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Agriculture Features | July 22, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Tricks for summer spinach
Popeye ain't the only bloke who's gotta have spinach. Some gardeners also crave it, freshly picked. This isn't spinach season, though. Spinach is sensitive to summer's short nights, which induce the plants to send up flower stalks, set seed and then die, instead of growing the broad leaves they do ...

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Verse of the Day | July 22, 2014
VERSE

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Chuckle of the day | July 22, 2014
Today’s Chuckle
When you’re down in the dumps you can cheer yourself up by imagining you’re in the recycling center instead. ...

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Town & County | July 22, 2014
Town and County
Clearfield Township will close Herman Road from Clearfield Road to Verndale Drive, a portion of Moran Road from Route 422 to Shuler Road, and Old Route 422 East from Furey’s Market to Keck Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until Friday for road work. ...

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Business Features | July 22, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Obama signs employment protection order
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.” “AmericaR...

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Business Features | July 22, 2014
State’s bond rating falls
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania received its third bond downgrade in two years Monday, after Gov. Tom Corbett signed a budget that papers over a massive deficit with stopgaps and failed to win passage of legislation to rein in a rising public pension debt. New York-based credit ratings agency Moody...

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Senior Events | July 22, 2014
SENIOR EVENTS & MENUS
Butler Tanglewood 10 Austin Ave., Lyndora Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday Thursday — White elephant auction with Bob Gladd, 10 a.m. Chicora Moose Hall lower level, West Slippery Rock Street Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday Thursday — Bingo fundraiser with Dot, $.50 per card, 10...

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Bulletin Board | July 22, 2014
BULLETIN BOARD
Butler County Produce to people, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Butler City Farm Market, 205 S. Chestnut St., for people in need. Take boxes or bags. For more information, contact Dave Miller at the Lighthouse, 724-586-5554, Ext. 34, or davemiller@thelighthousefoundation.com. FREE COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6 p.m., S...

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Our Opinion | July 22, 2014
Western Pa. atrocity of war left its mark on Washington
In the interest of preserving and appreciating our Pennsylvania heritage, a couple of footnotes might be added to Sunday’s front-page story about the weekend re-enactment of the Battle of Jumonville Glen. The F and I Grant Encampment of military re-enactors staged the battle at the Portersvill...

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Other Voices | July 22, 2014
Speedier hearings won’t solve border crisis
Return on investment is a clear measure of what you get for your money. Incredibly, the federal government doesn’t apply that simple concept to the $137 billion a year it spends on college financial aid. It keeps writing checks for grants, loans and work-study with no consideration for how we...

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Other Voices | July 22, 2014
Hillary’s pricey speeches could be a campaign issue
WASHINGTON — These days a whole lot of money is being spent in anticipation that not only will Hillary Clinton be the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee but she ultimately will win the nation’s highest office. In the process of going from “dead broke” (her words) to quite ...

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Other Voices | July 22, 2014
Now, Europe must stand up to Putin
Vladimir Putin has become a global menace. There is an irrefutable link between the Russian leader’s reckless policies on Ukraine and the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. This tragedy is the direct outgrowth of his decision to train and arm Ukrainian separatists with heavy weapons in a...

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Focus Features | July 22, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
A Stitch in Time
LOS ANGELES — When Alissa Haight Carlton and Latifah Saafir organized the first Modern Quilt Guild meeting in Los Angeles in October 2009, they hoped they would find a few other like-minded quilters who wanted to get together. They weren't alone: The modern-quilting group today has more than...

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Milestones | July 22, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Sivak 50th anniversary
Tom and Mary Ann Sivak of Butler celebrated 50 years of marriage with a Mass at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church and a family picnic at their daughter and son-in-law’s home in Chicora. Sivak married the former Mary Ann Kepple on July 18, 1964, at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Robinson T...

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Milestones | July 22, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
McKinney 100th birthday
Dorothy E. McKinney of Portersville celebrated her 100th birthday with a family dinner at the Wurtemburg-Perry Fire Hall. The former Dorothy Herrscher was born July 8, 1914, in Pittsburgh. She married the late Bertus B. McKinney on July 5, 1932, in West Virginia. They celebrated 51 years of marriag...

