http://www.post-gazette.com Sun, 24 May 2015 02:52:43 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 Pirates light up Mets' ace Harvey in 8-2 win By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/05/23/Pirates-light-up-Mets-ace-Harvey-in-8-2-win/stories/201505230157 Sat, 23 May 2015 22:54:48 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/05/23/Pirates-light-up-Mets-ace-Harvey-in-8-2-win/stories/201505230157 A.J. Burnett is sticking to his story. This, he says, will be his last season in the majors. If so, Burnett is scripting a phenomenal farewell with the Pirates. A.J. Burnett is sticking to his story. This, he says, will be his last season in the majors. If so, Burnett is scripting a phenomenal farewell with the Pirates.

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Pittsburgh teacher stands alone by refusing to give tests By Eleanor Chute / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2015/05/23/Pittsburgh-teacher-stands-alone-by-refusing-to-give-tests/stories/201505250003 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2015/05/23/Pittsburgh-teacher-stands-alone-by-refusing-to-give-tests/stories/201505250003 As the state mandatory testing season winds down, the number of students opting out of taking the Pennsylvania System of State Assessment tests in Pittsburgh Public Schools stands at 40. As the state mandatory testing season winds down, the number of students opting out of taking the Pennsylvania System of State Assessment tests in Pittsburgh Public Schools stands at 40.

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Let's eat: Pan-Seared Corn and Quinoa Salad By Gretchen McKay / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2015/05/23/Let-s-eat-Pan-Seared-Corn-and-Quinoa-Salad/stories/201505230007 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2015/05/23/Let-s-eat-Pan-Seared-Corn-and-Quinoa-Salad/stories/201505230007 Pan-Seared Corn and Quinoa Salad Pan-Seared Corn and Quinoa Salad

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Buying Here: Crafton By Rosa Colucci / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/life/homes/2015/05/23/114-year-old-home-in-Crafton-offers-convenient-location-Hideaway-in-Mt-Lebanon/stories/201505240102 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/homes/2015/05/23/114-year-old-home-in-Crafton-offers-convenient-location-Hideaway-in-Mt-Lebanon/stories/201505240102 Bill Boruff and his wife, Patricia Cooper, found not only the perfect home but their perfect community when they moved to Crafton in May 2002. Bill Boruff and his wife, Patricia Cooper, found not only the perfect home but their perfect community when they moved to Crafton in May 2002.

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Mt. Lebanon couple create calm refuge away from kids By Kevin Kirkland / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/life/homes/2015/05/23/Renovation-Inspiration-Contest-Mt-Lebanon-couple-creates-calm-refuge-away-from-kids/stories/201505240099 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/homes/2015/05/23/Renovation-Inspiration-Contest-Mt-Lebanon-couple-creates-calm-refuge-away-from-kids/stories/201505240099 Jeff Young is a commercial architect who finds beauty in utilitarian objects. Four antique levels, one used to build barns, are displayed in his Mt. Lebanon home. Jeff Young is a commercial architect who finds beauty in utilitarian objects. Four antique levels, one used to build barns, are displayed in his Mt. Lebanon home.

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LaCrosse: Mt. Lebanon prevails in double overtime By Megan Ryan / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/hsother/2015/05/23/Mt-Lebanon-wins-in-double-over-time/stories/201505230111 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/hsother/2015/05/23/Mt-Lebanon-wins-in-double-over-time/stories/201505230111 Mt. Lebanon had been on a nice little streak. Every other year, the Blue Devils win a WPIAL championship – 2009, 2011, 2013. Mt. Lebanon had been on a nice little streak. Every other year, the Blue Devils win a WPIAL championship – 2009, 2011, 2013.

