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Articles from January 25, 2013

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ALLEGHENY COUNTY. DUQUESNE SCHOOLS. New Deadline Sought for 5-Year Financial ...[Derived Headline]
ALLEGHENY COUNTYDUQUESNE SCHOOLSNew deadline sought for 5-year financial planDuquesne City School District Chief Recovery Officer Paul Long said on Thursday that he will seek a new deadline to submit a five- year financial plan to the elected school...
Allegheny County . Name, Age Residence Funeral Home. Asherman Sr., ...[Derived Headline]
Allegheny County Name, age Residence Funeral homeAsherman Sr., John W., 87* Plum English, Oakmont Asmonga, Albert J., 89* West Mifflin Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall Baver, John R., 90* Greenfield Kanai, Pittsburgh Bower, Michael G., 62* Crafton Heights...
Allegheny County . Name, Age Residence Funeral Home. Homitz, Jean ...[Derived Headline]
Allegheny County Name, age Residence Funeral homeHomitz, Jean M., 92* White Oak Alfieri, WilmerdingPantalone, Kenneth C., 90* East McKeesport Kutch, East McKeesportPrager, Howard J., 90* Brackenridge Krynicki, Natrona Heights Robison, Margaret 81*...
An Artistic Approach
Seton Hill University announced plans this week for a 46,000- square-foot Dance and Visual Arts Center at the corner of West Otterman Street and College Avenue in downtown Greensburg.The facility will house gallery spaces, a small performance theater,...
Art Institute to Host 48-Hour Global Game Jam
A 48-hour computer gaming marathon this weekend is billed as the world's largest game-creation event.More than 130 students, professional game developers and enthusiasts will work around the clock at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, taking an idea for...
Art Institute to Host 48-Hour Global Game Jam
A 48-hour computer gaming marathon this weekend is billed as the world's largest game-creation event.More than 130 students, professional game developers and enthusiasts will work around the clock at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, taking an idea for...
Attorney: 'No Smoking Gun' in Case
Harry Nicoletti is more believable than 30 current or former inmates who claimed the former corrections officer at State Correctional Institution in Woods Run physically and sexually abused them, his defense attorney said Thursday."This is a case that...
A Vision in White. the Frog N' Princess Children's Clothing ...[Derived Headline]
A vision in whiteThe Frog N' Princess children's clothing store in Peters Township will have a Communion dress trunk show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Preview dresses include designers such as Christie Helene, Joan Calabrese and Macis...
A Vision in White. the Frog N' Princess Children's Clothing ...[Derived Headline]
A vision in whiteThe Frog N' Princess children's clothing store in Peters Township will have a Communion dress trunk show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Preview dresses include designers such as Christie Helene, Joan Calabrese and Macis...
Bar Defense Claim, DA Urges
Westmoreland County prosecutors want accused killer Ricky Smyrnes barred from seeking a diminished capacity defense at his upcoming capital murder trial.District Attorney John Peck said in a court document filed Thursday that Smyrnes told a defense expert...
Be 'Cautious,' Water Company Says
Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority employees alerted customers on Thursday because a Lawrenceville woman had reported that a man posing as a utility worker entered her home after threatening to shut off her water."It doesn't hurt to remind folks every...
Bland Keeps His Job -- for Now
Steve Bland's days as CEO of the Port Authority of Allegheny County appear to be numbered as a result of pressure from County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, sources said.Bland's six-year tenure came close to ending Friday morning, but Port Authority Chairman...
Bloody Revolt Scars Revolution's Anniversary
CAIRO -- Crowds across Egypt chanted down a Muslim Brotherhood- led government on Friday, two years after the start of an uprising that ended the 30-year dictatorship of President Hosni Mubarak.Clashes here and elsewhere wounded more than 250 people....
Busch, JGR Agree to Contract Extension
CONCORD, N.C. -- Joe Gibbs Racing strengthened its Sprint Cup operation when it signed defending Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth following the 2012 season.On Thursday, team owner Joe Gibbs bolstered his team's chances of becoming one of the most dominant...
