Daily Archive: September 4, 2013



Ohio reviewing Ariel Castro’s prison cell suicide

This Aug. 1, 2013 file photo shows Ariel Castro in the courtroom during the sentencing phase in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, file) by Andrew Wesh-HugginsAP Legal Affairs Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s prison system is reviewing how Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro — perhaps the most notorious figure behind bars in the state — managed to hang himself with a bedsheet while in protective custody.



Are yinz ready for October? Pirates star McCutchen on cover of this week’s SI

(NEW YORK – To a generation of Pittsburgh fans, September has always been about school, football and the irrelevance of the Pirates. But with the franchise’s 20-season losing streak ending last night, senior writer Lee Jenkins says in this week’s Sports Illustrated, on newsstands now, that a reawakened baseball town is asking: Are yinz ready for October? Pirates’ All-Star centerfielder and MVP candidate Andrew McCutchen is featured on a regional cover of this week’s SI. Hi first SI cover appearance marks the second time this season the Pirates have been featured on the cover.



Seven Springs buying nearby Hidden Valley resort

Pittsburgh Pirates Chairman of the Board Bob Nutting stands on the field before a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Pittsburgh Wednesday, July 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) CHAMPION, Pa. (AP) – Seven Springs Mountain Resort in southwestern Pennsylvania will acquire a nearby resort that boasts ski trails and an 18-hole golf course.


Bulletin Board


Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — CNN is seeking summer interns for its news show, Anderson Cooper 360. Interns gain insight into the editorial process and strengthen their research skills while contributing to the show and participating in futures meetings. In production, interns learn how to transcribe tape, use the various CNN databases, write for air and work with producers from story inception to finished package. Interns will have the opportunity to accompany producers on stories in the field.



Arts & Culture calendar 9-4-13

Thursday 5ArtistreeArtistree presents Artistree Live at Atria’s from 7:30-10 p.m. at Atria’s Restaurant and Tavern, 103 Federal St., North Shore. Enjoy the music of the local soulful R&B group. For more information, call Darrell at 412-414-1039 or email darrellj2@verizon.net.



Lifestyles Report…Spokesperson Noir

DEBBIE NORRELL Idris Elba has always had my attention, but even more so once he became a pitchman for the new ­Toyota Avalon. I’ve never thought so much about buying an Avalon until I saw the series of commercials featuring Elba. Not only is he pitching cars, so is John Legend. You can see this crooner tooling around in a Chevy Impala and I must admit he makes the car look mighty sexy.



This Week In Black History 9-4-13

For the Week of September 4-10 September 4 1781—The city of Los Angeles is founded by 44 settlers of whom 26 were Black. This little known fact of history is found in H.H. Bancroft’s authoritative “History of California,” which details the ages, races and genders of the city’s founding fathers and mothers. 1957—Nine Black students are banned from Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., by Governor Orval Faubus. The move makes him a folk hero among White supremacists but sets in motion a major conflict with the federal government. President Dwight Eisenhower is forced to call out 1,000 federal troops in order to force the eventual integration of the school. 1981—Popular recording star Beyoncé Knowles is born on this day in Houston, Texas.



Hawkins: Rivers Casino admits it has problem

Amanda Green Hawkins (Courier Photo/J.L. Martello) As anyone in a 12-step program can attest, the first step in recovery is admitting you have a problem. And according to Allegheny County Councilwoman Amanda Green Hawkins, The Rivers Casino has, and is taking further steps to correct problems.