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Articles from December 30, 2018

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27 Days of 'Hamilton' in Pittsburgh the Broadway Smash Is Set to Spend Nearly a Month at the Benedum Center
Pittsburghers are about to see what all the fuss is about when "Hamilton" spends 27 days at the Benedum Center, Downtown.Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical masterpiece illustrates the possibilities of finding common ground through art. In musical...
Affordable Housing Units Nearly Complete in East Liberty
A Pittsburgh neighborhood that has been at the center of the fight for affordable housing in answer to gentrification is getting more affordable housing units.Twenty public housing dwellings in and near East Liberty are nearing completion. Developed...
After Paris U.S. Is Still Involved in Fighting Climate Change
The world is finding out that America's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement of 2015 is not the end of America's involvement in addressing climate change.The 12-day U.N. Katowice (Poland) Climate Change Conference ended Dec. 14 with an agreement on the...
Allegheny County [Derived Headline]
Allegheny CountyPITTSBURGH2nd WardLinda Einisman trustee to Steven and Jeaneen Osborne, 320 Fort Duquesne Blvd. Unit 16D, $299,000.3rd WardAssured Home Closing LLC to Adam Brown and Brigid Sullivan, 1836 Webster Ave., $186,835.4th WardDaniel Politoske...
Aquatic Bottlenecks Culverts Passing Water under Roadways May Be Blocking the Passage of Fish
Imagine a rectangle roughly 300 miles horizontal, 150 miles vertical. Jam inside 83,000 miles of streams, then overlay 120,000 miles of road. That's Pennsylvania, where you can't go far without crossing water.Pennsylvania harbors the densest concentration...
Are Electric Cars Worse for the Environment? Crunch the Numbers, and It Looks like the Subsidies Flow to the Rich and Are Environmentally Counterproductive, Writes Economic Consultant Jonathan Lesser
If you believe the headlines, traditional automobiles are speeding toward a dead end. All those V8s, V6s and turbocharged vehicles we've grown to love will soon be replaced by squadrons of clean, whisper-quiet, all-electric vehicles. And if you believe...
Authorities Id Man Killed in New Castle House Fire
A man and a dog were killed Saturday morning in a house fire in New Castle that also damaged a residence next door.Fletcher Hudson Jr., 40, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the office of Lawrence County Coroner Russell Noga. Mr. Hudson...
Bafflingly Upbeat on Redistricting
Would that we all had Carol Kuniholm's confidence. She seems to believe we can get the Pennsylvania General Assembly to do the right thing.Such optimism is baffling. Longtime observers of Harrisburg are justifiably cynical. The leadership there is generally...
Belly Up to the New Year ... ... but Get a Ride Home at the End of the Night
Many revelers mark New Year's Eve as the perfect time to belly up to the bar and welcome in a new year.And veteran bartenders and staff, who oversee the region's traditional celebrations, say they have seen it all on this night when even couch potatoes...
Beltzhoover Native One of Few Black Studio Wrestlers of His Era Sept. 21, 1933 - Dec. 27, 2018
Pittsburgh knew Bobby "Hurricane" Hunt for his prowess in the ring, where he planted both feet on his adversaries in a trademark move - the drop kick.His speed and power mirrored his blustery sobriquet, a household nickname for fans of Western Pennsylvania...
Bicyclist, 22, Dies after Being Struck by Man Accused of Drunken Driving Aleksander Teimouri's Mother Said 'He Didn't like to Waste a Minute'
Wednesday night, Christina Teimouri and her husband decided to stop for dinner at Mad Mex in Cranberry where her son, Aleksander Teimouri, was finishing his training as a server. They were seated in his section."It was super busy, but he still gave me...
Bomb near Pyramids in Egypt Kills 4
CAIRO - At least three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian tour guide were killed Friday when a roadside bomb struck a tourist bus in Egypt, Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadek announced Friday night , according to state-run Ahram Online.The bombing took...
Built-In Green Energy How a Pa. Affordable Housing Agency Is Making Ultra-Efficient Buildings Mainstream
Architect Laura Nettleton is standing in a former classroom in a 120-year-old elementary school that she helped turn into one of the most energy-efficient apartment buildings in Pittsburgh.She is talking, metaphorically, about coats.Her coat - stylish...
