The Herald Bulletin

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Opinion

June 17, 2013

You Said It: About crash involving teens, gas price error and church debt

ANDERSON, Ind. — 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.

Five Anderson teens were injured in a serious accident with a semi-tractor at the intersection of 16th Street and Raible Avenue last week. (Article published June 7)

  •  “God was sure looking out for those teenagers, and the truck driver also!”

THB: This one had a pretty good ending with no life-threatening injuries. Pay attention to the task at hand — driving. Put away the cellphones, turn down the radio and don’t let your passengers distract you.

Madison Park Church of God restructures debt, files for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. (June 12)

  •  “This is not a church that sits empty Monday-Saturday. There is not a single day that goes buy when hundreds of people are not utilizing Madison Parks occupied properties. On any given day, you can find parents setting up adoptions, battered women provided shelter, congregants receiving instruction, job fairs connecting employers with potential employees, the list goes on and on. I purchased multiple investment properties just before Madison Park began their project. I get it. If I were forced to sell right now, I would lose big time. Fortunately, the market is slowly beginning to turn around. Hopefully, the reservoir will go through and the next 10 years will see big gains for people like me and the good folks at Madison Park who chose to invest in Anderson when everyone said we were crazy.”

THB: The cold, hard reality of real estate investing in today’s market.

Lucky drivers hit liquid gold and get 44-cent gas (June 13)

  •  “Sorry to be a wet blanket. But, that is theft.”
  •  “That is not theft. That is karma paying back from that huge price gouge. Please.”
  •  “Why wouldn’t the newspaper take the opportunity to call it like it is ... stealing! It is not the ‘evil’ oil companies who take the hit from this mistake, it is the local merchant. Be proud, be real proud.
  •  “What’s sad is people think they deserve it because they sat and waited. That’s someone’s business and now they have to eat that money.”

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