The Famous and the Dead: Luminaries buried around Western Pennsylvania

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A recent trip to an abandoned cemetery in Ross led me to wonder who else was buried around Western Pennsylvania. Turns out there are quite a few sports Hall of Famers, a Revolutionary War veteran, a former Supreme Court judge, captains of industry and a man everybody thinks of as their neighbor.

 

ALLEGHENY CEMETERY

Joshua Barney — Revolutionary War veteran

John Baptiste Ford — Founder of Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company (now PPG Industries)

Stephen Foster — Songwriter known for songs like “Camptown Races” and “Oh! Susanna”

Josh Gibson — Hall of Fame baseball player

Conrad Feger Jackson — Civil War brigadier general for the Union army

Alexander Hays — Civil War brigadier general for the Union army

James Scott Negley — Civil War major general for the Union army

Alfred L. Pearson — Civil War brevet major general for the Union army

Thomas Algeo Rowley — Civil War brigadier general for the Union army

George Shiras Jr. — U.S. Supreme Court associate justice

David Henry Williams — Civil War brigadier general for the Union army

CALVARY CEMETERY (Pittsburgh)

Billy Conn — Hall of Fame boxer known as “The Pittsburgh Kid”

James F. “Pud” Galvin — Hall of Fame baseball player

Harry Greb — Hall of Fame boxer

Harry Augustus Stuhldreher — One of the “Four Horsemen” for Notre Dame’s football team

CHARTIERS CEMETERY (Carnegie)

Myron Cope — Steelers broadcaster, inventor of The Terrible Towel

CHRIST OUR REDEEMER CATHOLIC CEMETERY (PITTSBURGH)

Walter Kiesling — Hall of Fame football player

Chuck Noll — Hall of Fame football coach for the Steelers

Art Rooney — Founder of Steelers; member of Pro Football Hall of Fame

GREENWOOD CEMETERY (Sharpsburg)

August Wilson — Renowned playwright

HOMEWOOD CEMETERY (Homewood)

Michael Late Benedum — Oil magnate

David Lytle Clark — Inventor of Clark Bar candy

Henry Clay Frick — Coal, railroad magnate

Henry John Heinz — Founder of H.J. Heinz company

Harold Joseph “Pie” Traynor — Hall of Fame baseball player

JEFFERSON MEMORIAL PARK (Pleasant Hills)

Honus Wagner — Hall of Fame baseball player

NEW ALEXANDRIA UNION CEMETERY (New Alexandria)

Thomas Foster Gallagher — Civil War brevet brigadier general in the Union army

SAINT CLAIR CEMETERY (Greensburg)

Richard Coulter — Civil War brevet major general in the Union army

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Andy Warhol’s grave (Jasmine Goldband | Trib Total Media)

SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CEMETERY (Bethel Park)

Andy Warhol — Pop culture artist

SAINT MARYS CEMETERY (Lower Burrell)

Stephanie Louise Kwolek —  Inventor of Kevlar

SEWICKLEY CEMETERY (Sewickley)

Andrew Jackson Mackay — Civil War brevet brigadier general for the Union army

UNITY CEMETERY (Latrobe)

Fred Rogers — Celebrated children’s television host

WEST VIEW CEMETERY (Pittsburgh)

Barney Dreyfuss — Pirates owner credited with inventing World Series; Hall of Fame member

NOTABLE

Herbert Morrison, a radio reporter who witnessed the Hindenburg disaster in New Jersey, is credited with saying, “Oh, the humanity, all the passengers. I don’t believe it.” He’s buried in Scottdale Cemetery in Westmoreland County.

 

 

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28 gifts from Etsy for the yinzer who has everything Pittsburgh

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After scrolling through 50 pages of Etsy, I’ve discovered that the yinzer who has everything doesn’t actually have everything Pittsburgh.

Whether it’s a gavel from the 1985 UMWA convention in Pittsburgh, vintage shirts, Starter jackets, Pitt dog collars, ugly scarves (and there are a lot of them), Steelers bird feeders or belly rings or zubaz pants, you can find it all on Etsy.

Here are some of the highlights:

CLOTHING

Pittsburgh 1940 map T-shirt

Seller: APEMADE  —  Price: $17.95

Dear Pittsburgh, I Love You T-shirt

Seller: garbella  —  Price: $24

Pittsburgh Steelers Tutu Dress

Pittsburgh Steelers Tutu Dress

Seller: 4EverTuTu  —  Price: $25.99

Lynn Swann Lake anybody?

