Happy birthday BP
Dan OCanna (ocanna@ALPHA.CAER.UKY.EDU)
Wed, 21 Feb 1996 09:55:20 EST
In honor of BP's birthday I'd like to share the following with the list. It was
originally published in the News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina February
11, 1995. By the time it reached me and I'd obtained permission to reprint it
here some time had passed so I decided to wait 'till now to send it to you.
The folks at the N&O were very helpful but quite particular in their requirement
s before granting permission to reprint. Should you wish to reuse this article
please obtain written permission from:
The News & Observer / Reprint Permissions
215 S. McDowell St.
Raleigh, NC 27602
(919) 836-2814 (fax)
I handled the entire transaction by E-mail by contacting the author at:
The reprint request should include the following:
Title and writer
Number of reprints to be made
A contact name and phone number
Now, one more bit of administrivia to keep the legal types happy: "Reprinted wi
th permission from the News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina". Whew!
Scout's Values Endure
By: Dennis Rogers
Substance abusers have a variety of 12-step programs to deal with their
problems. How about a 12-step program for kids trying to cope with a world they
neither created nor can control.
I suggest this one: "A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, c
ourteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent."
It is easy to think this younger generation is going to hell. Two boys
are charged with killing a North Raleigh couple during a robbery. A 14-year-old
boy assaults and attempts to rape a Fuquay-Varina woman while her baby screams
in fear. A teen puts a gun to the head of a man and pulls the trigger, killing
him on the spot. This week, two truants set fire to a Durham house, causing tho
usands of dollars damage and killing a kitten.
Civilization is doomed, you say?
Well, no, not yet.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City