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August 15, 2014

EDITORIAL: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up to Eagle Scouts Brian Phillips, 23, of Fresno and George Myers, 21, of Laton and their Scout buddies for rescuing ailing newlyweds Jessica and Rodney Aguilera during a hike up 14,500-foot Mount Whitney. While being pelted with hail and thunder clapping overhead, the Eagles came upon the couple after reaching the summit. Phillips suspected the couple were showing symptoms of the bends, and the newlyweds said they had just gone scuba diving in Belize. The Scouts helped them stave off dehydration, guided them down the mountain and set up a tent. Good job, guys, for giving the Aguileras a happy honeymoon story.

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