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Home & Garden | July 22, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Cooking up a color-happy kitchen
Kitchens in traditional and vintage homes often are dressed in conservative garb: neutral hues, stainless steel, white-on-white or beige-on-beige. Historically, however, kitchens were actually pretty peppy, according to Deborah Baldwin, editor of This Old House magazine. “Pastel greens, blue...

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Local News | July 22, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Code officer provides report on enforcement
EVANS CITY — The job of a code enforcement officer isn’t always easy, but Richard Mannas said working in the borough causes him little grief. “It’s because the people are cooperating so nicely,” Mannas told borough council members at their July 7 meeting. That include...

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Local News | July 22, 2014
Moniteau names new principal
CHERRY TWP — The Moniteau School Board on Monday night approved Dan Lance Fox as the new principal for Moniteau High School. Fox has 11 years of administrative experience at Berkeley Springs High School in Morgan County, W.Va. “It was a very thorough and extensive search and interview ...

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Local News | July 22, 2014
LOCAL
MIDDLESEX TWP — More than 200 walkers and runners Saturday morning participated in Glade Run Lake Conservancy's Where's Our Water 10K race and 2 mile walk/run. The event raised about $7,500 from sponsors, runners and walkers. It began at the Glade Run Lake property off Overbrook Road and wo...

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Local News | July 22, 2014
Butler Memorial Hospital gets 2 Women’s Choice awards
Butler Memorial Hospital has received Women’s Choice Awards for being the best hospital in the United States in two categories. The hospital was named as the best hospital for emergency services and for orthopedics. Butler Memorial got the award for emergency care “because it consisten...

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Local News | July 22, 2014
Commissioners to mull bids for Alameda Pool
The Butler County commissioners now must decide how much sprucing up Alameda Pool needs. Before awarding a contract Wednesday, the commissioners must weigh whether any optional work should be done, which will affect the final cost. Bids were opened Monday at the commissioners meeting. For the bas...

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Local News | July 22, 2014
Public topics will be limited
Butler County residents won’t be able to stray from government business when they speak during county commissioner meetings. Commissioner Bill McCarrier, board chairman, said at the meeting Monday that he would begin enforcing county policy restricting public comment Wednesday. “WeR...

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Local News | July 22, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Hotel construction continues
Exterior work continues on the 80-room Hampton Inn Hotel at 610 Butler Crossing behind Mikan Motors off New Castle Road in Butler Township. Construction began in January. The 54,500 square-foot building is expected to open at the beginning of next year. Horizon Properties Group of Canonsburg is the ...

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Local News | July 22, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Meeting first lady highlight for GC girl
GROVE CITY — You can call Hannah Foley, “H to the F.” Michelle Obama does. Hannah, an 11-year-old Grove City girl, lunched at the same table as the first lady on Friday, after having been selected as one of 53 nationwide winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a recipe conte...

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Local News | July 22, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Strutt reflects on long career
BUTLER TWP — You could say Mike Strutt was good at taking people’s advice, at least when it came to making decisions about his career. The recently retired Butler School District superintendent hadn’t always aspired to a career in education, but his experience as a teacher and edu...

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National | July 22, 2014
‘Lone soldiers’ come to fight for Israel
The two Americans killed fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel. Israel calls them the lone soldiers: They are men and women in the prime of their lives who have left their parents and often comfortable ...

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International | July 22, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Crash victims’ remains reach Ukraine-held city
KHARKIV, Ukraine — The remains of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in territory held by the Ukrainian government today on their way to the Netherlands, after delays and haphazard treatment of the bodies that put pressure on European foreign ministers meeting in Brussels to im...

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International | July 22, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Israeli soldier missing as Gaza fighting rages on
JERUSALEM — An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official said today, as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of targets along the coastal strip and diplomatic efforts intensified to end more than two weeks of fighting that has killed more th...

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Police Reports | July 22, 2014
Police Reports
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Tomorrow's Headlines | July 22, 2014
HEADLINES
1. City council is expected to discuss buying computer software to help the code enforcement officer keep better track of building violations. 2. A DNA match led police to a former Butler County man for a crime in Oregon. ...

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News Extra | July 22, 2014
2 appeals courts give different opinions on Affordable Care Act
WASHINGTON — Two appeals courts today split over the Affordable Care Act, reaching different conclusions about whether tax credits can help consumers buy coverage in the 36 states that use the federal health insurance marketplace. The conflicting and nearly simultaneous rulings potentially te...

