Wellington Fire/EMS Report: Feb. 29 – March 6, 2016

first_img2-Mar8:37 PMTransfer to Wichita 2-Mar12:25 PMTransfer to Wichita 6-Mar11:04 AMGrass Fire1000 block S. Hoover 29-Feb6:43 AMMedical Trauma500 block N. Plum 6-Mar8:15 AMMedical Trauma100 block W. Botkin 6-Mar8:34 PMTransfer to Wichita 29-Feb11:10 AMGrass FireWellington Lake 5-Mar11:42 PMVehicle Accident1400 block S. Seneca 29-Feb7:40 PMTransfer to Wichita 5-Mar1:33 PMGrass Fire200 block S. Ridge Road 5-Mar11:12 AMGrass FireOliver & 50th Street 4-Mar2:34 PMMedical Emergency400 block Circle 3-Mar11:11 AMTransfer to Wichita 1-Mar10:41 AMFire Alarm900 block N. woodlawn 1-Mar12:23 PMGrass FireKansas Turnpike 1-Mar5:53 PMIllegal BurnWaldo & Douglas 5-Mar3:41 AMVehicle Accident800 block E. 50th Avenue 1-Mar11:15 PMStructure FireBelle PlaineRural Follow us on Twitter. 2-Mar10:19 AMMedical Emergency1200 block South G 6-Mar8:42 PMGrass Fire500 block S. Oliver 2-Mar11:46 AMMedical Emergency200 block W. 8th 2-Mar3:00 PMCarbon Monoxide Check1300 block E. Lincoln 1-Mar4:11 PMTransfer to Wichita 2-Mar8:30 PMMedical Emergency200 block E. 19th 29-Feb11:11 AMTransfer to Wichita Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Feb. 29 to March 6, 2016 is as follows: 1-Mar9:21 AMMedical Emergency100 block W. Botkin 2-Mar12:32 AMMedical Trauma100 block W. Botkin 29-Feb2:10 PMLift Assist700 block W. Harvey 3-Mar11:21 PMMedical Trauma500 block N. Plum 6-Mar4:15 PMDumpster Fire20 Industrial 2-Mar11:35 PMTransfer to Wichita 5-Mar1:18 PMGrass Fire200 block E 15th Street 6-Mar11:36 AMCar FireKansas Turnpike 6-Mar4:02 PMMedical Emergency200 block W. Maple 5-Mar11:06 PMMedical Emergency1000 block College 29-Feb9:55 AMLift Assist700 block W. Harvey 29-Feb1:38 PMTransfer to Wichita 29-Feb9:40 PMTransfer to Wichita 29-Feb8:05 AMMedical Emergency400 block South C 29-Feb12:01 AMTransfer to Wichita 3-Mar6:25 PMMedical Trauma900 block N. Poplar 6-Mar4:20 PMGrass Fire600 block E. 35th Street Wellington Fire & EMS Weekly Run Log 2-Mar6:25 PMLift Assist700 block W. Harvey 6-Mar10:18 AMDisregarded Enroute Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 6-Mar11:30 PMMedical Emergency700 block W. Harveylast_img read more

Charging Liverpool challenge Man City to prove their greatness

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | “I start to read and then I start to think ‘Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp’ and I cannot focus,” said Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola last month, admitting Liverpool’s charge to depose the Premier League champions has been in his head for some time.But in their very first game of 2019, City already find themselves in must-win territory to haul Liverpool back into view by inflicting the leaders’ first defeat of the season and cutting a seven-point lead to four at the Etihad on Thursday.“With the position of Liverpool, if we drop points then it is over, it is finished; it would be almost impossible,” said Guardiola after Sunday’s 3-1 win at Southampton.Guardiola’s obsession with Liverpool and Klopp in particular is not surprising. For a serial winner, no side and no manager has caused the Catalan as many problems as the German.City have won just one of seven meetings since Guardiola joined Klopp in England after locking horns in charge of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.A shock run of three defeats in four Premier League games in December has left City playing catch up to a Liverpool side eyeing history by ending a 29-year wait to win the league.But even when seemingly no one else could stop City as they stormed to the title with a record 100 points last season, Klopp’s men were a constant menace.– ‘They scare me’ –Last January, it was City who were on course to equal Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ of 2003-04 until they went to Anfield in January and were blown away by a three-goal salvo in nine second-half minutes to lose 4-3 despite a late rally. In the documentary “All Or Nothing” which chronicled City’s title triumph, Guardiola is seen admitting to his coaching staff ahead of returning to Anfield for the Champions League quarter-final, first leg: “They scare me. They’re dangerous, I mean it.”It takes a lot to frighten a coach who has won 24 trophies in three different countries, but Guardiola’s fears were realised as another Liverpool blitz secured a 3-0 win.Six days later, Liverpool