Daily Archive: September 25, 2013


Help Wanted 9-25-13

Administrator ofAlternative Housing &Diversion ServicesALLEGHENY COUNTYAllegheny County is accepting applications for Administrator of Alternative Housing & Diversion Services in the Bureau of Corrections. For application…



OVERTIME 9-25-13

:10 First things first. A fond farewell to another “Bad Man.” Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Ken Norton, one of only three men to beat the baddest of them all, the great Muhammad Ali. Norton passed away at the too young age of 70 from complications from a stroke he suffered last year.



Family claims negligence in 12-year-old’s attack at Pressley Ridge

RECOVERY—The 12-year-old received 52 stitches at Children’s Hospital. It took doctors at Children’s Hospital 52 stitches to repair cuts on the face and neck of a 12-year-old boy whose family says was attacked at Pressley Ridge Day School in the North Side. According to the boy’s mother, Sheheda Manley, and grandmother, Tamara Bailey, he was attacked with a broken plate by a 16-year-old in the cafeteria of the school on Sept. 18.



Coalition: Pa. short-changes Cheyney University, warns of lawsuit

Attorney Michael Coard speaks during a news conference Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, outside the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) by Kathy MathesonAssociated Press Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A group of concerned Cheyney University supporters alleged Monday that the state is discriminating against the historically Black institution, imperiling its ability to attract new students and stay afloat economically.



Pittsburgh embracing playoff-bound Pirates

Rows of Pittsburgh Pirates hats indicating the teams participation in postseason play are ready for sale at the team’s store at PNC Park on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in Pittsburgh. T (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The image is seared into 12-year-old Chad Rowland’s mind forever. The slightly up the line throw up from Barry Bonds. The dive to the plate by catcher Mike LaValliere. The textbook slide by Sid Bream. The Pittsburgh Pirates walking off the field in stunned silence after collapsing in the ninth inning of Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS. The Atlanta Braves piling on top of each other in jubilation on their way to the World Series.



Porter retires from Penn State Greater Allegheny

CURTISS PORTER, PHD Before Curtiss Porter, PhD, arrived as Chancellor of (what was then called) Penn State McKeesport in 1999, it offered only 2-year degree programs—which students seeking a four-year degree had to finish at the main campus in University Park, Pa. Within a year, he had implemented a four-year degree program in Information Sciences Technology. The campus now offers seven four-year degrees; adding programs in Psychology, English and four business degrees.



Does drinking reduce my stress?

Fizzy red wines are popular refreshments during the summer heat. RED WINE, LAMBRUSCO, SPARKLING SHIRAZ (CNN Photo/Jeremy Harlan) by Bob Barnett (upwave.com) — There’s a little beverage I’d like to tell you about. It’s kind of magical. You may be able to drink just a little of it and feel closer to your friends, start paying attention to the moment, feel your mood lift, maybe even put your worries in context so you become more carefree.



When BlackBerrys ruled the world!

BlackBerry on May 13 unveiled the Q5, a lower-cost, brightly colored smartphone aimed at emerging markets. (CNN Photo/Courtesy BlackBerry) by Jonathan Anker (HLN) — Hey bud, what’s up? Got a second for your old man? I wanted to tell you about something. Just, please, put your iPhone down for a second so we can talk, OK?



Rihanna spot on about Phuket problems

by Alan Morison (CNN) — Pop star Rihanna recently visited Phuket between stops on her Diamonds World Tour. During her visit she shared many of her experiences on social media, including a photo of her holding a loris — an endangered primate — and tweeted about a visit to a sex show. Phuket-based publisher Alan Morison says her visit highlights just how bad the island’s main nightlife strip has become.