Retro-inspired crochet Iron City Pittsburgh Pirates beer can hat

Seller: Corchet  —  Price: $25

Pittsburgh Railways Co. 1922 Transit Token cuff links

Seller: lucra  —  Price: $22.50

Pittsburgh Steelers 2-tone heels

Seller: RockstarShoes  —  Price: $110

Bouffant surgical scrub hat with Pittsburgh Steelers fabric

Seller: ScrubHeads  —  Price: $12.50

For the yinzer health professional, you can also buy a $15 stethoscope cover or a $13.99 men’s scrub hat.

Pittsburgh Steelers lingerie

Pittsburgh Steelers lingerie

Seller: SexyCrushes  —  Price $36

There’s also an $18 man’s thong if that’s your cup of tea.

SPORTS JERSEYS

Pittsburgh Condors Stew Johnson jersey

Seller: acbestseller2175  —  Price: $29.99

Pittsburgh Shamrocks hockey jersey

Seller: acbestseller2175  —  Price: $39.99

This seller also has a 1928-29 Pittsburgh Pirates hockey sweater and a Sidney Crosby Dartmouth Subways sweater.

Pittsburgh Hornets sweater

Seller: BestValue88jerseys  —  Price: $49.95

Penguins Stanley Cup championship ring

Seller: superbowlrings  —  Price: &69.99

The description doesn’t say, but I’m guessing it’s a replica.

ART

Me and you Pittsburgh candy heart map art

Seller: CAPow  —  Price: $15

Pittsburgh Steelers alt. print

Seller: DesignsByEJB  —  Price: $18

Who hasn’t yearned for a print of Steely McBeam?

Pittsburgh artistic blueprint map

Seller: Maphazardly  —  Price: $30

Mister Rogers Pop Art Print 13×19

Seller: RedRobotCreative  —  Price: $25

Pittsburgh map print

Pittsburgh Map Print

Seller: pmollenkof — Price: $60

Other sellers like smalltower, UrbanFootprintDesign and Razblint have similar offerings.

Penguins string art 16×16

Seller: Trash2Treasure83  —  Price: $75

Pittsburgh skyline Macbook decal

Seller: BengalWorks  —  Price: $8.99

MISCELLANEOUS

Vintage Iron City Beer can lamp with pull tab lampshade

Seller: LicenseToCraft  —  Price: $42

Handmade Steelers Franco Harris helmet lamp

Seller: TheBouchardSisters  —  Price: $90

Jeet Yet Pittsburgh pottery spoon rest

Seller: PittsburghPottery  —  Price: $12

This seller also has a Nebby mug and a Jagoff bowl.

Wall-mounted bottle opener with vintage Pirates Iron City Beer can catcher

Seller: HandySam  —  Price: $38

Steelers Party Blox (Giant Jenga game)

Seller: JAIWoodWorks  —  Price: $105

Pittsburgh Yinzer Love Card

Seller: JohnTheCraftist  —  Price: $4

Home Sweet Home N’at cross stitch pattern

Seller: stitchburghese  —  Price: $4

Pittsburgh keychain

Seller: Neighborwoodmaps  —  Price: $8

Steelers/Browns house divided wreath

Seller: KarensKreationsOhio  —  Price: $35

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By the numbers: Retired sports jerseys

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The Steelers announced Wednesday that they would retire the No. 75 jersey worn by defensive tackle “Mean” Joe Greene, becoming just the second number retired by the team. Defensive tackle Ernie Stautner (70), who played from 1950-63, has the only other retired number.

With that in mind, here’s a look at the retired numbers for the other Pittsburgh pro sports teams, as well as some selected college teams.

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66 — Center Mario Lemieux (member of Hockey Hall of Fame) (pictured)

21 — Center Michel Briere

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Pirates

1 — Manager Billy Meyer

4 — Outfielder Ralph Kiner (member of Baseball Hall of Fame)

8 — Outfielder/first baseman Willie Stargell (member of Baseball Hall of Fame)

9 — Second baseman Bill Mazeroski (member of Baseball Hall of Fame)

11 — Right fielder Paul Waner (member of Baseball Hall of Fame)

20 — Third baseman Pie Traynor (member of Baseball Hall of Fame)

21 — Right fielder Roberto Clemente (member of Baseball Hall of Fame) (pictured)

33 — Shortstop Honus Wagner (member of Baseball Hall of Fame)

