Daily Archive: October 13, 2013

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Sports

Hulkamania still running wild after 3 decades

In this April 3, 2005, file photo, Hulk Hogan fires up the crowd between matches during WrestleMania 21 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File) by Dan GelstonAP Sports Writer Even at 60, Hulk Hogan wants to win one more time in the ring. For a generation of Hulkamaniacs, his return to wrestling is certainly more appetizing than Hogan’s latest foray into pop culture: His parody of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” video, that features the former champ swinging on a ball in his red-and-yellow shirt, bandanna, feathered boa, boots — and a black thong that puts a sports entertainment twist on cheeky humor. Hogan laughs, looks at the camera, and simply says, “Brother!”

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National

Reid: Soft-spoken, combative Obama partner vs GOP

President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., right, and other Democrat Senators meet in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) by Charles Babington and Nedra PicklerAssociated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — Harry Reid, the soft-spoken but pugilistic Senate majority leader, didn’t wait for White House officials to declare their view of high-stakes talks over the government shutdown and debt. Standing just outside the West Wing, the 73-year-old Nevadan gave reporters his assessment of a key House Republican offer last week: “Not going to happen.”

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Business

We must embrace entrepreneurship instead of a job

WILLIAM REED (NNPA)—Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”—Steve Jobs When you were growing up, were the conversations at your house centered on concepts about business, or more along the line of “go get a job?” Entrepreneurship is not a subject that is discussed regularly around the dinner table in African-American homes. There’s a lack of business traditions among African-Americans and a paltry record of entrepreneurial successes. Smaller probabilities of having self-employed parents, demographic trends and discrimination are primary reasons for the limited level of entrepreneurship in contemporary African-American communities.

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Sports

Former NFL star Hines Ward completes triathlon

Super Bowl Champion and BECOME ONE athlete Hines Ward crosses the finish line during the 2013 GoPro IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. (Marco Garcia/AP Images for GoPro Ironman) by Karin StantonAssociated Press Writer KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) – Former Pittsburgh Steelers star Hines Ward added a new title to his resume Saturday. Not content with being a football and dancing star, Ward now is an Ironman.

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Generation Y

Pittsburgh Promise is being fulfilled

The Pittsburgh Promise’s 2013 report indicates it is living up to its name more so with each passing year. Since it began in 2008, the program has allocated nearly $40 million in scholarships with 42 percent going to African-American students. During the Sept. 23 press conference on the report’s release, Executive Director Saleem Ghubril also gratefully announced that the Grable Foundation had awarded the program an additional $5 million towards its overall $250 million funding goal.

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Metro

Strip District MLK Mural unveiling

ENJOYING THE FINISHED PROJECT—From left: Micci Hutterer, Caren Miller, Edward Rawson, Charles Kikrsey, Charles Smith, Portia Hornick and Berry Breene pose in front of the mural. Moving the Lives of Kids (MLK Mural) created a new mural at 2852 Penn Ave., in the Strip District, in partnership with Neighbors in the Strip, and with a group of Pittsburgh youth who were paid to participate as part of their summer job experience through the Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program.

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Sports

Adrian Peterson has dealt with tragedy often

Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson makes his way off an NFL football practice field at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minn., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Peterson said he is certain he will play Sunday despite a serious personal matter that caused him to miss practice earlier this week. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores) by Dave CampbellAP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Adrian Peterson was 7, he saw his older brother die in a bike accident when he was hit by a drunken driver. For Peterson’s teenage years, his father was in prison. He grew up poor in east Texas. Shortly before the Minnesota Vikings drafted him in 2007, a half-brother, was shot and killed. Long before Peterson began running through the NFL record book, he learned to turn tragedy into fuel for an exceptional career. Football has always been his escape, and now he’s dealing with more off-the-field strife.

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International

Miss Universe in trouble for Indian photo shoot

Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, watches a performance by inmates as designer Sanjana Jon, adjusts her veil during a visit to the Tihar Jail in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, file) by Biswajeet BanerjeeAssociated Press Writer LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Indian police have filed a case against Miss Universe, American Olivia Culpo, for an unauthorized fashion shoot at the Taj Mahal, India’s white-marble monument to love, a police officer said Thursday.