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Articles from November 15, 2012

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'30 Rock' Heroine Liz Lemon to Wed This Month
Liz Lemon is getting married and you're invited. Fans of "30 Rock" might have reasonably assumed that Lemon, the harried TV producer played by Tina Fey, would ride out the series' seventh and final season as a perennial bachelorette unlucky in love....
AEDssavelivesin City
Carol Lewis of Greensburg learned firsthand how important an AED can be."If it wasn't for that, I wouldn't be here today. I know that," Lewis said. "It saved my life."Lewis, who lives in Saybrook Village, is one of at least 10 people in the Greensburg...
After Long Absences from WPIAL Semifinals, 4 Programs Seeking Upsets,spoiler Alert
These WPIAL semifinals are long on tradition and short on spoilers.With three defending champions, three runners-up and seven of 16 semifinalists back from last year, there are plenty of teams who fit the former billing and only a handful who belong...
After Long Absences from WPIAL Semifinals, 4 Programs Seek Upsets,spoiler Alert
These WPIAL semifinals are long on tradition and short on spoilers.With three defending champions, three runners-up and seven of 16 semifinalists back from last year, there are plenty of teams who fit the former billing and only a handful who belong...
Agencies Take on All Aspects of Aging
Jenny Sorco wishes she could clone herself. Twice.She needs three of herself: one to work full-time; one to spend time with her husband, daughter and grandchildren; and one to care for her frail father."It comes down to whoever needs help the most,"...
Altoona Hospital System Considering Bids from UPMC, Highmark, Geisinger
Three of Pennsylvania's biggest health care companies are in competition for Altoona Regional Health System, a 380-bed nonprofit hospital operator.The system has discussed the possibility of being acquired by UPMC, Highmark Inc. and Geisinger Health...
Argo [Derived Headline]
Argo (R; 120 min.) A CIA "exfiltration" specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador. Directed by and starring Ben Affleck.A A A A A ACloud Atlas (R; 172 min.) Based on the book...
Arts Choir, Jazz Guitarist Team Up
The Washington County Arts Choir will accompany Pittsburgh jazz guitarist Joe Negri in the first performance of his new composition, "Magnificat," this weekend in Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair.Based on Mary's adoration of Jesus in...
Attorney: Manfeared for Hislife When Hefired at Driver
Citing the state's expanded Castle Doctrine law, a Fayette County attorney asked a judge to dismiss criminal charges against a Uniontown man accused of firing seven shots from a 9mm handgun at the driver of a small SUV that rammed the back of his car.Ralph...
Authors Take a Bite out of Pittsburgh's Dining Scene
Dining out is a favorite pastime of Laura Zorch of Shadyside, Julia Gongaware of Bloomfield, Amanda McFadden of Mt. Lebanon and Sarah Sudar of Hopewell.So, when research for their first book project required visiting 228 eating establishments in and...
A Window Wonderland
Macy's wants visitors to its downtown Pittsburgh store to have a storybook holiday.The department store will mark the start of the shopping season Friday with window displays that designers dressed as pages in a book with the theme, "The Magic of Christmas.""We...
Barnes & Noble at the Waterfront [Derived Headline]
Barnes & Noble at The Waterfront: Story time, 11 a.m. Sat. and Tues. 100 W. Bridge St., Homestead. 412-462-5743Carnegie Museum of Art: Ongoing: "ARTventures: Family Art-making in the Galleries," 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Free with admission. Regular...
Beyond the Bossa Nova and Samba [Derived Headline]
Beyond the bossa nova and sambaComposer-guitarist Gilberto Gil seems to have had a mission that extends beyond music.His sounds expressed a sense of freedom that precipitated his arrest by Brazil's military government in 1969. But, in 2003, he became...
Bids Slow in Coming for Tuskegee Project
Though they did not get the bids they had hoped for, Tuskegee Airmen Memorial project officials are optimistic that phase one still can be completed by the end of January.Crescendo Group Consultants Inc. President Rich Dieter said a bid request went...
Board Leader Announces Resignation
After 11 years in office, Baldwin-Whitehall School Board President John Schmotzer has decided to resign.His last school board meeting was expected to be on Wednesday. Schmotzer, 57, a Democrat from Whitehall, gave notice of his resignation during the...
"Brave" [Derived Headline]
"Brave" (2012, PG, 100 min., $29.99). The folks at Pixar rarely make a bad film, and "Brave" is another winner. Mixing in action, comedy and drama, this fun film tells the tale of Merida, a young princess who enjoys shooting her bow in the woods around...