Business Authority Budgetwins Council's Approval
Despite questions about the Mt. Pleasant Business District Authority's budget, borough council this week approved the spending plan."I think there were a lot of questions on this budget because each item was presented as one lump sum and there were no breakdowns,"...
Charlie Brown Voice Actor Charged
The man who was the voice of Charlie Brown in several "Peanuts" television shows was charged Wednesday with stalking and threatening his former girlfriend and a plastic surgeon who gave her a breast enhancement that he paid for before the relationship...
City School Board Revisits Schenley High
Some bidders on the former Schenley High School building in Oakland said on Thursday that they are taking a wait-and-see approach after the Pittsburgh school board once again said it would consider whether the century-old school should be renovated instead of...
Classes/programs. - A Free Salon-Style Lecture on Woven Coverlets Will ...[Derived Headline]
Classes/programs- A free salon-style lecture on woven coverlets will begin at 6 p.m. today in the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg. Speaker will be Lauren Lamendola Churilla, curator of the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet...
Correct Millage Rate, County Controller Says
Standing next to a sign containing the image of a $50 bill, Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner said on Thursday that property owners are paying too much in county taxes because leaders failed to lower the millage enough to offset the rise in reassessed value."We're...
Couric Plays Te'o Voicemails
NEW YORK -- The person Manti Te'o said was pretending to be his online girlfriend told the Notre Dame linebacker "I love you" in voicemails that were played during his interview with Katie Couric.Taped earlier this week and broadcast Thursday, the hourlong...
Crosby, Canada a Work in Progress
WINNIPEG, ManitobaEver stepped into minus-27 degrees?If not, here's a tip: Don't.No matter how well you think you're clothed, it doesn't take a minute before your skin tingles, your fingers clench, your eyeballs feel like they're calcifying and ... OK,...
Crosby, Canada Work in Progress
WINNIPEG, ManitobaEver stepped into minus-27 degrees?If not, here's a tip: Don't.No matter how well you think you're clothed, it doesn't take a minute before your skin tingles, your fingers clench, your eyeballs feel like they're calcifying and ... OK,...
Crosby Takes in Winnipeg Atmosphere
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Sidney Crosby embraced his first NHL trip here in the most powerful way possible: He went for a walk in minus- 2 temps.While nearly all of the Penguins' coaching staff and his teammates took a charter bus to cover the four blocks...
DA Seeks Tobar Smyrnes'mental-Healthtestimony
Westmoreland County prosecutors want accused killer Ricky Smyrnes barred from seeking a diminished capacity defense at his upcoming capital murder trial.District Attorney John Peck said in a court document filed on Thursday that Smyrnes told a defense...
DEP Will Keep Close Watch on Dumping at Fayette County Site
State regulators are starting close monitoring of a coal waste site in Fayette County that has a history of environmental violations and a brand new deal to take more waste from the state's largest power plant.The Department of Environmental Protection...
Despite Crosby, Pens Fall Flat
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - On the morning of Sidney Crosby's NHL debut in this city, he was asked how he might cope with the MTS Centre crowd's famed tormenting of opposing stars.He would turn in two Grade A answers.The immediate one: "I've played in Philly."Touche.The...
Diligent Mom, Aide Put Others' Needs First
Erma Schaming's devotion to her family and to others is topmost in her only son's memory."She was best remembered for her willingness to find a way to help someone who needed a kind word or a helping hand," William J. Schaming said of his mother.Erma...
Dixon Eyes Return to 10-Man Rotation
Redshirt sophomore guard Cameron Wright has played five minutes in the past three games -- none Tuesday in Providence -- but coach Jamie Dixon said he believes that will change starting Saturday when Pitt plays DePaul at Petersen Events Center."We really...
Eaton Returns to Organization
WILKES-BARRE -- On the ground floor of the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, on the wall between the home locker room and head coach's office, hangs a 5-by-10-foot photo collage. It features members of the 2009 Penguins' Stanley Cup team who at one...
Emmy Rossum Revels in Her 'Shameless' Character's Quirks
Emmy Rossum has stopped worrying about looking too good.Three seasons into "Shameless," the Showtime series in which she stars as Fiona Gallagher, a harried 20-something who's raising her siblings with no help from their alcoholic father (William H....