40 — Manager Danny Murtaugh

42 — Dodgers second baseman Jackie Robinson (MLB retired his number in 1997)

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Pitt football team

1 — Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald

13 — Quarterback Dan Marino (Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame) (pictured)

33 — Running back Tony Dorsett (Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame)

42 — Halfback/fullback Marshall Goldberg

65 — Linebacker Joe Schmidt (Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame)

73 — Offensive lineman Mark May

79 — Offensive lineman Bill Fralic

89 — Tight end Mike Ditka (Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame)

99 — Defensive lineman Hugh Green

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Penn State football team

22 — Running back John Cappelletti

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West Virginia football team

21 — Fullback Ira Errett Rodgers

75 — Linebacker Sam Huff (Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame) (pictured)

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Pitt basketball team

10 — Guard Don Hennon

20 — Point guard Brandin Knight (pictured)

32 — Forward Charles Smith

34 — Guard/forward Billy Knight

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West Virginia basketball team

33 — Guard Rod Hundley

44 — Guard Jerry West (Member of Basketball Hall of Fame) (pictured)

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13 ‘most Pittsburgh’ Iron City commercials

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If you say Pittsburgh beer, the first thing to pop into most people’s minds is going to be Iron City. I’m sure these commercials (and many others) played a key role in the connection. Through the years, some commercials have captured the city better than others.

13. Pour on the Iron: Backyard football

Can easily say I haven’t seen any adults playing backyard football … ever.

12. Show them where you live.

Ah, appealing to the homer in all of us.

11. Gimme the night. Gimme an IC Light

Clear, refreshing and bright. The choice is always right.

10. Pour on the Iron: Wedding

This looks like more fun than most weddings I’ve attended.

9. Pour on the Iron: Keg tapper

Al Luccioni demonstrates the art of tapping a keg

8. Dedicated to the preservation of the wild life

Not sure if any of this ever happened in Pittsburgh, though.

7. Pour on the Iron

Sparkling, robust flavor that does your thirst a favor.

6. Workin’ on a cold Iron

Pure 1990s cheese.

5. Hey, gimme an IC Light

Pure 1980s cheese. Who hasn’t had this happen on a city bus?

4. Pump an Iron

A rollicking  country song with plenty of Steelers imagery.

3. Pour it on, Slugger

Bill Mazeroski pitching the local brew.

2. You can’t keep an Iron man down

A classic tune.

1. Tell ‘Em Ray

An absolute gem, and the inspiration for this list. Can’t quantify how many times this ran during Penguins telecasts.

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10 biggest first-round busts in Penguins history

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This year’s NHL draft is approaching this weekend, so it might be a good time to take a look through the Penguins’ draft history — specifically the first round — and see where they might want a do-over. Here are the Penguins’ top 10 biggest first-round busts, including three who never played in the NHL:

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Center Angelo Esposito (2007, 20th overall)

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Could have drafted: Left wing Max Pacioretty (22nd overall); defenseman P.K. Subban (43rd overall)

Notable: Dealt to Thrashers in deal that netted Marian Hossa and Pascal Dupuis.

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Right wing Robert Dome (1997, 17th overall)

7 goals, 7 assists in 53 NHL games (52 with Pens)

Could have drafted: Left wing Brenden Morrow (25th overall); defenseman Brian Campbell (156th overall)

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Goaltender Craig Hillier (1996, 23rd overall)

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Could have drafted: Center Daniel Briere (24th overall); defenseman Zdeno Chara (56th overall); right wing Craig Adams (223rd overall)

Defenseman Stefan Bergkvist (1993, 26th overall)

0 goals, 0 assists in 7 NHL games (all with Pens)

Could have drafted: Center Brendan Morrison (39th overall); defenseman Kimmo Timonen (250th overall)

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Defenseman Zarley Zalapski (1986, fourth overall)

99 goals, 285 assists in 637 NHL games (190 with Pens)

Could have drafted: Defenseman Brian Leetch (9th overall); left wing Adam Graves (22nd overall)

Notable: Dealt to Hartford Whalers in deal that netted Ron Francis, Ulf Samuelsson and, ultimately, the 1991 and ’92 Stanley Cups.

