Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 8:37 pm by Mike White
picture-jordan-whitehead-s-athletic-ability-carlynton-coach-quitsCentral Valley running back-defensive back Jordan Whitehead is one of the most heavily recruited players in Western Pennsylvania. He is an excellent all-around player with way above-average athletic ability. Want evidence of his athletic ability? Look at the great photo below taken by the Post-Gazette's Rebecca Droke during Friday's game against Penn ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 4:34 pm by Barbara Vancheri
george-clooney-will-be-honored-during-2015-golden-globes It’s a good thing George Clooney looks good — and comfortable — in a tuxedo.    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will give him the Cecil B. DeMille Award on Jan. 11.  If he marries this month in Venice or elsewhere, he will still be considered a newlywed and beyond that, he is a popular, well-regarded filmmaker, actor and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 4:18 pm by
perry-on-politics-scottish-independence-would-bring-cultural-changeA passerby argues with two Scottish independence referendum Yes supporters one holding a Scottish Saltire flag up and one not seen, outside the "Better Together" No campaign offices in Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (Matt Dunham/AP photo)By James M. Perry"I hope everyone thinks carefully about the (independence) referendum this...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 3:42 pm by Mila Sanina
penguins-tradition-sidney-crosby-hand-delivers-tickets-to-fans-since-2007Knock-knock...  You open the door. And there before you is Penguins' Sid Crosby himself.  Imagine that! It's one of the Penguins' famous traditions -- to send Pittsburgh hockey stars to hand-deliver ticket packages to the homes of season ticket holders. Today is the day when Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and other Penguins have visited ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 1:45 pm by Sara Bauknecht
stylebook-on-kdka-tv-new-york-fashion-week-trend-wrap-up New York Fashion Week is over, but we're still talking about the trends that kept the fashion industry frantic last week! Stylebook stopped by KDKA-TV's "Pittsburgh Today Live" this morning to dish on some of the looks that are predicted to be popular for next spring. Watch the segment here or in the video box below. Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 12:19 pm by John Hayes
bear-in-the-bird-seedPlease don't feed the bears. That includes leaving bird seeds where bears can get to them. Click here for video of a black bear that found food in a backyard in Farmington, Fayette County. Black bears can learn quickly that human habitation means easy-to-get food. That often leads to negative human-bear contact, and bears that learn to not fear ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 12:01 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
sutter-eager-to-play-for-johnston-09-15-14Considering he wasn't fired, traded or allowed to walk as a free agent, Brandon Sutter's offseason was pretty quiet. Under any other circumstances, signing a two-year contract for a total of $6.6 million - as Sutter did in August - would be a somewhat significant event. But when weighed against the context of the Penguins' offseason as a franchise ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 11:21 am by
what-will-short-legislative-session-bring Gov. Tom Corbett. (AP Photo)Ready for a month of fun?Our state legislators return to Harrisburg today to begin a four-week session that probably won't produce much action on some of the biggest issues facing Pennsylvania – but could, at least, produce a fair amount of fodder for us.What could happen:Our Karen Langley takes a look at the...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:30 am by Sara Bauknecht
pittsburgh-native-alex-catarinella-covers-fashion-for-new-yahoo-style While lots of fashion lovers are swooning over the latest styles from afar, Pittsburgh native Alex Catarinella, 27, is seeing them up close as a freelance fashion writer in New York City. Since graduating from Marymount Manhattan College in 2009, he's contributed to such print and Web publications as Style.com and Elle and regularly rubs elbows ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:19 am by Sam Werner
my-2014-ap-ballot-week-3Each week, I'll go through my AP Top 25 ballot and give a few thoughts on how I voted and how it compares to the overall poll results. Overall, this was a pretty weak slate of games this Saturday. We still got some shake ups, though, as South Carolina showed it's not dead yet beating Georgia, and Virginia Tech and USC both fell victim to let-down ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 2:08 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-09-15-14Penguins -Shootout goals by Jean-Sebastien Dea and Tom Kuhnhackl gave the Penguins a 5-4 win against the Blackhawks in their rookie tournament game in London, Ont. -Highlights: -"It's a smaller rink, so you have to take your hits and make your hits a lot." - Penguins forward prospect Oskar Sundqvist, a native of Sweden, on adjusting to playing in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 14 September 2014 2:22 pm by Barbara Vancheri