Enrollment Slips at WCCC
Spring semester enrollment at Westmoreland County Community College is down about 4 percent over last spring, college President Daniel Obara said Wednesday.Enrollment after the first week of classes was 6,069 students, but enrollment in WCCC's Late-Start...
Exhibit Showcases Winter Wonderlands
At one time, Herb Scribe of Greensburg owned close to 200 snow globes.It all began when an aunt gave him a globe depicting New York City as a birthday gift. "I have always been struck by how neat they are," Scribe said. "Getting a snow globe has become...
Fatality at VA to Get D.C. Scrutiny
The fatal Legionnaires' disease outbreak in the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System will come under new congressional scrutiny next month, with testimony expected in Washington from scientists, health experts and leadership in the Department of Veterans...
Fayette Tax Collector Arrested in $50K Theft
A Fayette County tax collector was arrested on Friday for allegedly stealing more than $50,000 owed to the borough of Fayette City and Belle Vernon Area School District.Joanne Marie Kushnar, 53, of 403 Cook St., Fayette City, was charged by county detectives...
Finding the Strength
Seton-La Salle coach Mark Walsh has his boys basketball team buying into a philosophy that he brought with him last year in his first year with the squad.The Rebels have embraced his defensive mentality, and, in turn, stand alone in first place in Section...
Fire Destroys Irwin Home
Two family pets were rescued from an intense fire that destroyed a house on 10th Street in Irwin on Thursday morning. Although flames had engulfed the back of the home, firefighting crews advanced deep into the split-level home owned by Susan Padolf to...
Firing Taser on Suspect 20 Times Could Be 'Crime'
The Millvale man shocked by borough police now shakes constantly, developed a hand twitch and has been having severe panic and anxiety attacks since the Taser incident in September, his mother said Thursday."He's suffering," said Ann Shannon, 46, of...
Follow the Pros' Leads to Improve Your Game
When I was growing up, young baseball players learned the game by paying attention to Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Duke Snider.My Dad, who played golf on a course whose "greens" were made of sand, watched Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus for inspiration....
'Football Team in Tank Tops'
Dom DeCicco knows Thomas Jefferson always has been looked at as a football school first, and the eighth-year coach is OK with that.That's because that's the way he views it, too.And if playing second fiddle to the school's 22 conference championships,...
Ford Hopes Affordability of Focus ST Will Lure Americans
It's the affordable performance car many have been waiting for since the 2010 Paris motor show when Ford revealed the Focus ST and announced it would be sold in America in 2012.The 2013 Focus ST is a global compact car -- Europeans don't get to hog the...
Fourth Right
Eric Tangradi could be angry at the Penguins' coaching staff for removing him from Evgeni Malkin's line after only 25 minutes, 23 seconds of ice time in three games.He also could be angry with a portion of the Penguins' fan base that pointedly denounces...
Fourth Right for Tangradi
Eric Tangradi could be angry at the Penguins' coaching staff for removing him from Evgeni Malkin's line after only 25 minutes, 23 seconds of ice time in three games.He also could be angry with a portion of the Penguins' fan base that pointedly denounces...
Gender Gap Narrows for Nonprofit CEOs' Pay
The gap between salaries of women and men who lead nonprofit groups in the region narrowed during the decade from 2002 to 2011, but the disparity persists and even widened a little in the past two years, according to a study released on Friday.Female...
Glassautomatic Extends Lease 10 Years
The Mt. Pleasant area's glass industry tradition got a shot in the arm on Thursday when Glassautomatic Inc. reached a 10-year lease extension agreement with the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corp.The lease is in the Mt. Pleasant Glass Centre,...
Glass Museum in Mt. Pleasant Seeks Nonprofit Status
A museum in Mt. Pleasant took another step toward reality this week with the planned creation of a nonprofit group."Our main focus, besides getting members, is to acquire our corporate identity and our 501(c)3 status and begin planning our first year...
Greensburg. - Theft, Madison Avenue Man's Bank Card Fraudulently Used ...[Derived Headline]
Greensburg- Theft, Madison Avenue man's bank card fraudulently used to withdraw $602.25 at a bank machine at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.- Burglary and theft, Xbox 360 and computer, total value $700, from Brown Street residence.Hempfield- ...
