Daily Archive: October 12, 2011

Business

Your financial records: Making order out of chaos

Are your file cabinets overflowing? Are you awash in a sea of old checks, bank statements, and pay stubs? Get organized with a plan that purges the unnecessary and ensures you’ve saved what you need should the IRS come calling. While it’s tempting to hang onto every piece of paper in case you need it, there are documents you can go ahead and pitch, say financial planning experts at the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Reducing that burden will help you better organize the documents you need to keep. Why keep anything?

Business

Business Calendar

QuickBooks advanced OCT. 12—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host QuickBooks Advanced from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The workshop will help one become more knowledgeable with the program and help one learn how to save time and money through its use. Topics discussed include inventory, sales tax, payroll, business credit cards, job costing and time tracking. This is for Windows users only. Registration is required and the cost is $45. For more information, visit http://www.sbdc.duq.edu.

Sports

The patience of Job

Prior to the Steelers/Titans clash at Heinz Field in which the men of Steel gave the fellows from Tennessee their comeuppance by the score of 38-17 there was loads of talk about how much better off Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was since he signed with the Titans. In a recent AP article on Washington Post.com, Hasselbeck himself even said that “You can draw up all the fancy plays that you want and mismatches and personnel groups. But if you can’t block for it, then that stuff’s no good. It’s trash. We’ve got a great group of guys up front playing the offensive line. They’re well-coached, and they just work together as a unit. I mean talk about teamwork. Here [with the Titans] they give it the first priority, and it’s not the case in most places.”

Sports

Brown: Steelers budding star of the future

by Malik Vincent For New Pittsburgh Courier Before Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown became one of Ben Roethlisberger’s prime targets, he came from humble beginnings. Simply put, his road wasn’t easy. JUST OUT OF REACH—A pass sails just beyond the reach of Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and Titans defensive back Jason McCourty Oct. 9 at Heinz Field.

Sports

Steelers offense clicks in 38-17 win over Titans

The offense put together its best game of the season, maybe its best game in two years, as the Steelers soundly defeated the Tennessee Titans 38-17. Now they face the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend. The Steelers dominated from the very first drive to the finish. They marched down the field to make it 7-0 and increased that to 21-3 at halftime. But unlike the past, instead of faltering in the second half they actually played better. ALL SMILES—Hines Ward looks on with approval as the Steelers take care of business. (Courier Photo/ John Pablo Duran)

Lifestyle

Church Circuit

Award Ceremony OCT. 14—BCC Ministries will host the Pittsburgh Circle of Courage Awards at 6:45 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, Monroeville Mall Blvd., Monroeville. The awards are designed to be a source of encouragement to individuals who have displayed faith and courage in their careers, ministries and other aspects of life. For more information, call 412-471-4332.

Lifestyle

Pittsburgh Gospel Choir growing into a musical gem

by Maryam Abdul-Qawiyy The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir was simply a vision; a hopeful concept. But with the leadership of Herbert V.R.P. Jones, it has become one of Pittsburgh’s musical gems. Jones became the director in 2006, founded by visionary and friend, the late Ralph Murray. He believed that there was a need for a strong, professional, gospel choir and presence in Pittsburgh. Jones was more than qualified so he was appointed as director. His story is not only extraordinary but also permeates with spiritual and musical destiny. HERBERT V.R.P. JONES “We pray for God to give us the spirit of excellence!”

Health

New prostate cancer screening advice: Don’t do it

by Lauran NeergaardAP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP)—Men finally may be getting a clearer message about undergoing PSA screening for prostate cancer: Don’t do it. They may not listen. After all, the vast majority of men over 50 already get tested. The idea that finding cancer early can harm instead of help is a hard one to understand. But it’s at the heart of a government panel’s draft recommendation that those PSA blood tests should no longer be part of routine screening for healthy men. PROSTATE SURGERY—In this Sept. 13 photo, Dr. Gautam Jayram assists during prostate cancer surgery, watching an internal video of the patient’s body, at the University of Chicago Medical Center. (AP Photo/University of Chicago Medical Center, Bruce Powell)