Character Is Destiny Trump Won't Change Because He Is Who He Is
For a very long time now, I have been predicting that the Trump presidency will end poorly because character is destiny. I've said it so often, I occasionally need to be reminded that I didn't coin the phrase. The Greek philosopher Heraclitus did when...
Chatham Baroque Concert Snowshoeing Trek Slated
Depreciation Lands Museum, 4743 S. Pioneer Road in Hampton, will hold a Young Ladies' Doll Tea for girls age 5 and older, accompanied by their favorite doll, from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 27. The event will feature tea, treats and crafts. The cost is $12 per...
Chicago Bears Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky Will Be in the NFC ... [Derived Headline]
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will be in the NFC playoffs while the Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers will be sitting them out.Over in the AFC, fellow second-year quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson led their teams to the playoffs,...
Chicago Bears Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky Will Be in the NFC ... [Derived Headline]
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will be in the NFC playoffs while the Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers will be sitting them out.Over in the AFC, fellow second-year quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson led their teams to the playoffs,...
Cities Turn to Artists to Energize Transportation Seek to Resolve Longtime Problems with Creativity
WASHINGTON - Alan Nakagawa wanted to change the way people in Los Angeles perceive streets. So last year the artist created an interactive exhibit at a city bus shelter that housed a light green, cylindrical "perfume box." Commuters could stick a hand...
City Housing Authority Development Chief Leaving Agency for Job in Washington, D.C
The top official overseeing development at Pittsburgh's housing authority and large-scale projects in Larimer, the Hill District and elsewhere will leave the city in the new year.Darrell Davis, the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh's chief...
City Residents Can Recycle Electronics, Household Chemicals for a Fee
Beginning in January, Pittsburgh residents will have a place to put items that are difficult to get rid of, including electronics, or e-waste, and hazardous household products.For a fee, residents will be able to drop off old TVs, computer monitors and...
City Welcomes Home World War I Doughboys
Pittsburgh railroad stations were frequent transfer points for Army and Navy veterans headed home after World War I fighting stopped. The conflict had ended the previous month - on Nov. 11, 1918 - with an armistice, and many newly discharged service...
Commissioners OK Relocation of N. Wren Drive
Scott Township Commissioners approved several matters pertaining to the new St. Clair Hospital outpatient care center, including the relocation of North Wren Drive.Council on Dec. 20 voted unanimously to relocate a portion of North Wren Drive near the...
Council Grants Buffer Zone Relief
Peters Council on Dec. 17 granted property owners Ed and Susan Courtney a relief from the buffer zone requirements for their property located at 214 Valley Brook Road, commonly known as the St. Petersburg Center.The Courtneys plan to convert the two-story...
Court Rejects Appeal from Imprisoned Ex-Police Sergeant Officer Convicted of Beating Drunken Teen
A former Pittsburgh police sergeant convicted in federal court of beating up a drunken teen outside of Heinz Field in 2015 has lost his appeal.The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled against Stephen Matakovich, who is serving 27 months...
Dancing Barefoot with Robert Mapplethorpe Patti Smith Illustrates 'Just Kids,' Her Classic Memoir
When "Just Kids," Patti Smith's memoir about her long friendship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe was first released in 2000, it was received with rapturous acclaim, and went on to win a National Book Award. It wasn't just a literary success, but...
Daniel Stauffer Pine-Richland Hockey
The past week: In the team's only game before the holiday break, the Rams junior goaltender allowed two goals on 13 shots to pick up his PIHL-leading 11th victory in Pine-Richland's 4-2 victory over Moon.Check this out: Stauffer has improved by leaps...
Devonshire, Hardy Named State Players of the Year
Aliquippa's M.J. Devonshire and Penn Hills' Daequan Hardy were named the Post-Gazette co-players of the year a few weeks ago.But the reputations of Devonshire and Hardy stretched across the state.The final three Pennsylvania Football Writers All-State...
Diocese Addresses 'Dancing Priest' Allegation
The Rev. Thomas Smith, known as the "Singing and Dancing Priest" for his Broadway-seasoned "theatrical evangelism," is now among the latest subjects of allegations of sexual misconduct in the Catholic Church.The Diocese of Pittsburgh sent letters this...
