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Articles from the August 17, 2004 edition

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 Health    August 17, 2004

Exercise and a healthy diet: the ultimate successful weight loss program

By Attorney General Jerry Pappert Millions of Americans go on diets every year, making the weight loss industry a very lucrative business, but don't be fooled by fad diets and weight loss gimmicks; a healthy diet and consistent exercise are still...

 
 News    August 17, 2004

Pavlovich joins 84 lumber as new inventory manager

84 Lumber Company, the nation's largest privately held supplier of building materials, recently hired Jill Pavlovich, a 1995 graduate of Carrick High School and California University of Pennsylvania...

 
 Service News    August 17, 2004

Robert C. Meussner Jr.

Second Lieut. Robert C. Meussner Jr., son of Carrick residents Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meussner Sr., recently received a Pennsylvania Army National Guard Commission in the Military Police Corps. A four-year scholarship winner, Lieut. Meussner earned his...

 
 Service News    August 17, 2004

Alycia L. Siters

Army National Guard Pfc. Alycia L. Siters has graduated from the power-generation equipment repairer advanced individual training (AIT) course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md. During AIT, the soldier was trained to perform unit, direct...

 
 News    August 17, 2004

Ruffings wed 50 years

Don and Irene Ruffing of Bethel Park celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 14 at a surprise party hosted by their family. The Ruffings, semi-retired from the family business, Ruffing...

 
 News    August 17, 2004

Gerstackers celebrates 70th

Catherine and George Gerstacker Sr., formerly of the South Side will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Aug. 18. The couple has three children, Ronald (Dorothy); Carol DeAngeles and George Jr (Roberta), all of the Pittsburgh area. There are...

 
 News    August 17, 2004

KUFA will take your old car

The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America is making an appeal to area residents to finally get rid of that used car, truck, or van that has been taking up extra space in their driveway all summer. The foundation will pick up vehicles, in running...

 
 News    August 17, 2004

PRC Sept. collection will take hard to recycle items

Pennsylvania Resources Council, in collaboration with Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, will host its final 2004 collection event for hard to recycle/dispose of materials Saturday, Sept. 18. In addition to accepting large appliances, tires, latex...

 
 News    August 17, 2004

RIS planning walkathon to raise funding

Sunday, Oct. 17, Radio Information Service, a nonprofit radio station that broadcasts the reading of print material to blind and visually impaired people 24-hours daily, will sponsor the 2004 Patti Burns Memorial Walkathon as a fundraiser for the...

 
 Health    August 17, 2004

Blood drive at Mercy Hospital

The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Central Blood Bank are hosting a one-day blood drive on Thursday, Sept. 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Sister M. Ferdinand Clark Auditorium-Side B at Mercy Hospital, 1400 Locust St., Uptown. The blood drive is...

 
 News    August 17, 2004

ACT launches Website to help students

ACT has launched http://www.actstudent.org a new website for students taking the college admissions exam. The new site features information that changes according to the needs the student has during the school year. “Students need clear...

 
 News    August 17, 2004

Iconography class beginning at St. John the Baptist Church

Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh's Office of Religious Education is offering a course dedicated to the study and technique of Iconography at Saint John the Baptist Church, 1720 Jane Street, South Side. The Icon Studio: Writing the Icon,...

 
 News    August 17, 2004

Kids get a chance to Discover South Side this summer

How many people know there was a South Side stop on the Underground Railroad? How many can find a “green” building on the South Side? For the kids who participated in Discover South Side, a summer enrichment program of The Brashear Association,...

 
 News    August 17, 2004

Polish council visits City Council

City Council President Pro Tem Jim Motznik and Council President Gene Ricciardi hosted a Polish Delegation in Council Chambers Aug. 5, explaining aspects of how the City of Pittsburgh Council...

 
 News    August 17, 2004

Pittsburgh Zoning Board schedules four hearings of local interest

Pittsburgh's Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled four public hearings of interest to South Pittsburgh residents for Thursday, Aug. 19 in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone case...

 
 Real Estate    August 17, 2004

Real Estate Transactions for Week of 8/17/04

16th Ward Arlene Behers to Michael and Ruth Ann Woods at 2118 Eccles St. for $18,000. Kimberly Harr to Ingomar L.P. at 319 Flack St. for $3,135 by sheriff's deed. Sylvia Lebron to Richard and Elizabeth Perallo at 1326 Sterling St. for $51,000. 17th W...

 
 News    August 17, 2004

Goodwill employment programs certified by CARF

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has awarded a three-year accreditation to Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh and its affiliate, Goodwill Industries of Fayette County, for several of the organizations' employment...

 
 News    August 17, 2004

Open house will outline proposals for improving routes 51, 88 intersection

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will hold an open house meeting to introduce the public to and ask for comment on planned improvements for the intersection of state routes 51 and 88. The open house will take place on Thursday, Aug. 26,...

 
 Front Page    August 17, 2004

The Reporter adjusts office hours

Office hours for The South Pittsburgh Reporter will be taking a break for the foreseeable future. The Reporter's office hours until further notice will be as follows: Mondays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to Noon; Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;...

 
 By Jason Greiner    Front Page    August 17, 2004

Student Conservation Corp work to clean up Mount Washington trails

For each of the last four years, the regional branch of a non-profit organization called the Student Conservation Association has been taking steps to preserve the environment in local parks and naturally scenic settings. Every summer since the year...

 
 By Margaret Smyka    Front Page    August 17, 2004

Block watch looks for ways to open senior center

Ideas for raising enough money to reopen and operate the St. Clair Athletic Association/Caliguiri Hall seniors center was the focus of last week's 16th Ward Block Watch meeting in Arlington. The...

 
 Front Page    August 17, 2004

Say Cheese!

Nancy McGee, president of UPMC South Side, and State Representative Harry Readshaw make time for a piece of cheesecake at the grand opening party at the Cheesecake Factory in the South Side Works....