The latest not-so-hot news from Grant Street from our colleague Robert Zullo:
It was about what you'd expect from a bucket of ice water at 10 a.m.
"It was cold. but it went well," City Councilman Dan Gilman said after he and his colleague Councilman Corey O'Connor helped each other participate in the "Ice Bucket Challenge," a viral online phenomenon to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig's Disease.
The councilmen dumped the buckets over each others' heads Wednesday morning in the portico at the Grant Street entrance to the City-County Building. "I would argue that my bucket that was dumped on me had more ice in it, so my water was colder. Corey got off easy," Mr. Gilman said.
Both said they had received numerous challenges on social media as well as from media outlets and intend to donate $100 each to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association's Western Pennsylvania chapter.
Mr. O'Connor claimed that his shorter stature meant he got the worst of the dousing.
"He's taller than I am so more of his bucket went directly on me. I think I missed him a little bit," Mr. O'Connor said. "I challenged the remainder of council, so now they're all on the hook."