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10 Tips for Safe, Secure Holiday Shopping
First it was the door-busters dangled by America's retailers on Thanksgiving night.Then Black Friday, which tumbled right into Small Business Saturday. And then? It was Cyber Monday.And it's only November.With that in mind, here are 10 tips to keep your...
50 Top-Selling Books@
Gannett News ServiceThis list is based on last week's national retail book sales. Included are more than 2 million volumes from about 6,400 booksellers. Included is this week's rank, fiction (F), nonfiction (NF) and e-book (E).1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid:...
5 Immaculateinsights
The Steelers are starting what coach Mike Tomlin calls December football -- the time when good teams rise, bad teams fall, divisions are clinched, playoff seedings are determined, players prove their value or, in some cases, prove they should be getting...
Actress Sells Home for $1.8M, 25% Less Than She Paid for It in 2008
Following a well-worn plot line since the mortgage meltdown, actress Lena Headey recently sold her Hollywood Hills West home for 25 percent less than she paid in 2008.The updated Midcentury Modern-style home, on about a quarter of an acre, sold for $1.349...
Addeddimension
Everybody knows Torrey Smith can go deep.The second-year Baltimore Ravens receiver is one of the premier deep threats in the NFL, averaging 17.9 yards per catch, with mostly all of it coming in the air (68 percent of his receiving yards have come at...
AFC. East. W L T Pct PF PA. New England ...[Derived Headline]
AFCEastW L T Pct PF PANew England 8 3 0 .727 407 244Miami 5 6 0 .455 211 226Buffalo 4 7 0 .364 243 319N.Y. Jets 4 7 0 .364 221 290SouthHouston 10 1 0 .909 327 211Indianapolis 7 4 0 .636 230 273Tennessee 4 7 0 .364 238 335Jacksonville 2 9 0 .182 188 308NorthBaltimore...
A Lighter Latke with a Hint of Sweetness Cooked in,Potato-Pear Latkes
It's easy to make crispy latkes without oodles of oil. Adding shredded pears to the traditional potato mixture gives the latkes a hint of sweetness; a touch of fresh sage provides an herbal note that goes well with most holiday meals. Serve the latkes...
Allegheny County . Name, Age Residence Funeral Home. Boykin, Wayne ...[Derived Headline]
Allegheny County Name, age Residence Funeral homeBoykin, Wayne Point Breeze Herman, Pittsburgh Goolsby, Lola B., 68* Monroeville Alfieri, Wilmerding Grachen, Goldie, 86* Turtle Creek Lanigan, Turtle Creek Pusateri, Frank, 70 Wilkinsburg Alfieri, WilmerdingFayette...
Anderson Dazzles in First Robert Morris Start
Junior guard Karvel Anderson's biography with Robert Morris describes him as someone with a knack for scoring who also possesses a natural ability to knock down the 3-point shot.Anderson, a transfer from Glen Oakes Community College in Centreville, Mich.,...
A New Voice for Low-Income Workers
In Los Angeles, the CLEAN Carwash Campaign last year won a union contract, the first of its kind, for the mostly Latino workers at Bonus Car Wash.In Boston, taxi drivers, most of whom were Haitian, formed an association to get help in dealing with a...
Anniversaries
SteelMr. and Mrs. Earl Steel of North Irwin recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner in Mauro's Restaurant. Mr. Steel and the former Ellen Mance were married on Oct. 11, 1952, in Holy Immaculate Conception Parish House in Irwin....
Another Black Eye for the State of Corruption?
HARRISBURGOn the corruption front, there is an explosion set to occur before the end of the year, or early January at the latest.A statewide grand jury for two years has been prying into the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, an agency with a track record...
A Prelude to Mob Rule
WASHINGTONIn 2007, Keith John Sampson, a middle-aged student working his way through Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis as a janitor, was declared guilty of racial harassment. Without granting Sampson a hearing, the university administration...
