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WeAreThey 1 year, 5 months ago on Teacher suspended for improper search

This isn't going to be a popular post but I'm saying it anyway. Firstly, please note that this was a 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 year old kid. Children that age will still 'mess their pants' and certainly 'walk funny' when they do. We expect teachers to be babysitters. If the kid had a history of 'messy pants', the search was probably warranted. If the child had soiled herself and the teacher had ignored it, someone would have complained and claimed 'neglect' or 'cruelty'. Secondly, had the child been sexually abused, at home, she may have been forced to 'walk funny'. Had the teacher ignored that, she would have been criminally charged. Thirdly, the teacher admitted what had occurred, i.e., the truth was told. Since there were no witnesses, she simply could have denied it. Finally, please note that the article says that the teacher violated procedure, i.e., she put the school system at risk of being sued. Had there been any evidence of a crime, does anyone truly believe our current school board or interim superintendent would actually cover it up? I don't even know this woman and I am certainly not a teacher but the Court of Public Opinion posted here isn't any better than the trolls you so regularly call out.

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WeAreThey 1 year, 6 months ago on Second library bid offers large savings

Hope this GC is thoroughly checked out before this is awarded. Looks like they also won, yesterday, the new fire station for $900,000. Anyone ever heard of this company? That's $4M+ in one day to the same GC. Strange coincidence...

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WeAreThey 1 year, 7 months ago on Aviation board hears patron's complaints

The curious part is that the Herald felt that this complaint, from this particular person, about having to pay $2 to park, was important enough to give him a featured guest column with his photo. And then to follow it up again, with his photo, when he's petty enough to go to the Aviation Commission with his $2 complaint.

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WeAreThey 1 year, 7 months ago on Library Board delays contract award

It is well worth an additional 1.5% to be 100% assured that our tax dollars will be spent in the local economy.

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WeAreThey 1 year, 9 months ago on A little deception goes a long way

Amen, Brother Fletcher! Amen!! Our society has progressed far past simply lying to cover your backside. Now it is acceptable to lie as means to achieve an end. The pursuit of truth is exhausting. As a member of the Fourth Estate, I hope you and your colleagues at the Herald will continue to work tirelessly to pursue the truth - the whole truth.

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WeAreThey 1 year, 10 months ago on Forget the greater good; consider my needs

Abytaxpayer, I would invite you to re-read the post. Your comment bears no relevance to my post. I guess the not-so-subtle irony was wasted on you. Then again, maybe you are just trying to be supportive of Mr. Fletcher's curious brand of news reporting - as long as it supports what YOU believe.

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WeAreThey 1 year, 10 months ago on Forget the greater good; consider my needs

Well Carlton, now that you've chosen to 'out' Mr. Sevier via your personal bully pulpit, let's see if he'll man up and do the right thing - resign as president of the association. Hopefully so since his ability to build a consensus and lead the organization is now kaput. And one hopes he has learned a valuable lesson - You can do or say a lot of things in this town but DO NOT dis the FlintFest or the Throwdown. Some people are very sensitive about them.

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WeAreThey 1 year, 10 months ago on Squawk of the Day - Oct. 17, 2012

The President spent most of the debate trying to prove Mitt is a closet moderate. Why? Does he really think that if he outs Romney then all the Repubs will vote for Obama?

Listen up, all you undecided and Independents !! Mitt is a Moderate and proud of it! Barack Obama believes it and so should you ! Vote for Mitt-in-the-middle!

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WeAreThey 1 year, 10 months ago on Cost of gas plant cleanup looming

Thank you, Mr. Goodin, for reminding everyone that the MEAG funds belong to the ratepayers. The money was to be used to offset future rate increases but WG&L is passing on a rate increase to ratepayers anyway. Is it ratepayers' money only when someone other than WG&L misappropriates or squanders it?

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