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Wednesday - September 4, 2013

| Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Herky Block, of Oakland, exchanges a greeting with Rabbi Aaron Bisno before the Erev Rosh Hashanah service at Rodef Shalom in Oakland on Wednesday. Sharing the bench with Block are Arlene Wiener (far left) and Yolanta Janczewska (center sitting) of Squirrel Hill.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Usher Richard Meritzer (center) exchanges a whispered word with his neighbor during the Erev Rosh Hashanah service at Rodef Shalom in Oakland on Wednesday.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Usher Richard Meritzer is bathed in a beam of light as he makes his way to his seat during the Erev Rosh Hashanah service at Rodef Shalom in Oakland on Wednesday.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Usher Mark Stone, 54, of Robinson Township, peaks through the synagogue door windows during the Erev Rosh Hashanah service at Rodef Shalom in Oakland on Wednesday.
Erica Dietz | Valley News Dispatch
(in foreground) Valley High School varsity football players Terrell Fields, Dylan Clarke, Marcus Davenport, and Demetrius Houser compete against Burrell High School players during a chicken wing-eating contest at Buffalo Bill's Roadhouse in New Kensington as a prelude for their big rivalry game Friday night. Each team was served 50 wings with Valley finishing first in less than 12 minutes.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Rabbi Aaron Bisno (back) watches as his wife and two sons light candles at the beginning of the Erev Rosh Hashanah service at Rodef Shalom in Oakland on Wednesday.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
The computer that runs a self-driving car is inlaid in the trunk of the CMU-designed project at the Pittsburgh International Airport on Wednesday. The carw looks much like any other 2011 Cadillac SRX, and relies on inputs from radars, lidars, and infrared cameras to merge, change lanes, maintain proper speed and relative distance to other cars, and follow other traffic rules and patterns without the help of a driver.
Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review
Jason Smathers (left), 32, and Jamie O'Neil, 33, both of Regent Square, were married Wednesday morning at the Square Cafe in Regent Square by Braddock Mayor John Fetterman. They are the ninth same-sex couple to be married by Fetterman.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent
Ringgold Maintenance workers Jim Beattie and Bill Barna maintain the area around the New Eagle War Memorial, that is on the Ringgold Administrative grounds on Wednesday September 4, 2013 in New Eagle.
Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh police try to piece together what happened in a vehicle on Bennett Street in Homewood Wednesday, September 4, 2013. A victim of a gun shot wound was transported to a local hospital and the shooter remains at large.
Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh police investigate a shooting that happened in a vehicle on Bennett Street in Homewood Wednesday, September 4, 2013. A victim was transported to a local hospital and the shooter remains at large.
Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review
'The Shady Dog' hot dog vendor John Spellman of Edgewood takes hot dog orders at Morrow Park on Aiken between Baum and Center Avenue Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Spellman sells hot dogs, kie?basa and vegan options at the location between Shadyside and Bloomfield Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sidney Davis | Tribune-Review
Thomas Dornan of Slippery Rock motors his boat to a pier at Moraine State Park with catfish he caught while fishing Lake Arthur on Wednesday September 4, 2013.
Evan R. Sanders | Daily Courier
With warm temperatures throughout the week leading up to Friday evening’s game, seniors Marissa Adams (left), a manager for Connellsville Area’s Falcon football team, and Nicole Brown, a weekday volunteer with the team, work to refill water bottles during football practice at Falcon Stadium on Wednesday. For more on Connellsville’s match-up against Gateway and other local game previews this week, see sports inside. September 4, 2013.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review
William Dillner, 9, of Irwin stretches for the ball while playing tennis with his older sister Alex,11, at the tennis court near Penglyn Field in Irwin on Wednesday. o
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Lead engineer Jarrod Snider, 33, of Jefferson cruises with the self-driving car during a demonstration near by Pittsburgh International Airport in Findlay on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. Snider is one of a slew of people working on the project at Carnegie Mellon University-General Motors Autonomous Driving Collaborative Research Lab. The screen in the back of the headrest shows how the car is reading inputs from radars, lidars and infrared cameras to maintain proper speed, distance from other cars and traffic signals.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Secretary of the PA Departement of Transportation Barry Schoch (center, in suit) is seen through the window of a self-driving car shaking the hands of team members from the Carnegie Mellon University-General Motors Autonomous Driving Collaborative Research Lab at Pittsburgh International Airport on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. Schoch and Rep. Bill Shuster rode in the autonomous car with team members as it completed a 33-mile drive from Cranberry to the airport. The car, which looks much like any other 2011 Cadillac SRX, relies on inputs from radars, lidars and infrared cameras to merge, change lanes, maintain proper speed and relative distance to other cars, and follow other traffic rules and patterns without the help of a driver. Such advances in technology are raising questions about how must evolve to address questions law enforcement and courts aren't equipped to handle.
Sean Stipp | Tribune-Review
A crew from JM Building & Remodeling Company of Latrobe installs a new roof on the First Baptist Church along Brinkerton Road in Hempfield on Wednesday.
Evan R. Sanders | Daily Courier
Oglevee Limited managers (from left ) Jennie Odroneic, Lisa Karwatsky and Bob Pilato look over potted chrysanthemums on sale to the general public at the Connellsville business. More than 6,000 mums will be sold for the fall season. On Saturday, Downtown Connellsville is sponsoring its 4th annual Mum Festival. Artisans and craft vendors will line Crawford Avenue. Entertainment will be featured.

Daily images from around the region by Trib Total Media staff photographers.

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