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Saturday, November 27, 2004

Police Captain Has Been Fired ..[Sexual Harassment Allegations]

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POLICE CAPTAIN HAS BEEN FIRED ..[Sexual Harassment Allegations].
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Sat. Nov. 27, 2004 .. 12:15 pm.
The Meck has learned that Police Captain John Collier Has Been Fired ..
just days before his retirement.

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Friday, Nov. 19th ..
The Meck Report let The People Know that Captain John Collier suddenly applied
for retirement [ in early Nov.] when he obviously got the word that a lady had contacted
the Dothan Police Dept. claiming Captain Collier Sexually Harassed Her in the
local store where she works.

Her complaint [ In September] of Sexual Harassment by Captain Collier ..
triggered an INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATION .. by The Dothan PD.

Just days after his SUDDEN application for retirement ..[ 26 years in the PD.]
Collier was put on Administrative Leave by City Mgr. Michael West.
Mr. West .. No doubt took the time to look at the facts surrounding this
Sexual Harassment Allegation .. and made the decision.
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My Thoughts .. [written on Nov. 23rd]
His sudden retirement after 26 years reveals the obvious .. I'll resign before I'm Fired .
Collier's actions appear to verify her claims of sexual harassment ..
Why would Captain Collier suddenly retire ..??
Just a month away from the happiest day of his life - Chief White's retirement .

Collier must have known the obvious .. They must have the goods on him.
[Reminds us of Jim Smith .. I'll 'force' myself to resign .. before I'm Fired ..]
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CHIEF WHITE and THE CITY MGR.
Chief White turned the John Collier Episode over to the City Mgr. for a final
decision on Collier's status.
Why did Chief do this .. when he had every right as the Dept. Head to Discipline him ..
even Fire Him .. ?

No doubt .. Chief White knew he was leaving in late Dec. and He knows that Chester
would come to the defense of his friend and 'Credible Snitch ' Captain Collier ..
Contacting Chief Inspector Gary Griffin for another Personnel Agenda Investigation ..
[Help Me Rhonda .. All 4 Verses..]

Collier Is Chester's and The Personnel Agenda Board's Malcontent - Snitch joined by
another Malcontent Jim Smith against Chief White and The Dothan PD.[bringing false
allegations quoted by the Personnel Board]. .. ' Desperate Lies.'

THE PEOPLE TAKE NOTE..
The Personnel Board tied a Dept. Head's hands by their so called Investigative
Report .. and made it impossible to discipline his own employees ..
Collier, Their Source, made false allegations against Chief White and the PD.
The Personnel Board made these Lies their obvious agenda.[printed Front Page].

Remember .. The FBI was contacted by Chief White to investigate his Dept.
Think about it .. How many guilty people call the FBI to investigate themselves ??
The FBI found nothing ..

But .. Chief Inspector Gary Agenda Griffin .. Chester's Personnel Agenda Caddie
had to carry on Chester's Agenda .. To destroy Chief White and Remove Him.

The people have noticed .. Now Chester wants an end to his own investigation.
[100 thousand dollars later .. and lawsuits heard knocking on the door.]
He has thrown Mr. Griffin under the bus .. Why? .. It's killing Chester politically.

FIRE THE PERSONNEL AGENDA BOARD ..
The Chief saved the City hundreds of thousands of dollars from another one of
Chester's Personnel Agenda Board Investigations.
We hope Mr. West ends this Sham and Shame ..
The 'so called Investigation' that has Defamed and Damaged so many lives ..

Mr. West .. Many in Dothan would give you a Standing Ovation ..
If You Fired Chester's Personnel Agenda Board, too.
[ A Lifetime contract .. If you Get Rid of Chester ..]

Where have all of Chester's credible snitches gone ..?
Their own actions have brought shame to The Dothan Police Dept.
Both Captains Trying To Remove Chief White - Have Now Removed Themselves.
Fate does have a way of ordering from the menu .. Doesn't It ..??
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QUESTION ANSWERED ..
How can any man talk down to a woman with vile language - shaming and degrading her ..?
Let's raise the bar ..
How can a Police Captain In Uniform .. who took an oath To Protect and Serve The People ..
Be Allowed to Dish out Sexual Harassment ..? Humiliating a lady in her local business.

That .. Now has been answered ..
The Uniforn and Badge .. Represent The People Of Dothan .. To Protect and Serve ..
The Oath Taken ..
That has to be the Defining Issue .. Or The Uniform and Badge mean nothing.

Like I've said .. I know this lady .. She is very believeable.
Obviously.
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Youth note .. Any man who disrespects a woman .. He usually has no respect for anyone.
If a boy grows up and respects his mother .. He treats women - everyone with respect.
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COLLIER and CHESTER ..
Collier was an instrumental part in helping Chester try to Fire The Chief in 1999 ..
because of the FBI Investigation into Chester's Dad and Friends ..
and Now in 2004 .. Collier is Chester's Malcontent Source along with Jim Smith
in Chester's Illegal Personnel Agenda Investigation To Remove Chief White.

The Last 10 years ..
Sometimes when Chief was at Lunch ..Collier would go in Chief White's office ..
Sit in Chief's chair with his feet on Chief's Desk ..
Telling Chief's Secretary .. 'One day I'll be The Chief.'
She could say nothing to him .. She was outranked .. Though Not Outclassed.

Many in The Dothan Police Department are Relieved That the Cancer in The
Dothan PD has Removed Himself. His Hate for The Chief causing years of Pain.
Captain Collier has brought years of disdain and disloyalty to the PD.
He's Lied about The Chief and Defamed Fellow Officers .. and now Shamed the PD.

When the news of his firing hit the PD .. I assure you .. No violins were heard playing.
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COURAGE ..
This lady had the courage to bring claims of Sexual Harassment against a Police Captain.
That was a big step ..

Will the lady bringing these allegations file a lawsuit against the city and Collier?
The City Manager has decided Collier's status .. Your Fired.
What kind of Message did the new City Manager send .. ?
Mr. West .. Obviously can work with a Dept. Head and make a decision ..[ In this life.]
No Doubt .. It Sends a Message to The People and City Employees.
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MR. WEST - ASK THE CHIEF ..
We ask The CM To ask The Chief to hold a Press Conference.
The Chief should not have to worry aboout retaliation from Chester
or The Personnel Board ..
Because their Credible source - Captain John Collier has been fired.

