This afternoon will feature a march from Wood St. to what the kids are calling the UPMC Tower; pitchforks will be most welcome. (PBT, Kris B. Mamula)
The Pittsburgh City Paper ran a guide for locals to next week's primary elections; what it lacks in having discerned any pizazz it makes up for in having been published. (CP, Team Effort)
Councilman Corey O'Connor is calling in his banners. Will they rally to his standard? (P-G, Joe Smydo)
Governor Tom Corbett also launches a volunteerism program which sounds potentially extremely cool. (Trib, Tony LaRussa)
State Auditor General Jack Wagner joins the chorus of those who would prefer raising taxes on gas at the pump to waiting until a bridge collapses. (PN, Charles Thomspon, h/t Triadvocate)
An Internet host which just has to be named "May First" is declining to cooperate with the FBI in certain inquiries relating to the Pitt bomb threats, citing "the survival of the human race." (P-G, Jon Schmitz)
An Allderdice mom writes a letter to the editor, regarding that school's new 7:11 am start time.
My daughter's first thought was that many Allderdice students already miss first-period classes because of difficulty getting to school on time for whatever reason; starting nearly an hour earlier will mean many, many more late kids.
Her second comment was telling: "Mom, but do you think the people behind the Pittsburgh Promise want this to happen?" So many kids are going to be late, she said, that they may not be able to fulfill the requirements. She added, "Maybe the people putting up the money want that to happen so they don't have to pay out." (P-G, Dianne Shenk)
How absolutely delightful, that my alma mader is still producing such rebellious cynicism! I am genuinely tempted to invite this young Dragon to write for the Comet. Meanwhile, another letter writer cites evidence from the National Sleep Foundation. Had I been required to be in homeroom at 7:11 am, I would have spent 1st and 2nd period at Bagel Nosh thrice as often as I did, and probably would not have graduated.