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  Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is located at the center of a fairly expansive set of river valleys, and much of the city's residential population is situated on or near the slopes of those valleys with certain neighborhoods (particularly south of the Monongahela) nearly inaccessible by car during the winter.
Pittsburgh has seen tremendous growth with the Arts Institute International headquarters, a bevy of world-class universities, as well as some of the nation's best hospitals, but all of it is a mixed blessing for the city in that more land and towers are being tax exempted by these successful non-profits.
Pittsburgh public school teachers are paid well relative to their peers, ranking 17th in 2000-2001 among the 100 largest cities by population for the highest minimum salary offered to teachers with a BA ($34,300).
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  Pittsburgh Condors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pittsburgh Condors (previously Pittsburgh Pipers) were a professional basketball team in the original American Basketball Association.
The Pipers started life as one of the ABA's inaugural franchises in 1967, and won the league's first championship at the end of the 1967-68 season.
However, the Pipers were less successful at the gate than they were on the court, and after their first season they were relocated to Minnesota to play as the Minnesota Pipers.
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 Pittsburgh Pipers
The Pittsburgh Pipers were a professional basketball team in the original American Basketball Association.
However, the Pipers were less successful at the gate than they were on the court, and after their first season they were relocated to Minnesota to play as the Minnesota Pipers.
The team was not financially successful there, either, and returned to Pittsburgh after one season in Minnesota, albeit with almost none of their former success.
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I was born and raised in Pittsburgh for over 35 years.
The retractible dome at the ICK GLUE probably was used only a hand full of times in all of the years that the buiding has been there.
Pittsburgh has the best baseball park and one of the best football venues in all of sports.
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 Pittsburgh Condors - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Pittsburgh Pipers were a professional basketball team in the original American Basketball Association.
They began when the ABA did in 1967 and won the league's first championship at the end of the 1967-68 season.
The team was not financially successful there, either, and returned to Pittsburgh after one season in Minnesota, albeit with almost none of their former success.
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 Basketball Digest: One season of glory - Flashback: the Pittsburgh Pipers - Illustration
One Pipers game that season was delayed while their jerseys came back from the dry cleaners.
Pittsburgh was 11-12 when it got Art Heyman in a trade from the Americans for Barry Leibowitz.
In the 1968 ABA playoffs, the Pipers swept the Indiana Pacers in three games and defeated the Minnesota Muskies in five, but met their match in the Finals.
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 Search Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He was a star catcher for the Washington Senators (1886-89) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (1891-94).
After starring as an All-American quarterback at the Univ. of Pittsburgh, he joined (1983) the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League and was the NFL Rookie of the Year.
It is primarily residential with a major new shopping mall, spurred by the suburban growth in the Pittsburgh area.
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 The Civic Arena (Mellon Arena) History 1961 - Present
Pittsburgh Mayor Joseph M. Barr and Hornets owner John Harris (founder of the Ice Capades) made the skating show the feature act of the Civic Arena’s grand opening on September 19, 1961.
In February 1967, the Igloo would inspire the name of the Pittsburgh Penguins who were granted an NHL expansion team to replace the AHL Hornets, who played their last game in the arena on April 30, 1967, when they beat Buffalo in the Calder Cup Final.
On April 30, 1967, Pittsburgh finished the sweep of two-time defending champion Rochester Americans in the Calder Cup Finals after Billy Harris scored :26 seconds into overtime in what would be the last goal in Pittsburgh Hornets’ history.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The Pittsburgh Condors were a professional basketball team in the original American Basketball Association, playing under that name from 1970 through 1972.
The Condors started life as the Pittsburgh Pipers, one of the ABA's inaugural franchises in 1967, and won the league's first championship at the end of the 1967-68 season.
The team changed its name from the Pittsburgh Pipers to the Pittsburgh Condors prior to the season; the name derived from a contest to name the team.
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 Gannon University - Athletics
Sixteen members of the Gannon University basketball family have advanced to the professional level.
Cal Graham and Jim Harding were the pioneers, both involved with the Pittsburgh Pipers of the American Basketball Association.
Harding, the Golden Knight head coach from 1963-67, served as head coach of the Pipers, while Graham was a member of the Pipers after playing at Gannon from 1965-67.
