Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Smoker and Jollification

State panel rejects 3 gun control bills.

"How many police officers have to become target practice before it stops?" he asked in an emotional voice. "I have sympathy for legislators. I know they're under a lot of pressure. The National Rifle Association is a machine, but it's time to say 'no' to the gun lobbyists." (P-G, Tom Barnes)

Problem is, the gun lobbyists can say "no" to them right back.


Giant drill to carve LRT tunnel from North Shore to Downtown starts slowly.

Construction workers snapped photos with cameras and cell phones, but to uninitiated observers, it was almost impossible to tell it was moving. (P-G, Daniel Malloy)

Headline writers for the print edition show they're not all bad.


Onorato acts like governor hopeful.

Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato says it's too early to speculate whether he'll run to succeed Gov. Ed Rendell in 2010. (Trib, Justin Vellucci)

Okay then.


The postings on Schenley will continue until ambivalence subsides.

Objections to the intended high school reform package include doubts about the wisdom of grouping students grades six through 12 together, and fears that the plan was crafted by politicians not educators.

Call 412-622-3600 by noon today if you'd like to speak at the Special Public Hearing of the school board on Tuesday the 27th.

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