Daily Archive: October 2, 2013

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Metro

Community Calendar 10-2-13

Town Hall ForumOCT. 2—The Allegheny County Department of Human Service’s Allegheny Link to Aging and Disability Resources, the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Social Work and Law, and the Allegheny County APPRAISE Program will host a Town Hall Forum on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the University of Pittsburgh’s University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland. There will be a panel discussion by experts and a question-answer session. Registration is required by Sept. 30 and seating is limited. For more information, call William McKendree at 412-661-1438 or email mckendrews@fwsp.org.

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National

Police: No charges in fight involving Reds’ wife

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Matt Latos, center, and his wife Dallas, right, touring the Reds museum in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Michael E. Keating) by Joe MandakAssociated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police say they’re not filing charges against a Pirates fan accused of punching and pulling the hair of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos’ wife during the National League wild-card game. Sgt. John Fisher says police broke up an argument involving Dallas Latos and other Cincinnati and Pirates fans at a bar inside PNC Park during the Pirates’ 6-2 win Tuesday night.

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Business

Business Calendar 10-2-13

First Step OCT. 4—The University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center will host The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business from 7:30-10 a.m. at the University of Pittsburgh, Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Dr., Oakland. Experts will help attendees explore the size of their interested market and what marketing tools will be needed to attract customers, while also teaching them about business structures, access helpful resource, available funding options and more. For more information, call Tara Gerek at 412-648-1389 or email tmgerek@katz.pitt.edu.

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Lifestyle

Schools criticized for bans on dreadlocks, Afros

This 2013 image released by the Parker Family shows Tiana Parker in Tulsa, Okla. Tiana was at the center of a debate over her hairstyle. (AP Photo/The Parker Family, Marq Lewis) SCHOOLS BAN AFROS AND OTHER NATURAL HAIRSTYLES FOR STUDENTS, WEIGHED DOWN BY HISTORY by Leanne ItalieAssociated Press Writer “Why are you so sad?” a TV reporter asked the little girl with a bright pink bow in her hair. “Because they didn’t like my dreads,” she sobbed, wiping her tears. “I think that they should let me have my dreads.”

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Sports

Jordan: In his prime, he could beat LeBron, others

In this May 17, 1992 file photo, Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan drives on New York Knicks’ Gerald Wilkins during the first quarter of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in Chicago. (AP Photo/John Swart, File) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBA legend Michael Jordan believes he could beat LeBron James in a one-on-one basketball game when he was in his prime. He’s not sure about Kobe Bryant.