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 After years of personal turbulence, Stu Lyon has returned to Fox Chapel, his high school alma mater, as an assistant basketball coach.
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After years of personal turbulence, Stu Lyon has returned to Fox Chapel, his high school alma mater, as an assistant basketball coach.

Former Fox Chapel standout Stu Lyon battles personal demons on road to recovery

Stu Lyon was a star of Fox Chapel’s 1977 state champ basketball team. He’s faced difficult times, but is back as a coach at his alma mater.


 Mark Boehler looks at the headstone for Thor, his 8-year-old Siberian husky, during a memorial held in March.

Woman found guilty in Spring Hill dog-napping case

Gisele Paris, 58, was charged with taking a Siberian husky that belonged to a man who lived nearby and having it euthanized.



 Edie, the Fairmont Pittsburgh resident canine ambassador, waits for the cake while guests sing "Happy Birthday" at her birthday.

Best visuals of 2014: The Post-Gazette's year in photos, video and interactive presentations

The Post-Gazette visuals staff members have compiled their favorite work. Come back as we add pages through the end of the year.



 Nettie Gibson's car, background, rests off the road in East McKeesport in 2011 after being hit by an SUV driven by Eileen Gibson. Eileen was driving drunk and says she was trying to commit suicide when sh slammed into Nettie Gibson.

A DUI crash, a horrific injury and a tale of forgiveness

Nettie Gibson and Eileen Gibson first came together in a terrible crash. Three years later, they met again and found common ground.



 Sidney Crosby on the NHL Christmas break, which used to be two days but is now three: “For guys who don’t get the All-Star break, where do you get a break if you get two days and you’re playing the 23rd and the 26th, and you’re on the road for both?”

NHL holiday break grows a day, and that's OK with everyone

An extra day off for Christmas is mandated by the players’ union contract now, and that suits many NHL players just fine.



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A DUI crash, a horrific injury and a tale of forgiveness

Nettie Gibson and Eileen Gibson first came together in a terrible crash. Three years later, they met again and found common ground.



Christmas trees accepted at Allegheny County parks for recycling

Trees can be dropped off through Jan. 17. The trees will be mulched and used in the county parks.


 

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New Year's Day is just around the corner!

SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and style editor Sara Bauknecht preview the Pittsburgh Opera's New Year's Eve gala and concert "As Time Goes By" in this week's Setting the SEEN.

Plus, they pick up party fashion tips from Boutique la Passerelle in Downtown Pittsburgh. Stay tuned for the end to see what other events going on this weekend and on New Year's Eve.


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Former Fox Chapel standout Stu Lyon battles personal demons on road to recovery

Stu Lyon was a star of Fox Chapel’s 1977 state champ basketball team. He’s faced difficult times, but is back as a coach at his alma mater.



Varsity Xtra: QBs make the switch to basketball in a hurry

Three quarterbacks who played in state championship football games made a quick transition to the basketball court.


 



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Kung Pao Christmas: Movies, Chinese food become a Jewish tradition

One reason for the ritual? Chinese restaurants and movie theaters tend to be open on Christmas, and most other places aren’t.



Best visuals of 2014: The Post-Gazette's year in photos, video and interactive presentations

The Post-Gazette visuals staff members have compiled their favorite work. Come back as we add pages through the end of the year.


 



'Boyhood' and 'Birdman' the best of the bunch to hit theaters this year

“Boyhood,” “Birdman” and “Foxcatcher” top the list of the best movies of 2014, which also includes the crowd-pleasing “The Lego Movie.”



Rob Marshall takes us along on his journey 'Into the Woods'

Rob Marshall, the director who grew up in Pittsburgh, guides a starry cast through a musical film with themes for all ages.


 

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George F. Will: Cuba, the irrelevant

President Barack Obama has made a geopolitical irrelevancy suddenly relevant to American presidential politics.



Corizon’s failures: Mounting evidence shows lousy care at Allegheny County jail

The county hired Corizon Health Inc. in September 2013 to replace the ineffective nonprofit that had been providing inmate health care.


 

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