Mr. West - City Mgr. .. You should stand beside Our Chief during The Press Conf.
It would be a reflection of a joint effort and give you Instant Credibilty with The People.
Fate has Orderd From The Menu ..
The Chief deserves to Dish out the facts about Captain Collier.. To The People.
They should know how the PD deals with Sexual Harassment Allegations.
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FATE HAS ORDERED ..
Fate has Ordered From The Menu .. and DISHES ARE BEING SERVED..
Based on Motives of Chester's Revenge and LIARS Defaming Chief White's
Good Name and The Dothan Police Department.

Chester's buddies .. all joined with Chester to Remove Chief White ..
They have been Removed .. Former Commissioner Tim Smith ..
Former Captain Jim Smith .. Former Captain John Collier ..

One can only imagine .. What Has FATE HAS ORDERED FOR CHESTER ??

They remind me of the dog who always chases the car .. They can't seem to get enough ..
Until That One Day ..

That day finally came for Captain Collier .. in November 2004 ..
He heard about the complaint and forced himself to suddenly retire..[ Now Fired]
Just 1 Month Away From The Day That He'd Been Living For ..
For 10 years .. Chief White's Retirement.
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Welcome Mr. West .. To My Hometown .. [ 49 years].
It's refreshing to hear a Leader in our City Govt. that has the courage to make
a decision .. In This Life .. before we all meet Robert Byrd.
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THANKS CHIEF and THE DOTHAN PD ..
Thanks to Chief White and The Dothan Police Department for Protecting and
Serving Me and My Hometown .. Dothan, Ala.

One Day Soon .. The PD won't have to put up with Chester and His Revenge.
The Police get low wages and Lay Their Life on the line ..
For You and Me .. Fighting Thieves and Thugs on the street.
They shouldn't have to deal with a low life - mayor's wrath .. [ A Thug Mentality]
and his Malcontent Friends.
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This is The Issue ..
A Public Official trying to Remove a Police Chief for 7 years ..
Using Public Money to fund an Illegal Investigation .. Why ..??
Because The Mayor doesn't agree with the laws Chief White swore to uphold ..
Because Chester's Dad and buddies were Investigated 7 years ago by the FBI.

That's The function of a City Mgr. Govt. - To Protect a Dept. Head From
a Mayor [ Like Chester] Trying To Remove a Dept. Head For Personal Reasons.
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HEY CHIEF .. THANKS FOR THE RIDE
Chief White Retires on Dec. 25th ..[ on his own timetable]
31 years of Service To The People ..
Contact him .. and Let Him Know How You Feel.

Perhaps .. Fred McGriff said It Best ..
" Thanks For The Ride Chief .."
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If Someone warns you .. ' The Bridge Is Out ' .. ' There's a Snake in Your House '..
Are they your enemy or your friend .. ??
The Meck will 'fulfill His obligation' to Write what He knows ..
[without any fear of Censorship]
So the people of Dothan will Know and ' The Truth will set my Hometown Free.'

The Issue to me is not Political .. It's very Personal ..
[Like Matt Drudge says .. It's Really All Personal] .. It truly is.

Be Your Own Free Press .. EMail a Friend.

Developing .. More on The Way From LA.
WRITE ON.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Sexual Harassment Allegations - The People Deserve To Know ..

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" The only thing in the middle of the road are yellow lines and dead animals."
Nov. 23, 2004 .. 9 pm.

Sexual Harassment Allegations -The People Deserve To Know..
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Sexual Harassment Defined .. ' No exact words. It doesn't take a lot.
Any sexual discussions in which has sexual content or Inferences that
are offensive.[Unwanted]
Jokes that are offensive or repeating what you've heard ..
Intending to gain some kind of response.
It's not the presenter's view. It's the receivers standpoint.'
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This past Friday ..
The Meck Report let The People Know that Captain John Collier suddenly applied
for retirement [ in early Nov.] when he obviously got the word that a lady had contacted
the Dothan Police Dept. claiming Captain Collier Sexually Harassed Her in the
local store where she works.

Her complaint of Sexual Harassment by Captain Collier ..
triggered an INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATION .. by The Dothan PD.

Just days after his SUDDEN retirement .. Collier was put on Administrative Leave
by City Mgr. Michael West ..
More than a few already knew .. I was contacted just hours after I released my
information and told by a gentleman that a friend told him about Collier on Thursday.

My Thoughts .. Straight Up.
His sudden retirement after 26 years reveals the obvious .. I'll resign before I'm Fired .
Collier's actions appear to verify her claims of sexual harassment ..
Why would Captain Collier suddenly retire ..??
Just a month away from the happiest day of his life - Chief White's retirement .

Collier must have known the obvious .. They must have the goods on him.
[Reminds us of Jim Smith .. I'll 'force' myself to resign .. before I'm Fired ..]

Chief White turned the John Collier Episode over to the City Mgr. for a final
decision on Collier's status.
Why did Chief do this .. when he had every right as the Dept. Head to Discipline him ..
even Fire Him .. ?

No doubt .. Chief White knew he was leaving in late Dec. and He knows that Chester
would come to the defense of his friend and 'Snitch' Captain Collier ..
Contacting Chief Inspector Gary Griffin for another Personnel Agenda Investigation ..
[God Save The Queen and The City of Dothan].

After all ..
Collier was Chester's and The Personnel Agenda Board's Malcontent - Snitch joined by
another Malcontent Jim Smith against Chief White and The Dothan PD.[bringing false
allegations quoted by the Personnel Board]. .. ' Desperate Lies.'

The Chief saved the City hundreds of thousands of dollars from another one of
Chester's Personnel Agenda Board Investigations.
Where have all the snitches gone ..? Their own actions have' forced' them to resign.
Both Captains Trying To Remove Chief White - Have Now Removed Themselves.
Fate does have a way of ordering from the menu .. Doesn't It ..??
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SEXUAL HARASSMENT ..
Counselors will tell you the No. 1 need of a woman is Communication ..
If so .. Then Sexual Harassment must be the No. 1 turn-off.
How can any man talk down to a woman with vile language - shaming and degrading her ..?
Let's raise the bar ..
How can a Police Captain in uniform who took an oath To Protect and Serve The People ..
Be Allowed to Dish out Sexual Harassment ..? Humiliating a lady in her local business.

I know this lady .. and like I said .. She is very believeable.
Captain Collier has frequented this store thru the years.[In his Police Uniform].
I've seen him in this local store.
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The City Mgr. is not commenting ..
In all honesty .. THE PEOPLE don't want to hear about these allegations in their
Police Dept. from The CM ..

