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Articles from February 19, 2007

Baldwin-Whitehall Students Face Added 'Holiday'
A teachers strike scheduled for Tuesday will give Baldwin- Whitehall School District students an extended break this week.The district has no classes today in observance of Presidents Day. The district's 328 teachers told the district they will go on...
Brain Maintenance Pays off for Greensburg Seniors
In even the coldest weather, the McKenna Senior Center in Greensburg has a full house. Older adults arrive to play games and socialize. They may not realize it, but they are taking the first steps toward preventing Alzheimer's disease.Dick Haskell, of...
Briefs: Priest Resigns; 'Serious Issues' Being Probed
The Rev. John Nanz, priest at Holy Spirit parish in Millvale, has resigned.The Rev. Frank D. Almade, secretary for Ministerial Leadership- Delegate for Clergy for the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese, in a letter distributed to parishioners during weekend...
CCAC Names Panel to Search for New President
A 26-member panel has been named to search for the eighth president of the Community College of Allegheny County.The college's Board of Trustees announced the members of the presidential search advisory committee, selected to represent constituencies...
Decisions of the Westmoreland County Judges
The following is a list of defendants charged with a first offense of driving under the influence in Westmoreland County criminal court. These defendants receive a standard sentence that includes enrollment in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition...
Duquesne's Losing Streak Reaches Three
NEW YORK - The Duquesne men's basketball team suffered its second consecutive three-point road loss on Sunday, further frustrating the Dukes, who have cooled since a midseason change in style of play produced a five-game winning streak and pushed them...
First Sleet, Then Sleep Grounds JetBlue
Chris DiBello, of Kennedy, was supposed to fly out of Pittsburgh International Airport on JetBlue today.Instead, he found himself at the airport on Sunday trying to figure out what he could do after his flight -- and all other JetBlue arrivals and departures...
Grass May Be Greener for Military Families
Chris Dotson and Michael Songer have one thing in common.They want the grass to be greener for local military families this year.Both men own lawn-care businesses and have offered free services through GreenCare for Troops, a nationwide outreach program...
Grave Port Problems
The federal government has been penny-wise and pound-foolish about the 17 locks and dams of the Port of Pittsburgh. And given the incredible amount of traffic coursing through the second busiest inland port in America, the feds have been tonnage-foolish,...
Greene County Fire Victims Mourned
The people of Waynesburg, bound so tightly by relationships of work or church or love, cannot escape sorrow when tragedy strikes any of their neighbors. And no tragedy in memory has hit the Greene County area with the ferocity of the Saturday morning...
Harrisburg Hustlers
You'd think the shameless bandits in Harrisburg would have been more hesitant about picking the taxpayers' pockets so soon after the uproar that greeted their middle-of-the-night vote in July 2005 to make themselves the second-highest-paid legislators...
Larger Venues Await Pitt during Stretch Run
There is a belief in the Big East Conference that the team which wins all of its home games and splits its road games can claim the regular-season title.Pitt coach Jamie Dixon subscribes to that theory, even if his Panthers are going about it backward....
Latrobe Dementia Clinic Offers Assessment, Support
Last month Excela Health opened the doors to the Geriatric Assessment Center at Latrobe Hospital. The center, which operates out of the hospital's diabetes clinic every Wednesday, is one place where patients can receive physical and psychiatric exams,...
Marine from Franklin Park Dies in Iraq
A Marine from Franklin Park was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq, relatives said Sunday.Infantry Capt. Todd M. Siebert, 34, died Friday morning, Iraq time, near Anbar Province, said his brother-in-law, Glenn Ridenour, of Pine. A Pentagon spokeswoman...
Matchup: Pitt at Seton Hall
The matchup:Pitt (23-4, 10-2 Big East) at Seton Hall (12-13, 3- 9)Line: NoneGame timeWhen: 8 p.m. - TodayWhere: Continental Airlines ArenaTV/Radio: FSN Pittsburgh; WWSW-FM (94.5), WBGG-AM (970)Series: Pitt leads, 26-19What to expectPitt, ranked No. 7...
Movie Reviews: 2007 Oscar Nominees
Read reviews of the main performances that were nominated for Oscars in 2007:Click here for video clips of the nominees.PICTURE"Babel"The movie shows how a series of random unfortunate choices provoke consequences that recall the Biblical story of Babel."Departed"This...
Opera Center Shines with Comic Baroque 'Ormindo'
The many delights of Francesco Cavalli's "Ormindo" spring vibrantly from the stage in Pittsburgh Opera Center's presentation of the comic baroque opera that opened Saturday night at CAPA High School, Downtown.The production features winning staging by...
Oscar Trivia Answers
(If you have come to this answer page first by mistake, click here for the Oscar quiz questions.)Whew, you made it.You braved your way through the Oscar quiz, so here are the answers and other movie-related facts you might find interesting.To learn more...
Palace Shines at Hollywood Event
At 80, the Palace Theatre's still got it.At the Hollywood Party at the Palace on Saturday, the marquis gleamed, the courtyard glowed with hundreds of lights and a blazing Hollywood sign, and the red carpet was extended for nearly 300 glamorous VIPs.In...
