I have now been in Russia for 16 days. What a blur.
I have now been in Russia for 16 days. What a blur.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia junior cornerback Travis Bell's hearing regarding his Dec. 1 drunken-driving arrest has been postponed to an undetermined later date, according to the Monongalia County magistrate court clerk.
Bell was arrested at 3 a.m. Dec. 1, just hours after the Mountaineers' triple-overtime defeat against Iowa State in the season finale.
It was his second arrest in 10 months. After his previous arrest, on a domestic battery charge, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to home confinement.
His status with the team remains uncertain.
If you haven't seen it yet, we rolled out a story this morning on Bell and his relationship to the family of WVU running backs coach Ja'Juan Seider. I'll have more to write on this later.
NEW YORK -- Devin Goda is an aspiring modeling on the move.
The 24-year-old Forward Township native broke into modeling a couple years ago when he attended an open call for models in Pittsburgh. Now he's taken his career to new heights, signing on with world-renowned agency Wilhelmina in New York.
This season was his first New York Fashion Week, and he kept busy modeling in five shows, including Asaf Ganot and Guess.
"With this being my first New York Fashion Week, I kind of just had fun and enjoyed the atmosphere," he said.
He's serious about making a name for himself in the industry and hopes to become a top model for fitness and print work and sign on with agencies across the world.
(Photo: Devin Goda, far left, models in the Asaf Ganot presentation at the High Line Hotel in Chelsea during New York Fashion Week. Sara Bauknecht/Post-Gazette)
Today I'm dreaming of sweet, beautiful heart shaped tomatoes. The fantasy of picking fruit warmed by the sun is tantalizing to say the least. Over the years I've fell in love with many varieties, often called oxheart tomatoes.
I buy 'Heart of Italy' plants from Hahn Nursery every year, but there are lots of cool varieties out there. This one is prolific, tasty and stores well too at the end of the season.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds sell 'Pink Oxheart,' it looks a lot like the one I'm growing. It's meaty, with an old-fashioned taste. Reviews on the site show it's great tasting and disease resistant too.
Seeds from Italy sells 'Cuor di Bue' (heart of bull). From the catalog-"Meaty, deep red flesh. Real tomato taste. The tomato all our Italian grandfathers grew. For fresh eating or sauce. Indeterminate. 70+ days. Indeterminate. Very large vigorous growing plant; these are quite productive and relatively early." This one also received good reviews.
'Hungarian Heart' is offered by Seed Savers Exchange. "Said to have originated in a village 20 miles from Budapest around 1900. Jerry Muller of Alabama (formerly of Tennessee) was the first SSE member to offer this variety; in 1988 he listed his seed source as Ed Simon of Pennsylvania. Huge pink oxheart fruits weigh upwards of one pound. Very few seeds and almost no cracking. One of our favorites for fresh eating, canning, and for making roasted tomato sauce."
Tomatofest has an entire page devoted to heart shaped tomatoes. 'Anna Russian,' 'Mrs. Houseworth and 'Reif Red Heart' are just a few of the cool varieties.
It's too early to start seeds, but this is a great time to order some seeds. Here's a primer for planting them inside.
Happy Valentine's Day, I'm fantasizing of heart shaped tomatoes growing in the warm summer sun.
Valentine’s Day can be stressful, filled with big expectations and sometimes unexpected, therefore, bigger disappointments.
We asked our readers about the worst gifts they have ever received on Feb. 14.
Here are their stories:
“My ex-boyfriend got me two things for our first (and only) Valentine's Day together. In one gift bag he put a piece of lingerie and a box of sockets. Yes, sockets. Like the kind you would use for working on a car or something. He said that he bought them because I didn't have any.” – Patti, 32
“Don’t get your girlfriend a kitchen appliance, apparently.” – Mike, 35
“My girlfriend once got me a gift card to her favorite store so that I could pick her something out. Now I’m sure you’re thinking something-sexy right? Her favorite store is Pier 1.” – Andrew, 23
“I thought I was being sweet and bought my girlfriend a pair of diamond earrings that she really wanted. Unfortunately I didn’t think about the fact that they came in a small, blue velvet box that I would be giving to her on the most romantic day of the year. The waiter just shook his head at me.” – Alex, 28
“I made a comment to my husband that my office chair at work got stuck when I tried to move and that I requested a new one from the company, but got no response. So he bought me an office chair for Valentine’s Day.” – Katelyn, 25
“My college girlfriend got me a scented candle and boxers that said, ‘taken’ on them. My roommates wouldn’t let me live it down for months.” –Mike, 24
“My fiancé once gave me a card that wasn’t signed, and still in the drug store plastic bag. ” – Shannon, 31
“My boyfriend and I are huge Pirates fans. He once got me a ticket to a Pirates game. Not tickets, just one. He had to work that day and thought I would be all right just going alone.” –Amanda, 24
What’s the worst Valentine’s Day gift you’ve ever received?