's normally bright blue jerseys were grass-stained and rain-soaked, starting to resemble its normal navy uniforms more than the vibrant throwback threads they busted out for this special occasion.Occasionally, Pitt pushed back against...
Former Safety Chief for Pittsburgh Public Schools June 9, 1951 - Nov. 22, 2018
When the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, created America's modern day that will live in infamy, Robert S. Fadzen Jr. wasn't the type to sit around and do nothing.Then the safety chief for Pittsburgh Public Schools, Mr. Fadzen and his eldest son,...
From Glass to Grass: Clarion on the Brink of New Development
CLARION, Pa. - As Ryan Miles stood at the groundbreaking ceremony in June for Glassworks Business Park, his latest entrepreneurial venture with his brothers, the excitement hit close to home for the Clarion native.On the same ground 10 years prior, the...
Great Estate Fox Hunting, Fishing, 200 Acres of Scenic Views Can Be Had for $6 Million in Ligonier
The distant sounds of hounds, horns, horses and maybe a fox passing through your lower 40 is part of the charm of living on a nearly 200-acre estate in Ligonier's hunt country. Mornings start with a vista that encompasses the Laurel Mountains as you...
Happily Ever after? a Classic Fairy Tale Revisited Cinderella's Stepmom Put in the Spotlight
"Cinderella" holds the honor of being one of the most commonly known fairy tales.Although one of the most popular versions in the Western world was "Cendrillon" by Charles Perrault in 1697, the tale has been told across cultures over various mediums,...
Hatch Act Violations Spur Reprimands
WASHINGTON -Six White House officials violated a federal law that prohibits public employees from conducting political activity in their official roles when they used their official Twitter accounts to send or display political messages supporting President...
Hawks Go to the Air for Victory St. Joseph's Stifles Pine-Richland's Ground Attack
ALTOONA, Pa. - With a potent passing attack and stifling defense, St. Joseph's Prep put Pine-Richland, WPIAL 6A champions and defending PIAA champions, on its heels.In the pouring rain, Hawks sophomore quarterback Kyle McCord, who already has Division...
Heavy the Head That Wears the Crown Local Author's Fantasy Series Debuts
In her debut novel, "Rule," author Ellen Goodlett wastes no time introducing the main characters and the path they will travel.Ms. Goodlett, a native Pittsburgher, former Post-Gazette book reviewer and "digital nomad," has created a young adult fantasy...
Hornqvist May Return Saturday Night Winger Has Missed Three Games with Concussion
Midway through practice Friday at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, Patric Hornqvist, the only Penguins player wearing a white sweater, pulled it off and tugged a black one over his shoulder pads.He was ready to battle, and he soon would park himself in front...
Hornqvist Returns to the Lineup
Patric Hornqvist returned to the Penguins lineup Saturday, a day after his first full-contact practice with the Penguins since suffering his latest concussion Nov. 23.He had missed three consecutive games before being cleared to play against the Philadelphia...
Hornqvist Returns to the Lineup
Patric Hornqvist returned to the Penguins lineup Saturday, a day after his first full-contact practice with the Penguins since suffering his latest concussion Nov. 23.He had missed three consecutive games before being cleared to play against the Philadelphia...
Horoscope: Eugenia Last, Dec. 2, 2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Good things come to those who wait. Don't feel you have to make a snap decision or take on something just because someone else does. Only do what fits your schedule and doesn't cause friction when it comes to personal obligations. Balance...
Hunters Struggle to Find Quiet Places to Hunt
Hunters want to hunt where the hunting is good. But drill a little deeper into the answers given in a recent internet survey and discover that hunters are struggling to find not only a place to hunt but their place in American culture amid a decline...
Identity Politics Rejection of Identity Politics Is Part of American History
I've spent much of the past year hawking my latest book, "Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy."An interesting pattern has developed. Of the terms in the subtitle,...
Indians Edge Vikings, Earn Title Berth after Beating Two-Time Defending Champions, Penn Hills Still Rolling
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Penn Hills is known for its big-play offense.Friday, in a PIAA Class 5A semifinal game against Archbishop Wood, the Indians made several big plays. But it was a stout and quick defense that came up with three turnovers and stifled...
Ironmen's Running Game Shut Down District 10 Greyhounds Packed Box, Contained 'Thunder and Lightning'
It was a cold, crisp night Friday in Ambridge, certainly not ideal conditions for some Thunder and Lightning.Steel Valley's Thunder and Lightning backfield was held in check most of the night. No, Todd Hill and Kam Williams were pretty much stopped cold.Wilmington's...
Is the Annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Even Relevant?
For many girls who grew up in the '90s, Victoria's Secret wasn't just a store - it was a rite of passage.The first time you were deemed to be "old enough" to go in there and walk out toting something (even if it was just a perfume or fruity lip gloss)...