Auction at Distributor Draws Crowd
Nick Manu drove in from Cleveland in hopes of buying one of the four forklifts up for auction Saturday at LaRusse Distributing in Tarentum.In the end, the bids were higher than was he was prepared to pay."I can get them cheaper in Ohio," said Manu, who...
Auction Attracts Large Crowd
Nick Manu drove in from Cleveland in hopes of buying one of the four forklifts up for auction Saturday at LaRusse Distributing in Tarentum.In the end, the bids were higher than was he was prepared to pay."I can get them cheaper in Ohio," said Manu, who...
Audiences Get Star Treatment at 'Jeff Probst Show'
Be-dimpled Jeff Probst might not be changing the face of television as we know it -- although he once did, with his hosting duties on the "Survivor" franchise, and would certainly like to again with his new daytime-talk show.But what Probst has done...
Batch, Brown Struggle to Make Connection
Antonio Brown, who missed the previous three games with an ankle injury, was out of sync with quarterback Charlie Batch. The two connected only once in the first half, a pass that covered 8 yards. Brown threw and ran the ball more times than he caught...
Bias Can Sneak into Mentoring, Promotion
Could someone named Jamal have more difficulty getting help from a mentor or attention from a higher-up than someone named Brad?That's a question that Katherine Milkman, assistant professor of operations and information management at the University of Pennsylvania's...
'Big Six' May Become Four
With two more of the "Big Six" publishing houses now subjects of merger talk, consolidation in the industry appears to be gaining momentum.Pearson's Penguin and Bertelsmann's Random House announced on Oct. 29 plans to combine by the second half of 2013,...
'Big Six' May Become four,Give Young Kids Civics Basics
With two more of the "Big Six" publishing houses now subjects of merger talk, consolidation in the industry appears to be gaining momentum.Pearson's Penguin and Bertelsmann's Random House announced on Oct. 29 plans to combine by the second half of 2013,...
Blotter
WestmorelandCharges filed- Matthew F. Felton, 22, of 107 Wynwood Courts, Penn Township, by Greensburg police with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver and possession of controlled substance. Felton sold 2.77...
Breast Cancer: Talk about It Now
Sylvia Lowery-Lewis knew what she faced.Diagnosed with breast cancer, she understood the triple-negative strain attacking her body could be especially aggressive and deadly. The cancer shocked and frightened her, she said, but she drew strength from...
Cancer Center to Be Named for Murtha,Cancer Center to Be Named for Murtha
When a group of military wives approached John Murtha in the 1990s concerned they couldn't get mammograms in military hospitals, the late congressman said, "'That just can't be.' If we're going to have women in the military, then we're going to provide...
Carr Stalls with Fantasy-Fiction Try
ReviewCaleb Carr, who made a memorable splash nearly two decades ago with his best-selling historical thriller "The Alienist," boldly goes where he's never gone before in his latest novel, a sprawling fantasy saga called "The Legend of Broken."In his...
'Castle' Feels like a New Series to Katic
Blame it on love. After an exquisitely protracted flirtation, roguish mystery writer Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) and keen NYPD homicide detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) are finally exchanging pillow talk in the fifth season of "Castle."Ratings...
Charities' Gift Desires Fill Latest Wish Book
A Wish Book for this holiday season allows donors to fulfill the goals of 42 charities, letting them give a voice to those silenced by disease, help future ballerinas or take a child's mind off cancer.This marks the seventh year The Pittsburgh Foundation...
Christmas Scenes in California City Park Ended
LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles federal judge on Thursday dismissed a Christian group's lawsuit to force the beach city of Santa Monica to reopen spaces in a city park to private displays, including Christmas Nativity scenes, the Associated Press reported.Nativity...
Chryst Suspends WR Saddler
TAMPA, Fla. -- Fifth-year wide receiver Cam Saddler did not travel with the Panthers to Saturday's game against South Florida at Raymond James Stadium after he was suspended by coach Paul Chryst for disciplinary reasons.Saddler, a graduate of Gateway...