Brown, Polamalu Remain out of Practice
Receiver Antonio Brown, his injured ankle still badly swollen, remained out of practice Wednesday as the Steelers began practicing for the Ravens.Safety Troy Polamalu (calf), linebacker Chris Carter (abdomen), right tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), defensive...
Bubba's Gourmet Burghers & Beer Offers a Fresh Mix
There's something different about the "burghers" you eat at the new Bubba's Gourmet Burghers & Beer in South Fayette.The burgers aren't made of the standard ingredient of ground chuck. The half--pound patties come from a mix of brisket, prime rib and...
Budget Proposal Up for Discussion
Monroeville will discuss its proposed 2013 budget, which includes a millage increase, at a workshop scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday in the municipal building. The $27.3 million budget is about 2 percent bigger than this year's budget and includes an increase...
Cabbie Thwarts Scam Attempt
A cab driver put the brakes on a scam that would have cost an elderly Castle Shannon man hundreds of dollars, police say.David Capizzi, 61, of West Mifflin knew something was wrong Nov. 8 when his 82-year-old client told him that he just received a call saying...
Cab Driver Stops Scam in Tracks
A cab driver put the brakes on a scam that would have cost an elderly Castle Shannon man hundreds of dollars, police say.David Capizzi, 61, of West Mifflin knew something was wrong Nov. 8 when his 82-year-old client told him he just received a call saying...
Carly Rae Jepsen Enjoys the Rush on Justin Bieber's Tour
Carly Rae Jepsen admitted that she felt a little uneasy when she stepped onstage for her first night opening for Justin Bieber on that teen-star's fall arena tour. It was, after all, her first time performing in such a large venue."It was a one song...
Carrying the FLAMEfor Israel
At 92, Gerardo Joffe still holds down two jobs, one paid, the other not. And the latter is the controversial one. Joffe says he gets an average of two "nasty" letters a week telling him to quit. But he vows he won't "as long as God allows me." Joffe...
City Settles Most G-20 Lawsuits
Pittsburgh leaders agreed to pay $72,000 to a professor who experienced permanent hearing loss during the September 2009 Group of 20 economic summit, when police used a highly focused loudspeaker on a neighborhood street, said Vic Walczak, legal director...
Clark Optimistic about Playing vs. Ravens
Fitted with his new, oversized helmet, safety Ryan Clark went through practice without issues Thursday as he tries to return from his second concussion in three weeks.He still must pass additional post-concussion cognitive tests to be cleared to play...
Class AAAA Semifinal Matchup: Woodland Hills vs. Upper St. Clair
class AAAA semifinalswoodland hills (9-2) vs. upper st. clair (10-1)e_SFlb7:30 p.m. Friday at Baldwin StadiumThere is shutdown defense, then there is what Upper St. Clair has been playing.Shutout defense.Upper St. Clair is the only team in the WPIAL...
Class AA Semifinals [Derived Headline]
class AA semifinals(2) SOUTH FAYETTE (11-0) vs. (3) washington (11-0)7:30 p.m., Friday at Chartiers Valley, CollierNot only does the South Fayette-Washington matchup feature two undefeated conference champions, but it matches the WPIAL's leading rusher...
CLO from 'Phantom' to 'Lion King' in '13
The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera will host a star-studded list of celebrities during its 2013 summer season.Even though casting decisions are still months away, the Little Mermaid, Buddy Holly, the Phantom and the Lion King are expected to light up the...
College Funding Prioritized
A governor's advisory commission on Wednesday recommended a minimum funding level for Pennsylvania's colleges and universities and urged tying increased funding to performance."These suggestions focus on what is important to our students now -- accessibility...
Community Finds Ways to Aid Mauling Victim's Family
People from across the world are sending gifts, writing letters and more to support a Whitehall family whose toddler son was killed by African painted dogs at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. A pack of the dogs killed Maddox Derkosh, 2, when he fell...
Contests [Derived Headline]
Contests- Entries are being accepted for a gingerbread house contest to be held in conjunction with Murrysville's Light of Nights, from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 30 in Town Square. For information on specifications and registration, call 724-327-2100, ext. 131.Fundraisers-...
Controller Cites Staff Worry
Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner told County Council members Wednesday that she may have to furlough employees if a proposed 10 percent budget cut to her office is adopted."I hope we don't get to that point. Furloughs would have to be on the...
