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Articles from July 28, 2012

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Acura's RDX Goes Mainstream
For people in business, there are tasteful flops and ghastly successes.After enough such hard-knock schooling, the point becomes clear:You can earn a pile giving people what they want. You cannot, necessarily, by giving them what you think they should...
Adios Favorite Sweet Lou Is Local Fave, Too
Sweet Lou is a reddish-brown colt with a distinctive white blaze on his face.He might as well be black and gold.Sweet Lou, the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the $500,000 Delvin Miller Adios final Saturday at Meadows Racetrack and Casino, is about as...
A Few More Orange Barrels Await Route 65 Drivers
Travelers on Route 65 in Sewickley are no strangers to orange construction barrels. They're about to meet a few more."There are several projects going on on 65," said Sewickley Mayor Brian Jeffe. "The main one we've inherited is the Ambridge Bridge project....
Alumni, O'Brien Expect PSU's Fans to Support Team
The Penn State Alumni Association and football coach Bill O'Brien went on the offensive Friday, one day after an alumni group formed in response to the Jerry Sandusky scandal came out with a study bashing the Freeh Report, the NCAA and university trustees.In...
Alvarez's Defense Getting Attention
HOUSTON -- Pedro Alvarez is still too early in his major league career to have a signature move at third base. But, eventually, Alvarez might become known for the way he fields bunts -- the combination of a full-speed charge, barehanded scoop and bullet...
A Muffin That Thinks It's a pancake,Skillet Blueberry Muffin Pancakes
What do you do when you are hankering for blueberry muffins, but don't have a muffin pan handy? Or, maybe you just don't feel like cranking up the oven on a hot, summer day. During a recent vacation (sans muffin pan) I discovered that you cook them in...
Angle,findingthe Right
Kurt Angle is again a husband, again about to become a father and again set to slip into a wrestling singlet to perform Saturday night in front of a crowd at Consol Energy Park that will include family and friends.Also, again, his mind is cluttered....
Baby Ana or Grey? Moms-to-Be Credit 'Fifty Shades'
Will little Sophia and Jacob morph into baby Christian and Anastasia about nine months from now? While it's impossible to declare a "Fifty Shades of Grey" baby boomlet, some moms and moms-to-be attribute their pregnancies to sex inspired by the erotic...
Back on Track
Harness driver Mark MacDonald rattled off a list of fractured bones and injuries that sounded like Evel Knievel's medical chart."I broke everything," he said. "I broke all the bones in my face. I broke my jaw in five places. I almost died. I almost broke...
Bailout Keeps ACCESS Alive
Port Authority of Allegheny County's door-to-door ACCESS service will be unaffected for now by historic service cuts scheduled for September, officials said on Friday.The ACCESS program, which largely serves seniors and people with disabilities, will...
Barthe Captures Dignity of Subjects
In the history of art, few sculptors fully understood the nuances of the human form as well as Richmond Barthe (1901-1989). Yet, this black sculptor is largely unknown outside of art-world circles. "His is such a poignant and sad story in many ways,"...
Baseball
MLB4:15 p.m. Boston at New York Yankees. WPGH-53, WWCP-87:05 p.m. Pirates at Houston. Root Sports; KDKA-FM (93.7), WCNS- AM (1480), WJPA-AM (1450), Pirates Radio Network8:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Colorado. MLB NetworkBoxingWELTERWEIGHTS10 p.m. WBC championship,...
Baseball Took Pado across Country
Part 2 of 3George Pado of Donora was traded in 1940 by the Butler Yankees to the Ashland Colonels of the Class D Mountain State League, where he continued to make his mark as a pitcher.Sports Editor Burgess Damron of the Ashland Independent wrote on...
Benefit to Aid Truck-Crash Victim's Children
Jamie Cullen plans to make good on Amy Kaufman's promise to her children before her tragic death in April."Her children had never been to the beach," Cullen said. "That was our goal this summer: to get the kids to the beach."The group trip has turned...
Big Ten Coaches Conflicted over Their Feelings about Paterno
CHICAGO -- Several Big Ten coaches who had close ties with Joe Paterno or held the former Penn State coach in high esteem are grappling with their view of him in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal."I was actually hoping to avoid that...
Bovard Battery Sparkles in Indiana County Tourney Victory
Pitcher Joel Martin and catcher Steve Zerbini combined to carry Bovard to a victory in Game 1 of the Indiana County League Championship on Friday.Zerbini hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning, and Martin pitched another gem in the...
