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Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, 9:01 p.m.
 

Lance: To the New Kensington Council. The council essentially told the taxpayers, “What part of ‘We ain't selling the water authority' don't you understand?” The members trucked out their usual litany of excuses — including the bogus “it's against state law.” Considering the great needs of New Ken, can the council truly afford not to at least find out what it's worth? We can't believe the councilors so readily dismiss a $35-$40 million windfall.

On the “Watch List”:

West Penn Allegheny Health System. Fast on the heels of its board of directors telling Highmark to take a fast ride on a rolling doughnut, a group of top doctors is calling for the ouster of the hospital system's “turnaround” consultants. Yes, there's talk of renewing affiliation discussions, but the situation remains one giant mess. We can only wonder if anybody's started a pool to “call” the health system's time of death.

• The Oakmont curfew proposal. The borough council is considering instituting a curfew for juveniles. Don't waste your time, folks. Curfews are ineffective and widely ignored by the police and the kids. The best curfew law is good parenting.

Laurel: To Westmoreland County's regional emergency operating center. Discussed for years, the $1.8 million facility, to be based at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport near Latrobe, finally is moving ahead. It will house $7 million in emergency equipment that's currently scattered across the county and will enhance emergency training and operations.

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