It's Getting Real Easy to Complete a Pass
See if you can identify a trend somewhere in the following paragraph.Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, a walking winter nightmare to NFL defensive backs coast to coast, completed 25 passes in a row last Sunday and 28 out of 29; Marcus Mariota,...
Japan May Use Detection Vehicles at Sea
The Japanese government is considering introducing unmanned underwater vehicles capable of detecting submarines and other vessels with a view to beefing up warning and surveillance capabilities against subs dispatched by the Chinese military or by other...
'Jeopardy!' Appearance Is No Trivial Matter for Retired County Detective
He kept a little notebook listing categories. He tried to schedule his work dinner break at 7 p.m. He soaked up arcane knowledge through the day-to-day - metalworking is a hobby of his - and through study.Dave Leffler, a former Allegheny County Police...
Judge Steps Aside at Resentencing
After state Superior Court this week ordered that Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel not handle the resentencing of a sex offender because of concerns about bias, the county's president judge sent the case to be reassigned.But, in...
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...
Lower Taxes, Higher Sewer Fee in Offing
Taxes in Scott are proposed to be 3 percent lower in the new year, but residents may have to reach into their wallets to deal with another increase.The sewer user rate is set to double from $1.50 to $3 per every 1,000 gallons used.Commissioners on Tuesday...
Lowly Cross-State Rivals Prevail Quest to Build Momentum Wiped out as Short-Handed Goal Is Winner
The same as he has for much of the Penguins' early season struggles, Patric Hornqvist stood in front of his dressing room stall late Saturday night - shirt ripped at the neck, a scowl on his face - and offered his thoughts on a 4-2 loss to the Philadelphia...
Mckeesport Teen Charged in Robberies
A McKeesport teenager was charged Friday with robbing or attempting to rob three pizza delivery drivers in Pittsburgh's West End in July and August.Kieran Ford, 17, is charged as an adult with three felony counts of robbery and several related counts....
Nhl Will Not Punish Wilson Hit Nylander, Toronto Agree on Contract
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson won't face any supplemental discipline from the NHL Department of Player Safety after he was ejected Friday night from a game against the New Jersey Devils for an illegal check to the head, a person familiar with...
No. 9-Ranked UCF Tops Memphis, 56-41, for Title without Milton, Knights Remain Unbeaten at 12-0
Down 17 points to Memphis in the American Athletic Conference Championship Saturday and without star QB McKenzie Milton, the Knights came back and beat the Tigers, 56-41, in Orlando, Fla.Backup Darriel Mack Jr. scored six total touchdowns as No. 8 UCF...
No Turkey Left as Piaa Rolls into Semifinals
The Fumbler is finally willing to admit he has a turkey problem.It hit him after eating six helpings of it during Thanksgiving dinner and then devouring three hot turkey sandwiches the following day.So, The Fumbler tried going cold turkey.It didn't work....
Offense Faces Threat from All-Around Safety Defensive Back James Might Be the Most Versatile Defender in a Stacked Rookie Class
The National Football League is loaded with a bunch of top rookies, especially on defense, and the Steelers have been facing a number of them.Since the start of the season, they have had to deal with Cleveland Browns cornerback Denzel Ward, the fourth...
Old Cars Learn New Tricks When Leaded Gas Phased Out
I bought a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 recently and want to know if unleaded gas will harm my engine. Also, will using regular unleaded instead of high-octane unleaded hurt? I'd rather use the less-expensive regular but not sure what to do here. -JimYou...
Other People's Home Movies Unreel Far from Boring Footage
They are often grainy and jittery, sometimes lingering too long on the rear of a parade float or a patch of daffodils, but many old home movies contain buried treasure.Some were filmed by amateurs who had a photographer's eye, a sense of place in time...
Overruled Once Again Judge Mcdaniel Should Face Sanctions for Bias
The state Superior Court repeatedly reminded her to hew to sentencing guidelines, but Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel continued meting out punishments to sex offenders as she saw fit.Now, the appellate court has kicked her off of...
Penndot's Rapid Bridge Replacement Program Won't Finish until 2019
With weather here and across the country the biggest culprit, the deadline for completion of the state's Rapid Bridge Replacement Program has been extended for the second time.Instead of 558 small bridges being replaced by the end of the year, more than...
Penn Hills Looking to Neutralize Power
The word was that Archbishop Wood wouldn't be as strong this season. After making it to a PIAA championship game seven times in the past 10 years, the prevailing thought was this was the year that Wood could be had. The Vikings had a new coach who was...
Penn Hills Man Who Plotted Bank Heists Sent to Prison
The planner and getaway driver for a series of armed bank robberies asked a judge Friday to spare him federal prison so he could rehabilitate himself and reaffirm the judge's "faith in humanity," but she declined and sent him to the lockup for nearly...