Brits Bedazzle
LONDON -- Celebrating the revolutionary British waves of rock, the pageantry of their royalty, the passion for soccer, the entertainment of the Beatles, James Bond and Mr. Bean -- and so many other gifts to the world -- Londoners came calling Friday...
Brown's 'Mass.' Appeal Continues
BOSTONScott Brown hasn't changed.The Massachusetts Republican -- who surprised both Democrats and Republicans by winning a U.S. Senate seat here in January 2010 -- remains the guy who vowed to take back "the people's seat.""This is still the people's...
Bucs Manufacture Big Win
HOUSTON -- Resilience paid off again Friday for the Pirates, who came up with two runs in the ninth inning to upend the Houston Astros, 6-5.The Pirates went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position and stranded five runners but still found a way to win....
Businesses Feel Pinch as Bomb Scares Hit East End
The discovery of two suspicious packages at a Shadyside intersection days apart this week disrupted traffic and businesses, and now, some merchants are worried the image of the East End neighborhood might take a hit, too."It scares people away," said...
Celebrities Dance into Movie Roles
For the breakout stars of television's dance-competition shows, the music just doesn't stop. Stars from Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" and ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" are making the crossover to movies as if it's a basic dance step.Kathryn McCormick,...
Changingthe Recordbook
HARRISBURGYou'll find no sympathy here for Penn State.There's the $60 million fine. There's the loss of scholarships. There's a ban on bowl games. The football program essentially is crippled for the next decade.All because of the cover- up for serial...
Chatham Graduate Devoted to Education, Family
Alice Adams, who was devoted to her family, career in education and Presbyterian faith, never let adversity keep her down."When our father died in 1978, my mother never hesitated to take on the responsibility of educating her children," said Alice Ann...
Cheap Brake Fluid Better Than Old Fluid
QI want to flush the brake system, and this will take several bottles of DOT 3 fluid (DOT 3 is embossed on the reservoir top). What do you think of picking a plain DOT 3 fluid by price? The SuperTech DOT 3 is the best price, and is there any point in...
City [Derived Headline]
CityDowntownHomeless man's body recovered from AlleghenyThe body of a homeless man was recovered from the Allegheny River on Friday afternoon, according to Pittsburgh police.The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office identified him as Joseph Kastory,...
Collector's Late in Handing over Tax Money
A company that 10 Pennsylvania counties hired to collect earned income taxes under the state's new collection law is late in turning that money over to school districts, townships and boroughs, municipal leaders say.County tax committees established...
Colorado
Underwear bomb improved, official tells conferenceASPEN -- U.S. officials are on the lookout for a new type of explosive, as a result of analysis of an underwear bomb intercepted by a CIA operation in Yemen.Transportation Security Administrator John...
Colorado Suspect Sent Notebook to His Psychiatrist, Court Documents show,'Dark Knight' Suspect Was Seeing Psychiatrist, Attorney Confirms
AURORA, Colo. -- Before the massacre in an Aurora movie theater, suspect James Holmes mailed a package containing a notebook to Dr. Lynne Fenton at the University of Colorado, a psychiatrist he had been seeing, according to a motion filed by public defenders...
Comment Period Trips Up Highmark Deal
State regulators reviewing Highmark Inc.'s proposed purchase of West Penn Allegheny Health System opened a second public comment period on the deal, delaying the health insurer's rescue of the financially fragile Pittsburgh hospital network.The state...
Community Rallies around Children of Woman Killed in Pickup Crash
Jamie Cullen plans to make good on Amy Kaufman's promise to her children before her tragic death."Her children had never been to the beach," Cullen said. "That was our goal this summer, to get the kids to the beach."The group trip has turned into somewhat...
Cotchery Follows Ward's Example
Jerricho Cotchery long admired Hines Ward from afar, the passion he displayed and the intensity he self-demanded while playing a skill position with the physicality and the mindset of a defensive player.Cotchery found himself thinking, "Now that's the...
Creepy, Kooky Touring Hit
There's more than one way to take a musical from Broadway to a national tour.The direct method -- transferring the Broadway production with as few changes as possible -- is not always the best."The Addams Family," which begins performances Tuesday as...
Cutting Mental Health Services at Our Own Peril
And so the cycle returns. Another mass killing, eliminating one more place where folks could feel safe and relax. Gun-control advocates wring their hands, again demand restrictions on deadly weapons, and fear-mongering Second Amendment zealots spread...
