Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 5:02 pm by Barbara Vancheri
tcm-to-remember-mike-nichols-with-three-famous-films    Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of award-winning filmmaker Mike Nichols with a three-film tribute on Saturday, Dec. 6.    Nichols, who died Wednesday at age 83, is one of the few artists to earn Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy accolades.   TCM’s tribute will showcase his Oscar-nominated ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 3:31 pm by Sam Werner
post-route-podcast-episode-10 POST ROUTE PODCAST: WEEK 10 Hello and welcome back to another week of the Post Route Podcast, hosted by Post-Gazette college writers Sam Werner (Pitt) and Stephen J. Nesbitt (WVU). Last weekend was West Virginia's turn to have a week off, and the Mountaineers now have their fifth top-15 matchup when No. 12 Kansas State comes to town ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 3:28 pm by Sam Werner
house-talks-syracuse-preparationIt's no secret that Pitt's defense has not been so great over these last few games. The Panthers have given up an average of 49 points per game in losses to Georgia Tech, Duke and North Carolina. Perhaps the worst part was the sense of inevitability that came over when the Tar Heels got the ball back late in Saturday's latest loss. There just didn't ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 3:22 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
post-route-podcast-episide-10 POST ROUTE PODCAST: WEEK 10 Hello and welcome back to another week of the Post Route Podcast, hosted by Post-Gazette college writers Sam Werner (Pitt) and Stephen J. Nesbitt (WVU). Last weekend was West Virginia's turn to have a week off, and the Mountaineers now have their fifth top-15 matchup when No. 12 Kansas State comes to town ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 1:23 pm by
shuster-holds-transportation-committee-chairmanshipU.S. Rep Bill Shuster will take another spin as chairman of the powerful House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.The Blair County Republican said he used his chairmanship to help bring federal funds -- to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars -- to Somerset County for a three-phase project to improve U.S. Route 219 . In the same...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 8:38 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-11-20-14Penguins -“It’s been hard, but the hockey stuff, the knee, the puck in the neck, this is all stuff you come back from. You’re a hockey player. You’re supposed to come back from that stuff. It’s the risk you take as a hockey player to be on the ice. But the other stuff? The clot, the lungs … it has nothing to do with hockey. It’s life-threatening, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
keystone-jobsDespite the myth of jobs created by the Keystone Pipeline, the actual number is 35. The State Dept. estimates there will be 42,000 plus jobs created by economic ripple effect by the construction of the pipeline but those jobs will only last 2 years. On the other hand, actual jobs are being created as a result of renewable energy.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 9:46 pm by Mike White
highly-touted-jenkins-only-an-honorable-mention-all-conference-pickSome items that fell off my laptop The Class AAAA football all-conference teams were released recently, and an intriguing selection was Baldwin High School's Sterling Jenkins. Jenkins is a senior offensive lineman who played in the Southeastern Conference against Upper St. Clair and Woodland Hills, among others. Jenkins wasn't a first-team ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 9:26 pm by Dan Gigler
steelers-playoff-odds-54-099That's according to the math modeling gurus at Make NFL Playoffs. After taking a big hit following their loss to the Jets, the Steelers are back above coin-flip odds to make the postseason.  They are a 34.217% chance to tin the AFC North, the highest of the four teams  Though in first place by percentage points, Cincinnati's odds of winning ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 9:08 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
by-the-numbers-how-wvu-stacks-up-statistically-in-fbs-week-12  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — With two weeks left in the regular season, let's take a look at how West Virginia (6-4, 4-3 Big 12) stacks up statistically against its Division I counterparts. What you'll find below are the national rankings for West Virginia on all three sides of the ball — offense, defense and special teams. The easiest way to split ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 7:48 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
dupuis-invalulable-as-teammates-11-19-14 During training camp, a well-intentioned reporter pointed out to Penguins center Marcel Goc, a native of Germany, that there weren't many German-born players in NHL history. Right winger Pascal Dupuis was privy to the question and jumped on the chance to make fun of Goc like a rebound off a goaltender's left pad. “Dere's probably a good reason for ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 2:04 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
dupuis-sidelined-six-months-due-to-blood-clot-11-19-14 The Penguins are facing another health scare. Right winger Pascal Dupuis will be sidelined six months after a blood clots was diagnosed in his leg which eventually moved towards his lung. He will be treated with blood thinners and will not be permitted contact during that time. The ailment was identified during testing Monday after Dupuis had ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:20 am by
peduto-travels-deep-in-the-heart-of-texasBy Robert ZulloMayor Bill Peduto is escaping the city's deep freeze this week for the Lone Star State, where he will be attending the four-day National League of Cities' Congress of Cities in Austin. The theme is "The Future of Cities," with a "focus on the innovative ways cities can drive change," the mayor's office said in a statement.Mr. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 9:36 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-11-19-14Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. "If we can match up against their best lines and come out plus or even, that's really positive for our line." - Beau Bennett on the third line. - Beau Bennett on the third line. -The Montreal Gazette's recap. "We have lot of work to do if we want to be compared to a team like the Penguins.” ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-upmc-excludedUPMC is crying "foul" over Highmark's Community Blue plan because it gives patients an option that excludes UPMC ... which is what UPMC is doing to all of its other Pittsburgh-based patients anyway so I'm not sure why they are upset. Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 8:44 pm by Dan Gigler
the-overwhelming-sentiment-to-legarrette-blount-s-release Fans, teammates, coaches, owners -- clearly no one wanted LeGarrette Blount around. Hard to remember a guy alienating so many people, so quickly. But bailing on your team in a snit is a sure-fire way to do it.  If you're so inclined, check out highlights from last night's game synced with Bill Hillgrove's play-by-play, by ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 7:16 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
Published on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 5:46 pm by
anti-frackers-ask-wolf-to-forget-shale-taxProtesters of hydraulic fracturing took to the Capitol rotunda today to call on incoming governor Tom Wolf to abandon his plan to tax the drilling of natural gas and instead ban the practice altogether."We're going to be in Wolf's face everywhere he goes, to make our message heard and make him respond," said Karen Feridun of Berks Gas Truth, who...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 3:15 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-canadiens-11-18-14A preview of the Canadiens. When and where: 7:30 p.m, EST, Bell Centre. TV: Root Sports, SportsNet, RDS. Record: 14-4-1, 29 points. The Canadiens are in first place in the Atlantic Division. Leading Scorer: Left winger Max Pacioretty, 16 points (8 goals, 8 assists). Last Game: 4-1 road win against the Red Wings, Sunday. Right winger Brenden ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 10:27 am by
perry-on-politics-filling-the-democratic-vacuumHillary Clinton. (Associated Press photo)By James M. PerryShe seems inevitable. Poll numbers show that Hillary Rodham Clinton is supported by anywhere from 63 per cent to 73 percent of Democratic voters. "That makes her the most dominant front-runner at this stage of of a Presidential contest in the (Democratic) Party's modern history," notes ... Read More and Comment