[Vision2020] Home Depot & Moscow & Unfounded Bennett Rumors

Saundra Lund sslund at adelphia.net
Sat Sep 2 11:41:17 PDT 2006

Perhaps one of Dale Courtney's cronies who still monitor V2020 will let him
know Shelley Bennett was just plain wrong so he can update his blog:

Unless, of course, Dale Courtney & Tom Forbes have a particular interest in
continuing to spread the lie . . . 
Tom Forbes:  "See what I mean about liberal "civic activism" and its
Dale Courtney:  "Keep gloating, buddy. You'll get all the revenue in Whitman
County; and Moscow's heading to Bovill-land."

Bennett's original mistake of spreading an absolutely unfounded rumor and
the comments above are definitely *not* the comments of people interested in
fostering a business friendly attitude about Moscow, IMHO  :-(

Watch your back, Moscow -- the enemy is within.

Saundra Lund
Moscow, ID

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do
- Edmund Burke

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-----Original Message-----
From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com]
On Behalf Of Dan Carscallen
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 3:53 PM
To: vision2020 at moscow.com
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Home Depot & Moscow & Unfounded Bennett Rumors

Saundra says:
"The question I have is what motivation Shelley Bennett, co-secretary of the
Greater Moscow Alliance, would have for starting a rumor that perpetuates a
blatantly false stereotype about Moscow's attitude towards business???"

Looks like Shelley steps up and admits her errors.  From today's "INK"
column, thanks to Vera White:

Shelley L. Bennett told the INKster Wednesday she wishes she'd followed her
father's advice before she spoke up at the Aug. 23 Moscow Chamber of
Commerce luncheon forum featuring an economic presentation by University of
Idaho Economist Steve Peterson. 

"I was embarrassed that as my dad (Frank Bennett) would say, 'I let my mouth
go ahead of my brain'," said Shelley, associate broker/commercial specialist
with Bennett & Associates. 

The snafu began when Shelley announced at the luncheon that she'd heard the
Home Depot proposed behind the Palouse Mall had chosen not to locate in
Moscow. That "misstatement" was also broadcast on a local radio station. 

"At the time, I believed it to be absolutely factual," Shelley lamented.
"However, I learned of my error the very next day and called the radio
station to make a correction." 

Taking full responsibility, Shelley said she had been in the retail real
estate business long enough to know that things can change. 

"I should have never made such a statement without verifying the current
facts," she said. "I made a mistake and when I make a mistake, I like to
admit it and move on." 

With that said, Shelley added that constructing a Home Depot behind the
Palouse Mall will "at least partially complete the much-needed connection to
War Bonnet Drive." 

Like the INKster, Shelley isn't shy about speaking out - one of her
endearing traits. Dad should be proud of her! 

With Shelley's help, the INKster will try to clear up "another" of Moscow's
falsehoods that is circulating widely. 

"Let your readers know that the proposed purchaser of the building housing
the Red Door restaurant, rumored to be Christ Church, is not, and has no
intention of closing down the much-loved Moscow eatery,"
Shelley said.
Tap 'er light, Moscow


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