Dear Annie: I Am a 56-Year-Old Professional Man. [Derived Headline]
Dear Annie: I am a 56-year-old professional man in nonprofit work. I am outgoing and reasonably intelligent, have a great sense of humor and generally like people. My observation and experience is that most men, especially older than 40, have a difficult...
Deaths Tied to 5-Hour Energy under Investigation
The Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday that it is investigating 13 reports of deaths and 33 hospitalizations linked to 5-hour Energy, the highly caffeinated shots that are often sold in convenience stores.The news emerges a month since Monster...
Delgadoordered to Stand Trial
Former Carnegie Mellon University trustee Marco Antonio Delgado will head to trial on charges that he laundered $600 million for the Milenio Mexican drug cartel -- a development one of his classmates finds shocking.David Loesser, president of The Estate...
District Seeks Financial Expert
Pittsburgh Public Schools plans to hire a consultant next month to help it dig out of a financial hole expected to leave the district nearly $17 million in the red by 2015."It would be a firm that would help provide us with expertise in mapping out a...
Downtown Progress to Be Mapped
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl stepped on a stage Wednesday in front of a wide vinyl banner cloaking a row of shuttered retail shops bought last year by Point Park University to transform into a performing arts center.The spot on Forbes Avenue once...
Drawn to Our Area?
MusicAlthough the concept of "rock star" seems to stretch further and further into weird new shapes with every passing year, there are few less likely than Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields. His music owes more to '80s synth-pop and pre-rock songsmiths...
Duquesne Scores Rare Upset
The Duquesne women's basketball team upended No. 17 Delaware, 51- 47, on Wednesday in the Preseason WNIT consolation round at A.J. Palumbo Center, marking only its fourth win over a ranked opponent in program history.Junior guard Wumi Agunbiade led all...
Duquesne Scores Upset
The Duquesne women's basketball team upended No. 17 Delaware, 51- 47, on Wednesday in the Preseason WNIT consolation round at Palumbo Center, marking only its fourth win over a ranked opponent in program history.Junior guard Wumi Agunbiade led all scorers...
Eden Christian Runner Improves in 2nd Trip to Hershey
Eden Christian Academy junior Carter Smith did not find much difference between the cross country runners he faced this year and the ones he raced against last year, even though he ran in a different classification.Last year, Smith competed in the Class...
Emailed Regrets Ignited a Short Fuse
Adapted from a recent online discussion.Dear Carolyn:I hurt my friend of 20-plus years when I backed out of a group vacation at the last minute. I emailed what I thought was a truly apologetic explanation, offering to try to make it up. I should have called,...
Experience Could Be Key
From forever finished at the final four to finally in the final.For the fourth consecutive postseason tournament, the Sewickley Academy boys soccer team advanced to the semifinals. For the first time over that span, the Panthers got through to a championship game.After...
Expert Expects Cracker Plant Delay
A petrochemical building boom planned in the Gulf Coast makes it unlikely that Royal Dutch Shell plc could open a proposed cracker plant in Beaver County sooner than 2020, an industry expert said on Wednesday at a Downtown conference.State leaders have...
Filmmakers Rock Documentary about Climbers
For mountain climbers, there isn't one, simple pinnacle of achievement that you work your way up to. For instance, even if you reach the summit of the tallest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest, well, there's still K2, the second-highest, which is considered...
Filmmakers Rock Documentary about El Capitan Climbers
For mountain climbers, there isn't one, simple pinnacle of achievement that you work your way up to. For instance, even if you reach the summit of the tallest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest, well, there's still K2, the second-highest, which is considered...
For Sooners, a Renaissance Man
When he accepted the job at Oklahoma, Bob Stoops was reminded of the bad ole days.That, of course, preceded the good ole days when the Sooners ranked among the college football heavyweights under Barry Switzer and Bud Wilkinson before that."This was...
Free of Context and Expectations
Jackie Hoysted of Gaithersburg, Md., is an artist fascinated with the human form and how to represent it.On one hand, she says, she grapples with the question of how the artist should depict humans as living, breathing things, i.e. what does flesh look...
Glass Plant Owner Loses Tax Appeal
The owner of the vacant Jeannette Glass Co. plant has lost an appeal to reduce the value of the blighted site in the heart of the cash-strapped city.The Westmoreland County Tax Assessment Appeals Board, in a decision released Wednesday, denied a request...
GOP: Corzine's Risky Moves Felled MF Global
WASHINGTON -- The MF Global financial firm collapsed last year because of mistakes made by Jon Corzine, its former chairman and former governor of New Jersey, said Republicans on a House subcommittee on Wednesday.Corzine's push to convert the 230-year-old...