Civil War Becomes Real in Artifacts
One after another, military figures, decision makers and those on the front lines, tell the same story: death and destruction, carnage and devastation almost unimaginable, tales all too familiar to professional and amateur historians, even to the casual...
Classes/programs. - A Mobile DUI Victims Memorial Will Be Displayed ...[Derived Headline]
Classes/programs- A mobile DUI Victims Memorial will be displayed from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, 150 Finoli Drive, Hempfield. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence Association, the 30-foot...
Closeencounters
The Steelers and Ravens don't know anything but close.Their games are close -- no rivalry in the NFL can match it for the sliver-thin margin for error that exists when they play. Their division races are even closer.Six of the past seven regular-season...
Crimson Hawks Fall Short
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Five yards from scoring the go-ahead touchdown in the waning seconds against the undefeated host team, Indiana (Pa.) had its season come to a disappointing end Saturday in the Division II quarterfinals.Winston-Salem State kept...
Death Sentence for Penn State? Not So Fast
College football success at the big-time level often is measured in terms of national championships or conference titles or BCS bowl appearances. This season Penn State will have none of these things.Yet its 8-4 record (6-2 in the Big Ten) has been marked...
DEC. 4. Pennsylvania Association of Notaries -- Reservations Recommended for ...[Derived Headline]
DEC. 4Pennsylvania Association of Notaries -- Reservations recommended for 9 a.m.-noon, "First Time Notary Seminar"; and 1-4 p.m., "Everyday Notary Challenges Seminar"; Two Gateway Center, fourth floor, Downtown. Fee: $64 per session. 800-944-8790 or...
DeMille's 'Mounted Police' Had Cooper Shouting 'Rangers!'
Question: I remember an old movie with Gary Cooper as a Texas Ranger in Canada looking for an outlaw. What I remember about the movie is that his Canadian friends kept introducing him as from the "Texas constabulary," to which he kept responding "Rangers!"...
Doctor Will See You -- Online
Brian Temple's wife finally persuaded him to have a doctor check the large mole on his head.When Temple, 35, of Hickory called dermatologists last year, he ran into a common problem: A first-time patient can wait months for a consult. Administrators...
Drones Playing Ever-Growing Role in Warfare
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada -- Inside a plain beige trailer, a pair of aviators stare intently at a bank of computer screens. Air conditioners hum loudly in the background.The sensor operator zooms in on an object on the ground more than 14,000 feet...
Duquesne Puts Clamps on Maine in Victory
The final seven minutes of Saturday's victory were the "hard- fought" kind Duquesne coach Jim Ferry wants to see more often. The Dukes' defense allowed just seven points in the final seven minutes of a 87-73 nonconference victory at Palumbo Center, when Maine...
East Jerusalem Plans Called Impediment to Peace
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Israel to reconsider the construction permits for a new settlement development near East Jerusalem, news services reported on Saturday.Clinton met with Israeli officials in Washington and called the 3,000 new...
Economic Downside to College Education
President Obama touted higher education as "imperative" during his re-election campaign. But record unemployment rates among recent graduates beg the question as to whether a college education is essential and worth the high and rising cost. How should...
Egyptian Islamists Rally to Back Morsy
CAIRO -- Tens of thousands of Islamists rallied here Saturday to back President Mohamed Morsy's seizure of near-total power and a draft constitution with an Islamist bent.A referendum on the constitution is set for Dec. 15. Morsy has made its adoption...
Fairleigh Dickinson at No. 6 Penn State. 2 P.M. Bryce ...[Derived Headline]
Fairleigh Dickinson at No. 6 Penn State2 p.m.Bryce Jordan CenterRecords: Fairleigh Dickinson 1-4; Penn State 5-1Notable: This game is a tuneup for Penn State before the Nittany Lions play at No. 2 Connecticut on Thursday.,No. 25 West Virginia at Virginia2...
