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Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

Loosey-goosey: The Peduto administration keeps finding ugly reminders of past nonfeasance. First there was the mess with parking passes. Now comes word that the City of Pittsburgh doesn't have a policy regarding take-home vehicles. Good grief. But it soon will. And it's about time.

Rocco's rest: Greater Pittsburgh will pay its final respects to Officer Rocco on Friday. The canine officer who died in the line of duty last week will be remembered in a service at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland. Rocco, an 8-year-old German shepherd, died of complications from stab wounds he received apprehending a suspect in a Lawrenceville basement. The public service will be befitting of the hero Rocco was.

It's not rocket science: Once upon a time, it was common sense that those with a cold or the flu didn't visit hospital patients. And the reasoning was clear — nobody wanted the sick to become sicker. Nonetheless, UPMC was forced to issue a statement reminding flu sufferers to keep their bugs to themselves. While it's a timely admonition, it's a sad commentary on the times that it had to be made in the first place.

No! No! No!: Now that the groundhog has spoken — six more weeks of winter — and that Mother Nature appears to be affirming his prognostication with more snow, it's time to smack a growing problem hard: those who shovel or blow snow from their sidewalks and driveways into the streets. The practice creates a hazard and, yes, a legal liability should that snow lead to an accident.

 

 
 


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