won again at the Etihad, withstanding a City onslaught for 45 minutes to take control in the second period once Guardiola had lost his cool and been sent to the stands.Now Liverpool have extended that ability for short destructive bursts into a title challenge for the long haul.The addition of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker and a first full season with the world’s most expensive defender Virgil van Dijk has seen Klopp’s men concede just eight times in 20 Premier League games.And after a slow start, the prolific front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane that terrorised City last season are beginning to hit top form once more.All three scored in the same Premier League game for the first time this season on Saturday as Arsenal were blown away 5-1 at Anfield.“Unfortunately we lost two (games) and have a rival that is the best team in Europe or in the world in top form like Liverpool,” added Guardiola.“That’s why it is a challenge for us next Thursday to try and win there to try and sustain this position as long as possible to arrive at the end of the season fighting for the title.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

An $8,000 ambulance trip to Woods Hole

first_imgGetting the runaroundDonald recalled his frustration with former Oak Bluffs Fire and Ambulance Chief John Rose, who he said was unresponsive to his pleas for a bill reduction. Rose retired on April 30 in the wake of a sexual harassment settlement between himself and a firehouse employee, with divided selectmen opinion on his leadership capabilities, and the FBI digging into his department. In a 2017 letter Donald wrote to Rose, Donald outlined his billing plight. “After I started to recuperate, the bills started to come in,” he wrote in part. “I had Health Safety Net at the time, which covered a lot of the bills. I owed Bourne ambulance $550, and I paid the bill. I owed a few thousand to Mass. General, and I have a monthly payment plan set up. But when I got a bill from the O.B. Ambulance for $8,000, I knew there was a mistake.”Donald went on to write that he was advised by someone at Vineyard Healthcare Access to seek a hardship waiver from Comstar.“Comstar told me what I had to fill out, and what to provide and to send back to them,” he wrote. “They said after they review the forms they would send to you for consideration. I can only guess my case got misplaced, as you said you never received it.”Donald said Rose “would never answer me” on the telephone or in emails. Donald also said he was told on several occasions when he visited the station looking for him that Rose wasn’t there. Having no luck with Rose, Donald said he resorted to seeking help from Whritenour. “I said, ‘Here’s what’s going on; $8,000 is too much, you know,’” he said he told Whritenour. “‘I’ll pay something, but I’m not paying $8,000 [expletive] dollars.’ I think he made some phone calls. He called me back. He said, ‘We’re going to lower it to $2,500.’ And I said, ‘OK, good. I’m going to pay a little bit each month and try to knock it down.’ An invoice dated Nov. 2, 2017 reflected the reduction. A $7,515.19 fee for “Specialty Care Transport” and a $538.20 fee for “Mileage” were trimmed by $5,553.99 to $2,500.The invoice indicates the transfer was from Martha’s Vineyard Hospital to “American Medical Response.”After the FBI contacted him, Donald opted to reach out to Comstar again. “I called them up, and I talked to some guy, and he was really nice,” he said. “I said, ‘You know what, with all the articles I’ve seen about the ambulance service overbilling — I’ve been contacted by the FBI, I’m not going to pay anymore. I’m going to hang onto my money, and let’s see where this goes.’ And the guy says, ‘OK, I’ll put that in your file’. I said thank you, and I haven’t heard a thing from them since.”Donald, a longtime musician who regularly does benefit concerts, said he harbors a lot of civic pride and “love” for Oak Bluffs, and felt conflicted about highlighting his billing travails. But the bottom line, he said, was he felt burned. “Apparently they don’t love me,” he said of the town. “I really don’t favor those ambulance rides to Woods Hole,” Whritenour said. He confirmed the town isn’t eligible to get medical reimbursement for such ambulance-to-ambulance handoffs because they don’t constitute conveyance to a licensed medical facility. He said the town