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Articles from the December 28, 2004 edition

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 News    December 28, 2004

Seniors aren't the only ones who have to live on a fixed income

Fixed incomes are usually associated with senior citizens who rely on social security or pension checks that remain constant each month. However, many others live with an income that stays the same from year to year, especially when they don't get...

 
 News    December 28, 2004

Take precautions to avoid frozen water pipes

With winter closing in, Pennsylvania American Water reminds its customers to winterize their pipes and meters to prevent them from freezing and bursting. “Frozen pipes and meters can damage homes and be inconvenient and expensive to repair,”...

 
 Service News    December 28, 2004

Veterans urged to look into college education benefits

State Senator Jay Costa, Jr. is urging military veterans to look into numerous programs aimed at helping them obtain a college education and other services. “With so many service men and women overseas during this holiday season, it is important...

 
 News    December 28, 2004

County offers required protection course for food industry workers at winter session

The Allegheny County Health Department has scheduled its winter food protection certification courses for food industry workers. The two-day course will be offered January 11 and 18 at Charles Morris Nursing Home in Squirrel Hill; January 22 and 29...

 
 Health    December 28, 2004

New year brings changes to PACE ID requirements

Effective January 1, PACE and PACENET will no longer require age, residence and income documentation to be included with an application submitted to the program. Seniors will only need to certify that they have reported complete and accurate...

 
 By Al Lowe    Obituaries    December 28, 2004

Jack Schultz, neighborhood leader, conscientious public servant

By Al Lowe Contributing Writer Most people who knew John L. “Jack” Schultz also knew his golden retrievers, Abbey and Haley. He would walk the dogs through his Arlington neighborhood and would notice problems that needed to be corrected. Mr. Schu...

 
 News    December 28, 2004

Annual Polish Christmas concert

The Karuzela Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Donald Mushalko, will present its annual Polish Christmas concert at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Polish Hill, on Saturday, Jan. 8 following the 4 p.m. Mass. The guest conductor will be Neil...

 
 News    December 28, 2004

Blood drive this week helps to bolster low holiday supply

The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Central Blood Bank encourage the public to give the gift of life this holiday season by donating blood at Mercy Hospital's Emergency Blood Drive. The drive will be held Thursday, Dec. 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30...

 
 Service News    December 28, 2004

Some changes for ex-POWs

If you are an ex-POW or the widow of one, the Veterans Administration may have new benefits for you. For more information call the Governor's Veterans Outreach and Assistance Center toll free at 1-800-442-6815 or 724-837-7988. The center serving...

 
 News    December 28, 2004

T'ai Chi course planned to begin in January on Hilltop

Hilltop Health Ministries Consortium is planning to offer another T'ai Chi course on Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon, beginning January 21 for 8 weeks. The cost would range between $25-$50 for the course, depending on the number of people registered....

 
 News    December 28, 2004

Exercise group for arthritis patients forming

Hilltop Health Ministry Consortium plans to offer a “People with Arthritis Can Exercise”(PACE) group beginning January 31 on Monday mornings 10-11 a.m. for 8 weeks. The classes will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church at 601 Brownsville Rd. These...

 
 News    December 28, 2004

Arlington council, block watch hold their first meetings of ‘05

The Arlington Civic Council and Block Watch will hold their first meetings of the new year on Monday, Jan. 3 at the Henry Kaufmann Center, corner of Fernleaf and Salisbury streets. The Arlington Block Watch will meet beginning at 6:15 p.m., the...

 
 Announcements    December 28, 2004

Voss's welcome new daughter

SFC Wayne and Kathleen Voss of Fort Huachuca, AZ and their daughter Micaela welcomed baby Maximilian Robert to their family on November 29. He weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz. Max is the grandson of Pat and the late Mickey Muehlbauer of South Side, and Wayne...

 
 News    December 28, 2004

Jason Koisor graduates from CU

Jason D. Koisor of South Side earned a BS in Business Administration, Finance at Clarion University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, Dec. 18. Ceremonies were held in Tippin Gymnasium at the university....

 
 News    December 28, 2004

Lauren Feeney, Pitt grad, begins work at Fed Ex

Lauren Feeney has graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Industrial Engineering in December with commencement following in April 2005. During this time she has worked as a co-op student at FedEx Ground in Robinson Township. She has...

 
 News    December 28, 2004

New Year's Mass schedule for St. John Vianney Parish

Saint John Vianney Parish will offer Masses for the convenience and devotion of parishioners during the New Year holidays according to the following schedule: Friday, Dec. 31 – 4 p.m. at Saint Joseph Church; 6 p.m. at Saint Henry. Saturday, Jan. 1...

 
 News    December 28, 2004

Coro Center earns gold for environmental design

The U.S. Green Building Council presented the Coro Center for Civic Leadership with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating award on Thursday, Dec. 16 at Coro's offices at 33 Terminal Way, South Side. Gold certification o...

 
 News    December 28, 2004

Sometimes the holiday spirit comes in form of neighbors

Joann Herman, organizer of the 29th Ward Carrick Block Watch, was losing her Christmas spirit last week. All the hustle and bustle of the holiday season was becoming overwhelming and to top it off, her Christmas tree complete with decorations had...

 
 By David Assad    Front Page    December 28, 2004

Boro increases taxes, takes aggressive action to prosecute scofflaws

Property taxes are going up from 11 to 12 mills in Mount Oliver borough in 2005. Council unanimously passed the rate increase during its Dec. 20 meeting as part of the municipal budget that was adopted for next year. The municipal spending plan for...