Friday, September 01, 2006

...picked up a paper, it was more bad news...

(Jewel)

At 8:55 pm, Bob O'Connor, Pittsburgh's mayor, breathed his last. (Post Gazette article)

I've never seen a Wikipedia article that had "This article documents a current event. Information may change rapidly as the event progresses." It already shows that he's been succeeded by Luke Ravenstahl, who is City Council President, and at 26, the youngest mayor of Pittsburgh. There will be a swearing in at 10:30 pm.

The only TV channel I barely get that is following the story is KDKA, and it is snowy and staticy. Oh to have cable at a time like this...

Okay, it's 10pm and the Channel 53 news is on.

It was his dream to be the mayor of Pittsburgh.

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In other news, Abaté, my favorite gasthaus, has closed its doors after 23 years.

2 comments:

Patrick said...

I can't believe that. That's crazy.

Sarah Louise said...

I assume you're talking about Abaté.

You know it's time to get up and go to work when all the news has finished on the mayor and they're on to the effects of Ernesto.

Sigh.

I voted for him twice, once in the primary, and again for the Mayoral election. I think it will be good to have a 26 year old in office, this city that kvetches so much about its young people going away.

God bless Mayor O'Connor, and God Bless Mayor Ravenstahl.