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Inspiring story should have been on front page

I love The News but sometimes take exception to the lead story on the front page. I was very disturbed to read the Sept. 19 story, “3 Accuse Buffalo Scout leader of abuse.” This alleged incident took place in 1967 and the alleged perpetrator is now deceased. I see no reason to present this disturbing story at this stage of an investigation that may never go forward. It deserved placement on page A6.

Below this was a wonderful picture of the pride of Buffalo – the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The BPO was sharing the stage with world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma, beside our world-famous conductor, JoAnn Falletta on guitar. Now that would have been a better top story.

Given page A5 status was an even better story involving former New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders linebacker Brian Holloway, who amazingly reached out to the very teenagers who vandalized his vacation home outside Albany and encouraged them to come back and help with the cleanup so he could go forward with the celebration picnic he has planned for military personnel.

Now that is national news of interest in several states and sets an example of maturity and humanity that we can all emulate. His words would have made a great headline on page A1: “We need to get these young kids turned around.”

Nina D’Arcy

Lancaster