Daily Archive: October 23, 2013

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Sports

Steelers looking to make it 3 in a row

AN IMPRESSIVE OUTING—Rookie Le’Veon Bell had 93 yards on 19 carries. (AP photo) A victory over the Oakland Raiders Sunday could put the Steelers back in the hunt for a playoff berth. A victory over the Raiders would make it three wins in a row pulling their record up to 3-4 after their 19-16 win over the Baltimore Ravens last week.

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Metro

Community Calendar 10-23-13

State of Black Pittsburgh OCT. 26—The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh will host the State of Black Pittsburgh Conference 2013 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Downtown. National Urban League President & CEO Marc Morial will be the keynote luncheon speaker. There will be a job and resource fair, various workshops, followed by the 95th Anniversary Luncheon. There will also be a kids and youth track for ages 4-18. Pre-registration is required for the luncheon. For more information, call 412-227-4229 or email development@ulpgh.org.

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Metro

Missing Pa. man with dementia, ex-Steeler, found

In this Oct. 12, 1952, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers football player Ray Mathews gathers in a pass for a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/File) BOYERS, Pa. (AP) – An 84-year-old western Pennsylvania man who reportedly suffers from dementia and once played for the Pittsburgh Steelers is expected to be OK after he spent about 20 hours in the woods after not returning from a walk.

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Sports

OVERTIME 10-23

BILL NEAL :10 First of all, and just so you know, I am not at “My spot” for the game so stop looking for me. Second, and let’s be clear about this, WE – ARE – THE – STEELER – NATION…and we ain’t scared of no Baltimore Ravens! Steelers win by 7. Take it to the bank!

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Entertainment

Out & About 10-23-13 at Whiteside Road Reunion

The line dancers took up the whole floor at the Whiteside Road reunion This week I visited the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum where the annual Whiteside Road Reunion was held. This event happens every year where former residents from the old housing project located in the Hill District come together to reunite and have a great time. One year there is a cookout at Ammons Recreation Center outside and the next year a cabaret is held at the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum in Homewood. This year everyone came out and danced the night away, ate great food and partied until 2am. You know Brotha Ash has a REAL CONNECTION to the community. Send all of your party and event information to info@BrothaAsh­Produc­tions.com and I’ll see you next week OUT AND ABOUT!

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Metro

Community wants Ford’s charges dropped, police charged

A SHOW OF SUPPORT—Friends, family and members of the community showed support for Leon Ford Jr. at a rally on Oct. 16 at the City-County Building, downtown. From left: Attorney Benjamin Crump; Latonya Green, mother; Ford; Leon Ford Sr., father, and attorney Monte Rabner. (Photos by J.L. Martello) Family, friends and community members showed up in numbers to the Allegheny County Courthouse for a rally held Oct. 16 to show their support for then Pittsburgh teen Leon Ford Jr., who was shot multiple times by a Pittsburgh Police officer during what many say should have been a “routine” traffic stop and to show their outrage for the criminal charges he still faces.

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Sports

Aliquippa sets trap for Tigers

TOUCHDOWN RUN—Aliquippa’s Dravon Henry scored one touchdown in Quips win. The Quips, the two-time reigning WPIAL champs, have blown out every team they’ve played, so far this season, but appeared to float into Geneva College’s Reeves Field, Friday night, on a deflated rubber ducky. Last year Aliquippa (8-0) blew out Beaver Falls (7-1) 66-7, but found themselves down 14-0 early in the first quarter behind quarterback Dan Stratton two touchdown passes.