[Vision2020] Vision 2020 Post Inaccurate
suehovey at moscow.com
Tue Sep 11 23:13:44 PDT 2007
The person who circulated the memo on Vision 2020 that there was a petition
at Tri State for those to sign who wanted the "reconciliation, mediation,
whatever" was none other than Don Harter. The day he posted the item to
Vision I went to Tri State to check it and found that Don had placed the
petition on the public bulletin board himself. At that point it had no
signatures. I went back the next day and it still had no signatures. I
left the note in the suggestion box for Gerard asking that he not circulate
the petition, but I also recognized it was a bulletin board for the public
to use and I knew that just because the petition was there it was not a
public statement of Tri State support. Knowing Gerard and his very solid
support for schools and all sorts of community endeavors I believed he did
not support the petition or the move by Gerry Weitz and Jim Demeerleer.
Additionally, I also recognized a bulletin board put in a place of business
for the people who frequent that business will often display items which the
owners do not necessarily support.
I am very grateful to Gerard and never on this site did I lump him in with
Weitz and his ilk. He is just not that sort of person. After I left the
message in the suggestion box I did not go back to the store to check on the
petition because I felt then, and still feel, that just because the petition
was there, is no implication of the amount of support it has from the owner.
But I also thought Gerard would take care of it, and he did.
I do hope this message serves as a clarification to all who might have
thought I was blaming Gerard for the petition. I did not do that. Don
Harter, himself, said he had taken a copy to Tri State for people to sign.
>From his statement one might have inferred Tri State support. When I went
out to check, it had been posted to the bulletin board and as far as I could
tell there was no initial or other mark to indicate it had been approved by
the management. I doubt they even knew it was there, hence my note which I
placed into the suggestion box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "deb" <debismith at moscow.com>
To: "Tom Hansen" <thansen at moscow.com>; "Moscow Vision 2020"
<vision2020 at moscow.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 9:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Vision 2020 Post Inaccurate
> Good on the exposer! Tri-State has been a great supporter of many social
> justice issues, of disabled persons, and of keeping the Moscow community a
> Community. Gerry (and the entire Tri-State Family) have supported local
> schools, local sports teams, and local causes. I'm pleased that someone
> noticed and said "NAY" when Tri-State was lumped in with Gerald Weitz's
> attempt to bring down our great Moscow School District. I truly believe if
> Weitz had his way, all kids would be tested early and channeled into work
> based on background and head measurement. He is completely off his rocker,
> and that we take him seriously is a measure of how far this community has
> lost itself in a "whatever..." attitude. He should have been evaluated
> absence of common sense years ago, but then so should a bunch of folks we
> "tolerate" in our community.
> Debi R-S
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom Hansen" <thansen at moscow.com>
> To: "Moscow Vision 2020" <vision2020 at moscow.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 2:10 PM
> Subject: [Vision2020] Vision 2020 Post Inaccurate
>> Somebody on Vision 2020 apparently lied about Tri-State circulating a
>> petition favoring Dr. Weitz.
>>>From today's (September 11, 2007) Moscow-Pullman Daily News with thanks
>> L. Gerard Connelly (President, Tri-State Distributors Inc.) -
>> Vision 2020 post inaccurate
>> I recently discovered a written comment and suggestion in a box that we
>> provide at our store for our customers, that said a post on the Vision
>> Internet site stated that Tri-State was "a place circulating the petition
>> for (Gerald) Weitz and the school district to mediate the lawsuit."
>> That statement is false. No such activity is allowed on Tri-State
>> Our company has a long and proud history of support of education in our
>> market area, at every level, public and private, and all area educational
>> institutions may be assured of our continued support.
>> We sincerely appreciate the customer who brought this to our attention
>> welcome any and all customer comments and suggestions.
>> L. Gerard Connelly
>> President, Tri-State Distributors Inc.
>> Seeya round town, Moscow.
>> Tom Hansen
>> Moscow, Idaho
>> "People who ridicule others while hiding behind anonymous monikers in
>> chat-room forums are neither brave nor clever."
>> - Latah County Sheriff Wayne Rausch (August 21, 2007)
>> List services made available by First Step Internet,
>> serving the communities of the Palouse since 1994.
>> mailto:Vision2020 at moscow.com
> List services made available by First Step Internet,
> serving the communities of the Palouse since 1994.
> mailto:Vision2020 at moscow.com
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