Daily Archive: October 22, 2012

Sports

Remembering Ne’Ondre…U.S.O. teammates and peers react to fallen friend’s absence

By Malik Vincent New Pittsburgh Courier Like any form of competition, football can have its ups and downs. EMOTIONAL MOMENT–USO captains carry the jersey and cleats of deceased teammate Ne’Ondre Harbour who was shot and killed in Garfield on Oct. 14, The largest crowd of the season was in attendance on an emotional night at “The Cup ” to watch Perry defeat USO 12-6 in a battle for first place in the City League.

Sports

Depleted Steelers beat Bengals 24-17

by Joe KayAP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The top two running backs were gone. So were two offensive linemen. Safety Troy Polamalu was sitting on the bench along with all those other injured Steelers. CAREER GAME–Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer (27) runs past Bengals defensive back Chris Crocker (33) during the second half on Sunday, Oct. 21, in Cincinnati. Dwyer gained 122 yards in the game. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

National

Deaf university roiled by gay marriage controversy

By Ben NuckolsAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Gallaudet University is under fire from both proponents and opponents of gay marriage after placing an administrator on leave for signing a petition to put Maryland’s gay-marriage law on the ballot. EYE OF THE STORM—Angela McCaskill, chief diversity officer at Gallaudet University, using sign language and speaking through an interpreter, addresses a news conference on Oct. 16, in Annapolis, Md., about being put on leave from her job after signing a petition to put Maryland’s same-sex marriage law on the ballot for voters to decide. She is asking to be reinstated to her position. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

National

Thefts of cell phones rise rapidly nationwide

by Terry CollinsAssociated Press Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In this tech-savvy city teeming with commuters and tourists, the cell phone has become a top target of robbers who use stealth, force and sometimes guns. MODERN-DAY PURSE SNATCHING—Nick Sabatasso checks his cell phone while waiting for a BART train at San Francisco’s Civic Center station. A woman riding a city bus is punched in the face, then her cell phone is snatched. A man walking near Golden Gate Park is asked for the time, then a gunman demands his phone and wallet. Police say nearly one out of every three robberies in San Francisco this year has involved a cell phone. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Sports

Companies walk a tricky line with endorsements

by MAE ANDERSONAssociated Press Writer Nike forgave Tiger Woods after he apologized for cheating on his wife. It welcomed back Michael Vick once he served time for illegal dog-fighting. But the company dropped Lance Armstrong faster than the cyclist could do a lap around the block. GOLD MEDALIST—Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas appears at an autograph-signing event at the Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Center, Sept. 25, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Kristina Bumphrey)