http://www.post-gazette.com Sat, 01 Aug 2015 20:07:28 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 Why Polish Hill, Beltzhoover and others no longer eligible for community development grants? By Diana Nelson Jones / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/2015/08/01/HUD-income-gathering-method-could-spell-doom-for-some-community-groups/stories/201507310162 Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/2015/08/01/HUD-income-gathering-method-could-spell-doom-for-some-community-groups/stories/201507310162 The Polish Hill Civic Association will shutter its office as of Aug. 15, and neighborhood organizations in several other city neighborhoods will lose funding as a result of a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development update of census income data. The Polish Hill Civic Association will shutter its office as of Aug. 15, and neighborhood organizations in several other city neighborhoods will lose funding as a result of a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development update of census income data.

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Riverhounds goalkeeper keeps the faith By Megan Ryan / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/soccer/2015/08/01/Riverhounds-goalkeeper-keeps-the-faith/stories/201508010021 Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/soccer/2015/08/01/Riverhounds-goalkeeper-keeps-the-faith/stories/201508010021 Ryan Thompson is a bit like a human Weeble. Ryan Thompson is a bit like a human Weeble.

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Pirates notebook: Newcomer Soria will work as setup man By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/08/01/Soria-will-work-as-setup-man-in-Pirates-bullpen/stories/201508010065 Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/08/01/Soria-will-work-as-setup-man-in-Pirates-bullpen/stories/201508010065 CINCINNATI — At 3:52 p.m. Friday, eight minutes before the non-waiver trade deadline, reliever Joakim Soria, perhaps the Pirates’ top deadline acquisition, strolled into the visitors clubhouse at Great American Ball Park, luggage in tow. CINCINNATI — At 3:52 p.m. Friday, eight minutes before the non-waiver trade deadline, reliever Joakim Soria, perhaps the Pirates’ top deadline acquisition, strolled into the visitors clubhouse at Great American Ball Park, luggage in tow.

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UpPrize awards for-profit companies in Pittsburgh By Joyce Gannon / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2015/08/01/UpPrize-awards-for-profit-companies-in-Pittsburgh/stories/201508010053 Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2015/08/01/UpPrize-awards-for-profit-companies-in-Pittsburgh/stories/201508010053 Four years ago, Chris Maury learned he had an incurable genetic disease, Stargardt’s, that would likely rob him of his eyesight over the next decade. Four years ago, Chris Maury learned he had an incurable genetic disease, Stargardt’s, that would likely rob him of his eyesight over the next decade.

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Coal's woes have upside for FirstEnergy By Anya Litvak / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/companies/2015/08/01/Coal-s-woes-have-upside-for-FirstEnergy/stories/201508010043 Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/companies/2015/08/01/Coal-s-woes-have-upside-for-FirstEnergy/stories/201508010043 If there’s an industry under more pressure than unregulated power plants, it’s the coal companies that supply them, said Chuck Jones, CEO of Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp., which has capitalized on coal’s troubles to the tune of $75 million. If there’s an industry under more pressure than unregulated power plants, it’s the coal companies that supply them, said Chuck Jones, CEO of Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp., which has capitalized on coal’s troubles to the tune of $75 million.

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Richard E. Fuhrer / Insurance exec’s other passion was golf By Gerry Dulac / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2015/08/01/Richard-E-Fuhrer-Insurance-exec-s-other-passion-was-golf/stories/201508010038 Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2015/08/01/Richard-E-Fuhrer-Insurance-exec-s-other-passion-was-golf/stories/201508010038 Oakmont Country Club was still feeling the embarrassing sting of Johnny Miller’s record-setting final-round 63 in 1973 when the U.S. Open returned to the club 10 years later. Oakmont Country Club was still feeling the embarrassing sting of Johnny Miller’s record-setting final-round 63 in 1973 when the U.S. Open returned to the club 10 years later.

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Kickoff return unit a point of emphasis for Steelers in training camp By Ray Fititpaldo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2015/08/01/Awful-kickoff-return-unit-a-point-of-emphasis-in-training-camp/stories/201508010034 Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2015/08/01/Awful-kickoff-return-unit-a-point-of-emphasis-in-training-camp/stories/201508010034 “I’m ready to see Dri Archer do something. I’m excited for him. We need to go past the 15 on kickoff returns. That would be awesome.”  “I’m ready to see Dri Archer do something. I’m excited for him. We need to go past the 15 on kickoff returns. That would be awesome.” 

