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  • Pa. wedding erupts into 'bloody' brawl; 3 men, including off-duty State Trooper, arrested

    Pittsburgh News
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    A wedding party floating peacefully aboard Pittsburgh's Gateway Clipper riverboat suddenly turned rocky when the groom got himself into hot water with a female member of the clipper fleet.
  • Political Undertones Apparent At Annual Labor Day Parade

    Pittsburgh News
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Pittsburgh always celebrates with one of the largest Labor Day parades around, but this year's event had more political undertones than in years' past.
  • Proposed cellphone tower in Ligonier Township causing controversy

    MedleyStory
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    A proposed cellphone tower is causing controversy in Ligonier Township.The tower would make life a little easier for those who run the Ligonier Valley Cemetery, which has fallen on hard times.Verizon and the cemetery association had an agreement that would be a financial win for the cemetery, but now there’s static.Some believe the free-standing structure will interfere with the beauty of the hillside.“What bothered me the most was the aesthetics.  From our position, we would see the tower, which is proposed to be 149 feet tall,” said museum manager Sommer Toffle.The…
  • PSU Student Gains Fame As “Squirrel Whisperer”

    CBS Pittsburgh
    sarbear1987
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (KDKA/AP) – A Penn State student is gaining an internet reputation as a “squirrel whisperer” for befriending, feeding and dressing up a furry little friend she has named “Sneezy.” Undergraduate Mary Krupa recently spoke with NPR, saying that by giving the squirrel a peanut, she’s able to get close enough to pet her, put hats on her and take picture with her cell phone. Krupa and Sneezy’s exploits are chronicled in a Facebook page titled “Sneezy the Penn State Squirrel,” which actually features several different squirrels wearing…
  • 4 Console Companion Apps & How To Use Them

    TechBurgh
    Andy Quayle
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Second screen and companion apps for console game are increasingly becoming a part of gamer’s lives, and mobile devices are becoming more integrated into everyday gaming. About 38 percent of daily media interactions occur on smartphones, and that nearly a tenth of media interaction occurs on tablets, research published by Beenius shows. Game developers have recognized the role that mobile devices play in our everyday life and have developed some incredible apps to enhance the second screen experience. Here are some of the best companion apps for console games: Titanfall Companion App…
 
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    MedleyStory

  • Proposed cellphone tower in Ligonier Township causing controversy

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    A proposed cellphone tower is causing controversy in Ligonier Township.The tower would make life a little easier for those who run the Ligonier Valley Cemetery, which has fallen on hard times.Verizon and the cemetery association had an agreement that would be a financial win for the cemetery, but now there’s static.Some believe the free-standing structure will interfere with the beauty of the hillside.“What bothered me the most was the aesthetics.  From our position, we would see the tower, which is proposed to be 149 feet tall,” said museum manager Sommer Toffle.The…
  • McCutchen featured on cover of Sports Illustrated

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:14 pm
    For the second time in a year, Andrew McCutchen will be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The reigning National League Most Valuable Player graces this week’s regional issue -- the second time he’s been on the cover in the past year. CLICK HERE for last year's story. The article, written by Albert Chen, looks at what McCutchen means to the Pirates’ playoff hopes and his pursuit of another MVP award. CLICK HERE to read more on SportsIllustrated.com. FREE APPS! | LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! | FOLLOW US ON TWITTER!
  • Parents notified about toy gun incident at Pittsburgh school

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Parents were notified Tuesday about an incident on a Pittsburgh Public Schools bus Friday afternoon involving a student and a toy gun. Pittsburgh Public Schools released the following statement Tuesday regarding the incident at Pittsburgh Liberty: “Parents of Pittsburgh Liberty will be notified today of an incident that occurred Friday afternoon on the school bus. “According to student reports a fourth grade student discharged the toy pellet gun hitting another student in the book bag and leg.   “The student was not injured and is in good condition.  “The…
  • Young boy reunited with guide dog feared killed in house fire

