Daily Archive: October 1, 2013

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Sports

Steelers attempting to remain upbeat

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin, conducts a practice session, at the Wasps rugby training ground, in London, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan) by Dale GrdnicAssociated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Their quarterback basically has a dislocated right index finger, their best remaining offensive lineman suffered a sprained right pectoral muscle and they’re 0-4. But the Pittsburgh Steelers remained a confident group Tuesday heading into a bye week.

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Lifestyle

Church Circuit 10-2-13

Foolishness of ­PreachingOCT. 4—Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 90 Port Perry Rd., North Versailles, will host its annual “Foolishness of Preaching” Worship Services at 7 p.m. Pastor George A. Williams, of First Baptist Church of West Mifflin, will be the guest preacher. The service is designed to be evangelistic and focus on preaching that truly ministers to lost souls as well as growing Christians and leaders. For more information, call 412-823-4049 or email huldaah@aol.com.

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National

Government powers down; blame trading in capital

A National Park Service employee posts a sign reading “Because of the Federal Government SHUTDOWN All National Parks are Closed” on a barricade closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) by David Espo and Donna CassataAssociated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — First slowed, then stalled by political gridlock, the vast machinery of government clanged into partial shutdown mode on Tuesday and President Barack Obama warned the longer it goes “the more families will be hurt.” Republicans said it was his fault, not theirs. Ominously, there were suggestions from leaders in both parties that the shutdown, heading for its second day, could last for weeks and grow to encompass a possible default by the Treasury if Congress fails to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. “This is now all together,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill..

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Metro

Steelers great L.C. Greenwood passes

L.C. Greenwood L.C. Greenwood, entrepreneur, active in multiple charity and community organizations, and one of the last of the Steel Curtain Defensive Line of the 1970s four Super Bowl Pittsburgh Steelers has died.

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Entertainment

Arts & Culture calendar 10-2-13

Thursday 3Contemporary Dance FestivalThe Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents the 5th annual newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival at 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. The festival, which runs through Oct. 5, will feature 41 dancers, 18 choreographers, all over three-days. The nightly performances will provide a mix of cutting edge dance moves and more that will energize the artists and its audiences. There will be shows at The Alloy Studios. For more information, call 412-363-3000 or visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org.

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Entertainment

NBC off to strong start, ‘The Voice’ keeps growing

This July 27, 2013 photo released by NBC shows, from left, host Carson Daly, with coaches, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green of “The Voice,” at the “NBC Cocktail Reception” during the NBCUniversal Press Tour, in Beverly Hills, Calif. She hasn’t had a trophy to show in her three years of coaching and trying to change that this year. Maroon 5 frontman Levine has won once, while country singer Blake Shelton has held the title three years running. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater) by David Bauder AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has emerged as the big winner after one week of the new television season, with hopes that it won’t all come crashing down the way it did last year. Each of the four biggest broadcast networks had some carefully nurtured initial successes. But NBC was alone in seeing more prime-time viewers than it had during the same week in 2012, and the increase was 19 percent. Among the 18-to-49-year-old demographic that many advertisers seek, NBC had the widest first-week margin of victory in 16 years, the Nielsen ratings company said.

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National

Obama hails ‘historic’ launch of health exchanges

President Barack Obama, stands with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and people who support the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law, as he speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) by Josh LedermanAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Hailing it as an “historic day,” President Barack Obama pressed forward his flagship health care program Tuesday, inaugurating new insurance exchanges to expand access for those without coverage despite the shutdown taking hold across much of the government.

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National

Sheriff: Shooter thought wife had sex with Louisiana pastor

This photo released by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office shows Woodrow Karey, Jr. after being charged in the shooting death of Pastor Ronald J. Harris, Sr., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. (CNN Photo/Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office) by Lateef Mungin (CNN) — A sheriff says he’s closer to finding the motive behind the fatal shooting of a Louisiana pastor who witnesses say was gunned down by a former deacon as the horrified congregation looked on. Friday’s shooting may have resulted from allegations of a complicated sexual relationship between the pastor and the deacon’s wife, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said.