THE PEOPLE want to hear from their Police Chief - John White .. who has
Protected and Served Dothan for 31 years ..
They Know Chief White and They want To Know from him about The Dothan PD.

The City Mgr. can deliver the decision on Collier ..
But The Sexual Harassment Allegations against a Captain should be discussed
by The Police Chief.
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IS CHESTER INTEFERING ?
There must be No Inteference from Chester trying to Influence The City Mgr.
[That would be breaking Ala. Law again by Chester influencing The CM.]
Is Chester Trying To sway the decision on his longtime friend - Captain John Collier ?
or trying to silence The Chief from speaking to The People.

Be Careful Mr. West .. Chester will Break the law [and Use You] in order to Continue
His 7 year Revenge against Chief White. [even with only a month before Chief Retires.]

Collier was an instrumental part in helping Chester try to Fire The Chief in 1999 ..
because of the FBI Investigation into Chester's Dad and Friends ..
and Now in 2004 .. Collier is still Chester's Malcontent Source along with Jim Smith
in Chester's Illegal Personnel Agenda Investigation To Remove Chief White.

Over The last 10 years ..
Sometimes when Chief was at Lunch ..Collier would go in Chief White's office ..
Sit in Chief's chair with his feet on Chief's Desk ..
Telling Chief's Secretary .. 'One day I'll be The Chief.'
She could say nothing to him .. She was outranked .. Though Not Outclassed.

Many in The Dothan Police Department are Relieved That the Cancer in The
Dothan PD has Removed Himself. His Hate for The Chief causing years of Pain.

You can truthfully say .. This was a FORCED resignation ..
Collier obviously heard about the complaint .. and He' forced ' himself to suddenly retire
1 month away from the day That he'd been living for .. For 10 years ..Chief's retirement.
The evidence must be overwhelming.
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COURAGE ..
This lady had the courage to bring claims of Sexual Harassment against a Police Captain.
That was a big step.
You might wonder .. Are they true ?? Captain Collier must believe they are ..
[Suddenly applying for his retirement at 48-49 years old.]

THE PEOPLE deserve to Know what's going on ..
We ask Chief White to hold a Press Conference and Tell The People
that he has protected and served for 31 years.

The City Mgr should ask the Chief to hold a Press Conf. and discuss
what has happened to Captain Collier .. and How The Chief deals with
Sexual Harassment claims in his Dept. .. Especially this case.

Just ask any man .. What's worse than a Hurricane ?? A Scorned Woman ..

Will the lady bringing these allegations file a lawsuit against the city and Collier?
The City Manager is deciding Collier's status ..
What kind of Message will the new City Manager send .. ?
Many women will be watching ..
No Doubt .. It will Send a Message to The People and City Employees.
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MR. WEST - ASK THE CHIEF ..
We ask The CM To ask The Chief to hold a Press Conference.
The Chief should not have to worry aboout retaliation from Chester
or The Personnel Board ..
Because their Credible source - Captain John Collier has forced himself to resign.

Mr. West - City Mgr. .. You should stand beside Our Chief during The Press Conf.
It would be a reflection of a joint effort and give you Instant Credibilty with The People.
Fate has Orderd From The Menu ..
The Chief deserves to Dish out the facts about Captain Collier.. To The People.

The Meck will sit down at anytime The Chief wishes and do a Q and A .. Interview.
On Tape .. and Print Exactly what Chief White says ..
The People Deserve To Know .. and They will know ..
The Truth will Set Our Hometown Free.

FATE HAS ORDERED From The Menu .. and DISHES ARE BEING SERVED..
Based on Motives of Chester's Revenge and LIARS Defaming Chief White's
Good Name and The Dothan Police Department.
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BURNING QUESTIONS Still Smokin .. and still posted www.TheMeck.com ..
Chief ..Your 57 Burning Questions are Still Smokin ..[ Like a Fajita] and Unanswered.
Even Fire Chief Crawford can't put those flames out since May 6, 2004.
You exposed Lies - Darkness .. with TRUTH - Light .. The Rats are still Fleeing.

Police Chief White .. Step Up To The Mic and Fire Away.
The People want to hear from you.[One more Press Conf. Before Dec. 25th]
The People Deserve To Know.
By the way Chief .. You don't need permission to speak. That ..They Already Know.
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If Someone warns you .. ' The Bridge Is Out ' .. ' There's a Snake in Your House '..
Are they your enemy or your friend .. ??
The Meck will 'fulfill His obligation' to Write what He knows ..
[without any fear of Censorship]
So the people of Dothan will Know and ' The Truth will set my Hometown Free.'

Be Your Own Free Press .. EMail a Friend.

Developing .. More on The Way From LA.
WRITE ON.
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Friday, November 19, 2004

Chester The Wrecker's Personnel Agenda in a Quagmire..

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" The only thing in the middle of the road are yellow lines and dead animals."

Nov. 19, 2004 .. 1am ..

Chester The Wrecker's Personnel Agenda in a Quagmire ..
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The Meck has learned that Dothan Police Captain John Collier has been placed
on administrative leave by City Manager Michael West .. Just days after
Captain Collier suddenly applied for retirement.[ in early Nov. after 26 years].
[He must have heard the word].

Collier is and has been the subject of an Internal Affairs Investigation
into claims that he sexually harassed a lady [in her local store].

Captain Collier is the Personnel Agenda Board's 'credible snitch ..'
His obvious anomosity thru the years towards Chief White ..
drove the Personnel Board to Publish all 10 of his and another malcontent's
false allegations .. known as lies.

CREDIBLE SOURCE ? Auburn Law Degree ??
If you Believe Jim Smith didn't write those vicious-defamimg letters as he says ..
Then you must also believe him when he wrote McGraw-Hill Book Publishers
and said .." Jim received both his Doctor of Education and his Juris Doctorate
form Auburn University." direct quote written by Jim Smith ..[ form is JS spelling]

As one friend said re his JD [ Law Degree claim] ..
" That's amazing .. Auburn doesn't even have a Law School " ..
Amazing 4 sure ..Telling to most of us..[excluding Chester's Personnel Agenda Board].

Auburn is not a ' university ' like Kennedy-Western where you mail them a check
and buy a degree and hang it on your wall .. like Jim Smith's Education
and Law Degrees ..?
Kennedy-Western University is a degree order mill .. A Fraud .. DR. FAKE ..
So highly thought of they have been kicked out of several states ..
It's even against the law in some states to use this fake LIE degree on your resume ..

