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Articles from March 9, 2013

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$7M Grant Gives Birth to CMU Business Incubator
Nitsan Shai strums AC/DC's "Back in Black" on an electric guitar while he follows the notes on a website with his laptop. If he misses a note, the program stops and an online maestro offers tips.Shai, 18, a freshman at Carnegie Mellon University, is...
Accountability Needed at Every Level
The start of 2013 brought about good news for Pennsylvanians interested in transparency. According to the 2013 Transparency Report from the Sunshine Review, a nonprofit organization dedicated to state and local government transparency, Pennsylvania earned...
Albert Gallatin to Open Its 'Little Shop of Horrors'
About 35 students from Albert Gallatin High School will be presenting the cult classic hit musical "Little Shop of Horrors" as they entertain their audiences with the fun and lively comedy production.Set in the 1960s, the show tells the tale of hapless...
ALLEGHENY COUNTY. BRADDOCK. Officers Involved in Fight to Remain on ...[Derived Headline]
ALLEGHENY COUNTYBRADDOCKOfficers involved in fight to remain on unpaid leaveBraddock Mayor John Fetterman said two officers who were involved in a fight in the police station at the end of their shift on Thursday will remain on unpaid leave until the...
Allegheny County . Name, Age Residence Funeral Home. Aufman Jr., ...[Derived Headline]
Allegheny County Name, age Residence Funeral homeAufman Jr., Albert J., 68* Shaler Township Bock, Glenshaw Bamburak, Carmella 87* Clairton Bekavac, Clairton Berkopec, Virginia G., 89* West View Schellhaas, West View Blazina, Helen 95* Rankin Kutch,...
Allegheny County . Name, Age Residence Funeral Home. Karan, Betty ...[Derived Headline]
Allegheny County Name, age Residence Funeral homeKaran, Betty J.,* Alfieri, Wilmerding Mason, Harriet 93* Penn Hills; Wilkins (F) Trenz, Penn HillsFayette County Name, age Residence Funeral homeNarkevic, Alfonso C., 90* Banning Barthels, SmithtonIndiana...
A Man and His Millions
The McCune Foundation is preparing the biggest going-out-of business sale in the region's philanthropic history: giving away $343 million over the next 16 years.The Downtown-based foundation has begun its exit strategy with the first of its new grants...
American Students Get Lesson of Lifetime
ROME -- As Roman Catholic cardinals consider who should be their church's 226th pope, students at Duquesne University's Italian campus know what they want -- someone to revitalize the church and exorcise its scandal-ridden Vatican bureaucracy."The church...
America's Power Grid Jalopy in Need of Engine Overhaul
NEW YORK -- America's power grid is like an old car. It gets the job done, even if its performance is slipping. But the repair bills go up every year, and experts say only a major overhaul will reverse its decline. An Associated Press analysis of utility...
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- Another new restaurant, this one with a nautical theme, will be coming to the SouthSide Works on the South Side. Miller's Pittsburgh Ale House Restaurant will seek Pittsburgh Planning Commission approval to build a 12,000-square-foot building, on...
Arts Center Show Has Diverse Offerings
With 10 solo and collaborative exhibits filling up the entirety of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Shadyside, there is plenty to see and time to be spent enjoying the creative efforts of more than a dozen artists from throughout the region.The...
A Savory Brisket for Passover
Have you ever wondered why brisket is considered a Jewish cut of meat? It comes from the kosher dietary laws that dictate which animals, and for that matter which parts of an animal, can be eaten. In the case of beef, only the forequarters can be consumed,...
Bacon, Garlic, Shallots Team Up for Ultimate Roast Chicken
There is just something about roasted chicken that comforts, nourishes and satisfies like nothing else, especially when the wind is howling and it is cold outside. Not too long ago, I went to visit a friend, and when I walked into her house, I had to...
Barnaby Conrad, 1922-2013
One of my sons sent me a New York Times obituary, with a personal note about its subject that said, "What a well-lived life!" The headline in The Times was, "Barnaby Conrad, Man of Many Hats and a Cape, Dies at 90." Obits are one of the few journalistic...
Basketball. NBA Standings. EASTERN CONFERENCE. Atlantic Division. W L Pct ...[Derived Headline]
basketballNBA standingsEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic DivisionW L Pct GBNew York 37 22 .627 --Brooklyn 36 26 .581 2.5Boston 34 27 .557 4Toronto 24 38 .387 14.5Philadelphia 23 38 .377 15Southeast DivisionW L Pct GBMiami 46 14 .767 --Atlanta 34 27 .557 12.5Washington...
