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Articles from June 8, 2008

Airy Chocolate Berry Pavlova Looks, Tastes Great
This stunning chocolate meringue piled high with whipped cream and fresh berries looks over the top, but this airy dessert won't weigh you down. For a plain meringue, simply leave out the cocoa powder.Chocolate Berry PavlovaStart to finish: 3 hours 15...
Allegheny County Farm Provides Peaceful Setting for Social Programs
Julia and Mija nibble bright-orange papaya pellets, hand-fed by visitors who peer into their metal cages in the barn.The rabbits' thick, fluffy fur is soft, a cushioning cloud that will bring comfort and warmth someday after it is gently brushed away...
A Look Back, Look Ahead for Pens
Tribune-Review Penguins beat reporter Rob Rossi assesses what the Penguins showed during their run to the Stanley Cup final and what they need to show to return next season - and win:1. SPECIAL TEAMS MATTERThe Penguins came within two wins of the Stanley...
Are 'Old Masters of Tomorrow' at Carnegie?
Last Saturday afternoon at Carnegie Museum of Art, Westview artist Paul LeRoy Gehres -- a.k.a. "LeRoy, King of Art" -- was standing in front of three large, semi-abstract figure paintings by Austrian painter Maria Lassnig, writing in his journal: "weak...
Astrology May Be Making an Appearance in the Workplace
Next time you're confronted with charts and graphs and reams of data at work, you might want to simply shove it all aside and look at the person sitting across the table and ask: "So, what's your sign?"While it may sound like a bad pickup line from a...
Bassist Cohen Continues His Groove on 'Disturbed'
'Gently Disturbed'Avishai Cohen Trio (Razdaz) Out of fourBassist Avishai Cohen has the ability to make a trio sound different than it normally does. He does the same thing with jazz itself. Oh, his music is jazz in every way. It is built around improvisation...
Bears RB Benson Arrested on Drunken Driving Charge
Cedric Benson's rocky relationship with the Chicago Bears got murkier Saturday after the running back's arrest on a drunken driving charge in Austin, Texas, his second arrest in little more than a month.Bears officials said they would treat the matter...
Block Party Lets North Side Children Have Fun
When Cynthia Battle was a little girl, her mother would order her to go outside and play.Now Battle, 53, lives in Perry South in the North Side, in a neighborhood where many parents now are afraid to let their children out of sight."I live in a community...
'Boyish' Billionaire Puts Stock in Household Names
WASHINGTON -- From his growing list of acquisitions, Warren Buffett seems to be investing like the world's richest 10-year-old boy, if that boy lived in 1955 America.He is Coca-Cola's largest shareholder. He owns Dairy Queen. Last year, Buffett got a...
Bridgeville Native Fine-Tunes Caffe Amante Menu
If you plan to open a destination restaurant, you have to have a destination chef. Greg Alauzen fits the description.The Lamatrice family -- Angelo and sons David and Joe, who operate the Clark Bar & Grill on the North Shore -- branched out to fine dining...
Briefs: Impressionist Exhibit Focuses on Works of Women
Impressionist paintings by four women will be the focus of an exhibition at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco this summer. The exhibition, "Women Impressionists: Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Eva Gonzales, Marie Bracquemond," will run June 21-Sept....
Bucs' Bullington Anything but Busy
If right-hander Bryan Bullington has a future with the Pirates, it probably will be as a reliever instead of as a starting pitcher.Bullington has not pitched since May 25, when he made his last start for Triple-A Indianapolis. He joined the Pirates on...
Canines Emerge as Vital Characters in Debut Novel
David Wroblewski wasn't worried the time he spent on his first novel might be fruitless.Even if it wasn't published, the 10 years of writing, editing and revising were worthwhile. "I was absolutely willing for it to be a learner's novel," says Wroblewski,...
Canon-Mac Continues Historic Run through State Playoffs
Canon-McMillan created a rare opportunity by shutting out WPIAL champion Peters Township, 8-0, in the PIAA Class AAAA baseball quarterfinals.The Big Macs' big adventure continues as the Section 3 champs move on to the final four Monday against Central...
Care Package Program for Soldiers a Success
A care package program for troops in Iraq started by a Washington Township firefighter will continue thanks to an impressive first wave of donations.In March, Brett Seroka, 21, of Belle Vernon first called upon his fellow firefighters, local emergency...
