Pittsburgh Tuesday takes
Where's Luke?: Oh where, oh where could Pittsburgh's mayor be, oh where, oh where could he be? Lame-duck Mayor Luke Ravenstahl gave not one quack about his city hosting the 42nd annual conference of the Pennsylvania Mayors' Association over the weekend. He didn't attend. And nobody will say why he didn't. One would think if you're the host city for such a gathering, you'd be a gracious host and not a no-show with no explanation.
Burned again: It's becoming increasingly apparent that the US Airways heavily taxpayer-subsidized flight operations center in Moon will close when the airline's merger with American Airlines is finalized. And that has a lot of folks once again crying “Foul!” But it's par for the course for an airline that also “de-hubbed” Pittsburgh International Airport, a facility built specifically for it by Allegheny County. Perhaps the next shafting will finally force government to think thrice about such deals.
A class(ic) act: A quarter-of-a-million people attended the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix this past weekend. And while it's a nationally recognized event for racing enthusiasts who get to enjoy some of the classiest of classic race cars, it's just as well known and laudable for the money it raises for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh. About $250,000 was raised this year. More than $3 million has been raised since 1983. Congratulations to all involved.
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