District Eyes Its Options for Middle School Work $14.6 Million Renovation on Tap
Renovating a school while it is in session can be tricky, so Mars Area officials are considering moving one of two grades out of the middle school when it is renovated next year.The district plans $14.6 million in renovations to the 49-year-old building,...
District Eyes Later Start Times Giving Teens More Sleep Comes at Cost
North Allegheny School District officials would still like to start the high school day later so teenagers can get more sleep.But a decades-old state law requiring public school districts to provide transportation for private and parochial students may...
District Shifts School Safety and Security Coordinator Roles Compliance with New State Law Leads to Change
The particulars of a new state law regarding security necessitated a shift in titles in the Mars Area School District.The school board had previously appointed Louis Gentile of Corporate Security and Investigations, the district's longtime security firm,...
Donate to Those in Need before Year's End
Since 1947, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Goodfellows Fund has collected money to provide toys for needy children at Christmas.The Marine Corps Toys for Tots program works with more than 100 agencies to identify families to receive toys.Please consider...
Donations Continue Rolling in for Needy Families
Since 1947, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Goodfellows Fund has collected money to provide toys for needy children at Christmas.The Marine Corps Toys for Tots program works with more than 100 agencies to identify families to receive toys. Please consider...
Drug Counseling, Parenting Program to Double in Size
In-home drug counseling and parenting help has proved to be a powerful combination, and a pioneering effort to help families affected by addiction is set to double in size next year.The program, called Home-based Family Recovery, works because the desire...
Dumoulin Quietly Having Monster Season Being Overlooked Does Not Ruffle Letang's Big, Talented Partner at All
The numbers paint the picture of one of the most impactful defenders in hockey.Entering Friday, he ranked among the NHL's top five players in plus-minus rating. The Penguins generate 31.1 scoring chances per 60 minutes of five-on-five play when he is...
Early Deaths for Sunday, December 30, 2018
CLASSIFIED OBITUARIESAMORTEGUI, Dr. Antonio Jose, ColombiaARMSTRONG, Geraldine W., SewickleyBAUR, Carol A. Kwiatek, ShalerBELIUNAS, William, McKees RocksBENES, Thomas JosephBITTNER, William "Bill," Forest HillsBLACKWOOD, Tammy (Ditter), Rostraver, formerly...
Europe Should Woo Russia When Putin's Gone There's a Better Path for Both Sides Than Military Adventurism
Russian President Vladimir Putin has a new toy and he wants Russians to think of it as their Christmas present, too. On Wednesday, he called the successful test of a new supersonic weapon "a remarkable, excellent New Year's gift to the nation." Russians...
Ex-Pitt Star Page Turns into Broadcaster Feels Right at Home after Playing on Team That Opened Up Petersen Events Center
An hour or so before Petersen Events Center was set to play host to its 300th game last Thursday, the man who scored a team-high 17 points in the first game there 16 years ago sat in the first row of the largely empty arena, gazing out at the vast stretch...
Familiar Rivals Will Meet Again Pouncey Battles Atkins for 13th Time as Pros
When Maurkice Pouncey was a guard helping Lakeland High School to three consecutive Florida 5A state championships, he played several games against a defensive end from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., named Geno Atkins.When Pouncey...
Fleet Feet Raises More Than $22K for Tree of Life Running Store Shatters Original Goal of $5,000
Local running store Fleet Feet Pittsburgh, located in Bethel Park, recently raised $22,577 for victims of the Tree of Life synagogue tragedy.Fleet Feet holds an annual Holiday Lights Run and Charity Auction and this year the store chose to support the...
Four Power-Play Goals Fuel Win Six Players Score as Team Gets Fifth Victory in a Row
ST. LOUIS - The month of November brought plenty of problems for the Penguins, who dropped 10 of their 14 games, seven of those in regulation.In December, it's been a different story. The Penguins are rolling, and they're showing zero sign of slowing...
FRIDAY'S RESULTS [Derived Headline]
FRIDAY'S RESULTSBoys BasketballWPIAL CLASS 3ASection 2Seton LaSalle 81, North Catholic 57APOLLO-RIDGE TOURNAMENTChampionshipApollo-Ridge 46, Leechburg 41ConsolationSaltsburg 48, Riverview 46AVELLA TOURNAMENTSemifinalsBurgettstown 64, Avella 28Chartiers-Houston...
