Monthly Archive: September 2013

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Sports

Steelers remain winless but all may not be lost

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7), bottom right, is assisted by his teammates after he was sacked during the NFL football game against Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium, London, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan) by Ulish CarterCourier Staff WriterThe winless Steelers went into the game with the winless Minnesota Vikings in London, England, knowing it was a must win game if they were to have any chance at a successful season. Yet the end result was the same, another loss, 34-27. But all may not be lost.

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Entertainment

Pierce nails Down-low role in ‘Four’

This Sept. 16, 2013 file photo shows Wendell Pierce at the NBC 2013 Fall season launch party in New York. He has a new film opening, an edgy indie drama titled “Four” wherein he plays a family man who keeps his homosexuality secret while he hooks up harmfully with a teenage boy through an online dating site. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) 306 Releasing presents “Four” starring Wendell Pierce, Aja Naomi King, Emory Cohen, and E.J. Bonilla. The movie follows four characters on their difficult journeys through a complex 4th of July. Joe (Pierce) spends his Independence Day evening meeting up with a young White man, June (Cohen), that he found online, while his daughter, Abigayle (King), stays home to care for her ailing mother. Daddy’s dirty deeds do not go unnoticed as Abigayle stirs up some trouble of her own with boyfriend, Dexter (Bonilla). Dexter, stricken with domestic issues of his own, lets his relationship habits, lack of self-assurance and self-confidence about race completely take a toll on his admiration for Abigayle.

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National

Terror, mass shootings don’t mean more danger

A man walks through City Creek shopping center in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. Jack Harry Stiles was arrested Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, accused of plotting a deadly attack on the mall in the heart of Salt Lake City, telling investigators he planned to “just randomly shoot and kill people.” (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) by Jesse WashingtonAP National Writer It almost feels these days as if there is no safe place — that after global jihad strikes a Nairobi shopping mall or a deranged shooter invades the Washington Navy Yard, the next target could very well be our own store, school, theater or stadium. Yet those who study such violence have a message: Don’t worry.

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People

Three African Americans receive ‘Genius’ MacArthur Fellow Awards

Choreographer and dancer Kyle Abraham poses for a portrait in New York. (Photo courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation) Three African Americans are among the recipients of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation fellowships for 2013 —an award that recognizes those who have demonstrated extraordinary achievement and potential in their creative pursuits. Kyle Abraham, Tarell McCraney and Carrie Mae Weems were among the 24 individuals who will each receive the $625,000 monetary award, which they can use to invest in their artistic visions in any manner they choose.

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Entertainment

Wonder headlines NYC concert highlighting poverty

Stevie Wonder performs at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/unite4:good, Charles Sykes/Invision) by Mesfin Fekadu AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder gave an electrifying performance at New York’s Central Park in front of thousands of fans and several world leaders Saturday, singing his hits and calling for an end to poverty worldwide at the Global Citizen Festival. Bono gave a funky, rousing introduction to Wonder, who headlined the second annual concert. Wonder wowed audience members, who danced and sang along to songs including “Superstition” and “Isn’t She Lovely.”

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Lifestyle

The death of the home stereo system

(Photo Courtesy Beats/meenophoto.com) by Todd Leopold (CNN) — For many years, it was a rite of fall. You moved into your dorm room or new apartment. You started unpacking the car. And the first thing you set up in your new place was the stereo system: receiver, turntable or CD player, tape deck and speakers.

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Metro

40-foot rubber duck arrives in Pittsburgh

Thousands of people line both sides of the Allegheny River as a version of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman giant “Rubber Duckie” is towed past PNC Park for its debut in Pittsburgh on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Pittsburgh’s duck is the first “Made-in-the-USA” version of the Dutch artists creation. The ducks arrival kicks off the month-long Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts, which features theater, dance, music and visual arts from around the world. After the opening night the duck will be moored downtown until Oct. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) PITTSBURGH (AP) — One big duck has taken up residence in Pittsburgh’s three rivers. A 40-foot-tall inflatable duck floated down the Ohio River Friday to mark the opening of an arts festival.