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Laurels & Lances

| Saturday, June 17, 2006

Laurel: To a rumbling crew of caregivers. The Legion Riders chapter from American Legion Post 301 in Connellsville traveled to the Veteran Affairs Hospital in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh on their motorcycles this week to deliver gifts to patients. Long after their service in the U.S. military, these men and women still present themselves with virtue and honor.

Laurel: To 15-year-old Brianna VanArsdale. A freshman at Mt. Pleasant Area High School, VanArsdale, of Mt. Pleasant, has garnered local attention by placing 10th in the nationwide WordMasters Challenge, a competition designed to reward an in-depth understanding of literature. Poems the teen penned at ages as young as 11 also have been featured in various publications.

Lance: To the Uniontown Area school board. Several months and $2 million after the Uniontown Area School District began planning a $44.5 million renovation for the high school, directors voted to scrap the project. They should be commended for listening to public outcry, but maybe their plan shouldn't have been so far out of line of public expectation in the first place. Here's hoping that $2 million worth of planning won't be a total waste.

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