Center Roger Belanger (1984, 16th overall)

3 goals, 5 assists in 44 NHL games (all with Pens)

Could have drafted: Goaltender Patrick Roy (51st overall); right wing Brett Hull (117th overall); left wing Luc Robitaille (171st overall)

Right wing Blair Chapman (1976, 2nd overall)

106 goals, 125 assists in 402 NHL games (227 with Pens)

Could have drafted: Bernie Federko (7th overall); defenseman Randy Carlyle (30th overall)

Goaltender Gord Laxton (1975, 13th overall)

4 wins, 9 losses in 17 NHL games (all with Pens)

Could have drafted: forward Tim Young (16th overall); right wing Dave Taylor (210th overall)

Center Garry Swain (1968, fourth overall)

1 goal, 1 assist in 9 NHL games (all with Pens)

Could have drafted: Left wing John Marks (ninth overall); left wing Curt Bennett (16th overall)

Goaltender Steve Rexe (1967, second overall)

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Notable: To be fair, only one of the 10 first-round picks in this draft — the Flyers’ Serge Bernier — ever played in the NHL

 

Photo credits: Jasmine Goldband: Angelo Esposito; Tribune-Review file: Robert Dome; Penguins: Zarley Zalapski; AP: Craig Hillier; legendsofhockey.net: Stefan Bergkvist; gamewornauctions.net: Roger Belanger; penguins-hockey-cards.com: Blair Chapman; goaliesarchive.com: Gord Laxton; hockeydb.com: Garry Swain; benchedathletes.files.wordpress.com: Steve Rexe

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Kennywood, from the top to the bottom

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If you grew up in Western Pennsylvania, it’s more than likely that you spent some time at Kennywood for school picnics or just a day at the amusement park. With more than 30 rides to choose from, we thought it might be useful for newbies if we rank the rides so that you can make the best use of your time.

After a totally informal polling of Trib Total Media staffers, here are the best (to worst) rides at Kennywood:

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Thunderbolt

Josh Yohe: The quintessential wooden American roller coaster.

Rob Biertempfel: The granddaddy of ‘em all.

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Jack Rabbit

Sue Jones: A classic that never fails to entertain.

RB: The double-dip always gets me.

JY: The double-dip has stood the test of time.

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Phantom’s Revenge

MP: The buildup to the top seems to take forever before the first big drop, and the second drop is even more of a doozy.

JY: An adrenaline rush few rides can match.

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Log Jammer

Keith Hodan: On school picnics, that had to be a favorite (especially at night) of 15 and 16-year-old boys who were lucky enough to visit with their girlfriend or crush BECAUSE … the ride requires the girl to lay back against the guy between his legs, so the boy would wrap his arms around the girl. Floating along in the dark, it was the location of many first kisses (and second, third and more)!

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Cosmic Chaos

MP: When you’re spinning at the top of the ride, it feels like you’re going to go flying off into the trees.

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Swing Shot

MP: The weightless feeling at the top, and the belief that you might go over the top, make this a winner.

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Racer

JY: It isn’t very fast, and the seats are too small. A unique concept, but better in theory than in execution.

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Aero 360

KH: Means you are able to vomit north, south, east, west, up and down without ever leaving your seat. And for extra points, I think it’s the only ride where you can vomit on the way up and have it land back in your own mouth on the way down!

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Sky Rocket

JY: It defies physics. In a good way.

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Black Widow

SJ: Rode it for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and that was the end of my day.

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Raging Rapids

SJ: Great fun on a hot day.

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Wave Swinger

RB: Simple. Fun.

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Pittsburg Plunge

Kitoko Chargois: After getting sunburn from waiting in long lines at Kennywood all day, the Pittsburg Plunge starts to feel like the best ride the park has to offer.

Melanie Wass: My kids have stood in the splash zone for as long as an hour to cool off on a hot day when the lines for actual water rides were waaaaay too long.

KH: A perfect ride for a hot day. You will get soaked, plus it’s fun to watch unsuspecting visitors standing on the bridge get soaked as well.

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Bayern Kurve

SJ: Oh no, not for me, particularly if you’re the person on the outside or back getting squished.

RB: Always makes me wanna hurl.

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Turtle

RB: A classic since 1927.

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Pirate

MP: A good icebreaker for getting the day started at Kennywood.

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Kangaroo

SJ: You have to work really hard not to smile on this ride.

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Exterminator

Adam Brandolph: The Exterminator is my favorite. Not only does it whip you around like a rag doll, it’s in pitch black darkness so you can’t brace yourself. So much fun!

KC: If you’re of height, I don’t think you can have the full Kennywood experience without riding this one.

