Pittsburgh Tuesday takes
Poor form: When the Pittsburgh Penguins fired General Manager Ray Shero a few weeks ago, they gave the clear impression that it would be up to a new GM to determine the fate of Head Coach Dan Bylsma. Well, Mr. Bylsma was fired last week by new GM Jim Rutherford after Bylsma was left to twist in the wind on a burning rope for three weeks. And it's more than suggested from Mr. Rutherford's statements that “his” decision was a fait accompli. Why play such a game?
A wise move: The City of Pittsburgh's decision to drop its bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention is a positive sign that more astute heads are running things these days. While the rah-rah-sis-boom-bahers were pushing for the city to make a formal bid at all costs, the likely $60 million price tag was a bar too high at this point in time for a city on the rebound but still attempting to work its way out of state receivership.
Serving a need: Allegheny County's Kane Regional Centers soon will have a second 45-bed unit devoted to “memory care.” That covers ailments such as Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. A similar unit has been open in Glen Hazel since 2000. The new center, awaiting state approval, will be at the Kane facility in Scott, filling a vacant wing. While the need for such care is a sad sign of the times, it's a positive sign that such care increasingly is available.
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