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Articles from August 17, 2013

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22-Year-Old Ordered to Trial in Oakland Death
A Pittsburgh man will stand trial on charges of fatally shooting a former Slippery Rock University football player near an Oakland hot dog shop, though he claims self-defense.Police accuse Isiah Smith, 22, of the Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood of shooting...
22-Year-Old Ordered to Trial in Slaying in Oakland
A Lincoln-Lemington man will stand trial on charges of fatally shooting a former Slippery Rock University football player near an Oakland hot dog shop, though he claims self-defense.Police accuse Isiah Smith, 22, of shooting Zachary Sheridan, 24, of...
59th Fair's Start a Fairly Awesome One
A sunny forecast brings a smile to the face of Westmoreland Fair Board President Craig Lash.No matter how good a show organizers put together, rain dampens the fun and the turnout, he said."The weather makes all the difference," Lash said. "If it's nice, we...
Adjunct Teachers Count Victories
First, part-time instructors at Duquesne University won a yearlong drive to form a union.Then, when Duquesne refused to recognize their bargaining unit, the instructors, known as adjuncts, won an election to organize conducted under the auspices of the...
Airlines Struggle to Make Case for Merger
You're probably confused over why this proposed airline merger is stuck on the tarmac.You're likely scratching your head over the Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit seeking to stop US Airways and American Airlines from joining forces.I'm here...
Airport Keeps Tabs on Vehicles Parked Overnight
Standing at the edge of the extended-term parking lot at Pittsburgh International Airport on Thursday night, Mark Parker glanced at a license plate, keyed it into his handheld computer and moved to the next one.Without breaking stride, he walked from...
ALLEGHENY COUNTY HOMESTEAD [Derived Headline]
ALLEGHENY COUNTYHOMESTEADFuneral home slaying suspect on house arrestAn 89-year-old funeral home owner accused of homicide will be held on house arrest, an Allegheny County judge decided Friday.William Welsh of Homestead is accused of killing longtime acquaintance...
Allen Ready for Challenge
The competition at one of the most important positions on defense is nearly over just as Steelers training camp winds down Saturday at St. Vincent.It's at left cornerback, the job filled last season by Keenan Lewis before he signed a $26 million contract...
Around Town
CALIFORNIACal U schedules Move-In Day for new studentsFriday is Move-In Day for first-year students at California University of Pennsylvania's main campus.Freshmen and transfer students whose last names begin with letters A-M will move into residence...
Assessing the True Terror Threat
Immersed in a war against terrorism, the United States is in crisis because it has been unable to reach a consensus about the true nature of the threat it faces. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the contrasting ways in which the administrations...
Asters Have a Lot Going for Them
Asters are among my favorite fall-blooming plants. They are hardy, fairly pest-resistant, and long-flowering favorites that, in my mind, are far lovelier than the ubiquitous, hardy mum. Hardy from USDA zones 3 through 8, there are thousands of types of...
As Usual, Tomlin Has Concerns
NFL coaches are worriers by nature. If it's not the quarterback's health, the offensive line's depth, the star cornerback's inability to operate effectively in press coverage or his own contract status, there are 1,001 things to worry about at any stage...
Attorney Tracks Family's Roots
Part 1 of 2Attorney Jack Bergstein of Monessen has always appreciated the value of history, especially when it comes to family."Growing up in a community of such ethnic and cultural diversity, I was fascinated by the legacies of everyone in Monessen,"...
Barber Found Guilty of Murder
Some jurors cried as a first-degree murder conviction was announced in a Westmoreland County courtroom Saturday morning against an Arnold barber who gunned down a New Kensington man in a dispute over a woman.Raymond Rivera, a 37-year-old barber, showed...
Battle of the Sexes
Women make only 77 cents per each dollar made by males. Outrageous! Sex discrimination! So say advocates of government- enforced "equality."But they are wrong. Women today are rarely victims of salary discrimination.If they were, market competition would...
Bowden's Bounty
Terry Bowden could have declined the opportunity to coach a team with back-to-back one-win seasons prior to his arrival or embraced the challenge because of the potential upside.He chose the latter.Bowden's second season as Akron football coach figures...
Bradenton's Allie Cooling off after Hot Start
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Stetson Allie's full-time return to the batter's box has hit a speed bump.After tearing it up for the West Virginia Power to begin the 2013 season, batting .324 with 17 home runs and 61 RBI in 66 games, the Pirates promoted Allie to...
