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Articles from November 23, 2019

Amherst Connection Is Tie That Binds Past, Present GM Learned Baseball at Same College
The Pirates have spent the first part of this offseason charting a new direction with who is in charge, how they make decisions and how transparent they are about the entire process. So far, they've achieved some decent results.But as much as they've...
Bruins' Krug Ready to Go against Wild
Torey Krug is expected to return to the lineup Saturday for the Boston Bruins against the Minnesota Wild.The defenseman has missed the past five games with an upper-body injury sustained Nov. 10 against the Philadelphia Flyers."Trending that way," Bruins...
Buckeyes a True Test for Nittany Lions Road to Title Goes through Columbus
Two or three months ago, No. 9 Penn State was a relatively unknown commodity.Sure, the Nittany Lions had returning talent for the 2019 season, but they would have to play a three-game stretch against Iowa, Michigan and Michigan State, then take on Ohio...
Chazz Palminteri's 'A Bronx Tale' Brings Broadway Magic to the Benedum
I saw "A Bronx Tale" on Broadway in 2016, and it felt like the most New York thing to do for two friends from Brooklyn who grew up Yankees fans (I can hear the boos from here). We loved it - the story that we knew from the movie, woven into a musical...
Conner, Juju out of Cincinnati Game
The Steelers will be without their leading receiver and leading rusher Sunday at Cincinnati, as was expected all week. Neither JuJu Smith-Schuster nor James Conner practiced at all the past three days, and the official team injury report released Friday...
Diminishing the Presidency the Left Is Attacking the Constitution to Weaken Trump
I deeply admire the American presidency as a political and constitutional institution. I believe it is one of the great and remarkable innovations in our Constitution, and has been one of the most successful features of the Constitution in protecting...
Divided Task Force: Abolish Reports by Grand Juries
Grand jury reports like the 2018 blockbuster that set off a reckoning over sexual abuse in the Catholic Church would be abolished under the recommendations of a closely divided Pennsylvania task force, which said such reports trample on the constitutional...
Ex-Agent Gets 19 Years for China Spying
A former CIA case agent was sentenced to 19 years in prison Friday for an espionage conspiracy in which prosecutors say he received more than $840,000 from China to divulge the names of human sources and his knowledge of spycraft.The sentence imposed...
FRIDAY'S RESULTS [Derived Headline]
FRIDAY'S RESULTSFootballPIAA CLASS 6A PLAYOFFSQuarterfinalsCentral Catholic 24, State College 21Downingtown West 48, Coatesville 36St. Joseph's Prep 45, Nazareth 24PIAA CLASS 5A PLAYOFFSQuarterfinalsArchbishop Wood 41, Southern Lehigh 7Cheltenham 43,...
Galchenyuk Must Shoot More
Alex Galchenyuk entered Friday with just five shots on goal in the past four games. With someone who can shoot like Galchenyuk, that rang alarm bells."He's got to get himself into position to shoot more," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said before a game...
Gamble on Garbage Mckeesport Flip-Flops on Trash Collection
McKeesport's recent boomerang decision about garbage collection next year suggests city leaders were guilty of a rush to judgment when they decided to go into the trash collection business.The mayor contends, though, the turnabout actually will be in...
Hong Kong Mask Ban Back
A Hong Kong court that struck down a ban on face masks at protests said Friday that the government could enforce it for one week, as police readied for unrest during keenly contested elections this weekend.The High Court granted the temporary suspension...
Hospital Cost Transparency Is a Necessary First Step
Shining a spotlight on opaque hospital billing structures may not be a miracle cure for the rising cost of health care. But medical cost transparency is worth pursuing on principle, alone.No one would buy a car without knowing the sticker price. Few...
Is Anyone Listening to America's Best?
When it ended just short of sunset on Thursday, my eyes all but bled from so many hours of staring at the blinding contrast in the impeachment hearings, the frightful horror-show chasm between some of America's absolute best and some of its absolute...
It's Been a Season Full of Hard Knocks Racial-Slur Accusation Puts Rudolph in Corner
It has been a tough five weeks for Mason Rudolph, who has been thrust into the national spotlight because of two incidents that had traumatic -- or near-traumatic - consequences. And how he handles what has transpired could have an effect on what happens...
Jarry's 36 Saves Turn Back New Jersey Backup G Makes Bid for More Playing Time
Late Friday, in a happy home locker room after another stingy performance from Tristan Jarry, Dominik Kahun handed the goalie the firefighter's helmet Penguins players typically award to one of their most important players after a win.Jarry stopped 36...
