Daily Archive: October 17, 2013


Out & About

Out & About 10-16-13

Chuck Sanders hanging out with award-winning actor Gross at Savoy Restaurant. This week I visited Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District, Mitchell’s Tavern’s in Oakland, CJ’s in the Strip District and the Galaxy Lounge and Entertainment Center in Homewood. My first stop was at Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District where everyone came out for “Celebrity Fridays at Savoy” starring award-winning actor Lance Gross.



Gateway Medical Society to celebrate 50 years

CLOSING THE GAP—Gateway Medical Society held its annual community awareness forum in which a panel speakers spoke to the community. Speakers and panelists, from left: Harold D. Miller, president & CEO, Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform; James L. Fawcett, senior vice president Provider Contracting, Highmark Inc.; Candi Castleberry-Singleton, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at UPMC; Sandra E. McAnallen, senior vice president of Clinical Affairs and Quality Performance for the UPMC Health Plan Insurance Services Division; Dr. Alice A. Tolbert Coombs, FCCP, immediate past-president, Massachusetts Medical Society 2011-2012; Dr. Gaspere C. (Gus) Geraci, vice president of Physician Leadership in Quality and Value, Pennsylvania Medical Society; and Dr. William Simmons, host and president of Gateway Medical Society. (Photo by Rossano P. Stewart) A half-century of leadership and education in health care will be celebrated as Gateway Medical Society presents its 50th anniversary gala, Saturday, Oct. 19. A 6 p.m. reception, followed by a dinner and awards program at 7 p.m, at the Marriott City Center Hotel, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh will be the main event. “Gateway Medical Society is an organization that raises a voice for physicians, nurses, and dentists of color and those of any color who cares for the socio-economically challenged and underserved patients in the greater Pittsburgh community” says Dr. William Simmons, president of the Gateway Medical Society Inc.



Pirates not satisfied after breakthrough season

NEW ACE FRANCISCO LIRIANO PITTSBURGH (AP)—The Streak, the one that loomed over the Pittsburgh Pirates for two ignominious decades, is dead. Over. Done. Discarded. Smashed by an improbable summer and a thrilling fall. Now what? Unburdened from the yoke of failure that loomed for 20 years as an ominous cloud over the franchise, the Pirates can point to the future with eyes wide open.What exactly the future holds, however, remains unclear.



Inside Conditions…Gloating of the Goats

AUBREY BRUCE Last Sunday the beleaguered Pittsburgh Steelers visited the New York Jets. The “men of steel” won the “skirmish” 19-6. The Steelers were only playing for survival and the New York Jets were playing without their starting QB, Mark “the human dartboard” Sanchez. The “missiles from metropolis” replaced the underachieving Sanchez at least for the moment and according to most New Yorkers with an overachieving QB from “West Virginny” University Geno Smith. Sanchez just happens to be sidelined with a shoulder injury. In early September an article penned by Rich Cimini of espn.com Cimini pointed out the NY Jets response to the injury of Mark Sanchez. “Even though general manager John Idzik didn’t rule out the possibility of Sanchez becoming the starter again, the organization has moved away from the onetime face of the franchise. He won’t go on injured reserve, Idzik said, and he won’t be released, according to Johnson, who doesn’t want to eat the guaranteed $8.25 million salary. But, according to sources, the Jets’ preference is to keep him on the bench.”



Overtime 10-16-13

BILL NEAL :10 Ring…Rriinngg…Rrriiinnnggg, Yo! Smitty’s Bar and Grill, YOU STAB-UM, WE’LL SLAB-UM! Who?…Who!…Speak up. I can’t hear ya. Mike who?…Oh, you mean Coach Tomlin. Yeah, he’s here, but he can’t come to the phone. He’s in the back room with “Some Guys” and said he didn’t want to be disturbed by anybody for anything! Well, tell him it’s Bill Cowher. Maybe he’ll pick up. OK, hold on a minute. I’ll see what he says…(“Minute up”) yo Bill, Coach Mike said not to worry. He’s got this New York Jets game in the bag. Hey Bill, one other thing, don’t tell anybody I said this, but “The Guys” Coach Mike is talking with have never been around here before…and they’re in town from New York…I mean, the black suits, dark glasses and black gloves. I don’tknow what to make of it but I overheard Mr. Gambino tell Coach Mike “Not to worry. Everything has been taken care of…You know what I mean!!!”



Church Circuit 10-16-13

Pastoral Installation Celebration OCT. 18—Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 2001 Wylie Ave., Hill District, will host the Pastoral Installation Celebration of Rev. Dr. Vincent K. Campbell. The weekend’s events, which run through Oct. 20, will include a Pre-Installation Celebration Service on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. with Bishop Joseph W. Walker III; a First Lady Jamie Campbell Prayer Breakfast for members only on Oct. 19, followed by a Community Fun Afternoon for all from 2-6 p.m.; and on Oct. 20, services at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. with guest preachers Rev. Dr. J. Van Alfred Winsett, Rev. L. Jackson and Rev. Dr. Forrest E. Harris Sr. The installation will be during the 3 p.m. service. For more information, call 412-281-6583.