http://www.post-gazette.com Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:24:07 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 Bob Smizik: Blount’s botched banishment http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/smizik-on-sports/2014/11/24/Bob-Smizik-Blount-s-botched-banishment/stories/201411240159 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:30:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/smizik-on-sports/2014/11/24/Bob-Smizik-Blount-s-botched-banishment/stories/201411240159 My kingdom to have been a credentialed reporter at the New England-Detroit game yesterday and after it to have stood in front of LeGarrette Blount’s locker. My kingdom to have been a credentialed reporter at the New England-Detroit game yesterday and after it to have stood in front of LeGarrette Blount’s locker.

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Restaurant, apartments proposed for former Lawrenceville industrial site http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/11/24/Housing-potential-seen-at-Lawrenceville-industrial-site/stories/201411240032 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:36:26 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/11/24/Housing-potential-seen-at-Lawrenceville-industrial-site/stories/201411240032 When Alex Simakas sold his manufacturing company in 2010, he was left with a 120,000-square-foot brick and corrugated metal relic on 5 acres between Willow Street and the Allegheny River in Lawrenceville. When Alex Simakas sold his manufacturing company in 2010, he was left with a 120,000-square-foot brick and corrugated metal relic on 5 acres between Willow Street and the Allegheny River in Lawrenceville.

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New film studio to open in Pittsburgh area http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2014/11/24/New-film-studio-to-open-in-Robinson/stories/201411240081 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:49:25 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2014/11/24/New-film-studio-to-open-in-Robinson/stories/201411240081 Through assertive hashtags and stylized photos of old industrial equipment, Cyndi Casteel has been chronicling the transformation of an old plastics plant into Pittsburgh's newest film studio. Through assertive hashtags and stylized photos of old industrial equipment, Cyndi Casteel has been chronicling the transformation of an old plastics plant into Pittsburgh's newest film studio.

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Wilkinsburg schools ramp up discipline http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2014/11/24/Wilkinsburg-schools-ramp-up-discipline/stories/201411240038 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:32:33 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2014/11/24/Wilkinsburg-schools-ramp-up-discipline/stories/201411240038 In the wake of two violent incidents, Wilkinsburg School District administrators have hastened the implementation of discipline procedures that will remove disruptive students from regular classrooms and re-institute detention. In the wake of two violent incidents, Wilkinsburg School District administrators have hastened the implementation of discipline procedures that will remove disruptive students from regular classrooms and re-institute detention.

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Steelers' playoff fate rests in their hands http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2014/11/24/IT-RESTS-IN-THEIR-HANDS-Steelers-control-fate-down-stretch-AFC-PLAYOFF-PICTURE/stories/201411240133 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:20:35 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2014/11/24/IT-RESTS-IN-THEIR-HANDS-Steelers-control-fate-down-stretch-AFC-PLAYOFF-PICTURE/stories/201411240133 While the Steelers kicked up their feet and relaxed on their off weekend their AFC North Division rivals kept the pressure on by keeping pace. With five games remaining, all that separates all four teams in the most competitive division in the NFL is one game. While the Steelers kicked up their feet and relaxed on their off weekend their AFC North Division rivals kept the pressure on by keeping pace. With five games remaining, all that separates all four teams in the most competitive division in the NFL is one game.

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Pittsburgh’s New Immigrants: Indians prosper in their endeavors http://www.post-gazette.com/newimmigrants/2014/11/24/Pittsburgh-s-New-Immigrants-Indians-prosper-in-their-endeavors/stories/201411120185 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:42:15 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/newimmigrants/2014/11/24/Pittsburgh-s-New-Immigrants-Indians-prosper-in-their-endeavors/stories/201411120185 In today’s India, job opportunities for top college graduates are mushrooming, but for an earlier generation, coming to America was the brass ring. In today’s India, job opportunities for top college graduates are mushrooming, but for an earlier generation, coming to America was the brass ring.

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Pitt faces Chaminade, coached by Brockway native, in Maui Invitational http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2014/11/24/Panthers-face-Chaminade-coached-by-Brockway-native-in-Maui-Invitational/stories/201411240114 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:04:31 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2014/11/24/Panthers-face-Chaminade-coached-by-Brockway-native-in-Maui-Invitational/stories/201411240114 LAHAINA, Hawaii — Eric Bovaird is a Western Pennsylvanian at heart. He loves his hometown of Brockway and always enjoys his trips to visit his family and friends. LAHAINA, Hawaii — Eric Bovaird is a Western Pennsylvanian at heart. He loves his hometown of Brockway and always enjoys his trips to visit his family and friends.

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Panthers not ready to end football season http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2014/11/24/Panthers-not-ready-to-end-season/stories/201411240113 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:01:03 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2014/11/24/Panthers-not-ready-to-end-season/stories/201411240113 Two months ago, it would have seemed almost unfathomable that Pitt would need to win its season finale against Miami to make a bowl game. Two months ago, it would have seemed almost unfathomable that Pitt would need to win its season finale against Miami to make a bowl game.