People on the Move
CONSULTINGDan Berner joined bit-x-bit as national director of business development.EDUCATIONPoint Park University added Maura Minteer and Chris W. Brussalis to its board of trustees. They are both serving three-year terms. Ms. Minteer is the director...
Philanthropist, Daughter of Late Billionaire Newspaper Publisher July 8, 1963 - Nov. 29, 2018
Jennie Scaife was a philanthropist with a special interest in animals, born into wealth but enmeshed in her later years in a bitter fight over hundreds of millions of dollars spent on a newspaper. She died Thursday.Ms. Scaife, 55, of Palm Beach, was...
Philanthropist, Daughter of Late Billionaire Newspaper Publisher July 8, 1963 - Nov. 29, 2018
Jennie Scaife was a philanthropist with a special interest in animals, born into wealth but enmeshed in her later years in a bitter fight over hundreds of millions of dollars spent on a newspaper. She died Thursday.Ms. Scaife, 55, of Palm Beach, Fla.,...
Phila. State Lawmaker Will Serve Probation for Bribery
HARRISBURG - State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown - the last of six Philadelphia Democrats prosecuted in a politically fraught and now infamous bribery sting - was ordered Friday to serve 23 months of probation for taking $4,000 in bribes and violating state...
Phony Prescriptions Health Professionals Must Be on Guard for Fraud
The opioid epidemic being what it is, health professionals should be ever vigilant for people trying to get prescriptions under false pretenses.So when the state attorney general's office last week announced the arrests of four people for using fake...
PICK OF THE WEEK [Derived Headline]
Post-Gazette TV writer Rob Owen offers a viewing for the coming week WEDNESDAY"Deal or No Deal," 8 and 9 p.m., CNBC.The former NBC prime-time game show returns with 30 new one-hour episodes 10 years after the original was last in production. Now filmed...
Pirates, Feliz Agree to Terms for 2019 Dickerson and Kela Also Tendered Deals, Will Go to Arbitration
The Pirates agreed to terms on a 2019 contract with reliever Michael Feliz, avoiding salary arbitration, and tendered contracts for 2019 Friday to all of their unsigned players.By offering a contract to left fielder Corey Dickerson and reliever Keone...
Pitt Has Come a Million Miles, Still Has a Million Miles to Go
CHARLOTTE, N.C.That Pitt played in the ACC championship Saturday night shows how far the long-irrelevant program has come. Millions of miles.That Pitt was clobbered by Clemson, 42-10, at Bank of America Stadium shows how far it still has to go. Millions...
Pittsburgh Cares Cares It Takes a Platoon of Volunteers to Assure Toys Get to Kids in Need
Back in May, Pittsburgh Cares got its first inquiry about how to help the Marine Corps Reserves' Toys for Tots holiday collection."It was from a family group who comes every year," said Amanda Trocki, executive director of Pittsburgh Cares, a nonprofit...
Pittsburgh Was Important Stop on Bush's Road to Presidency
This isn't a folksy political legend about how Pittsburgh - which with enough contortions can claim credit for anything of importance - was the launching pad for George H.W. Bush's political career.For starters, by the time Mr. Bush announced his first...
Pitt Will Try to Make a Name for Itself Panthers Are a Huge Underdog (27½ Points) vs. No. 2 Clemson
Perhaps Clemson would have invented any excuse to get hyped up for this game. After all, there are plenty of reasons. The No. 2-ranked Tigers would love to end the season No. 1, and to do that, they first must check off a few boxes.There's winning an...
Plans for Resource Officer Take Shape Grant Funding Helps Pave Way
The East Allegheny school board is moving forward with plans to hire a district police officer to protect students and staff.The district has not had a school resource officer for five years. Ten years ago, the district had three school resource officers...
Point Park Dancers Ready to Make Debut in New Theater
How do you build a show for a brand new theater? With an all-star group of choreographers, hard-working dancers, hours of rehearsals and a few prayers, of course.That is what's been unfolding in rehearsal studios inside Point Park University's GRW Dance...
Rams Face Sophomore Sensation at St. Joe's
St. Joseph's Prep coach Gabe Infante says he is going to reserve judgment on exactly how good Kyle McCord is until McCord graduates. But it's obvious that McCord already is plenty good and has a future at a big-time college program.McCord is a 6-foot-3,...
Rocky, Franklin, and Harry
Let's talk about going to the movies. Although the popcorn is overpriced and the previews are often as mind numbing as they are deafening, there is no way to duplicate at home the experience of seeing a good film in a darkened theater, on the big screen.Young...