has been engaged in “joint problem-solving” on the issue, with Chief Greene’s assistance. “There was some talk of reviewing the contract with the current billing company,” Greene said. But he said the pandemic sidelined the issue. He agreed that Woods Hole transfers were problematic for the town, compensation-wise. In general, Green said, off-Island ambulance transfers suffer from reimbursement deficits because the money paid by Uncle Sam is only a fraction of the true cost of a trip. One example, he said, was that some trips to Boston hospitals sideline ambulance crews overnight because they cannot get the ambulance back to Woods Hole in time for the last evening ferry. “It’s a real challenge the town’s got to address at some point,” he said. “I can’t imagine we’re the only place in the country that has that problem.”He said he’s reached out to Rep. Bill Keating’s office for guidance on the issue in May. Keating’s office confirmed they were working with him. “Congressman Keating and his staff have been working with Chief Greene and Medicare to try to resolve this issue,” Keating’s communications director, Lauren Amendolara McDermott, emailed. Asked if the FBI reached out to him, Greene said “surprisingly” they hadn’t, but they have, on occasion, made “records requests for emails or calls.”Asked if $8,000 was reasonable for a transfer to Woods Hole, Greene said, “That sounds a whole lot wrong.” He went on to say, “From here to Boston, let alone Woods Hole, [it] seems a little steep.” Greene said he wasn’t familiar with the particular invoice. “This is the first time I’ve heard of an issue like that,” he said.Greene, who was formerly Bourne fire chief, said Bourne doesn’t do the type of transfers Donald described. He surmised it was an American Medical Response ambulance based on what the invoice indicates, and because he believes that company may have had a satellite office in Bourne.“We want to lay the issue bare,” Whritenour said of billing problems with the ambulance company. Whitenour didn’t recall interacting with Donald. When asked about Comstar’s stance on Donald’s invoice, Whritenour emailed, “I am certain that the representative that [The Times] spoke to from Comstar erred in referring any ambulance billing questions to me, as I have no information in this area, nor have I ever heard of such a referral, so this is a surprise to me. I can only surmise that they do not provide individual patient billing information, as it may not be legal to do so, in which they would be correct in referring you back to the town, albeit not to me.”Whritenour went on to write that he was willing to look into the invoice further with the town’s fire and EMS departments. In a follow-up phone conversation, Whritenour described Comstar’s stance on the invoice as “ridiculous.” A few days later he wrote, “I am informed that Medicare was not billed for that call.” He indicated this was according to Chief Greene. Greene confirmed this. David Apfel, an attorney who is representing the town specifically with the FBI and on billing matters, didn’t return calls seeking comment. In a July telephone conversation with The Times, former Oak Bluffs Fire Chief Rose said Donald’s name “didn’t ring a bell.” “The federal government has been kind of tight-lipped about what they’re looking at,” he said. “They haven’t given us any real updates.”Oak Bluffs selectman Brian Packish was a bit more blunt about the FBI. “They tell us nothing,” he said. The investigation ostensibly involves irregularities in medical billing for the ambulance service. In January, the town admitted to $37,535.07 in overbilling to Medicare and Medicaid. Whritenour said the sum was credited back to the federal government. It’s unclear what, if any, other overbilling is or was at play. Past and present members of the fire department and the ambulance service have been subpoenaed for one or more federal grand juries. An FBI spokesperson recently declined comment when The Times asked about the status of the investigation.  