He got his law degree from Auburn ?
Most with an IQ above plant life find that not credible .. Truly not believable.
But yet people still quote him ..Themselves becoming more non-believeable.
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COMISH CLEMENTS CHILDISH ..
One of those top 10 Personnel Agenda Lies was thrown on the front page in a
disgusting Childish display by Comish Don Clements re his credit being checked.
[ by Chief White] ..
That wasTotally False and Malicious. [Don, Your sources are malcontents-not credible].
Why hasn't the reporter questioned Clements about his false allegations
at the Commission meeting ?

Still waiting for a front page apology from Commissioner Clements' Sandbox ..
That Credit Check was probably the FBI .. Like you said Don ..
The FBI had investigated you earlier.

The People should not forget it was Mayor Chester and Comish Don Clements
who testified AGAINST the Dothan PD and The FBI .. Fall 99 ..
in Federal Court .. Hunt's Investigation.

The records show .. Not many times has a sitting Mayor and Commissioner
testified against their own Police Dept. and the FBI.
The record also shows .. They are both proud of it .. Chester's Revenge..

Chester's 2 SOURCES - 2 MALCONTENTS..

Chester's Personnel Agenda Board's 2 sources are 2 malcontents..
Captain John Collier and former Capt. Jim Smith. [embraced by Gary Griffin].
Both, trying to help CHESTER - The Wrecker remove
Chief White with his Illegal Investigation in 2004 ..

Both malcontents resigned because both knew they were caught and guilty.
[Fact .. Smith's lawyer, Mr. Hornsby called Chief and asked could Jim Smith resign
instead of being fired .. Dec. 2003] Chief graciously allowed the resignation.
If you called that ' forced ' as Jim Smith claims ..
Your mama must have dropped you on your head when you were a baby.

[Fact .. Collier suddenly applies for retirement in early Nov. 2004 .. He's put on
administrative leave and possibly could be fired .. The City Mgr. Michael West just
might want to send a message .. because now the city could face another lawsuit.
I can assure you ..
The lady bringing these sexual harassment allegations is very believeable.

Gary Griffin, Chester's Personnel Agenda caddie has defamed Chief White and
destroyed a Police Department even calling them racists ..
Using Chester's Malcontents as Sources .." You can run but you can't hide"
with these sources Mr. Griffin .. The Truth - Light is exposing all of your lies.

All joined with the common goal .. Remove Chief White ..
Chester has used Smith, Collier and Griffin .. and Others .. Chester's Revenge ..
Chester The Wrecker has left his Personnel Agenda caddies in a Quagmire.

Remember .. Chester demanded City Mgr. Jerry Gwaltney fire Chief White
in Feb. of 99. [ Breaking Alabama Law]
Captain Collier has been helping Mayor Chester with his agenda for many years.
Why ..? Both shared a common goal .. Remove Chief John White.
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FLASHBACK ..
CHESTER'S REVENGE Facts to remember .. Timelines to follow ..
It was spring of 97 .. soon after The FBI raid at Hunt's ..

' Chet Sowell '.. [father of Dothan Comis.Chester Sowell]
walked into a local coffee shop in Brewton, Al. saying ..
' When my son gets to be mayor[ Dothan], He's going to fire that damn Police Chief.'

Mayor Chester Sowell orchestrated the removal - "resignation"of Chief White .. Feb 99..
[breaking Ala. Law] Demanding City Mgr. Jerry Gwaltney Fire Chief White ..
Chester found out the Dothan PD had assisted the FBI in the Hunt's Investigation ..

Chester was also furious his Dad had been Interviewed by the FBI ..
The word is the elder Mr. Sowell greeted The FBI with ' Go To Hell '..

[Mayor Chester violated Code of Ala 1975 - Title 11 - 44E - 93] ..
Demanding CM Jerry Gwaltney Fire Chief John White ..[Feb 99]
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Section 11-44E-93 .. Noninterference by mayor or commission with
certain duties of city manager; dealings with administrative service.
" Neither the mayor, commission nor any of its members shall direct the
employment or removal of any person by the city manager or by any
of his (her) subordinates in the administrative service of the city. "
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Sound familiar ? 5 years later .. Chester's Revenge ..
He's tried to Remove the Chief with the 'so called investigation' in 2004 ..

[One doubts Chester will pay for the lawyers of those who have
embraced Chester's Lies]
Can he afford his own ?? .. City Atny. Len White might not be available to him ..

Tues. Feb. 24, 2004 .. Mayor Chester -The Wrecker asked that Chief White be fired.
[in Exec session ..]
The City Mgr. refused .. Jerry Corbin is upfront [honest] and he knows what
Chester is all about .. [Mr. Corbin did a wonderful service as CM.]

of Note .. Chester being the honest [upfront - out in the open guy he is .. ]
[Chester tried to fire the Chief on this same day Chief was in Montgomery
taking his Bar Exam]..
[Take note .. Chief John White begins practicing Law .. Jan. 2005]

[ Chester reminds us of ' the dog who always chases the car..'
He can't seem to ever get enough .. Until one day ... ]
Remember Tim Smith .. Jim Smith .. John Collier .. All chased the car until ..
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Aug 99 .. The Dothan Eagle Headline .. " IT'S TIME FOR CHESTER TO GO ."

We asked the people of Dothan the obvious ..
Has Chester Changed .. ??
[ You won't need to call Christopher Columbus .. 4 this Discovery ..]

5 years later .. Nov. 2004 .. Same Headline .. Same Revenge Story ..

Do You Think ' IT'S TIME FOR CHESTER TO GO ..' ??
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MR. WEST [City Mgr].. WELCOME TO CHESTER'S QUAGMIRE ..

Mr. West .. Welcome to the Quagmire .. We hope you survive Chester ..
unlike the last 2 City Managers he ran off.

Thanks for telling Chester's Personnel Agenda caddie .. Gary Griffin ..
I think even he got your message .. [Nov. 8th to the Personnel Board]
Summarizing your words ..[They are hurting your efforts to find a Chief..
Hurting the Morale in the Police Dept...The Investigation should have been over ..
Many people have expressed to you They want it over.. and You are about to end it.]

Many loved what you said and the way you said it .. to this Disgraceful Board.
You might be at City Hall longer than Chester The Wrecker .. Mr. West.