Carmichaels Ready for Rematch
As the second and third seeds, respectively, in the WPIAL Class A playoffs, Serra Catholic and Carmichaels were destined to face each other in the postseason.What neither team knew was that their showdown in the WPIAL semifinals was only a precursor...
Catfish Plentiful in Southwestern Pennsylvania
A monster of sorts is pulling Rick Nail back into fishing.A hunter for years, the New Castle man hasn't fished since he was a child. He expects to get back on the water again starting this summer, however.Credit for that goes to a hefty 30-inch, 14-pound...
Celtics' Pierce Declares Knee Ready
BOSTON -- In the past two days, New England's most celebrated right knee -- and to this point, the focal point of the NBA finals - - has been encased in ice, undergone electrical stimulation therapy, even had lasers fired at it.Paul Pierce's knee has...
Charleroi Grads Sending SOS to Perpetuate Alumni Web Site
A core group of graduates has established a goal to save the popular Web site devoted to serving alumni of Charleroi Area High School.To that end, they are seeking the help of all CAHS alumni."We are attempting to contact both graduates already registered...
Checking Men's Fidelity Leads to Trouble in Novel
At first, this debut novel reads like a feel-good story for women who think men are scum.We meet Jennifer Hunter, 28, who makes a lot of money by seducing men. Why? She's a self-styled "fidelity inspector," hired by wives or girlfriends to see whether...
Clinton Finally Reaches out to Women
WASHINGTON -- This one's for the girls.That was Hillary Rodham Clinton's message Saturday as she ended her presidential bid -- a final, full-throated acknowledgment of what her pioneering quest had meant to women.It was a moving, genuine and unexpected...
Clinton Supporters in Pa. Graceful in Defeat
CAMP HILL, Pa. -- As Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton shut down her presidential campaign Saturday, her Pennsylvania delegates gracefully played their part in the Democratic unity pageant and vowed to work hard for her former opponent, Sen. Barack Obama,...
Curried Pasta Salad an Exotic Take on Summer Favorite
Pasta salad is a favorite at summer barbecues and potlucks because it is filling and inexpensive to make.But with the addition of some protein and a few spices, it also can be transformed into an exotic supper entree that costs only about $1.25 per serving.This...
Czech Republic Win Kicks off Euro Championships
BASEL, Switzerland -- Switzerland lost its leading scorer to a knee injury. The Czech Republic's offense idled in midfield. The European Championship opener was headed to a dreary 0-0 draw.Up stepped Vaclav Sverkos, an unlikely hero. He came off the...
D'backs Hold off Pirates
Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Snyder thought he had hit a home run in the fourth inning Saturday night, until Pirates left fielder Jason Bay made a fantastic catch.In the ninth inning, Snyder made sure there was no chance for Bay to rob him again.Snyder's...
Debut Novel 'Dear American Airlines' Has Perfect Timing
There could never be a debut novel more perfectly timed to enter the world than Jonathan Miles' "Dear American Airlines."The book is a novel-length complaint letter written by one angry American Airlines passenger who has been stranded in Chicago's O'Hare...
Earlier Trout Season Discussed
The idea of opening trout season early in Southwestern Pennsylvania keeps growing.This past winter, Fish and Boat Commissioners began discussing the possibility of opening trout season early -- namely, the last Saturday in March -- in some Pennsylvania...
Energy Price Fiasco Causes Multiple Problems for Americans
According to statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Agency, individual vehicles in the United States are driven 12,578 miles annually. Consumers are spending more than $2,500 annually on gasoline for each vehicle, compared with $1,320 two years...
Fantasy: Hamilton No Longer a Fluke
There is a point at which fluke becomes fact, and Josh Hamilton passed it. Hamilton has become a reclamation project more successful than the Statue of Liberty, Drew Barrymore's career or Kobe Bryant's public image. And while analysts have been slow...
Fascinating Hummingbirds Add Sparkle to Summer
Our summer birds have settled in, and for many, the first brood is hatched and fledged. I eagerly waited for the arrival of these birds from their home in the tropics way back in late February. Even during those cold and snowy days, I would watch open...
Father's Day, Steaks Go Hand in Hand
Every male in my family adores grilled steaks. In fact, my husband and son both can be bribed to do almost anything if offered a slightly charred yet succulent piece of meat in return. If I want the grill cleaned or the porch furniture dusted, all I...
