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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
By United Press International

Steelers, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger deny trade report

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Sunday denied a report the team will consider entertaining trade offers for him in the off-season.

Steelers defensive great L.C. Greenwood dies at 67

LONDON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end L.C. Greenwood, a six-time Pro Bowl pick, has died at age 67, the team announced Sunday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
By United Press International

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Duke new No. 1 in Coaches' poll ... Sanchez reaches deal with Detroit Tigers ... Edwards sued for child support again ... Dan Rooney returns as Steelers' chairman ... Sports news from United Press International.
Dan Rooney returns as Steelers' chairman

Dan Rooney returns as Steelers' chairman

ARLINGTON, Texas, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Dan Rooney said he is returning as chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers, after resigning as U.S. ambassador to Ireland.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.
By United Press International

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Djokovic withdraws from China Open ... Young tops Garcia-Lopez in Thailand ... Four lead at Alfred Dunhill Links ... Pittsburgh to name street for Chuck Noll ... Sports news from United Press International.
Pittsburgh to name street for Chuck Noll

Pittsburgh to name street for Chuck Noll

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A street in the North Shore area of Pittsburgh will be named for former Steelers coach Chuck Noll who took the team to four Super Bowl wins, officials said.
'Steelerettes' unlikely to return

'Steelerettes' unlikely to return

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A woman who served on the Pittsburgh Steelers' defunct cheerleading squad in the 1960s said she doesn't expect cheerleaders to return to the team anytime soon.

Report: Offer to buy Steelers shares nixed

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Billionaire businessman Stanley Druckenmiller has withdrawn his offer to buy into the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Steelers shareholders nearing decision

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Four brothers who own shares in the Pittsburgh Steelers may soon decide who will buy their stakes in the NFL team, family members say.

Some Steeler owners trying to sell shares

PITTSBURGH, July 8 (UPI) -- Members of the Rooney family are reportedly trying to sell their shares in the Pittsburgh Steelers either to relatives or outsiders.

Former Steelers analyst Myron Cope dies

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame broadcaster Myron Cope died Wednesday at the age of 79 of heart failure, respiratory problems and a bout with pneumonia.

Steelers to stick with natural grass

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers confirmed Monday they will stick with "natural grass" at Heinz Field next season.
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Art Rooney
Art Rooney II of the Pittsburgh Steelers announces that Mike Tomlin will be the next head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The announcement was made at the Steelers complex on the southside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 22, 2007. (UPI Photo/Stephen Gross)

Arthur Joseph "Art" Rooney, Sr. (January 27, 1901 – August 25, 1988), often referred to as "The Chief", was the founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers American football franchise in the National Football League.

Rooney's great-grandparents, James and Mary Rooney, were Irish Catholics who immigrated from Newry in County Down, Northern Ireland to Canada during the Irish potato famine in the 1840s. While living in Montreal, the Rooney's had a son, Arthur (who would become the grandfather of the subject of this article). James and Mary later moved back to the British Isles, not to Ireland, but settling in Ebbw Vale, Wales, where the iron industry was flourishing, taking their son Arthur, then 21, with them. This Arthur Rooney married an Irish girl, Catherine Regan, (who was also Irish Catholic) in Wales and they had a son Dan. Two years after Dan Rooney was born, the family immigrated back to Canada and eventually end up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1884. Along the way the family grew to include nine children of which Dan was the second.

Dan Rooney remained in the Pittsburgh area, and eventually opened a saloon in the Monongahela Valley coal town of Coulter, Pennsylvania (or Coultersville). This is where Dan Rooney met and wed Margaret "Maggie" Murray, who was the daughter of a coal miner, and where the couple's first son, Art, was born. Dan and Maggie would eventually settle their family in Pittsburgh's North Side in 1913 where they bought a three story building at the corner of Corey Street and General Robinson Street. Dan operated a cafe and saloon out of the first floor with the family living above. The building was located just a block from Exposition Park, which had been home to the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team until 1909.

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