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Verse of the Day | October 21, 2014
VERSE
I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart. ...

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Chuckle of the day | October 21, 2014
Today’s Chuckle
Sometimes a drink will make you feel like a new man. But then the new man wants a drink. ...

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Town & County | October 21, 2014
Town and County
Brinker Road in Summit Township will be closed Thursday because of paving work. Items for Town & County should be submitted on weekdays no later than 4 p.m. the day before requested publication. ...

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Business Briefs | October 21, 2014
IN BRIEF
BUTLER TWP — Dollar General has received permission to build a 9,100-square-foot store on Route 68. Butler Township commissioners Monday approved the plan for a 1.36-acre lot at 521 Evans City Road. A farmhouse at the site, which is owned by the Ritenour family, will be demolished. Company ...

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Senior Events | October 21, 2014
SENIOR EVENTS
Butler Tanglewood 10 Austin Ave., Lyndora Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday Wednesday — Pokeno, $1, noon Thursday — Leadership council meeting, 10 a.m.; pinochle, $1, noon Chicora Moose Hall lower level, W. Slippery Rock St. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday Thursday ...

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Bulletin Board | October 21, 2014
BULLETIN BOARD
Beef Pot Roast AND Biscuit Dinner, 4 to 7 p.m., St. Peter's Anglican Church, 218 E. Jefferson St. To order, call 724-285-3815. Benefits Butler Meals on Wheels. Lucky Target Shoot, sign up 4:30 p.m., start 6 p.m., Evans City Sportsman Club, Textor School Road. FREE COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6 p.m., St. ...

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Our Opinion | October 21, 2014
Judges smear high court amid porn e-mail scandal
The public image of the state Supreme Court is being damaged by the claims of pornographic e-mail traffic and threats between feuding justices. Yesterday’s suspension of Justice Seamus McCaffery, the man at the center of the email controvery, could calm the controversy — or further infla...

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Letters to the Editor | October 21, 2014
Fuzzy credits
Regarding Butler County Democratic Committee Chairman Georgeann Kerr’s letter (“Credit Democrats,” Oct. 15). The statement that the federal deficit has been cut by two-thirds is misleading. In 2009, the national debt was near $10 trillion; six years later it was at $17 trillion. ...

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Letters to the Editor | October 21, 2014
Credit who?
The letter by Georgiann Kerr, chairman of the Butler County Democratic Committee (“Credit Democrats”, Oct. 15), contained highly questionable assertions. The writer notes a lack of accomplishment of the Republican Congress, an erroneous and misleading statement since the Congress is no...

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Letters to the Editor | October 21, 2014
LaVallee backs ACA
The Affordable Care Act is a personal issue to me. In February 2012, I was diagnosed with an inoperable and incurable brain tumor. I was just like you or your children, going to work each day, paying for my insurance, thinking nothing bad would happen to me because I was a young invincible. Last fa...

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Letters to the Editor | October 21, 2014
Wolf and women
For you women out there thinking about voting for Tom Wolf, think about this: How many women do you think are on the board of his company? Give up? None. On the other hand, in Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration, 77 percent of the entire state’s budget is controlled by women. By my count,...

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Letters to the Editor | October 21, 2014
It’s your duty
It is the duty of all registered voters, whether Republican, Democratic or independent, to vote. Our men and women in the military have fought many wars and conflicts to ensure our right to vote, and many do not take advantage of that right. If you are a registered voter and do not vote, you still ...

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Other Voices | October 21, 2014
Community colleges can help nation’s woes
Consider these two current national trends: the exploding cost of going to college and the widening American wealth and income gap. Now consider the potential for the community college, higher education’s homely step-sister, to nudge these trends in a happier direction. I’ll admit to p...

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Milestones | October 21, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Galbreath 50th anniversary
James and Patricia Galbreath of Butler celebrated 50 years of marriage with a family dinner. Galbreath married the former Patricia Hepler on Oct. 16, 1964, at Summit Presbyterian Church. They have two children, Eric of Butler and Gregory of San Francisco. They also have two granddaughters. Galbr...

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Milestones | October 21, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Scheckler 25th anniversary
William and Deborah Scheckler Sr. of Shippenville celebrated their 25th anniversary. Scheckler married the former Deborah Rumbaugh on Oct. 7, 1989, at Muddy Creek Presbyterian Church in Butler. They have two children, William R. Scheckler Jr. of Clarion and Mikayla D. Scheckler of Shippenville. S...

