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Articles from May 17, 2010

Allegiance Issues Prompt 12-Year-Old to Lie
Question: I have a 12-year-old son. His mother and I have never really had a relationship, and I haven't been in my son's life except for the past two years. This year, I started paying child support. On top of that, I pay for his clothes, and travel...
Art Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
I wasn't around for the first great transformation in the arts -- the invention of oil painting.But I certainly was around, centuries later, to enjoy the second - - the exodus of cigarettes from the gallery world. (Thank you, thank you, Mr. Surgeon General.)...
Bucs Infielder Iwamura Takes Seat with Injury
CHICAGO -- Second baseman Aki Iwamura expects to miss "just a couple of days" due to a strained right hamstring.He sustained the injury Saturday when he grounded into a double play in the seventh inning."The good thing is, I was able to stop (running)...
California (Pa.) Moves to D-II Super Regional
No. 13 California (Pa.) will play No. 6 Bloomsburg in a best-of- three series at the Atlantic Super Regional of the NCAA Division II softball playoffs.The teams will meet Friday and Saturday at Bloomsburg for the right to advance to the final round May...
Congressional Hopefuls Make Last-Minute Pleas in the Region
Candidates in a special congressional election that is drawing national attention made last-minute pleas yestereday to Western Pennsylvania voters.Seeking to succeed longtime Democratic Rep. John Murtha, Republican Tim Burns of Washington County did...
Cubs Edge Way Past Pirates to Avoid Sweep
CHICAGO -- Ross Ohlendorf had plenty of pitches left in him Sunday when Pirates manager John Russell took him out of the game against the Chicago Cubs."I was hoping that he wouldn't, but it's his call," Ohlendorf said. "I felt fine. But when you walk...
Dallas Lawyer Warns Investors against Broker Referrals, Seminars
When investors approach Dallas lawyer Richard Lewins about a dispute they have with their stockbroker, they know he has a unique perspective.With 14 years under his belt in the brokerage industry -- including stints as a broker, regional sales manager...
Decisions of Westmoreland Judges
The following is a partial list of criminal cases handled by judges in the most recent term of Westmoreland County criminal court. Some of the cases involve first-time offenders being enrolled in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. The...
Did Mom Really like You Best?
With a 9-year-old daughter, Jackie, who has been making a name for herself as a singer, Michael and Lisa Evancho of Richland put forth extra effort to make sure their other three children feel equally loved, valued and important.The other Evancho siblings...
Don't Force Child to Perform Onstage
Question: Our normally very obedient 5-year-old son flat out refuses to get up on stage and sing at his preschool's spring musical. At last year's musical, he made a huge scene by clenching his little fingers on the door jamb and refusing to let go....
Doomed Duquesne Baseball Players Get Treat
The final home game in the 67-year history of Duquesne University baseball ended with a whimper Sunday in an 8-3 loss to Temple at Green Tree Park.Next stop for the doomed Dukes: Yankee Stadium.The Dukes will visit the Bronx on Wednesday in advance of...
Eight-Year-Old Whitehall Boy Saves Little Sister from Abduction Try
Nathan Kuhns will have an amazing story to share during his school's next show-and-tell session.During a family vacation Friday, the 8-year-old Whitehall boy fought off a middle-aged man who was trying to kidnap his little sister on a sidewalk in Myrtle...
Father of Minicomputer Honored by Carnegie Mellon University
Knowing and working with Gordon Bell is like collaborating with Isaac Newton, said Daniel P. Siewiorek, director of Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute."Back then, all the scientists corresponded with each other," Siewiorek...
Free Trip to National World War II Memorial a Thank-You to Veterans
George Yochem has visited the National World War II Memorial in Washington for the past two years, and each time, he sees the faces and hears the voices of fallen soldiers."I can hear the war," said Yochem, 87, a World War II veteran from Green Tree....
Friends of St. Anne Home Gather in Greensburg
Friends of St. Anne Home in Greensburg gathered Saturday for a progressive dinner.A cocktail and appetizer reception was held in the home of George Shaner and Michael Philopena. Guests mingled on the patio and basked in the afternoon sun as a warm breeze...
GOP Chair Elaine Gowaty Wants to Build on Successes
A decade ago, Elaine Gowaty felt energized about George W. Bush and wanted him to win the presidency.Gowaty, 63, had been active in politics in her hometown of Murrysville, but she decided she wanted to become more involved. So she drove into Greensburg...
'Harvesting' Strategy Exploits Market Declines at Tax Time
Investors shaken by recent swings in the stock market may make the most of the declines with a strategy known as "tax-loss harvesting."Stocks fell the most in 14 months in the week ended May 7, and regulators are reviewing a plunge that briefly wiped...
How Safe Are Sunscreen Products for Kids?
Sunscreen can help prevent those painful episodes of childhood sunburn, a risk factor for skin cancer later in life. But although sunscreen is recommended for infants older than 6 months by everyone from the National Institutes of Health to the American...
Huge Flood-Control Cost, Planning Mess Put Southwestern Pennsylvania in Bind
Broken tree trunks and branches clutter the shady hillside behind Keith Jones' print shop in Wilkins, reminders of last June's thunderstorm that flooded Saw Mill Run below and caused $1 million in damage to the business. "Maybe this year will be OK,"...
Hurry Up! Is Fun Game, Teaching Tool
Board games still are a great way for family members of all ages to spend time together and reconnect. Families get to interact socially while having fun, and board games offer an alternative to busy electronic lifestyles. Hurry Up! from RandomLine is...