Filling Her Role
Player of the yearCaroline GrattanMt. Lebanon, Senior outside hitterMt. Lebanon's Caroline Grattan has been quite overwhelmed with all the attention she has received for her volleyball play during her senior year. An all-section, all-WPIAL and all-state...
Fishing around,Grilled Georges Bank Swordfish with Wasabi Glaze
Cooking ClassGiven Luke Wholey's pedigree as a fourth-generation member of one of the city's premier fish-market families, his childhood gift of a fishing rod and stints as a fishing guide and commercial fisherman, a love of seafood was practically inevitable.But...
Fraud Case Heads for Sentencing
Richard E. McDonald's World Health Alternatives appeared to be a corporate success story until the Allegheny County company went bankrupt and a federal grand jury indicted McDonald for defrauding investors of $41 million.When McDonald, 38, of Armstrong...
Fraud Case Heads for sentencing,A New Voice for Low-Income Workers
Richard E. McDonald's World Health Alternatives appeared to be a corporate success story until the Allegheny County company went bankrupt and a federal grand jury indicted McDonald for defrauding investors of $41 million.When McDonald, 38, of Armstrong...
From Bow to Baton
In 2005, while a pre-med and music student in college, Fawzi Haimor heard the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for the first time. Sir Andrew Davis led the orchestra that night in a concert at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts in Davis, Calif....
Garden Q&A: Azalea May Not Survive Winter
Q: I just received an azalea plant as a gift for my mother-in- law's passing. I am thinking that it is too late to plant it. Correct? If so, what should I do with it over winter so that it doesn't die and I can plant it in spring? Thanks for your advice.A:...
Gift-Giving Disparity Can Be an Indication of Other Issues
Question: How can I get my significant other to be fair to my kids for Christmas? He always makes sure his kid gets really nice stuff and then he will get something really expensive for himself, but my kids and me? We get crappy gifts. Example: Last...
Good Window Muffles Noise, Saves Energy
Q I live on a high-traffic residential street and want to soundproof my front bay windows. Are any local Pittsburgh companies able to insert soundproof windows inside the existing windows? -- via emailA: Please call any of the glass companies in your...
Group Pushes for Ban on Hunting, Shooting Magazines
There's a proverb that says "may you live in interesting times." These certainly qualify for sportsmen. Look at what's been happening. As reported here last week, British retailer WHSmith had banned the sale of hunting and shooting magazines to kids...
Haunting Tragedy
AS SADAH, Iraq -- Shortly before noon on March 6, 2007, Small Kill Team leader Michael Barbera rose from his squad's position in high grass in a palm grove here and shot two teenage cattle herders.A short time later, the Army staff sergeant ordered his...
High-Society Victorians Used Cards for Introductions
High-society Victorians had a formal way to meet new friends. No playground visits, no social media. The only proper method was an exchange of calling cards, often called "visiting cards." The system gave the elite a chance to screen newcomers and reject...
Holiday Classics with a D.C. Twist
The plots are badly in need of overhaul.As you undoubtedly are aware, television's annual barrage of Christmas specials is well under way. Most are sadly outdated, and not just because the oldest ones offer simplistic stop-motion animation unfit for...
Holiday Gifts for the Cook, Food Lover
Finding the perfect gift for the cook or food lover in your life can be overwhelming. Below, I've selected a handful of books and other gifts to help you focus your choices. Cookbooks"Jerusalem" by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi (Ten Speed Press, $35.00)These...
Holiday or Pinstripe Bowl Next?
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Asked if he has a preference in bowl games, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen was noncommittal about where he wants the Mountaineers to play.West Virginia has been mentioned most prominently with the Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl in San...
Honest Work
When Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein was asked by CBS about solutions to the nation's debt problem, he quickly responded that the Social Security "retirement age has to be changed." Raising the retirement age is necessary to slow down and contain entitlements, he...