Fava Beans Are a True Labor of Love
Fresh favas are the happy, bright-green clown shoes of the shell bean world -- and the first to be ready each spring. Oversized and floppy, the pods seem far too big for the number (usually six or fewer) and the size of the beans inside them. And because...
Federal Action Could Stop Unneeded Surgeries, Experts Say
TORONTO -- Federal rules need to change to protect patients from receiving unnecessary liver transplants, leading surgeons said at the American Transplant Congress here."We are concerned," said Dr. Elizabeth A. Pomfret, chairman of the liver and intestinal...
Firefox 3.0 Voted Best Browser for Web -- for Now
If you buy a new Windows Vista PC, it comes with a decent built- in Web browser, Internet Explorer 7. If you buy a new Macintosh computer, it comes with a decent built-in Web browser, Safari 3.0. So why would you want or need a different Web browser?That...
Force of Casinos in Smoking Debate
HARRISBURG -- A statewide smoking ban could be as elusive as winning at the slot machines. Gov. Ed Rendell demanded the ban as one of the key parts of his health-care legislation. It's been pending without resolution for almost a year.The problem, however,...
For Vacationers, House Rentals Can Be More Cost Effective
Stuffing a home with 20 or more people seems like a good way to rub nerves raw. But for some summer vacationers, it is the only way to go."All of my family's memories of summer vacation are there," says Dan Palmer of South Fayette. He participated in...
Fuel-Saving Gadgets Abound as Gas Prices Rise
High gas prices have produced a bountiful supply of one kind of product: fuel-saving gadgets for your car.These devices, which cost anywhere from $35 to $300, are pitched as simple ways to improve fuel economy. While not all of the devices are new, $4-a-gallon...
Game-Show Politics
WASHINGTON -- Many of us wish the clock could be stopped. And perhaps, just perhaps, by staying in that wonderful dream state, most of our problems could be solved.Half-awake, what passes for our brain goes into a replay of what we saw a few hours before...
Google Does Diplomatic Dance to Keep Content Online
When Thailand blocked Google Inc.'s YouTube Web site last year, the company dispatched deputy general counsel Nicole Wong to help restore access. In Bangkok, a sea of yellow shirts stunned her.It was a Monday, when Thais wear yellow to honor King Bhumibol...
Hard to Get Fired Up about Nuke Waste Dump
Nice to know that on some things our government is moving right along.Hey, by 2020, only 12 years from now, we'll have a nuclear waste dump up and running -- or perhaps more exactly, down and buried -- in Yucca Mountain, Nevada.The U.S. energy department...
Hunters, Anglers Might Get Help with the Bill
For more than 100 years, the job of paying for fish and wildlife conservation in Pennsylvania has rested solely on the backs of anglers and hunters.Is it time for that to change?At least a dozen state lawmakers think so. House Bill 1676, sponsored by...
Ivanovic Claims 1st Major Title
PARIS -- At last, Ana Ivanovic overcame her stage fright.In two previous major finals, Ivanovic was so overwhelmed by the setting, so shaken by the stakes, that her focus fell apart and her shots went awry.Not on this day.Already assured of rising to...
JoePa's Media Drills Land Him in Class
STATE COLLEGE -- If he gets a break during the busy fall football season, Joe Paterno will head to a journalism classroom at Penn State University.He said he wants to sit with students and listen to lectures. Possibly, he'll stand up and tell them how...
Johnstown Floats New Attractions to Lure Tourists
JOHNSTOWN -- Row after row of unmarked graves in Johnstown's Grandview Cemetery -- more than 700 -- are stark testimony to one of the most darkly ironic moments in American history.The unidentified people buried here, and the remainder of the 2,209 victims...
Know the Rules When Selecting Rewards Credit Cards
NEW YORK -- Some rewards cards will pay you cash, but often there's a ceiling on the maximum payout each year. Other cards promise points for every purchase, but they may expire after just a year. Still others reward some purchases, such as gasoline...
Latrobe Wants Another Shot at PIAA Title Game
The Latrobe girls softball team is one victory from getting a second chance to win a state title.A victory Monday against Central York (19-5) at Penn State- Altoona in the PIAA Class AAAA semifinals would put Latrobe (21-2) in the title game at Shippensburg...
Leave London to See Where Author Austen Called Home
I have always loved Jane Austen for the strength and wit of her female characters. In fact, I am slightly obsessed with everything Jane -- ask my husband, who has had to endure repeated showings of the A&E version of "Pride and Prejudice" starring Colin...
