Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Wednesday News and Notes

Comet senior political analyst Morton Reichbaum does not expect the Tiger Woods / Oakmont Country Club story to generate any kind of measurable, near-term political impact.

However, it does conform to what he describes as recent trends.

"The bloom is really off this ... this Ravenstahl." he says. "People are starting to wonder."


Signs of life from the City Planning Commission, which voted to reject UPMC signage on the U.S. Steel Tower. Calling the proposed sign "overkill," the ruling was a defeat for Board Chair Wrenna Watson. (P-G, Ann Belser; Trib, Jeremy Boren)

Animal Rescue League is back at the bargaining table; keen to train DPW workers in how to handle euthanisations. (P-G, Mark Belko)

Jim Rohr flags the region for high business taxes, government fragmentation, poor airline service, and an unskilled workforce. He chairs the Alllegheny Conference, and he did not return any public money. (P-G, Dan Fitzpatrick)


  1. Cool blog, i just randomly surfed in, but it sure was worth my time, will be back

    Deep Regards from the other side of the Moon

    Biby Cletus

  2. Well, you know the 2007 we like our politicians to be the "everyman." So Lukey lives out his dream by exploiting his position. Just like the rest of us would do! ;)

  3. Interesting about the animal issue. Darlene Harris had voted against the change in time to keep the animals before their being euthanized. Was she negotiating with the ARL on this? Training city workers is nothing short of a great deal for the city, and it gives the city time to find a facility and renovate it. It actually sounds like a win-win to me (one of the few in recent weeks).