http://www.post-gazette.com Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:37:19 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 Quaker Valley defeats Aliquippa, 2-0, in WPIAL Class 3A championship By Eddie Phillipps http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/high-school-football/2017/11/18/Quaker-Valley-defeats-Aliquippa-2-0-in-WPIAL-Class-3A-championship/stories/201711180102 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:30:12 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/high-school-football/2017/11/18/Quaker-Valley-defeats-Aliquippa-2-0-in-WPIAL-Class-3A-championship/stories/201711180102 Ethan Moore’s interception with 35 seconds remaining secured the first WPIAL championship in school history for Quaker Valley as it defeated Aliquippa, 2-0, in the WPIAL Class 3A championship Saturday at Heinz Field. Ethan Moore’s interception with 35 seconds remaining secured the first WPIAL championship in school history for Quaker Valley as it defeated Aliquippa, 2-0, in the WPIAL Class 3A championship Saturday at Heinz Field.

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Pregame: Pendulum swings other way for Penguins By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2017/11/18/Penguins-Blackhawks-Senators-stylistic-differences-Saturday/stories/201711180097 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:11:28 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2017/11/18/Penguins-Blackhawks-Senators-stylistic-differences-Saturday/stories/201711180097 Two days ago in Ottawa, pace was nowhere to be found. Maybe it left the building with Elvis. Constant whistles early. An opponent that was looking to slow the game down, not speed it up. Completely different story Saturday. Two days ago in Ottawa, pace was nowhere to be found. Maybe it left the building with Elvis. Constant whistles early. An opponent that was looking to slow the game down, not speed it up. Completely different story Saturday.

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Carter Rowney returns to practice for the Penguins By Sam Werner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2017/11/18/pittsburgh-penguins-carter-rowney-fractured-hand-injury/stories/201711180096 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:45:50 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2017/11/18/pittsburgh-penguins-carter-rowney-fractured-hand-injury/stories/201711180096 Penguins forward Carter Rowney took one step towards returning to the lineup Saturday when he joined the team for its morning skate before the game against Chicago. Penguins forward Carter Rowney took one step towards returning to the lineup Saturday when he joined the team for its morning skate before the game against Chicago.

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Robert Morris coach Andy Toole and his counterpart at Duquesne, Keith Dambrot, share mutual respect By Omari Sankofa II / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2017/11/18/robert-morris-duquesne-men-s-basketball-keith-dambrot-andy-toole-pittsburgh-rivalry/stories/201711180029 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2017/11/18/robert-morris-duquesne-men-s-basketball-keith-dambrot-andy-toole-pittsburgh-rivalry/stories/201711180029 Robert Morris coach Andy Toole and his counterpart at Duquesne, Keith Dambrot, haven’t been acquainted for long. Robert Morris coach Andy Toole and his counterpart at Duquesne, Keith Dambrot, haven’t been acquainted for long.

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Region mourns loss of rookie officer fatally shot in New Kensington By Andrew Goldstein and Julian Routh / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/westmoreland/2017/11/18/Region-mourns-loss-of-rookie-officer-Brian-Shaw-fatally-shot-in-New-Kensington/stories/201711180094 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:59:24 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/westmoreland/2017/11/18/Region-mourns-loss-of-rookie-officer-Brian-Shaw-fatally-shot-in-New-Kensington/stories/201711180094 New Kensington police officer Brian Shaw, who was fatally shot Friday night, had served as a part-time officer in three other towns before joining the New Kensington police force full time in June. New Kensington police officer Brian Shaw, who was fatally shot Friday night, had served as a part-time officer in three other towns before joining the New Kensington police force full time in June.

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Cam Heyward couldn't get on the field. Now he's charging toward All-Pro status. By Ray Fittipaldo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/11/18/cameron-heyward-steelers-pass-rush-sacks-record-keith-butler-defensive-coordinator/stories/201711170193 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/11/18/cameron-heyward-steelers-pass-rush-sacks-record-keith-butler-defensive-coordinator/stories/201711170193 There was a time when Cameron Heyward couldn’t get on the field for the Steelers. He barely played in his first two NFL seasons as he waited his turn behind established veterans Brett Keisel and Ziggy Hood. Former defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau was criticized for his handling of the Steelers’ first-round pick in 2011. The oft-asked question: “How could a No. 1 pick need so much time to develop?” There was a time when Cameron Heyward couldn’t get on the field for the Steelers. He barely played in his first two NFL seasons as he waited his turn behind established veterans Brett Keisel and Ziggy Hood. Former defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau was criticized for his handling of the Steelers’ first-round pick in 2011. The oft-asked question: “How could a No. 1 pick need so much time to develop?”

