Lots of O'Connor in your Monday Post-Gazette:
Joe Smydo previews the Corey O'Connor/Chris Zurawsky Dem primary for Bob O'Connor's old city council seat -- despite the headline on the piece, it's really about how both candidates are distancing themselves from the late mayor's successor in the big corner office in the City-County Building.
In a health section piece about UPMC's Day of Conversation this weekend, Bob's widow Judy talks about how the family didn't have a living will to fall back on when he was stuggling with his rare brain cancer in 2006. "The doctors didn't have anything on file when he went in [to the hospital]," she said. "We just took care of him. Whatever the doctors wanted, that's what we did. In that kind of situation we didn't know what to do."
And remember Frank Rende? He was at the center of a big controversy during Mayor O'Connor's term when his chief-of-staff Dennis Regan came to the patrolman's defense during a disciplinary matter regarding his off-duty details (Rende is the brother of O'Connor's former secretary). Rende is back in the news today -- he's the officer in the middle of a case of police using their tasers and nightsticks on an unruly Pirates fan at PNC Park Saturday night. (More on Rende's past here from That's Church.) Video is making the rounds on YouTube.