The man, who was an Oak Bluffs ambulance passenger, provided evidence to The Times of a trip from Martha’s Vineyard Hospital to the Steamship Authority terminal in Woods Hole that generated an invoice of $8,053.99. The passenger asked that only his first name, Donald, be used to protect his privacy.It’s unclear if over-billing is at play, but Donald said he found the sum exorbitant, and Martin Greene, the interim Oak Bluffs fire chief, was taken aback when recently told the sum over the phone. Donald told The Times he had suffered a mild heart attack in February 2015. Because of a snow storm, he said, he could not be airlifted off the Vineyard to get to a higher-level care facility, as commonly occurs with cardiac patients at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Instead, Oak Bluffs Ambulance transported him across Vineyard Sound on a Steamship Authority ferry, and then transferred him to what he recalled as a Bourne ambulance. That ambulance then took him to Massachusetts General Hospital. In previous reporting, The Times found that the Steamship Authority charges $250 for an ambulance crossing, and the hospital covered that cost. Donald said while he was billed $8,053.99 for the ambulance trip to Woods Hole, he only received an invoice for $550 for the ambulance journey to Boston. Earlier this year, Donald’s Oak Bluffs ambulance invoice drew FBI interest. “I talked to an agent,” Donald said. “He wanted to see if I had any paperwork for the bill. And you know, it was funny, I was looking through all these boxes and I was about to throw out all this paper. Right on top was the bill, the original bill. I was like — ’almost threw it away.’ So I sent that to him and, you know, he said we’ll be in touch. And I haven’t heard a thing since.”Donald said the FBI agent told him the ambulance ride from the hospital to the boat wasn’t covered and that insurance only covers direct transfers to another hospital like Massachusetts General. It’s unclear if Oak Bluffs tried to bill Medicare for Donald’s trip. Oak Bluffs EMS Lt. Matt Bradley said he was unable to answer that question, but Comstar, the billing company for the ambulance service, would have the information. A representative from Comstar declined to provide the information, and said the company would not provide the information even with a HIPAA form from the patient (HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, governs patient health information disclosure). Pressed on the subject, the representative, who did not provide her name, transferred the inquiry to a supervisor who identified herself as “Jennifer,” and said she was unable to answer the question. She later declined to provide her last name. Jennifer said a manager wasn’t immediately available to weigh in on the question, but expected one would reach out to The Times as soon as practicable. The next day Jennifer left a voicemail that indicated questions about Donald or Oak Bluffs Ambulance Service must be answered by the town of Oak Bluffs, specifically Whritenour — carefully spelling his name in the phone message. During a follow-up conversation, she reiterated that stance.“Any questions like that have to go directly to him,” she said. An Oak Bluffs man has been contacted by the FBI about a large bill he received for an ambulance transfer to Woods Hole. In December, The Times revealed an FBI inquiry was underway at the Oak Bluffs Fire Department. The status of that probe, which encompasses the Oak Bluffs Ambulance Service, remains unclear. Oak Bluffs town administrator Robert Whritenour said the town has shown a high degree of cooperation with the FBI. He said he learned the FBI was “happy” with the information and documents the town has provided thus far. But he also said they haven’t revealed much else to town officials.last_img read more

OVERTIME

first_imgBILL NEAL :10 Neal…Neal…Hey Bill Neal…c’mon man you can’t hide in there all day, you have to face “The Heat,” oh my bad. I mean just come out and tell everyone you were wrong. That you underestimated LeBron (aka The King), “D” Wade, Bosh and “The Others.” What? Aw please man ain’t nobody gonna laugh at you because you picked the Lakers…and San Antonio…and Chicago…and Boston…wait, you know what you may be right they might laugh at you for all those teams you picked! Tell ya what, I’ll tell’um for you, but keep in mind I won’t do this for just anybody, but here goes. Hey everybody this is Charles Barkley and I just want to say on behalf of my boy Bill Neal that he knows he was wrong (actually down right stupid if you ask me.) Anyway, that he admits that Fred Crawford and Big “D” were right and he’ll pay you when he sees you. What else? Oh, and that he forgives LeBron for “The Decision” and all is forgiven now let’s move forward (ya’ll know Cleveland ain’t forgiven nothin’) “All hail the king” …. King James that is. Ok, now where was I? Oh yeah, “Ernie”…you, “Shack” and “Kenny” the so called “Jet” …. let’s go, pay up!!!!:09 All that said. Lakers please send Bynum and whoever you want to Orlando and bring Dwight Howard to Showtime and let’s get crackin’ for 2013.:08 I’ve tried to watch the WNBA games. I really have, no honest I have.:07 Have you lost your natural Black mind? (No offense to my fair skin brothers) please go put on Isaac Hayes—Live at the Sahara Tahoe and just remember how great that was…that as we used to say was “The Stuff”…Black Moses baby!:06 Here’s your movie review for “That’s My Boy” now I am telling you straight up this movie is rude, crude and should be sued! It breaks all the rules and crosses all the lines. Matter of fact it double crosses the lines. But you are going to die laughing. But this movie is Rated R for a reason…oh shut up, you watch worse than this when you’re in your basement home alone, yes you do!…yes you do!!! I give it 3 1/2 basketballs.:05 Ok, ok you want sports talk cause this is a sports column, or it’s supposed to be. HHHHHEEEEEEERRRRREEEE we go:—The Steelers go to training camp in 5 weeks.—There’s a Golf Tournament coming. That all I got!—The Pens lost their 2nd best player (don’t ask you know I don’t know his name).—The Pittsburgh Power are done.—The Pittsburgh Passion are coming to Heinz Field.Now there’s your sports, and you can take that to the bank!:04 Speaking of sports stuff and I was. You all need to take some time out and stop and watch a little league baseball game. They’re all around you. A better more relaxed fun filled time can’t be had. Old School Baby!:03 Yea but what about all those bad calls against the Thunder? Neal…let it go!:02 So that she can smile again and have peace for the moment… ya’ll need to know that former Truly Yours Model and director…“Darnella”…is still super fine! (Don’t worry R.C. knows I mean well.) Much love for the loss of your mother.:01 Darryl Gissendanner was laid to rest with tremendous respect by his family and friends. Wonderful words were said about a man whose life ended much to soon and was loved by everyone. Congratulations Clarion, PA., once again you stood tall and showed the world why you are truly the City of Champions. “Giss” would be proud and honored. The ultimate compliment and praise anyone can receive in their home coming celebration is what great things are said about you, and how you will be remembered. That should be your legacy. Here’s The Champions saluting a Champion. A Who’s Who if you will: Sam “Bam” Clancy (Pitt Basketball Super Star and NFL Star), “Rockin’” Ron Carter (L.A. Lakers/Past Pres. Clinton Administrator), Kirk Bruce (Pitt Player/Coach), Dwayne “Hot Dog” Wallace (Pitt Teammate), Jennifer Bruce (Pitt Basketball Star), “Flyin’” Myron Brown (NBA/CBA Star), “Big John” Marshall (European Basketball/Connie Hawkins League Legend), John “Shang-Hi” Matthews (Gannon University/Playground Legend), Cammy Gissendanner (Penn State Basketball Star), Tyus Nedd (Amazing Keynote Speaker), Eric “Truck” Johnson (Clairton Legend), and Davlin “Mushy” Mullen (NY Jets), just to name a few. And no star shined brighter than that of “Peach” his daughter. Like I said when Armon Gilliam died, a huge disappointment to those of you from the basketball and sports circle that weren’t there, if you could have been you should have been! And you know who you are! We Love You and Will Miss You “Giss”~ DOUBLE OVERTIME ~:00 You know it’s Double Overtime, ya just know it!If you don’t have your “Sandy Greene and the Guys” live in concert featuring Jerry Williams ticket by now you’re probably going to have to listen from the parking lot. We’re looking at the first sell-out for Jazz on the Green…you know the rest—Cash Bar—Cash Kitchen (good food too!)—Free Parking—50/50 Prizes and Surprizes—Dress to Impress—Indoor and Outdoor Seating (under cover)—Proceeds to Benefit Champions Safe Summer Programs and The New Connie Hawkins Youth Development Summer Basketball League.—And you ain’t coming ??? Man, that’s messed up!*** “Nicole”, you are now in the Locker Room~ Game Over –Finally ~ Hey Jerry you just had your trial, where you going now??? Well it sure won’t be Disney Land. I’m going to jail for the rest of my life! (Jerry Sandusky you don’t make my Overtime Top Ten) I put you on the outside cause you’re a bad man, a very bad man!!!last_img read more

