James Harrison sacks Seattle quarterback Tarvaris Jackson during a 2011 game at Heinz Field.
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James Harrison sacks Seattle quarterback Tarvaris Jackson during a 2011 game at Heinz Field.

On the Steelers: James Harrison’s ‘retirement’ ends

Harrison played 10 years with Pittsburgh and had announced his “retirement” earlier this month at the team’s facility on the South Side.

  • Steelers Report: Steelers 37, Panthers 19


  •  DEP inspector John Sengle prepares to take water samples from Hawk Run near Philipsburg.

    A day in the life of a Pa. Marcellus Shale inspector

    Inspecting an active well site means hours of walking, talking and testing.



     Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, left, and Democrat Tom Wolf shake hands Monday at the end of a gubernatorial debate hosted by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry in Hershey, Pa.

    Corbett, Wolf spar in the first of three gubernatorial debates

    The first of their three scheduled debates featured uniformly civil exchanges and offered no bombshells.



     Barbara Walter, 67, of Fairview, Erie County was cured of hepatitis C that she contracted from a blood transfusion in 1976. Diagnosed in 2000, she was cured last summer with a dual-drug combination that cost $144,000.

    Could hepatitis C eventually be a rare disease?

    New drugs can cure hepatitis C, but their prohibitive cost makes them unavailable through Medicare and health-insurance plans.



     Andrew McCutchen follows through on his sixth-inning home run Monday night in the Pirates' 1-0 win against the Braves in Atlanta.

    Ron Cook: Andrew McCutchen still your Pirates, NL MVP

    Russell Martin and Josh Harrison have been remarkable, but Andrew McCutchen showed once again Monday night why he’s still this team’s best.



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     Early fans waving tickets at the Civic Arena on the day of the Beatles concert on Sept. 14, 1964.
    * The Beatles in the 'Burgh in 1964: Beatlemania in Pittsburgh

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    *The Digs: Explore Pittsburgh history in photos

    *Building The Tower at PNC Plaza: An inside look


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    The Post-Gazette has assembled a distinguished panel of experts to consider whether energy might be the 21st century equivalent of steel in the Pittsburgh region economy.

    Register here to attend the Sept. 23 event at the Heinz History Center, moderated by David Shribman, Post-Gazette executive editor.

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    University of Pittsburgh study says hepatitis C will be a rare disease by about 2036 and possibly sooner

    More screening and the availability of curative but expensive drugs ideally could make hepatitis C rare by 2026



    Health happenings for Tuesday, Sept. 23

    Life Service Providers is sponsoring a Senior Health and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon.


     

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    Pittsburgh park would honor Negro Leagues stars

    Josh Gibson Park would teach about the Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Crawfords and the Negro Leagues in Pittsburgh.



    Simon Despres shoots for bigger role on defense with Penguins

    If he plays well, Penguins defenseman Simon Despres should benefit from a fresh start with a new coaching staff.


     



    Startup taxi company targeting South Side draws protest

    Cindy’s Carriages, a two-car taxi company is trying to expand, but has had efforts blocked by Classy Cab and Yellow Cab protests.



    Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Turning it off, on may be what doctor ordered

    Also: An expensive slip of the tongue; it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Googlecast; and the founder speaks.


     



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    Obstacle course gives racers a sample of Navy SEAL training

    New intense BattleFrog obstacle courses give mud races a taste of Navy SEAL training.



    Steel Advice: Remember son, block out his callous widow

    Parents should ignore the accusations of their deceased son’s wife and seek comfort in his memory.


     



    Musical couple promise wild CD release party

    Phat Man Dee and Tommy Amoeba get their freak on with a pair of new albums and a release show Wednesday at Mr. Smalls.



    TV review: 'NCIS: New Orleans' follows formula

    CBS returns to the “NCIS” well for another spinoff, this one set in The Big Easy and starring an accent-challenged Scott Bakula.


     

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    A climate-change stopgap measure: trees

    Action on global warming is stymied, so let’s at least save the forests



    Better air: A consent order seeks to cut Clairton’s emissions

    That's fine, but the whole process should have been transparent to the public.


     


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