http://www.post-gazette.com Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:43:37 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 Fourth of July: Independence, fireworks, beer By Luke Nozicka and Jon Schmitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2015/07/03/Fourth-of-July-means-two-things-fireworks-and-beer/stories/201507020017 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:01:20 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2015/07/03/Fourth-of-July-means-two-things-fireworks-and-beer/stories/201507020017 Although more beer is sold on the Fourth of July than any other holiday weekend in the U.S., including St. Patrick’s Day and New Year’s Eve, according to the Beer Institute, Uncle Sam’s birthday is all about the fireworks. Although more beer is sold on the Fourth of July than any other holiday weekend in the U.S., including St. Patrick’s Day and New Year’s Eve, according to the Beer Institute, Uncle Sam’s birthday is all about the fireworks.

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Apollo sergeant lost in Korean War finally comes home By Tracie Mauriello / Post-Gazette Washington Bureau http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2015/07/03/Apollo-sergeant-lost-in-Korean-War-finally-comes-home/stories/201507030169 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2015/07/03/Apollo-sergeant-lost-in-Korean-War-finally-comes-home/stories/201507030169 WASHINGTON — Army Sgt. John W. Snock of Apollo had a head injury and his company was still under heavy fire, but that didn’t stop him from running to get help for his more seriously injured identical twin, who served alongside him during the Korean War. WASHINGTON — Army Sgt. John W. Snock of Apollo had a head injury and his company was still under heavy fire, but that didn’t stop him from running to get help for his more seriously injured identical twin, who served alongside him during the Korean War.

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Activists criticize Gordon Food Service's treatment of chickens By Danielle Fox / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2015/07/03/Activists-criticize-Gordon-Food-Service-s-treatment-of-chickens/stories/201507030195 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2015/07/03/Activists-criticize-Gordon-Food-Service-s-treatment-of-chickens/stories/201507030195 Before shoppers at the Gordon Food Service store in Pleasant Hills could scoop up their barbecue needs for the holiday weekend Thursday, they had to pass by “Abby the Abused Chicken.” Before shoppers at the Gordon Food Service store in Pleasant Hills could scoop up their barbecue needs for the holiday weekend Thursday, they had to pass by “Abby the Abused Chicken.”

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State give $50,000 to preserve August Wilson's childhood home By Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/07/03/State-give-50-000-to-preserve-August-Wilson-s-childhood-home/stories/201507030185 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/07/03/State-give-50-000-to-preserve-August-Wilson-s-childhood-home/stories/201507030185 Plans to restore the childhood home of the late playwright August Wilson received a boost this week with a $50,000 Keystone grant from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Plans to restore the childhood home of the late playwright August Wilson received a boost this week with a $50,000 Keystone grant from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.

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Ex-Virginia senator joins 2016 race for Democratic Party nomination By Maggie Haberman and Alan Rappeport / The New York Times http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2015/07/03/Ex-Virginia-senator-joins-2016-race-for-Democratic-Party-nomination/stories/201507030230 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2015/07/03/Ex-Virginia-senator-joins-2016-race-for-Democratic-Party-nomination/stories/201507030230 Jim Webb, a former Virginia senator and Reagan-era secretary of the Navy, announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday, bringing his anti-war credentials to a field in what many consider a long-shot campaign for the presidency. Jim Webb, a former Virginia senator and Reagan-era secretary of the Navy, announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday, bringing his anti-war credentials to a field in what many consider a long-shot campaign for the presidency.

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District Fishing Report: 7.3.15 By John Hayes / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/hunting-fishing/2015/07/03/District-Fishing-Report-7-3-15/stories/201507030220 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/hunting-fishing/2015/07/03/District-Fishing-Report-7-3-15/stories/201507030220 Lake Erie and tributaries (Erie County): Take your pick — catch big yellow perch or limit out. That’s what some anglers reported, with high volume perch catches at about 50 feet straight out of Walnut Creek, and at around 40 feet off Trout Run. Fewer but bigger perch were taken closer to shore with many miscellaneous catches. Walleye were harder to find. Boaters were crisscrossing the waters between Elk Creek and Trout Run, or swinging close to shore in 15-20 feet. Walleye were taken at 60 feet out of Powell Avenue. East of the peninsula, walleye were reported at 42-52 feet, and smallmouths were moving off shore to moving off shore to about 30-40 feet. Smallmouths were active in the bay and lower beats of the bigger tributaries. Lake Erie and tributaries (Erie County): Take your pick — catch big yellow perch or limit out. That’s what some anglers reported, with high volume perch catches at about 50 feet straight out of Walnut Creek, and at around 40 feet off Trout Run. Fewer but bigger perch were taken closer to shore with many miscellaneous catches. Walleye were harder to find. Boaters were crisscrossing the waters between Elk Creek and Trout Run, or swinging close to shore in 15-20 feet. Walleye were taken at 60 feet out of Powell Avenue. East of the peninsula, walleye were reported at 42-52 feet, and smallmouths were moving off shore to moving off shore to about 30-40 feet. Smallmouths were active in the bay and lower beats of the bigger tributaries.