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Channel 11 News was there Tuesday as a young boy was reunited with his guide dog after fire tore through their New Castle home. Chase, 6, who has a form of autism, has been teamed up with Trooper for three years now. But when the family went grocery shopping Monday afternoon and returned home to find their house on fire, they feared the worse for Trooper. “One of our neighbors kicked in the door and got the dog out,” Chase’s father told Channel 11’s Amy Marcinkiewicz on Tuesday. “This dog is very important to him because he’s shy and special,” said…
  • Man kicked out of meeting for not standing during Pledge

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a complaint against the city of Winter Garden after the mayor kicked a man out of a public meeting because he refused to stand up during the Pledge of Allegiance. WFTV published video of the incident, which happened at the August 27 city commission meeting in Winter Garden. "Waiting for everyone to rise," Mayor John Rees said. "Sorry, are you waiting for me?" the man said. "I don't have to." The Orlando Sentinel reported that "the man was identified by City Manager Mike Bollhoefer as Joseph Richardson, 51, who has repeatedly asked the city to…
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  • PSU Student Gains Fame As “Squirrel Whisperer”

    sarbear1987
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (KDKA/AP) – A Penn State student is gaining an internet reputation as a “squirrel whisperer” for befriending, feeding and dressing up a furry little friend she has named “Sneezy.” Undergraduate Mary Krupa recently spoke with NPR, saying that by giving the squirrel a peanut, she’s able to get close enough to pet her, put hats on her and take picture with her cell phone. Krupa and Sneezy’s exploits are chronicled in a Facebook page titled “Sneezy the Penn State Squirrel,” which actually features several different squirrels wearing…
  • Owner Scrambles To Coax Missing Exotic Bird Out Of Neighbor’s Tree

    sarbear1987
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:58 pm
    MT. LEBANON (KDKA) — An exotic bird was on the loose in Mt. Lebanon. Lynn Sunseri scoured her neighborhood, trying to get her macaw to come home. Tuesday morning, the hunt led to a neighbor’s tree. Lynn shook a container of bird seed, as the blue and gold macaw peeked through the branches. “Sometimes she hears me shaking this at home, and I’m hoping she’ll come down,” the owner said. “She hasn’t eaten until at least 4:30 yesterday.” That’s when Lynn Sunseri stepped outside her home, the bird on her shoulder. “She crawled down…
  • Consumer Reports Issues Buyer Beware Alert About Products Labeled “All Natural”

    hlang84
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:44 pm
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The word “natural” has become a big buzzword on processed food packaging. But Consumer Reports’ ShopSmart says beware. It doesn’t always mean what you think. “The Food and Drug Administration doesn’t adequately define what natural means. So a manufacturer can make the claim even when a product contains artificial ingredients,” said Dr. Urvashi Rangan, of Consumer Reports. That explains why foods like Kikkomen soy sauce can boast that it’s naturally brewed, yet it contains synthetic sodium benzoate, a popular preservative. It…
  • Police: Man Grab’s Officer’s Taser After Holding Woman Hostage

    sarbear1987
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:34 pm
    MONESSEN (KDKA) – Police officers will tell you domestic calls are some of the most dangerous calls you can go on. That was certainly the case for two Monessen officers who went to arrest a man who didn’t want to go. He managed to get ahold of one of the officers’ Tasers. “The world is getting progressively more violent unfortunately,” said Monessen Police Chief John Mandarino. Monessen’s police chief reflected after two of his officers responded to 525 9th Street after a woman called frantic for police help. “She said her friend was being held upstairs against her will by the…
  • Parkway West Construction Zone About To Become Tighter Squeeze

    hlang84
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:23 pm
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — An already tight squeeze in the construction zone on the Parkway West is about to get tighter as PennDOT gets ready to place more jersey barriers along the roadway Tuesday evening. Drive through the construction zone and you feel it, watch from above and you see it. More drivers than not are hugging the center line to avoid the center jersey barrier. So PennDOT is a bit concerned about what’s to come. “The barrier placement along the shoulder of the Parkway West will begin at 10 p.m.,” said PennDOT District 11 spokesman Steve Cowan. By barrier placement,…
 