Investors' Fear Factor Remains High amid Market's Volatility
After several days of fury, a tenuous calm prevailed in the stock market, but investors await proof that Europe's debt problems won't threaten a still-fragile global economy."It's premature to be complacent," said Moody's Investors Service economist...
Iran Agrees to Nuclear Swap with Turkey
ISTANBUL -- In a bid to ease diplomatic tensions over Iran's nuclear ambitions, foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey and Brazil agreed today on a formula for a swap of low-enriched uranium for nuclear fuel.The accord made in Tehran calls for Iran to ship...
Labor Law Expert Herbert Sherman Traveled for Work, Pleasure
Herbert Sherman combined love for his family, the practice of law and travel into a long and varied life.A native of Rhode Island, Mr. Sherman moved to Pittsburgh, where he became a well-known law professor, labor arbitrator and author. But family came...
Lacrosse Powers Aiming for WPIAL Crown
Franklin Regional and Greensburg Central Catholic have become perennial contenders for the WPIAL boys lacrosse championship.Then again, this is only the second season lacrosse has only been contested as an official WPIAL sport under PIAA auspices, so...
Ligonier Valley Rail Road Museum Prepares for Grand Opening
Ever since David Kindl heard stories spun by his late great- uncle, Pennsylvania Railroad conductor Joseph Hruby, he has been entranced by the rich history of trains in America."My ties run very deep with the railroad," said Kindl, 58, of Derry.Kindl...
Lucky and Saver Will Skip Belmont Stakes
No horse will win more than one leg of the Triple Crown this year.Preakness Stakes winner Lookin At Lucky is skipping the $1 million Belmont Stakes on June 5, trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday morning. Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver also will skip the...
Mexican Leader's Visit to U.S. May Include Plea for Drug-War Aid
WASHINGTON -- Mexican President Felipe Calderon's trip to the U.S. capital this week will occur as Congress is struggling to pass comprehensive immigration reform and the Mexican people are angry at what they see as a harsh new law targeting their countrymen...
North Hills Regarded as Model for Flood Project Cooperation
Art Gazdik has a vision for one of the last undeveloped spots in Ross, 15 acres tucked between Babcock Boulevard and West View along a gurgling creek called Cemetery Run.It's a perfect place to hold a lot of water.Gazdik, the township engineer, is overseeing...
Norwin Jumper Takes Shot at WPIAL Gold
When Nate Harringer was a child, he liked jumping over things.Anything he could find, such as garbage cans, chairs and fences. He was fearless.The Norwin senior also jumped over a car when he was a junior the week of the 2009 WPIAL track and field championships...
Phillies Cruise Past Morton, Pirates
PHILADELPHIA -- The chorus of voices calling for the Pirates to reconstruct their starting rotation -- Brad Lincoln in, Charlie Morton out -- got a bit louder tonight.Morton lasted just four innings in the Pirates' 12-2 wipe out against the Philadelphia...
Pittsburgh Schools to Provide Citizens Better Opportunity for Input
City residents soon will have a better chance to speak out on Pittsburgh Public Schools issues before the school board makes decisions. Starting in August, public hearings will be on Mondays, after the board reviews its monthly agenda. Currently, public...
Pittsburgh's New Website Proclaimed as 'A One-Stop Shop'
A new website designed to attract residents and businesses to Pittsburgh and match them with compatible neighborhoods is available.City officials and neighborhood leaders said the site pittsburghcityliving.com is a "one-stop shop" for anyone interested...
Speaker to Describe Health Issues She Overcame to Reach the Seven Summits
Kay LeClaire was 51 when she read an article about "fun things to do" in the Seattle area that included climbing Mt. Ranier. She and her son, Andrew, then 15, decided to try it.Although she often had hiked and backpacked, "I really struggled," says LeClaire,...
SS. Simon and Jude Will Be 16th Elementary Shuttered in Five Years
SS. Simon and Jude Elementary School in Scott will close at the end of the school year, as another Catholic school becomes a victim of falling enrollment and rising costs, the Pittsburgh Diocese announced Sunday.The school, which celebrated its 50th...
State to Approves a Measure to Limit Drilling
State officials have taken a first step toward protecting state forest land from excessive drilling.Whether they'll take the next step remains to be seen.The House of Representatives recently approved a measure offered by Allegheny County Democrat Dave...
Still Blind on Terrorism
The award this month for the craziest utterance goes to New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.Quoted below is his exchange with "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric regarding the recent bombing attempt in the heart of Times Square by way of an abandoned...
Take a Ride through the Great Allegheny Passage
It can be the site of multiday adventures or it can provide any number of one-day outings.It is, in part, covered so densely in trees, a hard rain has a tough time finding ground. Or it is high enough to provide a look into several states. It cruises...
Teen with Divorced Parents Wants to Rearrange Visits with Dad
Hey, Cherie!I'm a girl who is a junior in high school. My parents divorced when I was in fourth grade. It hasn't been so bad and hasn't been so good. They used to live in the same town, but then my dad changed jobs and got a position about 60 miles away....
Tracking King's Killer
Almost everyone knows what happened April 4, 1968, in Memphis.From the window of a boardinghouse bathroom, James Earl Ray took aim with a rifle, shot and killed the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel. It's...
Youngwood Altruists to Rededicate Restored Veterans Memorial
A veterans memorial in Youngwood that has stood in tribute to the borough's military men and women for more than 50 years will be rededicated at 10 a.m. Saturday.The brick structure is in the grassy area at the intersection of Wagner Road and Hillis...