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Milestones | October 21, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Smith 50th anniversary
William A. and Martha Smith of Slippery Rock celebrated 50 years of marriage. Smith married the former Martha Link on Oct. 19, 1964, in Winchester, Va. They have two children, Debbie deVries of Evans City and Bill Smith of Slippery Rock. They also have five grandchildren. Smith retired from the ...

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Milestones | October 21, 2014
Stroud 100th birthday
Catherine “Kay” Stroud of Concordia at Cabot, formerly of Bethesda, Md., celebrated her 100th birthday with family. The former Catherine Aye was born in Armstrong County in 1914. She married the late Bob Stroud in 1947. Mrs. Stroud was a medical technologist. A lifelong learner, Mrs. S...

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Milestones | October 21, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Young 94th birthday
Margaret Norabelle “Norie” Young of Orchard Manor in Grove City will celebrate her 94th birthday with a card shower and open house in the great room of Orchard Manor. The former Margaret Gerwick was born Nov. 1, 1920, in Argentine. She married the late Frank E. Young. She has four chil...

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Milestones | October 21, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Kovalchick 91st birthday
Frances L. Kovalchick of East Butler celebrated her 91st birthday with a family trip to Disney World. The former Frances Zbuckvich was born Oct. 12, 1923, in Sykesville. She married the late George A. Kovalchick on June 27, 1942, at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Sagamore. She is th...

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Focus Extras | October 21, 2014
SENIOR MENUS
Senior centers at Butler, Chicora, Cranberry, Evans City, Mars, Slippery Rock, West Sunbury, Zelienople, Mount Chestnut and the Southeast Center will serve these menus for the next week beginning tomorrow. Menus are subject to changes. Meals are served at noon at all sites except Butler (11:30 a.m...

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Local News | October 21, 2014
Task force raids home
BUTLER TWP — Two Allegheny County men are accused of selling heroin out of a house in the 200 block of Home Avenue. Officers with the Butler County Drug Task Force and Butler Township police on Friday arrested the alleged dealers — 33-year-old Dontay S. Patterson and 34-year-old Woodrow...

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Local News | October 21, 2014
School EpiPen bill advances
HARRISBURG — Legislation allowing schools to use life-saving allergy medication to help students in emergency situations is on its way to Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk to be acted on, according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Dick Stevenson, R-8th. “EpiPens have proven to have saved c...

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Local News | October 21, 2014
Lyndora man allegedly pulls knife on neighbor
BUTLER TWP — A Lyndora man was arrested Sunday night after chasing a neighbor with a knife, police said. Jacob A. Martinez, 35, accused the other man of being a police snitch, according to court documents. The victim managed to get away and no injuries were reported. District Judge Lewis Sto...

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Local News | October 21, 2014
Police: Child found in car with parents passed out
A husband and wife were arrested Monday after allegedly shooting up heroin. A Butler police officer found them slumped over in the front seats of a Volkswagen. Charles R. Hoffman, 35, of Slippery Rock had a tourniquet tied to the steering wheel and to his left arm, according to court documents. In ...

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Local News | October 21, 2014
Man held in assault case
A Butler woman recounted being chased down, punched and kicked during an altercation earlier this month with her then-boyfriend. The worst, however, was yet to come, 35-year-old Tiffany Schramm testified at a preliminary hearing Monday for James B. Byers, 35, of Pittsburgh. The woman described how...

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Local News | October 21, 2014
Zoning officials approve variance in Harmony
HARMONY — The much-discussed renovation of the house at 139 Jackson St. received the final approval Monday night from borough officials. By a unanimous vote, the borough’s zoning hearing board granted a variance to the 25-foot setback for the historic house. The renovation proposed by ...

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Local News | October 21, 2014
Teams test skills in tourney
GROVE CITY — Robots took over Grove City College’s Physical Learning Center over the weekend. The machines were a part of the fifth annual Wolverine BEST robotics competition, which is designed to get students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). More t...

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Local News | October 21, 2014
Butler Twp. creates well advisory board
BUTLER TWP — Marcellus Shale gas wells, especially those planned for the Krendale Golf Course, continue to be a hot topic in the township. On Monday, the township commissioners created a 7-member advisory board on the topic of wells, and they authorized the township solicitor to prepare amend...

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Local News | October 21, 2014
School directors share opinions
Members of the Butler School Board are early in the process of reviewing proposed consolidation plans that could close up to seven elementary schools. Thomas and Williamson, a consulting firm from Pittsburgh, on Wednesday presented three recommended consolidation plans to the school district. Eac...

