Daily Archive: August 17, 2013



Tabata, Cole lead Pirates over Diamondbacks 6-2

Jose Tabata is greeted by manager Clint Hurdle after hitting a two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the eighth inning of the baseball game on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) PITTSBURGH (AP) – Jose Tabata heard all the rumors in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline and understood the significance of slugging prospect Andrew Lambo being called up this week. “I know people are saying the Pittsburgh Pirates need a right fielder,” Tabata said. “It makes me feel like I’ve got to do something. Whatever the front office wants to do, that’s their thing. I just want to help my team win.”



Pittsburgh gains style ‘cred’ with Style Week

VINTAGE In 2011, Pittsburgh was ranked the third worst dressed city in the country, and the local fashion community never quite got over it. But last week, Style Week Pittsburgh gave the city something to be proud of with five days of fashion-focused events showcasing local style stars. “I’m so happy to be working at promoting and advancing style in Pittsburgh,” said Wadria Taylor, the visionary behind Style Week and owner of Style & Steel Event Planning. “It’s so important that we cultivate a space for local talent.”



Roll Tide! Alabama No. 1 in AP preseason poll, Buckeyes No.2

Alabama head coach Nick Saban is doused with Gatorade in the final seconds of the BCS National Championship college football game against Notre Dame in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File) by Ralph D. RussoAP College Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama will begin this season the way it ended the last two — No. 1. Nick Saban’s two-time defending national champions are top-ranked in The Associated Press preseason college football poll, with the Crimson Tide trying to become the first team to win three straight national titles.



Fashion Watch: Will there be a boycott?

Fashionistas unite! We may have a reason to put on our pumps and lift our handbags for a boycott of the fashion industry. The question is can we do it? Do we have the strength not to buy the garments designed by the men and women who do not feature women of color on the runway or in the glossy ads?



My internship at the NAACP

Curtis Parker Dear Editor: What an experience I have had. The 13 weeks that I have worked as the NACCP intern I was able to experience the nonprofit work force atmosphere. Working as the NAACP intern allowed me to have an in depth intimate look at just how the world’s oldest secular organization helps people. Since May 20 I have worked as the NAACP intern, during that time I believe I discovered the main thing that makes the NAACP work, the people. Each day at the NAACP welcomes a new challenge. Working here has brought me across a lot of people, some who need help, some who want to help, and some in organizations like the NAACP who fight the day to day challenge of making our community a better place. No matter whether their intentions or origins were, I’ve learned that the power is truly in people. The people hold the power to make a difference. During my time here I was blessed with the opportunity to play my small part in helping the people of our community.



CIA document maps Area 51, but no mention of UFOs

A car moves along the Extraterrestrial Highway near Rachel, Nevada, in this Wednesday, April 10, 2002 file photo. (AP Laura Rauch, File) by Hanna DreierAssociated Press Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFO buffs and believers in space aliens are celebrating the CIA’s clearest acknowledgement yet of the existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has been the subject of elaborate conspiracy theories for decades.



Some married couples on Broadway

In this Feb. 17, 2012 file photo, married actors Idina Menzel, left, and Taye Diggs arrive at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File) Terrence Mann and Charlotte d’Amboise who star in “Pippen” are hardly the only married acting couple with Broadway credits. Mann and d’Amboise are just the latest husband-and-wife team to perform together on Broadway.



A boy named ‘Messiah’?

by LZ Granderson (CNN) — I once met a mother who named her newborn daughter Kia Sophia. Yes, like the car. Apparently she had one and liked it so much that she wanted to be reminded of it each time she said her baby’s name.



North Side Oldtimers annual Unity Day brings thousands in solidarity

THOUSANDS OF NORTH SIDERS PACKED THE PARK SATURDAY (Photos by J.L. Martello) Despite the rain and cloudiness, between 6,000 to 7,000 people converged on West View Park to take part in the North Side Oldtimers 7th annual Unity Gathering.“We had stormy rain and everybody got under tents and ran to their cars. After about 15 or 20 minutes the weather cleared up and people came and had a good time,” said Fred “Scrappy” Bulls, North Side Oldtimers co-founder.



Rev. Givner new pastor of First Baptist in McDonald

REV. BARRY AND FIRST LADY GIVNER (Photo by Samson Bailey) The First Baptist Church of McDonald installed Rev. Barry D. Givner as their pastor on June 30. Rev. Givner is the 22nd pastor in this 127-year-old church. He joins Rev. Marion Edmonds, associate pastor, to carry on the legacy of this church.