Cyclists Cross U.S. to Aid College
Four bicyclists from Grove City College blazed across North Dakota's 400-mile expanse in four days early in their cross-country trip to raise $25,000 for a scholarship program to help minority students.Then they rolled into one of the most withering...
Decision on Gas Law Spurs War
A legal fight over local control of gas drilling operations has landed in the state Supreme Court's lap, with two state Cabinet officials filing an appeal on the day after a state and industry defeat in Commonwealth Court.State leaders, as expected,...
Decision on Gas Law Spurs War with State
A legal fight over local control of gas drilling operations has landed in the state Supreme Court's lap, with two state Cabinet officials filing an appeal on the day after a state and industry defeat in Commonwealth Court.State leaders, as expected,...
Delayed Pay Could Threaten Long-Term Living Program
John Lorence Jr. needs help getting out of bed. He needs help bathing, dressing, eating and getting to work. For almost two decades, personal care attendants paid through a state-run program have helped him do all those things. Now Lorence fears he will...
Delayed Pay Could Threaten Program
John Lorence Jr. needs help getting out of bed. He needs help bathing, dressing, eating and getting to work. For almost two decades, personal care attendants paid through a state-run program have helped him do all those things. Now Lorence fears he will...
Dreaming Big Works at Work
Of course, animators behind hits such as "Madagasgar 3" are good at contributing innovative ideas to their employer, DreamWorks Animation.Whether it's a new food choice in the company cafeteria or some off-the-wall idea for a movie, DreamWorks should...
Economic Development Leader Resigns
Three weeks after being placed on administrative leave, Fay-Penn Economic Development Council Executive Director Mike Krajovic resigned from his longtime role.Council board President Steve Neubauer on Friday released a copy of Krajovic's resignation...
EDMCshiftsleaders
Troubled Education Management Corp. said on Friday it reordered top management, naming Edward West to succeed Todd Nelson as chief executive, effective Aug. 15.Nelson, who has been CEO since February 2007, will become chairman of the company, succeeding...
Elizabeth Forward, Denison College Hire New Head Coaches
Elizabeth Forward recently hired Gerald "Puddin" Grayson as its boys basketball head coach.A retired McKeesport teacher, Grayson becomes the Warriors' fifth coach since 2007.Grayson, 64, was McKeesport's girls' basketball coach from 1985- 1998 after...
EndHeadStart
Ah, the "progressives" and the "It's for the children" crowd are having a fit. The hand-wringing has become intense. Dry mouths have become an epidemic. And it's all over fears of possible "deep cuts" in funding for the Federal Babysitting & Make-Work...
Evans Celebrated with 'Centennial'
Reviews'Centennial'Ryan Truesdell/Gil Evans Project (ArtistShare)Gil Evans had a sense of arranging that gave big bands different sounds whether they were the Claude Thornhill Orchestra or the groups assembled for two famous Miles Davis projects. It...
Excela Eyes Hempfield Property
Excela Health is in talks with a developer to purchase a tract in Hempfield as a site for another outpatient treatment center that would consolidate its physician and diagnostic services under one roof, according to a health system spokeswoman.The center...
Explaining the Big Picture
There was a time when Ron Lengwin thought he might want to be a doctor.Then, he believes, the ultimate career counselor stepped in with another suggestion."I decided that a physician accomplishes great good in healing the body and mind, but a priest...
Fayette County [Derived Headline]
Fayette CountyWest Newton mancited for lewdnessA resort supervisor caught a man with his pants down at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Fayette County, state police said.State police charged Ryan McKenzie, 36, of West Newton with open lewdness, harassment,...
Fayette Trio Make Horror Movie
Three Fayette County men are getting their taste of working on a feature film shot in Pittsburgh.Local writer and director Jeff Monahan started shooting his latest horror movie "Corpsing" in 2011 in several locations in the Pittsburgh area, including...
Findingthe right,Angle
Kurt Angle is again a husband, again about to become a father and again set to slip into a wrestling singlet to perform Saturday night in front of a crowd at Consol Energy Park that will include family and friends.Also, again, his mind is cluttered....
First Niagara, K&L Gates Center, Travelocity, Chevron, Mylan
Merger costs bring $18.5M First Niagara lossFirst Niagara Financial Group reported a quarterly net loss of $18.5 million, or minus 5 cents a share, compared with net income of $13.6 million, or 5 cents a share, a year earlier. Results include merger...