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Local News | October 21, 2014
Meetings set to discuss closings
BUTLER TWP — The Butler School District will have at least two special meetings next month to further discuss proposed consolidation plans that could close up to seven schools in the district. The school board Monday night scheduled special meetings for 6 p.m. Nov. 5 and 24 at the intermedia...

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Local News | October 21, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Former school chief returns to help Mars
ADAMS TWP — The Mars School Board on Monday night accepted the resignation of Superintendent Jim Budzilek and then appointed former Superintendent William Pettigrew as the interim superintendent. Budzilek, 53, is leaving the district to take a position with the IT company Pitt Bull Secure Te...

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Pennsylvania | October 21, 2014
Police say they might have spotted ambush suspect
Police shifted their search and a northeastern Pennsylvania school district tightened security amid another reported sighting Monday of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush. A local law enforcement official reported seeing suspect Eric Frein near the Swiftwater Post Office in the Pocono Moun...

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Pennsylvania | October 21, 2014
Soldiers museum in Gettysburg will close doors
GETTYSBURG — A Gettysburg museum featuring a model Confederate encampment and many Civil War artifacts is closing after more than half a century. Officials say the Soldiers National Museum will close its doors at the end of the day Nov. 2 and an auction of museum materials will be held Nov. ...

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Pennsylvania | October 21, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Justice suspended in scandal
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic e-mail scandal that involved employees of the attorney general’s office. The justices issued an order saying Justice Seamus McCaffery may not perf...

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National | October 21, 2014
Meteorologists say Earth may set record for the hottest year
WASHINGTON — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say. That’s because global heat records have kept falling in 2014, with September the latest example. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday ...

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National | October 21, 2014
Suspect charged in D.C. area rape
FAIRFAX, Va. — Authorities have brought additional charges against the man accused of abducting an 18-year-old college student in Virginia: the abduction, rape and attempted capital murder of a 26-year-old woman in a Washington, D.C., suburb. A Circuit Court grand jury in Fairfax County on Mo...

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National | October 21, 2014
Gov’t urges action
DETROIT — The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragm...

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National | October 21, 2014
Outcomes show Ebola not easily spread
WASHINGTON — People who shared an apartment with the country’s first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four Ame...

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National | October 21, 2014
CDC releases revised guidelines for Ebola gear
ATLANTA — Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials will be demonstrating the recommended techniques today at a massive training at New York Cit...

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National | October 21, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Fashion world mourns Oscar de la Renta
NEW YORK — Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. De la Renta died at home Monday evening in Connecticut surrounded by family and friends, according to a handwritten statement...

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International | October 21, 2014
Cost of making ‘Hobbit’ movies up to $745 million
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The movie trilogy “The Hobbit” has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending. Financial papers filed this month in New Zealand, where the films are being made, show produ...

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Police Reports | October 21, 2014
POLICE REPORTS
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Tomorrow's Headlines | October 21, 2014
Web promos for Wednesday
1. Butler city council starts to deal with community pressure to bring back a parking garage for the Centre City development. 2. A new start for hundreds of veterans in the county begins in a warehouse off Route 8 in Center Twp. ...

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News Extra | October 21, 2014
1 of 3 Americans held in N. Korea is freed
WASHINGTON — Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans held by North Korea, was released and headed home after six months in captivity, the White House announced Tuesday. Fowle, 56, an Ohio municipal worker who visited on a tourist visa, was arrested after he left a Bible in a club in the reclusi...

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News Extra | October 21, 2014
State law nixes city parking lot for hotel
State law prevents the city parking authority from building a surface parking lot for a new hotel downtown. Mayor Tom Donaldson says that a 1947 state law dictates that parking authorities can only build lots and structures primarily for public use. “It was the legal opinion of their solicit...

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News Extra | October 21, 2014
Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7%
WASHINGTON — The government said this morning that millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year. It’s the third year in a row the increase will be less than 2 percent. The annual cost-of-living adjustment a...

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Death Notices | October 21, 2014
DEATH NOTICES
James Hubert Holben, New Wilmington James D. Ippolito, Butler Violet M. Tamburo, Butler ...

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Birthday Tributes | October 21, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Austin Dean Flint
Happy 12th Birthday Austin Dean Flint If roses grow in Heaven, Lord please pick a bunch for me Place them in my son’s arms And tell them they’re from me. Tell him I love him and miss him And when he turns to smile Place a kiss upon his cheek And hold him for a while. Remember...

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Birthday Tributes | October 21, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Joy Ferrari Rice
In loving memory of our beloved Joy Ferrari Rice whose birthday is October 21. Happy Birthday Joy. Well another year has gone by. You are still loved and missed. Love, Dizzy Eric and Kim ...

