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2008-07-10 03:00:20

By Alice T. Carter, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 10--As a parent as well as the creator of "The Wonder Bread Years," Pat Hazell has a problem. Where Hazell sees props, his sons Keaton, 5, and Tucker, 7, see toys. That's understandable. "The Wonder Bread Years" is a comedic and nostalgic salute to the baby boomer era. Those were the decades of dawning kid consumerism that unleashed a cornucopia of gotta-have-it toys that included Slinky, Mr. Potato Head, Rock'em Sock'em...

2008-07-10 03:00:19

By Mark Kanny, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 10--Context can be everything. It is for Kevin Noe when he plans concerts. As artistic director of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble -- Theatre of Music, he has selected four pieces to be performed without intermission at the group's third weekend of concerts, on Friday and Saturday nights at City Theatre on the South Side. The program is built around Olivier Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time," a completely individual and...

2008-07-10 03:00:19

By Alice T. Carter, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 10--For too many years, Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller were the songwriting team that everyone loved and no one recognized. They were the guys who wrote and composed 1950s and '60s chart-toppers that included "Hound Dog,""Love Potion No. 9" and "Yakety Yak." But those songs became so closely tied to the famous artists who recorded them -- including Elvis Presley, The Coasters, Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones -- that Lieber and...

2008-07-10 03:00:19

By Regis Behe, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 10--The dilemma of the middle-aged musician: Too old for the cover of most music magazines, not ready for the AARP crowd in Branson; still performing at a high level, but in no danger of having a Top 10 hit. This is where Steve Forbert, at 52, finds himself. "It's a weird time of life," says Forbert, who appears Saturday at Rootz: The Green City Music Festival. "You've got, possibly, kids on one end and parents on the other, and you're...

2008-07-09 03:00:23

By Thomas Olson, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 9--Officials from western Canada are in town this week with a big pitch for Pittsburgh: Up to $100 billion of potential business. The target is the development of Alberta's oil sands, which are vast tar-like tracts that can be processed into synthetic crude oil. During the next 10 years, there is that much opportunity in equipment and services to be exploited, estimates the provincial government. "We know we can't do this alone," said...

2008-07-09 03:00:16

By Jeremy Boren, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 9--Saving trees from the chain saw could become a little easier in Pittsburgh. Legislation introduced Tuesday to City Council would give homeowners a month's notice to lodge a protest before city foresters remove hundreds of trees citywide identified as "structurally unsound." The proposal is a reaction to public outcry over the city's plan to remove 555 suspect trees from Squirrel Hill and other eastern neighborhoods. City officials...

2008-07-08 03:00:19

By Jason Cato, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 8--Cathy Bissoon, who once knew about the legal profession only from television shows she watched while growing up in Queens, N.Y., will become a federal judge next month. Bissoon, 40, of Mt. Lebanon has been chosen to replace retiring U.S. Magistrate Judge Francis X. Caiazza. She will start Aug. 1 at U.S. District Court, Downtown. The head of law firm Cohen & Grigsby's labor and employment group is a former law clerk for U.S....

2008-07-08 03:00:16

By Mark Kanny, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 8--There was definite charm to the personality of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble's second weekend of concerts. As enjoyable as the group's added theatricality usually is, it was delightful to focus on the appeal of the music per se -- especially when three of the four compositions were so rewarding. Certainly, violinist Natalie Shaw needed no help to make "Arches" by Kevin Puts a thoroughly compelling experience. The five movements for...

2008-07-08 03:00:10

By Jenny Paul, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 8--Stories of yappy dogs, nosy neighbors and noisy night owls aren't relegated to block party conversations, now that aggravated neighbors can air grievances in an online venue for all the world to see. RottenNeighbor.com allows anyone with an Internet connection to post and view comments about their neighbors. The Web site, founded a year ago by San Diego Internet marketer Brant Walker, allows room for both positive and negative posts....

2008-07-08 03:00:06

By Kellie B. Gormly, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 8--Kara Krawczykiewicz, who is expecting her first baby on July 18, has been enjoying her pregnancy -- especially since pampering, prenatal massages became a part of it. Krawczykiewicz, 26, of Oakmont, says that the massages -- which she gets at Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health and Healing in Regent Square -- are a nice treat that help her to relax. "By the end of my massage, I'm incredibly relaxed," says Krawczykiewicz,...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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