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Risky business may pay off

By DANIEL MCNALLY
September 14, 2006
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(U-WIRE) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. --- Think of the last time you were faced with a decision... (U-WIRE) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. --- Think of the last time you were faced with a decision between taking a risk or settling for a guaranteed, perhaps less desirable, outcome. Carry an ambitious course load or sett...

Career Services hosts first-ever Senior Launch

By LAURIE ZINBERG
September 12, 2006
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Senior Launch took off this year for the first time in the William Pitt Union Ballroom... Senior Launch took off this year for the first time in the William Pitt Union Ballroom yesterday.A direct idea from Kathy Humphrey, Pitt's vice provost and dean of students, the job resource fair provided informa...

Don’t hate on Canadians

By GEOFF DUTELLE
May 24, 2006
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Alright Philadelphia, you can come out of the corner. Punishment is over, for now at least.... Alright Philadelphia, you can come out of the corner. Punishment is over, for now at least. Someone else is going into time out now, and they're all the way on the other side of the country.Philly fans are no...

The World in Brief (4/11/06)

By Pitt News Staff
April 11, 2006
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Iran's weapons pose little threat but are a political boon, experts sayHannah Allam,... Iran's weapons pose little threat but are a political boon, experts sayHannah Allam, Knight Ridder NewspapersTEHRAN, Iran --- Iran probably couldn't mount much of a defense against a U.S. air attack on its nuclear s...

Women’s basketball dominates winter awards

By Pitt News Staff
April 5, 2006
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What better time to hand out the winter awards than a week during which you can wear your... What better time to hand out the winter awards than a week during which you can wear your sandals on one day and your winter coat on the next?Like we did in the fall, The Pitt News voted on the top performer...

Senioritis a serious affliction, no cure in sight

By NATASHA SURLES
April 5, 2006
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Are you a senior suffering from mood swings? After four - or more - years of classes, are you... Are you a senior suffering from mood swings? After four - or more - years of classes, are you feeling stressed out and overwhelmed with school work? Well, if any of these symptoms seem familiar please con...

SGB blows cash playing blackjack

By JESSICA LEAR
March 31, 2006
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Editor's Note: This story is part of the April Fools' issue and is not to be taken seriously.... Editor's Note: This story is part of the April Fools' issue and is not to be taken seriously.In what some have described as an "unbelievably irresponsible" moment, Student Government President Joe "Slick Joe...

Final Four without Duke, UConn a nice change of pace

By JEFF GREER
March 29, 2006
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"Evil deeds do not prosper; the slow man catches up with the swift."Homer's words fit... "Evil deeds do not prosper; the slow man catches up with the swift."Homer's words fit perfectly into the picturesque frame of the Final Four after a weekend of madness in its purest form. Evil has been slain and good rei...

EDITORIAL – Celebrex not a reason to celebrate

By STAFF EDITORIAL
February 28, 2006
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Just Google it and you'll see the endless array of possibilities: Studies show, "Celebrex may... Just Google it and you'll see the endless array of possibilities: Studies show, "Celebrex may contribute to heart disease," "Celebrex may make you better-looking," "Celebrex may reduce chances of cancer ...

EDITORIAL – Olympic spirit low, no surprise

By STAFF EDITORIAL
February 10, 2006
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The Winter Olympics start today. Turin, the northern Italian city selected for the honor, is... The Winter Olympics start today. Turin, the northern Italian city selected for the honor, is abuzz with international good cheer and a healthy, competitive spirit. Those lucky enough to live in Turin and the...

Green Monster

By BRIAN WEAVER
February 6, 2006
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WASHINGTON - "No game is over."Pitt freshman Levance Fields couldn't have been more right.... WASHINGTON - "No game is over."Pitt freshman Levance Fields couldn't have been more right.After trailing by 10 with less than 40 seconds to play against Georgetown, Pitt came within a missed buzzer-beater f...

Classic sports flix to help the pre-football hours roll by

By ASHLEY WILLIAMS
February 3, 2006
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With the Super Bowl only days away, there isn't much time for fans to wait for their football... With the Super Bowl only days away, there isn't much time for fans to wait for their football fix. However, true fans of the game may not be able to wait even that long. With that in mind, I bring you a list...

What is a lease and what does it mean to me, the student?

By Pitt News Staff
January 30, 2006
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The Housing Resource Center provides this information to help students understand the parts,... The Housing Resource Center provides this information to help students understand the parts, meaning and implications of apartment leases used by area landlords. An attorney did not prepare this information,...