Be Careful What, How You Write
Think about one of the dozens of emails you sent in the last week at work.Did any of them have typos? Spelling errors?Was each of them concise and clear? Did they convey that you're a capable professional?Sending emails every day has become as routine...
Beyond,COLOR
Painting the exterior of a house is a job that requires more than picking out a color.It also is a question of planning and priming.Dee Schlotter from PPG Pittsburgh Paints and Erika Woelfel from Behr Paints near San Francisco agree exterior house painting...
Bill to Revamp Port Authority
The president of Pennsylvania's Senate says he'll introduce legislation to restructure the Port Authority of Allegheny County, whose financial woes he calls chronic and unsustainable, and strip most of the power from the county executive to appoint members...
Breathing Life into Forgotten Singer
When Daniel Beaty first heard Roland Hayes' voice on a CD, Beaty was an undergraduate at Yale."I was stunned that I had never heard of this remarkable man, who was the first (African-American classical vocalist)," says Beaty, who received his bachelor...
Building Style Makes You Look
There is hardly a college campus without one.In among older, traditional Colonial- or Classical- or Gothic- style buildings on a campus, you will almost always find a ponderous and massive concrete building dating from the 1960s or '70s, usually looming...
Burnett Starts Findingrhythm, Pitches into 5th
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Pirates ace A.J. Burnett didn't pitch exceptionally well during his first two outings of spring, but he threw into the fifth inning Saturday against the Minnesota Twins and effectively mixed in curveballs."It's just good to get out...
Candidates Seek Union Support
Pittsburgh mayoral candidates said they would seek support from individual unions after the Allegheny County Labor Council decided not to endorse anyone Friday. "Although we're disappointed not to have been able to earn the endorsement of the labor council,...
Canon-Mac Shines Again
HERSHEY -- Canon-McMillan shined again on the center stage at the PIAA Class AAA Wrestling Championships on Saturday at Giant Center.But no one celebrated a victory better than Hampton senior Jake Hart.After beating Kiski Area and Penn State recruit...
Casson Lifts CV to 1st-Round Win
Chartiers Valley used a strong third quarter to wear down Erie Strong Vincent in Friday's 71-54 victory in the first-round of the PIAA Class AAA playoffs. "We thought we could maybe wear them down and get turnovers," Chartiers Valley coach Tim McConnell...
Casson Lifts CV to PIAA 1st-Round Win
Chartiers Valley used a strong third quarter to wear down Erie Strong Vincent with its defense in Friday's 71-54 victory in the first-round of the PIAA Class AAA playoffs. "We thought we could maybe wear them down and get turnovers," Chartiers Valley...
Catholics View Child Sex Abuse Scandal as Top Issue
As the College of Cardinals prepares to elect a new pope, Roman Catholics view the child sexual abuse scandal as the greatest problem facing the church, a recent survey found.A Pew Research Center survey conducted Feb. 28 to March 3 found that 34 percent...
Chief Vows to Fix Off-Duty Policies
Acting Pittsburgh police Chief Regina McDonald vowed on Friday to clean up the off-duty employment system that has triggered both a federal grand jury investigation into cop corruption and the forced resignation of Nate Harper, her former boss.Echoing...
City's New-Housing Boom Stays Strong
A boom in new housing in the city of Pittsburgh continued in 2012.The city has been one of the highest producers of new housing in the six-county region in the past few years, according to Tall Timber Group, a Ross-based research firm that follows the construction...
Classic Operatic Tragedy
Every time soprano Maria Luigia Borsi sings the title role of "Madama Butterfly," it is a dream come true for her because she fell in love with the opera when she was 7. She even memorized the second act as a child."I like this opera because it has every...
Colonials Turning Up the Heat Defensively
Offensively, Robert Morris is flash and substance. The Colonials lead the NEC in 3-point shooting and free-throw percentage.When their half-court game is out of sync, they can fall back on a perimeter game fueled by guard Karvel Anderson, who scored...
Competition among Friends
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Josh Harrison tries not to worry about whether the middle infield utility role is his to win or lose. As far as what could give him an edge, he said he believes consistency is key no matter what position he is playing or whether he...
Conducting Soundtrack to Pitt Sports
Jamie Dixon is so locked in during basketball games, especially during timeouts, that the Pitt coach only hears the band when its trumpeters perform "The Star Spangled Banner.""The national anthem for me is when I hear the band," Dixon said. "I take...