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Whip

MP: A classic — literally — dating back to 1918.

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Volcano

John Lehner: Ah, the Volcano! What used to be the Enterprise, the ride is probably known as being one of the most vomit-inducing rides in the park. In my youth, I used to love this dizzying thriller, but there seems to be an indirect correlation going on; the more gray hairs that sprout on my head, the less my stomach can stomach this ride.

 SJ: Did it once and thought I was going to fall out.

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Merry-Go-Round

MP: A ride that’s stood the test of time — make sure you get a horse and not the chair.

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Ghostwood Estate

Kelsey Shea: I think in the age of Wii and smart phones, Ghostwood Estate’s draw is a little lame. Shooting ghosts? There’s probably an app for that. Relatedly, you can’t shoot ghosts! They’re ghosts. Maybe if you sucked them into your backpack, Ghostbusters style, I could get on board.

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Gran Prix

JY: Too many cars creates little speed. Blah.

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Paratrooper

MP: The line doesn’t look that big, but it always takes too long  for a short payoff.

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Noah’s Ark

Jim Wilhelm: Nostalgia. Generations have visited that ride at the park, going through the vibrating/shaking floor and the rocking boat that weaves inside and outside.

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Garfield’s Nightmare

JY: My kids don’t have nice things to say about it.

SJ: The line takes forever, and the ride is lame.

RB: Honorable mention for Hardheaded Harold’s Horrendously Humorous Haunted Hideaway (now called Garfield’s Nightmare) — back in the day, when I was in high school, it was a five-minute romantic getaway.

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Musik Express

MP: The lack of padding is no fun for the person on the outside, and the smoking area right next to the line only makes it worse.

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Auto Race

MP: Not sure how this doesn’t qualify as a kiddie ride.

Note: Not included are Kiddieland rides and attractions with extra charges (like the Skycoaster and Paddle Boats).

Photos by Sidney Davis, Keith Hodan, Jasmine Goldband, Heidi Murrin, Steve Adams & Mike Palm.

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20 from 20 years ago: Alternative rock albums

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1994 proved to be a golden year for “alternative” music to hit the mainstream. It wasn’t easy to narrow the list down with plenty of albums that have stood the test of time.

We’ll just go in chronological order below:

Alice In Chains — “Jar of Flies” EP — Jan. 25, 1994

Other highlights: “Nutshell”“I Stay Away”

Green Day — “Dookie” — Feb. 1, 1994

Other highlights: “Longview”“Welcome to Paradise”“She”

Nine Inch Nails — “The Downward Spiral” — April 8, 1994

Other highlights: “March of the Pigs” — “Closer”

Soundgarden — “Superunknown” — April 8, 1994

Other highlights: “The Day I Tried To Live”“Black Hole Sun”“My Wave”

Various artists — “The Crow” soundtrack — March 29, 2014

Other highlights: Rage Against The Machine’s “Darkness (Of Greed)” — Violent Femmes’ “Color Me Once”

The Offspring — “Smash” — April 8, 1994

Other highlights: “Gotta Get Away”“Come Out and Play”

Hole — “Live Through This” — April 12, 1994

Other highlights: “Doll Parts”“Miss World”

Live — “Throwing Copper” — April 26, 1994

Other highlights: “White, Discussion” —  “Stage”“Lightning Crashes”

Sunny Day Real Estate — “Diary” — May 10, 1994

Other highlights: “In Circles”“Song About an Angel”

Weezer — “Weezer (The Blue Album)” — May 10, 1994

Other highlights: “Say It Ain’t So”“Undone — The Sweater Song”“In The Garage”

Beastie Boys — “Ill Communication” — May 24, 2014

Other highlights: “Sure Shot”“Root Down”

Stone Temple Pilots — “Purple” — June 7, 1994

Other highlights: “Unglued”“Interstate Love Song”“Big Empty”

Helmet — “Betty” — June 21, 1994

Other highlights: “Wilma’s Rainbow”“Speechless”“Rollo”

Kyuss — “Welcome to Sky Valley” — June 28, 1994

Other highlights: “Gardenia”“Conan Troutman”

Toadies — “Rubberneck” — Aug. 23, 1994

Other highlights: “Mister Love”“Velvet”“Backslider”

R.E.M. — “Monster” — Sept. 27, 1994

Other highlights: “Bang and Blame”“Crush With Eyeliner”