SATURDAY [Derived Headline]
SATURDAYFootballPIAA CLASS 6A PLAYOFFSSemifinalsSt. Joseph's Prep 37, Pine-Richland 0SJ -- Marques Mason 43 pass from Kyle McCord (kick failed)SJ -- Kolbe Burrell 3 run (Antonio Chadha kick)SJ -- Burrell 2 run (Chadha kick)SJ -- Chadha 33 FGSJ -- Anthony...
Scarnati Demands Residency Verification from New Senator
HARRISBURG - State Senate President Pro-Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, has asked Democratic Sen.-elect Lindsey Williams to provide more documentation about her residency as Republicans decide whether to block her from taking her seat next year.In...
School Board Addresses Capital Improvement Plan Highlights Include $14M in Projects
The North Allegheny school board on Nov. 7 discussed the 2019 capital improvement plan, which highlights $14 million in projects in addition to the planned expansion of Franklin Elementary School and the renovation of McKnight Elementary.The board also...
Shaping the Debate Newspapers Constructed Their Own Realities during the Civil Rights Movement, Writes Steve Hallock
Nostalgia of the 1960s -the Beatles, Stones, Joni and Dylan, free love, tooling the mountain highways in muraled VW vans, Jimi and Janis, body paint, mind-altering drugs -has become a popular and commercial pastime: Ah, what a strange trip it's been,...
Six Pittsburgh Professors Named Scientific Fellows Designation Recognizes Extraordinary Work across Disciplines
Six Pittsburgh academicians have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science - a nonprofit organization that promotes collaboration and outreach in the field while also publishing the noted journal Science. The...
Slippery Rock Crumbles Notre Dame Wins Quarterfinal, 21-17
Slippery Rock's season ended Saturday after a 21-17 loss at No. 11 Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio, in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals. The Rock finished the season at 11-3. Notre Dame improved to 13-0 and advances to the semifinals against...
Spare Us the Silver Linings Wake Up, Pittsburgh. Stop Selling the Store to Give Big Corporations an Advantage over Local Businesses, Urges Robert B. Engel of Free&fair Markets
Amazon settled on New York City and northern Virginia for its second headquarters, so cue months of face-saving from Pittsburgh policymakers who offered up a whopping $9.6 billion for HQ2 by one estimate. But don't they know that residents can see through...
Squirrel Hill Accident Kills Aunt of Councilman
Authorities have identified the woman who was struck and killed by a vehicle late Wednesdayin Squirrel Hill as the aunt of Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O'Connor.Margery A. "Dee-dee" Pelled, 66, of Squirrel Hill, was the half-sister of Mr. O'Connor's...
Startups Collecting Data about Pittsburgh Roadways Groups Think They Can Reshape Infrastructure
According to the failed Amazon HQ2 bid's description of life in Pittsburgh, "Commuting is easy.""Eight out of 10 Pittsburghers live within walking distance of our 53-station light rail network, 20-mile busway system, and a robust network of 70+ bus lines...
Steel Valley Braces for Potent Offense
Even on a gloomy, rainy afternoon, Steel Valley was all smiles Saturday after beating South Side Beaver to win the program's fifth WPIAL title.As the crowd flowed out of Robert Morris University's Joe Walton Stadium, a Steel Valley fan shouted some words...
Steely Resolve a Year after Injury, Ryan Shazier Is 'Chasing His Dream' One Step at a Time
Eric LeGrand winced. He was watching "Monday Night Football" in Week 13 last season - a year ago this week - when Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier lowered his helmet to tackle a Cincinnati Bengals receiver and then fell to the turf. Shazier reached a...
Students Make Honeycombs for Active Beehive Stem Project Helps Hive at Teacher's Home
Students in Alex Winschel's honors biology class at Bethel Park High School recently designed and constructed honeycombs to be used in an actual beehive at Mr. Winschel's home.The students presented their findings in class on Nov. 21, and two groups...
Sullivan Urges Malkin to Shoot
Evgeni Malkin got off to a hot start this season, putting up 19 points in October to earn one of the NHL's "Three Stars" for the opening month.But he was quiet by his standards throughout November, and Sidney Crosby is suddenly nipping at his heels for...
Take Care to Fertilize Your Houseplants like a Doctor: Do No Harm
Given proper light, temperature, soil and moisture, plants will thrive indoors. Fertilization is sometimes part of keeping them healthy.Plants make their own food via photosynthesis, in which special cells in the leaves harness sunlight, carbon dioxide...
The Bailouts 10 Years Later: I Told You So GM Is a Mess despite Being Saved by Taxpayers - the Inevitable Result of Public Sector Corporate Cronyism, Writes National Review Correspondent Kevin D. Williamson
General Motors just shared some very bad news: It is closing five factories in the United States and Canada, eliminating 15 percent of its work force (and 25 percent of its executives), and getting out of the passenger-car business almost entirely to...
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