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Fitting honors: Seventeen Pennsylvania military veterans — from World War II to Vietnam — are the latest inductees into the Hall of Valor at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum. Those honored for their meritorious service now number nearly 700. That their sacrifices finally are more formally noted is only fitting. We are humbled by their service.

Unfitting omission: Mt. Lebanon native Timothy Flynn played an integral role in the 2006 intelligence-gathering operation that led to the death of terrorist mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. But the former Army sergeant never received formal recognition for his ingenuity that was critical to the demise of the terror thug. Sounds like a job for Congressman Tim Murphy, R-Pa., who has had more than a modicum of success securing overdue accolades for exemplary soldiering.

Shortsighted “progress”: The gridlocking of Pittsburgh’s streets continues with the latest perversion of a busy city thoroughfare. The Roberto Clemente Bridge (once known as the Sixth Street Bridge) now is having two of its four vehicle lanes converted into dedicated bicycle lanes. Given the volume of bike traffic vs. vehicular traffic on this busy span, it’s a waste of resources and the latest in a long line of “progressive” government moves only making it more difficult for motorists to get from the proverbial here to there.


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