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Stylebook: ModCloth launches in-house label and opens a store By Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/life/fashion/2015/08/01/Stylebook-ModCloth-Larrimor-s-Glitter-and-Grit-Terry-Jolo-Brand-Nineteenth-Amendment/stories/201508030009 Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/fashion/2015/08/01/Stylebook-ModCloth-Larrimor-s-Glitter-and-Grit-Terry-Jolo-Brand-Nineteenth-Amendment/stories/201508030009 Pittsburgh-based ModCloth is making moves to not only curate fashionable clothes for a range of body types but also to make them. Pittsburgh-based ModCloth is making moves to not only curate fashionable clothes for a range of body types but also to make them.

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Buying Here: Nearly century-old house in Edgewood is colorful, comfortable By Rosa Colucci / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/life/homes/2015/08/01/Buying-Here-Nearly-century-old-house-in-Edgewood-is-colorful-comfortable/stories/201508020093 Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/homes/2015/08/01/Buying-Here-Nearly-century-old-house-in-Edgewood-is-colorful-comfortable/stories/201508020093 When Christine Nelson moved to Pittsburgh in 2013, she didn't think her stay in 115 W. Hutchinson St., Edgewood, would be so brief. When Christine Nelson moved to Pittsburgh in 2013, she didn't think her stay in 115 W. Hutchinson St., Edgewood, would be so brief.

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Pittsburgh reaction on Scouts’ gay policy mixed By Luke Nozicka / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/08/01/Reaction-mixed-on-Scouts-gay-policy/stories/201507280029 Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/08/01/Reaction-mixed-on-Scouts-gay-policy/stories/201507280029 The Boy Scouts’ decision to end its ban on gay Scout leaders was characterized by one local advocate as a “monumental step back” because it still allows for discrimination, but others said they were heartened by the push for equality. The Boy Scouts’ decision to end its ban on gay Scout leaders was characterized by one local advocate as a “monumental step back” because it still allows for discrimination, but others said they were heartened by the push for equality.

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Pet Points: Summer is prime season for fleas, so protect your pets By Lawrence Gerson V.M.D. http://www.post-gazette.com/pets/pet-points/2015/08/01/Pet-Points-Summer-is-prime-season-for-fleas/stories/201507250020 Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/pets/pet-points/2015/08/01/Pet-Points-Summer-is-prime-season-for-fleas/stories/201507250020 “Summer time and the livin’ is easy” are lyrics from an old George Gershwin song. But in today’s complex world, things are a bit different. Fleas continue to survive and thrive. All they need to do is find an unprotected dog or cat, and fleas are on easy street. With a food source of blood and some romance with another flea, life is jumping. “Summer time and the livin’ is easy” are lyrics from an old George Gershwin song. But in today’s complex world, things are a bit different. Fleas continue to survive and thrive. All they need to do is find an unprotected dog or cat, and fleas are on easy street. With a food source of blood and some romance with another flea, life is jumping.

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Starling Marte saves the night in 5-4 win against Reds By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/07/31/Starling-Marte-saves-the-night-in-5-4-win-against-Reds/stories/201507310346 Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:34:18 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/07/31/Starling-Marte-saves-the-night-in-5-4-win-against-Reds/stories/201507310346 CINCINNATI — Mark Melancon blows a save about once in a blue moon, and Starling Marte made two spectacular plays to ensure it didn’t happen Friday night. CINCINNATI — Mark Melancon blows a save about once in a blue moon, and Starling Marte made two spectacular plays to ensure it didn’t happen Friday night.

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Producers aim for slow burn in ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ By Rob Owen / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2015/07/31/Producers-aim-for-slow-burn-in-Fear-The-Walking-Dead/stories/201507310343 Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:03:54 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2015/07/31/Producers-aim-for-slow-burn-in-Fear-The-Walking-Dead/stories/201507310343 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” (9 p.m. Aug. 23), a prequel companion series to the network’s hit “The Walking Dead,” goes back in time to the start of the zombie apocalypse. Just don’t expect to learn its cause. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” (9 p.m. Aug. 23), a prequel companion series to the network’s hit “The Walking Dead,” goes back in time to the start of the zombie apocalypse. Just don’t expect to learn its cause.

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Injury to Burnett forced the Pirates' hand to add pitcher By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/07/31/Pittsburgh-Pirates-add-J-A-Happ-Michael-Morse-at-trade-deadline/stories/201507310326 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:39:26 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/07/31/Pittsburgh-Pirates-add-J-A-Happ-Michael-Morse-at-trade-deadline/stories/201507310326 CINCINNATI — Before the non-waiver trade deadline Friday, the Pirates traded for as many players as they had at the previous three deadlines combined. CINCINNATI — Before the non-waiver trade deadline Friday, the Pirates traded for as many players as they had at the previous three deadlines combined.

