Daily Archive: September 25, 2013



FBI agents work in nightmarish scene at Kenya mall

Mary Italo, center, grieves with other relatives for her son Thomas Abayo Italo, 33, who was killed in the Westgate Mall attack, as they wait to receive his body at the mortuary in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Thomas was an accountant and the breadwinner of the family who helped look after Mary who is sick, according to relatives. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) by Jason Straziuso, Andrew O. Selsky, and Tom Odula Associated Press Writers NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Working near bodies crushed by rubble in a bullet-scarred, scorched mall, FBI agents began fingerprint, DNA and ballistic analysis Wednesday to help determine the identities and nationalities of victims and al-Shabab gunmen who attacked the shopping center, killing more than 60 people.



Ex-NFL player Hugh Douglas arrested in Conn.

This Sept. 22, 2013 booking photo released by the Hartford Police Department shows former NFL football player and former ESPN analyst Hugh Douglas, of Bryn Mawr, Pa. (AP Photo/Hartford Police Department) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police say former pro football player Hugh Douglas has denied charges that he assaulted his girlfriend and told investigators that marks on her neck were from rough sex.



Cops: Wounded gang member behind Chicago shooting

This booking photo provided Sept. 24, 2013 by the Chicago Police Department shows 21-year-old Bryon Champ. Champ was one of four men charged in relation to a shooting that injured 13 people including a 3-year-old boy at Cornell Square Park on Chicago’s southwest side on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Chicago Police Department) by Jayson KeyserAssociated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who was clipped in the leg by gunfire went looking for revenge, leading fellow gang members to a crowded park, where one of them unleashed more than a dozen bullets from an assault rifle in a shooting that wounded 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, authorities say.



Mother of wounded 3-year-old says he is recovering

RECOVERING—This family handout photo provided by Rev. Corey Brooks shows 3-year-old Deonta Howard recovering from a gunshot wound Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago. (AP Photo/Family photo via Rev. Corey Brooks) by Jason Keyser CHICAGO (AP) — The mother of the 3-year-old who was among 13 shot in a Chicago park says her son is recovering, making her “the luckiest mother in the world.



Business Calendar 9-25-13

Ethics in Business SEPT. 25—Duquesne University’s Schools of Business, Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences will host its Ethics in the Business of Science and Healthcare Workshop from 8-11:30 a.m. at Duquesne University’s Power Center Ballroom, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Paul O’Neill, the 72nd secretary of the U.S. Treasury and former chairman and CEO of Alcoa, will be the keynote speaker. Registration is required and a continental breakfast will be provided. For more information, call 412-396-5259 or email bairdd@duq.edu.



Community Calendar 9-25-13

Signature Event SEPT. 26—Small Seeds Development Inc. will host its Signature Event from 5-9 p.m. at the LeMont Restaurant, 1114 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. There will be dinner, a silent auction and music by the Kevin Howard Duo. The honorees are the late Gwendolyn “Gwen” Elliot, Mark Lewis, Judith Mason, Joseph Mertz, PhD, and Dr. Jeanette South-Paul. KDKA’s Brenda Waters and Harold Hayes will be the mistress and master of ceremonies. Reservations are requested by Sept. 19. For more information, call Roxanne Epperson at 412-665-2810 or email repperson@ssdipgh.org.



Foot healed, Steelers RB Bell ready to get going

In this Aug. 19, 2013 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back 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 in Landover, Md. Bell’s bumpy start to his NFL career is starting to smooth itself out. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File) by Will Graves AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – Le’Veon Bell believes he’s a quick healer. Of course, he’d like to stop having to prove it. The rookie running back will make his long awaited debut Sunday when the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to London to face the Minnesota Vikings. Bell hasn’t played since spraining his right foot two carries into a preseason game against Washington last month. Originally told he would be out eight weeks, Bell plans to be ready in six. He practiced on Wednesday and barring a late setback will be available as the Steelers try to avoid their first 0-4 start since 1986. While Pittsburgh’s problems go far deeper than the running game – which happens to be 31st in the league – his teammates are anxious to get a look at the second-round pick on the field instead of on the sideline in street clothes.



U.S doesn’t care about poor people

JULIANNE MALVEAUX (NNPA)—When the poverty data was released on Sept. 17, comparing the poverty situation in 2011 to that in 2012, many hoped that poverty levels would drop as an indication of economic good news. But while the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) has risen, and the wealthy are gaining income, those stuck at the bottom are still simply stuck.



Another mass shooting, Congress remains silent

This time the mass shooting was in the nation’s capital. A dozen people and the gunman died in a shooting rampage Monday at the Washington Navy Yard. It was the deadliest attack at a domestic military installation since November 2009, when an Army psychiatrist killed 13 people and wounded 30 others on a military base in Fort Hood, Texas.



Church Circuit 9-25-13

Revival Series SEPT. 25—Macedonia Baptist Church of Pittsburgh, 2225 Bedford Ave., Hill District, will host its Code R.E.D.D. (Recruit, Equip, Deploy, Develop) Revival Series at 7 p.m. Every Wednesday during the month of September a special guest will bring a word to revive the spirit. This week’s guest will be Rev. Brenda Gregg of Destiny of Faith, in Pittsburgh. For more information, call 412-281-8437 or visit http://www.macedoniapgh.org.