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 Mario Lemieux dons a Penguins sweater and stands with Penguins GM Eddie Johnston after signing a mulit-year contract with Pittsburgh June 19, 1984.
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Mario Lemieux dons a Penguins sweater and stands with Penguins GM Eddie Johnston after signing a mulit-year contract with Pittsburgh June 19, 1984.

Chapter 2 -- The evolution of Mario Lemieux: Learning a new city

During his early days in Pittsburgh, Mario Lemieux infused life into the Penguins franchise while forming a tight circle of trusted friends.


 Former Steeler Craig Wolfley, left, and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald serve the first meal of the day during the Light of Life Rescue Mission banquet.

Light of Life mission helps more than 1,000 for holiday

The mission on Pittsburgh’s North Side serves about 300 meals each day and provides various emergency and long-term services.



 Mathew Johnson, left, a junior at Carrick High School, discusses the meaning of a literary term with Dylan Lawther during AP English Language and Composition class, which is his first AP course.

Pittsburgh program pushes blacks to take advanced high school courses

Pittsburgh Public Schools and the College Board are working to increase minorities in advanced classes, where they are the smallest group.

  • AP student Mathew Johnson



  •  Carvis Fisher of the East End gets pumped for the arrival of customers at the 5 p.m. opening of Best Buy in Ross Township today.

    Holiday openings draw mixed reception at Pittsburgh-area retailers

    Thanksgiving took the early lead against Black Friday sales in Robinson.



     The Starbucks Advent calendar is a magnetic chalkboard with 25 reusable tins.

    Shop Holiday: Gift ideas for young professionals

    Here are a few gift suggestions for the young businessmen and businesswomen in your life.



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    Moving up: Chronically homeless man is off the streets

    Motivated by a teenage son and with help from Operation Safety Net, Louis Griggs has moved to permanent housing.



    Pittsburgh considers new email retention, archiving system

    The upgrade is expected to cost up to $210,000.


     

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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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    OPEC maintains output of oil

    The plunge in prices in recent months that has indicated the diminishing clout of the organization.



    New museum details battle following Gettysburg

    Few people had ever heard of the Battle of Monterey Pass, the second-biggest Civil War action fought in Pennsylvania. Volunteers in


     



    Retirement account owners decrease

    But the amount of assets in those accounts has been on an upward climb in the past decade.



    Defying the odds, one of the nation’s oldest menswear stores celebrates 150 years

    Weitzenkorn’s, now offering everything from black tie to beachwear, is celebrating its 150th anniversary, still standing after a shifting


     





    Tuned In: 'Grumpy Cat' movie feels like cheap rushed job

    Lifetime takes a break from woman-in-jeopardy drama for a comedic holiday film starring Grumpy Cat; “It Takes a Choir” re-re-rescheduled.



    Cybertainment: Fred Rogers Company starts good neighborhood website

    The Fred Rogers Company launches Won’t You Be My Neighbor site. YouTube will add Music Key music streaming service.


     

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    Kathleen Parker / Truth on Cosby

    By now, most Americans probably have formed an opinion about what comedian Bill Cosby.



    Still the Steel City: Pittsburgh’s corporate icon decides to stay home

    U.S. Steel announced it will build its new world headquarters across Centre Avenue in the lower Hill District from Consol Energy Center.


     

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