Daily Archive: October 24, 2012


Inside Conditions…Signals crossed

There was an annoying audio signal in the press box a couple hours and some change before the Pittsburgh Steelers were scheduled to face off with the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night. The Steelers limped into Paul Brown Stadium sporting a less than stellar 2-3 record and wanted, no correction, needed this game, their first AFC North Division game to at least keep up with the “young guns” of their division; the newly respected Bengals.



:10 All you future holdouts pay attention. Mike “I am worth 40 million” Wallace has caught some and dropped more. It takes practice time and contact to get ready to play this game and Wallace is just not ready yet. In the meantime… Catch the ball, man! BILL NEAL :09 Okay, here’s a joke, “Why don’t you see any kids walking in Penn Hills?” Answer… “Cause they ain’t got no sidewalks.” That brief and never to be heard from again was brought to you compliments of brother Shegun, he of the dark glasses fame. My brother, you are now in the locker room and you can stay there as long as you promise to not tell any more jokes. I’m just sayin’!


Making every step count as part of Walk to Stop Diabetes

On Oct. 6, thousands of people got together to stop diabetes for the nearly 26 million American children and adults with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes and their families, friends, colleagues and caregivers. Across Pennsylvania and across the country, the American Diabetes Association hosted “Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes” events to raise awareness about diabetes and money to fight a disease that affects so many. Walkers secured donations from family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors.


Promise Plus spotlighted, as new IUP head welcomed

INDIANA, Pa.—The Allegheny Conference on Community Development and Organization President Dennis Yablonsky recently hosted a welcome event to introduce Michael Driscoll, PhD, the president of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, to leaders in the Allegheny County community. HOSTS AND GUESTS—Seated, from left: Davie Huddleston, 1968 IUP graduate, PNC Bank Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, member of the event host committee; IUP President Michael Driscoll LPhD; and Yaw Asamoah PhD, dean, IUP College of Health and Human Services. Back row, from left: Donna Micheaux, PhD, 1975 IUP graduate, assistant executive director of organization leadership and development, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, member of the event host committee; Debra Valentine Gray, director, Regional Advancement, IUP; Jackie Dixon, director of Governmental Relations, Giant Eagle; Gail Edwards, PhD,1969 IUP graduate, CEO, Urban League of Pittsburgh Charter School, member of the event host committee; and Dara Ware Allen PhD, COO, Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. IUP’s Promise Plus—now in its third year—aims to expand on the Pittsburgh Promise, which is designed to help all students in Pittsburgh Public Schools plan, prepare and pay for education beyond high school at an accredited post-secondary institution within Pennsylvania.


Church Circuit

Pancake Breakfast/Flea Market OCT. 27—The Garden City United Methodist Church, 500 Laurel Dr., Monroeville, will host its Pancake Breakfast, Flea Market and Bake Sale from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. The cost will be $6 for adults and $3.50 for children 11 and under. There will also be a bake sale from 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, call 412-373-0391.


Barber to try again for ‘The Voice’

Soulful R&B singer Yolanda Barber says she will return to audition for “The Voice” next season, despite not being chosen as a contestant for the current Season 3. YOLANDA BARBER 0N ‘THE VOICE’ “I think at least one judge should have turned around for me, but it wasn’t in God’s plan for me right now,” said Barber a 55-year-old Highland Park resident who has more than 40 years of singing experience to her credit. She worked as a singer on Carnival Cruise ships for 10 years before being laid off in 2010.


Solutions sought at One Young World Summit

Generation Y has been getting a bad rap lately. Commonly referred to as the “entitlement generation” those born in the 1980s and ’90s are recognized more for their narcissism than self-sacrifice. JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA—African delegates cheer as the location for next year’s One Young World Summit is announced. (Photo by J.L. Martello) However, One Young World Summit 2012 in Pittsburgh last week, change makers from Generation Y took on the task of solving some of the world’s most challenging problems. The third annual four-day summit for international delegates aged 18-30 focused on finding solutions to global problems in the areas of education, health, human rights and more.


Will ‘Food Revolution’ help urban communities?

Around the country, legislators and elected officials have been cracking down on unhealthy foods and beverages in an effort to curb America’s obesity epidemic. In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg banned the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces at restaurants and concession stands. And in public school districts in several different cities, school boards have reduced the calorie intake of school lunches in an effort to make them more nutritious. JAMIE OLIVER(Photo by J.L. Martello)