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Connellsville's Wiltrout obliterates girls' PIAA javelin record, then gets hurt By Mike White / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/highschool/2015/05/23/Connellsville-s-Wiltrout-obliterates-girls-PIAA-javelin-record-then-gets-hurt/stories/201505230090 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/highschool/2015/05/23/Connellsville-s-Wiltrout-obliterates-girls-PIAA-javelin-record-then-gets-hurt/stories/201505230090 SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Madison Wiltrout had a second PIAA javelin championship in hand, smashing a meet record in the process. But she was in tears. SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Madison Wiltrout had a second PIAA javelin championship in hand, smashing a meet record in the process. But she was in tears.

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Pittsburgh has dim view of ads on sign above Point By Robert Zullo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/05/23/Pittsburgh-has-dim-view-of-ads-on-sign-above-Point/stories/201505230071 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/05/23/Pittsburgh-has-dim-view-of-ads-on-sign-above-Point/stories/201505230071 Picture this scrolling hundreds of feet above the iconic confluence of Pittsburgh’s three rivers: “Chipped ham, $1.39 a pound.” Picture this scrolling hundreds of feet above the iconic confluence of Pittsburgh’s three rivers: “Chipped ham, $1.39 a pound.”

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Biking: Ride and bike with a scenic railroad pass By Larry Walsh / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/outdoors/2015/05/23/Biking-ride-and-bike-with-scenic-railroad-and-Eat-Play-Ride-holds-fundraiser/stories/201505230065 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/outdoors/2015/05/23/Biking-ride-and-bike-with-scenic-railroad-and-Eat-Play-Ride-holds-fundraiser/stories/201505230065 Rail, then trail. Rail, then trail.

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U.S. courthouse to be named for Judge Weis By Tracie Mauriello / Post-Gazette Washington Bureau http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/05/23/U-S-courthouse-to-be-named-for-Judge-Weis/stories/201505220285 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/05/23/U-S-courthouse-to-be-named-for-Judge-Weis/stories/201505220285 The U.S. courthouse on Grant Street is getting a new name. The U.S. courthouse on Grant Street is getting a new name.

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Pirates notebook: Morton will return to the Pirates starting rotation By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/05/23/Pitcher-Charlie-Morton-will-return-Monday-to-the-Pirates-starting-rotation/stories/201505230064 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/05/23/Pitcher-Charlie-Morton-will-return-Monday-to-the-Pirates-starting-rotation/stories/201505230064 Right-hander Charlie Morton will return to the Pirates rotation Monday night in a home game against the Miami Marlins, manager Clint Hurdle revealed Friday. Right-hander Charlie Morton will return to the Pirates rotation Monday night in a home game against the Miami Marlins, manager Clint Hurdle revealed Friday.

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WPIAL players dominate on first day of PIAA tennis From local dispatches http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/highschool/2015/05/23/WPIAL-players-dominate-on-first-day/stories/201505230060 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/highschool/2015/05/23/WPIAL-players-dominate-on-first-day/stories/201505230060 Even with a new partner, North Allegheny junior Jared Isaacs could still defend his PIAA Class AAA doubles title. Even with a new partner, North Allegheny junior Jared Isaacs could still defend his PIAA Class AAA doubles title.

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Hampton goes on scoring run for Division II lacrosse title By Joe Koch / Tri-State Sports & News Service http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/highschool/2015/05/23/Hampton-goes-on-scoring-run-for-title-15-12/stories/201505230059 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/highschool/2015/05/23/Hampton-goes-on-scoring-run-for-title-15-12/stories/201505230059 Senior leadership was a big reason why Hampton had such a successful season en route to the WPIAL Division II boys lacrosse championship Friday night at Highmark Stadium. Senior leadership was a big reason why Hampton had such a successful season en route to the WPIAL Division II boys lacrosse championship Friday night at Highmark Stadium.

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Plum teachers investigation kept private By Lexi Belculfine / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2015/05/23/Judge-denies-WPXI-s-request-to-Plum-documents/stories/201505230049 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2015/05/23/Judge-denies-WPXI-s-request-to-Plum-documents/stories/201505230049 An Allegheny County Common Pleas judge refused Friday to turn over documents related to search warrants executed this week at Plum High School. An Allegheny County Common Pleas judge refused Friday to turn over documents related to search warrants executed this week at Plum High School.

