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Allegheny County Briefs: 4/27/02

Saturday, April 27, 2002

HIGHER EDUCATION:Authority approves bond

The Allegheny County Higher Education and Building Authority has agreed to issue about $84.5 million in tax-exempt bonds to cover capital projects and refinance debt for three institutions.

They include $49 million for projects at Carnegie Mellon University, including sprinkler installation, Doherty Hall work and a new residence hall; another $15.5 million to support Washington & Jefferson College projects, including a residence hall and Vilar Technology Center; and $20 million toward projects at Chatham College, including a new fitness and athletic center.

LIFEGUARDS: Summer applicants sought

Applications are being accepted for lifeguard positions at Allegheny County wave and swimming pools this summer.

A $300 bonus will be available to lifeguards who work 12 to 14 weeks, maintain a 40-hour work week, and work the last two weeks in August through Labor Day weekend.

Lifeguard applicants are required to take an aquatics test which will be given May 18 at Oliver High School, 2323 Brighton Road, North Side.

Before the test, applicants must present a physical exam form completed by a family or school physician. No test will be administered without a doctor's certification. Applicants must also bring employment applications, four references, and a bathing suit and towel.

Returning lifeguards in good standing and applicants 16 years and older will be given first preference.

Applications are available in Room 501E of the County Office Building, 542 Forbes Ave., Downtown, by calling the county Department of Public Works' Parks Division at 412-350-2478 or from the county Web site: http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/parks/guard/index.asp.

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION: Grants program begins

The state has announced $4.1 million in grants to be shared by 23 colleges and universities to provide enhanced technology for their students.

Area recipients include: Point Park College, $249,375; Clarion/Venango Education Resources Alliance, $43,549; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, $132,924; and St. Vincent College, $147,360.

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