Penguins' Puck Soup
There they were, the Pittsburgh Penguins ... the hottest team in the National Hockey League. And they were tied up in aprons. You heard me, sports fans. On Monday, the Pens took time out from battling for a playoff spot to face off against a dread disease...
Penguins Rookie Malkin Continues to Impress
The second period was winding down, the Penguins and Capitals were deadlocked at 1-1 and not much was happening Sunday afternoon at Mellon Arena.That's when Evgeni Malkin took it upon himself to try to make something happen.Frustrated to an extent that...
Pirates' 2007 Roster
PitchersPlayerB-T2006 team(s)Tony Armas Jr.R-RWashington, Harrisburg (injury rehab)Jonah BaylissR-RIndianapolis, Piratesx-Kip BouknightR-RHarrisburg (Nationals), New Orleans (Nationals)x-Jim BrowerR-RBaltimore, Portland (Padres), San Diego, Albuquerque...
Pirates Brace for Increased Salaries
BRADENTON, Fla. - Most of the players on the Pirates' 40-man roster will receive raises of tens of thousands of dollars this season, thanks to the new collective bargaining agreement.The five-year deal between Major League Baseball and the players' union,...
Pirates' Five Burning Questions
Five burning questions at the outset of spring training:1. Will Jose Castillo finally reach his potential? Castillo turns 26 next month; he should be entering his prime. Scouts say Castillo has the tools to be a slugger and a defensive whiz. So, what...
Pittsburgh Professor Thinks Evolutionary Change Was Rapid
Charles Darwin has taken a bruising these past few years.His theory of evolution through natural selection has been knocked by proponents of "intelligent design," which asserts that some features of creation are best explained by an intelligent cause....
Playing 20 Questions with Oscar Trivia
click here to make a printout of the quiz.When you are finished with the quiz, click here to find out the correct answers.The annual Academy Awards are to movie fans what the Super Bowl is to football fans: the ultimate night of entertainment where legends...
Police Seek Killer in '01 Shooting Death in Moon
In 2001, a man was gunned down in his girlfriend's Moon Township kitchen, and Allegheny County police are still trying to find the killer.Steve Henry III, 31, was shot to death on Aug. 28, 2001, inside an apartment on Juniper Drive in the Mooncrest area...
Port Authority Office Lease Ripped
Port Authority of Allegheny County's lease for its Heinz 57 Center office space Downtown would jump 45 percent after the 10- year deal ends in 2010.The transit agency's $840,000 payment this year would increase to more than $1.1 million by 2011. That...
Program at Point Park Produces Next Generation of Terror Fighters
Inside a dimly lit room of a Downtown high-rise, about two dozen people work at a bank of computers, diagramming any known person and event connected to the target of an investigation.Others identify homegrown and foreign terrorist organizations and...
Red-Hot Penguins Extend Streak to 14-0-2
Three weeks is a long time to go without playing a game in the NHL, especially for a goaltender.There's the risk that the all-important sense of timing will erode with the lack of action, that game shape will be gone or that the mental sharpness required...
RMU Trips Weary Wagner
The Robert Morris men's basketball team added to Wagner's misery on its trip through Pennsylvania.Robert Morris defeated Wagner, 71-63, on Sunday at Sewall Center in a game that was rescheduled from earlier this week because the Seahawks were stranded...
Sewickley Woman 'Loved Life,' Church
Tomasita A. Lewis was devoted to her family and her church, from her younger years in her native Puerto Rico to her later years in Sewickley."She was a little lady, very proper and dressed elegantly, even at 95," said the Rev. Laura Theis, of Edgeworth,...
Somerset Lincoln Doesn't Mind Theaters
Ralph Lincoln draws stares almost everywhere he goes.People will stop and just look, because of his uncanny likeness to Abraham Lincoln, including a scraggly beard and piercing eyes.And there's a reason behind the resemblance. He's distantly related...
Southmoreland Wrestler Frund Not Worried about Setback
Southmoreland's Erik Frund decided to give up on wrestling during his sophomore year.It was a move he said he now regrets."I concentrated on speed training," Frund said. "But as I look back, I should have stuck it out. I'd be a lot better this year."Frund,...
Taylor Hopes Tomlin Turns Him into a Pro Bowler
Ike Taylor isn't jumping to any conclusions, but what he's seen and heard so far has him jumping for joy.New Steelers coach Mike Tomlin's first NFL job was coaching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary. Pro Bowl cornerback Ronde Barber credits Tomlin with...
Trout Fishing Show Coming to Area
Most of the water to be found locally may be iced over right now, but that doesn't mean it's too early to think about fly fishing.All things fly fishing -- from gear and guides to art and science -- will be on display when the Penn's Woods West Chapter...
Westmoreland Rescue Crews Train for Tight Spaces
Christian Dawson could have been trapped in a dark cave or a dank manhole Sunday in Jeannette as one of 12 volunteers in need of rescue by the Westmoreland County Technical Rescue Team.The 20-member unit, composed of volunteer firefighters in and out...