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Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

| Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, 8:56 p.m.

Steelers woes: There's an old cure for the “fumble-itis” that hit the Pittsburgh Steelers in their embarrassing 20-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Coach Mike Tomlin should make those who coughed up the football a total of five times tote a pigskin 24/7 right up to this Sunday's 4:15 p.m. kickoff in Baltimore. Perhaps these pros can learn something from this old trick ­— of high school football coaches.

Speaking of “itises”: The Allegheny Institute's Jake Haulk is spot-on in his diagnosis of what ails Pittsburgh Public Schools: “(E)xcuse-itis from the school board and the community, the know-it-all, nothing-to-see-here education establishment, do-gooder groups and too much taxpayer money and too little accountability to taxpayers and students who want to learn.” It's a damning indictment of the damningly indictable.

Be careful out there I: Pennsylvania's 12-day gun deer season began Monday. It runs through Dec. 8 (with no Sunday hunting). Unfortunately, some, in their zeal to bag a buck or down a doe, will take safety shortcuts. Here's hoping that kind of hunter will be in short supply. And here's to a record harvest, one that will reward hunters and a large herd that requires regular culling for its benefit — and motorists'.

Be careful out there II: The first snow has fallen and it's a good time to remind all drivers of the need to slow down when roads are covered. That applies as well to those with four-wheel- and all-wheel-drive vehicles who sometimes believe they are immune to the laws of physics.

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