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1. Pittsburgh City Council hasn't had many tough votes lately but will have a couple by the end of the year. The first is on historic designation for the Strip District produce terminal, which the Buncher company is warning (in a letter to council) will torpedo their $450 million redevelopment of the Allegheny riverfront.

2. The other one will be on changes Mayor-elect Bill Peduto wants in the city's 2014 budget, partially to fund the top level appointees he named yesterday. He expects to bring the amendments to council in December when it votes on Mayor Ravenstahl's proposed spending plan, so it'll be the first look at the new mayoral-council dynamic.

3. PG columnist Tony Norman is worried that Peduto's proposed cabinet is so adult that Rob Rogers won't have anything to draw.

4. Mike Doyle, Tim Murphy and former congressman Ron Klink were among those saying goodbye to Bill Coyne at St. Paul Cathedral on a rainy Thursday.

5. You know how statistics have changed baseball? The same thing is starting in basketball, including at Pitt, which now has a video and analytics coordinator who used to play in the NBA. The Panthers tip off the 2013-14 season tonight.

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