Tix plan enjoys wild success

By KEITH WEHMEYER
January 20, 2006
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Pitt sophomore Ian Smith is evidence that the revamped men's basketball student-ticket policy... Pitt sophomore Ian Smith is evidence that the revamped men's basketball student-ticket policy is working.Smith is undefeated when it comes attending home games - he hasn't missed one yet. He was in The Oakla...

Even they can’t pick the Steelers this week — fact!

By MATT SORTINO ' DAVE THOMAS
January 12, 2006
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1. The Pitt men's basketball team deserves to be ranked No. 11 in this week's ESPN/USA... 1. The Pitt men's basketball team deserves to be ranked No. 11 in this week's ESPN/USA Today Poll and No. 12 in the AP Poll.Matt Sortino: Fact. No matter who the schedule makers put out there for you to play, if y...

Pitt students finding it tougher to get into Pitt’s medical school

By NIKKI SCHWAB
January 4, 2006
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Pitt junior Tiffany Sinclair knows exactly what she wants.She wants to be an infertility... Pitt junior Tiffany Sinclair knows exactly what she wants.She wants to be an infertility specialist, and she wants to go to a top-20 medical school to learn how.Sinclair is interested in attending Pitt's Scho...

Sometimes, realizing what you are not is just as important

By JACQUE SKOWVRON
December 12, 2005
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I grew up with a baseball glove on my left hand and a pencil in my right. I was the little... I grew up with a baseball glove on my left hand and a pencil in my right. I was the little tomboy girl who loved to write.My brother and I would spend hours outside in the backyard playing baseball games against each othe...

Pitt finishes fall season

By JOE BALESTRINO
November 10, 2005
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With talented upperclassmen returning and a first-rate recruiting class coming in, the Pitt... With talented upperclassmen returning and a first-rate recruiting class coming in, the Pitt women's tennis team continues to be faced with increasing expectations.The team is, however, considerably young, with f...

Veggie dining reaches Zenith

By RACHEL DINGFELDER
November 4, 2005
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Zenith Tea Room86 South 26th St., South Side(412) 481-4833Zenithpgh.comAny... Zenith Tea Room86 South 26th St., South Side(412) 481-4833Zenithpgh.comAny stick-in-the-mud carnivore who tells you that life without meat is an unfilled existence obviously has never been to The Zenith, one of the most popular vegetaria...

Guy is far cry from kids’ stuff

By ZAK SHARIF
November 1, 2005
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When I first saw Pascin's "Claudine at Rest," when I first read Roethke's line "What's madness... When I first saw Pascin's "Claudine at Rest," when I first read Roethke's line "What's madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance," when I first heard "Spoonful" pour out of Howlin' Wolf æ the...

Doom is at hand for hip-hop today

By ARTHUR M. SEEFAHRT JR.
October 27, 2005
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The Mouse and the MaskDangerdoomEpitaphout of...The Mouse and the MaskDangerdoomEpitaphout ofAs the title of this compilation implies, Think Differently Music: Wu-Tang Meets Indie Culture is not your typical hip-hop compilation. This release has more big names in hip-hop than the crowd at a prize fight at the ...

EDITORIAL – Basketball ticket system rewards the loyal

By STAFF EDITORIAL
October 25, 2005
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It may be complicated enough to require a flowchart, but Pitt's new system for selling student... It may be complicated enough to require a flowchart, but Pitt's new system for selling student basketball tickets seems to be the easiest way to fill the Peterson with real fans.Like the past two years, ...

Summer camp a change from Oakland, plus candy

By DARON CHRISTOPHER
October 19, 2005
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Every summer I trade in my textbooks and calculators for a Nalgene and bug spray and head to... Every summer I trade in my textbooks and calculators for a Nalgene and bug spray and head to my dual life as a counselor at a summer camp for WASPy New England kids, internationals and token scholarship campers...

EDITORIAL – Harriet Miers simply not qualified for job

By STAFF EDITORIAL
October 19, 2005
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President Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor angered... President Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor angered people along the entire political spectrum.Conservatives were upset that Miers was not an outspoken conservative....

Pitt football has plenty of questions — time for answers

By With ALAN SMODIC
October 6, 2005
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Starting off the year 1-4 is not what new Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt expected out of his... Starting off the year 1-4 is not what new Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt expected out of his Panther football team.It's not what all the supporters anticipated either, and with losses come questions - plenty of quest...

