Published on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
bike-lanesI support anything we can do to make Pittsburgh a bike-friendly city, especially if we want to attract young people and the progressive companies that employ them. More commuters biking to work will mean reductions in cars and pollution downtown and might just improve the overall health of our citizens. What's not to like?  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 4:43 pm by
ferlo-i-m-gay-get-over-itState Sen. Jim Ferlo There will be a time – perhaps soon – when an announcement like the one state Sen. Jim Ferlo made in Harrisburg this morning won't be news.Mr. Ferlo, D-Highland Park, took a moment during a Capitol news conference Tuesday morning to formally – and matter-of-factly – announce that he is gay . Mr. Ferlo said hadn't planned to...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 2:13 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
healthy-bennett-happy-back-at-right-wing-09-23-14 Beau Bennett accounted for the Penguins' only goal in last night's 2-1 preseason loss to the Red Wings at Consol Energy Center. In the second period, he whipped a puck from the right point past a screen and the glove hand of Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard on the near side. Bennett, a first-round pick in 2010, has shown some flashes of his ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 1:22 pm by
five-thoughts-on-monday-s-wolf-corbett-debateGov. Tom Corbett debates challenger Tom Wolf Monday in Hershey. (Matt Rourke / AP photo)The setting – the annual dinner for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry in Hershey – probably meant that Gov. Tom Corbett was a bit more comfortable from the start of Monday night's gubernatorial debate.And it showed.Mr. Corbett was the winner ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 1:22 pm by
five-thoughts-on-monday-s-wolf-corbett-debateGov. Tom Corbett debates challenger Tom Wolf Monday in Hershey. (Matt Rourke / AP photo)The setting – the annual dinner for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry in Hershey – probably meant that Gov. Tom Corbett was a bit more comfortable from the start of Monday night's gubernatorial debate.And it showed.Mr. Corbett was the winner ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 1:09 pm by Mike White
coder-resigns-as-canon-mcmillan-football-coachThe season still isn't half over and two WPIAL coaches have now walked away from their jobs. Ron Coder resigned this morning as Canon-McMillan's coach, citing conflict among his coaching staff. He is the second WPIAL coach to quit in two weeks. Carlynton's Mauro Monz resigned last week. Coder, a former NFL player, and Canon-McMillan athletic director ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 12:24 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
dana-holgorsen-presser-bye-week-breakdown MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen joined the media corps Tuesday for a bye-week press conference. • OPENING STATEMENT | "The biggest thing on our mind is moving forward. ... We're 2-2. That's where we're at. That's the best way I can put it. Don't want any pats on the back for keeping it relatively close in the games ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:58 am by Barbara Vancheri
chadwick-boseman-talks-splits-pinching-pennies-and-how-the-best-is-yet-to-come    Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson and James Brown, is featured in GQ’s first “Age Issue,” celebrating the idea of looking awesome at any age.    It also features Blake Griffin, Norman Reedus, Clive Owen, and Tom Selleck.    GQ surveyed the five about getting old, staying young, looking sharp, and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 9:46 am by Doug Oster
summer-fades-but-gardeners-shouldn-tThis arugula will be able to be harvested all winter long with a little protection. Photos Doug Oster Cabbage, collard and kale are all from the same family and love cool weather.As the sun rose through the trees during this crisp, fall morning, the light illuminated my breath, a sure sign the summer season was officially over. Even though frost has ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 6:00 am by Peter Smith
plans-taking-shape-for-still-unconfirmed-papal-visitPope Francis hasn't quite officially confirmed his visit to Philadelphia in September 2015, but he has said he wants to, and planners for the related World Meeting of Families are preparing as if he will. Assuming he does, they're anticipating 1.5 million people -- probably including some protesters -- to show up for a papal Mass on Sunday, Sept. 27, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 9:54 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-09-23-14Penguins -Marc-Andre Fleury (above) made 18 saves for the Penguins in a 2-1 preseason loss to the Red Wings. -Highlights: -Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk left the game in the third period after suffering a shoulder injury on a hit by Rob Scuderi. -Patric Hornqvist, Pittsburgh Penguin: -Mike Johnston and Rick Tocchet run the bench: -Bobby ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 2:00 am by Sara Bauknecht
pittsburgh-fashion-week-opens-with-packed-night-of-runway-showsWhile a soccer game heated up the field at Highmark Stadium on Monday night, style attracted a crowd of about 300 inside for "The O.N.E.: Opening Night Extravaganza" of the fifth annual Pittsburgh Fashion Week. The Vintage Valet, one of the city's three fashion trucks, greeted guests at the door with its selection of vintage-inspired apparel and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
homeland-securityOK ... so a guy jumped the fence, ran across the lawn and walked right in the front door of the White House ... you can still trust us to protect you from ISIS! Really!  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 10:43 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
red-wings-2-penguins-1-postgame-thoughts-09-22-14 The Penguins dropped their preseason opener to the Red Wings at Consol Energy Center, 2-1. -The first thing which stood out from a game-wide standpoint was the penalties the Penguins took. They put the Red Wings on the power-play six times and Detroit was able to score each of its goals with the man advantage. You can't put a team as skilled as the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 8:41 pm by Mike White
about-usc-s-rough-start-state-rankingsUpper St. Clair coach Jim Render has never handled losing well. So don't look for him to be skipping around and whistling these days It has been a while since Render's team has had such a rough start. Upper St. Clair is 1-3. With a game looming Friday against 4-0 Woodland Hills, Upper St. Clair is staring 1-4 in the face. It has been 14 years since ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 7:37 pm by Dan Gigler
harrison-returning An Instagram video posted an hour ago of a facetime chat he apparently had today with his young boys would seem to indicate as much ...  Check it out. Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 7:07 pm by Sam Werner
the-breakdown-iowa Pitt suffered its first loss of the season Saturday, falling to Iowa 24-20. The first half looked much like the Pitt team we've grown accustomed to seeing this season, running the ball well and playing good enough defense to get off the field and control the clock. Things turned around in the second half, though, as Iowa outscored Pitt 17-3 in the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 5:23 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
red-wings-at-penguins-preview-09-22-14Note: We will not be running a live blog or chat for tonight's game. We are on location and will have a post-game blog up with thoughts, photos, etc. The Penguins will host the Red Wings in tonight's preseason opener at Consol Energy Center which begins at 7 p.m. It will be televised on WPCW which is channel 19 in Pittsburgh. There were no lines or ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 4:55 pm by Elizabeth Bloom
liner-notes-vol-xiFrom the New York Times, black composers and the role of race in classical music http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/arts/music/black-composers-discuss-the-role-of-race.html From Scientific American, the inevitable rise of digital music in "live" performance ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 4:12 pm by Dan Gigler
peezy-gets-the-bootBest unintentionally hilarious moment from last night's Steelers rout of Carolina:  Read More and Comment