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Seniors should be careful with drug discount cards

By Attorney General Jerry Pappert Lately, newspaper headlines have been filled with information about the new Medicare-approved Drug Discount Cards. Some of the articles warn against drug card scams that have been reported in various parts of the...

 

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

NOTICE TO BIDDERS MOUNT OLIVER BOROUGH ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA sealed Proposals will be received by Mt. Oliver Borough, 150 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210 for the sale of the following real property, owned by the Borough of Mt....

 

Wagner pushes for insurance companies to cover some cancer screenings

Mandating insurance coverage for colonoscopy screenings will save thousands of lives, as well as thousands of dollars in surgical procedures, according to state Sen. Jack Wagner. As Democratic Chair of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee, Wagn...

 

County wants volunteers for Medical Reserve Corps.

The Allegheny County Health Department is recruiting active and retired medical and health-allied professionals for a voluntary Medical Reserve Corps. “We want to create a group of volunteers who have the appropriate credentials and would be traine...

 

Free produce added to WIC program benefits

The Allegheny County Health Department is offering women and children enrolled in its Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental food program free produce this summer and fall through the Pennsylvania Farmers Market Nutrition Program. In...

 

Local students earn PSU degrees

Four South Pittsburgh residents earned degrees from Pennsylvania State University this spring. They are: Brian J. Anderson, MBA in Business Administration; Lisa M. McComb, BS, Secondary Education; Leon U. Reynolds, BS, Premedicine; and, Lauren M....

 

Schaffstall graduates from PSU

Corrie Lynn Schaffstall graduated from the Pennsylvania State University on May 15 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration. She earned a medal from Schreyer's Honor College for academic excellence. Schaffstall is...

 

Bishop Leonard teacher honored with Golden Apple

Ten elementary and two secondary teachers from the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh were honored with a Golden Apple Award for excellence in performance at a presentation on June 1 at the Westin Convention Center Hotel. Bishop Donald W. Wuerl...

 

Former St. Casimir coach Gus Krop honored at dinner

Recently, 200 special guests assembled to pay tribute and celebrate Coach Gus Krop's 87th birthday at the main campus of Robert Morris University in Moon Township. The Charles Sewell Auditorium was filled with people from all walks of life to honor...

 

PHEAA extends deadline for military personel to apply for Armed Forces Loan Forgiveness

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Association has extended the deadline for a loan forgiveness program for military personnel who served in the aftermath of September 11. The Armed Forces Loan Forgiveness Program will now end June 30,...

 

District releases details for school graduations

Graduation exercises for the Pittsburgh Public Schools' special and secondary schools will take place between June 11 and June 20 as follows: • Conroy Education Center, June 11 at 9:30 a.m., at the school. • Pioneer Education Center, June 14 at...

 

Dylan Vitone photos at Silver Eye

Silver Eye Center for Photography will present Fellowship 2004: Photographs by Dylan Vitone, an exhibition of photographs selected by juror Tom E. Hinson, curator of photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, through August 21. The exhibit will...

 

Graduates to get voter registration with their high school diploma

Pennsylvania's high school graduates will receive two important documents as they embark on the new lives: a diploma and a voter registration card. “The Class of 2004 will be the first to receive voter registration cards from the Department of...

 

Carrick library planning a summer full of activities

Beginning June 15 kids and their families can explore trails of all kinds through programs, books and activities at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Carrick location. The 2004 Summer Reading program, “Discover New Trails @ Your Library”...

 

Fun science activities planned for elementary school students at South Side Branch library

Calling all kids entering grades 2-6. If you enjoy science class, then come to the South Side Branch Library to extend your science knowledge into the summer. Beginning Monday, June 21 through Thursday, June 24, the Carnegie Science Center will...

 

Library kicks off summer reading

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-South Side is getting ready to begin the Summer Reading Program. The Summer Reading Extravaganza kicks off on Sunday, June 13 from noon to 5 p.m. at CLP-Main in Oakland. The program is open to young people from...

 

Skills for Success workshops help families reach personal goals

The month of May provided a series of valuable opportunities for South Pittsburgh residents who attended the Skills for Success workshops sponsored by the Brashear Association. Each Wednesday during the month, a new topic was examined to help...

 

City prepares to host 2005 senior games

For the next year, athletes, organizers and volunteers will be counting down to the 2005 Summer National Senior Games — The Senior Olympics that will be held in Pittsburgh on June 3-18, 2005. The games will mark the10th anniversary of the biennial...

 

Reading is Fundamental Program makes an impact at Phillips School

Phillips Elementary School has developed a long relationship with Reading is Fundamental over the years. Together they established the Phillips' RIF Program. Although RIF stands for Reading is...

 

Ricciardi proposes Downtown parking lot

City Council President Gene Ricciardi has sent a letter to Mayor Tom Murphy and County Chief Executive Dan Onorato suggesting that the unused parcel of land on Ross Street, between 3rd and 4th avenues, now be used for additional downtown parking. The...

 

Beth Marcello leaves the SSLDC with a song

Beth Marcello (center) enjoys a singing telegram at her last South Side Local Development Company Board meeting on May 19, along with Roberta Stackawitz, David Morgan and Rick Belloli. At the...

 

Registrations accepted now for Bon Air

Bon Air Elementary School is currently accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2004-2005 school year. Children must be 5 years old by September 1 to enroll. Parents should bring a birth certificate, immunization record, the child's social...

 

Genesis House combines counseling, bargains with New Beginnings thrift store in Overbrook

One of Genesis House's first tenants in 1983 was a pregnant 12-year-old who was dropped off with all her belongings and a “she's yours” farewell. The baby was adopted and the girl, who eventually...

 
 By David Assad    Front Page    June 8, 2004

Wheatley urges residents to ‘Keep the Faith' when combating crime, drugs

State representative Jake Wheatley expressed some very powerful words at the Greater Beltzhoover Inter-Agency Network's 30th meeting May 27 at the St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Orchard Place in Knoxville. It was the organization's first meeting in six...

 

Memorial Day 2004

Placing a wreath at the 30th Ward Knoxville War Service Honor Roll were Charles Krebs, VFW Post 456, Officer of the Day for the South Side Hill Top Memorial Day Committee, Honorary Chairperson Col....

 

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