Daily Archive: August 4, 2010


Close friends Farrior, Foote compete for same job

by Alan RobinsonAP Sports Writer LATROBE, Pa. (AP)—Larry Foote is the mouth of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ locker room. James Farrior is its conscience. Foote loosens up his teammates with his nonstop chattering and incessant arguing on any subject. Farrior is the defense’s acknowledged leader, a reliable perfectionist and team captain who is almost always in the right position to make a tackle or shut down a play. SIGNALING—Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Larry Foote gives a signal during the NFL football team’s training camp in Latrobe, Pa., Aug. 1.


NFL Players Association hires ex-Steeler Nolan Harrison

WASHINGTON (AP)—Nolan Harrison was hired by the NFL Players Association on Monday as senior director of former player services. Harrison played 10 seasons in the NFL and was the player representative for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1998-2000. He also served on the NFLPA’s executive committee from 2000-02. NOLAN HARRISON “The lessons in leadership that I learned serving in those positions really served as a springboard for me in my professional career in the financial services industry after I left the game of football,” Harrison said. “The confidence those guys showed me really inspired me, but also served to ignite my passion to continue to serve and protect my brothers in any way possible.”


Breaking bread in Homewood

by J.L. Martello Adoration Boyd, known in the community as Pooh of Homewood, now a Wilkinsburg resident and the owner of Rosing Lounge on Frankstown Avenue in Homewood for the past 20 years, has held an annual Rosing Lounge Community Day on the last Saturday of June for the past six years. ENJOYING A MEAL—At any given time of the day there were people from several communities lined up in front of Rosing Lounge to get breakfast, lunch or dinner. Pooh started the Rosing Lounge Community Day in front of her lounge where her employees, customers and she joined together to feed the community and share the day with everyone who came out. Hundreds of people from Homewood, East Liberty, the Hill, Garfield, McKeesport and other communities lined the sidewalk in front of 7217 Frankstown Ave. for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Without the road being blocked off and in just four parking spaces, there were two huge drum grills filled with chicken, ribs, hotdogs and sausages as well as tents set up with tables crammed with pans of “free food” for anyone and everyone. No one was turned away.


Church Circuit

Women’s day AUG. 8—Gethsemane COGIC, 200 Crest St., Clairton, will host their Annual Women’s Day at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Mother Loretta…


Bettis presents computers to local middle school students

Jerome Bettis, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back and current NBC analyst, returned to Heinz Field July 21 to present computers to 21 local middle school kids. The Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation in partnership with Duquesne University Learning Skills Center, and Pittsburgh Public Schools provided the youngsters with Saturday and afterschool sessions of instructions on using and assembling computers. After completing the sessions, they each were rewarded with a free computer. COMPUTER HEAVEN—Taylor Hatchin, 12, right, receives a computer for completing the Computer Camp program from Jerome Bettis, left, as her mom, Sadie Hatchin, looks on.