Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read this morning

Published by Andrew McGill on .

Good morning. Take care to avoid the Sarlacc's maw as Pittsburgh slowly bakes into something resembling Tatooine this week.

1. Voter ID opponents began their case before an appeals judge today, promising to present memos the state Department of State and the Department of Aging sent Gov. Tom Corbett warning older residents might lose their vote. But you know what they say about memos: Who ever reads 'em anyways?

2. Airlines will pay less to land passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport, but shale drilling revenues still haven't lowered the landing fee to anything near the national average.

3. State legislators (well, most of them) returned from their fun-in-the-sun summer recess to pass a critical measure finalizing the state's finances. And they spent most of the time arguing over whether they could still say they passed the budget on time.

4. Here's P-G columnist Tony Norman's take on the George Zimmerman verdict.

5. And I enjoyed this: A Duquesne University professor was partially responsible for unmasking J.K. Rowling as the author of mystery thriller "The Cuckoo's Calling," lending his expertise in pattern recognition to match the book to the British author's writing style.

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