It’s Thursday and you are reading The Pitt News — Fact

By MATT SORTINO and DAVE THOMAS
September 29, 2005
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1. After a tough loss to New England in Week Three, it will be beneficial to the Steelers... 1. After a tough loss to New England in Week Three, it will be beneficial to the Steelers to have a bye week in Week Four.Matt Sortino: Fiction. The Steelers are not in the position where they are hampered by ...

Pitt students and community members lobby for nationality room

By ANGELA HAYES
September 21, 2005
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A group of Pitt students and community members hope that they can make Room 318 of the... A group of Pitt students and community members hope that they can make Room 318 of the Cathedral of Learning the building's 27th nationality room, the Latin American and Caribbean room.But the odds are against the...

Road rage deters chivalry on highway

By DEREK REIGHARD
September 2, 2005
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The highway --- it's not quite Happy Hour, and it hasn't made any year-end lists of Top 10... The highway --- it's not quite Happy Hour, and it hasn't made any year-end lists of Top 10 Places to Meet New People. When maneuvering this often-precarious stretch of road, most people would prefer to be le...

Little sense in censoring truths

By ZAK SHARIF
August 30, 2005
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It's simple to reduce and make automatic our response to the old and the fearful who attack... It's simple to reduce and make automatic our response to the old and the fearful who attack the lyrics of today's music, the images in our movies and television shows, and occasionally the words in our books. T...

Wannstedt wants young receiving corps to step up

By GEOFF DUTELLE
August 29, 2005
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With so many uncertainties at various positions heading into training camp, few figured the... With so many uncertainties at various positions heading into training camp, few figured the wide receiver position, one of Pitt's most productive spots in recent years, to be one of the Panthers' gray area...

Public transit banks on flex funds in new budget

By DAVEEN RAE KURUTZ
July 6, 2005
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For Port Authority, it's all about the flex funds.Following several years of uncertainty,... For Port Authority, it's all about the flex funds.Following several years of uncertainty, Port Authority announced that flex funds -- money set aside for various transportation-related uses -- will keep the p...

The great outdoors and other news, sensationalized and explored

By SAM MOREY
June 29, 2005
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This past weekend, I went undercover into the great outdoors and did some investigative... This past weekend, I went undercover into the great outdoors and did some investigative journalism. More specifically, I explored the worlds of underage drinking and fishing without a license.Several college bu...

Stem cell research gives long-term goals for 2006 and 2008

By SAM MOREY
June 1, 2005
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Lately I have been getting reacquainted with the news. It's not something I try to do -- pages... Lately I have been getting reacquainted with the news. It's not something I try to do -- pages A1 through E20 of the paper every day are almost always bad news. This is news that I could live without, b...

Pitt sports leave much to be desired, but still worth the ride

By GEOFF DUTELLE
May 13, 2005
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Being a Pitt fan isn't always easy, contrary to what recent success might lead you to believe.... Being a Pitt fan isn't always easy, contrary to what recent success might lead you to believe.While on the cusp of the next plateau, the championship level, Pitt athletics have enjoyed a recent renaissan...

The upside of a botched interview

By DEREK REIGHARD
May 11, 2005
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Click. Todd Solondz and I have just completed a 30-minute telephone interview. Thrilled... Click. Todd Solondz and I have just completed a 30-minute telephone interview. Thrilled at having gained firsthand knowledge from the director about his latest film "Palindromes," I rewind the recorder I've just ...

Women’s track and field wins title; men take third

By JOE BALESTRINO
May 11, 2005
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It is a feat not easily accomplished in the world of sports. The Pittsburgh Penguins did it in... It is a feat not easily accomplished in the world of sports. The Pittsburgh Penguins did it in 1991 and 1992 and the New England Patriots did it last year. Defending a title isn't common nowadays, but t...

EDITORIAL – Staying in college takes more than grades

By STAFF EDITORIAL
April 25, 2005
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Graduation isn't until Sunday, but let's just say this now: Congratulations to all the newly... Graduation isn't until Sunday, but let's just say this now: Congratulations to all the newly diploma'd graduates. Whether it has been a relatively normal four years or a prolonged, weird episode in super-senior-...

Thrilling confessions of an ex-poker player

By SAM MOREY
April 19, 2005
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If you never plan on playing, watching or learning poker, you probably want to stop reading at... If you never plan on playing, watching or learning poker, you probably want to stop reading at this point. If you like poker, enjoy watching "Rounders" and sleep with a copy of poker legend Doyle Brunson...

FACT OR FICTION: Sox, Yanks, Cards and the Illini

By DAVE THOMAS and MATT SORTINOStaff Report
April 1, 2005
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This weekend figures to be one of the greatest sports weekends in a while, with college... This weekend figures to be one of the greatest sports weekends in a while, with college basketball winding down and baseball getting underway Sunday night.1. The two No. 1 seeds left in the Final Four, North Caroli...