Local Artisans' Work Finds Home in Hopwood
Nearly 30 artists and fine crafters have their work for sale in a new shop in Hopwood, but it's more than the typical consignment arrangement.It's a new venture for the Fayette County board of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a worldwide organization...
Many Clinton Supporters May Be Wary of Shifting to Ex-Rival
WASHINGTON -- Toward the end of her speech Saturday announcing that her presidential campaign was over, Hillary Clinton put on her best Democratic Party-unity face and told her troops that they must work for presumptive nominee Barack Obama, echoing...
Maple Bats Becoming Hazard in Major Leagues
When Pirates hitting coach Don Long tries to smile, only half his mouth gets the message. The left side sags, an inch or so below a jagged scar that runs alongside his nose.Long used to have a warm, easy-going smile. It was ruined April 15, when he was...
Markets Face High Stakes to Match Across-the-Border Beer Sales
Beer on supermarket and convenience store shelves and liquor sold in privately owned stores in Pennsylvania? Not yet.Efforts by Sheetz Inc. and Wegmans Food Markets Inc. to sell beer in some stores could be the harbinger for Pennsylvanians thirsting...
Mt. Lebanon Neighbors Bond in the Joy of an Immigrant
Five years ago, Otto Limongi moved his family from Venezuela to America in search of a better life.On Saturday, in the Mt. Lebanon neighborhood where they settled, strangers picked through the remnants of the Limongis' life here during an estate sale.Otto...
New in Equipment
There are all kinds of fish swimming in Pennsylvania's lakes, streams and rivers, and being able to identify each and every one of them on the spot can be tough. A new, pocket-sized field guide is meant to help, however. "Fish of Pennsylvania" by Dave...
Nick Mandich Ready for Ringgold Head Coaching Challenge
If familiarity, intensity, experience and a past record of coaching highlighted by success are any indications, Ringgold High School's new head girls basketball coach Nick Mandich should help the Lady Rams continue their winning ways.Mandich replaces...
No Jodie? No Reagan Revolution
Sure, she's won two Academy Awards.But until now, Jodie Foster has never been credited with the enormous impact she had on the economic boom of the 1980s as the driving force behind Reaganomics.(We'll pause here for a moment while you go, "Come again?")Robert...
Ochoa Slips to Third in LPGA Championship
HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. -- Lorena Ochoa chopped into the mangled grass and was stunned to see her ball hop only a few inches, sending her to a double bogey as her hopes for a third straight major championship slipped away from her.By the time she recovered,...
Officials Blame Longtime Errors for Transit's Peril
In a 10-year period, Port Authority of Allegheny County lost nearly 5 million riders -- yet operated 78 more buses a day.The agency's expenses climbed during the same period by 64 percent -- or nearly $130 million, according to Federal Transit Administration...
Online System to Allow Crime Victims Track Perpetrators' Release
Rick Laughery's boys have suffered more than their share of bad luck on Fayette County roads because of dangerous drivers.After two frightening crashes -- and experiences with the criminal justice system -- within 20 months, Laughery said he's heartened...
Penguins Q & A: Rob Rossi Answers Your Questions
Tribune-Review Penguins writer Rob Rossi answers questions about the Pittsburgh Penguins. Read older questions in the archives.Do be sure to check out the re-vamped "Chipped Ice" blog -- which is updated often during the playoffs with links to stories...
Penguins' Top 10 2007-08 Moments
Tribune-Review Penguins beat reporter Rob Rossi offers his Top 10 moments from a memorable 2007-08 Penguins season:GIVING THANKSNov. 22, 2007: Their season possibly on the brink of disarray, the Penguins rallied from 2-0 deficit in Ottawa to defeat the...
Pens' Contracts and a Look Ahead
The following is a listing of each Penguins player and his contract status, along with a look at his future with the team.FORWARDSSidney CrosbyContract Status: Signed through 2012-13 at average of $8.7 million per season.Looking ahead: Took less on his...
Pens' Learning Experience Will Prove Beneficial in the Future
Nicklas Lidstrom's first act as the captain of the Stanley Cup champion Red Wings was premeditated.What Lidstrom ultimately did on Wednesday night at Mellon Arena - - hand the Cup to first-time champion and 15-year NHL veteran Dallas Drake before anyone...
