http://www.post-gazette.com Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:58:10 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 Renovation Inspiration Contest: A leap of faith in Bloomfield By Kevin Kirkland / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/life/homes/2015/04/18/Renovation-Inspiration-contest-Bloomfield-winner-small-residential/stories/201504190100 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:55:32 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/homes/2015/04/18/Renovation-Inspiration-contest-Bloomfield-winner-small-residential/stories/201504190100 As a Realtor and property owner, Ryan Edmondson recalls some rehab decisions that he's not proud of. "I could kill myself for some of the things I did," he said. As a Realtor and property owner, Ryan Edmondson recalls some rehab decisions that he's not proud of. "I could kill myself for some of the things I did," he said.

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Buying here: A landlord’s dream in Cheswick By Rosa Colucci / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/life/homes/2015/04/18/Buying-here-A-landlord-s-dream-in-Cheswick/stories/201504190154 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:29:48 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/homes/2015/04/18/Buying-here-A-landlord-s-dream-in-Cheswick/stories/201504190154 Kathleen Klobucher was looking for a duplex that she could live in forever when her real estate agent called her and said, “I found a great house for you. Meet me there right away.” Kathleen Klobucher was looking for a duplex that she could live in forever when her real estate agent called her and said, “I found a great house for you. Meet me there right away.”

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Bob Smizik: Pirates' starting pitching continues strong By Bob Smizik / Special to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/smizik-on-sports/2015/04/18/Bob-Smizik-43/stories/201504180128 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:30:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/smizik-on-sports/2015/04/18/Bob-Smizik-43/stories/201504180128 Ten random thoughts on the Pirates and on their 6-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers last night at PNC Park: Ten random thoughts on the Pirates and on their 6-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers last night at PNC Park:

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Shippers look to the rivers to move more freight By Jon Schmitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2015/04/18/Shippers-look-to-the-rivers-to-move-more-freight/stories/201504180021 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:39:27 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2015/04/18/Shippers-look-to-the-rivers-to-move-more-freight/stories/201504180021 With increasing volume on the nation’s freight railroad system and chronic congestion on highways, shippers are once again looking at rivers as possible relief valves. With increasing volume on the nation’s freight railroad system and chronic congestion on highways, shippers are once again looking at rivers as possible relief valves.

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Gene Colllier: When all else fails, put Crosby and Malkin together By Gene Collier / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/gene-collier/2015/04/18/When-all-else-fails-pit-Crosby-and-Malkin-together/stories/201504180070 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:14:24 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/gene-collier/2015/04/18/When-all-else-fails-pit-Crosby-and-Malkin-together/stories/201504180070 NEW YORK — Having canceled practice Friday for reasons that probably fit somewhere between needlessness and pointlessness, the Penguins made a handful of players available for a handful or questions from a handful of media at their Manhattan hotel, the location of which we were asked not to divulge. NEW YORK — Having canceled practice Friday for reasons that probably fit somewhere between needlessness and pointlessness, the Penguins made a handful of players available for a handful or questions from a handful of media at their Manhattan hotel, the location of which we were asked not to divulge.

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Penn Hills, Woodland Hills won’t take Wilkinsburg students By Mary Niederberger and Clarece Polke / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2015/04/18/Penn-Hills-Woodland-Hills-won-t-take-Wilkinsburg-students/stories/201504170117 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:40:54 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2015/04/18/Penn-Hills-Woodland-Hills-won-t-take-Wilkinsburg-students/stories/201504170117 Although no public discussions have taken place, officials from the Penn Hills and Woodland Hills school districts say their boards have rejected overtures from the Wilkinsburg School District to accept its approximately 200 students in grades 7-12 on a tuition basis. Although no public discussions have taken place, officials from the Penn Hills and Woodland Hills school districts say their boards have rejected overtures from the Wilkinsburg School District to accept its approximately 200 students in grades 7-12 on a tuition basis.

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Pet Tales: Battered women can bring their pets to Tarentum shelter By Linda Fuoco / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/pets/pet-tales/2015/04/18/Pet-Tales-Domestic-violence-HOPE-Center-Tarentum/stories/201504180010 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:42:45 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/pets/pet-tales/2015/04/18/Pet-Tales-Domestic-violence-HOPE-Center-Tarentum/stories/201504180010 When women flee from an abusive husband or a battering boyfriend, they can take their children with them to an emergency shelter. But they usually have to leave their dogs and cats behind. When women flee from an abusive husband or a battering boyfriend, they can take their children with them to an emergency shelter. But they usually have to leave their dogs and cats behind.