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Pittsburgh Stadium Authority approves final plans and specifications for the 52,000-seat stadium on the Northside that could be built for $28,000,000.
Mayor Barr imposes a five-day curfew for Pittsburgh.
Historic Pittsburgh is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library.
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 Minnesota Muskies
The Pittsburgh Pipers, who had gotten off to a slow start, went on a 15-game winning streak in December and early January.
Just prior to the opening of the series with the Pipers, the Muskies announced that Vern Mikkelsen, who with Mikan and Pollard had given the Lakers the greatest front line in the NBA in the 1950s, would replace Holman.
Back in Pittsburgh, the Pipers finished it off, winning 115-105 to advance to the final round, in which they beat New Orleans to become the American Basketball Association champions.
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 One season of glory - Flashback: the Pittsburgh Pipers - Illustration Basketball Digest - Find Articles
Pittsburgh was 11-12 when it got Art Heyman in a trade from the Americans for Barry Leibowitz.
In the 1968 ABA playoffs, the Pipers swept the Indiana Pacers in three games and defeated the Minnesota Muskies in five, but met their match in the Finals.
The Pipers had to win Game 6 in New Orleans to force a seventh game in Pittsburgh on May 4, 1968--35 years ago this month.
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 Mellon Arena
It seems that Pittsburgh's Civic Light Opera, which had been playing at the University of Pittsburgh Football Stadium, was tired of having its performances rained out.
The "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" began referring to it as the Civic Arena and the title stuck.
The first hockey team in the Civic Arena was not the Penguins, but the Pittsburgh Hornets, an AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings which had relocated from nearby Duquesne Gardens.
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 Mellon Arena
It seems that Pittsburgh's Civic Light Opera, which had been playing at the University of Pittsburgh Football Stadium, was tired of having its performances rained out.
The "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" began referring to it as the Civic Arena and the title stuck.
The first hockey team in the Civic Arena was not the Penguins, but the Pittsburgh Hornets, an AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings which had relocated from nearby Duquesne Gardens.
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 The Hawk!
In the inaugural season of the American Basketball Association, Hawkins was named league MVP after leading the Pittsburgh Pipers to their only league title while averaging 26.8 ppg and 13.5 rpg.
The Pipers moved back to Pittsburgh for the 1969-70 season (and changed their name to the Condors the season after that), but the Hawk was about to fly to greener pastures.
So he jumped at a chance to sign with the Pittsburgh Pipers, who gave him a $5,000 bonus, a $15,000 salary for the first year and $25,000 for the second, with the option of becoming a total free agent at the end of the second season.
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 Minnesota Pipers
The Pipers, like the Muskies, had played before a near-empty arena in Pittsburgh even though they had won the ABA title and produced the league’s Most Valuable Player in Connie Hawkins.
With the Pipers, he led the league with a scoring average of 26.8 points per game and was second in rebounding and shooting percentage and fourth in assists.
The Pipers, as well as the entire league, had been hurt by the injuries to Hawkins and Barry that prevented the two from appearing against each other; despite that, there was hope for the future as the ABA teams were banding together in an attempt to lure Lew Alcindor of UCLA for the following season.
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The Pittsburgh Pipers were a part of the inaugural season of the ABA.
The Pipers drew a sorry attendance average of 3200 fans per game but did set an ABA single game attendance record with 12300 fans showing up for a game vs the Minnesota Muskies.
The Pipers main attendance competition were the first year Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL who drew an average of over 7000 fans per game.
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 Basketball Memorabilia & Autographs - auctionscc.com
The Pipers were a charter member of the ABA, which debuted in 1967-68.
Playing as the Pipers in 1967-68 and 1969-70, Pittsburgh was a charter member of the American Basketball Association.
Based on a contest among Pittsburgh area residents, the owners renamed the team the Condors for the 1970-71 season.
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 Remember the ABA: Pittsburgh Condors
The Pittsburgh Pipers were part of the ABA's 1967-68 inaugural season.
The Pipers' move to Minnesota was a disaster in all respects.
Needless to say, Pittsburgh residents were more than a little annoyed with the situation - many of the team's former fans viewed the ABA as a "mickey mouse" operation, and wanted nothing more to do with the league.