Breaking Up Not So Hard for EGR
Yes, breaking up is hard to do. And so it is with Fox Chapel native Chip Ganassi and Juan Pablo Montoya. The split was inevitable, considering Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing decided not to offer Montoya a contract extension earlier this Sprint Cup season."They...
Bucs RB Martin Departs with Injury
Buccaneers running back Doug Martin left Friday night's preseason game against the Patriots with an apparent head injury, NFL.com reported. Martin took a knee to the helmet while in pass protection. He was examined on the sideline, then taken to the...
BVA Football Hall of Fame Adds 6 Members
When Belle Vernon Area High School's football team hosts Uniontown, the induction of five members into the 14th class of the Belle Vernon Area Football Hall of Fame will be part of the opening night festivities.In alphabetical order the five player inductees...
Can Baseball Personnel Predict Arm Injuries?
Major League Baseball teams spent $1.7 billion from 2002-12 on pitchers on the disabled list, according to a presentation at the Milwaukee Brewers' medical symposium this offseason.Of 360 pitchers who began this season on major league rosters, 124 --...
Cat's Courts Offers Touching Tribute
Celebrating the memory of a young woman's whose life touched all who knew her, hundreds gathered Aug. 10 at Mountz Creek Park in Connellsville to dedicate the newly built volleyball courts to Catherine "Cat" Healy of Bear Rocks, who died tragically in...
Changes Shake Up Food Court
PPG Place will welcome a new restaurant as uncertainty lingers about the future of its food court. Highwoods Properties Inc., the Raleigh investment trust that bought the six-building PPG Place in September 2011, recently signed a lease with Five Guys...
Club Scene Goes Pre-Teen with Parent-Kid Dances, Concerts
Parents tend to learn early on that children really respond to music. Even infants seem to perk up when they hear something they like.Unfortunately, parents also tend to discover that a great deal of "music for kids" ranges from annoying to awful. And...
Coaches Look for Clarke to 'Cut Loose'
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Will Clarke is the type of gentle giant who will greet you with a smile and visit sick children in the hospital without fanfare.A player who serves as a fine representative of the West Virginia football team, coaches said."A model...
Cooking a Casual Labor Day Dinner
For Labor Day, what could be better than a backyard menu of succulent barbecued chicken and creamy potato salad? A quick finish on the grill is all that is required for the chicken.First marinated and then baked, or almost steamed, in an aromatic barbecue...
Corner Position Shapes Up
The competition at one of the most important positions on defense is nearly over just as Steelers training camp winds down Saturday at St. Vincent.It's at left cornerback, the job filled last season by Keenan Lewis before he signed a $26 million contract...
Districts Seek to Improve STEM Offerings
Even as budgets shrink and costs rise, school districts in Butler County are adding programs and expanding curriculum to put more emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, to meet the needs of the job market."There is a lack of...
Doctor's Legacy: Love Kids
Aida Spino knew it was time to say goodbye.Her husband of 46 years, Dr. Pascal Spino, was sick with pneumonia, his mind robbed by Alzheimer's disease. She'd taken him to Westmoreland Hospital, where she stayed with him day and night, just like she had...
Dressed for Success?
A few random thoughts and observations:- The '50s-themed musical "Grease" inspired the dress code for the Pirates' most recent road trip. The players, coaches and staff wore white T-shirts, blue jeans and black sneakers.It was slapped together in a...
Dwyer to Carry the Load
Running back Jonathan Dwyer is expected to receive extended duty Monday night at Washington now that Le'Veon Bell (knee) and Isaac Redman (pinched nerve) practiced sparingly in recent days.Bell carried the ball during practice for the first time since aggravating...
Education Consulting Company Gives Kudos to Cal U
For the ninth consecutive year, California University of Pennsylvania was named one of the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review.Officials at the California school announced this month that it earned praise for its education, facilities...
Entrepreneur Was Defined by Determination
Love of family, hard work and street smarts best describe Michael J. Weinzierl, founder of Professional Graphic Communications in Allegheny County, according to his wife."All he had when he started was himself, his education and his briefcase," Susan...
Evicted Man Arrested, Accused of Threats
Pittsburgh police, heavily armed SWAT officers, bomb squad technicians and narcotics officers descended on Friday afternoon on a normally quiet residential street in Brookline because a man who was being evicted from his home told court officials he...