Hotel's Sudden Closing Leaves Town Perplexed, Saddened
PHILIPSBURG -- What a difference a year makes. A year ago, the Philips Hotel was putting up a beautiful Christmas tree, decking the historic building's halls and festooning the lobby with swags and lights, preparing to welcome children to sit on Santa's...
In Brief
CARDALEDinner to aid needyThe Church of the Madonna of Czestochow will hold its annual St. Nicholas pasta dinner from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $7, adult; $4, child.The menu includes rigatoni, homemade meatballs and sauce, salad, roll and dessert....
Infant's Father Charged in Death
Hours after finding Terrance R. Murphy hiding in a closet, police charged the New Castle man with killing his 6-week-old son.Police early Saturday charged Murphy, 21, with homicide, aggravated assault and simple assault, for the death of his son, Terrance...
In-Law Opts Not to Be Holiday Hostess
Dear Carolyn:Our family includes 20-plus people, most on my husband's side. For years, my mother or I hosted Christmas, and my husband's mother or sister hosted Thanksgiving. Five years ago, my sister-in-law announced she was neither attending nor hosting...
'Insidertrading'canards
Insider trading leads the news again, casting a cloud over Steven Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors' $14 billion hedge fund.The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Mathew Martoma, who used to manage an SAC Capital division, with using inside information...
Internet, Telephone Service Back in Syria
Internet and telephone service were restored across much of Syria on Saturday upon a two-day, nationwide communications blackout that occurred during some of the worst fighting to hit the capital since July.Experts said the shutdown was likely caused...
In with the New
Sitting on a cliff on the edge of Mt. Washington, the five-story condo building is a lean collection of stone, steel and glass that stands in stark contrast to the more humble homes around it."I wanted to build something that was far different from the...
It's Time to Lead, Governor
Gov. Tom Incognito, er, Corbett suddenly is everywhere. Seems his handlers have decided to make him more available to the media after two years of relative cloisterism, at least where regular, extended and meaningful Fourth Estate interaction is concerned.While...
Jacksonville at Buffalo. 1 P.M. . Line: Bills by 6. ...[Derived Headline]
Jacksonville at Buffalo1 p.m. Line: Bills by 6Notes: Jaguars are seeking first back-to-back wins in two years. ... QB Chad Henne is 33 of 59 for 615 yards with six TD passes and two INTs since replacing Blaine Gabbert two weeks ago. ... Bills have lost...
Jockeying for Position
Chartiers Valley, Montour and South Fayette are contenders for the WPIAL Class AAA crown.Yet, barring ties, one of those three won't finish better than third in its own section now that Chartiers Valley has relocated to Section 5-AAA with those other...
Just like Old Times
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- In a return to the good old days, West Virginia trounced Kansas, 59-10, on Saturday before 51,112 fans at Milan Puskar Stadium in the final game of the regular season.WVU led from start to finish, scoring early and often and rekindling...
Kids of All Ages Do the Locomotion
The Carnegie Science Center's Locomotion Weekend mesmerized hundreds of children on Saturday -- and more than a few adults who never really got over the model trains they first saw around their Christmas trees. "I've liked model trains since I was about...
LCB Hyped Own Brands with $475K
Although state Liquor Control Board chief executive Joe Conti claimed his agency channeled no resources to promote its eight controversial in-house brands of wine and spirits, records obtained by the Tribune-Review tell a different story.The LCB spent...
'Leonardo and the Last Supper,' a Portrait of Da Vinci's Times
REVIEWInventor, painter, designer -- Leonardo Da Vinci was a brilliant man. This undeniable fact is borne out by his drawings, his notebooks, his paintings, and one fresco in particular -- "The Last Supper" in the Dominican convent of Santa Maria delle...
Luring Talent No Easy Task for Pirates
Baseball's offseason market for swapping and signing players kicks into high gear Monday, when the four-day winter meetings begin in Nashville, Tenn.The Pirates entered the offseason seeking an everyday catcher, a middle-of-the-rotation pitcher and help...
