http://www.post-gazette.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:33:05 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 Pirates use the long ball to thump Red Sox, 9-1 http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2014/09/17/Pirates-use-the-long-ball-to-thump-Red-Sox-9-1/stories/201409170216 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:27:10 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2014/09/17/Pirates-use-the-long-ball-to-thump-Red-Sox-9-1/stories/201409170216 By the sixth inning, the reserves began to enter, spelling the starters as if it were a spring-training game. Nine runs through five innings will do that. For the second game in a row, the Pirates drove the ball out of the park, this time beating the Boston Red Sox, 9-1, Wednesday night at PNC Park. By the sixth inning, the reserves began to enter, spelling the starters as if it were a spring-training game. Nine runs through five innings will do that. For the second game in a row, the Pirates drove the ball out of the park, this time beating the Boston Red Sox, 9-1, Wednesday night at PNC Park.

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Conservator's filing asks court to stay proposed sheriff sale of August Wilson Center http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/09/17/Conservator-asks-court-stay-sheriff-sale-August-Wilson-Center/stories/201409170192 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:40:42 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/09/17/Conservator-asks-court-stay-sheriff-sale-August-Wilson-Center/stories/201409170192 A court-appointed conservator won’t give up the August Wilson Center for African American Culture without a fight. A court-appointed conservator won’t give up the August Wilson Center for African American Culture without a fight.

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Pa. residents on edge as manhunt continues for 'survivalist' who killed trooper http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2014/09/17/Pennsylvania-residents-on-edge-as-manhunt-continues-for-survivalist-who-killed-trooper/stories/201409170180 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:37:27 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2014/09/17/Pennsylvania-residents-on-edge-as-manhunt-continues-for-survivalist-who-killed-trooper/stories/201409170180 BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. — Eric M. Frein, the marksman suspected of gunning down a state trooper last week, most likely remains in northeast Pennsylvania, officials said Wednesday. BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. — Eric M. Frein, the marksman suspected of gunning down a state trooper last week, most likely remains in northeast Pennsylvania, officials said Wednesday.

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Bob Smizik: Morton gamble pays off http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/smizik-on-sports/2014/09/17/Bob-Smizik-Morton-gamble-pays-off/stories/201409170149 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:30:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/smizik-on-sports/2014/09/17/Bob-Smizik-Morton-gamble-pays-off/stories/201409170149 The Pirates much second-guessed decision to not only bring Charlie Morton off the disabled list to start against the Boston Red Sox but to start him on what would normally be Francisco Liriano’s turn to pitch was proven at least half-right last night. The Pirates much second-guessed decision to not only bring Charlie Morton off the disabled list to start against the Boston Red Sox but to start him on what would normally be Francisco Liriano’s turn to pitch was proven at least half-right last night.

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Gene Collier: Pirates goofy night kicks off wild final push http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/gene-collier/2014/09/17/Goofy-night-kicks-off-wild-final-push/stories/201409170145 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:50:38 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/gene-collier/2014/09/17/Goofy-night-kicks-off-wild-final-push/stories/201409170145 The next time the Pirates get a day off, they'll know definitively whether they've qualified for baseball's electric postseason or merely for the grim deep freeze of its offseason, so you might say that what happens between here and Sept. 29 has the look of real significance. The next time the Pirates get a day off, they'll know definitively whether they've qualified for baseball's electric postseason or merely for the grim deep freeze of its offseason, so you might say that what happens between here and Sept. 29 has the look of real significance.

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On The Steelers: Sacks continue to plague right tackle Marcus Gilbert http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2014/09/17/On-The-Steelers-Sacks-continue-to-plague-right-tackle/stories/201409170106 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:01:16 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2014/09/17/On-The-Steelers-Sacks-continue-to-plague-right-tackle/stories/201409170106 You play all 132 of your team’s offensive snaps in two pro football games, including penalties, you are bound to make a few mistakes. You play all 132 of your team’s offensive snaps in two pro football games, including penalties, you are bound to make a few mistakes.

