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MARIO LEMIEUX: 30 YEARS IN PITTSBURGH

 Mario Lemieux christens the ice at Consol Energy Center in 2010 with water from Mellon Arena.

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Mario Lemieux christens the ice at Consol Energy Center in 2010 with water from Mellon Arena.

 The Rev. George Duffield

Thanksgiving was once more of a sober, moral reflection

A sermon by the Rev. George Duffield of Detroit delivers a classic Thanksgiving message -- half a tribute to American virtue, half a scold.



 Elisa McDonnell, right, of McKeesport receives a bag of dried cherries from volunteer Tricia Scott of Port Vue at Founders Hall Middle School in McKeesport. The food drive is part of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Produce to People program.

In the midst of our overflowing tables, hunger remains a hidden problem

In a land of plenty, about 1 in 7 households did not have enough to eat at some point during 2013.



Doctors’ termination, Medicare letters spur action by Pa. officials

The public tiff started with last week’s announcement by Highmark that it was terminating the contracts of nearly 700 UPMC physicians.



 An artist’s rendering shows an aerial view of the proposed Station Square redevelopment from Downtown.

Station Square housing proposed

Owner Forest City Enterprises is proposing to redevelop the east side of the complex, with 300 units of apartments in the first phase.



 A group of Great Pyrenees dogs from Great Pyrenees Rescue of Western Pennsylvania.

Thanksgiving holiday brings its own set of hazards for pets

Pets can get into trouble while their owners are distracted by Thanksgiving cooking tasks and visitors.



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Milwaukee employees to examine city bureau

Pittsburgh releases partial consulting proposal from Milwaukee police employees.



Goodfellows campaign to brighten kids’ holidays begins

The Goodfellows campaign raises money to provide gifts for under-privileged children through Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army.


 

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Fall 2014 Dining Guide

Dishes from Stagioni.
Pittsburgh dining is coming into its own. Never have there been so many compelling choices, from the elegant special-occasion restaurant to the ultra-casual noodle house.

Need some restaurant recommendations? Take a peek at the Post-Gazette's Fall 2014 Dining Guide.


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Will Smith film has Pittsburgh ties

File photo of former Steeler Mike Webster.
Production has started in Pittsburgh on a new film in which Oscar nominee Will Smith portrays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the first pathologist to detect a long-developing brain injury called CTE in a former football player.

That player was retired Steelers center Mike Webster, who died in 2002 at age 50. The movie, with the working title of "Concussion,' is slated to film here through mid-January.

* The story behind Mike Webster, concussions and the new film

* A life off-center: Mike Webster's battles

* David Morse to portray Mike Webster in upcoming film

* VIDEO: Casting call for upcoming film

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EPA proposes stricter limits on ozone, cites health savings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing stronger standards that would reduce smog-producing emissions.



Excerpts from the Thanksgiving sermon: 'A return to the habits of virtue and integrity'

Thanksgiving sermon, “The Religious Character of a People the True Element of Their Prosperity,” by the Rev. George Duffield, Nov. 28, 1839.


 



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Restaurant Scene: Fast food 2.0 sizzling as new restaurants open here

Fast food gets a new face with eateries such Burgatory, BRGR, Max Mex and Hello Bistro.



Munch goes to Ormsby Avenue Cafe n Mount Oliver

So in the spirit of rooting for the entrepreneur taking a big risk, Munch suggests a visit to the Ormsby Avenue Cafe.


 



Preview: Igudesman & Joo

What music/comedy duo Igudesman & Joo do is serious business. The pair makes its local debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony this weekend.



Preview: Pink Floyd meets 'The Wizard of Oz' in local benefit show

'Dark Side of Oz' merges two classics at Mr. Smalls featuring The Ruckus Bros.


 

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E.J. Dionne Jr. / Thank a politician today

This Thanksgiving, let’s all express gratitude to our fellow Americans who dare to run for the House and Senate.



Never mind: A House panel debunks the Benghazi claims

The Benghazi incident, which led to the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, is not immune to criticism.


 

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