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Pa. considering photo-enforcement system to catch work zone speeders By Jon Schmitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2015/05/23/Pa-considering-photo-enforcement-system-to-catch-work-zone-speeders/stories/201505230021 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2015/05/23/Pa-considering-photo-enforcement-system-to-catch-work-zone-speeders/stories/201505230021 In Maryland last year, more than 450,000 motorists were caught on camera while speeding in construction zones, and each received a citation carrying a $40 fine. In Maryland last year, more than 450,000 motorists were caught on camera while speeding in construction zones, and each received a citation carrying a $40 fine.

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Crafts, tours bring history up close at Old Economy Village By Kevin Kirkland / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/life/lifestyle/2015/05/23/Crafts-tours-bring-history-up-close-at-Old-Economy-Village/stories/201505230020 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/lifestyle/2015/05/23/Crafts-tours-bring-history-up-close-at-Old-Economy-Village/stories/201505230020 What do you get a fellow woodcarver who has everything he needs and nothing of his own? What do you get a fellow woodcarver who has everything he needs and nothing of his own?

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Jazz Orchestra seeking students for training programs By Elizabeth Bloom / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2015/05/23/Pittsburgh-Jazz-Orchestra-students-training-programs-Duquesne-University-PJO-Youth-Orchestra/stories/201505250013 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2015/05/23/Pittsburgh-Jazz-Orchestra-students-training-programs-Duquesne-University-PJO-Youth-Orchestra/stories/201505250013 Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra and City Music Center of Duquesne University are registering students for two new training programs, including one that aims to extend low-cost music education to dozens of young children living in Pittsburgh’s subsidized housing and surrounding communities. Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra and City Music Center of Duquesne University are registering students for two new training programs, including one that aims to extend low-cost music education to dozens of young children living in Pittsburgh’s subsidized housing and surrounding communities.

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Reality check: 'MasterChef' bypasses Penn Hills teacher By Maria Sciullo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2015/05/23/Reality-check-Penn-Hills-teacher-MasterChef-48-hours-monaca-Catherine-Janet-Walsh-The-Briefcase-CBS/stories/201505230012 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2015/05/23/Reality-check-Penn-Hills-teacher-MasterChef-48-hours-monaca-Catherine-Janet-Walsh-The-Briefcase-CBS/stories/201505230012 There was no “MasterChef” apron for Alicia Giove. There was no “MasterChef” apron for Alicia Giove.

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Saturday Diary: Mrs. Simpson’s garden blooms By Kevin Kirkland http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2015/05/23/Saturday-Diary-Kathleen-Simpson-of-Mt-Lebanon-her-garden-blooms/stories/201505230009 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2015/05/23/Saturday-Diary-Kathleen-Simpson-of-Mt-Lebanon-her-garden-blooms/stories/201505230009 Kathleen Simpson wasn’t born a gardener. She grew into one. Kathleen Simpson wasn’t born a gardener. She grew into one.

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Pet Tales: Study hunts cause of cancer in golden retrievers Linda Wilson Fuoco / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/pets/pet-tales/2015/05/23/Pet-Tales-Study-hunts-cause-of-cancer-in-golden-retrievers/stories/201505230005 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/pets/pet-tales/2015/05/23/Pet-Tales-Study-hunts-cause-of-cancer-in-golden-retrievers/stories/201505230005 Golden retrievers are blond and beautiful and oh-so-eager to please. They excel at so many jobs, including leading the blind, assisting people with disabilities, going on search and rescue missions and working with police as arson and bomb detectors.  Golden retrievers are blond and beautiful and oh-so-eager to please. They excel at so many jobs, including leading the blind, assisting people with disabilities, going on search and rescue missions and working with police as arson and bomb detectors. 

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