Published on Friday, 29 August 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
burger-kingOur tax code is broken. The middle class gets hammered while corporations leave the country and the rich get all the breaks. If only we had a functional congress that could fix it.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 28 August 2014 1:56 pm by Sam Werner
running-back-rotation-and-other-week-one-notesWe're just two days away from Pitt playing a real, live football game against an actual opponent (and the party really gets going tonight with Texas A&M/South Carolina, Ole Miss/Boise State, among other games). In case you missed it, here's a link to my story from today's PG on James Conner looking to become a two-way threat for the Panthers this ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:29 pm by Natalie Bencivenga
seenontv-at-pittsburgh-today-live-fall-social-season-heats-upThere is so much going on in the social "seen" this fall! I talked with Kristine Sorensen from Pittsburgh Today Live this morning about tons of events coming up including, Lemons into LemonAID, Partners for Quality Fashion Show, Riverlife's Party at the Pier, Cultural Trust Gala, Family House's Polo Match, POWER Sunflower Event, and the Symphony's "For ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:09 am by
new-poll-wolf-edges-aheadGov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf in Pittsburgh Aug. 8, 2014. (John Heller/Post-Gazette)Gov. Tom Corbett has been on the offensive lately in his race to fend off a challenge from York businessman Tom Wolf, but a new poll from Franklin and Marshall College shows the incumbent's efforts are going unnoticed.Mr. Wolf, the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:00 am by Doug Oster
three-of-pittsburgh-s-nicest-gardens-showcased-on-ptl-with-dougThe garden at Schenley Plaza is a haven for wildlife. Gardeners leave the coneflowers standing to help feed the goldfinches. It's wonderful to listen and watch the birds enjoy the seeds. Photo by Doug Oster Today on PTL I shared the stage with Angela Yuele from the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. We talked about three of the conservancy’s gardens. The ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 28 August 2014 4:46 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-28-14 -Happy 82nd birthday to former Penguins and Pittsburgh Hornets forward Andy Bathgate (right). An all-star and former Hart Trophy winner with the Rangers, Bathgate was claimed by the Penguins in the 1967 expansion draft from the Red Wings, Bathgate spent two seasons with the Penguins. In 74 games with the expansion club in 1967-68, Bathgate led the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
hating-obamaSome people despise Obama so much they would like to see him impeached or at least sued (Hey, Boehner, what happened to that lawsuit?) But as much as they want him out of office, they still complain about him taking a vacation even though Obama has taken a lot less vacation than W or Reagan.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 5:03 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
atlantic-10-releases-18-game-conference-scheduleDuquesne will open its 2015 Atlantic 10 season with a nationally televised visit to Dayton, which made a surprise run to the Elite Eight in March. The full 18-game conference schedule was released Wednesday afternoon. The Dukes will play three times at Consol Energy Center, their home across the road from home, hosting Pitt Dec. 5, VCU Jan. 17 and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 4:10 pm by Elizabeth Bloom
pso-chamber-music-concerts-in-septemberThe Pittsburgh Symphony is offering some chamber music concerts as part of its "Music for the Spirit" series. More from the PSO: PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT EXPANDS TO INCLUDE THREE SEPTEMBER NEIGHBORHOOD CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Music for the Spirit program is expanding to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 3:37 pm by Maria Sciullo
houdini-posters-remade-for-tv-mini-series-courtesy-of-digital-hocus-pocus Harry Houdini is the subject of a new two-part TV mini-series airing on History September 1-2. In popular culture, he's made appearances in several feature films and television specials, not to mention a stint on Broadway in the musical "Ragtime." Thanks to some digital sleight-of-hand, Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody -- who stars in the History ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 3:32 pm by Mike White
wpial-on-display-at-great-hall-two-brumbaughs-will-start-more-state-rankingsStarting tomorrow night, WPIAL football will be showcased at Heinz Field. Before Thursday night's preseason game at Heinz, Steelers officials will unveil a new "WPIAL Champions" exhibit inside the stadium on the west concourse. What will the exhibit look like? Well, we're not quite sure.  "We haven't seen it yet," WPIAL executive director Tim ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 1:54 pm by Barbara Vancheri
it-was-a-night-to-remember-dock-ellis-curlers-compassion-and-being-high-as-a-georgia-pine  They came wearing Pirates caps in modern or old-school designs in gold, black, blue and brown and in T-shirts celebrating the Bucs, Roberto Clemente or 1979 World Series.   Several had stories about brushes with Dock Ellis as children, including a 9-year-old dropping off a glove at the pitcher’s Pittsburgh house and returning the next ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 1:32 pm by
biden-heads-to-pittsburghVice President Joe Biden will be in Pittsburgh Thursday for a private fund-raising event.  An official of the Democratic National Committee, the event's sponsor, said about 40 people were expected to attend the reception, contributing between $5,000 and $32,000.   Tom Wolf, the Democratic nominee for governor, was also expected to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 12:28 pm by Doug Oster
windflower-is-beautiful-easy-to-grow-and-the-bees-love-it-tooBumblebees line up to get at anemone 'Queen Charlotte.' Photos by Doug Oster These plants are in their fifth season and are filled with flowers.The blooms of anemone 'Queen Charlotte' sway in the summer breeze, hence the common name windflower. This perennial is simple to grow, filled with flowers and attracts pollinators like crazy. It's wonderful ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 10:43 am by Barbara Vancheri
variety-puts-michael-keaton-on-awards-path-for-birdman    Wow.    Michael Keaton’s next movie, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” has sent the Pittsburgh native’s stock soaring and could make him a sentimental yet sensational favorite for awards later this year.   And no, I haven’t seen the movie yet but the chief international film critic from Variety has, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 4:44 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-27-14 -Happy 57th birthday to former Penguins defenseman Bob Gladney (right). A free agent signing in the 1983 offseason, Gladney spent part of one season with the Penguins. He appeared in 13 games in 1983-84 and recorded six points. An eye injury forced him to retire in the 1984 offseason. Gladney is one of two natives of the province of Newfoundland ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 8:02 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
clint-trickett-nick-saban-s-daughter-was-my-first-kiss There's bulletin-board material, and then there's this. West Virginia starting quarterback Clint Trickett, in true Romeo-and-Juliet fashion, admitted Tuesday, four days before his Mountaineers face No. 2 Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, that he's got a rather special bond with the enemy. When asked whether he knew Alabama ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 6:23 pm by Sam Werner
house-hopes-to-stay-the-course-in-second-year-as-dcWe're only four days away from Pitt's season opener against Delaware now, so coaches are players are deep into game prep. In case you missed it in today's PG, here's my season preview for Pitt, which includes three keys to the 2014 season, as well as some notes on the schedule. Additionally, here's a notebook off coach Paul Chryst's press conference ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-police-gearPittsburgh witnessed the militarization of local police back in 2009 when protesters were met with armored vehicles and tear gas during the G-20 conference.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 1:51 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
holgorsen-presser-west-virginia-night-and-day-better-than-it-was-in-2013 West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen spent 20 minutes with the media Tuesday in his weekly press conference. Here's a synopsis:  • INTRO | “We’re thrilled to be heading down to Atlanta Saturday to take place in a game that will be considered one of the top in the country this weekend. We’re fired up about it.” Feels health of the ... Read More and Comment