Tag: Deandra Williamson

Shepherd’s Heart helps homeless Pittsburgh veterans

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Shepherd’s Heart helps homeless Pittsburgh veterans

By Deandra Williamson Point Park News Service Donald Carter remembers the first shot of morphine he took in Vietnam after shrapnel ripped through his right eye. Another vet, Chuck Webb, talked about his descent into drug addiction, which started with physical abuse from his father and continued through a troubled life. Both vets fell deeply […]

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Math symposium introduces students to Ancient Chinese surveying

| November 30, 2012 | 1 Comment
Math symposium introduces students to Ancient Chinese surveying

By Deandra Williamson Point Park News Service While standing on Mon Wharf, James Gualtieri and Drevin Galentine and a group of high school students calculated the height of Mt. Washington with an ancient Chinese surveying technique using sticks, strings, and a measuring tape. The students created ratios and equations and were able to compute approximately […]

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Hear Me Project discusses ‘faces of bullying’

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
Hear Me Project discusses ‘faces of bullying’

By Deandra Williamson Point Park News Service It was lunchtime at school when 16-year-old Angelique walked to the restroom and was smacked in the face, pushed and kicked by a girl and her friends over a boy. During his field trip to the Carnegie Science Center, Jakobi said a well-known bully punched him in his […]

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East Liberty center provides free healthcare; influx of patients expected in 2014

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
East Liberty center provides free healthcare; influx of patients expected in 2014

By Deandra Williamson Point Park News Service For the past 30 years, the East Liberty Family Health Care Center, a federally qualified health center, has been a clinic that offered free medical care to those who could not afford it. Due to the Affordable Health Care Act, by 2014 the income cutoff for medical assistance […]

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A close look at presidential debates, examining candidates

| October 14, 2012 | 0 Comments
A close look at presidential debates, examining candidates

By Deandra Williamson Point Park News Service When watching a presidential debate, veteran newsman Sander Vanocur always looks at the intelligence and character of a candidate and evaluates whether the candidate has the capacity to do not what is right for himself, but what is right for the country. During a debate, people should examine […]

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