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Articles from February 4, 2019

1. Forbes Avenue/Oakland/Squirrel Hill: Single-Lane Restrictions in Both Directions between ... [Derived Headline]
1. Forbes Avenue/Oakland/Squirrel Hill: Single-lane restrictions in both directions between South Neville Street and Devon Road 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through early April, with weekend work possible.2. Elizabeth Bridge:Single-lane, daytime closings...
29 Children Die in Cold Trek
BEIRUT, Lebanon - As families have made the long, frozen, sometimes barefoot trek out of the last shards of Islamic State territory to a refugee camp in northeastern Syria over the past two months, at least 29 children and infants among them have died...
Art Institute of Pittsburgh Silent on Closure Plans Students Scramble for Information as Financial Aid for Expenses Is Frozen
The money usually shows up, on a direct deposit, by the third week of each month. When it failed to appear in his bank account last month, Jeremy Carey went looking for it at the financial aid office at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.He was told the...
A Wealth Tax Is Probably Constitutional but It's Not an Easy Call, Given the Text of the Constitution and How It's Been Interpreted
If I were on the U.S. Supreme Court, I would probably vote to find Sen. Elizabeth Warren's proposed wealth tax constitutional. But given the current composition of the court, that might well put me in the minority.Ms. Warren, who is exploring a run for...
Big Shot Awaits Girls, Women Sports Day Opens Doors for Those to Extend Careers
A professional psychologist, Stephanie Harrison knows a thing or two about mental health. And as part of her studies, she learned that competing in sports offers several psychological benefits for women."Oh gosh, there's so many," Harrison said when...
Brady, Belichick Solidify Their Super Legacy
ATLANTAHate them all you want. Call Bill Belichick and Tom Brady cheaters, if you must. But give them the respect they deserve. They are the greatest coach-quarterback combination in football history -hands down - but there is so much more to their story.Their...
Brady, Belichick Solidify Their Super Legacy
ATLANTAHate them all you want. Call Bill Belichick and Tom Brady cheaters, if you must. But give them the respect they deserve. They are the greatest coach-quarterback combination in football history -hands down - but there is so much more to their story.Their...
Bride Feeling Sad Now That the Wedding Is Over
DEAR NATALIE: My wedding was last month, and I have to say I feel seriously down now that it is over. I really miss all of the excitement. I know this sounds so bad, but I really miss the attention, too. My life really isn't all that exciting, and the...
Brown, Battling Illness, Had Strong Game against Orange
For much of last week, Terrell Brown was sick in a very real way.While battling strep throat, Brown made the trek to South Carolina with his Pitt team for an 82-69 loss Tuesday against Clemson, playing only four minutes before it became clear his illness...
Cavaliers Continue Rebuild by Trading Hood
The Portland Trail Blazers acquired Cleveland forward Rodney Hood in a trade Sunday.The Blazers will send the Cavaliers two second-round picks, one in 2021 and one in 2023, along with the expiring contracts of shooting guard Nik Stauskas and point guard...
Coro Pittsburgh's 20th Anniversary Gala
When and where: Saturday night at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown.#HonorAndCelebrate: The air was electric as guests poured into the 20th Anniversary Gala to celebrate Coro Pittsburgh, an institution that partners with countless organizations in the...
Do We Have the Fortitude to End Our Violent Ways?
America set itself up to nurture the rogues, the bullies and lost souls who have become our homegrown terrorists.The origins of America's vision were enmeshed in violence - from taking the land of native tribes to taking Africans from their land and...
'Empire' Star: 'I Will Always Stand for Love'
Jussie Smollett appeared publicly Saturday night for the first time after being reportedly attacked in Chicago earlier in the week.Mr. Smollett performed songs from his debut record and the Fox show "Empire," on which he portrays an openly gay R&B...
Former Gophers Bjugstad, Kessel Quick to Find Chemistry
TORONTO - As a teenager living just outside Minneapolis, Nick Bjugstad watched a lot of Gophers games. He admired a fabulous freshman forward named Phil Kessel, who put up 51 points in 39 games in his one season at the University of Minnesota before...
Fundraisers Help, but Be Cautious
The Jan. 31 article "Tree of Life fundraisers collect more than $10M" was a testament to the generous and caring spirit of people in the Pittsburgh area.As my family will soon be experiencing the first anniversary of the tragic death of my daughter's...