Webb holds high hopes for both men and women

By JOE BALESTRINO
February 18, 2005
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The 2005 Pitt track and field teams have surpassed most peoples' expectations, but the... The 2005 Pitt track and field teams have surpassed most peoples' expectations, but the Panthers still have not received much in the way of recognition. They have an opportunity to take a huge step toward acquiring ...

O’Connor enters third race for mayor

By PATRICK YOEST
February 15, 2005
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Former City Councilman Bob O'Connor, long-rumored to be a candidate for Pittsburgh's next... Former City Councilman Bob O'Connor, long-rumored to be a candidate for Pittsburgh's next mayor, made official his third bid for the office Sunday.Speaking at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers...

Who will be in Super Bowl XL and is Canseco lying?

By MATT SORTINO and DAVE THOMAS
February 10, 2005
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1. The Eagles and Patriots will defend their conference titles and be back for Super Bowl... 1. The Eagles and Patriots will defend their conference titles and be back for Super Bowl XL.Matt: Fact. No one can show me any reason that these two teams won't be back, and it hurts me to say that as a Steelers fan. The Eagles ...

WVU uses 3s to upset Pitt

By JIMMY JOHNSON
February 7, 2005
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Pitt forward Chris Taft knew the odds, but didn't believe what he saw. ... MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Pitt forward Chris Taft knew the odds, but didn't believe what he saw.In Saturday night's 83-78 loss to West Virginia, Taft witnessed a Mountaineer team attempt 40 3-pointers. Although t...

Reading the fine print; what to look for when signing a lease

By Pitt News Staff
January 31, 2005
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Apartment Lease GuideThe Housing Resource Center provides this information to help... Apartment Lease GuideThe Housing Resource Center provides this information to help students understand the parts, meaning and implications of apartment leases used by area landlords. An attorney did not prepare this...

Questions about Iraq baffle officials, observers

By ANGELA HAYES
January 19, 2005
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When asked what should be done in Iraq, Mark Houben shrugged his shoulders, scratched his head... When asked what should be done in Iraq, Mark Houben shrugged his shoulders, scratched his head and said, "I don't know."Houben's answer doesn't differ from that of many Americans, but he does have a diff...

Defending the NBA

By GEOFF DUTELLE
January 12, 2005
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There's a scar forming on the NBA right now, and Ron Artest isn't the only one responsible for... There's a scar forming on the NBA right now, and Ron Artest isn't the only one responsible for it.The infamous Nov. 19 brawl between the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons has undoubtedly marred this season ...

Recent spate of doomsday predictions range from pandemics to killer asteroids

By ROBERT S BOYDKnight Ridder Newspapers
December 6, 2004
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WASHINGTON - "Our Final Hour," "The End of the World," "Catastrophe," "Imagining the... WASHINGTON - "Our Final Hour," "The End of the World," "Catastrophe," "Imagining the Unthinkable."These aren't the ravings of wild-eyed prophets proclaiming the imminent arrival of doomsday. Rather, they're titles in a ...

BCS mess may leave Tigers without a title

By GEOFF DUTELLE
December 1, 2004
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It's difficult to criticize something that has become Pitt's best friend -- the Bowl... It's difficult to criticize something that has become Pitt's best friend -- the Bowl Championship Series.But I think it will be tougher for Tommy Tuberville to have to tell his football team, which needs only one ...

Skins over the Steelers: only in my dreams

By ARUN BUTCHER Columnist
November 22, 2004
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All right! The Redskins lost again! And again! It must be so much fun to never get to see your... All right! The Redskins lost again! And again! It must be so much fun to never get to see your team lose to the likes of the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bungles. And even though I live just outside our n...

People in the news

By Courtesy Knight Ridder Newspapers
November 15, 2004
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Scottish actors Ewan McGregor and Dougray Scott are the bookmakers' favorites to replace... Scottish actors Ewan McGregor and Dougray Scott are the bookmakers' favorites to replace Pierce Brosnan as big-screen secret agent James Bond. The online U.K. bookmaking firm William Hill has McGregor topping the o...

Arafat, the leader and symbol of struggle for Palestinian state, dies

By HUGH DELIOSKnight Ridder Newspapers
November 11, 2004
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JERUSALEM - On an August day in 1982, Yasser Arafat faced one of his bleakest moments. His... JERUSALEM - On an August day in 1982, Yasser Arafat faced one of his bleakest moments. His guerrilla fighters defeated, his commanders in despair, Arafat gathered his nationalist forces at a port in the war-to...