PIAA Semifinals Previews
The following are a capsule previews of all PIAA semifinal baseball and softball games scheduled for Monday.PIAA baseball semifinalsClass AAAACanon-McMillan (18-4) vs. Central Mountain (16-6), noon Monday at Brockway High SchoolPlayers to watch: Canon-McMillan...
Pine Cove Dance to Recall Teen Record Hops
They're getting ready to turn the clocks back at Pine Cove Beach Club in Fallowfield, but the move will have nothing to do with daylight-saving time."We've been thinking about this for a long time," said Jim Rach in reference to a nostalgic event scheduled...
Pine Cove Has Long History as a Recreational Spot
The oldies dance July 14 at Pine Cove Beach Club in Fallowfield will celebrate the 1960s and early 1970s in the popular swimming site's history, but the legacy of recreational activities there started long before that.A story in the June 18, 1927 edition...
Pittsburgh's Smoke-Filled Past Reaches Legendary Level
Pittsburgh's smoke might be as legendary as its steel.The dark clouds that cloaked the city were so thick during World War II that streetlights were turned on during the day. In a town dubbed "hell with the lid off," businessmen brought two shirts to...
Players, Managers Pick Up an Edge with Home Cooking
Talk of home, in general, elicits warm and fuzzy feelings. It's no different when the topic turns to baseball teams and their home fields.It's a timely topic with the Pirates early in a month that has 19 games scheduled for PNC Park, the most home outings...
Pocono Raceway Comes under Attack
LONG POND, Pa. -- Jeff Gordon says it's outdated. Jimmie Johnson believes it produces bad racing. And Kyle Busch fears Sunday's event is going to be downright boring.Pocono Raceway is officially under attack, and the assault comes as its owners ardently...
Powering Down
Ever since the Boys of Enron slipped their greedy hands into our pockets and stole our lunch money, I've been on a mad mission to conserve energy.My favorite energy-saving trick is to dry my clothes outdoors on a dryer rack that I purchased from Target...
Promising Platforms
What we say or do has a way of coming back to us, especially if you're a political candidate. Thanks to technology, words are like boomerangs, always traveling in a curved path and returning inevitably to their point of origin. And in this wired age,...
'Rain' Bestows Lessons during Times of Love, War
All is fair in love and war. Sure, it's a cliche, but it's constantly acquiring new resonance.A noteworthy case in point is Tan Twan Eng's "The Gift of Rain." A good chunk of this glorious novel, a nominee for last year's Booker Prize, takes place during...
Rustic Tarts: The Ultimate Carefree Dessert
A French friend once told me that those glamorous tarts for which the French are famous are merely open-faced cousins of American pies. But, he qualified, they are generally more refined than their "homier" relatives.Intimidated? Don't be, especially...
Serra Chases Unique School Year Trifecta
With a win on Monday, the Serra Catholic baseball team can accomplish something that has never been done in Pennsylvania.No school in PIAA history has had its football, boys basketball and baseball teams make appearances in the state final in the same...
Settlement to Have Little Local Impact
A tentative settlement announced by the Justice Department and the National Association of Realtors last month is expected to give many Internet-based real estate agents nationwide access to home listings they previously were denied.But the deal isn't...
Society Awards Scholarships to 3
Taylor Lescolletto, Brian Willebrand and Amber Stahl were awarded scholarship funds by the Society of Education of Physicians and Patients during a May meeting held at Amici on Route 51.Lescolletto from Burgettstown received an $8,000 award from the...
Stanley Cup Pain May Lead to Penguins' Gain
Even if he does not return to the Penguins next season, veteran defenseman Darryl Sydor believes they turned a significant corner with an elimination-preventing, triple-overtime victory in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final."You could totally see in that...
Starbucks CEO's Vision Remains Strong despite Economy
LOS ANGELES -- Back in 1987, when coffee entrepreneur Howard Schultz and a group of Seattle investors purchased Starbucks, the chain had just 11 stores. Now, it has more than 16,000 spread across 44 countries.Schultz, Starbucks' chief executive, is credited...
Steelers Q & A: Scott Brown Answers Your Questions
Tribune-Review Steelers writer Scott Brown answers your questions about the Pittsburgh Steelers. Read older questions in the archives.Q: How about Jason Taylor in black and gold? Does this idea seem out of bounds? Would he fit with the team? Would he...
