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February 10, 2014

You Said It: About drug testing, child molest, and the late George G. Pancol

Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled by responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

Drug abuse screening bill was approved by the Indiana House last week. (Article published Jan. 29)

  • “I think this is a step in the right direction. However, I also think that those who are on drugs will simply lie on the questionnaire screening to begin with. They would simply have to give random screenings for ALL who receive any type of government assistance. Those who test positive should then lose their benefits, and go into some type of counseling. Now there is a way for the state to save money, take the benefits, then the prospective counties would have money coming back to them via the counseling.”

THB: It’s this simple, if you have money for drugs, you don’t need the taxpayers’ money to help you eat and keep a roof over your head.

The victim in a high-profile child molestation case, Ashley Peterson, searches for relief from post-traumatic stress disorder. ( Feb. 9)

  • “A very brave young lady — a very dedicated adoptive father.”

THB: May she get the help she needs to help move forward from this nightmare perpetuated by the man who was supposed to keep her safe.

George G. Pancol remembered as good-natured and hard-working. (Feb. 6)

  • “My condolences to the Pancol family. George was a good man and he and Irene raised good kids. That’s the best legacy for any person.”
  • “A truly fine man!”
  • “George was a fine judge who was always fair, he will be missed dearly by friends and family.”

THB: Many tributes to a life well lived.

Illustrator David Slonim helps students at Tenth Street Elementary school design book covers. (Feb. 2)

  • “What a wonderful experience for these children! I hope that David will be teaching illustration and writing in our other schools in Madison County. His paintings and illustrations are amazing.”

THB: This seems like a great way to get “real world” experience into a classroom and could utilize people from other walks of life to share their expertise.

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