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    TechBurgh

  • 4 Console Companion Apps & How To Use Them

    Andy Quayle
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Second screen and companion apps for console game are increasingly becoming a part of gamer’s lives, and mobile devices are becoming more integrated into everyday gaming. About 38 percent of daily media interactions occur on smartphones, and that nearly a tenth of media interaction occurs on tablets, research published by Beenius shows. Game developers have recognized the role that mobile devices play in our everyday life and have developed some incredible apps to enhance the second screen experience. Here are some of the best companion apps for console games: Titanfall Companion App…
  • Check Out Newest Phone Trend: Simple, Low-Cost, Flexible

    Andy Quayle
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    A growing trend in the ever-evolving and ever-changing telephone landscape is the increasing use of Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to place phone calls. Forecasters predict that that trend will soon be the norm. Surprisingly, this trend toward VoIP, unlike some previous major telephone changes, does not appear to challenge employees. Companies are finding that it displays an elegant adaptability. From top executives to entry-level employees, VoIP is a smooth change. Costs for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) for telephone services rank significantly high in any company’s budget.
  • HTC One M8 Available on Windows

    Ben Oaks
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:28 pm
    You’re browsing for a new smartphone and find the one for you but then realize it doesn’t have the mobile OS you were looking for — dilemma time.  But now this no longer applies to the HTC One M8. Starting today, Verizon Wireless is the only place where customers have the choice of this popular smartphone on multiple operating systems. Users still experience the full-metal unibody design, 5-inch full HD display, and dual front facing speakers with HTC BoomSound, but now Windows Phone is an option. And football fans can really put the HD display and front facing speakers to good use…
  • 5 Essential Cloud Storage Questions to Ask Before Buying

    Andy Quayle
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Protecting your company’s data is all that stands between you and disaster, and the decision of where to back up your data is possibly the most important one you’ll ever make. There are two different ways to store your data: online and offline. Currently, the most popular type is online cloud storage because if someone steals your data (offline) or there is some kind of physical catastrophe like a fire or flood, then having your data backed up in the cloud will save you. But what do you look for in a cloud storage service? Here are some things to consider when shopping for one. Storage…
  • Hands On: Manhattan Fathom Wireless Headphones

    Ben Oaks
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    It’s been a year and a half since we reviewed our Manhattan Flyte Wireless Headphones. For our new review we have their updated Manhattan Fathom Wireless Headset. This headset features Bluetooth,NFC, and the availability to listen to your music, even if your battery is dead. Are the Fathom worth a look at for your next set of headphones?  Lets find out. Lets start out by checking out the look of Fathom Headphones.  The version we have are black. Manhattan also offers a white version.  Included in the box are the headphones,  a microUSB charging cable, 3.5mm headphone  cable, and a…
 
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  • Viewpoint: Pennsylvania, Corbett growing jobs in Keystone State

    C. Alan Walker
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:53 pm
    The following op-ed piece was written by C. Alan Walker, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, in response to a Pittsburgh Business Times story, "Report: Pennsylvania receives D- for job growth," published Aug. 28, on an economic study from the Keystone Research Center. The story published by the Pittsburgh Business Times on Aug. 28, uses a partisan, politically driven report to ignore the facts. The fact is, Pennsylvania is emerging from the pack, outpacing…
  • Highmark announces details of UPMC transition plan

    Paul J. Gough
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Highmark Inc.'s plans for what will happen when its contract with UPMC expires on Dec. 31 were released Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, which has been reviewing the plan since it was submitted in late July. Among the provisions released Tuesday, according to Highmark: Highmark said it will create a new tier of Community Blue insurance to provide access to some UPMC services at a higher cost than in-network and make other UPMC services out-of-network at a higher cost. In-network…
  • Home Depot investigating potential data breach (Video)

    Paul J. Gough
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    Authorities are investigating whether there was a credit card breach at Home Depot's stores. The website KrebsonSecurity.com, which broke word of the Target data breach last year, reported Tuesday on what could be the latest data breach that has plagued a series of retailers including Target, Michaels, P.F. Chang's and others. The website said it could be a group of Russian hackers that are responsible for this potential breach. Home Depot (NYSE: HD) said it was investigating along with federal…
  • Wolf has double-digit lead against Corbett in RMU poll