Ex-Attorney Accused in Trust Fund Theft Wanted in Tenn
A former Westmoreland County attorney accused of taking money from a trust fund belonging to an 18-year-old is wanted by authorities in Tennessee on an unrelated theft charge.Defense attorney Dante Bertani said he plans to fight extradition for J. Russell...
Expectations Come Big for Pitt Guards
Pitt senior left guard Cory King stands out in a crowd when he walks among his peers on the practice fields.Now imagine him on a basketball court, where the players are shorter, thinner and perhaps unaccustomed to the chaos King can cause with his mammoth...
Fayette TV Continues to Evolve
Fayette TV, a county television station that provides local programming to more than 22,000 households in the area, began as something else entirely: a local event planning and announcer service."I feel we've really evolved from a group of high school...
Fidel Confesses
After celebrating his 87th birthday last week, semi-retired communist dictator Fidel Castro did something nobody expected him to do: He contacted Pope Francis to hear his confession."Forgive me, pontiff, for I have sinned. Is 65 years since last confession.""Sixty-five...
Fire Recruits Join 'Family'
The newest Pittsburgh firefighters swarmed their Highland Park training ground, showing onlookers their ability to clamber to the top of a seven-story tower, zoom to douse a fire in a metal pit, and jump from a window face-first down a ladder.After a...
Garden Q&A: Reblooming Daylilies Have Improved
Question: I am wondering why my "Stella D'oro" day lilies no longer rebloom. When I first planted them, they bloomed all the time. The past four or five years, they bloom then get pods, but the pods never open. Neighbors of mine experience the same phenomenon...
Golf Friday's Scores [Derived Headline]
golffriday's scoresLPGA Tour/ladies european tourSolheim CupEurope 5, United States 3FoursomesAnna Nordqvist and Caroline Hedwall, Europe, def. Stacy Lewis and Lizette Salas, United States, 4 and 2.Suzann Pettersen and Beatriz Recari, Europe, def. Brittany...
Gun Control Activists Rally in Pa
Speaking less than a half-mile from the scene of a fatal shooting on the previous night in Larimer, Carlee Soto and other gun control advocates urged lawmakers Friday to adopt universal background checks and what they called "common-sense" measures to...
Hall Phones in New Pitt Dorm Recall Earlier Era
The University of Pittsburgh will buck national trends in student housing next week when it opens its newest residence hall.Unlike the high-end, suite-style residence halls that have popped up on campuses across the nation for the past decade, Mark R. Nordenberg...
Health Survey Sparks Howls
A new Penn State wellness program that imposes a $1,200-a-year penalty on employees who fail to complete a lengthy health survey and biometric screenings has sparked widespread protests.Participants in the university's health insurance program are required...
Higher Calling
Single-level living dates back to the caves of pre-history, and lately has seemed to be the design making stairways out-of-date.But dealing with several layers in a living space is a reality for properties in a tight, city setting or on the hills of...
Hitters Can't Lay off Liriano's Changeup
When the Pirates signed Francisco Liriano, some baseball pundits snickered. After all, the one-time heir apparent to Johan Santana as the game's most dominant left-handed starter walked five batters per nine innings pitched and posted a five-plus ERA...
Housing Prices Offer Small Boost
Housing is an important "multiplier" industry. Rising home prices tend to encourage further construction, boosting many ancillary supplier industries. Higher values create a "wealth effect" among homeowners, leading to increased consumer spending and...
'I Feel That I Should Never Have to Look at Him'
Twenty-four years ago, Linda Angel pledged to her dying father that the man accused of her sister's murder would pay with his own life."He made me promise," Angel, 57, of North Union said on Friday. The late Thomas W. Martin told her, "You promise me...
Image shattered,Brewing Up Success, Building on Blocks & Shaping the Mideast
Humberto Fontova lives in New Orleans but was born in 1954 in Havana to a family that fled Cuba -- and Fidel Castro's revolution - - in 1961. To him, the damage done to Cuba and Cubans by the Castro dictatorship that Fidel and brother Raul have maintained...
Industrious Man Enjoyed Region's Opportunities
Manus O'Donnell could have chosen any city in the United States when he decided to leave his native Ireland in 1964 at 18.But he picked Pittsburgh as his new home because it provided the best opportunity to use his skills in engineering and metal manufacturing,...