Groups Push for More Data on Water Tests
More than 20 environmental groups are calling on the state to release more data from its water contamination tests, according to a letter the groups released Wednesday.In light of recent lawsuit depositions that raised questions about the state's testing...
Health Exchange Deadline Nears
Democratic state lawmakers are urging Gov. Tom Corbett to end delays in setting up a state-based health insurance exchange, a key provision of federal health care reform.The Corbett administration has until Friday to let the Department of Health and...
Hempfield Might Cut Deeper to Whittle $2.8 Million Deficit
If Hempfield Area school board decides to close Bovard Elementary School, it would be the first in a series of cost-saving measures officials may be forced to undertake to offset a looming $2.8 million deficit, Superintendent Andy Leopold said. The board...
Heralding the Holidays
Pittsburgh's annual Light Up Night has morphed into a light-up weekend with holiday-related activities kicking off at noon Friday and continuing all day Saturday and throughout the season. Besides having the buildings Downtown ablaze with lights, there...
Heralding the Holidays
Macy's WindowsKick off the holiday season and experience "The Magic of Christmas" at Macy's, Downtown. This year, four windows on Smithfield Street will showcase "The Magic of Christmas," touching on Macy's seasonal traditions such as Macy's Thanksgiving...
Hirings Aim to Easeimpact Ofbig Classes
Greensburg Salem school directors approved on Wednesday hiring four instructional aides at a cost of nearly $115,000 to ease the effects of large class sizes in the district's three elementary schools.In an 8-0 vote, directors endorsed hiring two aides...
Holiday [Derived Headline]
HolidayBreakfast with Santa: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 1, St. Valentine Church, Frawley Hall, 2710 Ohio St., Bethel Park. Games, prizes, balloon artists, music, dancing, face painting, Pirate Parrot and Steeley McBeam. Children 2 and older receive a free gift bag....
Hospital Fires Technician Who Substituted Medication
Jefferson Regional Medical Center on Wednesday notified 362 patients that they may have received a "non-narcotic" medication instead of the intended painkiller oxycodone, hospital officials said.The hospital fired a pharmacy technician who switched the medications...
Hospitalized Suspect Charged
Friends and family of a man a Pittsburgh police officer shot during a traffic stop said Wednesday that UPMC Presbyterian staff and police won't let them see him in the hospital."We just want some answers," Mondale Ford, 26, of East Liberty, the brother...
Housing Planned for 'Gateway' Property
The owners of a long-vacant parcel at the "gateway" to Mt. Lebanon's main business district now want to build townhouses and condominiums on the site.Downtown-based Zamagias Properties has owned a large lot at the corner of Washington and Bower Hill...
Hundreds Complain about Election
More than 500 voters used a new Pennsylvania website to complain about possible problems in the Nov. 6 election, the Department of State said Wednesday.The 534 complaints range from concerns about voter intimidation to potential issues with absentee...
Iconic Event to Help Sports Center
Financial help keeps rolling in for the Miracle Sports Complex in Murrysville.With a commitment from a local nonprofit and help from other area businesses, a multipurpose building housing a concession stand, locker rooms and restrooms are in the works,...
Ignorance in Disasters
Suppose a New Jersey motel room rented for $125 a night prior to Hurricane Sandy's devastation. When the hurricane hits, a husband, wife and their two youngsters might seek the comfort of renting two adjoining rooms. However, when they arrive at the...
Importance of Emotion Focus of High School play,Importance of Emotion Focus of School Play
English teacher John Dolphin predicts a powerful experience for audiences of "The Giver" at Pine-Richland High School. "At the very end, I want them to just sit there quietly, and think, `Wow. That's right. We need to act like that," Dolphin said. The...
Irish Dancer Returns to the 'Burgh for Multimedia Dance
Irish dancer and choreographer Luke Murphy developed his creative voice in Pittsburgh at Point Park University. After graduation in 2009, he moved to New York City and most often works there and in the United Kingdom.This week, Murphy is back in Pittsburgh...
Irwin Council Holds Line on Taxes
Irwin council plans to maintain a 15-mill tax rate for next year, no change from this year.Officials agreed Wednesday evening to publicly advertise a $3 million 2013 budget, and they plan to vote on the spending plan on Dec. 12.In the borough, 1 mill...
Jefferson Regional Says It Fired Technician Who Substituted Medication
Jefferson Regional Medical Center on Wednesday notified 362 patients that they may have received a "non-narcotic" medication instead of the intended painkiller oxycodone, hospital officials said.The hospital fired a pharmacy technician who switched the medications...