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GOP activists claim district judge must resign to seek state Senate seat By James P. O'Toole / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2015/07/03/GOP-activists-claim-district-judge-must-resign-to-seek-state-Senate-seat/stories/201507030203 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2015/07/03/GOP-activists-claim-district-judge-must-resign-to-seek-state-Senate-seat/stories/201507030203 In separate complaints, two Republican activists contend that District Judge Guy Reschenthaler is violating judicial ethics rules in seeking a Republican nomination for the state Senate. In separate complaints, two Republican activists contend that District Judge Guy Reschenthaler is violating judicial ethics rules in seeking a Republican nomination for the state Senate.

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Pirates notebook: Polanco fails to take advantage of start vs. left-hander By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/07/03/Polanco-fails-to-take-advantage-of-start-vs-left-hander/stories/201507030201 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/07/03/Polanco-fails-to-take-advantage-of-start-vs-left-hander/stories/201507030201 DETROIT — With Gregory Polanco coming off a 3-for-4 performance Wednesday night, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle stayed with the hot hand Thursday and started Polanco against a left-handed pitcher for just the second time this season. DETROIT — With Gregory Polanco coming off a 3-for-4 performance Wednesday night, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle stayed with the hot hand Thursday and started Polanco against a left-handed pitcher for just the second time this season.

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NASCAR asks fans to keep rebel flags away from tracks By Rachel Lenzi / Block News Alliance http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Motor-Sports/2015/07/03/NASCAR-asks-fans-to-keep-rebel-flags-away-from-tracks/stories/201507030200 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Motor-Sports/2015/07/03/NASCAR-asks-fans-to-keep-rebel-flags-away-from-tracks/stories/201507030200 BROOKLYN, Mich. — NASCAR tracks have a message for fans: Please don’t bring the Confederate flag on race day. BROOKLYN, Mich. — NASCAR tracks have a message for fans: Please don’t bring the Confederate flag on race day.

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Indiana Township boy, 2, receives new liver By Joe Smydo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2015/07/03/Boy-2-receives-new-liver/stories/201507030160 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2015/07/03/Boy-2-receives-new-liver/stories/201507030160 News of Lucas Goeller’s need for a liver traveled halfway across the country, where it touched another anguished family. News of Lucas Goeller’s need for a liver traveled halfway across the country, where it touched another anguished family.

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Dollar Tree purchase of Family Dollar approved By Teresa F. Lindeman / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2015/07/03/Dollar-Tree-purchase-of-Family-Dollar-approved/stories/201507030186 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2015/07/03/Dollar-Tree-purchase-of-Family-Dollar-approved/stories/201507030186 The Federal Trade Commission has approved the acquisition of the Family Dollar chain by rival Dollar Tree, with the caveat that 330 stores must be sold to avoid anti-competitive concerns. The Federal Trade Commission has approved the acquisition of the Family Dollar chain by rival Dollar Tree, with the caveat that 330 stores must be sold to avoid anti-competitive concerns.

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WVU AD Shane Lyons open to Big 12 expansion By Craig Meyer / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/wvu/2015/07/03/WVU-AD-Shane-Lyons-open-to-Big-12-expansion/stories/201507030179 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/wvu/2015/07/03/WVU-AD-Shane-Lyons-open-to-Big-12-expansion/stories/201507030179 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — It has been a few years since conference realignment reshaped the college sports landscape, but recent comments from Oklahoma president David Boren suggest the Big 12 could look to expand.  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — It has been a few years since conference realignment reshaped the college sports landscape, but recent comments from Oklahoma president David Boren suggest the Big 12 could look to expand. 

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Local fans will head for Norwalk, Ohio, en masse this holiday weekend By DJ Johnson / Special to the Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Motor-Sports/2015/07/03/Local-fans-will-head-for-Norwalk-Ohio-en-masse-this-holiday-weekend/stories/201507030172 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Motor-Sports/2015/07/03/Local-fans-will-head-for-Norwalk-Ohio-en-masse-this-holiday-weekend/stories/201507030172 As the holiday weekend approaches, fans will hit the road to watch the hottest form of racing, and the best place to see it is only a 3-hour drive from Pittsburgh. As the holiday weekend approaches, fans will hit the road to watch the hottest form of racing, and the best place to see it is only a 3-hour drive from Pittsburgh.