Chester's Personnel Agenda Investigation is Killing him Politically - he's been told ..
That's why he's thrown his Personnel Agenda caddie, Mr. Griffin under the bus ..
Now He wants The Illegal Investigation Stopped by The City Mgr.
It's Obvious to most ..

Chester The Wrecker has Towed Dothan's future away ..
Costing precious lives and millions upon millions ..
"Where There is No Vision .. The People Perish."
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Have you heard about Comish Reading trashing Chief White at a Zoning meeting ?
Saying Chief doesn't want Chester's administration to look good.??

Just like I said in The Meck Report last week .. Chester toys with and plays the blacks
against the Police Dept. - That's why He's Chester The Wrecker ..The Racial Divider.
Mr. Reading Blew It .. He Flips and Flops more than an Aunt Jemima Pancake ..
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Do You Think ' IT'S TIME FOR CHESTER TO GO ..' ??
The Remove Chester Group Will Press On .. Until We Achieve Our Worthy Goal.

Be Like Thomas Jefferson .. Choose 'A Free Press any day '..
Email a Friend .. The Truth Will Set Us Free.

If Someone warns you .. ' The Bridge Is Out ' .. ' There's a Snake in Your House '..
Are they your enemy or your friend .. ??

The Issue to me is not Political .. It's very Personal ..
[Like Matt Drudge says .. It's Really All Personal] .. I totally agree ..

The Meck will 'fulfill His obligation' to Write what He knows ..
[without any fear of Censorship]
So the people of Dothan will Know and ' The Truth will set my Hometown Free.'

a Special Thanks to my friend who suggested I needed ' more burn ' in my writing.
I hope your fired up - like others are.
One friend says she pours water on her computer ..
Maybe I should tell her .. Just give Chief Crawford a jingle.

Developing .. More on the way from LA.

WRITE ON ..
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Iron Bowl Thoughts .. Bama wins ..
If Joe Namath plays QB ..
if They run the Stripper Offense .. Might Be The1st Completed Pass of the year.
if Coach Gooberville calls the plays for Auburn ..
and Rain .. Rain .. Rain ..
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Filed by The Meck .. 1 am .. Nov. 19, 2004 ..
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"The only thing in the middle of the road are yellow lines and dead animals .."

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Monday, November 08, 2004

Chester - The Wrecker throws his Personnel Agenda caddie under the bus [If you're looking for him Mr. West-City Mgr]

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"The only thing in the middle of the road are yellow lines and dead animals."
Nov. 8, 2004 ..
CHESTER - THE WRECKER throws his Personnel Agenda caddie under the bus ..
[ If you're looking for him Mr. West - City Mgr. ].
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Have you noticed ..?? Looks like Chester has thrown his Personnel Agenda Board
under the bus .. [Atn. Mr. Michael West - City Manager ] ..
Chester has Flopped and now Flipped on his 'so called' Investigation he started and orchestrated in January to Remove Chief John White.
He played with Gary Griffin like a toy using him to trash Chief White's good name
and destroy the Dothan Police Dept.

Chester enlisted Griffin in early 2004 as his personal caddie to carry out Chester's
personal and only agenda for the last 7 years. The Revenge and hatred towards
Chief White for enforcing laws that effected his Dad and buddies.[ FBI Investigation].

Now .. Chester has been told by one of his buddies that the Personnel Board's
Investigation is killing him politically.[ for his re-election bid for Mayor]
So now Chester wants The investigation over with and the Personnel Board's
authority re-done.

CHESTER LED VOTES AND INVESTIGATION
Surely the people of Dothan know that Chester led the votes of 4 other
commissioners all year to keep voting to pay for this Illegal investigation ..
[ close to 100 thousand dollars by now .]

Chester orchestrated and led the Personnel Board's Illegal Investigation..
Chester was Enraged and Engaged by Jim Smith in December 2003 when Smith
resigned with his racial and vicious letters falsely accusing Chief White and
the Dothan PD ..
Chester and Jim Smith both joined with a common goal - Remove Police Chief White.

Chester knew The 'so called' Investigation was harming Chief White's good name ..
But now Chief has announced his retirement .. 31 years of wonderful service
and leadership ..
His name trashed by Chester and his Personnel Agenda Board .
[It will soon cost them mucho grande].

So Chester sees no need to continue this illegal investigation .. Nov. 2004
Chief is leaving and a Police Dept.has been trashed and members called racists
by Chester's Personnel Agenda Board and his caddie - Gary Griffin .. who himself
sure seems to be an expert on racism. Defamimg and Shaming The Police Dept.

His personal vendetta and agenda with a few others on the Personnel Board is
obviuos to most. No doubt .. It will soon costs them all mucho grande.

Now the Light - The Truth has been shined on their motives of darkness .. and the
rats led by Chief Rat Chester are jumping ship. Chester has used him up and
thrown Gary Griffin and his Personnel Agenda Board under the bus ..
Gary Griffin has been used as a toy by Chester and Jim Smith.
A willing playmate the facts reveal.

Sally Buchanan engaged Mike Tew with her lies about Chief White and he
willingly led The Citizens Supervisory Committee with an obvious agenda ..
Ordering an illegal investigation.
All joined with the common goal to remove Chief White. And of course if
nothing works You can always accuse someone of being a racist .. when all else fails.

CHIEF'S 57 BURNING QUESTIONS .. Still Smokin ..
[Read Chief's 57 Burning Questions .. and refresh your memory.] www.TheMeck.com
Has anyone heard anyone answer any of Chief's 57 Questions ..? May 6, 2004 ..
Their silence and actions speak Volumes ..

1. Mr. Mike Tew, upon your receipt of Sally Buchanan’s "complaint," did you contact the Personnel Director, City Manager, or Police Chief in order to verify the validity of the complaint, especially the so-called allegation that Chief White falsified Jim Smith’s last performance evaluation?

7. Mr. Mike Tew, On April 2, 2004, you made a televised statement to a reporter from WTVY that it was the purpose of the "investigation" to "clear the innocent" and "charge the guilty." Who do you believe is guilty and of what charge?

8. Mr. Mike Tew, How many times have you spoken to or discussed with Ms. Buchanan and/or Denise Smith their complaint or circumstances "surrounding the resignation of Jim Smith?"

10. Mr. Mike Tew, When was the first time you spoke to Mayor Sowell regarding the "investigation?"

15. Mr. Gary Griffin, When Captain Givens and his attorney met with you and Mr. Segrest on March 12, 2004, what is the credible evidence Mr. Segrest assured Givens the Board possessed that would prove Chief White cloned pagers?

