The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Opinion

September 29, 2013

You Said It: Sept. 30

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

Area students generally improve ISTEP scores. (Sept. 18)

u “After the past few years, improving was really the only option they had.”

THB: Good news. Keep up the progress.

The son of Elwood’s mayor faces felony charges in connection with an infant’s injury. (Sept. 27)

u “This poor baby is in my prayers, and the others involved as well. As parents we raise our children, install in them the values we have learned through life, you cannot control what they do with them. That’s it. God has given us all free will.”

THB: Tragic.

Columnist Maleah Stringer talks about Floyd the cat who was taken to the shelter after his owner died and the couple who took him in couldn’t honor the deceased owner’s wishes. (Sept. 29)

u “Poor kitty — to lose the only person to love him and then the people that took him were so heartless that they didn’t want him either. If I didn’t already have cats, I would love to have Floyd; hope he finds another forever home.”

THB: As Stringer points out, a good example on why it’s so important to have a plan on what to do if your pets outlive you.

Heroin was discovered in hallway at Erskine Elementary School. (Sept. 26)

u “Did anyone ever consider a parent may have had the drug at their house, and the kid brought the drug in for show and tell?”

u “Drug test for the teachers?”

u “Is it just me or do the coach and principal come off as a tad bit defensive? Better to assure people you care and are looking into all allegations than to just call it ‘dumb’ and emphatically deny you may have a problem.”

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