Comorbidities - you'll not use this word very often if at all, it means the simultaneous appearance of two or more psychiatric or physical illnesses, such as alcohol dependence and depression.
The 32nd Weirton United Way Golf Classic on June 10 was very competitive. Thirty teams were entered. The amount of money raised for the charity must await until a few more bills are paid, but likely it was a big success. Thanks and congrats to all who either played or help stage the event.
Here are the results:
First place, Mike Arlia, Maribeth Arlia, Fedele Arlia, Matt Arlia and Connor Arlia with a score of 55 or 17 under par;
Second place, Billy Davis, Dr. Eric Davis, John Newbrough, Bubba Schmitt and Nolan Wilson, 56; and
Third place, Jon Rogers, Jay McLaughlin, Bob Young, Kevin Lusk and the ageless Fred Chambers, 57.
Closest to the pin winners:
No. 6, Eric Davis;
No. 12, Geno Quattrochi;
No. 16 longest putt, Jon Rogers;
No. 17 closest to pin, second shot Maribeth Arlia and J.C. Markovitz; and
No. 18 longest drive, Cynde Vidas and John Horvath.
In the individual putting contest, four players sunk the putt and the winner, Rick Roberts was drawn by ticket.
In the team putting contest, George Mastromatteo, Linda Mastromatteo, Rick Moore, Larry Purks and Jim Tennant won with 194 feet.
Dinner in the Williams clubhouse after golf was excellent! I spotted newspaper executive Alex Marshall in the dining room and thanked him for his steadfast support of United Way. Once again, that convivial twosome of David Gallagher and Mike Petrozzi managed the putting contest. Regis Raubaugh, an Arcelor Mittal employee won the Dream Sports Package, and Brian James, the steelmaker's energetic Weirton leader, sold the winning ticket - as he did last year!
Thanks to all the volunteers, team sponsors, and generous vendors who were willing to help the needy in our community, with either their work or their money.
Sign on a maternity room door: Push. Push. Push.
Best wishes to an old friend, Dr. George Mascio of Weirton, who has been practicing the dental profession for 53 years! Dr. Mascio is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.