Daily Archive: July 13, 2013

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National

55-carat diamond goes on temporary view in NYC

This undated photo provided by the American Museum of Natural History shows a rare 19th century 55.08-carat diamond has gone on temporary view at the museum in New York. (AP Photo/American Museum of Natural History, Denis Finnin) NEW YORK (AP) — A rare 19th century 55-carat diamond has gone on temporary view at New York’s American Museum of Natural History.

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Business

Entreprechef shares ‘111-degree’ sauce taste with new neighbors in Pittsburgh

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER—Joe McKenna (marketing), Leon Greene (owner), and JT Thomas (Pittsburgh Steeler) PITTSBURGH, Pa.—In adopting western Pennsylvania as his new home, Leon Paris Greene has reversed tradition and brought a welcoming gift. Greene’s company, Elpgee’s Sauce, begins bottling and distribution of “A Marinade, Hotwing & Cooking Sauce for All Occasions” in the region this summer.

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Opinion

What about Trayvon Martin’s right to ‘stand his ground?’

This combo image made from file photos shows Trayvon Martin, left, and George Zimmerman.(AP Photo/File) by Miller Francis (CNN) — Like many people, I’ve been riveted by the George Zimmerman trial. I call it “the George Zimmerman trial” because that’s what it is, but the more I watch, the more I wonder: Should it be renamed “the Trayvon Martin trial?”

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People

Pittsburgh native Bigelow featured on Wanda Sykes’ ‘Herlarious’

by Genea L. WebbFor New Pittsburgh Courier Gloria Bigelow always knew she was funny. “I have an uncle who called me jaws and he always said ‘you’re funny, Jaws,” Bigelow recalled. “I was always a child who liked to entertain and showcase myself.” Now the former Mount Lebanon resident is able to show the rest of the world her talent in OWN’s comedy special “Herlarious” this Saturday, July 13. The comedy special, which is a first for the OWN network, premieres Saturday from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. It showcases up and coming female comediennes and actress Brooke Shields as Harpo Studios is turned into a chic comedy club with a live audience. The hour-long comedy fest will be hosted by Wanda Sykes who, on the advice of a producer, watched Bigelow’s stand-up routine on tape and hand-picked her to perform on “Herlarious.”

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Business

Asiana flight attendants make news with bravery

This July 7, 2013 file photo shows Asiana Airlines Flight 214 flight attendant and cabin manager, Lee Yoon Hye, speaking to the media during a news conference in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jack Chang, file)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before Asiana Flight 214 crash-landed in San Francisco, the last time the Korean airlines’ flight attendants made news it was over an effort by their union earlier this year to get the dress code updated so female attendants could wear trousers.

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Sports

Pirates edge Mets 3-2 in 11 innings

Jordy Mercer (10) singles off New York Mets relief pitcher Gonzalez Germen (71) to drive in Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen from second with the walk-off game-winning run during the 11th inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh Friday, July 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) PITTSBURGH (AP) – Jordy Mercer’s single up the middle off Germen Gonzalez drove home Andrew McCutchen with two outs in the 11th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates past the New York Mets 3-2 on Friday night.