Jets' Ryan Angeredby Tebow Trashing
Rex Ryan doesn't mind his New York Jets players saying what's on their minds. Just as long as they put their names to their comments.An angry Ryan addressed his team Wednesday for some anonymous quotes by players and members of the organization ripping...
Jurors Being Screened in Suit over Woman's Electrocution Death
Jury selection will continue this morning in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court in the wrongful death lawsuit over the 2009 electrocution of a 39-year-old North Huntingdon woman.The civil lawsuit against West Penn Power Co. filed by the family of Carrie...
Ken Burns Relives Horrors of Dust Bowl for 2-Part Series on PBS
We've all heard stories about the Dust Bowl, the devastating decade-long drought of the 1930s.But documentary filmmaker Ken Burns maintains that the Dust Bowl is, for the most part, a forgotten chapter of American history."For most people, the Dust Bowl...
Keystone Oaks Starts Season Strong
Starting strong has been something the Keystone Oaks hockey team was unable to do in recent seasons. The squad dropped four consecutive season openers before this year and started with losing streaks last season and in 2009-10.But this season, the Golden...
Lane: Lower Grad Rate Is of Concern
Pittsburgh schools Superintendent Linda Lane on Thursday gave a mixed account of the financially struggling school system, saying a scholarship program helped thousands of students attend post- secondary schools but the graduation rate is down for seniors.Lane's...
Latino Postings Heat Up Shale Tiff
When state Rep. Jesse White talked about Hispanics and Mexicans in Internet posts on the Marcellus shale job debate this summer, it touched a nerve among locals and drew fire from the top corporate lawyer for Range Resources Inc., Washington County's...
Leftwich Can Handle the Job
The purpose here is to offer a defense of Byron Leftwich, but I'll let Marcus Gilbert go first.Gilbert tweeted the following item Wednesday: "Wow amazing all the hatred towards Leftwich those people can kiss my (butt)! -- m.gilbert"Thank you, Marcus.Leftwich...
Leftwich Unfazed by His Naysayers
Hines Ward caught hundreds of Ben Roethlisberger's passes and knows what a difference the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback can make.Byron Leftwich, he said, is no Ben Roethlisberger."They've got to have Ben on the field," Ward, the former Steelers receiver,...
Leftwich unfazed,Injuries Put Ben's Season in Jeopardy
Hines Ward caught hundreds of Ben Roethlisberger's passes and knows what a difference the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback can make.Byron Leftwich, he said, is no Ben Roethlisberger."They've got to have Ben on the field," Ward, the former Steelers receiver,...
Lincoln Has His Mark in Western PA
You need not travel far to catch a glimpse of Abraham Lincoln.There are at least 60 streets, boulevards, roads and avenues bearing his name. Children attend Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Bethel Park, Lincoln Elementary School in Mt. Lebanon and Pittsburgh...
Local Expert: Pilot May Not Have Had Options
National Transportation Safety Board investigators arrived on Wednesday to inspect the wreckage at a west Jackson house where a small plane crashed Tuesday evening, killing the three people aboard the plane and igniting a huge fire.NTSB investigator...
Man Charged in Somerset Killing
A Somerset County man accused of killing his girlfriend and burying her along a hiking and biking trail was captured on Wednesday morning as he hid in his former girlfriend's bathroom in a suburb of New Orleans.Fugitive Jonathan Beal, 23, of Meyersdale...
Man Charged in Woman's Death Arrested in La
A Meyersdale man accused of killing his girlfriend and burying her along a hiking and biking trail in Somerset County was captured Wednesday morning as he hid in his former girlfriend's bathroom in a New Orleans suburb, authorities said.Fugitive Jonathan...
Man Shot in Traffic Stop Denied Visits
Friends and family of a man whom a Pittsburgh police officer shot during a traffic stop said on Wednesday that UPMC Presbyterian staff and police won't let them see him in the hospital."We just want some answers," Mondale Ford, 26, of East Liberty, the...
McCutchen 3rd in NL MVP Voting
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey was named National League MVP in a landslide Thursday, with the Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun coming in second, and Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen finishing third.Miguel Cabrera, who became the first...
'Medical Mystery' Delays Cop-Slaying Trial
A "medical mystery" will delay for two weeks the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting a Penn Hills police officer, an Allegheny County judge decided Wednesday.Guards found Ronald Robinson, 35, unresponsive in his Allegheny County Jail cell Tuesday...