Maczuzak's Roadto 'Another World'began in Ellsworth
Part 2 of 4In addition to numerous cities in the United States, Ellsworth native John A. Maczuzak's myriad assignments in the steel industry took him to Japan on several occasions. Those journeys abroad provided him with unforgettable experiences.."It...
Medicine Topic of Civil War Roundtable
One after another, the battles of the Civil War tell the same story: death and destruction, carnage and devastation almost unimaginable, tales all too familiar to professional and amateur historians, even to the casual battlefield observer.However, a...
Mercer County . Human Remains Found in Woods. State Police ...[Derived Headline]
Mercer County Human remains found in woodsState police said a hunter found skeletal human remains Saturday in the woods near Interstate 80 and Route 19 in East Lackawannock in Mercer County.Investigators don't believe foul play was involved, state police said....
Military Hospital to Salute Role of Murtha
When a group of military wives approached John Murtha in the 1990s concerned they couldn't get mammograms in military hospitals, the late congressman said, " 'That just can't be.' If we're going to have women in the military, then we're going to provide...
Millennials Struggle with Confrontation in Workplace
I have some bad news for young people entering the workforce: You're all a bunch of weenies, and we don't like you.LOL! JUST KIDDING!No, seriously, millennials are great, but we do need to have a talk. So sit down with Old Man Huppke and let me address...
MOVIETIMES. Listings Are Effective through Thursday. in the Event of ...[Derived Headline]
MOVIETIMESListings are effective through Thursday. In the event of varying show times, please refer to the specific listing for each theater. Times are provided by the theaters and are subject to change. We advise that you check times with theaters.PITTSBURGHHarris...
New Castle Man Charged in Son's Death
Hours after finding Terrance R. Murphy hiding in a closet, police charged the New Castle man with killing his 6-week-old son.Murphy, 21, remained in the Lawrence County Jail Saturday on charges of homicide, aggravated assault and simple assault in the death...
North Allegheny's Leftwich Joins Exclusive Club
North Allegheny senior quarterback Mack Leftwich joined an elite club of WPIAL passers Friday night after his 284-yard performance against McDowell. With his 5,138 career yards, he became the 22nd member of the 5,000-yard club."During the middle of the...
Obama'sfoul Owl Policy
Welcome to the pretzel logic of liberal environmental protection: In order to "save" owls, the Obama administration is going to shoot them dead.This is not -- I repeat not -- an Onion parody.Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the White House released a big, fat...
ODDS. BOXING. - in the Welterweight Fight (No Title) on ...[Derived Headline]
ODDSBOXING- In the welterweight fight (no title) on Dec. 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Manny Pacquiao is -$340 vs. Juan Manuel Marquez +$280.NFLSUNday's gameFavorite Odds (O/U) UnderdogBEARS 3 (37.5) SeahawksPACKERS 8 (46.5) Vikings49ers 7.5 (40.5) RAMSJETS...
O Memory Tree! Frick Hospital Ceremony to Mark 25 Years
The lighting of the Memory Tree at Excela Health Frick Hospital in Mt. Pleasant has always been a tradition of remembrance and honor since the annual event's inaugural year in 1987.This year, the event designed to give people the chance to celebrate...
'Once You Get Started, It's Really Addictive'
If you walk into Susan Wright's home at this time of year, you will likely see every available counter and table space filled with sheets of gingerbread. For Wright, the holiday season means it is time to compete in gingerbread house contests.Wright...
One for the Ages
BALTIMORE -- Ben Roethlisberger was the first to greet Charlie Batch, grabbing him tightly for a 30-second bear hug that summed up everything about this emotional day, this resilient team, this improbable win.The quarterback who was too hurt to play...
Operation Sandy Claus to Help Kids 'Left with Nothing'
After Superstorm Sandy finished her battle with the East Coast, thousands were left with virtually nothing, and one Connellsville resident took it upon herself to bring some Christmas cheer to hundreds of school students in one of the hardest hit areas...