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Can emoji passwords confuse hackers? By Deborah M. Todd / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2015/07/03/Can-emoji-passwords-confuse-hackers/stories/201507030163 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2015/07/03/Can-emoji-passwords-confuse-hackers/stories/201507030163 Baseball. Football. Monkey. Baseball. Football. Monkey.

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Obituary: David Kremen / Westinghouse international attorney enjoyed travel, foreign cultures By Michael A. Fuoco / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2015/07/03/Obituary-David-Kremen-Westinghouse-international-attorney-enjoyed-travel-foreign-cultures/stories/201507020204 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2015/07/03/Obituary-David-Kremen-Westinghouse-international-attorney-enjoyed-travel-foreign-cultures/stories/201507020204 David Kremen’s immersion in foreign lands and cultures began early in his career as an attorney for Westinghouse when he was transferred from New York to Pittsburgh and then to Brussels for four years. David Kremen’s immersion in foreign lands and cultures began early in his career as an attorney for Westinghouse when he was transferred from New York to Pittsburgh and then to Brussels for four years.

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Tony Norman: Sad words barely sum up loss of Leila By Tony Norman / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/tony-norman/2015/07/03/Tony-Norman-Sad-words-barely-sum-up-loss-of-Leila/stories/201507030154 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/tony-norman/2015/07/03/Tony-Norman-Sad-words-barely-sum-up-loss-of-Leila/stories/201507030154 Leila, our 11-year-old, white pit bull mix, bore an uncanny resemblance to Snoopy. But unlike the comic strip beagle whose ironic reserve Charlie Brown can never penetrate, Leila was always a people pleaser — and happily so. Leila, our 11-year-old, white pit bull mix, bore an uncanny resemblance to Snoopy. But unlike the comic strip beagle whose ironic reserve Charlie Brown can never penetrate, Leila was always a people pleaser — and happily so.

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Movie review: ‘Faith’ stumbles because of flawed script By Rick Bentley / The Fresno Bee http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movie-reviews/2015/07/03/Movie-review-Faith-stumbles-because-of-flawed-script/stories/201507030100 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movie-reviews/2015/07/03/Movie-review-Faith-stumbles-because-of-flawed-script/stories/201507030100 “Faith of Our Fathers,” the latest offering in the growing faith-based film market, gets high points for good intentions but loses most of them for execution. The writers got so wrapped up in the spiritual aspects of the story that the mechanics fall apart. “Faith of Our Fathers,” the latest offering in the growing faith-based film market, gets high points for good intentions but loses most of them for execution. The writers got so wrapped up in the spiritual aspects of the story that the mechanics fall apart.

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Movie review: 'Laurent' captures designer's triumphs, torments By Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movie-reviews/2015/07/03/Movie-review-Laurent-captures-designer-s-triumphs-torments/stories/201507030086 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movie-reviews/2015/07/03/Movie-review-Laurent-captures-designer-s-triumphs-torments/stories/201507030086 In the initial moments of Bertrand Bonello’s “Saint Laurent” biopic, the film’s namesake — the late Algerian-born French designer Yves Saint Laurent — checks into a hotel room in Paris in search of solitude and sleep, away from the fame and demands of being one of the preeminent names in ’70s fashion. In the initial moments of Bertrand Bonello’s “Saint Laurent” biopic, the film’s namesake — the late Algerian-born French designer Yves Saint Laurent — checks into a hotel room in Paris in search of solitude and sleep, away from the fame and demands of being one of the preeminent names in ’70s fashion.

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Martin St. Louis announces NHL retirement By Tom Canavan / Associated Press http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2015/07/03/Martin-St-Louis-announces-NHL-retirement/stories/201507030171 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:20:22 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2015/07/03/Martin-St-Louis-announces-NHL-retirement/stories/201507030171 NEW YORK — New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis is retiring after 16 NHL seasons, seven All-Star selections and one Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning. NEW YORK — New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis is retiring after 16 NHL seasons, seven All-Star selections and one Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Women's World Cup notebook: Ratings look good From wire dispatches http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/soccer/2015/07/03/Women-s-World-Cup-notebook-Ratings-look-good/stories/201507030173 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:15:07 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/soccer/2015/07/03/Women-s-World-Cup-notebook-Ratings-look-good/stories/201507030173 Thanks to the U.S. team, the Women’s World Cup is proving to be a strong performer for Fox and Fox Sports 1. Thanks to the U.S. team, the Women’s World Cup is proving to be a strong performer for Fox and Fox Sports 1.

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