Conducting the Pitt Sports Soundtrack
Jamie Dixon is so locked in during basketball games, especially during timeouts, that the Pitt coach only hears the band when its trumpeters perform "The Star Spangled Banner.""The national anthem for me is when I hear the band," Dixon said. "I take...
Conducting the Soundtrack to Pitt Sports
Jamie Dixon is so locked in during basketball games, especially during timeouts, that the Pitt coach only hears the band when its trumpeters perform "The Star Spangled Banner.""The national anthem for me is when I hear the band," Dixon said. "I take...
Conductor Evokes Superlative Concert
The concerto style filled Friday night's Pittsburgh Symphony concert led by Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, culminating in Bela Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra. The Spanish conductor devoted the first half to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, beginning...
Construction, Health Care Help Feed Job Growth
Employers provided another glimmer of hope that the nation's economy is well on the mend, driven by growth in industries that are key to gaining jobs in Western Pennsylvania. The nation's employers added 236,000 jobs in February, driving the unemployment...
Corbett Open to All State Store Bills
GETTYSBURG -- Gov. Tom Corbett said on Friday that he would not rule out alternative plans to privatize the state liquor system, boosting the prospects for passage in the General Assembly."I'll look at everything that comes across my desk," said Corbett,...
County Wrestlers Shine
HERSHEY -- Latrobe wrestling coach Tad Harbert remembers the days when District 11 dominated the PIAA championships.Now the strength of the wrestlers in the tournament has switched sides of the state.It was quite a day for wrestlers from the WPIAL, especially...
Coverage Battle Flares
The latest twist in the long-running war between Pittsburgh health care giants UPMC and Highmark Inc. has degenerated into obscure interpretations of complex reimbursement contracts.Caught in the middle are a small number of Highmark members who the...
Criticism Resurfaces for Acting Police Chief
Regina McDonald's appointment to at least temporarily lead the scandal-ridden Pittsburgh police bureau surprised many officers.Former supervisors insist she's up to the challenge, though."When she has something to say, she'll say it," said Elizabeth Township...
'Dallas' Lays Iconic Character J.R. Ewing to Rest, Celebrates Actor Behind Him,by CHUCK BARNEY
When the cast of "Dallas" gathered to shoot next week's episode in which Larry Hagman's iconic character, J.R. Ewing, is laid to rest, some tears were shed, according to series star Patrick Duffy. But there were plenty of laughs, too."It turned out...
Dance Dream Ends at RMU
With an NCAA Tournament bid seemingly within its grasp, Robert Morris fashioned perhaps its most uneven performance of the season in the Northeast Conference Tournament semifinal on Saturday at Sewall Center.The top-seeded Colonials stumbled early, then...
Danger No Deterrent
Marathon swimmer Darren Miller calmly hashes out the challenging details of his upcoming swim in New Zealand, including the possibility that he'll be just arm-strokes away from a Great White shark.But that doesn't rattle the ultra-distance swimmer. Last...
'Dead Man Down' Has Lifeless Rhythm
It's a tossup which of these perfectly crafted bits of patter in the unwitting gangland noir parody "Dead Man Down" takes the cake for over-the-top irrelevance.Do you want "Rabbits don't come in chartreuse"?Or how about "Thank you for returning my Tupperware"?The...
Decision to Unlock Cellphone Should Be Yours
Imagine you had to buy new phones when you switched your landline telephone service provider. Or suppose you took your laptop overseas but could go online only by connecting with your home broadband service company -- at exorbitant international rates.Cellphone...
Don't Pretend Harrison Loss Unimportant
The first thought upon the Steelers' seismic release of James Harrison, a few minutes past noon Saturday, had nothing to do with whether it was the right move.Of course it was.Harrison, stubborn and strong-willed as ever, left Kevin Colbert and Mike...
Dormont Sinkhole Reveals 2 More Concrete Boxes
The mystery of a buried, mobile-home-sized container that collapsed and gobbled up part of the Dormont recreation center's parking lot deepened with the discovery of two more concrete boxes.Officials don't know how long the empty boxes have been buried...
Dreaming a Dream
For the past two years, Geibel Catholic High School musical director Nick Bell has pushed the gauntlet with his spring productions, staging two phenomenal musical classics with last year's "Cats" and the previous year's production of "Phantom of the Opera."...
Duquesne Coach Ferry Forges Ahead
Duquesne led Charlotte by 17 points at home midway through the second half Wednesday and lost in overtime. The next morning, first- year Dukes coach Jim Ferry described the outcome "devastating" but deferred on naming it the toughest loss of the season....