First Niagara, K&L Gates Center, Travelocity, Chevron, Mylan
Merger costs bring $18.5M First Niagara lossFirst Niagara Financial Group reported a quarterly net loss of $18.5 million, or minus 5 cents a share, compared with net income of $13.6 million, or 5 cents a share, a year earlier. Results include merger...
Fitness Chain, Member at Odds
For Sara Brunazzi, the hardest thing about belonging to a gym isn't getting there. It's quitting.The Elizabeth woman wants to end her membership with LA Fitness International, an Irvine, Calif.-based corporation with several Western Pennsylvania locations.Though...
Flash Floods Close Roads in Region
Storms moving through Allegheny and surrounding counties late Friday night prompted officials in several communities to close flooded roads.A flash flood watch was issued shortly after 9 p.m. by the National Weather in Moon for Allegheny, Beaver, Butler,...
Flash Flood Traps Man in McCandless Waters
Jim Owens thought he was driving into just a little water on Old Perry Highway in McCandless Saturday afternoon -- until he realized the muddy water of Pine Creek was rushing down the street at him and engulfing his car."I was a little scared," said...
Flight 93 Memorial Resonates
Tourists are flocking to the new Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County.Park Superintendent Jeff Reinbold disclosed to the Flight 93 Advisory Commission on Saturday that the 300,000 people have visited the permanent memorial since its dedication...
Follow the (Former) Leader
Jerricho Cotchery long admired Hines Ward from afar, the passion he displayed and the intensity he self-demanded while playing a skill position with the physicality and the mindset of a defensive player.Cotchery found himself thinking, "Now that's the...
Friday Night's Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. [Derived Headline]
Friday night's Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble performance was as much an invocation as a concert. Three candles were lit one by one in the darkened City Theatre on the South Side before percussionist Sean Connors came out to perform "To the Earth" by...
Futurebleak forGOP
Since 1928, only Dwight Eisenhower and George W. Bush have won the presidency while capturing both houses of Congress for the GOP.Yet Mitt Romney is even money to pull off the hat trick.With this hopeful prospect, why the near despair among so many Republicans...
Future? One Word: Water
In a classic scene from the Mike Nichols film "The Graduate," birthday boy Benjamin is given free poolside advice from one of his father's cronies. The future, the man explains, is simple."I want to say one word to you," Mr. McGuire drones, his hand...
Give Corn a Smoky Flavor
Corn on the cob, grilled in the husk with chile butter, enhances the smoky,-sweet-corn flavor. Chipotle chiles are smoked jalepenos, and often are packed in adobo sauce. It's best to add the chile puree in small increments to the butter until you find...
Hamas Leader Meets with New President
egyptCAIRO -- Egypt's President Mohammed Morsy met for the first time with Gaza premier Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, an offshoot of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood movement.Egypt's official news agency MENA quoted Morsy's spokesman Yasser Ali late Thursday as...
Hampton Planning to Return for Opener
Nose tackle Casey Hampton, recovering from a torn knee ligament, still intends to play in the Sept. 9 opener in Denver. The question is whether his body will allow it. He is on the physically unable to perform list and cannot practice, and there is no...
Hayes Field Prepares for Annual Series
Lew Hays Field in Washington Park will host the Pony League World Series for the 29th consecutive summer.This year's 10-team, double elimination tournament for 13 and 14 year olds is Aug. 1-18 with a 1 p.m. championship game.The tourney's opening night...
Health Care Giants' Ad Campaigns Pose Olympic-Size Questions
At some point during the next two weeks, chances are you'll tune to NBC to watch the Summer Olympics in London. Who doesn't want to see Michael Phelps go stroke-for-stroke against Ryan Lochte and possibly add a few more medals to his collection?Pay close...
Health Caregiants Sparat Olympics
At some point during the next two weeks, chances are you'll tune to NBC to watch the Summer Olympics in London. Who doesn't want to see Michael Phelps go stroke-for-stroke against Ryan Lochte and possibly add a few more medals to his collection?Pay close...
Homestyle: Feeding Butterflies; Moroccan Style; New Bulb
Light bulb helps remove danderPurely Products' Pet CFL light bulb promises to remove pet dander and other allergens from the air.The compact fluorescent bulb generates negative ions, which attract tiny, positively charged particles of airborne pollutants....
Homestyle: Moroccan Style; New Bulb
Light bulb helps remove danderPurely Products' Pet CFL light bulb promises to remove pet dander and other allergens from the air.The compact fluorescent bulb generates negative ions, which attract tiny, positively charged particles of airborne pollutants....
