Hundreds join Terrible Towel wave in memory of Cope

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Around 350 members of the Steeler Nation with nearly as many Terrible Towels braved heavy snowfall to remember famed broadcaster and native Pittsburgher Myron Cope in front of the City-County Building at noon today.

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Steelers owner Dan Rooney spoke during a heavy snowfall, intermittenly interrupted by sporadic cheers of Mr. Cope's trademark "double yoi!" and Terrible Towel swirling.

The ceremony concluded with one minute of silent towel waving.

Mr. Cope died Wednesday at 79.

More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

First Published February 29, 2008 3:30 PM


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