In Plane Sight
Alex Taylor began to volunteer with an organization that brings a collection of rare World War II aircraft to airports around the country each year after getting a sign from above. "I went to the Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler, Ga.,...
Islamist Protests Rage On
CAIRO -- An Islamist "Friday of Anger" ignited clashes here and across Egypt, leaving 60 dead and more churches, police stations and government buildings burned.The violence, which shows no sign of abating, had the capital ringing with gunfire and Egyptians...
'Last Paddle Trip' Hails Mon Honor
When the aptly named Last Paddle Trip is held next month, it will be the final opportunity for the river of the year to be showcased.These paddling trips are part of a yearlong celebration of the Monongahela being designated as Pennsylvania's 2013 River...
Leave American Airlines & US Airways Alone
Objecting to the proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways, the Justice Department has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the two airlines. The rationale? The feds say that the merger would impede competition and therefore should be disallowed.The...
Lessons in Public Education 'Obedience'
Two recent events raise painful questions about whether we are really serious when we say that we want better education for minority children.One was an announcement by Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., that it plans on Monday to begin "an entire...
Library Ready to Begin $460K Renovation Project
The first phase in what will eventually be a major overhaul of the Cranberry Public Library will kick off Monday with some modest renovations at the nearly 40-year-old building.The library, inside the Cranberry Township Municipal Center along Rochester...
Lobster Salad Forgoes the Mayo
There is no place I'd rather be in the summer than the breathtaking coast of Maine, and nothing I'd rather eat, any time of year, than Maine lobster.If you can't get to Maine, here's a way to experience the region's magical flavors in a healthy and delicious...
Lots to Be Cast Monday to Break School Board Tie
A tie to determine the last candidate who will appear on the ballot for the Southmoreland School Board will be broken on Monday, three months after the primary election.Westmoreland County elections officials will cast lots to decide between incumbent...
Lutherans Hope to Heal Gay Clergy Schism
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America can mend its fractures over its decision to allow gay clergy to be ordained by being a welcoming place for all brethren, regardless of their views, the newly elected leader of the church said on Thursday in...
Man with a Plan
Prior to the Pirates' 6-2, series-opening win over the Diamondbacks on Friday, manager Clint Hurdle said the club's goal was to have Gerrit Cole available to pitch in October. The Pirates have a workload limit set for their prized rookie but have not...
McLendon Being Pushed at NT
The departure of nose tackle Casey Hampton left a huge gap on the Steelers' defensive front. For years, he disrupted the opposition's run game and collapsed the pocket to create a path to quarterbacks for blitzing linebackers.The Steelers began training...
Murder Case in Jury's Hands
A Westmoreland County jury was deliberating Friday night on whether to convict an Arnold man for gunning down a man that the shooter suspected was having an affair with his girlfriend.Jurors began deliberations about 7 p.m. Friday in the first- degree...
National League Cubs 7, Cardinals 0 [Derived Headline]
national leagueCubs 7, Cardinals 0St. Louis AB R H BI BB SO Avg.M.Carpenter 3b-2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .313Jay cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .270Holliday lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .291Craig 1b 2 0 0 0 1 2 .313Beltran rf 4 0 2 0 0 0 .305Wong 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000Ro.Johnson c 3 0 0 0 0 0...
Negro League Player Gets Grave Marker
Ron Hill remembers the Meadows Lanes bowling alley as a popular hangout for him and his friends while growing up in Homewood.He didn't know at the time that it was operated by Ted Page, a member of the storied Pittsburgh Crawfords and Homestead Grays...
No Slowing Down
Despite a damp spring and summer, work to alleviate traffic congestion along Route 228 in Cranberry by constructing ramps to Interstate 79 has not fallen behind schedule, according to PennDOT officials."We hoped to accelerate the pace of work and get...
Oakdale Duo to Receive State Arts Honor
Oakdale duo to receive state arts honorAn Oakdale couple is among those to be honored by Governor's Awards for the Arts.First Lady Susan Corbett announced the recipients of the awards Aug. 16. They honor outstanding Pennsylvania artists, arts organizations...
Obama's Energy End Run Will Fail
Barack Obama needs a crisis. At least he does if he wants to try to realize his dream of solving at once the world's energy and climate problems. Every major energy bill of the last 40 years passed during, or in the aftermath of, a widely perceived energy crisis....