Hospital Warns of Layoffs as Competitor Lands Contract
The head of a Connellsville hospital that traditionally has provided most state-funded inpatient mental health services in Fayette County fears layoffs will be necessary because a competitor landed a contract to provide similar services.Michelle Cunningham,...
"I'm Really Good with a Guitar [Derived Headline]
"I'm really good with a guitar. a hammer -- not so much. That's a big part ... of it."Singer KEVIN JONAS talks to Access Hollywood about his new reality show, "Married to Jonas",Lamb arrest ends tour,Heavy-metal band Lamb of God has canceled its upcoming...
Inmate's Suit over Medical Care Dismissed
A federal lawsuit filed by a man seeking more than $2 million in compensation for alleged poor medical care during his incarceration was dismissed this week.U.S. Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy found that John Paul Currin, 43, who is serving a jail...
Investors, Capital Markets Aided by 2002 Law
Ten years ago, the financial world was a mess.Scandals at Enron, Tyco International, WorldCom and other companies dominated the headlines. Accounting giant Arthur Andersen, a central player in the Enron scandal, was in a death spiral. The public was...
It's Me or the Dog [Derived Headline]
It's Me or the Dog7 p.m. on Animal PlanetWhen Kathy rescued a street dog without telling her husband, Oliver, he retaliated by bringing home one, too. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition8 p.m. on ABCTy and the team surprise a widowed mother of six who lost...
Jazz Dance Celebration
A lot of Downtown will move differently this week as the Jazz Dance World Festival comes to town. Giordano Dance Chicago, formerly Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, is kicking off its 50th anniversary season in Pittsburgh by presenting the festival in association...
Lawsuits Bring Changes to FedEx Ground
John Dionise answered an ad for a holiday delivery driver seven years ago, thinking it could lead to a corporate job with FedEx Ground.He's still with FexEx Ground. But instead of drawing a paycheck, he has a business that employs 25 drivers, owns a...
Let Votinggo to Dogs,felons, Dead?
Why not let dead people vote?Maybe I better explain.A recent article in the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch says the Washington-based Voter Participation Center has sent voter registration applications -- with names and addresses already filled in -- to...
Leviathan's Fishing Expedition
SAN FRANCISCOThe huge humpback whale whose friendliness precipitated a surreal seven-year -- so far -- federal hunt for criminality surely did not feel put upon. Nevertheless, our unhinged government, with an obsession like that of Melville's Ahab, has...
Limit Facebook 'Like' Sharing
QWhenever one of my Facebook friends "Likes" something, that business keeps posting to my page. How can stop it from showing up on my news feed?AIf a friend has Liked something on Facebook in the past, random posts from that page could show up in your...
Long Armof Excessive Laws
Over the past few decades, America has locked up more and more people. Our prison population has tripled. Today we jail a higher percentage of people than even the most repressive countries: China locks up 121 out of every 100,000 people; Russia 511....
Maggi Limits Murphy's 'Air' Supply
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy can try switching the TV channels all he wants this fall. Chances are he still won't be able to go more than a few minutes without seeing the face of Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi, his Democrat challenger.Murphy, R-Upper...
Man Charged in Beating Death of Fellow Inmate
Mark Edward Farabaugh was arrested on Thursday on murder charges for allegedly beating to death another inmate in a state prison in March.Farabaugh, 43, is accused by state police of repeatedly punching Keith Williams in the head and chest at 7:30 a.m....
Man's Body Pulled from River
The body of a homeless man was recovered from the Allegheny River on Friday afternoon, according to Pittsburgh police.The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office identified him as Joseph Kastory, 33. Kastory frequented the North Side end of the Andy...
Meadows to Be First in State with Server-Supported Slots
Slot players at The Meadows soon will get a taste of technology that's been the talk of the gambling world for years.The casino in North Strabane will become the first in Pennsylvania to implement what's popularly known as server-based slot machines....
Merger Activity Up in Region
Mergers and acquisitions in the Pittsburgh region jumped 26 percent in the April-June quarter, a Cecil investment banking firm said on Friday.Strategic Advisors Inc. reported 67 deals in the quarter, up from 53 deals in the same period last year. The...
Monessen Coke Plant Might Restart
Steelmaker ArcelorMittal is considering investing $48 million to upgrade and restart its idled coke plant in Monessen, a state lawmaker said on Friday.Rep. R. Ted Harhai said he spoke with a company representative about the project that could restore...