Student-Athletes to Be Recognized at Induction Banquet
As part of the Mid-Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame festivities, senior student-athletes from eight local high schools will be honored.The 2008 Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony will take place 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Willow Room in Rostraver.Students...
Stunned Family Grieves for Dead 10-Month-Old
The grieving mother of a 10-month-old girl questioned Saturday as to how her child could have been killed at a day care center, apparently by a 7-year-old girl. "I understand an accident. This is not an accident. My baby is black and blue all over,"...
Sunday Notes of Note
John McCain would be wise to find a screwdriver to tighten the loose screw that remains his philosophy regarding illegal aliens.The presumptive Republican presidential nominee continues to insist that deporting illegal aliens is not feasible."We're not...
Super Banks -- Friend or Faux?
Millions of Americans are having difficulty making their mortgage payments. Some are facing foreclosure proceedings by their lender, often a bank. Banks maintain they are helping to alleviate borrowers' woes. But the truth is far from clear. The banks...
Theater Performances Are Enhanced When the Space Is Just Right
It's an experience most frequent theatergoers know well.You go to see a play that you've heard really good things about and come away disappointed.It could be a show that won a best play Tony on Broadway, or one that a friend raved about after reading...
Three Rivers Arts Festival Takes the Cake
Visitors to the Three Rivers Arts Festival can have their cake -- and eat some later."Icing on the Cake" is a non-juried visual arts presentation created by members of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. The "cakes" -- made of any media (spackling,...
Toshiba Chief Focuses on Environmental Technology
TOKYO -- Toshiba Corp. is looking to strengthen its nuclear power operations by setting up partnerships with other companies in the field of uranium fuel processing and the production of nuclear power plants, the company's president and chief executive...
Tour Explores Hidden Ohiopyle in Fayette County
Hiking, biking ... and a moonlight cruise on Cranberry Lake.Ohiopyle State Park will present a tour called "Keels, Heels and Wheels" to showcase the park's amenities Friday through June 15.The purpose of this tour, said park naturalist Barbara Wallace,...
Triple Crown Hopeful Loses in Belmont Upset
ELMONT, N.Y. -- A foregone conclusion turned into head-shaking disbelief in the Belmont Stakes.Maybe it was the quarter crack in his front left hoof. Maybe it was the sweltering heat. Or the grueling Triple Crown schedule or the trainer's decision to...
Trooper Urges Internet Safety for Students, Parents
The Internet offers a wealth of information for today's students. But it also offers a new type of danger -- one that parents must be aware of.Recently, teachers and parents in the Laurel Highlands School District were introduced to these dangers by...
Troubles from Hurricane Ivan Flooding Yet to Recede
Etna has a hole in a storm sewer on Ganster Street that will cost about $80,000 to repair. Carnegie resident Bill Evans has a kitchen that needs to be fixed. Millvale is just now putting in new street lights. A family of Nicaraguan immigrants is striving...
Turtle Creek Veteran Focused on Community, Patriotism
Harry Robare Jr. was recognized as the leader of the band, whether it was in his home, at his workplace or in his community.As the leader of the Country Hills Imperials, a drum and baton band, which he founded in the 1960s, the group participated in...
Uniontown Teen Queen Seeks National Title
She's the nicest girl in the state.Back in November, Macey Schiff was crowned Uniontown Area High School's homecoming queen. But that was only the beginning for the bright-eyed senior, who went on to compete for, and win, the title of Pennsylvania Homecoming...
Water Shortage Plagues Belmont Park
ELMONT, N.Y. -- What a day to be without any water.The entire Belmont Park facility -- and some of surrounding town of Elmont -- lost water pressure in the grandstand Saturday afternoon during its busiest day of the year. There was no water at the 445-acre...
Will Keith Be a Pro and Visit the Trib?
Sent via e-mail and the U.S. Postal Service:Keith Olbermannc/o MSNBC30 Rockefeller Plaza3535 ENew York, New York10112Dear Mr. Olbermann:At first I couldn't understand it.Relatives stopped calling. People who normally say hello to me at the grocery store...
Zito Relishes Role as Spoiler
ELMONT, N.Y. -- Nick Zito didn't apologize this time.Four years after the Hall of Fame trainer crashed the "Smarty Party," Zito found himself in a similar position as the spoiler.And he was loving it."Obviously," he said, "we like these classic races."Zito-trained...