Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances
Lance: To the schedulers. A robust North Shore can be a wonderful thing. But schedulers should have known better than to have the Pitt Panthers open their season at noon on Saturday at Heinz Field, then have the Pittsburgh Pirates play at 4:05 p.m. at PNC Park. Couple that with the annual rib festival and it's a recipe for a disastrous traffic and parking situation that's not simply an inconvenience but a public safety threat. The schedulers can and must do better.
Laurel: To the Allegheny County Airport Authority. It has reversed course, at least temporarily, on a policy that would have booted longtime Salvation Army kettle worker Marilyn Darnley, 72, out of Pittsburgh International Airport. It was part of a shortsighted blanket policy that barred solicitation at the facility. A public outcry forced the reconsideration, one that we hope will preserve a most worthy effort.
A challenge: To Pittsburgh's foundations. A coalition of foundations opposed to a private developer buying the insolvent August Wilson Center for black culture and adding a hotel says there's no middle ground in the debate. “(W)e can't in any way that is consistent with our values see us devoting philanthropic dollars to support what is ultimately a hotel deal,” says Heinz Endowments President Grant Oliphant. Then we challenge the coalition to put its money where its values are, satisfying the center's outstanding debts and outbidding the developer for control.
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