Monongahela Aquatorium Nearly Done
Monongahela Councilwoman Claudia Williams envisions events planned for each weekend in downtown Monongahela in 2013."Gamblers can say, 'Let's go to the casino,' but families can say 'Let's go to Monongahela,'" Williams said. "And it's beginning to work...
Monroevilledealership to Change Hands
With major car manufacturers apparently urging their dealers to expand or modernize, some local dealers have decided to sell instead.Edward J. Little took the sale route.It was the third major sale locally by a regional dealer during the past two weeks.Little...
Monroeville Dealership to Change Hands
Monroevilledealership to change handsby SAM SPATTERWith major car manufacturers apparently urging their dealers to expand or modernize, some local dealers have decided to sell instead.Edward J. Little took the sale route.It was the third major sale locally...
Movietimes
Listings are effective through Aug. 2, unless otherwise noted. In the event of varying show times, please refer to the specific day(s) listed for each film. Times are provided by the theaters and are subject to change. We advise that you check times...
Murrysville Quilter Up for Worldwide Creativity Title
The baby-shower invitation was the motivation.Kathy Campisano of Murrysville decided to make a quilt for the little one.It turned out to be more than a blanket for infant Nathan, born in April. The creation was a hit not only with Nathan's parents, Aubrey...
National League
national leagueReds 3, Rockies 0Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg.Cozart ss 5 0 1 0 0 0 .241Stubbs cf 5 0 0 0 0 1 .226B.Phillips 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .298Bruce rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .244Ludwick lf 3 2 2 1 1 0 .248Rolen 3b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .219Frazier 1b 3 0 0 1 0 2 .279Hanigan...
Navy Christens Ship Named for 9/11 Site
Deborah Borza came away with a new appreciation for shipbuilding after seeing the pride of workers and crew of the USS Somerset, which was christened Saturday in New Orleans.Borza, whose daughter Deora Bodley died aboard Flight 93 on 9/ 11, said the...
Neglecting Key Parts of Vehicleis Risky
In the past few weeks, I have been driving farther than usual and, as a consequence, have seen a fair number of motorists stranded by the side of the road.For the most part, it's tied to one thing: neglect.People have come to view their cars as appliances,...
Neglect of Key Parts of Vehicle Is Risky
In the past few weeks, I have been driving farther than usual and, as a consequence, have seen a fair number of motorists stranded by the side of the road.For the most part, it's tied to one thing: neglect.People have come to view their cars as appliances,...
Notion of ID-for-Access Not New, Backers of Voting Law Say
Naytel Pack can't do much in North Braddock without his driver's license. He's asked for it in the corner store, at the gas station, during stops by the local police - just about everywhere, "especially since I'm under 18," the 16-year-old said.In Mt....
Obama's Pa. Lead Shrinks as Voters Fret over Economy
President Obama's support among likely Pennsylvania voters slipped to a narrow lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney as concern over the economy intensified, according to a Susquehanna Polling & Research survey released on Friday.The poll, conducted...
O'Brien: 'Core Group' Will Return
CHICAGO -- Bill O'Brien cut short a vacation in Cape Cod a couple of weeks ago, and the first-year Penn State football coach hasn't stopped moving since making an eight-hour drive back to University Park that included all of two stops for bathroom breaks.O'Brien...
Odds
BASEBALLAmerican LeagueFavorite Odds (O/U) UnderdogTigers -$122 (9.5) BLUE JAYSYANKEES -$170 (9.0) Red SoxMARINERS -$107 (7.5) RoyalsORIOLES -$115 (9.0) A'sIndians -$130 (9.0) TWINSRANGERS -$180 (10.0) White SoxANGELS -$158 (7.5) RaysNational LeagueFavorite...
Pado Had Many Stops during Long Baseball Career
Part 2 of 3George Pado of Donora was traded in 1940 by the Butler Yankees to the Ashland Colonels of the Class D Mountain State League, where he continued to make his mark as a pitcher.Sports Editor Burgess Damron of the Ashland Independent wrote on...
PIAA Keeps Hoops Format
MECHANICSBURG -- With one eye on the future, the PIAA Board of Directors on Friday considered shifting the PIAA boys and girls basketball championships to a more regional-based tournament. In the end, the board chose to stick with the current system...
Pirates Clip Hapless Astros
HOUSTON -- Eventually, the Houston Astros had to stop giving away runs with wild pitches and passed balls. So, the Pirates needed to win the game Saturday the old-fashioned way.They had to get a hit with a runner in scoring position.It wasn't as easy...