Cheatin' and stealin'
by M. Stewart
The New England Patriots are to the Steelers what the Steelers are to the Browns. Maybe that’s why no one—repeat, no one—expects the Steelers to make much of a showing in Foxborough this afternoon.
Of course, in the past the Patriots have cheated, especially in big games and definitely against Pittsburgh, but the NFL hushed that business up very quickly after fining the Pats a few dollars. Since the cheating scandal, New England is a team I always root against. The Giants’ Super Bowl victory over the “invincible” Patriots (with Tom Brady) was one of the greatest moments in professional sports history. It was great watching Bill Belichick run off that field, his mouth full of poop.
So do I think the Steelers will defeat the Patriots today in New England? I try to avoid prediction. It has nothing to do with anything but betting, and I don’t bet.
How about that woman who got robbed and beat up Saturday night in West Point? [See Morning Journal, "Woman injured in robbery attempt.”] According to the newspaper, the 55-year old female had stopped on Applegate Road (near Rt. 30/45) to check if she had a flat tire when a man and woman pulled up in a dirty, old pickup truck. It all sounds like a B-movie script.
The man roughed the lady up and stole (or tried to steal) her rings. His emaciated female accomplice just stood there and watched. According to the paper, the truck they were driving was old, black and “very dirty with a smashed tailgate.” The white male assailant had “dirty and greasy looking” brown hair and a “bad complexion” with a pitted, unshaven face. He was wearing a blue flannel shirt and dirty, ripped up jeans. The girl was short and thin with “blond, dyed hair [with] dark roots showing.”
Although these physical descriptions fit about half the people living in the Lisbon-West Point-Salineville “research triangle,” the smashed up black truck might be something to look for. If you happen to see the truck, and the people in it fit the description, run them off the road, pull out your gun and shoot both of them in the head.
This is Columbiana County. No questions will be asked.