Gun Winner Gets 15 Months in Jail
A New Kensington man who won a pistol at a local gun show that was used to kill Lower Burrell police officer Derek Kotecki will serve at least 15 months in jail.Meryl E. Smith III, 34, was sentenced on Thursday on three firearms offenses. He pleaded...
Guy Costa Will Run Peduto Bid for City Mayor
City Councilman Bill Peduto tapped a prominent member of a Pittsburgh Democratic political family to run his campaign for mayor. Peduto on Thursday announced that Guy Costa of Squirrel Hill, Allegheny County's assistant director of economic development...
Harper Silent on Fed Probe
Pittsburgh police Chief Nate Harper said he might return to work on Monday, but he refused to answer questions about a federal investigation into whether he was involved in awarding a contract to a shell company set up by his one-time friend Art Bedway.Reached...
Harper to Stay off Job for Now
Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper will be off the job for an undetermined amount of time, police brass confirmed Thursday.Deputy Police Chief Paul Donaldson issued a memo to the entire police bureau saying, "In addition to my normal duties I will continue...
High Schools. Basketball. Boys . Thursday's Results. Section 5-AAA. Chartiers ...[Derived Headline]
High SchoolsBasketballBoys Thursday's resultsSection 5-AAAChartiers Valley 79, McGuffey 30Section 2-ANorth Catholic 79, Aquinas Academy 38Sewickley Academy 56, Quigley Catholic 47NonsectionBrashear 77, Serra Catholic 69Carrick 61, Carlynton 42East Allegheny...
High Schools. Basketball. Boys . Thursday's Results. Section 5-AAA. Chartiers ...[Derived Headline]
High SchoolsBasketballBoys Thursday's resultsSection 5-AAAChartiers Valley 79, McGuffey 30Section 2-ANorth Catholic 79, Aquinas Academy 38Sewickley Academy 56, Quigley Catholic 47NonsectionBrashear 77, Serra Catholic 69Carrick 61, Carlynton 42East Allegheny...
Hurdles Abound for Women in Combat
Women should be warriors if they want to be, but the Defense Department's decision to allow them in combat roles causes problems even as it marks a step in equal rights, veterans said on Thursday."I think it's going to be a logistical nightmare," said...
It's Possible to Disappear from Web
Are there days when you wish you could just disappear from the Internet?Maybe you're haunted by things you've said on social networks, or you're just sick of having companies track and catalog your every digital move.It's not terribly difficult to pull...
Jammin' on the Ukulele
Herb Mooney has never been to "Hawai'i," but he's sure he'd fit in if he ever got the chance to visit.Rows of toes tapped almost in unison as Mooney and a dozen other members of the Steel City Ukuleles tickled their four-strings.Yes, the group can play...
Jeannette Girls Earn 8th Section Victory
Ciara Gregory had 25 points, including four 3-pointers, and seven steals to lead Jeannette (11-5, 8-1) to a 62-51 victory over Springdale Thursday night in Section 3-AA. Monique Redman added 21 points for the Jayhawks. Maddy Glamp had 20 points for Springdale...
Jeannette Ordered to Pay Businessman, Lawyer $235K
A Westmoreland County judge awarded Jeannette businessman Frank Trigona $76,900 in damages and his attorney more than double that amount in fees in a "long, complicated and convoluted" legal dispute.The case started in 2005 when the city withheld permits...
'Jimmy Adler' Wears Two Hats, One Made for the Blues
One of the ancillary benefits of mastering the blues is that you're entitled to an awesome nickname.Blind Willie McTell. Sonny Boy Williamson. Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Howlin' Wolf.Pittsburgh bluesman Jimmy Adler sort of went in the opposite direction....
'Last Ape' Author to Sign Books at Waterfront Store. Author ...[Derived Headline]
'Last Ape' author to sign books at Waterfront storeAuthor Chip Walter will introduce his new book, "Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived," on Jan. 31 at Barnes & Noble at the Waterfront.The book looks at the evolutionary...