Operation Santa Claus Has a Lot on Its Plate --Giving ...[Derived Headline]
Operation Santa Claus has a lot on its plate --giving the gift of a holiday meal to thousands of needy Western Pennsylvania families.Trib Total Media's 2012 campaign will provide a festive and nutritious meal for more than 7,000 households, with assistance...
Parties' 'No-Show' Problem
Our political parties have an alarming problem with white middle- class voters.Both parties failed to connect with them in this presidential election -- from rural voters in the Midwest, Plains and Allegheny Mountains to Iowa's "Reagan Democrats" (who...
Philadelphia Story
Every four years during the presidential race it happens. I get phone calls and emails from Republican friends outside Pennsylvania, pleading, salivating, asking excitedly: "Hey, will Pennsylvania vote Republican?" They see a poll or something that raises...
Photos Reveal Effects of Marcellus Shale Drilling
Featuring the work of six documentary photographers, the "Marcellus Shale Documentary Project" exhibit on display at Pittsburgh Filmmakers Galleries in Oakland peels back the layers of a complex industry that is much talked about in our region.Organized...
Pitt Becomes Bowl Eligible with Rout of South Florida
TAMPA, Fla. -- Pitt wrote a new chapter into its history books and assured there will an epilogue to this season by defeating South Florida, 27-3, Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium. The victory made Pitt bowl eligible for the fifth consecutive...
Pitt Rallies Past Detroit
Talib Zanna found his offensive game after a shaky start Saturday night. And Pitt solved the 2-3 zone it foundered against early, allowing the Panthers to erase an eight-point halftime deficit on the way to a 74-61 win over pesky Detroit at Petersen...
Presque Isle Changes Help Migratory Birds
ERIE -- Birds come and go at Gull Point, using the eastern tip of Presque Isle State Park as a stopover on their travels. Invasive plant species move in, and native plants disappear. Storms occur, eroding sand from some spots and depositing it in others....
Probable Startersoffense. Overall: 19. Rush: 22pass: 13. No. Player POS ...[Derived Headline]
probable startersoffenseoverall: 19rush: 22pass: 13No. Player Pos Ht Wt Ex16 Batch, Charlie QB 6-2 216 1527 Dwyer, Jonathan RB 5-11 229 346 Johnson, Will FB 6-2 238 184 Brown, Antonio WR 5-10 186 317 Wallace, Mike WR 6-0 199 4 88 Sanders,...
Proposed Path of Liquid-Fuel Pipeline Frightens Neighborhood
Bob Kaczynski bought a home in North Huntingdon in October, and he's wondering whether he made a mistake. He just learned that his house lies along the path of a proposed and potentially dangerous type of gas pipeline.Philadelphia company Sunoco Logistics...
PSU a Possibility for NA Wideout Garrity
When Gregg Garrity became the first 1,000-yard receiver in North Allegheny history Friday, he didn't bother trying to hold it over his father's head.Not when the elder Garrity, a North Allegheny alum, caught the winning touchdown for Penn State in the...
Purely ORNAMENTAL
'Tis the season for unveiling the Christmas tree ... the 20-foot- tall Christmas tree ... that started being mentally decorated last Christmas."Oh, we started thinking about it a year ago and began working on it in June," shared Mernie Berger of the...
Pushing Conservatives off a Fiscal Cliff
The conventional wisdom is that to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff," Washington politicians must agree to some method of tax increases ("revenue") -- even if low taxes are not the cause of our ills -- along with some kind of promise of spending restraint...
Ravens Find Ways to Win Close Ones
The Ravens have played six games decided by three points or fewer. They've won five. (The Steelers have lost three such games.) If nothing else, this ability to win close games explains why Baltimore could clinch its second consecutive AFC North title Sunday.None...
Real Estate Notes
- The $2.5 million public portion of an $8 million renovation of Presbyterian SeniorCare's Westminster Place in Oakmont is open, although the job won't be finished until summer, said Ellen Gamble, senior director of communications. The project is part...