benedict-cumberbatch-movie-wins-people-s-choice-award-in-toronto    “The Imitation Game,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the real-life mathematician who helped to break the German Enigma codes during World War II, won the People’s Choice Award today at the Toronto International Film Festival. Its cast also includes Keira Knightley (above).   It will be screened for free at 6 p.m. at the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 14 September 2014 2:21 pm by Mike White
steel-valley-s-murray-already-over-2-000-don-t-forget-the-patNotes, anecdotes and thoughts after the third week of the high school football season. At this pace, Steel Valley's DeWayne Murray will one day end up as one of the leading rushers in WPIAL history. Murray is only a sophomore, but he surpassed 2,000 career yards rushing in a victory against Sto-Rox Friday. A 5-foot-10, 180-pound halfback, Murray has ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 14 September 2014 11:34 am by Barbara Vancheri
despite-violence-against-women-no-good-deed-does-well-at-box-office “No Good Deed,” which has brutal violence against women at a time when the spotlight is focused on that issue due to the NFL, was No. 1 at the box office with an estimated $24.5 million.    Idris Elba plays an escaped prisoner, with a history of violence against women, who shows up on the doorstep of an Atlanta family and charms and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 14 September 2014 10:50 am by Barbara Vancheri
disney-world-to-give-visitors-more-anna-elsa-frozen The world has yet to tire of “Frozen” — it may never — and Disney World is planning a “Frozen” attraction at Epcot Center.    Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced on Friday that the entertainment giant is starting construction on a new “Frozen” attraction at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot. No opening date was ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 14 September 2014 6:00 am by Doug Oster
dispatches-from-italy-the-best-lunch-ever Even though I saw two amazing gardens today, the religious experience I had at lunch was so powerful, I’m compelled to write about it. It began the day before as I sat on a bench in the shadow of an ancient villa with Anna Maria Massimi who is guiding a tour in concert with ours. As I explained my love of Italian cheeses and meats to her, she ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 14 September 2014 3:34 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-09-14-14Penguins -A goal by forward prospect Jean-Sebastien Dea with 18 seconds remaining in regulation gave the Penguins a 4-3 win against the Senators in a rookie tournament game in London, Ont. -Highlights: -Forward prospect Anton Zlobin has a knack for scoring goals when they matter most. -Former Penguins forward Troy Loney has found success in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 13 September 2014 8:33 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
west-virginia-silences-doubters-with-dramatic-rivalry-win-vs-maryland  COLLEGE PARK, Md. — West Virginia's resurgence was never going to be believable until after the Maryland game, right? A surprisingly close finish against Alabama was nice. A shutout of Towson was, well, appreciated. But this was the real barometer, the first rematch of a 2013 opponent, and this is the first one that really said ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 13 September 2014 5:15 pm by Sam Werner
final-thoughts-pitt-42-florida-international-25MIAMI, Fla. — Pitt overcame a brutally ugly start to win 42-25 on the road against FIU Saturday. It certainly wasn't pretty, and raised some concerns for the Panthers, but 3-0 is 3-0. Here are a couple of quick thoughts on the win... The first quarter was a disaster: The most concerning part about Pitt falling behind 16-0 in the first quarter is that ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 13 September 2014 3:07 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-09-13-14Penguins -According to his agent, Allan Walsh, former Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun (right) has rejected contract offers and training camp invitations from various NHL teams. -The Penguins will participate in a rookie tournament in London, Ont. beginning today. -Happy 55th birthday to former Penguins forward Scott Gruhl. A free agent signing ... Read More and Comment