Daily Archive: November 3, 2013

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Sports

Hall of Fame center Walt Bellamy dies at 74

In this Oct. 14, 1968, file photo, Walt Bellamy, New York Knicks basketball player, poses for a photo in New York. Bellamy, the Hall of Fame center who averaged 20.1 points and 13.7 rebounds in 14 seasons in the NBA, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. He was 74. The Atlanta Hawks confirmed the death, but didn’t provide details. (AP Photo/File) ATLANTA (AP) — Walt Bellamy, the Hall of Fame center who averaged 20.1 points and 13.7 rebounds in 14 seasons in the NBA, died Saturday. He was 74. The Atlanta Hawks confirmed the death, but didn’t provide details. The Hawks said Bellamy attended the team’s home opener Friday night. “Walt Bellamy was an enormously gifted Hall of Fame player who had a tremendous impact on our game,” NBA Commissioner David Stern said in a statement released by the league. “Off the court, he was an even more extraordinary person. Walt is going to be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. On behalf of the entire NBA family, our condolences and thoughts go out to Walt’s family.”

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Sports

Pitt, Savage sacked 21-10 by Georgia Tech

Pittsburgh Panthers wide receiver Devin Street (15) can’t hang onto the intended pass under pressure form Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive back Demond Smith (12) in the second half of their NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Atlanta. Georgia Tech won 21-10. (AP Photo/David Tulis) by Charles OdumAP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) – The sacks total continues to climb against Pittsburgh and quarterback Tom Savage. Pitt, last in the ACC in sacks allowed, again struggled to protect Savage as Georgia Tech turned up the defensive pressure in its 21-10 win over the Panthers on Saturday night. Jeremiah Attaochu had two of Georgia Tech’s season-high five sacks. Robert Godhigh ran for two touchdowns for the Yellow Jackets.

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International

World-Wide outrage follows Dominican court ruling stripping Haitian descendants of citizenship

In this Sept. 30, 2013 photo, Juliana Deguis Pierre, behind left, a Dominican woman of Haitian descent, stands inside the kitchen of her home with her daughter Mairobi and mother Maria in the Los Jovillos village, known as a batey, in the Monte Plata province of the Dominican Republic. Juliana and her daughter Maria are two of many who were born in the Dominican Republic but may now lose their citizenship, and the rights that go along with it, because of a recent Constitutional Court decision. (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz) by Zachary Lester (NNPA)–The Institute of the Black World 21st Century(IBW) has joined the chorus of nations and organizations protesting the recent ruling by a Dominican Republic court that revoked the citizenship of hundreds of thousands Dominicans of Haitian descent.

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Sports

Game Day Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talks with Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Stacy McGee after game in Oakland, Calif., Oct. 27. The Raiders won 21-18. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) At 2-5; the Steelers are officially in crisis mode. Their reward? A trip to New England where they never win against Tom Brady and the Patriots. The season is rapidly slipping away and it’s on Mike Tomlin, Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the coaches and veterans to not let this ship completely sink.

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Metro

Therapist charged with beating adopted son

CHRISTOPHER SPANN PITTSBURGH (AP) – A family therapist who works to keep young men out of the child welfare system has been jailed on charges he badly beat his adopted 11-year-old son for not doing his homework. Christopher Spann, 52, of Pittsburgh, remained jailed Friday, a day after his arraignment on charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and endangering the welfare of a child. Spann pleaded not guilty.

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Lifestyle

Your keys to perfect holiday cooking!

by Elise, the Diva Chef This time of the year is all about good food and good company. Family and friends provide the company, that part is all up to you. No doubt you’re already starting to plan where the feast will be and who will be on the guest list. Creating a warm inviting atmosphere where love and fellowship can co-exist with candles and maybe a crackling fireplace dancing in the background is next on your list. You start visualizing the comedian of the family providing the laughter, while others catch up on life events over the past year. All the while the older mature ones admire the kids and how much they’ve grown. But one thing hasn’t escaped anyone’s notice, the aroma of delectable food permeating the room. After all the fellowship, the food now takes center stage and seals the deal of this wonderful gathering.

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Entertainment

‘12 Years’ a hit with Black filmmakers

Chiwetel Ejiofor by Stacy M. BrownFor New Pittsburgh Courier(NNPA)—Famed film director John Singleton said when movies about African-Americans debut, he’s always the first to be called to lend insight.Singleton, who directed the 1991 critically-acclaimed drama “Boyz in the Hood,” said that recently his telephone hasn’t stopped ringing “I’d like to talk about other movies, too,” he said, but acknowledged that he doesn’t mind weighing in on the recent avalanche of Black films, including what many view as an Oscar front-runner, “12 Years a Slave.” “I’ve seen it and I can tell you it’s a work of art,” said Singleton, 45.

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National

NYC subway vigilante Goetz arrested on drug charge

In this Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1985 file photo, Bernhard Goetz, second from left, is escorted by police as he is taken out of criminal court in New York. (AP Photo/Rene Perez) by Colleen LongAssociated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Subway vigilante Bernie Goetz, who ignited a national furor over racism and gun control after he shot four panhandling youths on a train in the 1980s, has been arrested on drug charges, police said Saturday.

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People

Actor Kevin Hart donates 500 computers to Philly

In this Aug. 28, 2011 file photo, Kevin Hart poses backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Actor and comedian Kevin Hart donated 500 computers to schools and recreation centers in his hometown of Philadelphia, a move that he hopes will inspire others to follow his lead.