OVERTIME

first_imgBILL 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’!:08 Man, the boys from North Side really need love. I mean everywhere I go they want some “Overtime attention”…okay, Bump, yes, I’ll be your Huckleberry! (Val Kilmer, aka Doc Holiday in “Tombstone”), but you don’t have to twist my arm on this one. Not only is Larry “Byrd” Richardson one of the top 5 guards in Pittsburgh history and a two-time Connie Hawkins League MVP and tournament champion, he was quite simply the most magnificent ball handler and passer that I’ve ever seen in Pittsburgh and I’ve seen just about every great one there was from 1970 to the present, including “Hou-Din-Ni.” I cannot begin to tell you about this man’s incredible passes…but I can tell you this, “Magic” Johnson would be amazed! He could shoot the ball as well as anybody…would “D” you up and strip you clean and he could throw it down at maybe…5’8”! “The Byrd Man” could fly with the ball. Gone, but not forgotten, now playing for heaven’s hoopers! NORTHSIDE—HOW YA LIKE ME NOW?:07 In case you’re wondering why so much basketball now and it’s still football season: No. 1: Basketball is what we do, man! No. 2: In case you haven’t noticed, the NBA got started last week. Anyway, when you talk about the greatest guards of all time from Pittsburgh, or for that matter western Pa., you better not have the conversation without talking loud and clear about Dwight “The Iceman” Clay. Dwight was a 5th Avenue great, Notre Dame star and, of course, made “The Shot Heard Round The World” to end the UCLA ’88 game-winning streak! Say what? Well, you tell me who else left the city league and went to Notre Dame…huh? That’s right, shut up!!!:06 Rookie of the Year in the NFL? Yep, you guessed it, RGIII out of D.C. hands down, take it to the bank.:05 Ike Taylor will be all right and he’ll come up big when it counts. But things will go just a little easier for him if he ate just a little bit of Humble Pie, sprinkled with a bit of “I am not the best in the world” and a dab of “I better get back to what got me here.”:04 Ray Lewis is out for the season. Terrell Suggs is just coming back at 75 percent, Ladarius Webb is one for the season. Ed Reed is hurtin’ and the Ravens fall to Houston…do I sound like somebody that cares? C’mon man!:03 I know you’ve seen “Friday” at least 10 times, but do me and yourself a favor, watch it one more time with the kids out of the room and the volume way up. Man, that is a classic funny movie. Easy 3 basketballs:02 At the buzzer…hhheeereee we go!•Put your dukes up for our boy Rayco “War” Saunders’ fighting for the title Monday.•Something is up with the Penn Hills football team again and it ain’t good. More at 11.•Hey A-Rod…see ya!•God, please let Terry Smith and the Gateway Gators win the WPIAL and state’s and he can just walk away. I know you’re gonna want more than that…but I can’t say that in the paper mmmaaannn!•The Pittsburgh Corvette Club Christmas Party is set for Dec. 8 at the Three Lakes Golf Course in Penn Hills. Get your tickets now. You know it gets packed. Call the Club at 412-628-4856.•Don’t forget the Plum High School Girl’s Basketball Camp for 3-9-year-olds Nov. 3 from 8-5.:01 Only 16 tickets left for the best night you haven’t had yet this year. The Fabulous Allure Models and legendary Kenny Blake present an “Evening in Paris” at Pittsburgh’s best kept secret, Le Massion Du Praix, Oct. 27, 8 p.m.-midnight. Wine and hors d’oeuvres, patio, gazebo, fireplace, wall to wall spaciousness, prizes and surprises and the intimacy you and your significant other have been looking for. Only $25 at this wonderful new bed and breakfast. (Beautiful rooms are available. For reservations, call Bill Thompson at 412-200-0878. For tickets, call The Champions at 412628-4856.00: Double Overtime: On Nov. 3, Luther Sewell and Talk Magazine along with Tim Stevens and B-PEP and Champion Enterprises and 20 other outstanding community service agencies will present the most important get out the vote rally of our time from 1-4 p.m. at the Hill House. Other groups are welcome and encouraged to participate. For more information, call 412-823-4007. Please, please, get ready to get ready! It’s time to vote Nov. 6…and you don’t have to have an ID!!!-GAME OVER- :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!last_img read more