Moody's, S&P Cited in Corzine Report
WASHINGTON -- A Republican-led House subcommittee released a scathing report on Thursday on the collapse of the MF Global financial firm, pinning most of the blame on the man who was in charge of the firm at the time, former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine.The...
Motion to Form Committee on Fiscal Solvency Comes Up Short
A Southmoreland school director, who painted a bleak financial for the district this month, pushed for the formation of an ad hoc fiscal solvency planning committee on Tuesday, but her motion failed.Catherine Fike moved to have a committee formed to...
Murder-Suicide Try Suspected in Stowe
A woman found shot to death in her Stowe home on Wednesday afternoon may have been killed by her boyfriend, who then turned on the gas to try to take his own life, police said.Authorities initially responded to the home in the 1500 block of Broadway...
MYANMAR [Derived Headline]
MYANMARGovernment to free prisoners YANGON -- State media said President Thein Sein has ordered more than 450 prisoners freed in an amnesty.It was not clear whether any political prisoners would be among them, but past amnesties have included both prisoners...
New Director Committed to Keeping Land Trust on track,New Director Committed to Keeping Land Trust on Track
Christopher Beichner can't say that environmental issues have always been his passion.But outreach certainly has been.And now, as the Allegheny Land Trust's new executive director, Beichner is adding the trust's conservation goals to his longtime public...
New State Website Receives 534 Complaints about Nov. 6 Election
More than 500 voters used a new Pennsylvania website to complain about possible problems in the Nov. 6 election, the Department of State said Wednesday.The 534 complaints range from concerns about voter intimidation to potential issues with absentee...
NORTH SIDE [Derived Headline]
CITYNORTH SIDENorthbound Route 28 lanewill shift Friday Northbound traffic on Route 28 will shift onto new roadway Friday between East Ohio Street and the 40th Street Bridge, PennDOT said.PennDOT will begin shifting traffic at 9 a.m. and the transition should...
Olympic Gymnasts Set to Tumble into Consol
For 16-year-old Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas, the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London were the end of one journey and the beginning of another.As a member of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team, she earned the distinction of being the first American gymnast...
Olympic Gymnasts Set to Tumble into the 'Burgh
For 16-year-old Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas, the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London were the end of one journey and the beginning of another.As a member of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team, she earned the distinction of being the first American gymnast...
Pair of Car Accidentskill 2 Area Women
Two women were killed in separate automobile accidents within hours of each other Thursday in Salem and Unity townships.The Salem accident occurred about 4:30 p.m., several hundred yards past Gene and Boots Candies at the intersection of Route 22 and...
Penn State, Schram Aim High in NCAAs,PSU, Schram Aim High in NCAAs
Depth, talent, experience, home-field advantage -- it's all there for the Penn State women's soccer team.And now, junior Taylor Schram said she's finally back in top form.No wonder coach Erica Walsh is so confident."I wouldn't want to play us," said...
Peters Girls Headed to Championship Fight
Playing meaningful PIAA tournament games well into November for a third consecutive season, the Peters girls soccer team has been on a run unprecedented by any WPIAL team.So, do they even realize what they're accomplishing?The two-time defending PIAA...
Pine-Richland [Derived Headline]
Pine-RichlandBoard OKs raise for superintendentThe school board has approved a raise, retroactive to July 1, for Superintendent Mary Bucci, even though directors previously notified her that they intend to consider other candidates for her job. Her contract...
Piranesi Trunk Show [Derived Headline]
Piranesi trunk showKathy Kane Collections store will have a Piranesi trunk show featuring diamonds, rubies and emeralds from noon to 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Parkview East Room at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown. Details:...
Pittsburgh CLO Goes from Buddy Holly to Lion King in '13
The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera will host a star-studded list of celebrities during its 2013 summer season.Even though casting decisions are still months away, the Little Mermaid, Buddy Holly, the Phantom and the Lion King are expected to light up the...
Pittsburgh [Derived Headline]
PittsburghClayton student invited to take part in baseball camp Demond Hardy, a 10th-grade student at the Clayton Academy in Pittsburgh, has been invited to participate in the Showball MEGA Camp Showcase in Florida Dec. 21 and 22. Hardy is a left-handed...
Pittsburgh Weighs in on Bodybuilding and Its Stars in Documentary
Pittsburgh may be the center of the world when it comes to championship-caliber football, but there's another sport that revolves around Western Pennsylvania -- bodybuilding.That's why the documentary "Generation Iron" was shooting Wednesday in Pittsburgh....