Gop Leader: Williams Should Be Seated State Senator's Position Likely to End Debate over Whether Newcomer Meets Residency Rules
The state Senate's top Republican announced Friday that he will recommend that Democratic Sen.-elect Lindsey Williams be seated in Pennsylvania's Legislature, likely ending the monthslong political battle over whether she could take the post following...
Guentzel, GM Found Smooth Path to Contract
Had he wanted to, Jake Guentzel could've turned the screws. He and his agent, Ben Hankinson, could've attempted to juice every possible cent out of the Penguins, perhaps sitting out training camp or even the 2019-20 regular season.Had he wanted to, Guentzel...
Guitarist Overcomes Diagnosis with Music
Pittsburgh musician Adam Rook is a living testament to music's healing power.A trained classical guitarist, Mr. Rook, 34, began experiencing symptoms of focal dystonia shortly after finishing a master's degree at Duquesne University seven years ago....
High Note Opera Singer's Historical House in Greensburg Priced at $295,000
A native Californian who has sung all over the world, Katerina Musetti never planned to live in Greensburg."My accompanist is from Pittsburgh. That's how I ended up here," she said. "His friends found this home after my agent said that I needed to be...
House Gop Ends Inquiry into Fbi's Probe of Clinton, Russia
The Republican leaders of two House committees say their investigation into the FBI's handling of Hillary Clinton's email server and its probe of alleged coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia uncovered concerns about the "thoroughness and...
How Does Kdka-TV Juggle Its Studio Space?
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: Flipping through the channels this morning and came across "Hometown High Q" on KDKA-TV...
It Could Be a Strange Afternoon at Heinz Field Postseason Fate Is in Hands of Other Teams
Steelers linebacker Jon Bostic is in his sixth NFL season and has never made it to the playoffs. He was close as a rookie in 2013 when he played for the Chicago Bears, who were 8-6 before losing their final two games of the season to finish 8-8 and out...
Juncos, Woodpeckers, Mallards and More Families Flock to Christmas Bird Count in Fox Chapel
Clad in jackets and mud boots and armed with binoculars and laminated handouts from the Audubon Society, about two dozen youngsters and their parents set out Saturday morning with a mission - to count birds.The group, at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve...
Lemony Chicken Soup for the Busy Winter Soul
Over the holidays, a big pot of chicken soup on the stove will keep everyone nourished and stop them from filling up on Christmas cookies.Lemon adds a citrusy finish to this easy recipe. I use fat, flat egg noodles to make the soup more substantial,...
Maine Election Certified after Lengthy Battle
Maine Gov. Paul LePage certified the election results for the state's 2nd Congressional District after a recount and legal battle dragged out the final result in the race for almost two months, cementing a Democratic victory.But, Mr. LePage -a Republican...
Mariner East Pipeline Goes into Service
Dallas-based Energy Transfer LP announced that its Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids pipeline was placed into service on Saturday.Mariner East 2, which is part of Energy Transfer's Mariner East pipeline system, will remove natural gas liquids for the...
Months after Shooting, Healing Continues at Tree of Life Synagogue
On the Saturday morning of Dec. 15, a teenage boy stood up in front of his congregation for his bar mitzvah, reading in Hebrew a passage in which the biblical Joseph provides a welcome to his once-treacherous brothers.It was, the young man said, an example...
New License Plan Lets Anglers Support Favorite Fishing Programs
The new 2019 Pennsylvania fishing license gives anglers an opportunity to support their favorite fishing programs.The price of a 2019 adult resident fishing license will remain the same - $22.90 - as will the cost of the most common add-ons (trout-salmon...
Nuke on a Truck How Westinghouse Is Shrinking the Nuclear Power Plant
Big nuclear plants are sooooo last decade.The future is small, even micro, according to Westinghouse Electric Co., the Cranberry-based nuclear firm whose current business relies on those big centralized power plants.But seeing the writing on the wall...
On This Day, Dec. 30
1753 George Washington and his guide, Christopher Gist, were stranded on Garrison Island in the Allegheny River after their raft had been dashed to pieces by floating ice.1853 The United States and Mexico signed a treaty under which the U.S. agreed to...