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National poverty rate continues slow fall http://www.post-gazette.com/business/2014/09/17/National-poverty-rate-continues-slow-fall/stories/201409170050 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:46:19 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/2014/09/17/National-poverty-rate-continues-slow-fall/stories/201409170050 The national poverty rate fell in 2013, a sign that the U.S. economy is continuing its slow improvement, according to figures released by the U.S. Census on Tuesday. The national poverty rate fell in 2013, a sign that the U.S. economy is continuing its slow improvement, according to figures released by the U.S. Census on Tuesday.

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Heinz production returning to Pittsburgh, with baby food http://www.post-gazette.com/business/2014/09/17/Heinz-production-returns-to-Pittsburgh/stories/201409160068 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:22:19 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/2014/09/17/Heinz-production-returns-to-Pittsburgh/stories/201409160068 H.J. Heinz Co. product is being made in Pittsburgh again. H.J. Heinz Co. product is being made in Pittsburgh again.

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Pittsburgh City Council aide recognized for efforts against domestic violence http://www.post-gazette.com/business/2014/09/17/Pittsburgh-City-Council-aide-awarded-for-efforts-against-domestic-violence/stories/201409170015 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:27:35 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/2014/09/17/Pittsburgh-City-Council-aide-awarded-for-efforts-against-domestic-violence/stories/201409170015 Any employer that thinks violence in employees’ families will not affect the workplace need look no further than the National Football League. Any employer that thinks violence in employees’ families will not affect the workplace need look no further than the National Football League.

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Hill District residents give feedback on redevelopment of former Civic Arena site http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/09/17/Hill-District-residents-give-feedback-on-redevelopment-of-former-Civic-Arena-site/stories/201409170112 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:46:29 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/09/17/Hill-District-residents-give-feedback-on-redevelopment-of-former-Civic-Arena-site/stories/201409170112 Hill District residents and community leaders gathered Tuesday night to provide feedback on the growth of their neighborhood a week after an agreement was reached about the redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site in the Lower Hill District. Hill District residents and community leaders gathered Tuesday night to provide feedback on the growth of their neighborhood a week after an agreement was reached about the redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site in the Lower Hill District.

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Traveling memorial to 23 Marines: 'It's a powerful thing' http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/09/17/Traveling-memorial-to-23-Marines-comes-to-Oakdale/stories/201409170022 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:00:50 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/09/17/Traveling-memorial-to-23-Marines-comes-to-Oakdale/stories/201409170022 They stare out from the canvas, smiling, the United States Marines with the desert sky in the background. Twenty-three life-size portraits of soldiers on eight panels, standing relaxed with their equipment. All from Lima Company, deployed to Iraq in 2005. They stare out from the canvas, smiling, the United States Marines with the desert sky in the background. Twenty-three life-size portraits of soldiers on eight panels, standing relaxed with their equipment. All from Lima Company, deployed to Iraq in 2005.

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Pittsburgh may seek to keep Strip District produce terminal http://www.post-gazette.com/business/2014/09/17/Pittsburgh-may-seek-to-keep-Strip-District-produce-terminal/stories/201409170059 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:36:20 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/2014/09/17/Pittsburgh-may-seek-to-keep-Strip-District-produce-terminal/stories/201409170059 The city may seek to retain ownership of the Strip District produce terminal in the negotiations over its proposed redevelopment. The city may seek to retain ownership of the Strip District produce terminal in the negotiations over its proposed redevelopment.

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Pittsburgh poet Terrance Hayes named MacArthur Fellow http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/books/2014/09/17/Pittsburgh-poet-Terrance-Hayes-receives-MacArthur-Fellowship/stories/201409160163 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:58:50 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/books/2014/09/17/Pittsburgh-poet-Terrance-Hayes-receives-MacArthur-Fellowship/stories/201409160163 Terrance Hayes, a nationally renowned poet and a University of Pittsburgh writing professor, was in a Highland Park coffee shop a little more than a week ago when he got the call of a lifetime. Terrance Hayes, a nationally renowned poet and a University of Pittsburgh writing professor, was in a Highland Park coffee shop a little more than a week ago when he got the call of a lifetime.