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Peduto says 'good enough' no longer acceptable standard for Pittsburgh development By Mark Belko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2015/04/18/Mayor-Bill-Peduto-good-enough-standards-Pittsburgh-development/stories/201504170312 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:46:32 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2015/04/18/Mayor-Bill-Peduto-good-enough-standards-Pittsburgh-development/stories/201504170312 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto today borrowed a campaign mantra — good enough is not good enough anymore — to signal it is a new day for development in the city. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto today borrowed a campaign mantra — good enough is not good enough anymore — to signal it is a new day for development in the city.

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Legislation tainted by Rep. Bill Shuster's relationship with airline lobbyist, critics say By Tracie Mauriello / Post-Gazette Washington Bureau http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2015/04/18/Critics-assail-Shuster-s-relationship-with-airline-lobbyist/stories/201504180069 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:13:23 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2015/04/18/Critics-assail-Shuster-s-relationship-with-airline-lobbyist/stories/201504180069 WASHINGTON — By day, U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster worked on a bill to overturn rules requiring airlines to include taxes and fees in advertised airfares. WASHINGTON — By day, U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster worked on a bill to overturn rules requiring airlines to include taxes and fees in advertised airfares.

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Pirates notebook: Chris Stewart returns to Pirates roster By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/04/18/BUCNOT0418/stories/201504180085 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:36:41 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/04/18/BUCNOT0418/stories/201504180085 The Pirates swapped catchers before a game Friday night against the Milwaukee Brewers, activating Chris Stewart from the 15-day disabled list and optioning Tony Sanchez to Class AAA Indianapolis. The Pirates swapped catchers before a game Friday night against the Milwaukee Brewers, activating Chris Stewart from the 15-day disabled list and optioning Tony Sanchez to Class AAA Indianapolis.

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Pitt's Blue-Gold game not short on intensity or bragging rights By Sam Werner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2015/04/18/Pitt-s-Blue-Gold-game-not-short-on-intensity-or-bragging-rights/stories/201504180074 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:57:45 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2015/04/18/Pitt-s-Blue-Gold-game-not-short-on-intensity-or-bragging-rights/stories/201504180074 As Pitt wrapped up its 14th practice of the spring Thursday afternoon, left tackle Adam Bisnowaty, the man usually tasked with protecting Chad Voytik’s blind side, had a message for his quarterback. As Pitt wrapped up its 14th practice of the spring Thursday afternoon, left tackle Adam Bisnowaty, the man usually tasked with protecting Chad Voytik’s blind side, had a message for his quarterback.

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Pinkerton Tunnel project and fundraising efforts underway By Larry Walsh / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/outdoors/2015/04/18/Pinkerrton-Tunnel-project-and-fund-raising-efforts-to-pay-for-it-are-works-in-progress/stories/201504180066 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:57:43 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/outdoors/2015/04/18/Pinkerrton-Tunnel-project-and-fund-raising-efforts-to-pay-for-it-are-works-in-progress/stories/201504180066 Work is progressing on the $2 million rehabilitation of the Pinkerton Tunnel, and so are fundraising efforts to pay for it. Work is progressing on the $2 million rehabilitation of the Pinkerton Tunnel, and so are fundraising efforts to pay for it.

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Man in the middle: Penn State's Nyeem Wartman aims to uphold Linebacker U legacy By Audrey Snyder / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/psu/2015/04/18/Man-in-the-middle-Penn-State-s-Nyeem-Wartman-aims-to-uphold-Linebacker-U-legacy/stories/201504180050 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:51:21 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/psu/2015/04/18/Man-in-the-middle-Penn-State-s-Nyeem-Wartman-aims-to-uphold-Linebacker-U-legacy/stories/201504180050 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Nyeem Wartman walks the halls of Penn State’s Lasch Football Building, thinking aloud about what’s ahead. Usually it’s a list of daily tasks including meetings, practice, class, film study and on this early April afternoon, it even includes a quick nap on a leather sofa in the players lounge. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Nyeem Wartman walks the halls of Penn State’s Lasch Football Building, thinking aloud about what’s ahead. Usually it’s a list of daily tasks including meetings, practice, class, film study and on this early April afternoon, it even includes a quick nap on a leather sofa in the players lounge.