On This Day, Dec. 30
1753 George Washington and his guide, Christopher Gist, were stranded on Garrison Island in the Allegheny River after their raft had been dashed to pieces by floating ice.1853 The United States and Mexico signed a treaty under which the U.S. agreed to...
Panthers Women Shine in City Game
For the first time since 2013, the Pitt women (9-5) earned a win Saturday against Duquesne in the City Game at Palumbo Center, 66-58. The win gives the Panthers three wins in a row to close out non-conference play and its first win at Duquesne since...
Pa. Supreme Court Reinstates Impact Fees on Shale Gas Driller
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday overturned a Commonwealth Court decision that could have reduced impact fees from shale gas drilling by $16 million annually.The reversal, which reinstates an order by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission,...
Pa. Supreme Court Rules on Mothers' Drug Use While Pregnant Justices' Decision States That It Isn't Child Abuse
Pennsylvania's highest court ruled Friday that mothers who use illegal drugs while pregnant cannot be considered perpetrators of abuse against their newly born children under the state's child protection law.The decision is the latest addition to the...
Peters Grad Playing in Australia
In high school, former Peters Township soccer star Veronica Latsko played her road games at such exotic locales as Canon-McMillan, Chartiers Valley and Upper St. Clair.Five years later, her experiences traveling and playing the game she loves are slightly...
Philippines Registers 7.0 Earthquake
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast of the southern Philippines on Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.The quake occurred at 11:39 a.m. about 120 miles southeast of Mindanao's largest city, Davao, and approximately 62...
Pickett Hopes to Finish on a High Note
EL PASO, Texas - The two most important faces of the Pitt football program each made promises in August: Quarterback Kenny Pickett guaranteed there wouldn't be another 5-7 season, and coach Pat Narduzzi told fans he would see them at the ACC championship...
Pitt Beats Colgate for 10th Win Panthers Await Start of Acc Play Next Weekend
It didn't take longer than 15 minutes after Pitt's 68-54 victory Saturday against Colgate for the team to forget about all that had transpired over the previous two hours, as well as the 12 games prior to that and the 10 months of the year that preceded...
Pitt Dbs Ready for Big Stanford Weapon Cardinal Wide Receiver Arcega-Whiteside May Be First-Round NFL Pick
EL PASO, Texas - Pitt cornerback Jason Pinnock is looking forward to yet another "big" opportunity.It could be his biggest yet - maybe not literally, but figuratively - when he and the Pitt defense line up Monday against Stanford in the Sun Bowl. For...
Pitt's Senior Tradition Plays out after Practice in El Paso
EL PASO, Texas - One by one, Pitt players and coaches formed a row along the sideline at a local high school football field.The team's 19 seniors huddled up nearby, getting ready to greet the handshake line made for them, when someone yelled, "Hey, hustle...
Players Abuzz about Rant by Dallas Executive
ST. LOUIS - As the Penguins have gotten back on track, the Dallas Stars seemingly have tumbled off the rails. Their CEO, Jim Lites, ripped into the team's two biggest stars Friday, saying Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin are "not getting it done" and have...
Puppet-Meister Cheryl Capezzuti Aimed to Be an Architect
Cheryl Capezzuti may be the most visible Pittsburgh artist you've never seen. But the creator of the enchanting puppets featured in the annual Downtown First Night parade and progenitor of the National Lint Project has provided joy to thousands of people...
Quaker Valley Has a Change in Identity an Offensive Force Last Season, Quakers Now Leaning on Defense
With sharpshooter Coletrane Washington leading the way, Quaker Valley had the highest-scoring offense in WPIAL Class 4A last season, and the Quakers used it to reach the WPIAL final.Washington is now playing in college, so the Quakers have taken on a...
Receiver Johnson Dropped the Ball Predicted Success Was Always at His Fingertips
ORLANDO, Fla. - If the Citrus Bowl is Juwan Johnson's final game at Penn State, he will be remembered most for a dramatic, game-winning catch in 2017.And, to some extent, for the catches he didn't make in 2018.Johnson, a redshirt junior who has earned...
Restaurant Is Little Town's New Year's Eve Tradition
WINDBER, Pa. - This little town in Somerset County has been losing population since the peak of coal mining. But on Graham Avenue, tucked among houses, a church and an old Italian social club, there's Rizzo's, a restaurant established in 1937, where...