Lawsuits Say Special Needs Caretakers' Abuse Led to Client Deaths
Lawyer Robert N. Peirce III dispensed with the legalese and spoke bluntly Friday about two men accused of abusing severely disabled residents at a Beaver County special needs facility.He referred to them as "monsters" who "tortured" at least four of...
No. 2 Pitt Volleyball Crushes Florida State
The No. 2 Pitt women's volleyball team (27-1, 16-0) completed a season sweep of Florida State (17-9, 10-6) with a 3-1 win Friday night at Petersen Events Center.The Panthers downed the Seminoles by scores of 25-19, 26-28, 25-19, 25-22.The victory marked...
No Big Scares in 'Woman in Black'
In promoting its current production of Susan Hill's "The Woman in Black," adapted by Stephen Malatratt, PICT Classic Theatre has said, "the intent is to frighten." It doesn't.Perhaps that's just as well, if, like me, you don't like to be frightened....
Not Fulfilling Labor Leader, Amazon Clash over Construction Hiring for Findlay Facility
While Amazon has pledged to create 800 jobs at its new 1 million-square-foot distribution center in Findlay, a top local union leader is ripping the company for using out-of-state labor to build the complex.Darrin Kelly, president of the Allegheny-Fayette...
Panthers Test Options to Crack Zones Mastering Techniques Critical to Development
The beauty of non-conference play for coaches is what makes a program's first dozen or so games so largely forgettable or gnawing for fans - the teams taking the court in these moments are imperfect and, for the most part, still figuring things out.In...
Pa. to Fund Studies of Fracking's Health Impact Stories in Post-Gazette Documented Cases of Rare Childhood Cancers in Area
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has authorized $3 million to study whether shale gas operations have raised the risk of rare childhood cancers within the Canon-McMillan School District in Washington County and throughout southwestern Pennsylvania,...
Pitt's Vice Chancellor for Diversity Is Departing
A lawyer who became the University of Pittsburgh's first vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion is leaving roughly five years after taking the post, university officials announced.Pam Connelly, who has worked at Pitt since 2002, will depart in early...
Players Say They Are Focused on Game Some Have Become Used to outside Noise
The Steelers haven't turned off any of the televisions at their South Side practice facility. They haven't thrown their cel phones in the trash or walked around with blindfolds on and earplugs in.But if they wanted to, it might be hard to fault them....
Point Park Cancels Fall Musical Students Concerned with Its Racist Content
Student concerns over racist content in Point Park University's fall show have led to the cancellation of "Adding Machine: A Musical."On Thursday, Steven Breese, artistic director of the university's Pittsburgh Playhouse and dean of the Conservatory...
Port Authority to Pay Former Driver Cleared of Charges
The legal fallout from Anthony Leffler's decision 10 years ago to have his young son ride on his Port Authority bus with him finally may be over.Port Authority's board of directors on Friday approved paying $150,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by Mr. Leffler...
Rad Passes 2020 Budget, Awards $109.5M
The Allegheny Regional Asset District board has approved its 2020 budget, allocating $109.5 million in grants that will help to fund 106 nonprofits.Since 1995, the district's seven-member board has allocated half of the revenue from Allegheny County's...
Stakes Are High for Panthers Pitt Must Beat Virginia Tech to Keep Coastal Division Title Hopes Alive
Pitt defensive line coach Charlie Partridge cracked a smile as the word "must-win" left a reporter's lips."You know what I'm going to say," Partridge started Tuesday when asked about the Panthers' upcoming game at No. 25 Virginia Tech - and the ACC Coastal...
Sweet Nala How a Pit Bull Mix Saved Her Own Life at a Shelter
It took a veritable village of dogs lovers to save a pit bull mix named Nala. But the people who know her think Nala saved her own life.Two years ago, when Nala was a 1-year-old, she was on an examination table in a West Virginia shelter. Next to her...
Thomas Jefferson Gets over 4a Hump Ramblers Had Been Thorn in Jaguars Side
Thomas Jefferson's defense has been superb all season, one of the best units in Bill Cherpak's 25 seasons as coach. But even Cherpak's jaw dropped a little at his defense's performance Friday night in the PIAA Class 4A quarterfinals.Thomas Jefferson...
Vikings Display Another Finishing Kick Unheralded Wr Turns into Big-Play Machine
Eddy Tillman ran with a purpose all night long. No surprise there.John Opalko came up clutch. What else is new?Well, Gannon Carothers' emergence as a big-play receiver was, and it couldn't have come at a better time for Central Catholic.Just six days...
What the Houston Astros Are Accused of Is Flat-Out Cheating
For several days, we have been reading about the Houston Astros, during their championship 2017 season, using a video feed from a center-field camera at Minute Maid Park as a means of stealing the opposing catcher's signs to the pitcher.According to...
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