    Paul J. Gough
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    A new poll from Robert Morris University Polling Institute shows Tom Wolf has a 30-point lead against Gov. Tom Corbett in the race for Pennsylvania governor. The York Democrat has captured 55.5 percent support compared with Corbett's 24.7 percent in the RMU poll released Tuesday. "Simply put, there is no enthusiastic base of support for Governor Corbett to rely on come Election Day," said RMU political science professor Philip Harold in a prepared statement. The poll of 500 Pennsylvania residents…
  • U.S. manufacturing expands at fastest pace since 2011 (Video)

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    U.S. manufacturing expands at fastest pace since 2011 (Video)
 
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    PopCity Media

  • The art of preservation: What it takes to maintain the Cultural District's historic theaters

    www.popcitymedia.com
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    From cleaning a 4,700-pound chandelier to finding the perfect match for decades-old upholstery, keeping the historic theaters of the Cultural District in good condition is a delicately choreographed dance.
  • The 'Pittsburgh left' isn't working

    www.popcitymedia.com
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Pittsburgh transplants won’t be surprised that Allstate Insurance Company ranked Steel City motorists among the worst in the country. In fact, Pittsburgh residents are 51.3 percent more likely to be involved in a car accident than your average American.   Pittsburgh ranked 14th worst on the list of 200 cities and dead last in cities with a population of 250,000 to 499,000 residents.   From tunnel traffic to parking spaces reserved by folding chairs, Pittsburgh’s driving peccadilloes are the city’s most treacherous traits.  
  • Partners join forces to build new playground in Whitehall

    www.popcitymedia.com
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Various community stakeholders and more than 200 community volunteers are working together to build a new playground for children in Prospect Park in Whitehall on Sept. 9. An old playground in the park will be replaced with a new playground with a design based on children’s drawings created at a special design event hosted this past July. The new park will feature a variety of colorful playground equipment including climbing walls, swings and slides all in compliance with today’s playground safety standards. The park flooring will also be covered with 51,000 square feet of…
  • What smart cities can learn from Denver

    www.popcitymedia.com
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fueled by collaboration, the Mile High City is investing in transit-oriented development while also preserving its historic neighborhoods. Denver has gained 50,000 new residents in the past four years, outpacing its suburbs and most other metro areas.
  • 'The Economist' ranks Pittsburgh among most livable cities in the world, AGAIN!

    www.popcitymedia.com
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2014 livability survey, Pittsburgh ranked 30th worldwide and second only to Honolulu in the US, which makes the Steel City the most livable metropolis in the continental United States.   “It’s great to celebrate the accolades that were made possible through the spirit of innovation here, fueled by the passion of Pittsburgh residents and decision makers,” said Craig Davis, president and CEO of VisitPITTSBURGH. “This city has come far because of the determination of collaboration and of perseverance. There’s been a…
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    That's Church

  • PNC BANK. PUNCH.

    Virginia
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    This is me calling out my lifetime bank, PNC Bank, for a shady fee practice because I want you to know so you can be careful to not get hit with ridiculous charges like I was. I needed to provide to a mortgage broker  a breakdown of some recent deposit tickets to my account. So I entered PNC Bank’s online system. I clicked on the deposit ticket link for each deposit I needed to show the checks from.   It displayed for me a picture of my deposit ticket. Here’s a snippet:   But I needed to show what those checks were, so I clicked “View Details.” This came up.
  • It was MY day, bitches.

    Virginia
    4 Jun 2014 | 8:05 am
    I probably shouldn’t write this post, but I honestly don’t give a shit. And that’s a weird way to start a post about my 40th birthday, but seriously, I in no way want to seem as if I am bragging (My sisters will testify that I HATE doing anything that even resembles bragging. They even have a recent example to prove it.), but I have shared almost a decade of my Pittsburgh journey with you guys, and I don’t want to withhold from you this latest, interesting leg of the trip. So suck it up and read this and feel free to comment about how I’m bragging and a bitch and…
  • Alcohol in grocery stores will KILL. YOUR. CHILDREN.

