News archive from 27 June 2013, page 19

Twitter user becomes star in US Airways crash - Janis Krums sets Internet abuzz with iPhone photo

Meet jkrums, Twitter hero. Known as Janis Krums in the real world, jkrums (as he's known on the popular micro-blogging site) set off an Internet firestorm Thursday when he posted an image of passengers huddled on the wing of a US Airways plane – only...

 
‘Cabin in the Woods' finds its way to Halloween Horror Nights

‘Cabin in the Woods' finds its way to Halloween Horror Nights

It's already time to plan for Halloween? How could that be? But apparently it is, because Universal Orlando is announcing today that the blood-soaked horror-comedy The Cabin in the Woods will be the theme of the newest haunted house at this year's...

 
NBA draft: Michigan's Trey Burke expect to go 'anywhere from 2 (Magic) to 8 (Pistons)'

NBA draft: Michigan's Trey Burke expect to go 'anywhere from 2 (Magic) to 8 (Pistons)'

NEW YORK - Trey Burke can promise only one thing in tonight's NBA draft. “I'm going to smile first,” he said Wednesday at the Westin Times Square Hotel, where the NBA's green-room invitees met with the media. “I'm not going to get up with a frown or a...

 
Beer: Head east for a frothy fest

Beer: Head east for a frothy fest

By Bob Batz Jr. / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette This weekend is the 17th Great European Beerfest in the lot at the Sharp Edge Beer Emporium in Friendship/East Liberty. Tickets are $60 (at Sharp Edge locations) or $65 at the door, for each of two tasting...

 
Sports Illustrated cover boy all-time leaders

Sports Illustrated cover boy all-time leaders

LeBron James makes his 20th appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week, which SI says ties him with Tiger Woods for sixth place. The top five: MICHAEL JORDAN, 50 So not only is LeBron two rings behind M.J., he's also 30 covers back. The...

 

In Brooklyn tragedy, two toddlers hurt in separate Flatbush window falls have died

Two Brooklyn families were mourning the most tragic of coincidences Wednesday: Both lost toddlers who took fatal tumbles out of two-story windows, police said. "His mom left him for one minute! One minute, and that minute turned into...

 
City begins stripping Sky Streak's two rotting '64 World's Fair elevators

City begins stripping Sky Streak's two rotting '64 World's Fair elevators

Once portals to the highest point of the 1964 World's Fair, two futuristic elevators are being stripped from cables on the New York State Pavilion this week - for fear parts might fly off in strong winds, officials said. Contractors have already...

 
South/East Xtra: Riverview grad gets back in rhythm with Wild Things

South/East Xtra: Riverview grad gets back in rhythm with Wild Things

By Joe Koch / Tri-State Sports & News Service In his second year with the Washington Wild Things, Oakmont resident Gus Benusa is dealing with several new concepts. For one thing, the Wild Things are posting a winning record. Through 33 games,...

 

Carrie Bradshaw's back in bloom with her signature flower

"Sex and the City" has birthed so many fashion obsessions, it's a wonder we knew how to get dressed before. The nameplate necklace, the Manolo Blahnik stiletto, the exposed bra. But the most iconic Carrie accessory is the flower. In her...

 
Katie Couric to interview Sarah Jessica Parker in first ABC News appearance before 'Katie' premieres

Katie Couric to interview Sarah Jessica Parker in first ABC News appearance before 'Katie' premieres

Katie Couric is starting off her ABC career with a stylish bang. The former host of "CBS Evening News" will interview Sarah Jessica Parker for a "Nightline" special that will air on Tuesday. Couric's "Katie" talk show...

 

West/North Xtra: Ex-UConn star is new Quakers coach

By John D'Abruzzo / Tri-State Sports & News Service Jill Brumbaugh still has a few questions she plans to answer before the start of high school basketball season. Some pretty basic ones, in fact, like ... "Which teams and some of the players...

 

What's on TV Wednesday night

BEST OF WEDNESDAY NIGHT'S TV: 8 p.m. (Fox) "Lie to Me." While President Obama fills the airwaves everywhere else, Fox is sticking with its schedule of entertainment fare, including this show which, on Wednesday night, revolves around the...

 
Dulac: Constellation Senior Players Championship favorites

Dulac: Constellation Senior Players Championship favorites

By Gerry Dulac / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The 30th Constellation Senior Players Championship, begins today at the Fox Chapel Golf Club with a field of 81 players playing 72 holes with no cut. Joe Daley is the defending champion. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...

 
The Food Column: What's for dinner? Not beef!

The Food Column: What's for dinner? Not beef!

By Rebecca Sodergren An invitation showed up in my e-mail back in January: "Hey, friends! I've just watched 'Forks Over Knives,' and I'm interested in trying to adopt a more plant-based diet. One problem: lack of tasty vegetarian main dishes....

 

Rex Ryan Jets into lead

The Jets' coaching search got off to a clumsy start, with owner Woody Johnson out of the country and with Bill Cowher in and out of contention, but the process finally is starting to crystallize. If the Steelers beat the Ravens Sunday in the AFC...

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