Skip to comments.On Eve of All-star Game new Mayor of Pittsburgh O'Connor diagnosed with cancer of nervous system
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.
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Dang. That's an ugly illness. Best of luck to him.
Prayers for Mayor O'Connor and his family for a speedy recovery. Hopefully they got the diagnosis early so it can be treated.
not breaking news
What does "eve of the the All-Star game" have to do with this mayor's illness?
That's also an ugly headline. What does the All-Star Game have to do with the mayor getting cancer?
I once stubbed my toe a mere month prior to the Superbowl. It must have been connected.
"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
What did Bud Selig know and when did he know it?!
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.
I was wondering that myself, as if the "occasion" made it particularly tragic.
My prayers are with Mr. O'Connor today, along with my best wishes that he beat this thing.
No doubt about it. You weren't kicking Santa Claus, were you?
Thanks. Strange headline, though ...
Prayers for Mayor O'Connor and his family.
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.
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.
Prayers for his recovery.
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