Rookie Mccrane Replaces Injured Place-Kicker Boswell
Matt McCrane was finishing a round of golf with his father in Texas Thursday afternoon when the Steelers called. On Sunday afternoon, he'll be their kicker against the Cincinnati Bengals in a game the Steelers must win to have any hope of making the...
Run Away and Hide, It's Time for the Trite Trophy
Some in our cherished audience might find it unfathomable that the Trite Trophy has been around for 35 years, but all I need for confirmation is to Look In The Mirror, where the ravages delivered by three-and-half decades of cliché wrangling are mercilessly...
Safer Skies New Aviation Security Progams Are Overdue
Two recent initiatives to improve aviation security are welcome but long overdue.One, requiring that certain information about air cargo shipments be submitted to U.S. authorities before a plane leaves foreign soil for America, is a commonsense measure...
SATURDAY'S RESULTS [Derived Headline]
SATURDAY'S RESULTSBoys BasketballAVELLA TOURNAMENTChampionshipChartiers-Houston 59, Burgettstown 50Third-Place ConsolationMcGuffey 66, Avella 47Fifth-Place ConsolationAvonworth 71, Propel Montour 57Seventh-Place ConsolationFort Cherry 63, Brownsville...
School Boards throughout Region Reorganize for 2019 Meeting Dates, Locations Listed
School boards in the area are seating new board members and appointing new officers.Below is a roundup of area school board reorganization meetings.Bethel ParkDonna Cook was re-elected president at the Dec. 4 reorganization meeting. Connie Ruhl was re-elected...
Seton Lasalle's Hot Start Unexpected
When you graduate five senior starters from a 20-win team with a 10-0 section record, it's safe to say the next year's team, particularly how it will start off the season, is a question mark.Maybe a little less so for Seton LaSalle, which returned plenty...
Snake Joined the Politically Correct Culture by Changing the Name of the Christmas Tattoo Booth. Gary Kaloz, Coraopolis "He Might Look as Cute as Last Christmas, but He's the Reason We Have to Wear Scarves Year Round." Henry Lenard, Bellevue
Caption Contest 356 featured a holiday tattoo stand that attracted plenty of worthy candidates for consideration by our own ink-stained group of judges (actually, not so very ink-stained in today's digital age, but you get the point). If you obtained...
Steelers Need More Control for More Wins
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin likes to say he focuses on what he can control. I always thought that coaches control a lot with a football team: physical and mental preparation, gameplan and adjustments in game, clock management, disciplined culture and...
Successful Mcsorley Tenure at Penn State Comes to End
ORLANDO, Fla. -Matt House is Kentucky's defensive coordinator, so he has spent a lot of time lately studying video of Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley.House said Saturday that he has been struck by McSorley's ability to extend plays. The way he...
SUNDAY [Derived Headline]
SUNDAY9 p.m. on SHOWRay DonovanWith Ray (Liev Schreiber) forced to go on the run, Sgt. Radulovic (Tony Curran) and the Staten Island cops decide to take a drastic measure, making a dramatic move that sends Ray on a warpath in the new episode "Baby."...
Swin Cash Honored by Mckeesport Mayor Contributions of 3 Others Recognized
Former WNBA player and Olympic gold medalist Swin Cash was honored for living the message of "hope" at a recent McKeesport Council meeting.Ms. Cash's mother, Cynthia Cash Smith, was on hand at the Dec. 5 meeting to accept the proclamation from Mayor...
Syracuse Surges to 34-18 Win vs. Wvu Mountaineers Struggle to Score without Star Quarterback Will Grier
ORLANDO, Fla. -For five weeks, it was a dream season for West Virginia.Deep into autumn, the victories were many, the hopes of a place among the nation's elite teams very much alive.But then the Mountaineers season mutated into something of a nightmare,...
Take Action before Consent Decree Expires
2019 may be a happy new year for UPMC - but it will be a bad year for hundreds of thousands of Pittsburgh area residents for whom access to most UPMC hospital and doctor services will become unaffordable and, therefore, effectively denied. UPMC's consent...
Talent Show Future Division I Players Plentiful in Wpial Girls Basketball Senior Class
It has been documented how roster sizes for a number of WPIAL girls basketball teams have been shrinking for the past few years. Some schools can't field junior varsity teams while some have fewer than 10 players in the entire program.But while the quantity...