Greek Native Was Pharmacist, Youth Wrestling Coach Nov. 7, 1937 - Jan. 29, 2019
There are tough upbringings, then there was Angelo Aspiotis' childhood.Growing up in Greece during the German occupation in World War II, Mr. Aspiotis slept in a hollowed out tree and ate soup made from the soles of shoes to keep from starving, though...
Green Spaces, Parks Are Invaluable Assets in Pa
In reading Don Hopey's Jan. 29 article "Report Says Pa. Parks, Forests Need $1B in Work," I was struck by the immense financial need facing our shared outdoor spaces. This funding shortfall is true not only for our state, but also locally within Pittsburgh's...
Heart of Caring
#WhatArcticVortex: The worst old man winter could throw at them did not keep supporters of The Partners for Quality Foundation away from the 20th annual Heart of Caring Auction and Luncheon at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel on Friday. Unplowed...
Howard Schultz's 'Tricky History' on Race? He's Addressed Racial Issues and His Tuition-Reimbursement Policy Helps Underprivileged Employees Go to College
Howard Schultz is the latest sacrificial lamb for trigger-happy political journos and talking heads. His crime: Having announced that he might run for the presidency as an independent.Mr. Schultz was asked on "Morning Joe" how much a box of Cheerios...
Iowa Rolls Past Penn State
Megan Gustafson had 30 points and 11 rebounds for her 20th double-double this season, and 75th of her career, as No. 13 Iowa beat Penn State, 81-61, Sunday at Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pa.Gustafson was 13 of 18 from the field against Penn...
Julian Castro Must Go to War He Just Might Be Elected the First Latino President; after All, He'll Have the Perfect Foil
Julian Castro wants to be the first Latino president.A friend of mine for 15 years, Mr. Castro checks a lot of boxes on the application. A graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School, he's smart, capable, thoughtful and calm - all things President...
LATEST DEATHS [Derived Headline]
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; call 412-263-1601 to suggest a news obituary. Classified...
Matchmaking Chef Targets Immigrants, U.S. Citizens Dinner Series Kicks off First Dates
A Nigerian chef-activist based in New Orleans - who gets people talking with projects like his "Blackness in America" series - is hosting Pittsburgh-based matchmaking dinners that pair immigrants with U.S. citizens for first dates.The "Marriage Trumps...
MONDAY'S SCHEDULE [Derived Headline]
MONDAY'S SCHEDULEBoys BasketballWPIAL CLASS 6ASection 3 -- Latrobe at Norwin.WPIAL CLASS 5ASection 3 -- Mars at Plum.WPIAL CLASS 4ASection 1 -- Derry at Knoch.WPIAL CLASS 3ASection 2 -- Fort Cherry at Seton LaSalle (6 p.m.).Section 3 -- Deer Lakes at...
NORTH [Derived Headline]
NORTHAuthorities ID two men killed in homicide-suicideInvestigators identified two men killed Saturday morning in a homicide-suicide at an Apollo home in Armstrong County.David Gaydos, 25, was shot after an overnight argument with David Lee, 33, investigators...
On This Day, Feb. 4
1783 Britain's King George III proclaimed a formal cessation of hostilities in the American Revolutionary War.1789 Electors chose George Washington to be the first president of the U.S.1861 Delegates from six southern states that had recently seceded...
Participating Teams [Derived Headline]
Participating teamsPittsburgh BansheesSport: Gaelic FootballLeague: U.S. Gaelic Athletic AssociationFirst Season: 2002Home Field: Founder's FieldSeason: May-AugustNotes: A mix of rugby, soccer and handball.Pittsburgh ForgeSport: RugbyLeague: USA Rugby...
Patriots Wr Edelman Delivers, Earning MVP
Julian Edelman was forced to watch only as a spectator as his disappointed New England Patriots teammates trudged off the field a year ago as Super Bowl losers.Catch after catch in Super Bowl LIII, Tom Brady's favorite wide receiver helped make them...
Pbs's 'Masterpiece' Debuts 'Les Miserables'; 'Mystery!' Series Returns
PASADENA, Calif. - Can you hear the people sing? Not in the PBS six-hour "Masterpiece" version of "Les Miserables" (9 p.m. April 14, WQED-TV), which is based strictly on the Victor Hugo novel, not the Broadway hit musical that was also based on the 1,200-page...
