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Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

| Monday, May 18, 2015, 9:00 p.m.

Be adults: A Sto-Rox teacher's aide has been charged with having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Matthew R. Bertovich, 24, of Robinson, allegedly met the child through a “special needs” class. This alleged incident is the latest in a disturbing trend of educators being charged with such behavior. What to do? Acting like adults would be a good place to start.

A princely salary: The median household income for Pittsburghers is $51,291 (based on 2013 data, the last available). But the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority will pay its new executive director more than four-and-half times that ($240,000). The authority defends James L. Good's big payday as being the going market rate. So much for public service being a “sacrifice.”

Take down those signs: Candidates seeking their respective parties' nominations in today's primary election took great care to strategically place their political signs to garner maximum exposure. Unfortunately, too many candidates won't make the same effort to remove those signs after their victory celebrations or concessions speeches.

Safety first: The first of the holidays of the summer season approaches with Memorial Day this coming Monday. The highways and byways will be busy with those traveling near and far. And it will be an equally busy time for boaters. Police will be targeting aggressive drivers, wet and dry. Don't drink and drive. Be careful out there. After all, we want everyone to be around for Independence Day.

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