Pittsburgh Tuesday takes
Reprehensible crime: Friday's attack on an 85-year-old retired member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden left her with a broken jaw that required surgery. Suspect Andrew Clarence Bullock, 18, of Aliquippa is jailed, awaiting a preliminary hearing on charges that include rape and aggravated assault. Here's hoping the attacker is convicted and sentenced to every bit of punishment allowed by law — fitting consequences for what surely was an act of depravity.
Signals crossed: PennDOT's apology to more than 20 motorists improperly detained last Thursday at the Fort Pitt Tunnels entrance — despite a PennDOT policy that forbids detaining any motorist — had better be humble and sincere indeed. They were stopped by a maintenance worker who accused them of running a red light — traffic had been halted for ice removal inside the tunnel — but they insist the light was green. Isn't it good to know that additional billions of dollars from taxes and fees will be going to such a competent agency?
Early Christmas gift: However much it warmed their fans' hearts on a frigid Sunday night, the Steelers' 30-20 win over Cincinnati was less an indication of a turnaround for this disappointing Pittsburgh team than it was an early Christmas present bestowed by the AFC North-leading Bengals living up to their “Bungles” nickname with first-quarter special-teams gaffes that the Steelers turned into a 21-point lead. And this victory certainly should not deter the Steelers' badly needed offseason revamping.
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