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Birthday Tributes | October 21, 2014
Austin Dean Flint
In loving memory of our grandson, Austin Dean Flint. Happy Birthday in Heaven precious boy. We love and miss you so much. You will live forever in our hearts. Love, Gamma and Pappy ...

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In Memoriams | October 21, 2014
David Richard Michaels
In loving memory of our little angel, David Richard Michaels, who passed away 41 years ago today, October 21. Sadly missed by, Mommy, Daddy Lisa and Sammy ...

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In Memoriams | October 21, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Gale D. Christie
Gale D. Christie who passed away 24 years ago today, October 21, 1990. Life moves on and days pass by, But memories of our life with you never dies. Today, tomorrow, our whole life through We will always love and remember you. Beryl, Susie, Sallie and Families ...

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In Memoriams | October 21, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Harriet Perri
In loving memory of our beloved Harriet Perri who passed away one year ago today. Deep down in our hearts there’s a picture Worth more than silver and gold, ‘Tis a picture of our dear mother, Whose memory will never grow old. We miss you now, our hearts are sore, As time goe...

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In Memoriams | October 21, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Jonathan Paul Pell
In loving memory of my beloved son, Jonathan Paul Pell November 22, 1960 - October 21, 2009 Sometimes it feels like yesterday, other times many years ago. The darkest day of my life this I'm sure, this I know. I received that fateful call as I was falling to my knees. Why did “God” ...

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Life & Legacy | October 21, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Donors leave legacy, help students
In 2011 Samantha Swift set up a scholarship at Slippery Rock University to honor her parents James E. and Katherine Swift. Swift, the director of development at Slippery Rock University Foundation, says people who give gifts or endowments to learning institutions do get a tax break. “But th...

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Life & Legacy | October 21, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Eco-friendly burials gain favor among baby boomers
Some people take their principles to their grave. And for some baby boomers, that means planning for their funerals, or their parents' funerals, in an eco-friendly way. Shedden Farley's mother, Linda Farley, was passionate about a lot of causes, including the environment. When she died of cancer i...

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Life & Legacy | October 21, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Hospice services have evolved over years
Roni Lucas, community educator for Good Samaritan Hospice, includes the possibility of a memory quilt when she talks to a family about hospice care. “I'm one of the fortunate ones that gets to deliver the quilt,” said Lucas. “Hospice has changed. It has evolved over the years.&#...

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Life & Legacy | October 21, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
More deciding to be cremated
Cremation is becoming an increasingly popular choice for people planning a funeral. Tom Martin, an owner of Martin Funeral Home in Butler, estimates that more than 25 percent of funerals in the county are cremation. “It’s definitely growing in popularity,” Martin said recently. ...

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Life & Legacy | October 21, 2014
Thomas M. Steighner Funeral Home
As it begins its 43rd year in funeral service, the Thomas M. Steighner Funeral Home in Chicora thanks all families it has been privileged to serve and eagerly looks forward to the future. The Steighners’ story began 43 years ago when Tom and Rose Steighner purchased the Clarence W. Vensel Fu...

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Life & Legacy | October 21, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Volunteers create quilts for hospice patients' families
There are stories in every person's wardrobe. Sorting through clothing can unbutton memories that inspire smiles and tears, especially if it belonged to a loved one who has died. There is the flannel shirt he always wore on weekends. Here is the apron she wore every Christmas. The denim pants are w...

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Professional Baseball | October 21, 2014
World Series finally arrives tonight
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head. Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday’s workout. “I...

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Professional Football | October 21, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Sudden surge for Steelers
PITTSBURGH — Brett Keisel saw the ball drop into his 36-year-old hands, and the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end started chugging toward the end zone. He didn’t quite make it, but the sight of the bearded veteran sprinting — more or less — in the open field proved fitting o...

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Other Professional Sports | October 21, 2014
U.S. women shut out Haiti, finish unbeaten in group play
WASHINGTON — The U.S women’s soccer team is winning in a no-win situation. Of course, the Americans should beat Haiti by a bunch of goals. And, of course, the Haitians are going to park themselves in front of their own net to keep the score as respectable as possible. But the games must...

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Other Professional Sports | October 21, 2014
Pistorius receives 5-year prison term
PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A South African judge cited the “gross negligence” the Olympic runner showed when he shot Steenkamp multiple times t...

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College Football | October 21, 2014
Pitt hungry to lose identity of .500 program
PITTSBURGH — Dave Durham is ready to get off the treadmill. Pittsburgh wins a big game and loses the next. The Panthers falter one week only to come roaring back seven days later. It’s a pattern that’s plagued the program for years as the seasons hovering around .500 have piled up...