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Let's eat: Skillet Mac 'n Cheese with Bacon and Gouda By Gretchen McKay / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/life/let-s-eat/2017/11/18/Let-s-eat-One-Pot-Mac-n-Cheese-with-Bacon-and-Gouda/stories/201711180004 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 06:18:28 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/let-s-eat/2017/11/18/Let-s-eat-One-Pot-Mac-n-Cheese-with-Bacon-and-Gouda/stories/201711180004 Skillet Mac ’n Cheese with Bacon and Gouda Skillet Mac ’n Cheese with Bacon and Gouda

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Why soak grad students? One misguided feature of the GOP tax plan By the Editorial Board / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2017/11/18/Why-soak-grad-students-One-misguided-feature-of-the-GOP-tax-plan/stories/201711180060 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2017/11/18/Why-soak-grad-students-One-misguided-feature-of-the-GOP-tax-plan/stories/201711180060 Perhaps the most misguided part of the House Republican tax plan, which was passed on Thursday, is its raising of rates on graduate students — by 300 to 400 percent, according to economics Ph.D. students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who are thus affected. Perhaps the most misguided part of the House Republican tax plan, which was passed on Thursday, is its raising of rates on graduate students — by 300 to 400 percent, according to economics Ph.D. students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who are thus affected.

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Saturday Diary: My education in jazz By Rick Nowlin / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2017/11/18/Saturday-Diary-My-education-in-jazz/stories/201711180037 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2017/11/18/Saturday-Diary-My-education-in-jazz/stories/201711180037 For the past few years, I’ve taken vacation time to attend the University of Pittsburgh’s annual Jazz Seminar, which was started in 1970 by Nathan Davis, who was then director of jazz studies and a former member of the Jazz Messengers. The seminar culminates in a concert, often referred to as a “once-in-a-lifetime jam session,” that takes place on the first Saturday of November. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity not only to interview but also meet some of the greatest musicians in the history of jazz. For the past few years, I’ve taken vacation time to attend the University of Pittsburgh’s annual Jazz Seminar, which was started in 1970 by Nathan Davis, who was then director of jazz studies and a former member of the Jazz Messengers. The seminar culminates in a concert, often referred to as a “once-in-a-lifetime jam session,” that takes place on the first Saturday of November. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity not only to interview but also meet some of the greatest musicians in the history of jazz.

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An island in distress: A local effort keeps Puerto Rico needs in mind By the Editorial Board / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2017/11/18/An-island-in-distress-A-local-effort-keeps-Puerto-Rico-needs-in-mind/stories/201711180022 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2017/11/18/An-island-in-distress-A-local-effort-keeps-Puerto-Rico-needs-in-mind/stories/201711180022 Hurricanes and other natural disasters have occurred with such frequency this year that many Americans may have become immune to the devastation and loss. Yet the recovery efforts in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico will require resources and attention for years. Hurricanes and other natural disasters have occurred with such frequency this year that many Americans may have become immune to the devastation and loss. Yet the recovery efforts in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico will require resources and attention for years.

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Pittsburgh police have a new employee named Spirit, donated by a Steeler By Amanda Zhou / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/11/17/Steeler-s-player-donates-Pittsburgh-Police-horse/stories/201711170284 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:53:55 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/11/17/Steeler-s-player-donates-Pittsburgh-Police-horse/stories/201711170284 If the Tennessee Titans seemed large to Stephon Tuitt on Thursday night, Spirit, a Shire draught horse, was huge, weighing 1,615 pounds with two more years to grow. If the Tennessee Titans seemed large to Stephon Tuitt on Thursday night, Spirit, a Shire draught horse, was huge, weighing 1,615 pounds with two more years to grow.

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Judge says Pittsburgh abortion clinic buffer zone is legal By Chris Potter / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/11/17/abortion-clinic-buffer-zone-Pittsburgh-ordinance-legal/stories/201711170293 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:43:57 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/11/17/abortion-clinic-buffer-zone-Pittsburgh-ordinance-legal/stories/201711170293 A federal judge has upheld a Pittsburgh ordinance establishing a 15-foot “buffer zone” designed to keep abortion protesters away from clinic entrances  -- the latest round in a three-year legal fight. A federal judge has upheld a Pittsburgh ordinance establishing a 15-foot “buffer zone” designed to keep abortion protesters away from clinic entrances  -- the latest round in a three-year legal fight.

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Steel Valley grabs 13-10 victory against Riverside in WPIAL Class 2A semifinal By Mike White / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/high-school-football/2017/11/17/Steel-Valley-13-10-victory-against-Riverside-WPIAL-Class-2A-semifinal/stories/201711170324 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:13:38 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/high-school-football/2017/11/17/Steel-Valley-13-10-victory-against-Riverside-WPIAL-Class-2A-semifinal/stories/201711170324 Steel Valley coach Rod Steele went to mass Friday morning and claimed to get a premonition about a WPIAL playoff game later. He said he paid attention. Steel Valley coach Rod Steele went to mass Friday morning and claimed to get a premonition about a WPIAL playoff game later. He said he paid attention.

