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Free organic gardening seminar with Doug Saturday in Fox Chapel

Written by Doug Oster on .

blog 6 inch OsterLets talk gardening on Saturday.

I'll be at Cooper Siegel Library on Saturday May 2, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. presenting Grow Organic; How to Have Your Best Garden Ever.

I'll show you how to create a great garden without having to reach for chemicals. It's inexpensive, easy and it works, I promise.

We'll talk about flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs and organic lawn care.

I'll also cover keeping deer, rabbits and groundhogs out of the garden .

Hydrangea doesn't bloom? Don't know when to prune your flowering shrubs? I'll answer all your gardening questions and convince you there's no such thing as a black thumb.

I'll have all of my books there to sign for you and there are door prizes too.

Hope to see you there.

 

 

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Empty Netter Assists - Letang a Masterton finalist - 05-01-15

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

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-Kris Letang (above) was named a finalist for the Masterton Memorial Trophy. Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk and Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond were also named finalists.

-Sidney Crosby was named captain of Team Canada in the upcoming IIHF World Championship tournament. Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis and Stars forward Jason Spezza were named alternate captains.

-The tournament begins Friday. Here is the schedule.

-Quite a few of the Penguins' top prospects are getting playoff experience with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

-Former Penguins forward Nick Johnson has joined Brynäs of Sweden's SHL.

-Former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Chad Kolarik has joined Kloten of Switzerland's NLA.

-Happy 39th birthday to former Penguins forward Eric Meloche (right). The son of former Penguins goaltender and assistant coach Gilles Meloche, Eric Meloche was a seventh-round pick in 1996 and spent parts of three seasons with the Penguins. He made his NHL debut in 2001-02 and recorded one assist in 23 games. The 2002-03 season saw him record six points in 13 games. His best season an an NHLer was 2003-04 when he recorded 10 points in 25 games. During the 2004 offseason, he signed with the rival Flyers. In 61 games for the Penguins, Meloche, one of three players to wear No. 72 for the Penguins (Alex Kovalev and Patric Hornqvist are the others), scored 17 points.

-Happy 77th birthday to former Penguins and Pittsburgh Hornets defenseman/forward Dick Mattiussi. Acquired from Cleveland of the AHL in exchange for cash in 1966, Mattiussi spent parts of two seasons with the Penguins. He appeared in 32 games during the Penguins' inaugural season of 1967-68 and recorded two assists. After 12 games and two assists in 1968-69, Mattiussi was dealt to the Oakland Seals along with Earl Ingarfield and Gene Ubriaco for Bryan Watson, George Swarbrick and Tracy Pratt. In 44 career games with the Penguins, Mattiussi recorded four assists. 

-After the Jump: The second round begins.

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Bud Dupree highlight reels

Written by Dan Gigler on .

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The Steelers get a guy they thought wouldn't be available ... here's the film on Alvin "Bud" Dupree ...

Here is CBS Sports immediate analysis of Steelers selection of Bud Dupree (spoiler: they love it)

NFL offical draft scouting report

A great in-depth analysis by analyst Brett Kollman

SB Nation had him has #5 edge rusher: best name, hard hitter, insane physical specimen, no polish -- "elite clay to mold"

Bud Duprees vs. Florida 2014

His NFL combine 40-yard dash

This is an interview on the Draft red carpet by a Kentucky outlet -- totally throwaway except they also capture him being interviewed immediately after by the Browns ... funny as the Steelers hope he'll antagonize Cleveland quarterbacks for years to come.

Pick six vs. South Carolina 2014

High School highlights

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops on Bud Dupree

Chicago Football analysis

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Supreme Marriage

Written by Rob Rogers on .

The Supreme Court is about to rule on state bans on same-sex marriage. Many believe the court will come down on the side of lifting these discriminating laws. Not if Scalia has anything to say about it. 

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Chicago Bears select Kevin White with seventh overall pick

Written by Craig Meyer on .

Barely two years after arriving on the West Virginia campus as an immensely talented, but little known wide receiver out of Lackawanna College, Kevin White is a top-10 NFL draft pick.

The former Mountaineers standout was selected by the Chicago Bears with the seventh overall pick Thursday night at the league’s draft at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, just over one mile away from the team’s home stadium, Solider Field, where he’ll be catching passes next season.

“I’ve been through so much and I’ve been wanting this all my life,” White told ESPN in an interview shortly after being picked. “I’m finally here and I’m ready to turn this city around.”

After a solid, if unspectacular, junior season, White broke through as a senior, hauling in 109 catches for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns, the first two of which were team highs. He was a first-team all-Big 12 conference selection and a second-team Associated Press all-American.

Along with Alabama’s Amari Cooper, who went fourth overall to the Oakland Raiders, White was widely rated as one of the top two receivers in the draft class.

At 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, White represents a long and athletic downfield target that can use his blazing speed – he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.35 seconds at the NFL combine in February – to separate himself from defensive backs. He becomes the second West Virginia wide receiver drafted in the first round in the past three years, joining Tavon Austin, who was taken with the eighth pick in the 2013 draft.

With the Bears, he’ll line up on the opposite side of Alshon Jeffery, a tall and talented wideout with two 1,000-yard seasons in his three-year career, while also attempting to fill the void left by Brandon Marshall, who was traded to the New York Jets in early March.

 

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