The P-G's Rich Lord tells us of a lucrative city contract being awarded with almost no competition, to a frequent vendor who is politically juiced and has made regular campaign contributions. Then again, the city sent out many invitations for bids, and only got two responses. Then again again, it was Christmas.
Joe Smydo of the P-G reports that suggestions to push back the start of the school day drew hearty applause at a gathering of Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Mark Roosevelt, and "about 170 parents, teachers, and community leaders." No word on any student attendance. A 9th grade civics class on Pittsburgh was also a popular idea.
God, having closed the door of the Garden Theater, opens a window to Scores Nightclub. TRIB columnist Eric Heyl considers the attempt to open a strip club along Homestead's main drag. Editorial aside: if we are going to have a strip club, the city could do much worse than a Scores (link fully safe for work).