Daily Archive: August 23, 2013

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Bulletin Board

Postal Service issues March on Washington stamp

Rep. John Lewis, Gabrielle Union and Thousands of Americans Help Unveil the 1963 March on Washington Stamp Artwork with a Virtual Stamp Mosaic WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Equality has a stamp of its own today as the U.S. Postal Service introduces the 1963 March on Washington limited-edition Forever stamp to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic milestone. For the first time, the Postal Service unveiled the stamp artwork with the help of people across the country. Throughout this month, individuals added their photo to the March on Washington stamp on the U.S. Postal Service’s Stamps Facebook page to help reveal a small piece of the stamp. During today’s First-Day-of-Issuance ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, DC, actress Gabrielle Union added her Twitter profile photo to the mosaic to reveal the final piece of the 1963 March on Washington stamp.

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Entertainment

Analysis: Ben Affleck and the Batman backlash

In this Feb. 24, 2013 photo, actor/director Ben Affleck arrives at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars Viewing and After Party, at the Sunset Plaza Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) by Kake CoyleAP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Affleck will be the next Batman: How ’bout them apples? Well, the Internet, which erupted Thursday night after Warner Bros. announced that Affleck will play the Caped Crusader for its Superman and Batman team-up movie, does not like them apples one bit. Jokes (many of them imagining a Batman from South Boston) flew on Twitter. Petitions with thousands of signatures were launched to urge Warner Bros. to rethink their decision.

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Sports

Steelers acquire former 1st round pick RB Felix Jones from Eagles

In this June 4, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles’ Felix Jones makes a catch at the team’s NFL football training facility in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers bolstered their injury-plagued backfield on Friday, acquiring running back Felix Jones from Philadelphia for linebacker Adrian Robinson. The deal is pending each player passing a physical.

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Metro

Feds charge Pa. cyber-charter school founder

In this Aug. 31, 2011, photo, Nick Trombetta, founder and then-CEO of a cyber-charter school that educates more than 11,000 Pennsylvania students, speaks during the “STEM Summit” in Greentree. (AP Photo/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Darrell Sapp) by Joe MandakAssociated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The founder and former CEO of Pennsylvania’s largest cyber-charter school has been charged with siphoning more than $8 million from the school through a network of companies, then scheming with his accountant to avoid income taxes.

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Business

Doris Carson Williams earns Certified Chamber Executive Certification

DORIS CARSON WILLIAMS ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The American Chamber of Commerce Executives has designated Doris Carson Williams, President and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA, a Certified Chamber Executive. The CCE is the only national certification for chamber professionals. The announcement was made July 24 at ACCE’s annual convention in Oklahoma City.

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Sports

Steelers rookie RB Bell’s foot injury not serious

Le’Veon Bell (26) leans for more yardage as he is hit by Washington Redskins linebacker Darryl Tapp (54) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell’s rehab from a sprained foot includes an exercise that requires the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back to pick up marbles with his toes. “Nothing crazy,” Bell said with a laugh. And, apparently, nothing serious either.

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National

Manning wants to live as a woman named Chelsea

In this Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 file photo, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted to a security vehicle outside a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., after a hearing in his court martial. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File) by David Dishneau and Pauline Jelinek FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Bradley Manning wants to live as a woman named Chelsea and begin hormone treatment as soon as possible, the soldier said a day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison for giving government secrets to WikiLeaks. Manning announced the decision Thursday in a statement provided to NBC’s “Today” show.