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Greensburg Tuesday takes

| Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Curtain call: What California University of Pennsylvania will “save” by firing the company that manages its overblown convocation center is chump change. Reportedly, the center lost about $400,000 from nearly 100 events in its first 16 months. But even that pales in comparison to its outrageous $59 million price tag. Cal U's “showcase” underscores an intolerable regard for taxpayer dollars, which, in the halls of academia, is far removed from any economic reality.

Loosey-goosey lockup: It defies comprehension that in a county with insufficient prison space, some Fayette County inmates are held longer than they should be. Reportedly one inmate wasn't released even after posting bond. In other instances, inmates have been mistakenly released, according to a deputy court administrator. Note to Fayette's prison board: If the county's correction clerks can't perform the minimum responsibility of their job, fire them.

Smooth at last: Even before gas-line replacement work turned many Greensburg streets into a rutted mess, East Pittsburgh Street, a primary gateway into the city, was a jarring ride. But finally, to the considerable relief of Greensburg commuters, PennDOT has gotten around to repaving this badly degraded thoroughfare. But how long will it be before a utility or some other agency finds cause to dig up a segment of the repaved road?

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