Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances
Laurel: To the Pittsburgh Pirates. They enter their weekend series with the Brewers of Milwaukee as one of the two top teams — not just in the Central Division of the National League but in all of Major League Baseball. The Battlin' Bucs share the league's top spot with the St. Louis Cardinals. Could “There's always next year” be here? We'll hold off on singing “The Bucs are goin' all the way.” But we will offer a hearty “Let's go, Bucs!”
Lance: To UPMC. In a counterlawsuit, the medical giant claims that a City of Pittsburgh lawsuit challenging its tax-exempt status violates its constitutional rights to due process and equal protection under the law. If that's the case, no lawsuit ever could be filed against any entity — including UPMC's countersuit against the city. UPMC certainly has a warped view of the law.
Laurel: To Luke Ravenstahl. Pittsburgh's mayor declined an invitation from the United States Olympic Committee to submit a bid for the city to host the 2024 Summer Games. Considering the erstwhile Steel City would have to raise up to $3 billion as the host city — and that's simply nuts — Mr. Ravenstahl made a wise move.
Here it comes: The Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta bows Tuesday next on and along the shores of the city's three rivers. It's a grand three-day event of surf and turf happenings built around Pittsburgh's Independence Day festivities. Here's to a safe celebration.
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