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Thursday, May 2, 2013, 8:55 p.m.
 

Laurel: To Jack Wagner. The Democrat Pittsburgh mayoral candidate says the long-running feud between departing Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and fellow Democrat mayoral wannabe Bill Peduto, one that has spilled into the primary race, is a product of the “dysfunctional, childish environment in city government.” Both should “grow up,” he says. Sounds like the basis for a good campaign ad to us.

Lance: To CMU. Its College of Fine Arts allowed a woman to march in its spring carnival parade naked from the waist down. Her pubic hair was shaved in the shape of a cross. Her top attire was described as “a papal parody.” Many, naturally, took offense. We're all for free expression. But by any standard, this was tasteless.

Laurel: To coordination. The return of the refurbished Point State Park fountain will coincide with the opening of the 54th Three Rivers Arts Festival. The fountain and the 10-day festival will bow on June 7. Here's to a fountain that keeps working (for a change) and a festival in which rain, rain goes away and comes back some other days.

Best wishes: To the 26,000 runners expected for Sunday's Pittsburgh Marathon. And it's not just a road race. Yes, it's certainly the region's premier sporting event. But it's also the city's premier community event, what with tens of thousands of spectators holding street parties along the route. This is one classy event, all around. Runners, set!

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