ONE: Jeremy Boren lays out the case for impeachment.
"I was the mayor for 24 hours a day -- that came ahead of everything else," said Masloff, who served from 1988 to 1994.
"When I had appointments I couldn't keep because I went somewhere, I always said where I was, and members of the media checked up on me. That was fine."
TWO: Richard Gazarik reports that former mayors of Monessen and Latrobe are critical of Ravenstahl, whereas former Mayor Lou Washowich gives a full-throated defense:
"So what? He went golfing. On the one hand, people want you to produce a better community with more jobs, economic development, that type of thing. You can't do it sitting in council chambers," Washowich said.
Washowich was the mayor of McKeesport from 1980 to 1995 -- if we'd like to experience that kind of success, we would do well to listen to him.
THREE: Columnist Eric Heyl diagnoses Mayor Ravenstahl as a problem golfer. He sought the advice of a "nationally renowned sports and clinical psychologist," who told him:
"People can get so enamored by a sport that they might not always think clearly as to what their responsibilities are," he said. "In this particular case, as you presented it, there appears to be a minor-- if not a major -- obsession."
Does this cast UPMC as the Mayor's pusher? What did Luke have to do to get his fix?