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Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

Shoddy treatment for a hero: Months after touching tributes followed a student's horrific stabbing spree at Franklin Regional High School comes word that security guard John Jay “Sarge” Resetar, 70, stabbed in the stomach while doing his job, is out of a job. His employer, Capital Asset Protection Inc., and Franklin Regional officials concluded in a letter that “going forward it is best for the school and Capital to relieve you of your duties … .” The details are few, but this deed is appalling.

Fair play: In keeping with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Greensburg will pay a sign interpreter up to $1,600 per season for a deaf boy to play soccer through the fall of 2016. This, to settle a federal lawsuit brought by a couple who accused the city of discriminating against their son. And what happens if the recreation program gets tapped for other special-needs requests under these laws to the point where it no longer can afford to sponsor youth sports — for any kids? That's the law of unintended consequences.

Fayette's $2 million prison romp: From the get-go, the proposed $32 million prison was doomed by public opposition and the vagaries of its plans. Now that those plans have been halted, and the board of commissioners' Democrat majority has burned through $2 million, perhaps a logical, realistic discussion can begin into Fayette's prison needs.

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