'Emperore_SSRq: A Royal Pain
Postwar Japan. Tokyo in ruins. U.S. soldiers arriving to take charge."Let's show them some good old-fashioned American swagger," barks Douglas MacArthur, the five-star general in command of rebuilding the nation he has just destroyed, as he and his officers...
Engineers' Codes Target Legionella
An engineering group that influences building codes nationwide is drafting tough new standards to prevent Legionella, the waterborne bacteria blamed in a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Pittsburgh.Federal estimates show Legionnaires', a form...
Fair Features Science and More
With exhibits that carry titles such as "Are Fingerprints Inherited?" or "Is Black Ink Really Black?" the annual Yough Middle School Science and Health Fair is always an interesting and fun event, one that highlights the hard work and creativity of students while...
Fair Play Essential to Online Gambling
Amid the stampede toward legalized online gambling across the United States, lawmakers need to keep one imperative in mind: The games must be fair.Thanks to rules and practices developed over decades, U.S. gamblers have faith that slot machines, card...
Ferry, Dukes Continue to Forge Ahead
Duquesne led Charlotte by 17 points at home midway through the second half Wednesday and lost in overtime. The next morning, first- year Dukes coach Jim Ferry described the outcome "devastating" but deferred on naming it the toughest loss of the season....
Ferry Forges Ahead
Duquesne led Charlotte by 17 points at home midway through the second half Wednesday and lost in overtime. The next morning, first- year Dukes coach Jim Ferry described the outcome "devastating" but deferred on naming it the toughest loss of the season....
Financial Adviser Focused on Family, Church
Bill Baur and his wife, Jane, loved the work they did every year with an annual dinner for mentally disabled youths at Knights of Columbus Lodge No. 3907 in Wexford."Jane, who is such a sweet lady and a hard worker, helped in the kitchen, while Bill...
First Responders Memorial 'In Infancy'
Nearly six months after a ceremonial ground breaking, organizers behind an ambitious Washington County memorial for police officers, firefighters and other emergency workers are still trying to raise awareness -- and money.Northwest Savings Bank branches...
Former Residentof North Charleroidetermined to Tellmore Life Stories
Part 4 of 4Kathryn S. "Kaye" Eisenhower Morgan entered another important phase of her life after leaving North Charleroi, where she and her brother, Earl D. Eisenhower Jr., and their parents, Earl D. Eisenhower Sr. and Kathryn Eisenhower, lived for several...
Friday's Box Score. Baltimore Pirates. Ab R H Bi Ab ...[Derived Headline]
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Friendly Competition
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Josh Harrison tries not to worry about whether the middle infield utility role is his to win or lose. As far as what could give him an edge, he said he believes consistency is key no matter what position he is playing or whether he...
From Capitol Hill to Rome
Political junkies, deep thinkers, opponents of government's growth, Vatican watchers -- there's something of interest for each of these reader groups among the following new or upcoming books."Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill"...
GCC's Tough Slate Pays Off
EBENSBURG -- During the regular season, Class AA Greensburg Central Catholic got the best of higher-classed opponents for the majority of the time -- 2-1 against Class AAAA schools and 4-2 versus Class AAA teams -- and won 10 of its 12 Section 3-AA...
Getzlaf's Deal Will Impact Penguins
TORONTO -- Ray Shero now knows part of the market for Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang.Center Ryan Getzlaf's contract extension with Anaheim, announced Friday, marked the first time under the new labor contract that an NHL club has signed one of its own...
Harrison: 'Been a Great Run'
The first three times the Steelers cut James Harrison, he was determined to prove them wrong. He is again, following the fourth and final release by the team he never sought to leave.Harrison was equally saddened and motivated Saturday when the Steelers...
HIGH SCHOOLS. Basketball. Boys. PIAA Playoffs. Class AAAA. First Round. ...[Derived Headline]
HIGH SCHOOLSBasketballBoysPIAA playoffsClass AAAAFirst roundSaturday's scheduleWestern RegionHarrisburg (24-2) vs. Central Bucks South (17-10) at Milton Hershey, 6:30 p.m.; Freedom (17-9) vs. Upper Darby (18-8) at William Allen, 3 p.m.; Lower Merion...
HIGH SCHOOLS. Basketball. Boys. PIAA Playoffs. Class AAAA. First Round. ...[Derived Headline]
HIGH SCHOOLSBasketballBoysPIAA playoffsClass AAAAFirst roundSaturday's scheduleWestern RegionHarrisburg (24-2) vs. Central Bucks South (17-10) at Milton Hershey, 6:30 p.m.; Freedom (17-9) vs. Upper Darby (18-8) at William Allen, 3 p.m.; Lower Merion...