Bikini Girl a symbol of passion that characterizes politics

By DAVEEN RAE KURUTZ Columnist
November 2, 2004
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She stood at the edge of Carnegie Mellon University's campus last Wednesday, in the middle of... She stood at the edge of Carnegie Mellon University's campus last Wednesday, in the middle of a Forbes Avenue sidewalk. Traffic was at a standstill heading toward town, and the beeping of horns could be heard ...

Rehnquist illness adds new element to presidential campaign

By AN CRAWFORD GREENBURG and NAFTALI BENDAVIDKnight Ridder Newspapers
October 26, 2004
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WASHINGTON - Chief Justice William Rehnquist has been hospitalized for treatment of thyroid cancer, the Supreme Court announced Monday, throwing yet another unknown into the presidential race and the future of the nation's highest court. Partisans on both sides have focused intently on the next president's likely appoint...

Believe it or not, just two wins away

By RYAN WALKERSports Editor
October 26, 2004
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When you make a mistake, the best thing you can do is own up to it, and move on.A little... When you make a mistake, the best thing you can do is own up to it, and move on.A little more than two weeks ago, I gave Pitt's football team some pretty harsh criticism. It was a few days after the Panthers near...

Baseball fans, stand behind your team

By JACQUE SKOWVRONStaff Writer
October 25, 2004
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True fans never quit. They never give up. They never stop believing.Some of the truest fans... True fans never quit. They never give up. They never stop believing.Some of the truest fans to have ever graced the world of sports are those of the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.Down three games to...

Take the stress out of socializing; log onto thefacebook.com

By MARIA WRZOSEK Columnist
October 25, 2004
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Modern innovations such as electric power, the airplane and the Internet have greatly enhanced... Modern innovations such as electric power, the airplane and the Internet have greatly enhanced our way of life. Thank you Wright brothers, Thomas Edison and Al Gore.Last February, another brilliant construct...

Neck in neck — the race for Nobels

By STAFF EDITORIAL
October 8, 2004
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It's been a long race, but, as the racers round the final bend and head into the home stretch,... It's been a long race, but, as the racers round the final bend and head into the home stretch, the results are becoming clear, at least to oddsmakers.No, we're not talking about some horse race or the November...

Private spaceflight a race to offer rocket rides to public

By Sandi Doughton
September 29, 2004
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SEATTLE - When SpaceShipOne takes off from the Mojave Desert on Wednesday in its bid to win a... SEATTLE - When SpaceShipOne takes off from the Mojave Desert on Wednesday in its bid to win a $10 million bounty called the X Prize, the Paul Allen-backed rocketship will be pushing the frontiers of safety reg...

Atwood Street pedestrians discuss Oakland’s safety

By DAVEEN RAE KURUTZStaff Writer
September 23, 2004
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The Pitt News approached students walking down Atwood Street, asking them for their reactions... The Pitt News approached students walking down Atwood Street, asking them for their reactions to Matthew Napper's shooting and their opinions of safety in Oakland."I've never felt very safe. I've always ...

Bush defends invasion of Iraq in U.N. address

By G ROBERT HILLMANThe Dallas Morning News (KRT)
September 22, 2004
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UNITED NATIONS - Predicting an escalation of violence in Iraq, President Bush on Tuesday... UNITED NATIONS - Predicting an escalation of violence in Iraq, President Bush on Tuesday called for a broad new international drive to secure the country and foster democracy there and throughout the Middle East.Add...

Into Tunisia with passable French, long hair

By MICHAEL MASTROIANNIFor The Pitt News
September 21, 2004
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The swift breeze of the Mediterranean has almost made me forget the dry heat of the inland.... The swift breeze of the Mediterranean has almost made me forget the dry heat of the inland. But as Youssef, my companion, and I walk farther away from the fishing port, our shirts once again become rags and our ...

After 20 years, State drinking age is still 21

By LAURA JERPIStaff Writer
September 9, 2004
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The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is not forced to set the drinking age at 21.That's right;... The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is not forced to set the drinking age at 21.That's right; if any state government wanted to do so, it could lower the drinking age.Of course, the state would lose its federal...

Some roommates not Satan’s offspring

By J ELIZABETH STROHM Contributing Editor
May 14, 2004
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Despite popular belief, not all roommates are the spawn of Evil. Occasionally, a roommate... Despite popular belief, not all roommates are the spawn of Evil. Occasionally, a roommate might smell like a yak, talk way above or below your comfort level or enjoy blasting the type of music you most despis...