'Last Ape' Author to Sign Books at Waterfront Store. Author ...[Derived Headline]
'Last Ape' author to sign books at Waterfront storeAuthor Chip Walter will introduce his new book, "Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived," on Jan. 31 at Barnes & Noble at the Waterfront.The book looks at the evolutionary...
Leafs Laud Crosby's Lockout Impact
For his lofty standards, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has started the season slowly.His work during the NHL lockout, however, still is drawing rave reviews.Many members of the Toronto Maple Leafs said before their 5-2 victory Wednesday at Consol Energy...
Libya, Lip Sync, Luke a Lock?
You probably have been too engrossed by Benghazi testimony or the Beyonce lip-sync controversy to notice, but a mayor's race is occurring.Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is being challenged by city Councilman Bill Peduto and city Controller Michael...
Local Hoops Legends Feted
Some of the most accomplished basketball players and coaches from Western Pennsylvania will add an honor to their glowing resumes Saturday.The Pittsburgh Basketball Club will induct its fourth hall of fame class at a brunch at the Double Tree Hotel in...
Looking Forward to Planting tomatoes,Looking Forward to Planting Tomatoes
With this week's freezing temperatures, spring may seem a long way off. It isn't, though, and we gardeners are reminded of it on a near-daily basis. The seed catalogs bursting out of our mailboxes serve as a much-needed reminder that spring will eventually...
Malkin on Verbal Abuse: 'It Was My Fault'
Center Evgeni Malkin is taking ownership of his unprofessional behavior at the end of the Penguins' 5-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at Consol Energy Center on Wednesday.Malkin was tagged with a game misconduct penalty after the game for verbally...
Melvin's Corruption Trial Halted by Storm
Attorneys for a state Supreme Court justice charged with corruption said as her trial began that their defense will be simple:"Joan Orie Melvin is innocent. We've been waiting a long time to say that," attorney Daniel T. Brier said. "I urge you to pay attention...
Mendenhall Open to Return
The Steelers may not have enough room within their tight salary cap to entice Rashard Mendenhall to forgo free agency and return to the team.Or the Steelers may not even be interested in having the disgruntled former first-round pick return, especially...
Metersto Getcountyscrutiny
Westmoreland County is going into the parking meter business.Starting in February, the county will offer its inspection services to the dozen municipalities with parking meters.A change in state law enacted last year requires each municipality to conduct...
Model Employees
They are an important part of the sales staff."The mannequin is made to wear clothing, and you want to see the clothing and see it well," says Ralph Pucci, owner of Ralph Pucci International in New York City. "A beautiful mannequin will make it easy...
Moody's May Downgrade Highmark's Credit ratingNew Deal for West Penn Allegheny Limits Insurer's Options, Rating Agency Says
Rating agency Moody's Investors Service wasn't impressed with Highmark Inc.'s plan to pay $635 million for West Penn Allegheny Health System's bond debt.Moody's said on Thursday that it was reviewing "for downgrade" Highmark's credit and financial strength...
Moody's May Downgrade Highmark's Credit ratingNew Deal for West Penn Allegheny Limits Insurer's Options, Rating Agency Says
Rating agency Moody's Investors Service wasn't impressed with Highmark Inc.'s plan to pay $635 million for West Penn Allegheny Health System's bond debt.Moody's said on Thursday that it was reviewing "for downgrade" Highmark's credit and financial strength...
'Movie 43' Wasn't Named after Number of Laughs
review'Movie 43'R for strong pervasive crude and sexual content including dialogue, graphic nudity, language, some violence and drug use; [partial differential]1/2 stars (out of four)"Movie 43" is a collection of one-joke short films strung together...
MOVIETIMES. Listings Are Effective through Jan. 31. in the Event ...[Derived Headline]
MOVIETIMESListings are effective through Jan. 31. 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...
MOVIETIMES. Listings Are Effective through Jan. 31. in the Event ...[Derived Headline]
MOVIETIMESListings are effective through Jan. 31. 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 Kensington Man Gets More Than Year in Jail in Kotecki Case
A New Kensington man who won at a gun show the pistol used by another man to kill Lower Burrell police Officer Derek Kotecki will serve at least 15 months in jail.Meryl E. Smith III, 34, was sentenced on Thursday on three firearms offenses. He pleaded...