Hit from Health Care Concerns Companies
Small businesses owners across Western Pennsylvania have been breaking out their calculators in recent months.They've been trying to determine whether they'll be among the companies required to provide health insurance to their employees next year when...
Hopewell Shuts Down Villa Maria
Hopewell's Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 24 points in a 45-28 first-round victory Saturday that eliminated Villa Maria and its Big 10-bound star from the PIAA Class AAA playoffs. Walker-Kimbrough, a Maryland recruit, also had nine steals, five assists...
Huss Steered FBI to Police, Attorney Says
Did Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Michael Huss tip off the FBI to secret expense accounts at the police credit union?"He must have called the feds," said William H. Difenderfer, attorney for Sandra Ganster, longtime manager of the police Office of...
It's 'I Told You So'time for ObamaCare
"What we've learned through the course of this program is that this is really not a sensible way for the health care system to be run."That was Gary Cohen, director of the Department of Health and Human Services' Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight....
Jeannette Frustrated in Season-Ending Loss
EDINBORO -- All season the Jeannette girls basketball team's success has hinged on senior Ciara Gregory's ability to pour in points and get just enough support to move the Jayhawks along.Against General McLane, though, that was asking a bit too much.Gregory...
Kenya. Controversial Candidate Might Have Win Sewn Up. NAIROBI-- Kenya's ...[Derived Headline]
kenyaControversial candidate might have win sewn upNAIROBI-- Kenya's election commission announced early Saturday that Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta prevailed in the country's presidential elections by the slimmest of margins, winning 50.03 percent...
Kruelguiltyin 1stdegree
Jurors wasted no time Friday afternoon before finding a Hempfield man guilty of first-degree murder for the beating death of his girlfriend.The jury of 10 men and two women deliberated just one hour over lunch before they convicted 39-year-old Keith...
Kunitz Ignited by Crosby
PHILADELPHIA -- The Penguins' front office long has flirted with the idea of acquiring a high-scoring winger to play with Sidney Crosby, offering Marian Hossa, Jaromir Jagr and Zach Parise contracts.Turns out, Crosby has had his winger all along.Left...
Kunitz in 'New Territory'
PHILADELPHIA -- The Penguins' front office long has flirted with the idea of acquiring a high-scoring winger to play with Sidney Crosby, offering Marian Hossa, Jaromir Jagr and Zach Parise contracts.Turns out, Crosby has had his winger all along.Left...
Kunitz Keeps Getting Better
PHILADELPHIA -- The Penguins' front office long has flirted with the idea of acquiring a high-scoring winger to play with Sidney Crosby, offering Marian Hossa, Jaromir Jagr and Zach Parise contracts.Turns out, Crosby has had his winger all along.Left...
Late Run Sparks Bishop Canevin
WPIAL champion Bishop Canevin started a 13-2 run late in the third quarter to pull away in a 51-37 victory over District 6 third- place finisher Westmont Hilltop in a PIAA Class AA first-round game at North Hills.Carly Forse had 25 points to pace the...
Latrobe's Pletcher Golden
HERSHEY -- As Latrobe freshman Luke Pletcher walked off the Giant Center floor Saturday at the PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships, he flipped his headgear to a young fan in the stands.He wasn't done; he also stopped and signed autographs.While Pletcher...
LinkedIn Users Must Walk Fine Personal/professional Line
Have you ever received a request to connect on LinkedIn from someone you didn't know or couldn't remember?A few weeks ago, Josh Turner encountered this situation. The online request to connect came from a businessman on the opposite coast of the United...
Make the Most of Your Closet . There's Only One ...[Derived Headline]
Make the most of your closet There's only one thing more satisfying than organizing your closet: Doing it on the cheap.For those with a larger wardrobe and a smaller bankroll, here some ideas for getting a closet in shape without a lot of expense: -...
Marathon Swimmer to Dodge Sharks in Cook Strait
Marathon swimmer Darren Miller calmly hashes out the challenging details of his upcoming swim in New Zealand, including the possibility that he'll be just arm strokes away from a Great White Shark.But that doesn't rattle the ultra-distance swimmer. Last...
Mayor's Tiptoes Leave No Track
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl can be difficult to track.He went most of last week without anyone seeing him at work, after announcing the week before that he wouldn't run for re- election.His staff members won't reveal where he was. They've declined...
