Published on Friday, 06 March 2015 5:28 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-ducks-03-06-15A preview of the Ducks. When and where: 10 p.m., EDT, Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim Honda Center. TV: Root Sports, Prime Sports, Sportsnet. Record: 42-17-4, 91 points. The Ducks are in first place in the Pacific Division. Leading Scorer: Center Ryan Getzlaf (right), 61 points (20 goals, 41 assists). Last Game: 3-1 home win against the Canadiens ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 06 March 2015 2:40 pm by
aclc-goes-for-mpfThe Allegheny County Labor Council, an influential umbrella group of the region's union officials, voted Friday to endorse Mark Patrick Flaherty in his bid to wrest the Democratic nomination from his successor, county Controller Chelsa Wagner.The group's backing is welcome on its own terms with its promise of financial and grass roots support. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 06 March 2015 12:17 pm by Craig Meyer
jim-ferry-discusses-a-10-seeding-fordham-winWith his Duquesne team coming off its first road win in 102 days (and first in Atlantic 10 play in nearly a year), Jim Ferry discussed the Dukes' mindset with regards to A-10 tournament seeding heading into their regular season finale against Davidson, as well as their 81-66 win against Fordham on Wednesday.   SCOUTING REPORT Matchup: ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 06 March 2015 11:53 am by Natalie Bencivenga
settingtheseen-history-uncorked-we-can-do-itThis week, Sara and I donned our best 1940s inspired "Rosie the Riveter" outfits to check out Heinz History Center's History Uncorked: We Can Do It! With a fun retro-theme, it is sure to be a swinging good time! I went to this event last year, and it was one of my favorite parties of the year. Hope to see you tonight! #wheresNataliePG Follow ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 06 March 2015 11:24 am by
pittsburgh-federation-of-teachers-releases-endorsementsPittsburgh Public Schools board member Regina Holley speaks at a 2014 rally. (Julia Rendleman/Post-Gazette)After conducting interviews with candidates for four Pittsburgh Public Schools board districts and four Pittsburgh City Council districts, the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers has issued it first list of endorsements:Pittsburgh Public...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 06 March 2015 11:06 am by
senate-rs-warn-school-officials-about-budget-proposalSenate Republicans are warning Pennsylvania school officials against counting on the  funding increases  that Gov. Tom Wolf proposed this week.A letter that went out after his address:Dear Superintendent:As you know, earlier this week Governor Tom Wolf unveiled his FY 2015-16 proposed state budget. Given the extraordinary level of...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 06 March 2015 9:03 am by Doug Oster
free-rare-seeds-at-pittsburgh-home-and-garden-show-with-doug-here-s-the-schedule'Lost Marbles' is said to be sweeter than 'Sungold.' It's also disease resistant. Photos courtesy of Good Mind Seeds I'll be at the Duquesne Light Home and Garden Show every day talking gardening. I'm also giving away lots of seeds. Two really rare tomatoes are from Good Mind Seeds. 'White Pumpkin' and 'Lost Marbles' are really cool and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 06 March 2015 6:00 am by Peter Smith
traditional-religions-unaffiliated-predominate-in-pittsburghI find three major takeaways from a new grassroots survey on religion in Pittsburgh and elsewhere. The first is that, for all the colorful diversity of Pittsburgh's religious scene, the traditional faith groups still have the big numbers. The second is that there's a big showing for those with no religious affiliation. The third is that, on political ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 06 March 2015 2:47 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-03-06-15Penguins -Welcome back Ben Lovejoy ... to Anaheim. -"I still don’t understand what happened, but I don’t try to think too much into it. I don’t want to lose much energy trying to think why it happened.” - Ducks defenseman Simon Despres on being traded by the Penguins Monday. -So far, so good with Derrick Pouliot's ongoing stint with the NHL ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 06 March 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
transparencyI agree that Hillary should be held to the same standards as every other Washington politician or presidential candidate. If we want real transparency, lets outlaw secret donations that make it possible to buy elections.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 05 March 2015 5:27 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
missing-the-point-03-05-15  (Note: This is an updated version of a post we had Feb. 16.) Last night's 3-1 loss at Colorado snapped a four-game scoring streak for Sidney Crosby. In the process, Crosby recorded his 25th pointless game of the season and tied his single-season career worst for that dubious statistic. The only other time he went 25 games without a point ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 05 March 2015 5:07 pm by Barbara Vancheri
rated-pg-movie-podcastBack on track with a Rated PG movie podcast. I talk about "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," not as good as the original but bolstered by the veterans Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy, and "Unfinished Business," an R-rated comedy starring Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco.   Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 05 March 2015 2:00 pm by Peter Smith
pope-francis-popularity-at-jp2-levels   With his approaching two-year anniversary in office on March 13, Pope Francis has seen his popularity actually grow, at least in the United States. That would bode well for his upcoming trip to Philadelphia and other American cities. Ninety percent of U.S. Catholics and 70 percent of Americans overall view the pope positively, according to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 05 March 2015 12:45 pm by By Jacob Quinn Sanders
atop-of-pittsburgh-s-triangleTable 54 was the best one. Sit there and from the 62nd floor of the U.S. Steel Building it was easy to look out over Downtown Pittsburgh and see Point State Park, Mount Washington, all three rivers, and the rising hills of the North Side. There were birthdays. Anniversaries. Celebrations of an engagement, a promotion, a graduation. For 30 years the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 05 March 2015 12:39 pm by Scott Mervis
bowie-slammed-for-1974-arena-show-in-tbt-newsclip Bowie ... boring? Those words usually don't go together, but that is how this Civic Arena show from Nov. 19, 1974 is described in a Pittsburgh Press review by Pete Bishop. The glam-rocker had been here on The Diamond Dogs Tour for two nights in June at the Syria Mosque. This return trip, re-branded as The Soul Tour, stripped away the theatrics, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 05 March 2015 2:39 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-recapping-penguins-avalanche-03-05-15Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “We were just flat. It wasn’t pretty there.” - Sidney Crosby (above, with Avalanche defenseman Brad Stuart). -The Denver Post's recap. "He's a little bit more serious than most of the buddies I play against. You usually can talk to your friends, but he's all business on the ice." - ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 05 March 2015 10:22 am by Craig Meyer
duquesne-s-a-10-tournament-seeding-scenario At a time of year where hypotheticals and mock brackets are at the center of most every college basketball conversation, Duquesne is faced with a different reality and has been for some time. The Dukes are 11-17 and with only one game remaining in the regular season, they’re working toward decidedly less grandiose goals. For weeks, players and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 10:01 pm by Megan Ryan
robert-morris-advances-in-nec-tournament-with-91-68-win-over-wagner Lucky Jones is playing like his whole basketball career depends on a single win. Because, well, it does. The senior forward tied his career mark for points with 27 in Robert Morris’ 91-68 win over Wagner in the Northeast Conference quarterfinals Wednesday at the Sewall Center. Jones, the last four-year player still on the court, shot 8-for-12 from ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 9:48 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 6:29 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-avalanche-03-04-15A preview of the Avalanche. When and where: 10 p.m, EST, Pepsi Center. TV: Root Sports, Altitude Sports. Record: 27-25-11, 65 points. The Avalanche is in last place in the Central Division. Leading Scorer: Right winger Jarome Iginla, 42 points (19 goals, 23 assists). Last Game: 3-1 home loss to the Wild Saturday. Goaltender Semyon Varlamov (right) ... Read More and Comment