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
Published on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:32 am by Elizabeth Bloom
met-live-in-hd-scheduleThe Met has had an exciting summer, to put it nicely. After a brush with what would have been a devastating lockout with its unions, the company is on track to open its season next month. And following a controversial decision not to simulcast its production of John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer," it has announced a Met: Live in HD schedule ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 9:24 am by Doug Oster
pgu-deer-proofing-your-property-with-dougDeer are hungry, tame and love to eat out of the garden. Photos by Doug Oster I'll be presenting "Deer-Proofing Your Property" as part of the PGU educational series on September 24th at the Post-Gazette from 7-9 p.m. For over 25 years I've battled the deer in the garden and have many different techniques to keep the garden free of these four legged ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 4:32 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-26-14-Happy 65th birthday to former Penguins all-star defenseman Ron Stackhouse (right). Acquired midway through the 1973-74 season along with Jim Rutherford in a deal which sent Jack Lynch to the Red Wings, Stackhouse, one of the best defensemen in franchise history, spent parts of nine seasons with the Penguins. He finished 1973-74 by appearing in 36 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 25 August 2014 6:45 pm by
corbett-wolf-campaign-in-pittsburghThe candidates for governor had dueling appearances in Pittsburgh Monday although partisanship seemed to take a back seat to celebration in both cases. Gov. Tom Corbett was at the Pittsburgh International with county Executive Rich Fitzgerald heralding the Consol Energy's big drilling lease on the airport property.Democrat Tom Wolf stopped ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 25 August 2014 6:26 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
jim-ferry-dukes-participate-in-als-ice-bucket-challengeJim Ferry and the Duquense men's basketball team participated in the ice-bucket challenge Monday to raise awareness for ALS. "I also wanted to make a shoutout to Pete Frates and his family that got this whole thing started," Ferry said. "Great job gaining awareness for ALS and all that money in donations.""ALS is something that's very close ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
ice-bucketWith all of these Ice Bucket Challenge videos popping up to raise awareness for ALS, I couldn't help but think of the many buckets of cold water the republicans have poured on Obama. They are more interested in bringing down one black president than they are in helping all Americans live better lives.  Read More and Comment