Share This Page

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

| Monday, July 7, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

The Aliquippa tragedy: The tragic death of two Beaver County children should be a sad object lesson in leaving youngsters unattended. Brooklyn Beatty, 2, and her sister, Ryeley, 3, died of injuries suffered when they apparently tipped over a dresser in their Aliquippa home on Friday. As this unfortunate incident shows, it only takes a few seconds for the unthinkable to happen.

The CCAC thefts: There can be little comfort in word that chemicals that can be used to make drugs or explosives were stolen last week from the North Side campus of Community College of Allegheny County. Among the chemicals missing from the school's science center are hydrogen peroxide, acetone and sulfuric acid. Authorities do say they don't believe the chemicals were taken as part of any threat. New security measures have been implemented campuswide in response. Why they weren't in place to begin with is a valid question.

Those Bucco All-Stars: Three Pittsburgh Pirates have been named to the National League All-Star Game team. Outfielder Andrew McCutchen, last year's league MVP, made the squad for the fourth-straight year but will start for the first time in next Tuesday's mid-summer classic. And setup man Tony Watson and utility man Josh Harrison, both bringing their own brand of excitement to the game, will join “Cutch” on the roster in Minneapolis. It's three feathers in the cap of a franchise continuing its slow and steady rise.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.