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Articles from the July 8, 2008 edition

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 Front Page    July 8, 2008

Congressman in Carrick

U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle shakes hands with third grade student Timothy Williams while Kyeir Hurt, Richard Jetter-Hunt and Derrick Hodges wait their turn to meet with the Congressman. Rep. Doyle was at...

 Opinion    July 8, 2008

The importance of Phillips

A number of community partners worked to pull together a great day at Pittsburgh Phillips K-5 on Saturday, June 28.  The event, a children's play and other activities for children, was held in conjunction with the festivities surrounding the...

 Opinion    July 8, 2008

Who stole South Side Hospital?

Who stole South Side Hospital? South Side Hospital opened its doors in 1892. The hospital was purchased by UPMC in 1996. Prior to UPMC's acquisition of Mercy Hospital, UPMC South Side physician staff members were promised that the hospital would...

 News    July 8, 2008

Resurrection summer festival

The Church of the Resurrection in Brookline will celebrate its annual Fun Flair Festival from Wednesday, July 9 through Saturday, July 12, 7-11 p.m. nightly. Full course dinners are available for purchase from 4-7 p.m. along with homemade pierogies,...

 News    July 8, 2008

Science Center upgrades Henry Buhl Observatory

Attendees to Carnegie Science Center's July 4th VIP Extravaganza were the first visitors to experience a newly upgraded Henry Buhl, Jr. Observatory, a dedicated astronomy education space, and a digital connection between the rooftop observatory and...

 News    July 8, 2008

Saint Joseph High School reunion

Saint Joseph's High School (Mount Oliver) is planning a reunion for October 25 for anyone who attended from 1968 to 1973. For more information contact Deb Willig at 412-892-8577 or email stjoesreunion@

 News    July 8, 2008

Summer Vacation Bible School in S. Side July 14-18

The South Side Presbyterian Church's Co-Creators Summer Week Vacation Bible School will be July 14-18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 4 to 16 years are welcome. This year's theme is a beach party, Surfin' Through the Scriptures featuring stories, crafts,...

 Kids    July 8, 2008

Girl Scout program on Hilltop

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania will provide short term programs beginning Tuesday July 8 through July 29, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Arlington Recreational Center. There will be another program provided on Thursdays from July 10 through July 31...

 News    July 8, 2008

Area students earn CU honors

Two South Pittsburgh residents earned Dean's List honors at Clarion University for the second semester of the 2007-08 school year. They are Lauren M. Fletcher and Jessica A. Link....

 News    July 8, 2008

SRU graduates two from area

Two area students were among those graduating from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania at spring commencement where Helen C. Sobehart, president of Cardinal Stritch University and an SRU graduate, delivered the commencement address. Those with...

 News    July 8, 2008

Willkomm graduates from IUP

Evan J. Willkomm has graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in physics/education. He was a recipient in 2007 of the Daniel L. Reiber Scholarship from IUP's Physics Department and at commencement was designated a Provost...

 News    July 8, 2008

Caitlin Kegley enrolls at ONU

Caitlin M. Kegley, daughter of Nancy McKay of South Side Flats, has enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio Northern University for the 2008-09 school year. As a freshman she will major...

 News    July 8, 2008

Mackenzie Barrett to attend Penn State

Mackenzie M. Barrett is a 2008 graduate of Pittsburgh Carrick High School. He was Salutarian of the 2008 class with a weighted GPA of 4.21, graduating with high honors. He earned the Superintendent's...

 Service News    July 8, 2008

Daniel J. Miles

Air Force Reserve Airman Daniel J. Miles has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force...

 Health    July 8, 2008

Health Dept. offering free immunization for upcoming school year

The Allegheny County Health Department will hold a free immunization clinic on Wednesday, July 9, from 1 to 7 p.m., for students from kindergarten through 12th grade to get vaccinations needed for the upcoming school year. The clinic, at the Health...

 Health    July 8, 2008

County will inspect gas station pumps to ensure pollution control devices work

The Allegheny County Health Department is inspecting gasoline stations to make sure air pollution control devices on their pumps are properly maintained and operated. About half of the 140 gasoline stations in the county equipped with vapor recovery...

 News    July 8, 2008

Rep. Wheatley wins approval for report on after-school programs

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Pittsburgh, has won committee approval for his proposal to commission a report on the availability of and need for after-school programs in Pennsylvania. Rep. Wheatley's resolution (H.R. 824) would direct the nonpartisan...

 News    July 8, 2008

New mimimum wage guidelines now into effect for Pennsylvania workers

State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) is reminding workers and employers that the final step in Pennsylvania's phased-in minimum wage took effect July 1. The minimum wage rose to $7.15 for virtually all Pennsylvania workers after two years of...

 News    July 8, 2008

Annual St. Basil Parish Festival

Saint Basil's annual Parish Festival will be July 21-26 from 7-11 p.m. The festival features entertainment nightly, a bake sale, huge flea market, amusement rides, great food including funnel cake, and fun for all ages. The church is at 1735...

 News    July 8, 2008

Farmers' Market coming to Mt. Oliver for summer

Beginning Friday, July 11 the Farmers Market on Wheels will be at 329 Brownsville Road (Pittsburgh Christian Fellowship's parking lot) from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on alternate Fridays. Successive dates will be July 25, August 8 and 22, and Sept. 5. This...

 Meetings    July 8, 2008

UPMC officials at Planning Forum

UPMC South Side will make a presentation before the South Side Planning Forum on Tuesday, July 15, at 5:30 p.m. about the planned closing of the hospital. The meeting, at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street, is the joint July/August meeting of...


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