Lopsided final may have hurt TV ratings

By RYAN WALKER
April 8, 2004
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From basketball to golf, here's what's going on in the sporting world...*While the NCAA... From basketball to golf, here's what's going on in the sporting world...*While the NCAA tournament as a whole produced higher TV ratings this year than it did last year, the championship game between Connecticut a...

Experiencing Vietnam on the back of a moped

By JONATHAN CHECK
April 5, 2004
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About 20 minutes outside of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, it occurred to me that hitching a... About 20 minutes outside of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, it occurred to me that hitching a ride 80 kilometers out to the Mekong Delta on the back of a moped might not have been the smartest idea.Not that I don'...

Where to find third-wheel happiness

By MELISSA MEINZER
March 29, 2004
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Dear Sex N'at:I know! I know! Another damn question about threesomes!My significant... Dear Sex N'at:I know! I know! Another damn question about threesomes!My significant other and I are a heterosexual couple who are looking to explore a threesome with another female. We have been open with one anot...

Statistics reach beyond number-crunching

By J. ELIZABETH STROHM News Editor
March 26, 2004
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Jessica Utts is looking for proof of the paranormal.She doesn't turn to photographs of... Jessica Utts is looking for proof of the paranormal.She doesn't turn to photographs of ghosts or communications with dead relatives for evidence -- she uses statistics."Using the standards applied to any other area ...

Say it loud: feminist is not an ‘F’ word

By JEN DIONISIO
March 17, 2004
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The conversation is a common one. A seemingly enlightened, intelligent woman will amaze you... The conversation is a common one. A seemingly enlightened, intelligent woman will amaze you with the ridiculous logic of: "Oh, I'm not a feminist. I like to cook for my boyfriend and wear makeup and cry at s...

Passion creates hope and concern

By PATRICK YOEST Staff Writer
March 6, 2004
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More than $117 million in box-office receipts, racked up for "The Passion of the Christ" over... More than $117 million in box-office receipts, racked up for "The Passion of the Christ" over the course of its opening five days, show that a lot of people walked into movie theaters to see the Mel Gibson fil...

Welcome to the center of the universe

By EMILY KAUFMAN
March 4, 2004
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For a long time, the earth was considered the center of the cosmos. While my memories of... For a long time, the earth was considered the center of the cosmos. While my memories of ninth grade Earth Science are faulty at best, I do know that someone -- Copernicus, or maybe Galileo -- decided that th...

Race colors dating scene, dean says

By ANASTASIA STERANKO Staff Writer
January 30, 2004
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More than two-thirds of the black population in America are single."African-Americans are... More than two-thirds of the black population in America are single."African-Americans are the only group where most people aren't married," Dr. Larry E. Davis said Wednesday afternoon at a book signing for th...

Off the wire: Despite experts, mad cow not real threat

By JAMES MOON
January 14, 2004
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(U-WIRE) LOS ANGELES - On Dec. 23, 2003, a dark day for cattle farmers all over the United... (U-WIRE) LOS ANGELES - On Dec. 23, 2003, a dark day for cattle farmers all over the United States, a single Holstein cow from Canada via Washington was diagnosed with mad cow disease. The dreaded ailment (b...

Finals time may as well be naked time

By COLLEEN BAYUS Columnist
November 25, 2003
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Anyone who hasn't spent the past year on the moon has seen the movie "Old School"... Anyone who hasn't spent the past year on the moon has seen the movie "Old School" multiple times. This cinematic addiction has inspired and captured the minds of college students all over like no other film since the...

Blazing new, sensual musical trails with local band Carol Blaze

By SARAH BUTCHIN
November 24, 2003
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Carol BlazeRecommended if you like: David Bowie or Edwyn Collins...Carol BlazeRecommended if you like: David Bowie or Edwyn CollinsUpon listening to Carol Blaze's promo mix, you might step back and think to yourself, "What exactly is this?" You feel as though you have been let in on a very dark secret ...

God on our side: Boykin’s imagined war on Satan absurd

By DAVID J. McCARTHY
October 24, 2003
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"But now we got weapons/Of the chemical dust/If fire them we're forced to/Then fire them we... "But now we got weapons/Of the chemical dust/If fire them we're forced to/Then fire them we must/One push of the button/And a shot the world wide/And you never ask questions/When God's on your side," sang Bob Dyla...