Smashing Pumpkins — “Pisces Iscariot” — Oct. 4, 1994

Other highlights: “Plume”“Hello Kitty Kat”

Nirvana — “MTV Unplugged in New York” — Nov. 1, 1994

Other highlights: “Polly” — “About A Girl” — “All Apologies”

Pearl Jam — “Vitalogy” — Dec. 4, 1994

Other highlights: “Not For You”“Immortality” —  “Better Man”

Bush — “Sixteen Stone” — Dec. 6, 1994

Other  highlights: “Everything Zen”“Little Things”

 

Missed the cut:

  • Ramones “Acid Eaters”
  • Meat Puppets “Too High To Die”
  • Beck “Mellow Gold”
  • Blur “Parklife”
  • Sonic Youth “Experimental Jet Set, Trash & No Star”
  • Rancid “Let’s Go”
  • NOFX “Punk in Drublic”
  • Dinosaur Jr. “Without A Sound”
  • Oasis “Definitely Maybe”
  • Bad Religion “Stranger Than Fiction”
  • Veruca Salt “American Thighs”
  • The Cranberries “No Need to Argue”
  • Korn “Korn”
  • Sublime “Robbin’ the Hood”
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10 top postseason scorers in Penguins history

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With the playoffs set to start tonight, Sidney Crosby could be climbing the ranks on the Penguins’ all-time list of postseason scoring. Here are the top 10 in team history:

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1. Mario Lemieux — 107 games, 76 goals, 96 assists, 172 points

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2. Jaromir Jagr — 140 games, 65 goals, 82 assists, 147 points

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3. Kevin Stevens — 103 games, 46 goals, 60 assists, 106 points

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4. Sidney Crosby — 82 games, 40 goals, 65 assists, 105 points

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5. Ron Francis — 97 games, 32 goals, 68 assists, 100 points

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6. Evgeni Malkin — 83 games, 36 goals, 61 assists, 97 points

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7. Larry Murphy — 75 games, 15 goals, 57 assists, 72 points

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8. Kris Letang — 80 games, 13 goals, 34 assists, 47 points

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9. Martin Straka — 65 games, 19 goals, 27 assists, 46 points

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10. Sergei Gonchar — 60 games, 7 goals, 34 assists, 44 points

Here’s where the rest of the current Penguins stand on the all-time team list:

11. Chris Kunitz — 64 games, 13 goals, 29 assists, 42 points

15T. Pascal Dupuis — 77 games, 14 goals, 19 assists, 33 points

31T. James Neal — 25 games, 9 goals, 9 assists, 18 points

38T. Paul Martin — 25 games, 3 goals, 11 assists, 14 points

44T. Brooks Orpik — 87 games, 1 goal, 12 assists, 13 points

57T. Craig Adams — 64 games, 6 goals, 4 assists, 10 points

72T. Rob Scuderi — 49 games, 1 goal, 7 assists, 8 points

96T. Matt Niskanen — 26 games, 1 goal, 5 assists, 6 points

131T. Brandon Sutter — 15 games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points

131T. Jussi Jokinen — 8 games, 0 goals, 3 assists, 3 points

155T. Marc-Andre Fleury — 80 games, 0 goals, 2 assists, 2 points

177T. Tanner Glass — 5 games, 1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point

177T. Beau Bennett — 6 games, 1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point

177T. Chris Conner — 8 games, 1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point

177T. Joe Vitale — 10 games, 0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point

177T. Deryk Engelland — 13 games, 0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point

Making their playoff debuts for the Penguins: Olli Maatta, Lee Stempniak, Brian Gibbons

{All photos by Tribune-Review photographer Chaz Palla except Ron Francis (Christopher Horner/Tribune-Review) and Larry Murphy (Getty)}

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19 of the biggest concerts at Consol Energy Center

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With word of Paul McCartney’s third stop at Consol Energy Center in July, it seemed like an appropriate time to take a look back at some of the top acts to perform at the arena since its opening in 2010. In no particular order…

PAUL McCARTNEY — Aug. 18 & 19, 2010 — “Get Back”
(Note: McCartney will be back at Consol on July 7, 2014.)

PEARL JAM — Oct. 11, 2013 — “Pendulum”

THE WHO — Nov. 11, 2013 — “Baba O’Riley”

FOO FIGHTERS — Sept. 23, 2011 — “Everlong”

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN — Oct. 27, 2012 — “Glory Days” with Joe Grushecky
(Note: Springsteen will be back at Consol on April 22, 2014.)

