Daily Archive: June 8, 2013

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Opinion

Cavemen keep sexism alive

GEORGE CURRY (NNPA)—Women serve in almost every high-powered job in the United States: CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, Senators, university presidents, race car drivers and even astronauts. Yet, there are some male bozos who think women should be treated as inferior beings. Conservative blogger and Fox contributor Erick Erickson is the latest man to come out of his cave.

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People

Gay pride parade march for NBA’s Jason Collins

NBA veteran Jason Collins, left, the first active player in one of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay, marches in Boston’s gay pride parade alongside U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a college roommate, Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) BOSTON (AP) — NBA veteran center Jason Collins, the first active athlete in one of the four U.S. major professional sports leagues to come out as being gay, marched Saturday for nearly three miles in Boston’s gay pride parade with U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, his onetime roommate at Stanford University.

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Sports

Pirates’ Burnett shuts down Cubs in 6-2 win

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez, right, hits a two-run home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Chicago, Ill. (AP photo/Joe Raymond) CHICAGO (AP) — A.J. Burnett pitched into the ninth inning and Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin homered to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

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Sports

Palace Malice scores upset in Belmont Stakes

Palace Malice , right, ridden by jockey Mike Smith, battles Oxbow, with jockey Gary Stevens up, around the fourth turn in the Belmont Stakes horse race in Elmont, N.Y., Saturday, June 8, 2013. Palace Malice won the race, Oxbow finished second. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan) NEW YORK (AP) — Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, holding off Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb.

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Metro

Abay Ethiopian Cuisine in East Liberty to close after 10 years

ABAY ETHIOPIAN CUISINE (Facebook Photo) by Rebecca NuttallCourier Staff WriterFor nearly ten years, Abay Ethiopian Cuisine has served as “a source of cultural and culinary nourishment for the city of Pittsburgh.” But on June 7, Abay Owner James Wallace announced the restaurant would be closing its doors on June 30.

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National

Demonic serial killer Richard Ramirez known as the ‘Night Stalker’ dies in LA

This 1985 file photo shows Richard Ramirez, center, know as the Night Stalker shows a pentagram on the palm of his hand in court. California corrections officials say convicted serial killer Ramirez, known as the Night Stalker, has died in prison. San Quentin State Prison spokesman Lt. Sam Robinson says Ramirez died Friday, June 7, 2013. The man on the right is unidentified. (AP Photo,File) by Don Thompson Associated Press WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Ramirez, the demonic serial killer known as the Night Stalker who left satanic signs at murder scenes and mutilated victims’ bodies during a reign of terror in the 1980s, died early Friday in a hospital, a prison official said.

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Sports

Serena beats Sharapova in French final

Serena Williams of the U.S. holds the trophy after defeating Russia’s Maria Sharapova in two sets 6-4, 6-4, in the women’s final of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday June 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) by Steven WinePARIS (AP) — Two hours before her French Open final, Serena Williams practiced on center court, the stands deserted as she whacked one winner after another to the distant sounds of a brass band playing on the plaza.