Articles from the December 29, 2008 edition

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 By David Assad    Front Page    December 29, 2008  
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    December 29, 2008  
 News    December 29, 2008

Local Muay Thai fighter wins world championship

 Muay Thai fighter Mark DeLuca of Pittsburgh, won the Thai Boxing Association-Sanctioning Authority (TBA-SA) Superlightweight World Championship in November in Des Moines, Iowa. DeLuca defeated Raul Llopis, formally of Cuba now living and training...

 Meetings    December 29, 2008

Public meeting concerns allowing LED billboards

Last summer considerable controversy arose when Lamar attempted to place a LED advertising sign (electronic billboard) on the new Grant Street Transportation Center. As a result of that controversy, city Councilman Ricky Burgess, working with the...

 News    December 29, 2008

Ecycle your used electronic equipment

After your family has opened the new computers, I-phones, DVD players and televisions, what happens with the old stuff? Donating used (but still operating) electronics for reuse extends the lives of valuable products and keeps them out of the waste s...

 News    December 29, 2008

City recycling Christmas trees

City residents have an opportunity to keep their Christmas trees out of landfills when the Holiday Season is finished. Christmas trees may be recycled throughout January at the Public Works Recycling Drop-off Centers of: East End, North Dallas Ave....

 News    December 29, 2008

School board establishes performance goals

The Pittsburgh Board of Education has approved Year Four Performance Goals for Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Mark Roosevelt. The superintendent's Year Four Performance Goals are designed to support the district's Excellence for All...

 News    December 29, 2008

Allegheny County launches crime victim notification network

A new automated notification system to help victims of crime track the status of an offender housed in the Allegheny County Jail is now in place. Pennsylvania Statewide Automated Victim Information & Notification, also known as PA SAVIN, allows...

 News    December 29, 2008

Record fee structure set in place

Citizens will pay between 10¢ and 25¢ per page for public records under a fee structure established by the new Office of Open Records, executive director Terry Mutchler has announced. The Right-To-Know law, signed by Gov. Edward G. Rendell on...

 News    December 29, 2008

IRS updates Website designed to help small businesses with forms

Two new IRS products make it easier for small businesses and the self-employed to locate the information they need on the IRS's official Web site, These new products are part of a year-long campaign at