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Heartbroken parents of slain Pitt student lament PFA system flaws By Paula Reed Ward / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/11/17/Alina-Sheykhet-Matthew-Darby-homicide-PFA-University-of-Pittsburgh-Oakland/stories/201711170222 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:49:41 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/11/17/Alina-Sheykhet-Matthew-Darby-homicide-PFA-University-of-Pittsburgh-Oakland/stories/201711170222 Alina Sheykhet left the Zone 4 Pittsburgh police station Oct. 5 frustrated and angry. Alina Sheykhet left the Zone 4 Pittsburgh police station Oct. 5 frustrated and angry.

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Police officer shot, killed in New Kensington; suspect at large By Bill Schackner and Andrew Goldstein / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/westmoreland/2017/11/17/Police-officer-shot-New-Kensington-Westmoreland-County/stories/201711170310 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:36:36 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/westmoreland/2017/11/17/Police-officer-shot-New-Kensington-Westmoreland-County/stories/201711170310 A police officer was shot Friday evening after making a traffic stop in New Kensington and died later at a hospital. Police were searching for the shooter. A police officer was shot Friday evening after making a traffic stop in New Kensington and died later at a hospital. Police were searching for the shooter.

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How the GOP tax bill could affect your favorite college team By Craig Meyer / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2017/11/17/GOP-tax-bill-u-s-house-tax-deductible-contributions-athletic-departments-ncaa-pitt-penn-state/stories/201711170274 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:13:59 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2017/11/17/GOP-tax-bill-u-s-house-tax-deductible-contributions-athletic-departments-ncaa-pitt-penn-state/stories/201711170274 The financial model of college athletics could change drastically if a proposal for comprehensive tax reform becomes law. The financial model of college athletics could change drastically if a proposal for comprehensive tax reform becomes law.

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Backlash has been swift after Ohio gubernatorial candidate and state supreme court justice volunteers details on his sexual past By Jim Provance / Block News Alliance http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2017/11/17/An-Ohio-governor-candidate-has-boasted-of-a-sexual-history-with-approximately-50-very-attractive-females/stories/201711170265 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:39:34 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2017/11/17/An-Ohio-governor-candidate-has-boasted-of-a-sexual-history-with-approximately-50-very-attractive-females/stories/201711170265 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Decrying what he calls “the national feeding frenzy about sexual indiscretions decades ago,” a sitting Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic candidate for governor on Friday volunteered details from his own past. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Decrying what he calls “the national feeding frenzy about sexual indiscretions decades ago,” a sitting Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic candidate for governor on Friday volunteered details from his own past.

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Cheyney University gets another year of accreditation on probationary basis By Bill Schackner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2017/11/16/cheyney-university-pennsylvania-one-year-state-system/stories/201711160229 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:35:57 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2017/11/16/cheyney-university-pennsylvania-one-year-state-system/stories/201711160229 The body that accredits Cheyney University notified the school's president late Friday that it has agreed to extend its accreditation for another year on a probationary basis, citing progress made by the struggling campus to right financial and other woes. The body that accredits Cheyney University notified the school's president late Friday that it has agreed to extend its accreditation for another year on a probationary basis, citing progress made by the struggling campus to right financial and other woes.

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Faculty approve contract with State System of Higher Education By Bill Schackner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2017/11/17/APSCUF-State-System-of-Higher-Education-contract-labor-faculty-colleges-Pennsylvania/stories/201711170257 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:16:11 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2017/11/17/APSCUF-State-System-of-Higher-Education-contract-labor-faculty-colleges-Pennsylvania/stories/201711170257 Faculty across the 14 state-owned universities have approved by an overwhelming margin a proposed one-year contract with the State System of Higher Education, whose board now will vote on the pact. Faculty across the 14 state-owned universities have approved by an overwhelming margin a proposed one-year contract with the State System of Higher Education, whose board now will vote on the pact.

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New bill would create state receivership for PWSA By Liz Navratil and Adam Smeltz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/11/17/PWSA-pittsburgh-state-receivership-pennsylvania-legislature-PUC-dom-costa-allegheny-county/stories/201711180024 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:10:40 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/11/17/PWSA-pittsburgh-state-receivership-pennsylvania-legislature-PUC-dom-costa-allegheny-county/stories/201711180024 HARRISBURG — State Rep. Dom Costa, D-Stanton Heights, intends to introduce legislation next week that would add yet another level of oversight to Pittsburgh’s troubled water and sewer authority. HARRISBURG — State Rep. Dom Costa, D-Stanton Heights, intends to introduce legislation next week that would add yet another level of oversight to Pittsburgh’s troubled water and sewer authority.

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