scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Kathy Coates' insulting remark
Hank Voegtle (hvoegtle@IX.NETCOM.COM
Sun Apr 30 2000 - 19:44:07 CDT
While I can't speak to Kathy's intent, I feel as victim (oops, participant)
in numerous appeals that predicting an appellate court decision, let alone
a United States Supreme Court decision, based on the questions posed during
oral argument is not always accurate.
Yours in Scouting,
Eagle Scout-Class of '68; District Committee Member, North Trail District,
Circle 10 Council
Attorney at Law
At 05:50 PM 4/30/2000 -0400, Kerry W. Sipe wrote:
>At 03:57 PM 4/30/00 EDT, Kathy Coates wrote:
> > Be careful what you read and believe in newspapers. They are
> > notorious for getting things confused and for misquoting
> > people and of course, as we have seen far to many times, for
> > making up things as they go along in order to make a story
> > more interesting.
>As a newspaperman for 37 years and a Scout/Scouter for 44 years, I can't
>let this thoughtless comment pass without a response.
>Yes, you should be careful what you read and believe in newspapers. By the
>same token you should be careful what you read and believe in the Bible,
>the Boy Scout Handbook and Scouts-L.
>The fact is most newspapers are as accurate, fair and balanced as the good,
>decent people who work for them can make them. They deserve better than
>this kind of indiscriminate and un-Scoutlike slur.
>-- Kerry W. Sipe
> Tidewater Council, BSA
> Virginia Beach, Virginia USA