Montour Tops Rival Lions
Rich Bonnaure stood dejectedly in a locker room in the bowels of North Allegheny High School about a half hour after the South Fayette team he coaches lost, 52-43, to rival Montour in a first- round PIAA Class AAA playoff game Friday night.Upset as he...
Moore Is Perfect for Panthers
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- J.J. Moore celebrates his 3-pointers with a signature salute that, along with his high-flying dunks, make him a favorite of the Oakland Zoo. Pitt saluted back Saturday, after Moore went 8 for 8 from the field with five 3-pointers in...
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MOVIETIMESListings are effective through March 14. 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 March 14. in the Event ...[Derived Headline]
MOVIETIMESListings are effective through March 14. 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...
Mt. Lebanon Finds Redemption
This win came a week later than Mt. Lebanon's Jordan Holmes would have liked, but it still eased the angst her team had been carrying."We were determined to redeem ourselves," said Holmes, who had 10 points and 10 rebounds in Friday's 37-34 victory over...
New-Look WVU Optimistic for 2013
West Virginia's first spring football practice Sunday isn't too early for coach Dana Holgorsen to think about having more success in the Big 12 in 2013.WVU's 4-5 conference record in its first Big 12 season is a reminder of how difficult the transition...
'New Territory'
PHILADELPHIA -- The Penguins' front office long has flirted with the idea of acquiring a high-scoring winger to play with Sidney Crosby, offering Marian Hossa, Jaromir Jagr and Zach Parise contracts.Turns out, Crosby has had his winger all along.Left...
No Burrell Repeat for GCC
ALTOONA -- Greensburg Central Catholic was reliving the past and feeling uncomfortable.Fortunately for the Centurions, the scenario Saturday took a different turn.Zach Herman and Brian Graytok scored 21 points apiece, and GCC avoided a replay of their...
On the Mark
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Pitt saved its best shots for its last Big East regular-season game and left league play in record fashion.The No. 20 Panthers, who will join the ACC this fall, set school and Big East records for field-goal percentage by shooting 71.7 percent...
Overdose Death Spurs Drug Summit
A White House official and Pennsylvania's attorney general will be the keynote speakers on Thursday at a drug summit in Hempfield Area High School to address the record number of overdose deaths in Westmoreland County.David Mineta, deputy director of...
Overdose Spurs Drug Summit
A White House official and Pennsylvania's attorney general will be the keynote speakers Thursday at a drug summit at Hempfield Area High School to address the record number of overdose deaths in Westmoreland County.David Mineta, deputy director for the...
Owner:I Was Told It Was OK
Five months before the earth opened and swallowed his home, Buddy Wicker welcomed inspectors sent by State Farm Insurance to his house, who surveyed the property and deemed it free of any sinkhole risk.Last week, a 20-foot-wide sinkhole yawned under...
Pa. Law Must Stop Kowtowing to Big Labor's Thugs
Every state in the nation -- including Pennsylvania -- has passed laws making it a crime to engage in stalking. As defined, stalking is an obsessive pursuit to the point of harassment. One would think any reasonable person would favor laws that prohibit...
Panthers Claim EWL Title; Wilps Wins 3rd Crown
EDINBORO -- Pitt's reign atop the Eastern Wrestling League will come to an end after this year.That is only because the Panthers won't be around next season to defend the title they won Saturday.Pitt exited the league in style, capturing a third consecutive EWL...
Panthers Prepare for Pressure
Pitt's most dominant performance of the season came against DePaul, a 38-point victory that saw the Panthers wear down the Blue Demons with depth and rebounding.What have been strengths for No. 20 Pitt (23-7, 11-6) could be concerns when the Panthers...
Pa. Resists Rescue for Amtrak
Pennsylvania's top transportation official opposes investing $5.7 million in state money on the lone Amtrak route that rolls between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, saying trains run too slowly and too infrequently to warrant the investment."That (subsidy)...
Penguins Overcomepoor PKagain
TORONTO -- Pascal Dupuis would answer the question if he could.What is wrong with the Penguins' penalty kill?"If I knew, I'd correct it right away," he said after the Penguins' 5-4 shootout victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night at Air...
Peugeot's Pay-More Strategy Boosts GM
As the European auto industry continues to disintegrate, PSA/ Peugeot-Citroen has a new survival strategy: Embrace the fact that it doesn't sell enough cars, just persuade people to pay more for them.Of course. Why didn't Packard and Studebaker think...