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GOP candidates who solicited from Donald Trump now reluctantly criticize him By Rich Lord / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2015/07/31/Republican-candidates-who-solicited-from-Donald-Trump-now-reluctantly-criticize-him/stories/201507310322 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:31:19 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2015/07/31/Republican-candidates-who-solicited-from-Donald-Trump-now-reluctantly-criticize-him/stories/201507310322 Republican rivals are trying desperately to dent Donald Trump, as he leads in polls, dominates media coverage and builds a campaign organization using his personal wealth. But not long ago, they came to him with hats in hand. Republican rivals are trying desperately to dent Donald Trump, as he leads in polls, dominates media coverage and builds a campaign organization using his personal wealth. But not long ago, they came to him with hats in hand.

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Officer, assistant DA posed on Facebook with gun evidence By Lexi Belculfine / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/07/31/Pittsburgh-police-officer-assistant-district-attorney-pose-with-guns-in-Facebook-posting/stories/201507310305 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:16:08 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/07/31/Pittsburgh-police-officer-assistant-district-attorney-pose-with-guns-in-Facebook-posting/stories/201507310305 An Allegheny County assistant district attorney and a uniformed Pittsburgh police officer posed, smiling and toting large guns that were evidence in a case they worked on together, in a Facebook photo with the caption, “You should take the plea.” An Allegheny County assistant district attorney and a uniformed Pittsburgh police officer posed, smiling and toting large guns that were evidence in a case they worked on together, in a Facebook photo with the caption, “You should take the plea.”

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Falling (and riding) in love with Kennywood By Amy Brooks, Valcy Etienne, Jewell Porter, Katerina Sarandou and Anicka Slachta / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/life/recreation/2015/07/31/Falling-and-riding-in-love-with-Pittsburgh-s-Kennywood/stories/201507310298 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/recreation/2015/07/31/Falling-and-riding-in-love-with-Pittsburgh-s-Kennywood/stories/201507310298 Since 1899, Pittsburghers have known the joys of Kennywood. But what do out-of-town visitors think of this trolley park turned amusement park? Since 1899, Pittsburghers have known the joys of Kennywood. But what do out-of-town visitors think of this trolley park turned amusement park?

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Ex-Allegheny County councilman McCullough found guilty in theft case By Lexi Belculfine / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2015/07/31/Ex-Allegheny-County-councilman-McCullough-found-guilty-of-some-charges-in-theft-case/stories/201507310288 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:17:49 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2015/07/31/Ex-Allegheny-County-councilman-McCullough-found-guilty-of-some-charges-in-theft-case/stories/201507310288 Charles P. McCullough, a former Allegheny County councilman and solicitor, was found guilty Friday of illegally cutting checks on behalf of an elderly widow to local Republican candidates and to a charity his wife ran. Charles P. McCullough, a former Allegheny County councilman and solicitor, was found guilty Friday of illegally cutting checks on behalf of an elderly widow to local Republican candidates and to a charity his wife ran.

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Armstrong fugitive with no history of violent behavior charged with killing woman By Jonathan D. Silver and Dan Majors / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2015/07/31/Escaped-Armstrong-County-inmate-captured-pittsburgh/stories/201507310282 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:55:57 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2015/07/31/Escaped-Armstrong-County-inmate-captured-pittsburgh/stories/201507310282 Robert Crissman Jr. was a junkie and high school graduate who ripped off his relatives in Armstrong County, stealing scrap metal from an aunt, lifting cash from an employer’s safe and filching costume jewelry from his mother to support his heroin habit. Robert Crissman Jr. was a junkie and high school graduate who ripped off his relatives in Armstrong County, stealing scrap metal from an aunt, lifting cash from an employer’s safe and filching costume jewelry from his mother to support his heroin habit.

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Buddy Guy’s foul language makes festival official blue By Scott Mervis / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2015/07/31/Blues-Festival-organizer-apologizes-for-Buddy-Guy-s-language-pittsburgh/stories/201507310280 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:34:23 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2015/07/31/Blues-Festival-organizer-apologizes-for-Buddy-Guy-s-language-pittsburgh/stories/201507310280 Buddy Guy might be the last living blues legend, but that doesn’t give him license to curse in front of kids, according to the man who booked him here last weekend. Buddy Guy might be the last living blues legend, but that doesn’t give him license to curse in front of kids, according to the man who booked him here last weekend.

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