GREEN DAY — March 31, 2013 — “Holiday”

WIZ KHALIFA — Dec. 12, 2012 — “Black and Yellow”

VAN HALEN — March 30, 2012 — Full concert

KATY PERRY — June 23, 2011 — “I Kissed A Girl”
(Note: Perry will be back at Consol on July 22, 2014.)

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS — June 20, 2013 — “Refugee”

KANYE WEST & JAY Z — Nov. 27, 2011 — “Gotta Have It”

BILLY JOEL — Feb. 21, 2014 — “Piano Man”

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE — Dec. 14, 2013 — “Mirrors”

FLEETWOOD MAC — April 26, 2013 — “Go Your Own Way”
(Note: Fleetwood Mac will be back at Consol on Oct. 14, 2014.)

LADY GAGA — Sept. 5, 2010 — “Poker Face”
(Note: Lady Gaga will be back at Consol on May 8, 2014.)

ERIC CLAPTON — April 6, 2013 — “Layla”

RUSH — Sept. 11, 2012 — “Working Man”

BON JOVI — Feb. 11 & 12, 2011 — “Wanted Dead or Alive”

ROGER WATERS — Sept. 26, 2010 (& July 3, 2012) — “Comfortably Numb”

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14 foods you forgot were endorsed by Pittsburgh athletes

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If you’re at the right store (or plbsports.com), you can find Brett “The Diesel” Keisel salsa, Pascal Dupuis’ dijon mustard or Steel City Mustard featuring Neil Walker.

You may also remember the Hines Ward 86 Steak Sauce. How about Jerome Bettis’ World Championship Crunch cereal, mustard, salsa, peanut butter, pickles or BBQ sauce? Or Heath Miller’s Heath’s Big Money Bar? Or City of Champions cereal (with either Hines Ward or Max Talbot)?

Here are 14 more foods you may have forgotten were endorsed by Pittsburgh athletes:

 

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Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw — Terry’s Peanut Butter (creamy or crunchy).

 

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Penguins right wing Jaromir Jagr — Jagr Creamy Peanut Butter (Produced by Pittsburgh’s PLB Sports)

 

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Steelers quarterback Bubby Brister — Bubby candy bar (Produced by Pittsburgh’s Chris Candies)

 

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(Photo: Phil Pavely  |  Tribune-Review)

Steelers quarterback Tommy Maddox — Tommy Gun Flakes cereal (Produced by PLB Sports). They also made Tommy Maddox BBQ Sauce.

 

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Steelers running back Franco Harris — Franco’s Cheese Pizza (Produced by Burgettstown’s Panhandle Food Sales)

 

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(Photo: Phil Pavely  |  Tribune-Review)

Penguins defenseman Darius Kasparaitis — Kasparaitis Kruncher’s premium dill spears (Produced by Pittsburgh’s PLB Sports)

 

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(Photo: Phil Pavely  |  Tribune-Review)

Penguins center Mario Lemieux — Mario Bun (Produced by Clark)

 

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(Photo: Phil Pavely  |  Tribune-Review)

Steelers receiver Lynn Swann — Super 88 cereal (Produced by Pittsburgh’s PLB Sports)

 

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Steelers receiver Louis Lipps — Lippsmackers Gourmet Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

 

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(Photo: Phil Pavely  |  Tribune-Review)

Pirates catcher Jason Kendall — Kendall Krunch cereal (Produced by Pittsburgh’s PLB Sports)

 

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(Photo: Phil Pavely  |  Tribune-Review)

Olympic sprinter Lauryn Williams —  Fast Flakes cereal (Produced by Pittsburgh’s PLB Sports)

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(Photo: Phil Pavely  |  Tribune-Review)

Steelers special teams ace Chidi Iwuoma — Geronimo Salsa (Produced by Pittsburgh’s PLB Sports)

On a side note, Joey Porter and Clark Haggans had very similar salsas at the same time.

 

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger — Big Ben’s Beef Jerky (Produced by Pittsburgh’s PLB Sports)

 

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(Photo: Phil Pavely  |  Tribune-Review)

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury — Fleury Flakes (Produced by Pittsburgh’s PLB Sports)

 

And finally, the Czech Republic leaves us with two mysteries:

1. Penguins defenseman Jiri Slegr reportedly had his own cookies around 1999

2. Jaromir Jagr breath mints? The text translates to “for fresh breath” and “eucalyptus extracts.”

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