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Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

| Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008

Here we go: In yet another come-from-behind victory, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated nemesis Baltimore 13-9 on Sunday. And in the process, the Black and Gold won the AFC North and clinched a first-round playoff bye. But with a victory over the mighty Tennessee Titans on Sunday (and Cleveland the following week), the Steelers could snatch the AFC's top seed and force the road to the Super Bowl to run through Pittsburgh. Good luck.

One year too long: Much has been said and written about the new Port Authority contract. But one claim is absolutely daft. Apologists rationalizing capitulation masquerading as "compromise" insist the contract's longer term -- four years versus three -- offers "stability" to the labor situation. Actually, in these troubled economic times, it unnecessarily handcuffs management's hands. And it will come back to bite taxpayers, as it usually does.

Won't you help?: Christmas is nigh and time is short to make your donation to Operation Santa Claus. That's the Trib's annual drive -- now in its 25th year -- to aid those less fortunate with all the fixin's for a holiday meal. This year's goal is to raise $126,000. Donations can be sent to the Trib at the address below. These are tough times for many this Christmas. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated.

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