    Virginia
    23 May 2014 | 6:16 am
    Does the anti-liquor privatization lobby make you want to punch faces like it makes me want to punch faces? Then you’re in for a real treat because have you seen this commercial? Click here to view the embedded video. Head over here to see me destroy the “lying with statistics” that this commercial brazenly commits. Snippet: “So . . . *attempt at a confused look* . . .  politicians want booze sold in stores where kids and teens go . . .?” Wait. Wait just a minute. Are we supposed to leave our kids and teens in our cars when we go into the state liquor stores?! Crap.
  • Sally Wiggin and the Pigeons

    Virginia
    14 May 2014 | 6:17 am
    I’m sad about the Pens loss. So sad, in fact, that I ate for two straight hours after the final second ticked off the game clock. Half a jar of cookie butter. Cheese and crackers and processed meat slices. And then I eyed the cereal boxes. It wasn’t pretty. I woke up with a weird marriage of Cocoa Krispies and cracker dust in my hair. YOLO. So I’m going to ignore the loss and Bylsma’s likely departure (sob) and instead talk about pigeons. EFFING PIGEONS. MOTHERBLEEPING JERKASSWAD PIGEONS. First, yesterday late morning in Market Square, it was a beautiful steamy sunny…
  • Random n’at

    Virginia
    29 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    1. I ranted. I was heard. I’ve got lots of local media folks pissed with me now. But I 100% stand by what I wrote. Sometimes I write a rant and then a month later I’ll go back and read it and be like, “Bitch, who peed in your jar of Nutella? You need a chill pill the size of a horse tranquilizer.” But this one? No. It’s 100% church and I 100% will fight for what I wrote. 100%. [awkward kung fu moves] 2. Haitian Families First linked up kids in Haiti to be picture pen pals with kids at Sto-Rox Elementary, the Brashear Association, Grandview Elementary, Quaker…
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    iJustine / Justine Ezarik

  • Call of Duty Advanced Warfare XBOX ONE

    ijustine
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    It’s so beautiful! Guess it’s time to sell my old one for this upgrade! It has a 1TB HD up from the 500GB from the day one consoles. Here’s a pre-order link! I’m a bit torn though, because this white Sunset Overdrive one is pretty SICK. It has the 500GB HD still and I’m way more of a Call of Duty fan!
  • iJustine’s 2014 Vidcon Schedule

    ijustine
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:21 am
    Hey guys! I’m so excited to see you all at Vidcon this year – my full known schedule is below.. lots of random things come up and change last minute so be sure to follow me on twitter for all the real time updates! My meetup is Saturday in Hall B starting at 3:00PM – I will have some already autographed things for you guys so we can save time and make sure we get a picture! Last year they were pretty strict and tried to keep the lines moving so I wanted to make sure we all had as much time as possible! THURSDAY 26TH, JUNE 11:00AM Panel:Brands at Vidcon Q&A 3:00PM Panel:…
  • Extreme Offroad ATV in Iceland

    ijustine
    23 Jun 2014 | 9:38 am
    We did some extreme off roading in Iceland and before you ask… no, that was not me and Jenna falling off the ATV!
  • Hot Blue Lagoon Swimming in Iceland!

    ijustine
    23 Jun 2014 | 9:36 am
    Had so much fun in Iceland at visiting the Blue Lagoon! This was such a magical place that I can’t even believe that it exists!
  • Iceland Dogsledding

    ijustine
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:12 am
    This was so fun!
 
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  • #Stufftodo412 – Carrick Cornfest, Little Italy Days, Pedal Pgh & More

    Lindsay
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the end of August.  Back to school shopping has begun and this might  be the last unofficial weekend of summer.  If you are lucky enough to be in Pittsburgh this weekend – there are plenty of ways to seize the summertime fun. Know of an event that should be on the list?  Leave a comment below or share on Twitter with the #stufftodo412 View the story “Stuff To Do in the 412 – August 22-24″ on Storify
  • TechShop Knows How to Hack a Party – Event on August 28 to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

    Lindsay
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    If you haven’t had a chance to check out TechShop Pittsburgh yet – you are in luck!  On August 28, they are closing down the shop for a party of epic proportions.  This is a great party and a great deal – a day pass to TechShop is $50.  Tickets for Party@TechShop are $15, use the code TSlovesIheartPGH to save $5 off the ticket price.  So for $10 you get access to the shop and whole lot of food and drink from some of the best local spots in town. Party@TechShop – Thursday, August 28 When: Thursday, August 28, 2014 – 7-10pm Where: TechShop Pittsburgh, Bakery…
  • Race on Water – Standup Paddleboard Race at the Lake Arthur Regatta