Old Words Are Good Words, Too
Intrepid Trib copy editor/page maker/grammarian Grace Frick introduced me to a new word the other day -- "footle."Actually it's a quite old word, dating to 1892, but it certainly is a great word that means talking or acting foolishly or wasting time.Let's...
Pa. Jobless Rate Stuckat a 4-Year Low of 7.5%
Pennsylvania's unemployment rate hovered at a four-year low of 7.5 percent in July, but job creation remained sluggish, signaling a halting recovery from the depths of the Great Recession.Private-sector employers added 4,000 jobs last month over June, said...
Pa. Officials Split on Same-Sex Unions
Pennsylvania authorities are heading in different and sometimes conflicting directions over the state's ban on same-sex marriage, resulting in lawsuits in state and federal courts and legal experts disagreeing as to whether judges or economic factors...
Pirates' Bats Must Finish Job
Jeff Locke looks like a kid who could use a break, huh?In a month's time, he's gone from an All-Star sharing space atop the ERA leaders with Clayton Kershaw to ... well, whatever nonprofane words you'd use to describe his latest dud Saturday at PNC Park...
Pirates Rookie Pitcher Comes through Again
Prior to the Pirates' 6-2, series-opening win over the Diamondbacks on Friday, manager Clint Hurdle said the club's goal was to have Gerrit Cole available to pitch in October. The Pirates have a workload limit set for their prized rookie but have not...
Pitt Back Bennett's Knee Injury Lingers
After 11 days, the most significant development at Pitt training camp is the continued absence of running back Isaac Bennett, who missed his sixth day with a knee injury.While Bennett, expected to be the Panthers' featured back, wears a large leg brace,...
Pitt Center Meets Challenge
Nearly two years ago when Jim Hueber was hired as Pitt's offensive line coach, he offered undersized center Artie Rowell a gentle nudge toward the door."I told him it was going to be hard to play with the style offense we are playing if you are going...
Plans under Way for New Office Space
Butler County has taken a big step forward in the construction of a four-story office complex that would house offices for its human services division, Commission Chairman William McCarrier said Wednesday.McCarrier and Commissioner A. Dale Pinkerton...
Pounding Headache
The Pirates will face an interesting decision if Wandy Rodriguez rejoins the starting rotation in September. Who will move to the bullpen?Will it be Gerrit Cole, a rookie whose workload already is being restricted to prevent burnout? Or should it be...
Quail Quandaryhard One to Fix
I remember the smirk.More than a half-dozen years ago, at the end of a Pennsylvania Game Commission meeting in Harrisburg, the agency announced it was rolling out an "upland game bird" series of pocket knives. Each would come with a collectible tin highlighting...
Respected Camp Is All about Giving Back
When Rob Waller was a junior at Annandale High School in Virginia, he was on the basketball team. But before his junior season, the basketball coach advised him that his hoops career was over."He told me that I might not make the team, but the wrestling coach...
Respected Wrestling Camp Is All about Giving Back
When Rob Waller was a junior at Annandale High School in Virginia, he was on the basketball team. But before his junior season, the basketball coach advised him that his hoops career was over."He told me that I might not make the team, but the wrestling coach...
rhapsody,Bohemian
The diner who strolls into Bohem Bohemian Bistro is suddenly transported to an Old World locale. Rustic beams, stone walls and banquettes upholstered in burlap feed sacks invoke a French farmhouse. The bar stools are rustic wood and wrought iron. Empty...
Riverhounds Carry Momentum into Postseason
Richmond has the best record in USL Pro, but the Riverhounds went stride for stride with the best for a second time.Jose Angulo scored his 15th goal of the season to claim the league's points and goal-scoring titles, and the Hounds wrapped up the regular...
Road Music an Important Antidote to Travel Boredom
The journey may be long, but the trip doesn't have to feel like it for those who have music along for the ride. Most won't leave home without it, whether their trip is in the air or on the ground. Some put serious planning into what they will be listening...
Rodriguez Making Progress
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is hopeful injured left-hander Wandy Rodriguez might squeeze in a rehab start before the minor league seasons are over."We believe we might be able to get there," Hurdle said Friday after Rodriguez threw a session of live...
