News archive from 19 September 2013, page 22

Annual American Community Survey shows New York City has the highest concentrations of rich and poor in United States

Annual American Community Survey shows New York City has the highest concentrations of rich and poor in...

WASHINGTON — Any doubt about New York being a city of haves and have-nots goes out the window in a major Census Bureau survey released Thursday. No other major American city has such concentrations of rich and poor as New York, according to the data,...

 
North Xtra: North Allegheny learning how to close out an opponent

North Xtra: North Allegheny learning how to close out an opponent

By Nicholas Tolomeo / Tri-State Sports & News Service Starting a game was not often a problem for the North Allegheny girls soccer team last season ... it was finishing games where the Tigers would struggle. Coming out of halftime, North Allegheny...

 

North Xtra: North Catholic marches on without ace

Logic dictates that if a team is down its best player, the person most associated with a team's success, it will subsequently suffer. Through its first few games of the 2013 WPIAL football season, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, minus star running back...

 

West Xtra: Beaver twosome sweeps into WPIAL tournament

By Ryan Riordan / Tri-State Sports & News Service For Beaver Area girls tennis coach Riley Baker, seeing two of his players match up against one another in the Class AA Section 2 singles tournament final was at the same time satisfying and...

 
When it comes to eating produce, 'seconds' count

When it comes to eating produce, 'seconds' count

By Hal B. Klein On Saturday afternoons, Dillner Family Farm sets up a table at the Lawrenceville farmers market. One late summer day there were bright heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, stone fruits and greens neatly organized into a dazzling array of...

 
Miriam's Garden: Bees are buzzing in her bonnet

Miriam's Garden: Bees are buzzing in her bonnet

By Miriam Rubin I don't have beehives in my garden. Friends do, but I've never considered it. I do often consider the bees. The flowers and flowering plants that all of us grow in our unsprayed, organic gardens nourish them and provide a safe habitat....

 

He called it! Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila strikes out vs. childhood friend, old teammate to end Wednesday's...

The final out of the Tigers' 8-0 loss to the Mariners on Wednesday night might have looked like a routine piece of business. But it was hardly that for the pitcher and catcher involved. Tigers catcher Alex Avila and Mariners closer Danny Farquhar have...

 

Western girls' volleyball tops Cypress Bay

The Western girls' volleyball team picked up its sixth win of the season with a victory over Cypress Bay on Wednesday afternoon. The Lightning won the first set 28-26, but the Wildcats rebounded to win the three following sets 25-21, 25-19, 25-21....

 
West Xtra: Ambridge grad makes U.S. team

West Xtra: Ambridge grad makes U.S. team

By Rick Davis / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette As a long-distance freestyle specialist, Lindsay Vrooman has nearly done it all. She won six individual gold medals at the PIAA championships while at Ambridge, swimming to WPIAL and PIAA records along the way....

 
Updated bedrooms let the modern kid grow and change

Updated bedrooms let the modern kid grow and change

Like a lot of modern decor, children's rooms are enjoying a rethinking. No longer restrained by old-school ideals for juvenile decor, these spaces now feature elements that transcend genres and traditional gender themes. Decorators and retailers offer...

 
North Xtra: North Allegheny displays its might

North Xtra: North Allegheny displays its might

By Joe Koch / Tri-State Sports & News Service John Neff sees bright days looming for the North Allegheny High School boys cross country program. Considering the program's history, that's bad news for other schools in the Class AAA grouping of boys...

 
North Xtra: As usual, Knoch is a contender

North Xtra: As usual, Knoch is a contender

By Ken Wunderley / Tri-State Sports & News Service The numbers 13 and 27 are significant for the Knoch High School girls volleyball program. Coach Diane Geist is in her 27th year at the helm and the Knights have a streak of 13 consecutive WPIAL...

 

East Xtra: Burrell seeks another section title

By Ryan Riordan / Tri-State Sports & News Service With seven starters returning and 13 with varsity experience, the Burrell High School boys soccer team is poised to add another section title trophy to the case this season. "We have a lot of...

 

Beer: It's Oktoberfest weekend

By Bob Batz Jr. / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette When Oktoberfest reigns, it pours, and this is the weekend it really gets going in Pittsburgh. Both of our Germanic brewpubs -- the North Side's Penn Brewery and South Side's Hofbrauhaus -- begin their...

 

Munch goes to Waffles Incaffeinated

By Dan Gigler / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Not that you ever asked, but for the purposes of this column let's assume you did -- in the event that "Breakfast Lore" might be a Jeopardy! category someday -- here's an unsolicited and abbreviated...

 

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