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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Heads Up: Morning headlines for Aug. 16

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Not exactly "Braveheart": A Scottish separatist is accused of sending all those e-mail threats to Pitt earlier this year.

A new poll shows President Obama holding onto a 6-point lead against challenger Mitt Romney, despite a majority of voters disapproving of Obama's handling of the economy. The poll was carried out between Aug. 7 and 12, so the addition of wild-man Paul Ryan to the GOP ticket probably had little impact.

Of course, that lead may not do much good if Obama's supporters can't vote in November ...

The Post-Gazette looks at statistics on bike/car accidents ... and guess what? A lot of times, the car driver is at fault!

Also from the P-G, Keith Rothfus, the Tea Party challenger to Democratic Congressman Mark Critz, won't say whether he would have supported Paul Ryan's slash-and-burn budget proposals, which were backed by House Republicans. "I appreciate the broad framework he's coming from ... but I want to have input on something I'm voting for." Translation: I would have voted for the budgets, but don't have the stones to tell you that until after I get elected.

A new biography of Joe Paterno promises lots of tears, family drama, and some tough shots at former PSU president Graham Spanier.

And finally, over on Twitter, it's not to late to get in on the #pittsburghbands action. Currently tops in the field is City Councilor Natalia Rudiak:

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