Daily Archive: October 30, 2013



Business Calendar 10-30-13

Business series OCT. 31—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its Business Series from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Downtown and Business Location, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic will be “WORKshop: Developing a Career at UPMC.” A human resources representative from UPMC will be on hand to walk seminar attendees through the entire application and hiring processes. Attendees are asked to bring their resume to be updated in order to get maximum exposure to UPMC recruiters. This is a free event, seating is limited and on a first-come basis. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email business@carnegielibrary.org.


Inside Conditions…Terrelle the Terrible

AUBREY BRUCE Remember the name Ivan the Terrible? Well just in case you don’t, according to http://www.biography.com, Ivan the Terrible was the grandson of Ivan the Great. Ivan the Terrible, or Ivan IV, acquired vast amounts of land during his long reign (1533-1584). Many believe him to have been mentally ill. One of his violent outbursts was perhaps the reason for his son’s death.



Overtime 10-30-13

BILL NEAL :10 Okay, right out of the gate. Went to see Cousin Denny play his last home game at Shadyside Academy in Fox Chapel (more on that in a minute), Shadyside vs. Kittanning, for the conference title. Not just any game, but for the conference title. Now, I don’t have time or space to give you the total story from start to finish, but I’ll tell you three things, and I swear I’m not just calling “foul” because Denny’s my cousin. It was a great tough, hard fought game, by two good teams, going back and forth. A game that should have been decided by the players not the whistle.



Steelers face rising Patriots after loss to Raiders

NEW RECORD—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 in Oakland, Calif., Oct. 27. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) The Oakland Raiders did everything they could to hand the game to the Steelers in the second half, but Pittsburgh just wouldn’t accept it as they failed to beat Oakland, 21-18, in a very sloppy game keeping them in the cellar of the AFC North at 2-5 while the Raiders improved to 3-4. The Raiders opened the game with a 93 touchdown run by local kid Terrelle Pryor, which was the longest touchdown run in history by a quarterback. After that, it appeared the Raiders were going to blow the Steelers off the field as they built up a 21-3 halftime lead.



Blackface costumes revive controversy at Halloween

This 1927 image originally released by Warner Bros., shows Al Jolson in blackface makeup in the movie “The Jazz Singer.” (AP Photo/Warner Bros.) by Leanne ItalieAssociated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Is donning blackface to dress up as a favorite TV character ever OK for Halloween? How about a bloody hoodie and blackface for a costume riff on the slain teen Trayvon Martin, or full-on minstrel at a splashy Africa-themed party for the fashion elite in Milan?



Mets pitcher helps toss disruptive airline passenger

LATROY HAWKINS by Mike M. Ahlers (CNN) — When flight attendants needed help with a disruptive passenger, Mets pitcher LaTroy Hawkins didn’t balk. The lanky right-hander and fellow passengers pitched in, restraining the passenger while the plane was diverted to a nearby airport.



Barneys case stirs talk of ‘Shopping While Black’

Pedestrians pass Barneys New York department store Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) The usual scenario involves suspicious glances, inattentive clerks or rude service — not handcuffs. Yet when a Black teen said he was wrongly jailed after buying a $350 belt at a Manhattan luxury store, it struck a nerve in African-Americans accustomed to finding that their money is not necessarily as good as everyone else’s. Shopping while Black, they say, can be a humiliating experience.



Chris Brown heading to rehab after assault charge

Singer Chris Brown is surrounded by bodyguards as he departs the H. Carl Moultriel courthouse Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) by Anthony McCartneyAssociated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Troubled singer Chris Brown is heading to rehab. A representative for the R&B star announced Tuesday that Brown has decided to go to rehab a day after he was released from jail following his arrest for allegedly punching another man in Washington, D.C. Brown remains on probation after his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna and could face jail time as a result of the arrest.



Labor report proves focus needs to be on jobs

The Labor Department reported Tuesday that U.S. employers added just 148,000 jobs in September, fewer than the average monthly gain of 185,000 jobs over the last year. The report appears to indicate that employers cut back on hiring in September just before a partial 16-day government shutdown began. The release of the September jobs report had been delayed by the shutdown. It is expected that temporary layoffs during the shutdown will depress October’s job gain.