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News Extra | July 22, 2014
Crash downs utility wires on Center Avenue
Part of Center Avenue was shut down this afternoon when a box truck hit a utility pole. Richard McKinney, 52, of Pittsburgh said he was attempting to park his truck in a metered space in the 300-block of the street at 12:15 p.m. when the front passenger side of his truck hit the pole. The impact ca...

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News Extra | July 22, 2014
BC3 expects to receive $1M gift
BUTLER TWP — The Butler County Community College next week is set to get a $1 million donation, the largest in college history. Robert Heaton, a Butler Township developer, is giving the gift to help fund major renovations at the John A. Beck Jr. Library. “This is a big gift for a unive...

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Death Notices | July 22, 2014
DEATH LIST
Linda D. Coene (Wallace), Marshall Township Janice U. Hunt, Clintonville George Ronald Kennedy, Butler Bonnie L. Mager, Connoquenessing James O. Mohn, Butler David B. Shields, Worthington ...

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Birthday Tributes | July 22, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Doris L. Barger
In loving memory of our beloved mom and nan Doris L. Barger whose birthday is today, July 22. Dear Mom and Nan, Your birthday is sad since we are apart, but to us this day will always have a special place in our hearts. Just a little prayer to God above, please give our dear Mom and Nan, all our...

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In Memoriams | July 22, 2014
Raymond L. Gamble III
In loving memory of our beloved Raymond L. Gamble III who passed away one year ago today. God took him home, it was His will, But in our hearts we love him still, His memory is as dear today As in the hour he passed away. We often sit and think of him When we are all alone, For memory is the ...

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In Memoriams | July 22, 2014
MARK BOWSER
WRITTEN IN MEMORY OF MARK BOWSER who passed away 28 years ago July 22, 1986 Sometimes it seems like only yesterday, Other times, it seems so long ago, Since you were last here. Our thoughts are with you many times each day And the ache in our hearts does not go away. We love you and miss you ...

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Professional Auto Racing | July 22, 2014
Stewart returns to Sprint car racing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing. Stewart raced in a sprint car last weekend for the first time since he broke his leg in an extracurricular race last August. He missed the final 15 weeks of the N...

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Professional Baseball | July 22, 2014
Giants, Uggla agree on minor league deal
PHILADELPHIA — The San Francisco Giants have signed former All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor league contract. Uggla was released last Friday by the Braves after hitting just .162 and losing his starting job. The move was announced during Monday night’s game against the Philli...

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Professional Baseball | July 22, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
More rusty than rested
PITTSBURGH — Ten days of rest was the last thing Edinson Volquez needed before trying to extend his winning streak. The Pittsburgh Pirates’ starter couldn’t shake off the rust, allowing 13 baserunners in a 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night. “Everything was...

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Professional Basketball | July 22, 2014
Sterlings’ battle continues in court
LOS ANGELES — Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the battle of billionaires going on in probate court over the proposed sale of the Los Angeles Clippers. Parsons, once known as the “Mr. Fixit” of the business world during his tenure a...

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Professional Football | July 22, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
No. 2 most popular
Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel will enter training camp this week as Brian Hoyer’s backup, but his No. 2 jersey is selling as if he’s the face of the NFL. Manziel leads the league in jerseys sold on its official apparel website, NFLShop.com, from April 1-July 17, the NFL annou...

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Professional Football | July 22, 2014
Oklahoma picked to win Big 12 crown
DALLAS — Coach Art Briles and Baylor arrived at Big 12 football media days as defending champions for the first time. Briles has a slightly different take on the Bears’ newfound standing. “How can you defend and protect something that nobody can take? 2013 is gone forever. That...

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Professional Football | July 22, 2014
Seahawks starting all over
RENTON, Wash. — Soon after the parade and television appearances and celebrations were over, the message changed for the Seattle Seahawks. Winning the first Super Bowl in franchise history was just that — history. “What’s happened before is obviously significant, but it d...

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College Football | July 22, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Florida State, Miami, picked as ACC champs
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Florida State was an obvious choice as a favorite in one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s divisions. In the other one, the pecking order was nowhere near that clear. Miami was the pick to win the ACC’s cluttered Coastal Division despite receiving fewer first-...

