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Articles from the December 14, 2004 edition

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 Service News    December 14, 2004

Veterans Ctr. changes rules for Viet vets

The Governor's Veterans Outreach and Assistance Center reports that the Veterans Administration is setting new rules for Vietnam Veterans with diabetes. For more information call toll free at 1-800-442-6815 or 724-837-7988. The center serving...

 
 News    December 14, 2004

Take a few extra steps to help reduce trash during holidays

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and the New Year than during any other time of the year. The extra waste amounts to 25 million tons. There are simple steps to...

 
 By Roberta Smith    Obituaries    December 14, 2004

Jo Ann Salopek, longtime South Side advocate

Jo Ann Salopek's picture will never appear on a Wheaties box, but to the hundreds of South Siders whose lives she touched during nearly 40 years of community concern, she was a true champion. Mrs....

 
 News    December 14, 2004

Fire risk in the home is greater during the winter

According to the National Fire Protection Association, four out of seven home fires occur during the months of December, January and February, and using candles and overloading electrical circuits cause about half of these fires. The American Red...

 
 News    December 14, 2004

Achieva honors volunteers for service to the disabled community

Achieva recently hosted the 2004 Volunteer Awards of Excellence at the Sheraton, Station Square. The awards honor individuals, families, groups and organizations whose efforts improve the lives of people with disabilities. The recipients of this...

 
 News    December 14, 2004

Winners of South Side decorating contest

Hair Designs by Karen Greb, was the winner of the South Side Chamber of Commerce's Holiday Window Decorating Contest.  The East Carson Street hair stylist competed with almost 30 other businesses...

 
 News    December 14, 2004

South Side library has family fun

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-South Side will have the following upcoming programs in December: Preschool storytime occurs on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Children ages 3-6 are welcome to come and read stories, sing songs and make a craft during...

 
 News    December 14, 2004

Co-Creators Youth Club to present the Nativity story

The South Side Co-Creators Youth Club will present the Nativity story in their Christmas Celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the South Side Presbyterian Church. The public is welcome to join family and friends in Christmas carols and...

 
 News    December 14, 2004

Holiday ethnic food sale

Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church will hold its annual Christmas Food Sale on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 19 from noon to 3 p.m. Available will be holubky (stuffed cabbage), halusky (cabbage with...

 
 News    December 14, 2004

Campaign by district attorney will focus on elder abuse

BODY{FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, Sans-serif} Senior citizens in Allegheny County will benefit from a new campaign being launched to bring much-needed attention to the critical issue of elder abuse. This...

 
 News    December 14, 2004

Arlington Civic Council celebrates Christmas

Mary Lou Simon (above with microphone), president of the Arlington Civic Council, thanks the Board of Directors including Michele Balcer, Bobbie Stiefvater, Mike Carter, Jerry Alex, Mary Ann Alex, Al...

 
 News    December 14, 2004

It's a merry Christmas at the 29th Ward Carrick Block Watch

Gathering for a “team” photo were members of the Board of Directors of the 29th Ward Carrick Block Watch. The crime prevention organizations met at Larry's Road House for their annual Christmas...

 
 By David Assad    Front Page    December 14, 2004

Neighbors oppose proposed 54 ‘dorm' suites in South Side

The city Zoning Board of Adjustment, a quasi-judicial board, heard arguments pro and con for a proposed multi-suite residential facility on Sidney Street Dec. 9. The Board hearing took place at the Civic Building on Ross Street, Downtown. The...

 
 Front Page    December 14, 2004

On the first day of Christmas...

Theresa White (left) and JoAnn Herman lead the 29th Ward Carrick Block Watch it a rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas (complete with all the hand motions) at the organization's annual Christmas...