Articles from the August 3, 2004 edition

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Real Estate Transactions for Week of 8/3/04

16th Ward Horacio Perez to Robert Deasy at 79 23rd St. for $367,500. Anthony Dagostino to Antonio Nelson at 2127 Arlington Ave. for $45,000. Dolores Kitzinger to Michael and Sandra Kagan at 576 Becks Run Road for $56,550. Allegheny Commercial Propert...

 

With Olympics approaching, injuries rise as kids mimic athletes

All of these athletes did it: runner Florence Griffith Joyner in 1988, swimmer Matt Biondi that same year and in 1992, and gymnast Kerri Strug in 1996. By winning gold medals at the Summer Olympic Games and creating a stir among American sports...

 

Riverside Run benefits Genesis of Pittsburgh

More than 1,000 people are expected to participate in the 12th annual Riverside Run for Adoption set for Sept. 4 on Pittsburgh's North Shore, sponsored by UPMC Health Plan and Genesis of Pittsburgh. The event will include a 10K race, a 5K race, and a...

 

Is it special enough to keep?

The South Side Local Development Company is asking for your advice about the future of the South Side Summer Street Splash, er…Spectacular. This is the perfect time to let them know how you feel about South Side's biggest annual event. This year's...

 

Concert features Ugandan native

On Friday, Aug. 6 Samite takes the stage at the Frick Art & Historical Center for a free evening of music that celebrates his native Ugandan culture. Samite's vocals are sung in Luganda and accompanied by traditional instruments such as the kalimba...

 

Federal program to establish savings accounts for kids

U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, and Senator Jon Corzine have introduced bipartisan legislation to expand opportunities for young adults, encourage savings, and promote financial literacy by establishing...

 

Second Annual holiday drive raises toys, funding for CYF supported families, children

The Pittsburgh Pediatric Society will again sponsor a fundraising and new toy drive to support the Allegheny County “Holiday Project” for children. Initiated more than 20 years ago, the Holiday Project ensures that children and families involved...

 

Fishing contest at Point State Park

American Bridge will sponsor the 12th annual Three Rivers Fishing Classic at Point State Park on Sunday, Aug. 29 from 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Children and adults compete in the Dapper Dan Amateur fishing competition, with special prizes for children 10...

 

High tech job fair this week at Pgh. convention Center

 The SMART TechTrends 2004 Conference will hold a Job Fair on Thursday, August 5 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, August 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh in Exhibit Hall B.  The mission...

 

Depression, bipolar alliance holding annual conference

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance with sponsor their 17th Annual Conference, “Mind. Body. Spirit” from Aug. 13-15 at the Hilton Pittsburgh, 600 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. Medical experts and consumers can learn about depression and...

 

South Side chiropractor publishes case studies

South Side chiropractor Dr. George Kukurin has recently had two case studies published in the Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics. The journal is a scientific journal indexed in the National Library of Medicine. Publication in the...

 

Rep. Jake Wheatley leads Pledge of Allegiance at Democratic Convention

Pennsylvania State Rep. Jake Wheatley, Jr., D-Beltzhoover, was chosen to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at 4 p.m. on July 26 at the Democratic National Convention. “I am honored to serve in this role, and I would like to thank Representatives Bill...

 

Nancy Murray, president of Arc honored with E.A. Gentile Award

Nancy J. Murray, president of The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh, received the Erman A. Gentile Award from the Pennsylvania Conference of Executives of The Arc at their annual meeting in Harrisburg on June 25. The award is presented annually to an Arc...

 

Smoke-free dining guide available

The American Lung Association of Pennsylvania (ALAPA) has launched an online smoke-free dining guide at www.Padiningguide.com. The guide includes nearly 2,500 restaurants statewide that, according to information provided, have banned smoking...

 

Jerry Dettore named acting director of Urban Redevelopment Authority

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), at its Board Meeting July 28, appointed Jerome Dettore as its acting executive director. Dettore has 35 years of experience in planning, financing and implementation of redevelopment and neighborhood...

 

New URA program helping minorities, women

The Urban Redevelopment Authority in partnership with Mellon Bank, National City Bank, and PNC Bank last week announced a new loan program that will provide an alternative and supplemental source of financing to minority -and-women businesses...

 

Back to school sale featuring new and used clothing for reasonable prices

New and “gently” used clothing and school supplies will be available to purchase at flea market prices at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church's Community Back To School Sale on Saturday, August 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first 25 children at...

 

Achieva to host cyclists on 4000-mile journey

Achieva will host the Journey of Hope cyclists on Sunday, Aug. 8, when they arrive in Pittsburgh and enter the final week of their 4,000-mile cross-country mission to raise funds and public awareness on behalf of people with disabilities. Achieva...

 

This week's Zoning Board

Pittsburgh's Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled one public hearing of interest to South Pittsburgh residents for Thursday, Aug. 5 at 9:10 a.m. in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street. Zone case...

 

Carrick team places in tournament

The Carrick 11 year old all star team brought home the bacon by capturing second place in the highly completive 11 year old tournament held by the Greater Baldwin-Whitehall Athletic Association in...

 

Slovaks honored in City of Pittsburgh resolution

Honoring Pittsburgh's Slovak population, City Councilmen Gene Ricciardi and Jim Motznik sponsored a resolution declaring July 22, 2004 as “Slovak Day” in the city. In honoring the Slovaks, the cou...

 

B-4 you knew it...

Marilyn Krautz was calling numbers at the Bingo & Breakfast as part of the Bash on Warrington. The rest of the Bash was rained out, but the bingo (with 12 dozen donuts on hand) went on as scheduled...

 

Readshaw in Arlington Monday

The next meeting of the 16th Ward Arlington Block Watch will be on Monday, Aug. 9, at St. Henry's Church Hall, 2428 Arlington Ave. at 7 p.m. State Representative Harry Readshaw will be the quest speaker....

 

Here's your chance to comment on the Summer Street Spectacular

South Side Local Development Company are asking South Side residents and business owners to visit www.southsidepgh.com to complete surveys on the 2004 South Side Summer Street Spectacular. The surveys include questions about the overall impact of...

 

South Vo-Tech High, all but gone, but not forgotten

Topics at last week's South Side Planning Forum meeting ranged from a Citizens Bank relocation to the future use of the South Vo-Tech High School building to complaints about the recent South Side Summer Street Spectacular. Jason Kasten, new manager...

 

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