    Lindsay
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    Ian Smith of SurfSUP Adventures & Micalla Mikus of Freeport Paddleboarding getting ready to race (Photo Credit: Mike Briggs) A few years ago when my sister was in law school, she spent a summer working in Hawaii.  She returned to the east coast with some legal knowledge, a tan and a love of surfboard sports. I have become a huge fan of kayaking around Pittsburgh – if you haven’t seen Downtown Pittsburgh from a kayak, you are missing out.  And I am now an even bigger fan of standup paddleboarding on the three rivers. Fortunately for me, there are some great people in…
  • Unique Yoga Classes in Pittsburgh (Yoga w/Beer, Brunch, Boards & More)

    Lindsay
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Yinz are really getting into to the yoga here in the steel city.  What an incredible crowd of people at the OpenStreetsPGH event last week.  So many people you couldn’t squeeze another yoga mat into market square. If you are looking for some other places to break out your yoga mats around town … check out these unique yoga classes and events. View the story “Unique Yoga Classes in Pittsburgh” on Storify
  • Urban Hike Heads to Millvale – Macaroons, Murals and More

    Lindsay
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    Maxo Vanka Murals, Millvale – 1 (Photo credit: the justified sinner) Urban Hike is one of the best ways to check out the city and meet some new folks.  The Urban Hike organizers have mapped out a route, found the best places to eat and lined up some local experts to share some local history.  This hike to Millvale will make a stop to see one of the best kept secrets in Western PA – the Maxo Vanka Murals. Urban Hike Millvale Saturday, July 19, 2014 10am – meet at Jean-March Chatellier’s French Bakery, 212 North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15209 Facebook Event…
 
 
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  • Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 9.2.14

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    Ed Bouchette: Good afternoon, let's begin
  • Tomlin: Steelers expect Hoyer, Manziel to play for Browns

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    Coach Mike Tomlin said he expects the Cleveland Browns to use rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel in some capacity in Sunday’s season opener at Heinz Field, even though veteran Brian Hoyer has been named the starter.
  • Ron Cook: James Harrison, like his career, is one of kind

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:11 pm
    James Harrison was fined $50,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Cleveland Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi in 2010 and suspended for one game for a brutal hit on Browns quarterback Colt McCoy in 2011. But it was another Cleveland man who took a worse beating from Harrison during Harrison's days with the Steelers. It happened when the man staggered out of the stands and onto the field at Cleveland Stadium on Christmas Eve 2005. Harrison grabbed him from behind and body-slammed him to the turf. Check it out on YouTube. It's priceless.
  • On the Steelers: Captain Polamalu has eyes on Manziel

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Troy Polamalu tried to explain the attraction the football world has for rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel of the Cleveland Browns.
  • Steelers sign war veteran Villanueva to practice squad

    31 Aug 2014 | 7:05 pm
    The only player the Steelers signed to their practice squad who has not spent time with them this summer is a true war hero — 6-foot-9 Alejandro “Ali” Villanueva, a West Point graduate who spent three tours of duty in the Army in Afghanistan, where he was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for valor.
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  • September 1 - Born Today

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    I am a trumpet player (however adept I am with the trumpet is, as always, up for debate) and my university degree is in music.  Trumpet performance, some music theory and lotsa musicology.Every now and then, I'll sift through Wikipedia on a given date to see who was born then.  It's always interesting to see the diverse musicians born on the same date (though not, of course, in the same year).Today is just one of those dates.  Born today:In 1653: Johann Pachelbel. (Ok, this might be a bit of a stretch because he was only baptized on this date in 1653 - so sue me.).
  • Don't They Filter Out Obvious Untruths?