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High School Soccer | October 21, 2014
Butler boys upset P-T, 3-1
HARRISON CITY — Watching Butler boys soccer senior midfielder Chris Fiorina's two fiery, passionate celebrations in the final 15 minutes was almost unbelievable for senior keeper Adam Voelker. Winning a WPIAL Class AAA playoff game was always the goal. Being on the field for the 12th-seeded G...

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High School Soccer | October 21, 2014
Knoch shuts out Trinity
ADAMS TWP — The Knoch boys soccer team had plenty of chances in the first half. Still, the Knights entered halftime in a scoreless deadlock with Trinity, a team making its first WPIAL playoff appearance in boys soccer in 28 years. “We had three (opportunities) in the first eight minute...

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High School Soccer | October 21, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Rolling Raiders
JACKSON TWP — “Keep bringing the pressure.” That was Dave Sylvester's response when asked what the key is to the Seneca Valley girls soccer team making its latest playoff appearance a lengthy one. The Raiders heard his message loud and clear in Monday night's WPIAL Class AAA firs...

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High School Round Up | October 21, 2014
Freeport's Clawson 5th in PIAA golf
After a one-hour frost delay at Heritage Hills Golf Center and Resort in York Monday morning, Freeport junior Audrey Clawson shot an 83 to finish tied for fifth place after the first round of the PIAA Class AA Girls Golf Championships. Clawson is two strokes behind co-leaders Katie Behnert (Milton)...

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In Brief | October 21, 2014
IN BRIEF
Alexis Schrecengost had 18 kills and 11 digs, but the Butler County Community College volleyball team fell to Jamestown Community College 15-25, 20-25, 25-15, 18-25 Monday night. Amanda Wensel added 10 kills, Michaela Bowser six kills and Danika Durand 31 assists for the Pioneers (15-10). BC3 wi...

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Trivia | October 21, 2014
TRIVIA
Who was the only Pittsburgh Pirate ever named National League Rookie of the Year? ...

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Scoreboard | October 21, 2014
FOOTBALL
All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 5 2 0 .714 187 154 Buffalo 4 3 0 .571 135 142 Miami 3 3 0 .500 147 138 N.Y. Jets 1 6 0 .143 121 185 South W L T Pct PF PA Indianapolis 5 2 0 .714 216 136 Houston 3 4 0 .429 155 150 Tennessee 2 5 0 .286 121 172 Jacksonv...

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Scoreboard | October 21, 2014
HOCKEY
All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 6 5 1 0 10 20 20 Ottawa 5 4 1 0 8 14 10 Tampa Bay 5 3 1 1 7 17 10 Detroit 5 3 1 1 7 11 8 Boston 7 3 4 0 6 15 17 Toronto 6 2 3 1 5 15 19 Florida 5 1 2 2 4 5 11 Buffalo 6 1 5 0 2 8 22 Metropolitan Division GP ...

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Scoreboard | October 21, 2014
BASEBALL
All Times EDT x-if necessary LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7) American League Kansas City 4, Baltimore 0 Friday, Oct. 10: Kansas City 8, Baltimore 6, 10 innings Saturday, Oct. 11: Kansas City 6, Baltimore 4 Monday, Oct. 13: Baltimore at Kansas City, ppd., rain Tuesday, Oct. 14: Kansas...

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Scoreboard | October 21, 2014
DEALS
BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS — Named Dave Littlefield major league scout. National League CINCINNATI REDS — Fired third base coach Steve Smith. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association DETROIT PISTONS — Waived C Hasheem Thabeet, F Brian Cook, G Josh Bostic and G...

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Scoreboard | October 21, 2014
ON THE AIR
COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Arkansas St. at Louisiana-Lafayette MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. FOX — World Series, game 1, San Francisco/St. Louis winner at Kansas City/Baltimore winner NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT — Preseason, Houston at Miami 10:30 p.m. TNT — Prese...

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Scoreboard | October 21, 2014
EVENTS
Boys Soccer Slippery Rock at West Middlesex, 7 p.m. Volleyball Slippery Rock at Conneaut, 7:15 p.m. ...

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Youth Sports | October 21, 2014
YOUTH SPORTS
Makara Smocer of Cranberry Township won the girls varsity race for St. Teresa of Avila at the Greater Pittsburgh Diocese Catholic Grade School Cross Country Championships. The event was held Saturday at Cooper’s Lake. Smocer, an eighth-grader, won the race in 12 minutes, 35 seconds. Tara Lu...

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