Rotating Corner
The competition at one of the most important positions on defense is nearly over just as Steelers training camp winds down Saturday at St. Vincent.It's at left cornerback, the job filled last season by Keenan Lewis before he signed a $26 million contract...
Roundup: Dow Has Worst Week of 2013 ; Judge Asked to Delay Highmark, UPMC Antitrust Case; More
Dow has worst week of 2013Stocks fell Friday, closing out what was the worst week of the year for the Dow Jones industrial average. The market was dragged lower by a weak performance from retailers and companies sensitive to higher interest rates. Homebuilders...
Runs in Connellsville, Massachusetts Aid Girl's Battle with Blindness
It is the dream of Finley Pletcher to one day be able to see as well as her little classmates and siblings, to play, to read and to live the life of a normal 6-year-old.But as of now, the child has a rare genetic disorder called Lebers Congenital Amurosis,...
Shadyside Arts Festival Continues to Excite, delight,Shadyside Arts Festival Continues to Delight
Artists often find inspiration from their surroundings.Brett Mason found his while riding a bike.Julie Keaten-Reed discovered hers after a journey to Japan.Alexis Barbeau went under the sea to come up with hers.Husband and wife Dusty and Val Scott ascended...
Shale Drilling Raises State Ranking
The Marcellus shale drilling boom is living up to its supporters' optimistic assessments and is rearranging the national landscape, putting Pennsylvania in competition with Alaska and Louisiana to be the country's second-biggest gas producer in 2013.Pennsylvania...
Sign of Bad Times for Mayor
WINNER: GLENN BECKThe Hooters restaurant chain received tons of publicity last week when its San Diego locations barred that city's mayor, Bob Filner, after growing allegations that he sexually harassed more than a dozen women.But the idea to prohibit...
Since You Asked
"I hope they make it soon because I'm not getting any younger. The second one is very physical, so hopefully they'll be making it sooner rather than later." ROONEY MARA tells MTV she remains hopeful that the sequel to "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"...
Smarter,not Tougher
When Attorney General Eric Holder announced that he would direct federal prosecutors to adopt a more lenient policy toward low-level nonviolent drug offenders, eliminating the mandatory sentences that have packed our prisons, the move received bipartisan...
Somebody, Anybody Please Beat SEC
ATLANTACan somebody please stand up to that bully down South. The college football season hasn't even started yet, but we already feel like we know the outcome. The SEC is up here. Everyone else is down here. Frankly, it's getting a little boring. Sport...
Somebody, Anybody Please Beat SEC
ATLANTACan somebody please stand up to that bully down South. The college football season hasn't even started yet, but we already feel like we know the outcome. The SEC is up here. Everyone else is down here. Frankly, it's getting a little boring. Sport...
Southmoreland Directors Nix Renewing Membership
The Southmoreland School Board decided this week the district will not renew its membership in the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools or participate in the Pennsylvania Youth Survey.Both motions passed by a 7-0 vote. Directors Ken Alt...
Starters to Get More Snaps
The Steelers are leaving training camp as a work in progress rather than anything close to a finished product.That was coach Mike Tomlin's assessment Saturday as the Steelers held their final public practice at St. Vincent, one conducted in spring workout-like...
Starved by the Sequester
The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without this special attribute, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music.-- Lewis Thomas BETHESDA, Md. The pedigree of human beings, Thomas wrote, probably traces to...
Steelers Learn Valuable Lessons from Latrobe
Nuggets culled from visits to St. Vincent, where the Steelers held their final training camp practice Saturday:- Offensive coordinator Todd Haley believes Will Johnson can be the best fullback in the NFL. The Steelers love that Johnson will stand up...
Stepfather Won't Address His Wife's Health Problems
Associated PressToday is Saturday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2013. There are 136 days left in the year.Highlights in historyIn 1807: Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat began heading up the Hudson River on its successful round trip between New York...
Stocks Can't Fix City's Pensions, Experts Warn
Pittsburgh is headed for another financial mess because of how it handles its employee pension funds, pension experts say.They believe the city is not pushing enough money into funds that owe about $1 billion to current and future retirees and bets too heavily...
Strike Force
The first year of Highmark Stadium has been a breakout year, not just for the playoff-bound Riverhounds, but also for their leading scorer.Jose Angulo enters the final weekend of the regular season as the leading scorer in USL Pro with 32 points, and...