Daily Archive: July 27, 2013

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International

World Youth Day: Rio’s Copacabana stages show for pope

A group places the World Youth Day Cross on the stage during the Stations of the Cross event, on the Copacabana beachfront in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pope Francis presided over one of the most solemn rites of the Catholic Church on Friday, a procession re-enacting Christ’s crucifixion that received a Broadway-like treatment befitting its improbable location, Rio’s hedonistic Copacabana beach.

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People

Bynes’ parents ‘deeply concerned’ for actress

In this June 5, 2011 file photo, Amanda Bynes arrives at the MTV Movie Awards, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File) OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Amanda Bynes’ parents are deeply concerned that their daughter may hurt herself or others unless they are allowed to assume control over her medical care and finances, court filings show. The petition Richard and Lynn Bynes filed Friday not only detail her public incidents of disturbing behavior, including several arrests, but also reveal that the former child star has stated fears that she is being watched by smoke detectors and devices in the dashboard of her car.

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Sports

Pirates looking for trade partners

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle (13) sits in the dugout during a baseball game against the New York Mets in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) MIAMI (AP) — For the third straight season, the Pittsburgh Pirates are approaching baseball’s trade deadline as buyers. And they’re finding that they’re not alone.

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People

Musician JJ Cale dies; wrote Clapton, Skynyrd hits

In this June 5, 2004 photo, singer-songwriter J.J. Cale plays during the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, Texas. Cale, whose best-known songs became hits for Eric Clapton with “After Midnight” and Lynyrd Skynyrd with “Call Me the Breeze,” has died. He was 74. Cale’s manager Mike Kappus said the architect of the Tulsa Sound died Friday, July 26, 2013 of a heart attack at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File) If musicians were measured not by the number of records they sold but by the number of peers they influenced, JJ Cale would have been a towering figure in 1970s rock ‘n’ roll. His best songs like “After Midnight,” ”Cocaine” and “Call Me the Breeze” were towering hits — for other artists. Eric Clapton took “After Midnight” and “Cocaine” and turned them into the kind of hard-party anthems that defined rock for a long period of time. And Lynyrd Skynyrd took the easy-shuffling “Breeze” and supercharged it with a three-guitar attack that made it a hit.

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Sports

Poor command dooms Pirates’ Locke in loss to Miami

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Starling Marte bats during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, July 26, 2013 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MIAMI (AP) – Six walks and no run support were a bad combination for Jeff Locke. The Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander had a career-high nine strikeouts, but shaky control cost him in a 2-0 loss Friday to the Miami Marlins.

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Metro

Rivers Casino apologizes to Ruff Ryders

Shortly after the New Pittsburgh Courier contacted the Rivers Casino about the Ruff Ryders Meet and Greet party being shut down by security officers, Rivers General Manager Craig Clark called Ruff Ryders President Kenneth Wright and met with him to personally apologize.

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Metro

Pittsburgh TV loses two key Black personalities

DEMETRIUS IVORY AND DARIETH CHISOLM Pittsburgh’s television news programs will be a little less diverse in a few months when Black anchor Darieth Chisolm of WPXI-TV Channel 11, and WTAE-TV Channel 4 meteorologist Demetrius Ivory leave their respective stations. Ivory has taken a new position with WGN in Chicago and Chisholm decided to resign to spend more time focused on her business and family.