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Penguins look for pick-me-up after two losses http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2014/11/24/Penguins-look-for-pick-me-up-after-two-losses/stories/201411240111 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:50:49 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2014/11/24/Penguins-look-for-pick-me-up-after-two-losses/stories/201411240111 BOSTON — The Penguins should find out soon enough whether their lost weekend was a harbinger or a hiccup. BOSTON — The Penguins should find out soon enough whether their lost weekend was a harbinger or a hiccup.

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Ron Cook: Pirates are 1 for 2 in big offseason decisions http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/ron-cook/2014/11/24/Ron-Cook-Pirates-are-1-for-2-in-big-offseason-decisions/stories/201411240107 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:46:23 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/ron-cook/2014/11/24/Ron-Cook-Pirates-are-1-for-2-in-big-offseason-decisions/stories/201411240107 The Pirates hit .500 with their latest roster decisions. They were right not to enter the Russell Martin Sweepstakes. They struck out by bringing back A.J. Burnett. The Pirates hit .500 with their latest roster decisions. They were right not to enter the Russell Martin Sweepstakes. They struck out by bringing back A.J. Burnett.

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#LetsMakeASEEN: Hope Haven Farm http://www.post-gazette.com/life/seen/2014/11/24/LetsMakeASEEN-Hope-Haven-Farm/stories/201411240070 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:36:11 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/seen/2014/11/24/LetsMakeASEEN-Hope-Haven-Farm/stories/201411240070 Meet Rigby. Rigby is an emu that lived in Plum, and her owner was selling her on Craigs­list after losing his job. Raised for meat, Rigby was rescued and brought to Hope Haven Farm, a sanctuary in Franklin Park that takes in mostly domesticated farm animals — and the occasional exotic creature. Meet Rigby. Rigby is an emu that lived in Plum, and her owner was selling her on Craigs­list after losing his job. Raised for meat, Rigby was rescued and brought to Hope Haven Farm, a sanctuary in Franklin Park that takes in mostly domesticated farm animals — and the occasional exotic creature.

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Block House celebration ends with time capsule http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/11/24/Block-House-celebration-ends-with-time-capsule/stories/201411240069 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:32:06 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/11/24/Block-House-celebration-ends-with-time-capsule/stories/201411240069 Don’t open till … 2064. Don’t open till … 2064.

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1879 Founders Dinner held at Heinz History Center http://www.post-gazette.com/life/seen/2014/11/24/1879-Founders-Dinner-held-at-Heinz-History-Center/stories/201411230222 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:29:38 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/seen/2014/11/24/1879-Founders-Dinner-held-at-Heinz-History-Center/stories/201411230222 An Elegant Evening: The Heinz History Center welcomed 150 patrons to the 1879 Founders Dinner as a way to show appreciation for those whose commitment keeps history alive in Pittsburgh. The dinner, hosted by David and Wendy Barensfeld, welcomed any donor who contributed $1,879 dollars or more a year to the center. “Every year that my mother-in-law came to this event she wore this necklace,” Ms. Barensfeld remarked, pointing to her delicate strands of pearls. “I wear this in her memory now to celebrate how much she loved this place.” Partygoers enjoyed music and cocktails on the sixth floor before getting a sneak peek of the newly installed Mister Rogers television set. After perusing the exhibit, everyone made their way to the first floor for a three-course meal of grilled Belgium endives with apple chutney, sauteed veal medallions and pear tartlets catered by The Common Plea. An Elegant Evening: The Heinz History Center welcomed 150 patrons to the 1879 Founders Dinner as a way to show appreciation for those whose commitment keeps history alive in Pittsburgh. The dinner, hosted by David and Wendy Barensfeld, welcomed any donor who contributed $1,879 dollars or more a year to the center. “Every year that my mother-in-law came to this event she wore this necklace,” Ms. Barensfeld remarked, pointing to her delicate strands of pearls. “I wear this in her memory now to celebrate how much she loved this place.” Partygoers enjoyed music and cocktails on the sixth floor before getting a sneak peek of the newly installed Mister Rogers television set. After perusing the exhibit, everyone made their way to the first floor for a three-course meal of grilled Belgium endives with apple chutney, sauteed veal medallions and pear tartlets catered by The Common Plea.

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Odysseys / From Mexico via San Diego to Pittsburgh: Achieving success and defying stereotypes http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/11/24/Odysseys-From-Mexico-via-San-Diego-to-Pittsburgh-Achieving-success-and-defying-stereotypes/stories/201411240043 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:41:09 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/11/24/Odysseys-From-Mexico-via-San-Diego-to-Pittsburgh-Achieving-success-and-defying-stereotypes/stories/201411240043 When Lucia M. Aguirre moved to the United States from Mexico City at age 15, she had never heard of Pittsburgh. When Lucia M. Aguirre moved to the United States from Mexico City at age 15, she had never heard of Pittsburgh.