16. Mr. Gary Griffin, On what date did Mayor Sowell inform you that he had the proof needed to get rid of Chief White?

17. Mr. Gary Griffin, Who do you believe to be the "target" of the investigation?

18. Mr. Gary Griffin, Who specifically recommended that you secure Mr. Segrest as the Board’s counsel?

19. Mr. Gary Griffin, Did you meet with Mr. Segrest and/or provide him with any records or documents prior to the Board’s vote to retain his firm?

21. Mr. Gary Griffin, Who made the suggestion that some police employees be "invited" to submit to polygraph exams at Mr. Segrest’s office?

22. Also, whose recommendation dictated that very little advance notice of the invitation or exam be given to the intended subjects?

23. Mr. Gary Griffin, Did you or Mr. Segrest or both of you meet with Mayor Sowell at Mr. Segrest’s office on Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at 1:30pm? Was Chief White a topic in any part of the discussion?

24. Mr. Gary Griffin, Was the topic of discussion during the Mayor’s visit a request from the Mayor to investigate new allegations that he wanted included?

25. Mr. Gary Griffin, According to the minutes of the February 9, 2004, Personnel Board meeting, you stated that by way of a "courtesy copy" you had, by letter, notified your fellow board members, the Personnel Director, the City Commission, and the City Manager of an outline of the scope of the "investigation" of the Police Department. Why was the department head, Chief White, not notified and upon who’s direction or suggestion?

26. Mr. Griffin, in your televised comments following the Committee meeting on April 29, 2004, you made reference to an official sitting in a high position advising employees to not cooperate with the board’s investigation and that you had been told that by employees. Who is the employee(s) that told you? And, please identify the high-ranking official.

27. In the same televised comments as above (26), you made the statement "You can run but you can’t hide." Who do you think is running and trying to hide? Also, who advised you that the retrieval of information from the city’s computer system is illegal?

28. Mayor Chester Sowell, Who were you talking to at Deli & Delites restaurant during lunch on Wednesday, February 25, 2004, when you were overheard saying, "John won’t be there long, we’ll be getting rid of him soon, it won’t be long"?

29. Mayor Chester Sowell, Who did you tell that you along with three commissioners planned to seek Chief White’s removal on Tuesday, February 24, 2004?

30. Mayor Chester Sowell, Who did you tell of the Chief’s pending removal on or prior to Friday, February 20, 2004?

31. Mayor Chester Sowell, On what date and along with whom did you meet with Jim Smith and what were Smith’s allegations against Chief White and others?

32. Mayor Chester Sowell, What did Jim Smith say to you regarding a request of immunity from prosecution from federal investigators?

33. Mayor Chester Sowell, How soon after your meeting with Jim Smith did you instruct your secretary Ms. Hughes to send you the pager message on February 02, 2004, that two retired captains would like to meet with you regarding John White and the Dothan Police Department?

51. Chief Jim Smith, Did you ask for a grant of immunity from prosecution when contacted by Special Agents of the FBI?

52. Chief Jim Smith, Did you ultimately submit to an FBI request for interview regarding your allegations against Chief White?

56. Ms. Sally Buchanan, You’ve told your co-workers at Wallace College that, "I got John White, I did my homework", How have you got Chief White and where is your homework?

57. Open hypothetical question to everyone: If you were a classified city employee who enjoyed a property interest in your employment thus affording you due process rights when disciplined, full benefits and 19 ½ years in a 25 year retirement which vested at 10 years, earning $55,000 to $60,000 per year, and you weren’t guilty of a department head’s allegations, would you have resigned?
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Meck Note .. No one has answered any of the 57 posed by Chief White on May 6, 2004 ..
But now you know the obvious answers .. Not one has denied or said a word.
Why ?? .. Because Every Question is a statement of Fact .. Truth.
Burning Questions in May .. STILL SMOKIN LIKE A FAJITA in November.
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THE FBI .. ATTORNEY GENERAL SHOULD FILE CHARGES AGAINST CHESTER ..
Chester has used his Public Office to try and remove a Public Official using Public
funds to iilegally fund his investigation .. to get Revenge toward Chief White and the
Dothan Police Dept.
Chester is GUILTY OF OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE .. Charges should have already been filed .

When will The FBI .. US Attorney or Attorney General's Office Investigate ??
Maybe They will .. If You and I contact them ..
That would be a Legit Investigation and The Rats woulld really be fleeing [ under oath].

Comissioner Thomas voted against the funding of Chester's Personnel Agenda Board's
Illegal Investigation .. all year long in 2004 joined by Comiss. Tidwell.

HOLD MAYOR AND THOSE COMISS. RESPONSIBLE
I believe it's past time to hold Chester and those commissioners who voted to pay for this Illegal investigation responsible and accountable.
They WILL PAY on election day and should pay before .. Re-Imbursing the city for all legal fees including those in the Dothan PD who have been Molested by Chester's Revenge.

Chester and the commission's illegal funding is the same as supplying dope to a drug dealer .. or a paying for a gun for a killer. You made it all possible.
Names and families in the Dothan Police Department have been trashed and their "Good Name" destroyed because they were fulfilling an oath - to uphold the law .. Regardless .

CITY MGR ASKED TO STOP HUGE POLITICAL PROBLEM
The Commission led by Pat Thomas and even Chester The Wrecker are now asking the new City Manager Mr. Michael West to find an end to this obvious Illegal Investigation by The Personnel Agenda Board .. It has Become a Huge Political Problem.
It's Too Late .. The Destruction has already been done to many lives .. their families and their "Good Name."
Many know the facts and hope Mr. West will end Chester's Illegal Investigation using The Personnel Board to destroy Chief White and his Police Dept. Mr. West should also contact Federal and State authorities and ask them to investigate the mis-use of Public Funds to pay for this Illegal Investigation.

Money seems to be the reason for wanting to end it. Plus the HUGE Political Fallout. The reason should be because it's been so deadly to our city and Police Dept ..
It's been Dishonest and Destructive for so many. The Commission and mayor owe
the Police Dept. and the people of Dothan a huge apology for allowing this vicious attack. Especially on Chief White .. Most of The Commissioners and Mayor have Disgraced Our Hometown ..
The People will Hold you Responsible .. I promise they will.