Telling the Story of Small-Town America, without Trump "What Happens When You Share Your Study of a Small Town with Its Residents?" Asks John W. Miller
When two Minnesota writers busted a star reporter for German magazine Der Spiegel for skewering their town with fabrications, it affirmed the worst stereotypes about condescending city journalists wading into the heartland.But you don't have to make...
Telling the Story of Small-Town America, without Trump "What Happens When You Share Your Study of a Small-Town with Its Residents?" Asks John W. Miller
When two Minnesota writers busted a star reporter for German magazine Der Spiegel for skewering their town with fabrications, it affirmed the worst stereotypes about condescending city journalists wading into the heartland.But you don't have to make...
The End of History? Fewer People Are Studying History and the Consequences Could Be Dire, Writes David M. Shribman
Though books about history - by writers such as David McCullough, Ron Chernow, Doris Kearns Goodwin and others - sell briskly, the future of the past in American life is facing some stern mathematics:A recent study shows that over the past six years...
The Ferocity of the 'Forgotten War' How a Marine Division Survived Overwhelming Odds in Korea
The Korean War, commonly described as the "forgotten war," was a remarkably brutal and pitiless conflict, a proxy war fought by two superpowers (and China) in an undeveloped land inhabited by a poor and largely agricultural population. "Was" is perhaps...
The Return of Paganism Might There Actually Be a Genuinely Post-Christian Future for America, Wonders Columnist Ross Douthat
Here are some generally agreed-upon facts about religious trends in the United States. Institutional Christianity has weakened drastically since the 1960s. Lots of people who once would have been lukewarm Christmas-and-Easter churchgoers now identify...
The War to End All Unwinnable Wars Struggle in Vietnam Was a House of Folly until the Bitter End
As he looked out on the Mekong Delta waterway at Ban Don near the Cambodian border, George Bonville, a member of the A-team of the Special Forces, wondered why men were fighting for control of Vietnam. "It is an agricultural paradise," Mr. Bonville maintained,...
Transit CEO Brings New Attitude in Her First Year
It was a busy first year for Katharine Eagan Kelleman as CEO at the Port Authority.In 12 months, Ms. Kelleman navigated her way through issues that began before her hire, such as whether to start cashless fares on the T (no), use armed officers for fare...
Trio Charged with Abducting Child in O'hara Police: Man Believes Infant Is His and Got His Own Mom to Help
Police accused a 29-year-old man - along with his mother and her boyfriend - of abducting an infant the man believed to be his son from an O'Hara home Friday morning.Ashton Curtis, his mother, Kimberly Marine, 48, and her boyfriend, John Hall, 53, were...
Welcoming Cities Immigrants Are Welcome in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia
A "Welcoming City" is one that promotes inclusive policies, programs and practices across all sectors, amplifying the message that all people are welcome -regardless of where they came from or when they arrived. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are proud...
What 2018 Stock Market Roller Coaster Means Here Volatility Belies Data from Most Other Economic Indicators
What on earth is going on in the U.S. stock market? And how does that tie in - if at all - to Pittsburgh's businesses, workers and consumers?That these questions don't have solid answers is enough of an answer itself.On the ground, broad economic measures...
Why History Matters David M. Shribman's History Teachers Explain What Makes the Subject So Essential
From CHARLES F. KIMBALL (who taught the 11th grade history course I took in high school)American society today is more concerned with economic success than helping young people have a meaningful and rewarding life. Thus the study of history and the liberal...
Wilkinsburg Communities
Borough council on Dec. 19 unanimously approved the borough's balanced $14.3 million budget for 2019 that holds the line on taxes.The millage rate remains at 14 mills for the 13th consecutive year. Taxpayers with a median property value of $33,100 will...
With a New Year Comes Resolutions
The Dribbler has his share of bad habits.He spends too much time on social media, bites his fingernails, and shells out more money than he'd care to admit on fast food.Sounds like a couple of worthy candidates for New Year's resolutions, right?Maybe....
Wpial Finals Debut a Good One for Kdka
It can be debated whether or not live television hurts attendance some at the WPIAL football championships. But one thing is certain. The ratings for this year's games at Heinz Field certainly made KDKA-TV and WPCW happy that it broadcast the games for...
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