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Penguins notebook: Fourth line gets first goal of playoffs as well as praise Jenn Menendez, Seth Rorabaugh and Dave Molinari http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2015/04/18/Fourth-line-gets-Penguins-first-goal-of-playoffs-as-well-as-praise/stories/201504180040 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:43:12 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2015/04/18/Fourth-line-gets-Penguins-first-goal-of-playoffs-as-well-as-praise/stories/201504180040 NEW YORK — The Penguins fourth line of Maxim Lapierre, Blake Comeau and Nick Spaling produced the club’s only goal Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series. NEW YORK — The Penguins fourth line of Maxim Lapierre, Blake Comeau and Nick Spaling produced the club’s only goal Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series.

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Saturday Diary: To the gentleman who offered me some skunk By James Hilston / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2015/04/18/Saturday-Diary-To-the-gentleman-who-offered-me-some-skunk/stories/201504180035 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:54:03 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2015/04/18/Saturday-Diary-To-the-gentleman-who-offered-me-some-skunk/stories/201504180035 The following diary entry is written in an epistolary manner, i.e., in the form of a letter. The following diary entry is written in an epistolary manner, i.e., in the form of a letter.

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School partnership creates a bond stronger than students’ disabilities By Eleanor Chute / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2015/04/18/Disabalities-don-t-get-in-the-way-when-school-kids-team-up/stories/201504170291 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:52:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2015/04/18/Disabalities-don-t-get-in-the-way-when-school-kids-team-up/stories/201504170291 Assumption School eighth-grader Emily Hunt worried that she might say the wrong thing when she and her classmates met students with complex disabilities from The Day School at the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. Assumption School eighth-grader Emily Hunt worried that she might say the wrong thing when she and her classmates met students with complex disabilities from The Day School at the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh.

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Endeka Entertainment seeks more time for Lawrence Downs racetrack casino plan By Bill Toland / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2015/04/18/Philadelphia-firm-seeks-more-time-for-racetrack-casino-plan/stories/201504180031 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:39:33 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2015/04/18/Philadelphia-firm-seeks-more-time-for-racetrack-casino-plan/stories/201504180031 Penn National Gaming has formally withdrawn its bid to build a racetrack casino in Lawrence County — but the Philadelphia investment group that absorbed the project three years ago says it just needs a little more time. Penn National Gaming has formally withdrawn its bid to build a racetrack casino in Lawrence County — but the Philadelphia investment group that absorbed the project three years ago says it just needs a little more time.

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That's a wrap for weatherman Dennis Bowman By Maria Sciullo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2015/04/18/Dennis-Bowman-KDKA-TV-meteorologist-career/stories/201504180014 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:41:50 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2015/04/18/Dennis-Bowman-KDKA-TV-meteorologist-career/stories/201504180014 After 43 years in the weather forecast biz, Dennis Bowman has one last prediction: possible showers Friday in the morning, with brightening in the afternoon. He might have added: chance of tears, 100 percent. After 43 years in the weather forecast biz, Dennis Bowman has one last prediction: possible showers Friday in the morning, with brightening in the afternoon. He might have added: chance of tears, 100 percent.

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Stage reviews: Humana Festival plays reflect news headlines By Mike Pearson / Block News Alliance http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2015/04/18/Humana-Festival-Lexington-Kentucky-plays-premieres/stories/201504150029 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:53:02 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2015/04/18/Humana-Festival-Lexington-Kentucky-plays-premieres/stories/201504150029 LOUISVILLE, Ky — At its best, contemporary theater cauterizes what's at the top of our Twitter feed: gay marriage, elderly parents slipping into dementia, how we mourn individual and collective loss. LOUISVILLE, Ky — At its best, contemporary theater cauterizes what's at the top of our Twitter feed: gay marriage, elderly parents slipping into dementia, how we mourn individual and collective loss.

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Pirates' offense awakens as Pittsburgh beats Milwaukee, 6-3 By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/04/17/Pirates-offense-awakens-as-Pittsburgh-beats-Milwaukee-6-3/stories/201504170324 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:11:20 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/04/17/Pirates-offense-awakens-as-Pittsburgh-beats-Milwaukee-6-3/stories/201504170324 Hits were scarce for the Pirates in their previous two games. Friday night, they got plenty, including contributions from some of the hitters who had been struggling. Hits were scarce for the Pirates in their previous two games. Friday night, they got plenty, including contributions from some of the hitters who had been struggling.

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