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Kittanning Laurels & Lances

| Saturday, June 21, 2008

Laurel: To the Ford City Relay for Life. This dedicated group of volunteers pressing for cures for various cancers has done it again. Participants raised $638,000 in donations this year -- some $25,000 more than last year -- and we all know times are tough.

On the "Watch List": The Manor Township Joint Municipal Authority. After eight days of no water service to homes, businesses, nursing homes and the county jail, it was finally restored, and that was good. But now the authority needs to come up with a plan and explain to customers how it will avoid such an outage in the future.

Lance: To motorcyclists who don't wear helmets. Yep, the law says you are free to ride without a helmet. But consider that acute-care hospital charges for cycle-related head injuries increased 132 percent from 2001 to 2005. After thinking about it, protect those brains.

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