Published on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 8:00 am by Sara Bauknecht
fashion-world-takes-to-twitter-to-remember-oscar-de-la-renta On Monday night it wasn't Oscar de la Renta's clothes that were trending. News of the fashion designer's death was a top topic on Twitter and other social media platforms.  Messages from those who knew him, as well as from those who admired him from afar, regaled readers with quotes, photos and tales from the 82-year-old's personal and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 5:51 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-10-21-14Penguins -So far, so good for Christian Ehrhoff (above). -Welcome back Robert Bortuzzo ... to practice. -Andrew Ebbett and Scott Harrington were assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. -EN Says: With neither player appearing in a game and the rest of the Penguins' roster getting healthier than it was during training camp, there really wasn't any ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
hands-upYou have a much better chance of being shot by a policeman than contracting ebola. Just sayin'.  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 20 October 2014 11:25 pm by Sara Bauknecht
renowned-fashion-designer-oscar-de-la-renta-dies A somber spirit enveloped the global style community Monday with the news that famed designer Oscar de la Renta had died. He was 82 years old. As recently as last month he was showing his latest collection to the industry's who's who at New York Fashion Week and also made headlines as the man behind Amal Clooney's wedding gown when she married George ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 20 October 2014 5:55 pm by Sam Werner
fun-with-math-standard-deviation-and-james-connerThis was originally going to be part of my Virginia Tech breakdown post (which is still coming later tonight or possibly tomorrow morning), but I ended diving into it deeper than I thought I would, so I thought I would break it out into it's own post. James Conner looked a lot better in Pitt's 21-16 win against Virginia Tech Thursday night than he did ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 20 October 2014 4:34 pm by
new-ads-rehash-secret-issuesWe're two weeks away from Election Eve – which should absolutely be a holiday on par with Christmas Eve– and The Battling Toms are lining up their best shots at each other – and emptying the wallets of their respective campaign funds. Two new ads hit YouTube – and, presumably, televisions near you – on Monday. Let's take a look at what each of ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 20 October 2014 2:29 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
playing-on-second-line-has-been-awesome-for-sutter-10-20-14 Last season, anytime center Brandon Sutter generated some chemistry with a new winger, an injury or some other factor would force a change in linemates for him. As a result, the third line failed to contribute much sustained offense in 2013-14. This season, injuries have in part made it necessary for Sutter to man the second line with Pascal Dupuis ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 20 October 2014 1:57 pm by Sam Werner
my-2014-ap-ballot-week-8Each week, I'll go through my AP Top 25 ballot and give a few thoughts on how I voted and how it compares to the overall poll results. No major shake-ups at the top of the poll this week. The one game that was supposed to provide some sort of separation (Florida State/Notre Dame) didn't really, since the Seminoles and Irish basically went toe-to-toe ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 20 October 2014 1:29 pm by Scott Mervis
for-those-about-to-rock-goes-to-woodstock Is there a better field trip for students of the For Those About to Rock Academy than the hallowed grounds of Woodstock? That’s where the young rockers of the Ambridge-based academy headed Sunday with teachers/organizers David and Joey Granati and Cathy Stewart. As part of a Bethel Woods Center for the Arts outreach program, 25 students (most ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 20 October 2014 10:17 am by Doug Oster
bugbane-provides-an-annual-surprise-of-fragrant-beautiful-white-bloomsBugbane produces white spires which are aromatic. Photos by Doug Oster This plant grows in a neglected woodland bed, a testament to the toughness of bugbane. There are things in the garden which surprise that shouldn't. Cimicifuga or bugbane has been blooming yearly in my garden for 15 years, but it's planted in an out of the way place. It grows in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 20 October 2014 9:59 am by
perry-on-politics-a-muddled-future-for-the-gopMitt Romney campaigns at a campaign stop in Ohio in 2012. (Block News Alliance)By James M. PerryPolitical pundits seem to be flocking to the conclusion that Republicans will capture the Senate and make gains in the House on Nov. 4.Given the political climate (heated and sometimes hysterical), they probably should win, even though they have done...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 20 October 2014 3:32 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-10-20-14Penguins -Andrew Ebbett (above) patiently waits for a chance to play. -The Penguins mad a few changes with their defensemen on the penalty kill. -Per Evgeni Malkin's Twitter account, the Penguins had an early Halloween: pic.twitter.com/FhLycNJRCU — Евгений Малкин (@malkin71_) October 20, 2014 pic.twitter.com/70LTXnJag6 — Евгений ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 19 October 2014 12:27 pm by Mike White
wpial-playoff-picture-who-is-in-so-farThe WPIAL football regular season wraps up this weekend. Who is in and who is out of playoff contention? Well, so far 53 of the 64 spots have been filled. There are three conferences in both Class AAAA and AAA. In those two classes, the top five teams in each conference qualify along with one "wild-card" sixth place team. In Class AA and AA, there ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 19 October 2014 11:56 am by Barbara Vancheri
fury-wins-box-office-battle Brad Pitt won the war of the weekend box office with “Fury,” which bumped “Gone Girl” out of the top slot.    Bolstered by a cast that includes Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal, “Fury” earned an estimated $23.5 million.    Doing incredibly well in limited release is “Birdman" starring Michael ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 19 October 2014 6:42 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-10-19-14Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “It’s fun to see him when he’s out there doing that.” - Sidney Crosby on Evgeni Malkin. -Newsday's recap. "We had our chances. There's just some little things we need to be better at." - Islanders captain/forward John Tavares. -The Associated Press' recap. "We scored and they didn't. That ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 19 October 2014 12:00 am by Dan Gigler
1974-flashback-sp-sputtering-st-steelers-winIn recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Steelers first Super Bowl season, the Post-Gazette is reprinting the game story from each week of that year. This story was first published on Oct. 14, 1974. Sp-Sputtering St-Steelers Win By Vito Stellino / Post-Gazette Sports Writer The Steelers continue to resemble an Evel Knievel rocket ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 19 October 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
ebola-czarIt is estimated that in the U.S. an average of 24,000 people a year die from the flu (some figures say 36,000). Only one death has been attributed to Ebola. Why do we need a czar? Relax people! Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 October 2014 5:38 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
islanders-at-penguins-10-18-14PREGAME 0:14: Maatta is sent off for holding. 0:00: End of game. Penguins 3, Islanders 1. POSTGAME -This wasn't a pretty game. It was definitely hard-fought, combative and very competitive. But after three fairly back-and-fourth run-and-gun affairs, the Penguins had to grind out a pretty ugly victory. -Once again, special teams were the story ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 October 2014 3:21 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-islanders-10-18-14A preview of the Islanders. When and where: 7 p.m., EDT, Consol Energy Center. TV: Root Sports, MSG Plus. Record: 4-0-0, 8 points. The Islanders are in 1st place in the Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division. Leading Scorer: John Tavares, 7 points (2 goals, 5 assists). Last Game: 4-3 home shootout win against the Sharks, Thursday. Nick Leddy ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 October 2014 2:04 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
halftime-west-virginia-24-no-4-baylor-20 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — It’s halftime, and West Virginia is down to Icky Banks and Ricky Rumph as their starting cornerbacks. Daryl Worley injured himself on a diving, muffed punt. Terrell Chestnut was eliminated on a vicious block from Baylor receiver Corey Coleman. Tailback Rushel Shell is out for now. Center Tyler Orlosky left for a bit, too, but ... Read More and Comment