We are still waiting for Comiss. Clements to apologize [ from his and Chester's Sandbox]
to Chief White [on the Front page] for his Childish attack and false accusations.
We all know Chester will have to go under oath - to tell the truth .. with Perjury
knocking on the door.
The verdict will be loud and clear .. and 100 thousand will seem like small change.

Thanks to Comiss. Pat Thomas for asking the new CM Mr. West to rid our city of
this Personnel Board's Illegal Investigation.
The summer of 2005 .. Many plan on removing The Cancer - The Thug who sits in the
Mayor's office and Lift the dark clouds of Oppression .. 7 years has been 7 too many.
It might happen before this summer.

CHESTER USES THE CHURCH TO HIDE - DESTROY LIVES ..
Chester's buddie was right .. Many know that he orchestrated and funded this Personnel Board's Division and Destruction of The Dothan Police Dept.
Chester - The Wrecker is Dead Politically ..

He's Hanging on a thread .. Continuing to Hide behind the Cross using Ridgecrest and all Churches to con them for their vote .. and their endorsement to promote his Evil Agenda ..
A Religous Thug - Pharisees - Fakes - Jesus called them " Snakes."
How can so many be so Duped and So Blind ?
Chester continues Using The Church To Hide and Destroy our City and many Lives.

I can't tell you who'll be mayor of Dothan for sure .. Although I do have a Clue.
But I can tell you for sure who it won't be.

The Mayor is a Shame - Disgrace and The Racial Divider of our city ..
Just like the Personnel Board and Citizens Supervisory Committee.
We need to remove the mayor and most of them .. We can and we will.
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49 years ago I was born here in Dothan .. Nov. 9th ..
[Thanks to Eunice and Dick Meckley ..] This is my Hometown ..
I love it and I am taking it back.

CHESTER'S RACIAL DIVISION
In my lifetime .. I have never seen the racial division like we have right now in
our city gov't. I know many feel the same way.
You can Point to the mayor Chester Sowell .. The Wrecker .. The Divider ..
Chester uses the Black Community toying with them to fuel his agenda of division ..
To accomplish his Dishonest Motives ..[ Pitting one against the other]
Under the banner that he cares about them .. Please.

He has duped Amos and Mr. Reading playing them as a fool pitting them and the
black community against others just like the Police Department. That Racial
Division will all change when Chester -The Wrecker is removed ..

Amos's Racial Statements [ Discord fueled by Chester] are a DRAG on this city ..
One writer who listens to him every Tuesday called Amos a " Political Hack."
Amos is truly an Embarrassment for District 2 and our entire city.
Luther King had a Dream .. Amos has become a Nightmare for Dothan ..
A Mirror and Representative of Chester's Discord and Divisive agenda.
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This is My Hometown .. Your Hometown ..
Let's take it back from Discord .. Disgrace and Shame.

CHIEF TRIBUTE
Special Thanks to Chief White for his 31 years of service to my Hometown ..
Chief is the most honest man I've ever known .. A man who helps so many.
DOTHAN and The Dothan PD will 4ever remember The Chief and Be Grateful
For His Brilliant Leadership and HisTireless Devotion to his Hometown .

It's a Shame so many have been so silent as his good name has been stoned to
death for the last 7 years by Chester's Revenge - Shamimg and Defaming
Chief White's Good Name. The verdict will be mucho grande dinero.
He will deserve all of it for putting up with these Evil fools who have no respect
for Law and Order.
Soon .. I'll be posting a Tribute To The Chief .. and Hosting one too. I'll be sharing
some inside stories about a Wonderful Man .. Chief John White ..
Even His Main Squeeze .. Barbara [The Real Deal ] White .. My Classmate
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Keep reading and you'll know the facts .. I've spent many hours researching and writing.
I hope CM Mr. West reads this and surely it will help him know the truth.
Just like so many who have read THE MECK REPORT ..
They now know what 7 years of Chester's Revenge towards Chief White is all about.

Re-Read Enraging - Engaging Chester article .. You will know and remember
the facts of Chester's Revenge.
Truth has exposed the Rats and their Personnel Agenda Investigation ..
Now Chester's jumping ship and throwing those He's Used under the Bus.

He's Flopped and now Flipped on his 'so called' investigation he started to
Remove Chief White. No one is surprised. It's real obvious to Most.

Let's Remove Chester - The Wrecker and let's take Our Hometown back ..

The Winds Of Change are beginning to Blow .. Because The People Now Know.
It will be real windy in 2005 .. The forecast says ..
The Remove Chester Group will Press On Until We Achieve our Worthy Goal.
" Baby .. You ain't seen nothing yet .." the lyrics of BTO say it best.

Email a friend .. The Truth will set Our Hometown Free.
The Darkest Time Of The Nite ?? Just Before Dawn.

Developing .. More on the way from LA ..
WRITE ON ..

Filed by The Meck .. 1 am .. Nov. 8, 2004 ..
THE MECK REPORT .. Connect .. www.TheMeck.com
" The only thing in the middle of the road are yellow lines and dead animals."

Cannot be published without permission of the author.
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Monday, November 01, 2004

Write on From LA .. Lower Alabama [Lady Govs Roll The Tide]

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posted .. TheMeck.BlogSpot.com

THE MECK REPORT .. WRITE ON From LA ..
Lower Alabama [Lady Govs Roll The Tide]
" The only thing in the middle of the road are yellow lines and dead animals."
November 1, 2004 .. 2pm

In the words of my brother Shannon .. Write On Bro .. I believe I will.
Thanks for encouraging me Bro to think on my own .. and the only way
to accomplish that rare milestone is to read and write ..[no arithmetic]

Writing is my Passion .. The Bloodline of my Speaking ..
Radio and TV Shows .. Videos and Commercials.

Thanks to my friend Jenn for telling me about Blogger.com ..
I can now post my thoughts when I write them .. and both of my fans
can read them .. plus those masterpieces from the past which are also
posted at http://www.themeck.com/ ..

So grab an ice tea or a cold Diet Pepsi .. It's time to think before that cold
November rain arrives ..
To be honest .. It's past time to think and write.
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DEWSIE and THE LADY GOVS BEAT BAMA ..

Speaking of milestones .. Congrats to Coach Gene Dews and the
Wallace College Lady Govs who traveled to Tuscaloosa and beat
Alabama 1-0 in Softball. [Saturday]
The Lady Govs finished 3rd in the nation in 2004 [ Jr. College].

