Daily Archive: November 2, 2013

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Sports

At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters

Terrelle Pryor (2) of the Oakland Raiders stretches before game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/David Seelig) My Bad! I called for the Steelers to win and Terrelle Pryor to have a good game for the Oakland Raiders. We got half the deal. I have to be careful when I put that stuff out there. My predictions and projections can be very powerful! David Ortiz . . . aka “Big Papi” is just that. The World Series MVP was on base 19 times in 6 games with a batting percentage of 683, the highest in history behind Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Are you kidding me? And guess who got on base more? Yep, you guessed it – Barry Bonds! You forgot how great he was huh!?!?

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Sports

Penguins romp by Blue Jackets 4-2

Columbus Blue Jackets center R.J. Umberger (18) looks for a rebound as Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) blocks a shot in the first period in Pittsburgh Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Penguins have tweaked their approach in hopes of taking some of the pressure off goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. While Fleury appreciates his teammates’ effort to play a little more responsibly on defense, he doesn’t mind showing he can still handle himself when things get busy in front of him.

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Metro

Ravenstahl refuses to release calendar

In this file photo from March 1, 2013, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl takes questions during a news conference where he announced he has abandoned his bid to seek reelection in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl is refusing to release copies of his appointment calendar, despite a ruling from Pennsylvania’s Office of Open Records.

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Original

Terminal Fear in the Heart of the Empire

AUBREY LYNCH The U.S. empire is struggling visibly. It is following the well-traveled path of every empire in history. The Chinese, the Japanese, the Romans, the colonialists, the French, the Germans, the English, even Ozymandias have all had their time triumphantly strutting before their subjects in the equivalence of jack boots, as the nations they conquered apparently trembled before them in fear or supplication.

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Generation Y

UConn facing federal Title IX lawsuit

Attorney Gloria Allred, second from right, speaks to the media on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 outside of U.S. District Court in Hartford, Conn. Allred filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the four women with her, from left, Kylie Angell, Rosemary Richi, Erica Daniels and Carolyn Luby, who claim the University of Connecticut violated their civil rights in response to sexual assault allegations the women made while students at the school (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb) by Pat Eaton-RobbAssociated Press Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Four women who say they were sexually assaulted while students at the University of Connecticut added a federal lawsuit Friday to an earlier civil rights complaint filed against the school. The women are among seven students and recent graduates who last month asked the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to conduct a federal Title IX investigation of UConn. In both complaints, the women allege the school failed to protect them and responded to their sexual assault complaints with deliberate indifference or worse.

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Sports

Grant Hill ‘fired up’ for ‘Inside Stuff’ debut

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose warms up before an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Chicago on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) by Jon KrawczynskiAP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Grant Hill’s playing career is over, but he’s still going one-on-one. Hill spoke with a nervous excitement on the eve of his debut as co-host of the new incarnation of “NBA Inside Stuff.” After an eight-year hiatus, the show is returning to the air on Saturday at noon Eastern on NBA TV. Taking the position once held by Ahmad Rashad, Hill was nervous going into his first interview of an NBA star.

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Metro

Pa. drug dealer to view daughter’s body in court

Tying ballons to a stuffed teddy bear during vigil for Mysharri Millender and Kahdejah Cammon-Perkins is Destynee Stewart who is Mysharri Millender’s cousin and went to elementary school with Cammon-Perkins. Cammon-Perkins, 18, and Millender, 17, were killed when the GMC Envoy SUV they were traveling in reportedly left Route 51 and traveled up an embankment, crashing in a wooded area Oct. 17. (Photo by J.L. Martello) PITTSBURGH (AP) — A convicted Pittsburgh drug dealer can have a private funeral viewing of his daughter’s body – in the courthouse, a federal judge ruled after prosecutors and marshals raised security and other concerns about letting the man go to a church funeral viewing.

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Entertainment

Lack of Black women becomes ‘SNL’ issue

This Oct. 29, 2013 photo released by NBC shows actress Kerry Washington, right, with cast member Taran Killam during a promotional shoot for “Saturday Night Live,” in New York. Washington will host the late night comedy sketch series on Nov. 2. (AP Photo/NBC, Dana Edelson) by David BauderAP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Kerry Washington’s turn as host of “Saturday Night Live” this week gives that television institution something it hasn’t seen much lately: a Black woman onstage trying to make people laugh. The show’s diversity has become an issue, pushed to the forefront by comments from the two Black male cast members.

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National

Reinstatement of abortion law leaves few options

In this July 15, 2013 file photo, two signs that read “Who Lobbied For This?” and “We Need Healthcare Options, Not Obstacles” are held by attendees of a rally in front of Dallas city hall where a group of nearly 200 gathered to protest the approval of sweeping new restrictions on abortion in Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File) by Christopher Sherman and Chris TomlinsonAssociated Press Writers HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) — In a Texas abortion clinic, about a dozen women waited Friday to see the doctor, already aware that they would not be able to end their pregnancies there. A day after a federal appeals court allowed most of the state’s new abortion restrictions to take effect during a legal challenge, about a third of Texas’ clinics were barred from performing the procedure. Thursday’s ruling made Texas the fourth and largest state to enforce a provision requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges in a nearby hospital. In places such as the Rio Grande Valley and rural West Texas, the mandate put hundreds of miles between many women and abortion providers.