Happy Monday Early Returners! And happy tax day. Today we bring you stories from the South Side to Santiago in another International Breakfast Sausage edition. Pictured: hallulla, a typical disk-shaped Chilean bread, and avocado.
1. First, Rich Lord connects the dots between a Pittsburgh Housing Authority contract for landscaping and a former housing authority employee who left his job in 2003 after the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published a story about his federal drug convictions. The man is also linked to a bar on the South Side, S-Bar.
2. Karen Langley is in Santiago, Chile, with Gov. Tom Corbett. She writes about herding cats, a.k.a. planning trade missions.
3. From Sunday, Tim McNulty has a superb profile on mayoral candidate Jake Wheatley, a state senator and former Marine.
4. Speaking of tax day, Pirates writer Michael Sanserino brings us this fascinating piece on the complexity of tax bills for professional athletes, who are forced to pay taxes in nearly all of the cities where they split the uprights, smack a slap shot, or get swept by the Dodgers. But before you pull out your tiny violin, take this into consideration:
But while a few extra filings this time of the year are a small price to pay for salaries that can soar well into the millions, it's not just the athletes who are stuck with a complicated tax bill. Any employee who travels with the team, which includes coaches, broadcasters, equipment managers and scouts, is subject to the same tax requirements.