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Articles from May 31, 2011

America's Military Honored in Big and Humble Ways across Region
Renditions of "Amazing Grace" and "America the Beautiful" filled the auditorium of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum during a Memorial Day tribute to Pennsylvania soldiers killed in the War on Terror.The names and faces of 265 soldiers appeared...
Apricots Loaded with Beta-Carotene, Vitamin C
The Chinese are said to have believed that eating apricots enhanced fertility. In the 1700s, explorers brought apricots to the gardens of Spanish missions in California, the state that now produces 95 percent of all apricots in the U.S.Apricots are rich...
Baked Shrimp with Roman Spinach and Orzo
This Baked Shrimp takes less than 15 minutes to make. It is a quick, light dinner using a cooking method that leaves the shrimp juicy, firm and flavorful.Baked Shrimp1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined2 tablespoons plain bread crumbsSalt and...
Campuses Struggle to Design Programs for Autistic Students
Nicholas Hofbauer never let his autism slow him down.He graduated at 18, while many autistic students stay in school until the state-allowed age 21, and he has a part-time job as a busboy, while most people with neurological disabilities don't work at...
Clerk of Courts Keeps Restitution Promise to Crime Victims
Westmoreland County Clerk of Courts Bryan L. Kline has been able to reduce by more than 50 percent the number of area crime victims who are owed restitution.Kline, a Republican who took office in January 2010, beefed up the number of staff assigned to...
Distance Learning No Longer a Far-Fetched Idea for Colleges
On a warm spring evening, a dozen graduate students slowly file into a second-floor classroom in Hamburg Hall at Carnegie Mellon University.More than 10,300 miles away, it's early morning in Adelaide, Australia. When class convenes in Pittsburgh at 6...
Dry Roses Pair Well with June Picnics
Ah, sweet June. Rain will surely fall here and there, but what lifts the spirits better than a sunny June day's mild humidity and cloudless blue skies?Such days call for dining al fresco with friends in cool, shaded nooks in the fashion of Provence....
Duquesne's Ron Everhart to Interview at Penn State
Penn State's basketball coaching search has reached Pittsburgh.Duquesne coach Ron Everhart is scheduled to interview today for the Nittany Lions vacancy created when Ed DeChellis accepted the coaching position at Navy last week.Penn State, with its Big...
DVD Reviews: Bardem at Heart of 'Biutiful'
'Biutiful'Fans who enjoy the work of director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - - "Babel" and "21 Grams" for starters -- will take to his latest. "Biutiful" carries with it the characteristics of a Inarritu picture. It puts its weathered characters on an...
Elizabeth Forward Baseball Team Scoring in Different Ways
It was an ongoing topic of conversation for John Kutzfara and his Elizabeth Forward teammates during the regular season.The seemingly relative ease with which the Warriors clubbed a school-record 20 home runs in 18 regular season games was also a major...
Foodies Delight in Artisan Cheeses Created Locally
It was a cheesy idea from the start, Lucinda Hart-Gonzalez recalls.She and her husband, Steve Cleghorn, were pretty comfortable in the D.C. area. Plans for a storybook retirement on a farm in Pennsylvania seemed far in the distance.But, over time, the...
Grilled Vegetable Tartine Is Savory Standby
The French "tartine" is a savvy sandwich standby: a slice of buttered bread topped with whatever you have on hand.That could be jams, meats or cheeses. Even better: grilled veggies.This Grilled Vegetable Tartine takes inspiration from the open- faced...
Health Care for Officials Plays Role in North Versailles Election
Two candidates for North Versailles commissioner who defeated incumbents in this month's Democratic primary said they ran because they don't believe elected officials in the cash-strapped township should receive free health insurance."We are going to...
Heat Made New Rules . . . and Now Others Must Follow
MIAMI -- The too-easily described "hatred" of the Heat has been disproportionately probed, turning a winding, winded parade of sportswriters into unlicensed psychologists. But the analysis has mostly missed the point about why Miami is epicenter of...
Hoty Having Fun in Civic Light Opera's '9 to 5'
In 1980, "9 to 5" was a hit on the big screen. The musical version kicks off the Civic Light Opera season tonight at 8 at the Benedum Center.The show continues through Sunday.The story is about three co-workers who dislike their boss and plot to take...
Huskies Team Brings Together Players, College Recruiters
As the landscape of college baseball recruiting continues to change, getting noticed by college programs is increasingly difficult.With some baseball programs - including Robert Morris and Duquesne locally - falling victim to budget cuts, schools don't...
Immigrants from India Find a Home in Pittsburgh
When Siddhartha Srinivasa told friends and family in 1999 that he was moving to Pittsburgh to study robotics, few people knew the city about which he spoke."Everyone asked why I was not going to MIT or Stanford or Berkeley," said Srinivasa, 32, a native...