    30 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    Diana West writes a column for the Tribune-Review.She's responsible for all the columns written under her byline.  She wrote them, she owns them.So in that case, she's a birther.  Though to be fair and as far as I know, that column was NOT published in the Tribune-Review.  But still, they publish the columns of a known birther.Bad.  Bad Tribune-Review.  Bad dog.Here's another one.  In her most recent column, published Friday August 29 and titled "Rush to judgment in Ferguson" Diana West writes:Even the dark suits and American flags fail to obscure the…
  • Subtle, Very Subtle

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:29 am
    By now you should all have learned that Governor Corbett, behind in the polls by double digits and presumably in desperate need of an election year boost, has announced:...that the state has secured agreement with the federal government to implement the portion of his Healthy Pennsylvania plan that will improve and bring financial stability to the state’s Medicaid program so that the state can increase access to quality, affordable health care through the private insurance market.In the words of Kate Giammarise at the P-G:Pennsylvania’s working poor could start receiving subsidized health…
  • Jon Stewart on The Rightwing Outrage Over Ferguson

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:11 am
    From the Washington Post:Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Andrea Tantaros, and other Fox News personalities all get torched in a 10-minute riff by the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart on race in America. The host starts by noting how O’Reilly was “furious” over the media reaction to the Aug. 9 police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. — though perhaps not too “furious” over the shooting itself.Here's the clip.Stewart ends with this:Race is there. It is a constant. You're tired of hearing about it? Imagine how f**king exhausting it is, living it.
  • PASTAH Conference

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:21 am
    Hey, did you know that a whole buncha godless heathens will be conferencing in our lovely city this weekend?It's called the PASTAH (short for, as I understand it, PA State Atheist/Humanist) Conference and it's taking place at the Doubletree dahn-tahn.For tickets/schedule and so on, go to the atheistpa website or their facebook page.From the P-G:Pittsburgh has the honor of hosting its first Atheist/Humanist conference, the 2014 PASTAH Conference to be held August 29 through August 31, in Downtown Pittsburgh at the DoubleTree! A lineup of fantastic speakers has been recruited, including…
 
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  • Three Months

    burghbaby
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:21 pm
    I don't remember a time before her, but yet I know she has only been here for three months. Three months. In three months, she has learned to hold her head high. She can light up a room with her giant toothless grin. She wraps hearts around her little finger just by wrapping her little fingers around yours. Then there are her eyes. Mila's giant blue eyes captivate and delight even as they reflect her view of the world. She sees everything. That's obvious in her reactions. If you stop and watch her reactions, you'll trip into her world. Her eyes are so bright and so blue that they act as…
  • Tex Mex Zucchini Boats

    burghbaby
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:53 pm
    So, this was a really good idea. It was the kind of good idea that makes you wonder how something so healthy could taste so good. I try not to ask too many questions about these things, though. I'd rather just eat.   Tex Mex Zucchini Boats 6 medium zucchini1 16-oz jar salsa1/2 cup frozen corn1 can black beans, drained and rinsed1/3 cup shredded Mexican cheese1/2 pound ground beef, browned (Totally optional, of course. I made these for friends, so half had meat in them and the rest did not.)Additional shredded Mexican cheese 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 2. Pull out a large cookie…
  • Music Makers

    burghbaby
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:05 pm
  • I Kinda Like These Two

    burghbaby
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:34 pm
  • Tiny Humans Can YELL

    burghbaby
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Do not be fooled by this angelic little face. This kid is having the worst week of her life. My return to work has turned her world upside-down, but C'MON, WE DID THIS THE NICE WAY. Baby steps, that is. Instead of surging straight into daycare, the kid has a whole week of hanging out with dad. Throw in the little bit of continuity that is her sister, and life shouldn't be that rough. Shouldn't be. But it is. Despite being in the same house with mostly the same routine as most of the rest of her life, poor Mila is so angry about every little change. So, so angry. Which is to say, she's really…
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  • Tips to Find the Best Memory Foam Mattress Online

    Margareth
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
    You may be intimidated to purchase a memory foam mattress because of its expensive price, it can be scary to invest into something that you’re not sure of. So, it’s best to become a smart consumer when it comes to buying any type of bed. Compare Before you can compare from one model to another, you need to conduct a thorough research. In this way, you’ll know what a memory foam mattress is, and you can also determine its pros and cons and the different brands that you can find on the market. By conducting a thorough research, you can be sure that you’ll receive a quality product. The…
  • Buying Guide For Kitchen Faucets

    Margareth
    6 Jun 2014 | 5:02 am
    If you are installing a new faucet or replacing an old one, you need to be very careful and specific while choosing them. It is always advised that you consider a few parameters before selecting the proper faucet that will not only suit your kitchen and home décor but will operate as required. The options you will face can be overwhelming and confusing, so after consulting with Faucet Assistant we will discuss a few important features that should be taken into consideration while buying the correct faucet for your kitchen. Installation Method: The most important consideration you have to…
  • What Are Water Filters And When Are They Used?

