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Laurels & Lances

| Saturday, March 24, 2012

Laurel: To East Franklin-based state police and area wildlife conservation officers. They launched a ground and air sweep in six Armstrong County townships over the weekend to curb ATV riders who ignore the laws of the road and/or private property rights. We hope would-be violators get the message.

Lance: To the U.S. Department of Energy. An important conference was conducted Monday at Penn State to assess major differences in government, university and private-sector estimates of the amount of Marcellus shale gas available in the state. Big issue, but the department sent no one.

Laurel: To West Hills Elementary School teacher Paul Treacy. He is a winner of a 2012 Carnegie Science Award for his innovative ways of teaching science, including his outdoors classroom. Good work!

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