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Sharpsburg Police selling T-shirts to support K-9 unit

The Sharpsburg Police Department is seeking support for its K-9 program that is expected to begin in April.

Members are selling sweatshirts and T-shirts through Oct. 23, with proceeds to benefit the K-9 fund.

“Sharpsburg K-9 Proud” merchandise costs between $15 and $31. Officer Jeff Hussar said the department needs to sell at least 100 shirts to get the shirts printed and delivered by early November.

Pittsburgh TribLive

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Raising money and awareness for a rare spinal disease

At age 17, Doug Strott was an athlete who threw the javelin for his high school track team. But he struggled to get through his training exercises.

When an orthopedic specialist diagnosed him with Scheuermann’s Disease, few people had heard of the degenerative spinal condition that causes an abnormally curved back and severe, chronic pain.

Almost four decades after his diagnosis, the debilitating illness is still largely unknown.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Carnegie Mellon student charters 2 planes to deliver aid to Puerto Rico

One Puerto Rican doctor is asking for 40 batteries to power lanterns positioned around his MRI machine.

Centro Medico, one of the largest hospitals in San Juan, has been running on generators but needs a major resupply — everything from exam gloves, gauze and alcohol swabs to ventilators, oxygen tanks and catheters.

Rosana Guernica, a 22-year-old Carnegie Mellon University student from Puerto Rico, is eager to help. She has been communicating daily with physicians, family and friends on the hurricane-ravaged island.

Pittsburgh TribLive

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Barotse activist Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe presents Wade in the Water

On 30 September 2017 in Merida, Mexico, Barotse activist Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe will present her artistic project "Wade in the Water" for the first time. In what she describes as a "hybrid multi-generational archival encounter", the artistic producing director of Global Posse productions will pay tribute to her great grandfather King Lewanika of Barotseland, using photographs, a documentary, music and performances. This project will explore both her indigenous Barotse and her western identities.

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization

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Save Our Symphony Pittsburgh plans benefit concert

Save Our Symphony Pittsburgh will team with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestrafor a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Rodef Shalom Temple in Shadyside.

The program, which includes selections from Bolling's Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano, Dohnanyi's Rualia Hungarica and Vivaldi's Concerto No. 1 (Spring), features Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians Lorna McGhee, Jennifer Orchard, Jeffrey Grubbs, Andrew Reimer and Marylene Gringas-Roy.

Pittsburgh TribLive