Indy 500 Winner Relishes 'David vs. Goliath' Angle
INDIANAPOLIS -- Amid the haunting miscues and strategic gaffes that plagued Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Penske, a rejuvenated Dan Wheldon found redemption at the Brickyard on Sunday.Wheldon's triumphant charge into Victory Lane after a stunning finish...
Judge Upholds Search Warrant in Podlucky Prosecution
After using "345 Cobblestone Lane" as his home address for years, Gregory Podlucky can`t claim a search warrant was invalid because it used that address instead of the actual address of his home, 297 Sunrise Lane, a federal judge ruled today.U.S. District...
Lack of Funding for Locks Promises More River Traffic Snarls
Equipment failures, flooding and other problems caused 475 unscheduled closures of locks on Pittsburgh-area rivers last year, blocking passages critical to shippers for almost 9,500 hours combined, federal statistics show.Such shutdowns continue on the...
Lake Somerset Teeming with Fish, but They Can Be Tough to Catch
Two things seem pretty clear when it comes to Lake Somerset:It holds solid populations of fish, and they are not necessarily easy to catch.Biologists with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's Area 8 office in Somerset uncovered the first of those...
Local Doctor Finishes Third in Van Cliburn Field of 77
By the time he turned 18, Barry Coutinho had to choose between a life in music or a life in medicine.Coutinho chose the greater stability and financial security of medicine, eventually becoming a family physician at UPMC Shadyside, but never gave up...
Mets Rough Up Pirates Pitchers, Win Series Opener 7-3
NEW YORK -- Pirates reliever Daniel McCutchen entered Monday's game against the Mets in the seventh inning with the score tied.In 221/3 innings of relief this season, McCutchen had allowed one earned run. His 0.40 ERA was the lowest among National League...
News to Use
The Boyer School reunion will be held Sunday in Whitesburg Methodist Church. Those attending are asked to bring a favorite dish to share. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m.DOG WASH EVENT TO AID SHELTER ANIMALSThe ACMH Hospital's Cardio-Pulmonary Department...
O'Hara Sculptor Immortalizes Smiley Cookie in Waterfront Statue
Smiley, the Eat'n Park cookie recognized throughout the Pittsburgh region, is celebrating his 25th birthday year with a statue of himself at the Waterfront."We wanted to do something special for Smiley ... and immortalize him," said Kevin O'Connell,...
Pirates Put Pearce, Doumit on 15-Day Disabled List
NEW YORK - Dusty Brown had a good feeling when he was pulled from Triple-A Indianapolis' lineup just before Sunday's game.Josh Harrison didn't know until after the game ended and he was called to the manager's office that he would join the Pirates in...
Pittsburgh Councilman Burgess Wants Independent Audit of City's Pensions
Pittsburgh City Councilman Ricky Burgess wants council to authorize an independent audit of the city`s pensions and determine whether the diversion of parking tax money will stave off a state takeover.Also, in a letter to Gov. Tom Corbett, Senate President...
Political Parties Begin Chase for Dollars, Then Votes
AnalysisIt's never too early to start raising cash for a presidential campaign.Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will arrive in Pittsburgh on Wednesday to meet GOP loyalists at a Duquesne Club event hosted by Pennsylvania national...
Respect Due for Vital, Vibrant Smaller Businesses
Small business is perhaps the most vibrant and vital part of our nation's economy, and it's important they're given the recognition - - and respect -- they deserve.Consider this: According to the census, in 2007 -- the most recent year for which there...
Riverfront Boosters Group to Celebrate 20th Anniversary
The last privately owned, undeveloped island in Allegheny County will aid in the 20th anniversary celebration of a group devoted to preserving the county's riverfronts.The Friends of the Riverfront's Trail Mix(er) on Saturday at Steel City Rowing Club...
Scandal-Ridden Tressel Resigns from Ohio State
Jim Tressel, who guided Ohio State to its first national title in 34 years, resigned under pressure Monday amid NCAA violations from a tattoo-parlor scandal that sullied the image of one of the country's top football programs."After meeting with university...
South Allegheny Focused on Making State Softball Tournament
It was a promise that Hal Minford kept, but it almost drove him crazy keeping it.It didn`t matter that South Allegheny was given the 13th seed in the Class AA playoffs a couple weeks back and was matched against a tough two-loss team in Bentworth in...
South Huntingdon Man's Body Found in Jacobs Creek
The body of a South Huntingdon man who disappeared in Jacobs Creek after swinging from a rope into the water on Sunday afternoon was located Monday morning.Joseph Gralewski, 22, of Yukon was among a group swinging on the rope and jumping into the...
Vets Unemployment Higher Than Non-Vets, Study Says
Veterans of America's post-Sept. 11 wars have a higher unemployment rate than the general population, a problem that has persisted since the depths of the recession, according to a congressional report released today.The unemployment rate among post-...
WWII Veteran James Snyder Jr. Found Joy in Camping, Music
When James Snyder Jr. was shot in the leg during World War II, he never thought he'd spend more time in the hospital than those with more serious injuries."They sent the badly wounded to England, and he stayed in France, but his wound got infected and...