Pittsburgh Tuesday takes
Downtown discouragement: Parking tickets issued Sunday in the block in front of the August Wilson Center generated complaints because signs there ban parking from “7 a.m.-7 p.m. except Sunday.” A Zone 2 officer wrote the tickets, yet a Zone 2 sergeant says the signs mean drivers can park there during those hours on Sundays. The ToonSeum's Joe Wos says the ticketing officer told him the opposite — and that the ticketing was ordered by Mayor Bill Peduto's office, which Mr. Peduto's spokesman denies. If erroneous, these tickets should be dismissed. But the bigger issue is whose signals got crossed and how, giving folks another reason to avoid Downtown.
Who's watching: At a time of controversy over electronic monitoring by government, the role of video drawn from businesses' private surveillance cameras by police who charged Allen Wade, 43, in the East Liberty killings of sisters Susan and Sarah Wolfe should give pause. A detective saying Pittsburgh police usage of video doubles annually is a further reminder that liberty and security must be balanced properly not just in Washington, but in our neighborhoods.
Panther prospects: Last-second drama finally went Pitt's way on Saturday. A buzzer-beating tying basket led to an 83-78 overtime win at Clemson. That helped, but the Panthers remain “on the bubble” for the NCAA Tournament. They can solidify an NCAA berth by winning their first ACC Tournament game on Thursday — which would hearten Pitt fans accustomed to postseason disappointment.
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