Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances
Lance: To Chuck Pascal. The Democrat former Leechburg mayor and school board member ran for three offices in the primary, winning nominations to borough council, which he declined, and school board. Said Pascal: “The whole purpose of running for multiple offices was to hold the ability for the party to nominate people who we found who are interested after the deadline to file for the primary.” May the voters treat you and your cronies on Election Day with the same respect you showed them.
Lance: To Oakmont Council. They met privately Monday to discuss what kinds of restrictions they want to impose on Speedway's plan to build a gas station on Hulton Road. They say they have the weight of a Commonwealth Court ruling in favor of the closed meeting. But we wonder what could be so secret about a conditional use permit for a gas station.
Best wishes: To the Penguins. Lost in the success of the Pirates and the collapse of the Steelers have been the Penguins, who opened their season Thursday night against New Jersey at the Consol Energy Center. The Mighty 'Guins hope to overcome their own collapse in last year's playoffs as they take another run at Lord Stanley's cup. And, at least right now, they'll be challenged by the availability of only one seasoned goaltender because of Tomas Vokoun's injury. Nevertheless, here's to the first of many “Heys!”
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances
- President Carbon: Hypocrisy’s trip
- Greensburg Laurels & Lances
- Laurels & Lances
- Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances
- Greater Pittsburgh’s ‘brain gain’
- The Pa. pensions debate: Union hypocrisy
- Signing Michael Vick: Personal baggage & professional talent
- The ethanol mandate: More is less
- Saturday essay: Brinkley Helen
- The gambling raids: The state’s racket