Daily Archive: October 28, 2013

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Sports

Steelers forced to re-evaluate after crushing loss

Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) runs for a 93-yard touchdown past Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark, left, inside linebacker Vince Williams (98) and cornerback William Gay (22) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – Two weeks of momentum vanished in 19 seconds. More than three hours later, the competitive portion of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season likely followed suit. Stung on the first play from scrimmage and stumbling on the last, Pittsburgh’s 21-18 loss to the Oakland Raiders thwarted any progress the Steelers (2-5) made during a brief two-game winning streak that suggested perhaps there was a chance they could somehow dig out of an 0-4 start. Turns out, probably not. The same mistakes that dogged Pittsburgh during a winless September re-emerged in the Black Hole.

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Sports

Panthers humbled after loss to Navy

Pitt quarterback Tom Savage (7) gets off a pass as Old Dominion linebacker Richie Staton (41) pressures in the third quarter of the NCAA football game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh won 35-24. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Paul Chryst wants his players to expect to win. The tricky part is making sure that confidence doesn’t morph into overconfidence. Too late, apparently. Several Pittsburgh players admitted they took Navy lightly before a 24-21 loss to the Midshipmen on Saturday, telling reporters they figured the Panthers would pull away for a victory. Instead, Pitt (4-3) collapsed as Navy scored 10 points in the final 4 minutes, including the game-winning field goal as time expired. Though Chryst didn’t get the sense his players were overlooking the Midshipmen, if they did he has no doubt on who to blame. “That’s on me,” Chryst said. “I’ve got to do a better job.”

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Entertainment

Dr. Conrad Murray Released Early From Jail

Dr. Conrad Murray, 60, has been released from prison after serving two years of a four sentence for his role in the death of music legend Michael Jackson. Murray was released at 12:00 AM PST after serving the shortened sentence handed down when he was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for administering a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol to Jackson in his home, allegedly to help with his insomnia.

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Entertainment

Quincy Jones sues Michael Jackson’s estate

This Feb. 1, 1993 file photo shows Pop superstar Michael Jackson performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. by Anthony McCartneyAP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quincy Jones sued Michael Jackson’s estate claiming he is owed millions in royalties and production fees on some of the superstar’s greatest hits. Jones’ lawsuit Friday seeks at least $10 million from the singer’s estate and Sony Music Entertainment, claiming the entities improperly re-edited songs to deprive him of royalties and production fees. The music has been used in the film “This Is It” and a pair of Cirque du Soleil shows based on the King of Pop’s songs, the lawsuit states. Jones also claims that he should have received a producer’s credit on the music in “This Is It.” His lawsuit seeks an accounting of the estate’s profits from the works so that Jones can determine how much he is owed.

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National

Jay-Z defends deal with store accused of profiling

In this May 14, 2012 file photo, entertainer Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter arrives at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) by Karen Matthews and Nekesa Mumbi MoodyAssociated Press Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z — under increasing pressure to back out of a collaboration with the luxury store Barneys New York after it was accused of racially profiling two black customers — said Saturday he’s being unfairly “demonized” for just waiting to hear all of the facts.

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Sports

Majority-woman crew officiates D-2 football game

Women referees, from left, back judge Krystle Apellariz, field judge Sebrina Brunson, head linesman Yvonda Lewis and line judge Tangela Mitchell pose for a portrait prior to the start of an NCAA college football game between Lane College and Miles College in Fairfield, Ala., Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) by John ZenorAP Sports Writer BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The officials sprinted around the field keeping order, throwing flags and even telling the Miles College band to hush once. It was a typical college football game Thursday night except that four of the seven people wearing the black-and-white stripes were women. The Southern Intercollege Athletic Conference billed the Miles-Lane game as the first majority-female officiating crew for an NCAA game.

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Business

Meet Oregon’s ‘Gen E’

KAYIN TALTON DAVIS by Mike Green It’s a simple economic formula: Gen X + Gen Y = Gen E Call them “Generation Entrepreneur.” Gen E is comprised of innovators, inventors, intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs, multimedia content providers, branded bloggers and crafts makers who range in ages from seasoned Gen Xers to adolescent Millennials. They are self-selected Do-It-Yourself risk-takers who believe pursuit of the American Dream is a journey through innovation and entrepreneurship.

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National

Bullies: They’re not just in middle school

In this Oct. 18, 2013, file photo, Aledo High School player Ryan Newsom (17), runs between Western Hills’ Shane Little, left, and Jacoby Powell during the first quarter of a high school football game in Aledo, Texas. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Bob Haynes, File) by Beth J. Harpaz Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Was a losing team bullied? Is your angry spouse a bully? How about that co-worker who’s always criticizing you? Or the politicians who forced a government shutdown? Bullies aren’t just for middle schoolers. These days, they’re everywhere.