Pittsburgh Tuesday takes
“House money” or bust: Having completed $1 million in renovations to reconfigure gambling options, officials of the 4-year-old Rivers Casino are considering adding a hotel as another way to better compete with six other casinos within a two-hour drive. It's a fine idea to explore — but only if it doesn't involve public subsidies like those that local “leaders” long have insisted are necessary to add a hotel to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. If the Rivers Casino wants to gamble on demand for lodging, it should do so with its own “house money,” not taxpayers'.
Share the responsibility: Despite unauthorized vehicles not being allowed along the route of Pittsburgh's 28th annual Columbus Day parade on Saturday morning, a bicyclist decided to use Liberty Avenue's outbound bike lane anyway — and knocked down — and knocked out — a parade-participant pedestrian. Police say charges against the bicyclist, who also was injured, will reflect the severity of the pedestrian's injuries. It's a case that should remind the two-wheeled “share the road” crowd that it also shares responsibility for obeying all traffic laws.
Pulse detected: With Sunday's 19-6 win over the Jets, the Steelers avoided utter playoff irrelevancy after their 0-4 start. With the Bengals leading the AFC North at 4-2, the Browns at 3-3, the Ravens, also 3-3, due at Heinz Field next Sunday and plenty of divisional games left after that, the Steelers' hopes remain alive — but it will take near-flawless play the rest of the way for them to salvage this season.
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