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High School Track & Field | July 22, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
No pain, no gain for sprinter Allen
BUTLER TWP — Paige Allen took a painful path to all-conference honors in track and field this season. But the Butler graduate and incoming Penn State-Behrend sophomore is building herself a promising future. Allen finished her freshman year at Behrend with eight school records. She ran the i...

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Amateur Baseball | July 22, 2014
Malone keys Mars triumph
Brendan Malone went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and six RBI to lead Mars to a 13-1 defeat of Saxonburg in Eagle County League baseball play at Marburger Field on Monday. Malone now leads the circuit in home runs with nine. Mars (17-5-4) also received three hits and one RBI from John Tavares a...

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Prospect League | July 22, 2014
BlueSox keep on rolling
Ryan Hanahan and Jeff Revesz stepped to the plate in the eighth inning mired in slumps. They both enjoyed reversing their struggles. Both players delivered timely hits, earning the Butler BlueSox a 5-4 Prospect League victory over the Lorain County Ironmen Monday night at Kelly Automotive Park. ...

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Horseshoes | July 22, 2014
HORSESHOE RESULTS
Butler County Horseshoe League Standings Roadhouse 132-12, O’Donnell’s 111-33, County Line 75-66, Dew Drop Inn 67-74, East Butler 60-84, Hooker 55-89, West Sunbury 49-95, Pizza Joe’s 24-120 July 15 results Roadhouse 17, West Sunbury 1 County Line 13, Hooker 5 East Butler 12, ...

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In Brief | July 22, 2014
IN BRIEF
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — The National Baseball Hall of Fame says next month's gala concert featuring the Boston Pops and Paul Simon has been canceled. No reason was given. The Aug. 2 event was to have been part of the museum's 75th anniversary celebration. The Hall of Fame said Monday that LGH19...

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Trivia | July 22, 2014
TRIVIA
Who has played in the most games in NBA history?

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Scoreboard | July 22, 2014
BASEBALL
National League All Times EDT By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Washington 54 43 .557 — Atlanta 54 45 .545 1 Miami 46 52 .469 8 New York 46 53 .465 9 Philadelphia 43 56 .434 12 Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 55 45 .550 — St. Louis 54 45 .545 Pitts...

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Scoreboard | July 22, 2014
RACING
By The Associated Press Through July 13 Points 1, Jeff Gordon, 670. 2, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 658. 3, Brad Keselowski, 634. 4, Matt Kenseth, 621. 5, Jimmie Johnson, 598. 6, Carl Edwards, 574. 7, Ryan Newman, 573. 8, Kyle Busch, 567. 9, Joey Logano, 551. 10, Clint Bowyer, 548. 11, Paul Menard, 541. ...

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Scoreboard | July 22, 2014
GOLF
By The Associated Press April 3-6 — Shell Houston Open (Matt Jones) April 10-13 — The Masters (Bubba Watson) April 17-20 — RBC Heritage (Matt Kuchar) April 24-27 — Zurich Classic (Seung-Yul Noh) May 1-4 — Wells Fargo Championship (J.B. Holmes) May 8-11 — The...

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Scoreboard | July 22, 2014
DEALS
Monday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Recalled RHP Bud Norris from Bowie (EL). Optioned C Steve Clevenger to Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX — Sent C Ryan Lavarnway to Portland (EL) for a rehab assignment. CLEVELAND IND...

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Scoreboard | July 22, 2014
ON THE AIR
CYCLING 8 a.m. NBCSN — Tour de France, stage 16, Carcassonne to Bagneres de Luchon, France MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ROOT — L.A. Dodgers at Pittsburgh MLB — Regional coverage, San Francisco at Philadelphia or Miami at Atlanta WNBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Indiana...

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Scoreboard | July 22, 2014
EVENTS
Prospect League Baseball Lorain County at Butler BlueSox, 6:35 p.m. Wednesday Eagle County League Saxonburg at Cranberry, 6:15 p.m. Zelienople at Mars, 6:15 p.m. Freeport at Mars II, 6:15 p.m. ...

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Youth Sports | July 22, 2014
YOUTH SOFTBALL
Alle-Kiski U10 Fastpitch Saxonburg Panthers 10, NHBSA #2 0 — Sax: Madilyn Boyer 1B, Bailey Adams 1B, Olivia Culleiton 1B, Sennett Purcell 1B. ...

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