Obama'sAmerica
"Second Term Begins With a Sweeping Agenda for Equality," ran the eight-column banner in which The Washington Post captured the essence of Obama's second inaugural. There he declared:"What binds this nation together ... what makes us exceptional -- what...
Obama's Ideology & Citizens' Rights
Here is an uncomfortable pop quiz: Who has killed more children - - Adam Lanza or Barack Obama? We'll hold off on the answer for a few paragraphs while we look at the state of governmental excess -- including killing -- in America. But you can probably...
ODDS. NFL. Sunday's Game. Pro Bowl. Honolulu. Favorite Odds (O/U) ...[Derived Headline]
ODDSNFLSunday's gamePro BowlHonoluluFavorite Odds (O/U) UnderdogNFC PK (84.5) AfcFeb. 3SUPER BOWL XLVIINew OrleansFavorite Odds (O/U) Underdog49ers 3.5 (47.5) RavensNBAFRIday's gameSFavorite Odds (O/U) UnderdogWIZARDS [6] (NL) T'WolvesHAWKS [3] (NL)...
ODDS. NFL. Sunday's Game. Pro Bowl. Honolulu. Favorite Odds (O/U) ...[Derived Headline]
ODDSNFLSunday's gamePro BowlHonoluluFavorite Odds (O/U) UnderdogNFC PK (84.5) AfcFeb. 3SUPER BOWL XLVIINew OrleansFavorite Odds (O/U) Underdog49ers 3.5 (47.5) RavensNBAFRIday's gameSFavorite Odds (O/U) UnderdogWIZARDS [6] (NL) T'WolvesHAWKS [3] (NL)...
ODDS. NFL. Sunday's Game. Pro Bowl. Honolulu. Favorite Odds (O/U) ...[Derived Headline]
ODDSNFLSunday's gamePro BowlHonoluluFavorite Odds (O/U) UnderdogNFC PK (84.5) AfcFeb. 3SUPER BOWL XLVIINew OrleansFavorite Odds (O/U) Underdog49ers 3.5 (47.5) RavensNBAFRIday's gameSFavorite Odds (O/U) UnderdogWIZARDS [6] (NL) T'WolvesHAWKS [3] (NL)...
ODDS. NFL. Sunday's Game. Pro Bowl. Honolulu. Favorite Odds (O/U) ...[Derived Headline]
ODDSNFLSunday's gamePro BowlHonoluluFavorite Odds (O/U) UnderdogNFC PK (84.5) AfcFeb. 3SUPER BOWL XLVIINew OrleansFavorite Odds (O/U) Underdog49ers 3.5 (47.5) RavensNBAFRIday's gameSFavorite Odds (O/U) UnderdogWIZARDS [6] (NL) T'WolvesHAWKS [3] (NL)...
Office Space Gets Tighter; Area Vacancy Rate Down to 14.1%
Pittsburgh's overall office market continues to tighten as the region ended 2012 with a 14.1 percent vacancy rate, according to a report issued Thursday.That was down from the 15.6 percent vacancy rate at the end of 2011, said Newmark Grubb Knight Frank...
Once a Critic of Deficits, Obama Now Goes for Broke
"You don't have to be a deficit hawk to be disturbed by the growing gap between revenues and expenses," said Sen. Barack Obama during a Nov. 3, 2005, debate on the Senate floor. At the time, Obama had been a senator for less than a year and the federal...
Painting Interior Doors Adds 'Wow' to Rooms
Open doors to new colorsIf you've got your decor looking just about right but want that extra "wow" factor, consider painting interior doors. "Address other main features in the room first, and then if something is still missing, painting the door provides...
Pals Try to Derail Reader's Attempts at Keeping Kosher
Associated PressToday is Friday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2013. There are 340 days left in the year.Highlights in historyIn 1533: England's King Henry VIII secretly married his second wife, Anne Boleyn, who later gave birth to Elizabeth I.In 1863: During...