Pirates Pitching Mainstay for '60 Champs Nov. 24, 1930 - Feb. 3, 2019
Bob Friend, an ironman right-handed pitcher who never spent a day on the disabled list during his 16-year Major League Baseball career, died Sunday from a cardiac event in his sleep. He was 88."It was sudden and there were no warning signs," his son,...
President Says He May Send Troops Back to Syria
President Donald Trump acknowledged the possibility that the Islamic State and other terrorist groups could regain their strength in Syria and Afghanistan if he withdraws or reduces troops in those countries and noted that he would send U.S. forces back...
Public Transit Bus Ridership Increased for 2018
After two years of declines, the Port Authority bucked an industry trend last year when its ridership increased by 1.95 percent - all of it centered on bus operations.And the increase likely would have been higher if the agency did not have two major...
Real News, but Wrong? Media Sources and Outlets Rely on Each Other
The recent BuzzFeed News report that President Donald Trump told convicted liar Michael Cohen, his former attorney, to lie to Congress propelled news media, pundits and politicians into gotcha-scandal ecstasy. On Jan. 17 and 18, the internet news outlet...
Residents in Westmoreland County Still Concerned about Flaring at Gas Wells
Residents in Westmoreland County remain concerned after increased traffic and flaring at nearby natural gas wells continued following a "pressure anomaly" last week at one of CNX Resources Corp.'s horizontal Utica Shale drilling sites last week."When...
Respect State Parks a New Reports Cites Urgent Need for Improvements
It's probably easier for the state to under-fund parks than other government operations. Trees and wildlife don't complain, and it may take a while before hikers, anglers and other visitors notice the deteriorating roads, bridges and restrooms.But according...
Six-Time Titlist after a 3-3 Tie through 3 Quarters, Brady Leads Charge to Another Championship
ATLANTA -Move over Steelers, you have a Lombardi Trophy co-leader in the clubhouse.New England's Tom Brady and the Los Angeles Rams' Jared Goff traded turns for more than three quarters leading their offenses to nothing but single matching field goals...
Six-Time Titlist after a 3-3 Tie through 3 Quarters, Brady Leads Charge to Another Championship
ATLANTA -Move over Steelers, you have a Lombardi Trophy co-leader in the clubhouse.New England's Tom Brady and the Los Angeles Rams' Jared Goff traded turns for more than three quarters leading their offenses to nothing but single matching field goals...
'The Old Man and the Sea' Is a Feast for the Senses
With all respect to author, adaptors, star and director, I walked out of the world premiere of "The Old Man and the Sea" overwhelmed by the design - ingenious, gorgeous and eloquent. So hail Britton Mauk (set), Calvin Anderson (lights), Steve Shapiro...
The Right Rug Each Room Is Different but What's Underfoot Really Matters
What's underfoot matters, especially because an area rug often anchors the room. Many designers work from the floor up, using the rug as a starting point, an inspiration for the colors and style of the space."Sometimes we start with the rug first," said...
Trump: Use of U.S. Military in Venezuela Still 'An Option'
President Donald Trump said that the use of U.S. military force in Venezuela is still on the table amid its ongoing political crisis and that he turned down a meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro several months ago.The president's comments...
Where Will They Turn? Don't Cut Cash Program for Poorest of the Poor
A cash assistance program used to temporarily sustain the poorest of poor Pennsylvanians, most of whom are medically disabled, may be eliminated under what appears to be a compromise proposal being advanced by Gov. Tom Wolf.It's a compromise he shouldn't...
Wolf Set to Unveil Budget Plan on Tuesday Higher Wages, Tax on Drillers Sought
HARRISBURG - When Gov. Tom Wolf delivers his budget address Tuesday, he is expected to call for more money for public schools, a higher minimum wage for Pennsylvania workers, and a new tax on natural gas drillers.In doing so, the Democratic governor...
Year of the Pig Celebration
The Place: Heinz History Center, Strip District, Saturday.The Party:The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) celebrated the Year of the Pig during the Lunar New Year Banquet with nearly 250 guests. "It's a Golden [brown] Earth Pig so it's a good year...
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