Steelers President Admits 'I Stole Joe Greene's Car'

What's equally surprising is that it took a decade before Greene ever found out about it.


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Long before Art Rooney II was the Steelers' President and co-owner, he served as a ballboy at the team's training camp in Latrobe. Rooney admits to being a bit mischievous back then.

"Well, there was the time I stole Joe Greene's car. I remember that incident going way back," he tells the Patriot-News

Rooney told the paper he spotted Joe Greene arrive for training camp in a green Lincoln Continental. Rooney and fellow ballboy Bill Nunn III somehow got ahold of the keys are took the Lincoln for a spin with Greene never knowing a thing.

Rooney told the paper he waited about 10 years before telling the Hall-of-Famer about the stunt. 

Probably a wise strategy at the time.
 


 


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#BikeLaneMeeting: Oakland proposal

The Pittsburgh City Planning Department will unveil its final bike lane proposals for Oakland at a meeting Thursday, July 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple Street.

Initial proposals unveiled in April included protected bike lanes running along Roberto Clemente Drive to Bouquet Street, as well as from Bigelow Boulevard to Morewood Avenue and throughout Central Oakland.

Although it promised to steer bikers away from traffic-heavy Forbes and Fifth avenues, the plan could potentially ax more than 100 parking spots and limit handicap access to some local businesses.

In addition the the bike lanes, the city also would designate shared lanes throughout Central Oakland.
 


 


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#PupCrawl2015: The Big Sit is upon us

What are you and your dog doing Saturday night? We recommend the annual Pup Crawl 2015 on the Clemente Bridge and Federal Street near PNC Park. It could be historic.

This year, organizers will be trying to set a world record for "most dogs sitting simultaneously." But Pup Crawl is more than just an attempt at the record books. This one-of-a-kind event features vendors of all kinds and fun activities for you and your pet. All proceeds benefit Animals Friends, the Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center and the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society.

The event runs from 6:30-9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1. The "Big Sit" record will begin at 7:45 p.m. so don't be late. Dogs must be:

  • On a leash at all times – no flexi/retractable leashes
  • Current on vaccines
  • Friendly with people and other dogs — grumpy pups and dogs in heat/season are asked to sit this one out

Cost is $25 per pregistered dog and $35 the night of the event. Click here to register.
 


 


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#Sports: Pittsburgh a finalist for hosting World Juniors Hockey Championships

The Penguins have announced that Pittsburgh is one of five finalists to host hockey's 2018 World Junior Championships. 

“We are excited and honored that Pittsburgh has been named a finalist,” says Tom McMillan, the Penguins’ vice president of communications, in a statement. “Our city is ready. Our fans are ready. We look forward to working with USA Hockey on the next steps in this exciting process.”

The event features 10 teams and the world’s top hockey players under the age of 20. It is held in late December and early January of each year, with international television coverage. 

Other finalist cities are Buffalo, Chicago, St. Louis and Tampa. A host city is expected to be chosen by the end of this year.
 

 

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