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Wilkinsburg School District plans to fire human resources director http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2014/09/17/Wilkinsburg-School-District-plans-to-fire-human-resources-director/stories/201409170111 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:41:25 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2014/09/17/Wilkinsburg-School-District-plans-to-fire-human-resources-director/stories/201409170111 Wilkinsburg School District directors announced at Tuesday night’s workshop session plans to fire district human resources director Andrea Williams. Wilkinsburg School District directors announced at Tuesday night’s workshop session plans to fire district human resources director Andrea Williams.

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Consultant raps city on payroll audit data http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/09/17/Consultant-says-city-failing-to-provide-information-on-payroll-audit/stories/201409170065 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:14:30 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/09/17/Consultant-says-city-failing-to-provide-information-on-payroll-audit/stories/201409170065 A consultant for Pittsburgh’s state-appointed financial oversight body said Tuesday that the city has failed to provide information his firm needs to complete an audit of the city’s payroll system. A consultant for Pittsburgh’s state-appointed financial oversight body said Tuesday that the city has failed to provide information his firm needs to complete an audit of the city’s payroll system.

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VFW marks 100th birthday at Pitt http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/09/17/VFW-marks-100th-birthday-at-Pitt/stories/201409170064 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:01:31 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/09/17/VFW-marks-100th-birthday-at-Pitt/stories/201409170064 Bob Perris came to Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood for the centennial celebration of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to honor his father and grandfather. Bob Perris came to Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood for the centennial celebration of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to honor his father and grandfather.

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Civil rights group pressures DA not to retry Leon Ford case http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/09/17/Civil-rights-group/stories/201409170060 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:38:51 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/09/17/Civil-rights-group/stories/201409170060 Within hours of the partial verdict in the Leon Ford case, civil rights activists in Pittsburgh began lobbying the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office to not retry the remaining five counts of the case. Within hours of the partial verdict in the Leon Ford case, civil rights activists in Pittsburgh began lobbying the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office to not retry the remaining five counts of the case.

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Obituary: Richard Leo Welsh / A “giant” in the field of vision services http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2014/09/17/Obituary-Richard-Leo-Welsh-A-giant-in-the-field-of-vision-services/stories/201409170056 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:27:36 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2014/09/17/Obituary-Richard-Leo-Welsh-A-giant-in-the-field-of-vision-services/stories/201409170056 Not long after receiving a terminal diagnosis of late-stage kidney cancer, Franklin Park resident Richard L. Welsh decided in 2003 to step down from running Pittsburgh Vision Services and focus on dealing with what became an ongoing series of medical crises. Not long after receiving a terminal diagnosis of late-stage kidney cancer, Franklin Park resident Richard L. Welsh decided in 2003 to step down from running Pittsburgh Vision Services and focus on dealing with what became an ongoing series of medical crises.

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Reg Henry: Politics, football both throw us for a loss http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/reg-henry/2014/09/17/Reg-Henry-Politics-football-both-throw-us-for-a-loss/stories/201409170054 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:23:53 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/reg-henry/2014/09/17/Reg-Henry-Politics-football-both-throw-us-for-a-loss/stories/201409170054 The expression “political football” — as in the sad sentence, “The right to vote in this country has become a political football” — brings together two pastimes that seem naturally separate but are weirdly related: politics and football. The expression “political football” — as in the sad sentence, “The right to vote in this country has become a political football” — brings together two pastimes that seem naturally separate but are weirdly related: politics and football.

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Dispute over Tomalis emails may not be resolved soon http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2014/09/17/Dispute-over-Tomalis-emails-may-not-be-resolved-soon/stories/201409170048 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:32:34 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2014/09/17/Dispute-over-Tomalis-emails-may-not-be-resolved-soon/stories/201409170048 Emails and other records from former state Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis, which may shed light on Penn State’s investigation of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, are not likely to be released any time soon. Emails and other records from former state Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis, which may shed light on Penn State’s investigation of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, are not likely to be released any time soon.

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