    Margareth
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Water filters are for people who want their water to be completely clean and healthy. No matter which area of the world you stay in and how you get your water, there are always invisible organisms, bacteria and other contaminants present in the water not to mention all the pesticides, chemicals and industrial wastes that go into the soil and natural water sources daily. According to Soft Water Filtration, water filters come with a variety of filtration mechanisms such as Reverse Osmosis, CTO or Chlorine, Taste, Odor filter, activated Carbon filter and so on. Each type of filtration has its…
  • Traditional Mopping Vs Steam Cleaning

    Margareth
    4 Jun 2014 | 9:07 am
    Traditional mopping has been serving the people of this world well when it comes to keeping the household clean. With the advances in technology, however, steam cleaners are slowly replacing traditional mops in many households. Steam Insider did some research and compared the old fashioned way of cleaning to modern carpet and hard floor cleaners. Following are the pros and cons of traditional mopping and steam cleaning. Traditional Mopping: Pros: It is inexpensive. It provides good workout for the body. Better for taking care of stubborn dirt or stain. Cons: Requires extra detergent. Makes…
 
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  • 2014 NFL Pick-em's Contest: Week 01

    foslrock
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Ladies, Gentlemen, Steeler Fans from around the World, and fans from lesser football teams, Welcome to the 2014 NFL Pick-em's contest. Here are the rules. 1. Every week I will post the NFL pick-em' schedule on Sunday afternoon for the following week. You have until the first round of games that start at 1:00 on that given Sunday to get your picks in. PLEASE ONLY PICK THE CITIES OF THE TEAMS NAMES, and in the ORDER THAT IS LISTED ON THIS SCHEDULE. COPY (cntrl-c) and Paste (cntrl-v) the schedule into a new thread and delete the team you think is going to lose. This way it's in order, and I can…
  • Allowing Sharp Instincts To Develop

    Skeeter
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Allowing Sharp Instincts To Develop Marty Flaherty SteelCityInsider.net http://pit.scout.com/2/1440480.html :steelershelmet: Ryan Shazier will start the opener of his rookie season on Sunday and will join another couple of young, instinctive Steelers on a developing defense. "We had a play call where we were basically on a max blitz. Kurt (Warner) had to get it out, so he had to throw a quick slant in or out, and I guessed on in and basically just shifted out, flowed out, and he threw it straight to me." - James Harrison It was what defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau called “the greatest…
  • Pop Quiz

    carney2
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    The Pirates inability to grab control of a troubled NL Central is attributable to A. Bullpen meltdown B. Injuries C. A GM with no stones D. All of the above
  • Steelers Add 10 Players To The Practice Squad

    Skeeter
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    Steelers Add 10 Players To The Practice Squad http://www.steelers.com/news/article...0-5e2fe6c2df71 :steelershelmet: The Steelers have signed 10 players to the team’s practice squad, the team announced today. The Steelers signed wide receivers C.J. Goodwin and Derek Moye, offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, defensive backs Shaquille Richardson and Ross Ventrone, defensive linemen Josh Mauro and Nick Williams, running back Josh Harris, tight end Rob Blanchflower and linebacker Howard Jones. The Steelers resume practice on Monday at approximately 10:45 a.m. in advance of their Week 1…
  • How the Pittsburgh Steelers were built

    Skeeter
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    How the Pittsburgh Steelers were built By Scott Brown | ESPN.com http://espn.go.com/blog/afcnorth/pos...ers-were-built :steelershelmet: PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers submitted their 53-man roster to the NFL on Saturday afternoon. Now the question is how much it will change with teams allowed to claim players who were waived Friday and Saturday at noon ET on Sunday. What is interesting about the current roster -- and telling of how the draft is a series of educated guesses -- is that the Steelers have as many former undrafted free agents on offense and defense as they do first-round picks. I did…
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