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Welfare becomes state Department of Human Services today http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2014/11/24/Welfare-becomes-state-Department-of-Human-Services-today/stories/201411240040 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:29:44 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2014/11/24/Welfare-becomes-state-Department-of-Human-Services-today/stories/201411240040 HARRISBURG — After years of advocates’ efforts and a final push the past two years to pass legislation, the state’s Department of Public Welfare officially becomes Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services today. HARRISBURG — After years of advocates’ efforts and a final push the past two years to pass legislation, the state’s Department of Public Welfare officially becomes Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services today.

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Up to code: Peduto’s building inspection plan rates approval http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2014/11/24/Up-to-code-Peduto-s-building-inspection-plan-rates-approval/stories/201411300018 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:26:32 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2014/11/24/Up-to-code-Peduto-s-building-inspection-plan-rates-approval/stories/201411300018 Navigating the thicket of city building and zoning codes, permits and licenses should be easier than it is today. Navigating the thicket of city building and zoning codes, permits and licenses should be easier than it is today.

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Stylebook: Say 'I do' to bridal wear at Pittsburgh boutique trunk shows http://www.post-gazette.com/life/fashion/2014/11/24/Stylebook-Say-I-do-to-bridal-wear-at-Pittsburgh-boutique-trunk-shows/stories/201411240034 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/fashion/2014/11/24/Stylebook-Say-I-do-to-bridal-wear-at-Pittsburgh-boutique-trunk-shows/stories/201411240034 For brides to be in 2015, it’s never too soon to start planning for the big day, thanks to some designer trunk shows at local bridal boutiques. For brides to be in 2015, it’s never too soon to start planning for the big day, thanks to some designer trunk shows at local bridal boutiques.

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Pregnancy bias: The UPS case shows the need for work flexibility http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2014/11/24/Pregnancy-bias-The-UPS-case-shows-the-need-for-work-flexibility/stories/201411240026 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:59:35 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2014/11/24/Pregnancy-bias-The-UPS-case-shows-the-need-for-work-flexibility/stories/201411240026 United Parcel Service’s reversal of policy for pregnant employees last month took the public by surprise. The mail carrier is embroiled in a Supreme Court lawsuit against Peggy Young, a former employee who was denied a request to perform light duties during her pregnancy after her doctor advised her not to lift heavy boxes. United Parcel Service’s reversal of policy for pregnant employees last month took the public by surprise. The mail carrier is embroiled in a Supreme Court lawsuit against Peggy Young, a former employee who was denied a request to perform light duties during her pregnancy after her doctor advised her not to lift heavy boxes.

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Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Rebecca Romijn http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/breakfast/2014/11/24/Patricia-Sheridan-s-Breakfast-With-Rebecca-Romijn/stories/201411240025 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:01:26 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/breakfast/2014/11/24/Patricia-Sheridan-s-Breakfast-With-Rebecca-Romijn/stories/201411240025 Model turned actress Rebecca Romijn has played Mystique on the “X-Men” movie franchise and a transsexual (male to female) on the ABC television series “Ugly Betty,” but most recently the 42-year-old has found herself in the library. She plays Col. Eve Baird on TNT’s new action series, “The Librarians.” She and actor husband Jerry O’Connell have twin girls. She was previously married to actor John Stamos. “The Librarians” premieres Dec. 7 on TNT at 8 p.m. Model turned actress Rebecca Romijn has played Mystique on the “X-Men” movie franchise and a transsexual (male to female) on the ABC television series “Ugly Betty,” but most recently the 42-year-old has found herself in the library. She plays Col. Eve Baird on TNT’s new action series, “The Librarians.” She and actor husband Jerry O’Connell have twin girls. She was previously married to actor John Stamos. “The Librarians” premieres Dec. 7 on TNT at 8 p.m.

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Your Thanksgiving pie doesn't have to be pumpkin http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2014/11/24/Your-Thanksgiving-pie-doesn-t-have-to-be-pumpkin/stories/201411240014 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20:06:54 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2014/11/24/Your-Thanksgiving-pie-doesn-t-have-to-be-pumpkin/stories/201411240014 I credit the term “pie day” to Debbie Moose, the sassy, outspoken author of the new book, “Southern Holidays.” As she writes, referencing her fantastic Cranberry-Orange Pie: “Thanksgiving is pie day at my house and probably at yours, too. This favorite pie honors tradition without resorting to that pie made from a giant orange squash.” I credit the term “pie day” to Debbie Moose, the sassy, outspoken author of the new book, “Southern Holidays.” As she writes, referencing her fantastic Cranberry-Orange Pie: “Thanksgiving is pie day at my house and probably at yours, too. This favorite pie honors tradition without resorting to that pie made from a giant orange squash.”

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