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When the Going Gets Tough ...

By Jason Togyer
The Tube City Almanac
December 29, 2015
Posted in: Announcements

I still haven't figured out what I'm going to do when the Daily News closes. I have literally been reading the newspaper since I was old enough to read. I learned how to read from the Daily News' comics page of the 1970s --- "Nubbin," "The Smith Family," "Walt Disney's Scamp," and a bunch of other frankly terrible funnies better forgotten.

Tube City Community Media Inc. is in no way a "replacement" for the Daily News, but will be here to help.
Please send community announcements to tubecitytiger@gmail.com or leave a voice mail at 412-385-7450, and we will do our level best to get your announcement both on Tube City Online and WMCK.

Be patient; for now, we are all volunteers. That may change, but not soon.
We will have an announcement shortly about an obituary service we are launching next week, and we may do something similar for church news.
We have not given up on the McKeesport area, and we know thousands of others haven't, either. Mon Valley residents are tough, and stubborn. It isn't over until we say it's over.

It may require a stupid and futile gesture on someone's part, but we're just the people to do it.

After all, was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

("Germans?" "Forget it, he's rolling.")

Originally published December 29, 2015.

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