There’s just something romantic about that Italian sunset

By Ashley Williams
September 26, 2003
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"Under the Tuscan Sun," from director Audrey Wells, is based on the best-selling memoir of... "Under the Tuscan Sun," from director Audrey Wells, is based on the best-selling memoir of the same title by Frances Mayes. Diane Lane plays Frances, a recently divorced book critic. Trying to help Frances ...

Giving up on the pitching of bar-guys

By CHRISTIAN SCHOENING
August 28, 2003
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Last night, I made the conscious decision not to go out.I sat home in bed, all alone, and... Last night, I made the conscious decision not to go out.I sat home in bed, all alone, and watched Jay Leno while everybody I know, and most of the people I don't, started off at Hemingway's or Cumpie's and made...

Martha Stewart trial should be kept from press to ensure fairness

By Marty Flaherty
June 3, 2003
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America hopes to indict Martha Stewart on charges of insider trading. This is not new... America hopes to indict Martha Stewart on charges of insider trading. This is not new information, as the issue has been quite public since the investigation began more than a year ago.Freedom of the press demands th...

Roommates a valuable part of college living

By J. Elizabeth Strohm
May 19, 2003
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Despite popular belief, all roommates are not the spawn of Evil. Occasionally, a roommate... Despite popular belief, all roommates are not the spawn of Evil. Occasionally, a roommate might smell like a yak, talk way above or below your comfort level or enjoy blasting the type of music you most despis...

Jamie Dixon is the right man for the job

By EDITORIAL
April 17, 2003
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After two weeks without a coach, Pitt basketball is back on semi-solid ground as of Tuesday... After two weeks without a coach, Pitt basketball is back on semi-solid ground as of Tuesday afternoon.Jamie Dixon has been officially named head coach of Panther basketball. He has served as associate head coac...

Pick that phone up

By DANTE A. CIAMPAGLIA
April 9, 2003
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Phone BoothStarring Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland and Forest Whitaker...Phone BoothStarring Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland and Forest WhitakerDirected by Joel SchumacherDon't disregard "Phone Booth," as easy as it might be. After all, the film's been delayed more times than J.Lo's been married, many...

New city plan will help fans, hurt scalpers

By Editorial
April 7, 2003
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Tonight, coinciding with the Pirates' home opener, the city of Pittsburgh will unveil its... Tonight, coinciding with the Pirates' home opener, the city of Pittsburgh will unveil its newest weapon in the war on ticket scalping. The "no scalping zone," a rectangular space between PNC Park and Heinz F...

Former ambassador speaks at Heinz Hall

By J. Elizabeth Strohm
March 28, 2003
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It's not easy to make Jesse Helms stand up and applaud the United Nations.For Richard... It's not easy to make Jesse Helms stand up and applaud the United Nations.For Richard Holbrooke, who arranged a multiparty agreement to bring the United States back into good standing with the United Nations, it's...

Fronhofer wrestles to NCAA Championship finals

By Kevin Nash
March 25, 2003
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Redshirt senior Carl Fronhofer added his name to the record books by defying the odds... Redshirt senior Carl Fronhofer added his name to the record books by defying the odds and making it to the NCAA Championship finals as an unseeded wrestler in his weight class."Supposedly it is really hard to do. I...

Young women need female role models who rock

By MELYNDA FULLER
March 13, 2003
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In November 2002, I lost two things that were very dear to me. The first was the $12 that I... In November 2002, I lost two things that were very dear to me. The first was the $12 that I spent on the Donnas' new album. The second was my love for the girls themselves when I went to their show. Luckily...

Dead Poet’s Variety

By ELIZABETH COWAN
February 6, 2003
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The Selected Levis: Revised EditionEdited by David St. JohnUniversity of...The Selected Levis: Revised EditionEdited by David St. JohnUniversity of Pittsburgh Press"So Death blows his little f---ing trumpet, Big Deal, says the boy."The sudden death of poet Larry Levis in 1996 was a huge loss for Ameri...

Making mutilation look good on ‘CSI: Miami’

By Ed Bark
February 5, 2003
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LOS ANGELES ? It?#153;s decidedly creepy and queasy amid all these odds and ends of the human... LOS ANGELES ? It?#153;s decidedly creepy and queasy amid all these odds and ends of the human condition.We?#153;re in the "special effects makeup" room of "CSI: Miami," where head man Matthew W. Mungle bends, sh...

Family’s involvement in basketball led Knight to sport

By KEVIN NASHStaff Writer
January 30, 2003
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Growing up, Brandin Knight was the typical little brother.His older brother, Brevin, played... Growing up, Brandin Knight was the typical little brother.His older brother, Brevin, played basketball, so he wanted to play too."Following my brother to the gym [inspired me to play basketball]," Knight sai...

