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Summaries from Friday, Dec. 9, 2016
TAMPA, Fla. — The Penguins haven’t lost a game all month.
TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay, it would seem, has everything needed to be a serious Stanley Cup contender.
So how much would you pay to be a fly on the wall today when Neal Huntington sits down with Andrew McCutchen at PirateFest and tries to convince him that the team really does still love him?
Lincoln Park’s Nelly Cummings and Penn Hills senior guard Sherron Schifino got into an incredible opening night scoring spree when the teams met Friday night in the opening game of the Midland tournament.
The genuine, impassioned and sometimes angry questions that surround the Pitt-Penn State football series, the ones wondering why the state’s pre-eminent programs aren’t scheduled to play each other beyond a brief four-game deal, can obscure another facet of an estranged rivalry — the two schools haven’t played each other consistently in men’s basketball in more than a decade.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Bruce Smith has the most sacks in NFL history. He reached 200 over his 19-year career with the Bills and Redskins. Steelers linebacker James Harrison will never catch Smith in sacks or years played, but he could one-up Smith for a record that combines longevity and production.
After blowing a double digit lead in the second half of last year’s Class AAAA WPIAL championship game, North Allegheny was itching for the opportunity to begin this season with a strong showing.
WASHINGTON – Homewood native Jeff Ballou, an Al Jazeera Media Network news editor, has been elected president of the National Press Club.
An Allegheny County solar developer is challenging the state Public Utility Commission’s authority to adopt new alternative energy regulations in a complaint filed this week in Commonwealth Court.
There’s still high demand for a full-service grocery and a Target discount department store Downtown, according to results from a new survey of residents and pedestrians in the Golden Triangle. But try as developers may, it doesn’t look like anyone should bank on seeing either any time soon.
Office of Inspector General to look into Medicaid drug rebate oversight
PPG plans a broad cost-cutting program throughout its global operations that will generate annual savings of between $120 million and $130 million.
WASHINGTON — The most amusing part of the Trump transition has been watching its effortless confounding of the media, often in fewer than 140 characters. One morning, after a Fox News report on lefty nuttiness at some obscure New England college — a flag burning that led a more-contemptible-than-usual campus administration to take down the school’s own American flag — Donald Trump tweets that flag burners should go to jail or lose their citizenship.
The clouds like grey wrinkled fabric
I am writing to support Pittsburgh City Council’s proposed ban on conversion therapy for minors (“Pittsburgh City Council Advances Proposal to Limit ‘Conversion Therapy,’ ” Dec. 8). No credible psychological, medical or psychiatric organization views conversion therapy as legitimate, and many have made statements about the profound harm these approaches tend to inflict.
Many people voted for Donald Trump because they believed his promises to restore what they imagine were the good old days — the days when America had lots of traditional jobs mining coal and producing manufactured goods. They’re going to be deeply disappointed: The shift away from blue-collar work is mainly about technological change, not globalization, and no amount of tweets and tax breaks will bring those jobs back.
Charles R. Acre claims in his letter (“Liberalism Rejected,” Dec. 5) that we can now call liberalism a disease due to the loss of the presidential election. No, Mr. Acre, our candidate got a few million more votes than the winner but lost due to the archaic Electoral College.
Is anyone surprised when Donald Trump appoints a fox to guard the henhouse to help himself or his cronies make fortunes at the expense of public health? His appointment of an avowed enemy of environmental protection as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (“Trump Names 3 New Picks for His Cabinet,” Dec. 8) is clearly intended to destroy our protection from the big polluters so they can rake in as much money as possible.
Diaries tend to be confessional, so this Saturday let me tell you about my long-standing love affair. I met her for the first time almost four decades ago when I was young and impressionable. Of course, it was love at first sight.
Few animals are as graceful and fun to watch in national parks and zoo settings as giraffes. Unlike other creatures in the wild, giraffes exude a gentleness that seems otherworldly for creatures that have to deal with all kinds of predators — both the two-legged and four-legged kind.
In January, Tami Dixon invited me to participate in this year’s “Bricolage Urban Scrawl.” It’s a lot to ask: Actors in BUS must memorize, stage and perform new one-act plays in less than 12 hours. The pressure can reduce seasoned actors to quivering wrecks.
John Glenn’s was an absolutely singular American life. In his 95 years, he actually led three remarkable lives. And he lived them all well.
As a daily ritual, I wake up every morning and pray that no act of terror is committed by enemies of peace. As an Ahmadi Muslim in America, I have a civic responsibility to strongly condemn the knife-wielding Abdul Artan and other extremists who reach out to hurt humanity. I also pray for the students who were attacked at Ohio State University and wish them full recovery.
This week, Dan Gallagher is on the move.
There’s a gentle hum blanketing the vast white room. It feels like both a vacuum and an abundance at once. There are at least 40 objects on display at The Mine Factory in North Point Breeze, but nothing seems to take up much room.
First there’s the voice, that distinctive sonorous baritone. Then the thick silver hair and the handlebar mustache that would fit in perfectly in a saloon in the Old West.
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose for the sixth day in a row Friday as major indexes continued to set records. The biggest gains went to companies that have been mostly left out of the post-election rally, including health care companies and makers of household goods.