PENNSYLVANIA. Exterminator Held in Strangulation of Philly Physician. PHILADELPHIA -- ...[Derived Headline]
PENNSYLVANIAExterminator held in strangulation of Philly physicianPHILADELPHIA -- A suburban exterminator has been charged with strangling a young Philadelphia doctor found bound and burned in her downtown row home, police announced on Thursday.Jason...
PENNSYLVANIA. Outdoors Show, Focus of Boycott, Is Postponed. HARRISBURG -- ...[Derived Headline]
PENNSYLVANIAOutdoors show, focus of boycott, is postponedHARRISBURG -- A large outdoors show was postponed indefinitely on Thursday when its organizers' ban on assault weapons triggered a backlash and a growing vendor boycott.Reed Exhibitions posted...
Pilot Training Takes off at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
David Helfrich of Latrobe enjoys flying planes so much -- like taking a trip to Ohio to see his brother -- that he wants to take it to another level. He wants to become certified to fly by relying on a plane's instruments, not just by what he can see.Helfrich,...
Pitt Lands WR Commitment
Pitt is close to finalizing a 29-man recruiting class after landing a verbal commitment Friday from receiver Jester Weah of Madison (Wis.) Memorial High School.Among Pitt's final targets are DeLand (Fla.) running back Jojo Kemp, who also is considering...
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Debuts New Faces
More than fresh faces will be on display when two musicians make their Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra debuts at concerts over the final weekend of January. The debut of German violinist Christian Tetzlaff is particularly overdue.Now 46, Tetzlaff actively...
Playing Their Part
At California High School, two career 1,000-point scorers are the main attraction. That doesn't mean the rest of the team doesn't get involved.Literally, everyone."All our guys get a lot of work in practice. We don't have anyone standing around," said...
Police: Overseers' Advice Unheeded
Pittsburgh's state-appointed financial overseers commissioned a study of police staffing eight years ago and mentioned its recommendations in a 2009 recovery plan but neither the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority nor the mayor's office followed...
Presidential Terms of Office Enrich Language
What do the terms "belittle," "lunatic fringe" and "iffy" have in common? They were all coined by U.S. presidents. Thomas Jefferson invented "belittle" to complain that the French were disparaging the natural wonders of North America. Theodore Roosevelt...
Priebus Wins Re-Election as RNC Chair
CHARLOTTE -- Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Friday easily won a second two-year term in the election of officers at the party's Winter Meeting."I am humbled by your trust and support, and to each of you I say 'thank you,' "...
Probe of Tasering Continues
The Millvale man shocked by borough police now shakes constantly, developed a hand twitch and has been having severe panic and anxiety attacks since the Taser incident in September, his mother said Thursday."He's suffering," said Ann Shannon, 46, of...
Property Transfers
The Tribune-Review publishes real estate transactions valued at $75,000 or more, provided by RealSTATs, 1911 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203; 412-381-3880. Greensburg- Christopher Bryant to Rennie and Michelle Detore at 227 Center Ave. for $125,900.-...
Red Raiders Outslug G. Salem
The Section 3-AAA showdown between Uniontown and Greensburg Salem on Thursday had a little bit of everything -- from an extremely physical game to a ferocious comeback. ... and even a fan ejection.In the end, it was the Red Raiders (8-1, 13-2) who pulled...
RIDC O'Hara: Confounding Critics for 50 Years
It's hard to imagine now, but developing a tightly controlled suburban office park to persuade technology startups and manufacturing firms not to flee Allegheny County once was an unconventional idea.Skeptics said it couldn't sustain itself. Critics...
Roundup: Federated Investor's Profit Jumps 34%; Microsoft Earnings Dip; More
Federated Investors' profit up 34% in quarterFederated Investors Inc., the mutual fund management company based Downtown, said quarterly profit jumped 34 percent to $49.6 million from about $37 million the year earlier. Per-share earnings of 44 cents...
Roundup: Federated Investor's Profit Jumps 34%; Microsoft Earnings Dip; More
Federated Investors' profit climbs 34%Federated Investors Inc., the mutual fund management company based Downtown, said quarterly profit jumped 34 percent to $49.6 million from about $37 million the year earlier. Per-share earnings of 44 cents compared...