Drinking leads to healthier heart, plagiarism rises at Duke

By NEWS IN BRIEF
January 15, 2003
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Drinking more often may be good for heart(U-WIRE) CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - If you're... Drinking more often may be good for heart(U-WIRE) CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - If you're going to go to John Harvard's for a brew, researchers suggest that making the trip several times a week could be healthier than limiting yourse...

Big games need better officiating

By Sports Viewby KEVIN NASH
January 15, 2003
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Officiating a game on any level is not an easy task, but when you are being paid the big bucks... Officiating a game on any level is not an easy task, but when you are being paid the big bucks to officiate a game, crucial calls must be made correctly.During the summer I am a little league umpire, so I ...

Kutcher, Murphy annoy

By SHANI ALSTON
January 14, 2003
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Just MarriedStarring Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy and Christian Kane...Just MarriedStarring Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy and Christian KaneDirected by Sam Levy"Just Married" is a romantic comedy that dabbles in romance and forgets the comedy. Tom Leezack (Ashton Kutcher) and Sarah McNerney (Brittany Murphy) take a crash ...

Make her your baby tonight

By KATIE MAVRICH
January 8, 2003
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Make Every Girl Want YouBy John Fate and Steve ReilAxcione Publishing...Make Every Girl Want YouBy John Fate and Steve ReilAxcione Publishing2002Girls will return your calls. They don't want you to spend money on them. They won't stand you up. And most importantly, they will have sex with you without even dating you! Why...

AIDS is everyone’s problem, not just gays and junkies

By TODD BRANDON MORRIS
December 5, 2002
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Last Sunday was World AIDS Day.When listening to the news on this topic, I realized that I... Last Sunday was World AIDS Day.When listening to the news on this topic, I realized that I only know one person who is HIV-positive and I just found that out a few months ago. I didn't know how to react or wh...

Glassjaw plays Laga

By ADAM RAUFStaff Writer
November 21, 2002
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Glassjaw, American Nothing, The Blood Brothers, Coheed ' CambriaClub Laga...Glassjaw, American Nothing, The Blood Brothers, Coheed ' CambriaClub LagaTonight, 6 p.m.$12 at the door/$12 advance(412) 687-4636If there's one show fans of underground rock and hardcore should attend this semester, it's tonight's s...

Africana studies revamps goals

By ALEXIS MILLER
November 18, 2002
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More than 30 years ago, opportunities in higher education for black students matched the... More than 30 years ago, opportunities in higher education for black students matched the overall racism toward the black population in America. Despite the odds, black Pitt students stepped up and demanded a de...

Best of partying

By Pitt News Staff
November 13, 2002
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Beer selection | Bar | Karaoke | Happy hour | Cheap beer | Good beer | Place to hook up |... Beer selection | Bar | Karaoke | Happy hour | Cheap beer | Good beer | Place to hook up | Street to party on | Place to wake up | BartenderBeer selectionFuel ' Fuddle214 Oakland Ave.(412) 682-3473No, you don't...

Victory in Virginia

By DON NGUYEN
November 4, 2002
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BLACKSBURG, Va. - Panther tailback Brandon Miree was left reeling minutes after the Panthers... BLACKSBURG, Va. - Panther tailback Brandon Miree was left reeling minutes after the Panthers pulled off the biggest upset in coach Walt Harris' tenure at Pitt."To tell you the truth, you need to pinch me r...

Forum examines ways to peace in Middle East region

By MIKE MASLANIK and MICHELLE SCOTT
October 17, 2002
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There may be a way to end the Palestinian and Israeli conflict, which has plagued the Middle... There may be a way to end the Palestinian and Israeli conflict, which has plagued the Middle East for decades. By looking to their "mutual interests," the two groups can stop the violence.But the two sides are s...

Gambling can help Pennsylvania

By EDITORIAL
October 8, 2002
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It will interest those who have ever dropped hundreds of dollars on plane tickets to Nevada... It will interest those who have ever dropped hundreds of dollars on plane tickets to Nevada that they may be able to gamble in Pennsylvania sometime in the near future. The prospect is new and very prelimin...

Flasher suing “Girls Gone Wild” creators

By News In Brief
September 19, 2002
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War with Iraq may cost more than $40 billionWASHINGTON - No one really knows how... War with Iraq may cost more than $40 billionWASHINGTON - No one really knows how much a war with Iraq would cost, but educated guesses by military and economic experts put a Gulf War-type invasion in the $40 billion to...

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