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Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes

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| Monday, November 10, 2014 9:00 p.m.

E-waste side effects:You can’t even give away that old, tube-style television these days. And you can’t put it in the trash, either. But that doesn’t mean you can dump it in the woods — as anti-litter groups warn is happening more often. A state ban on electronics in landfills is meant to keep the mercury and other harmful chemicals in those devices out of our environment. There arerecycling programs. Look them up and use them.

Fitz’s Jeep lapse: Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald finds himself in a sticky wicket of his own making. Chelsa Wagner, the county controller and oftentimes Mr. Fitzgerald’s chief antagonist, has documented the ACE’s use of his county vehicle to attend political functions. Fitz defends use of the Jeep, saying he often conducts county business there. That’s no defense. And neither is the fact that the Jeep is seven years old; it’s still a public resource being used improperly. Not only should Fitzgerald stop the practice, he should reimburse the county for politicking on the public dime.

Can this team save itself?: The 6-4 Steelers are looking for redemption next Monday night when they visit the 2-7 Tennessee Titans. Pittsburgh embarrassed itself mightily in Sunday’s 20-13 loss in New York against the now 2-8 Jets. The game was not as close as the score. The Steelers were, in a word, pathetic. And you know it’s a weird season when the Cleveland Browns stand atop of the AFC North. But the key to Pittsburgh saving itself is as basic as executing the fundamentals.

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