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 Boston.com / News / Nation / Obituaries in the news
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Tom "Trooper" Washington, a member of the American Basketball Association's first championship team and coach of the ABA's Pennsylvania Pit Bulls, has died.
Washington, a 6-foot-7 Philadelphia native, was drafted in the fifth round of the 1967 NBA draft by the Cincinnati Royals, now the Sacramento Kings.
The Pipers reached the playoffs and beat the New Orleans Buccaneers in the finals.
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 Piper's Pub - Pittsburgh, PA, 15203-1708 - Citysearch
College kids and middle-aged adults have plenty to eat while imbibing their pints of Guinness, as the menu features shepherd's pie, bangers and mash, and fish and chips.
Loved the fact there the music is understated, reminds me of being back home in London where Pubs are places to chat, meet friends and have a laugh without competing with loud Techno shite.
Piper's Pub has a great selection of wonderful food and an even better selection of drinks.
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 watch112399
The pipers and drummers - in short supply around the country just as are some other groups of highly skilled workers - negotiated wage increases that pushed their cost up 25 percent this year.
The one-time cost of hiring 11 pipers rose 25 percent from last year to $1,474.20 while hiring 12 drummers for a one-time gig was also up 25 percent from last year to $1,587.05.
As for the 10 lords-a-leaping, they were a bit more restrained in their wage demands, asking only for a 3 percent increase and bringing the cost of hiring them to dance one time to $3,537.
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 Western Pennsylvania's Top 100 sports figures of the 20th Century
Left Pittsburgh in 1977 to return to his alma mater, Tennessee, where he was a star running back in the mid-1950s, finishing second in the 1956 Heisman Trophy voting.
Native of Pittsburgh's North Side, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1964 for his contributions to the growth of the National Football League and the Steelers.
A Pittsburgh native who played at St. Justin's High, he was cut by the Steelers in training camp after being drafted in the ninth round out of Louisville in 1956.
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 Piper's Pub User Reviews - Pittsburgh, PA 15203-1708 - Citysearch
The complaints against Piper's Pub tend to be that it is crowded and smoky.
So - the county voters are tkaing care of the smoky part, and the crowded part is because this is a cool place with good food and good beer.
What you will not get at Pipers is a cheap beer and a lot of room for your friends.
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 Charlie Williams (basketball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A 6’0” guard from Seattle University, he played in the American Basketball Association (which later merged with the NBA) in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The highlight of his career occurred in 1968, when he teamed with Connie Hawkins to lead the Pittsburgh Pipers to the ABA Championship.
He retired in 1973 with 6,020 total points and a career scoring average of 16.2 points per game.
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 The Basketball Dept.
The Minnesota Pipers were a member of the ABA for one season...
The franchise began its existence as the Pittsburgh Pipers in the ABA's first season and that team won the league's first championship in the 1967-1968 season.
The team then returned to Pittsburgh to play as the Pittsburgh Pipers in the 1969-1970 season and then as the Pittsburgh Condors from 1970 through 1972.
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 NEPA News
Instead, he joined the Pittsburgh Pipers during the American Basketball Association's inaugural season in 1967-1968, playing alongside Hawkins.
The Pipers reached the playoffs and beat the New Orleans Buccaneers to take the ABA Championship after trailing in the series 3-2.
He played for the Pipers for two more seasons as the team moved to Minnesota and back to Pittsburgh.
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 Remember the ABA: Pittsburgh/Minnesota Pipers
Three major reasons for the Pipers' initial success were Connie Hawkins (future Hall of Famer), Charlie Williams, and Chico Vaughn.
After their third year, the Pipers stayed in Pittsburgh but became the "Condors," one of the least successful teams in ABA history.
It was hard to have many fans left after the team deserted Pittsburgh the year that it won the championship, and then came back two years later with its tail between its legs.
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 Pennsylvania Historical Resource Survey Form - Narrative Sheet
(cite March 26, 1987 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) The dome is one of Pittsburgh’s signatures, according to architect David Lewis.
This facility is a testament to an era of Pittsburgh’s Renaissance and an example of technological achievement that is unparalleled today.
Clearly, the Civic Arena is a unique landmark that identifies Pittsburgh and its steel heritage, worthy of historic designation and preservation.
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