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On Eve of All-star Game new Mayor of Pittsburgh O'Connor diagnosed with cancer of nervous system
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | July 10, 2006 | Jeremy Boren

Posted on 07/10/2006 1:36:39 PM PDT by NorthEasterner

Mayor Bob O'Connor was admitted to UPMC Shadyside today to begin treatment for primary central nervous system lymphoma.

(Excerpt) Read more at pittsburghlive.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: allstargame; baseball; boboconnor; mayor; mlb; oconnor; pittsburgh

1 posted on 07/10/2006 1:36:42 PM PDT by NorthEasterner
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To: NorthEasterner

Dang. That's an ugly illness. Best of luck to him.


2 posted on 07/10/2006 1:39:29 PM PDT by MineralMan (non-evangelical atheist)
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To: NorthEasterner

Prayers for Mayor O'Connor and his family for a speedy recovery. Hopefully they got the diagnosis early so it can be treated.


3 posted on 07/10/2006 1:47:52 PM PDT by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! Fox News Channel Rocks!)
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To: NorthEasterner

not breaking news


4 posted on 07/10/2006 1:48:15 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: NorthEasterner

What does "eve of the the All-Star game" have to do with this mayor's illness?


5 posted on 07/10/2006 1:51:04 PM PDT by catpuppy
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To: MineralMan
That's an ugly illness.

That's also an ugly headline. What does the All-Star Game have to do with the mayor getting cancer?

6 posted on 07/10/2006 1:52:54 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (I wish a political party would come along that thinks like I do.)
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To: catpuppy

I once stubbed my toe a mere month prior to the Superbowl. It must have been connected.


7 posted on 07/10/2006 1:53:13 PM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: Tall_Texan

"That's also an ugly headline. What does the All-Star Game have to do with the mayor getting cancer?"

I don't know, but just in case, I'm going to skip watching the game this year. /sarc


8 posted on 07/10/2006 1:58:40 PM PDT by MineralMan (non-evangelical atheist)
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To: Tall_Texan
That's also an ugly headline. What does the All-Star Game have to do with the mayor getting cancer?

What did Bud Selig know and when did he know it?!

9 posted on 07/10/2006 1:59:29 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo ("Give a man a fish, make him a Democrat. Teach a man to fish, make him a Republican.")
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To: catpuppy

All-Star game is being held in Pittsburgh and Murphy has had the place spiffed up. It's his chance to bask in the glory, but now he has to seek treatment for the cancer.


10 posted on 07/10/2006 2:17:26 PM PDT by bagman
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To: catpuppy; Tall_Texan

I was wondering that myself, as if the "occasion" made it particularly tragic.


11 posted on 07/10/2006 2:18:17 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: NorthEasterner

My prayers are with Mr. O'Connor today, along with my best wishes that he beat this thing.


12 posted on 07/10/2006 2:21:16 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Man was made in the image of God, not pond scum)
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To: ValerieUSA
I once stubbed my toe a mere month prior to the Superbowl. It must have been connected.

No doubt about it. You weren't kicking Santa Claus, were you?

13 posted on 07/10/2006 2:28:52 PM PDT by catpuppy
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To: bagman

Thanks. Strange headline, though ...


14 posted on 07/10/2006 2:30:13 PM PDT by catpuppy
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To: Tall_Texan
as if it's much better to be diagnosed with cancer after seeing Joe Mauer hit a home run.
15 posted on 07/10/2006 2:45:08 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 ((Illegal immigrants are just undocumented friends you haven't met yet!))
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To: NorthEasterner

Prayers for Mayor O'Connor and his family.


16 posted on 07/10/2006 2:46:25 PM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: NorthEasterner

Prayer BUMP


17 posted on 07/10/2006 2:48:35 PM PDT by B Knotts (Newt '08!)
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To: Tall_Texan
That's also an ugly headline. What does the All-Star Game have to do with the mayor getting cancer?

It is a poignant, not ugly, headline for those who know the facts. The All-Star game is being held in Pittsburgh, and the struggling city and its mayor hope it will be a chance to showcase the city and perhaps boost economic development (a view found in most host cities that have bid for the game.) The game has surely taken much of his time and effort, being one of the most important matter on his agenda for months as a rare opportunity to try and swing deals with the huge gathering of corporate executives. So rather than being able to relax after months of preparation, enjoy the limelight, and perhaps seal deals to bring in jobs, he's instead entering a hospital to fight for his life. Very sad irony to the timing.

18 posted on 07/10/2006 6:44:49 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Very sad indeed. I wish the Mayor good luck in his battle against cancer. Lymphoma usually responds to modern treatments, but this CNS lymphoma sounds worse than the regular kind.


19 posted on 07/10/2006 6:48:36 PM PDT by Palladin ("Governor Lynn Swann."...it has a nice ring to it!)
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To: NorthEasterner
Dang.

Prayers for his recovery.

20 posted on 07/10/2006 8:32:41 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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Prayers to Mayor O'Connor and his family and may God guide them and his doctors to a full recovery. My advice to the mayor and his family, just sit back tonite and enjoy the All-Star game.


21 posted on 07/11/2006 2:14:01 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Michael Savage for President - 2008!)
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