Blair Potter threw a 1 hitter for the Lady Govs and Holly Elliot aka Javy Lopez
had 2 hits including the only RBI. This All American battery [ Blair and Holly]
proved too much for the Crimson Tide and their ace pitcher ..
Stephanie Van Brackle, who threw against The US Olympic team earlier this year.

Mal Moore .. Bama AD came up after the game and told Coach Dews ..
' Coach ..You've got a great Jr. College program. Your girls played hard.'

Reports are that over 700 fans watched this gem of a game in T-Town ..
Many even cheering for the Lady Govs.

Coach Dews on this monumental achievement ..
" Meck .. It's an uphill battle to beat top pitchers and programs in the top 10.
It was a big win .. It's like reaching the flag at the top of the mountain ..
You have worked and worked and you know you can compete with
anyone, anywhere .." Coach Gene Dews ..
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Dothan and the Wiregrass should be proud of their Jr. College - Wallace.
The word is out nationwide about The Lady Govs of Coach Gene Dews ..
It's past time more was written and said locally about this amazing and
accomplished program ..
It's one of the best marketing tools in this town .. but The Meck believes
they are under appreciated and not acknowlegded as they should be.

The Lady Govs do a lot with a little .. They are Contenders ..
The last 3 years in the National Finals .. Jr. College World Series.
Kids are calling from all over the Southeast to play in Dothan.

The word is out about Coach Dews and his Class program and the
parents are seeking him out.
They know their kids will go to class .. and play with class on the field.
Coach Dews and The Lady Govs have put Dothan and The Wiregrass on
the map in many ways.
I'm sure Dr. Young - President of Wallace College appreciates the way
they represent the Wallace - Dothan name wherever they play nationwide.

It's Time the Wiregrass recognized and acknowleged Coach Dews and
The Lady Govs .. and appreciate their amazing accomplishments.
They represent our Hometown .. Dothan, Ala. and They Do It Well.
A round of applause to Dewsie's assistants .. Buddy .. Dr. Mac and
Miss Skipperville.

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Check out the best WebSite .. www.DrudgeReport.com
Drudge gets 10 million hits a day .. Links to stories all over the world ..
A great site to follow the election and get an education.
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My election prediction .. Bush will win the Popular Vote and lose
the Electoral College .. [see 2000 election]
I truly believe most will not be voting ' for Kerry ..'
But Simply It will Be a Vote 'AGAINST Bush. '
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Congrats to Vijay Singh for winning Sunday and reaching the
10 million dollar record for a PGA Tour year.
Vijay and my Dad were close friends.
Everytime I see Vijay and that Cleveland visor and bag .. I think of my Dad.
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FREE SPEECH or CENSORSHIP ?
Thanks for your Time and letting me share with you ..
I will continue to WRITE ON.
Thanks to the internet .. The last frontier of free speech not controlled by
corporations and their censorship - Deciding what they want me to read and hear.

It must have been Thomas Jefferson .. not Al Gore who invented the internet.
Jefferson was asked .. If you had a choice between a Free Press or a free
government .. Which would you choose ??
' I'd choose a Free Press Anyday. ' Jefferson said.

I'm not a fan of either one .. But think about it.
If Rush Limbaugh can trash people on the radio .. Then Howard Stern should
be able to talk his trash. It's called a choice .. hit the on-off button.
That's your free speech.

Satellite Radio will replace Corporate owned radio as we know it today.
Cable Radio will revolutionize the radio business just like cable TV has blown
away network programmimg - over the air stations.
A new frontier of free speech ?
That's where I plan on landing one day with my radio show ..

Censorship is a half-truth .. a lie .. Free Speech keeps people free.
WRITE ON ..
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Filed by The Meck .. 2pm .. November 1, 2004
THE MECK REPORT .. WRITE ON From LA .. [ Lady Govs Roll The Tide.]
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Friday, April 16, 2004

Behind the Dish .. Batting Practice and Chip Shots .. Did you know ??

BEHIND THE DISH .. Batting Practice and Chip Shots .. Did you know ??

CONDOLEEZZA RICE was born and raised in Birmingham and later lived in Tuscaloosa ..
Sweet Home Alabama .. Perhaps a Presidential run in 2008 ??
If the Repubs had any clue .. Condi would be their VP choice in 2004 ..
[ Meck's favorite combo in 2008 .. Huckabee and Rice .. a winning Dish]
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GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE [ R ] of Arkansas ..
will be speaking at Pres. Carter's Church, Maranatha Bapt. in Plains, Ga.
[Sun. Apr. 25, 2004 ] .. Governor Huckabee and his wife Janet, will be the guest of
Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity and President Jimmy Carter ..

Gov. Mike Huckabee is a wonderful man .. The Meck knows him from the late 70's,
when we worked together in Texas .. [ More next week on Gov. Huckabee's
visit to Plains] .. Plan to visit Plains on this special day ..
Believe The Meck .. It will be an Everlasting impression on you and your family ..
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PLAINS GA. .. Is only 2 hrs from Dothan, Al ..[ north on 431 to Eufaula, Rt. over
the Lake into Georgetown, Ga. .. turn North on Hwy 27..] all the way to Plains ..
Pop. about 600 .. about 35 Govt employees who take care of Pres. Carter's
Nat'l Historic Sites ..
Must see Landmarks .. The Boyhood Farm, The School House[ Museum] ..
Plains Historic Inn .. Plains Welcome Center [ ask for Penny] .. Mom's Kitchen ..
www.PlainsGeorgia.com

Note: The Plains Historic Inn .. is right above the Antique Shop ..
Pres. Carter helped build the INN .. Each room has decor from each decade ..
20's thru the 80's .. It's a beautiful place to stay overnite ..[ It's where we shot our
commercial with Pres. Carter and Walter Banks promoting Plains ..]

PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER celebrates his 80th Birthday .. Oct. 1, 2004 ..
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JAVY LOPEZ .. leads the Major Leagues in hitting .. batting over 500 ..
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BARRY BONDS and the Steroids issue .. Always remember the other guy
in this ordeal .. The Attorney Gen. JOHN ASHCROFT .. Thats all you need to know ..
plus remember .. Pres. Bush mentioned it in his State of the Union address ..[ Jan. 2004]

Bonds testified before the grand jury in Dec. that he didn't take steroids ..
If the US Attorney General can prove he did .. They will nail him on Perjury .. not roids ..
JOHN ASHCROFT .. a fastball Bonds will never turn on ..
NOTE: The Feds recently seized the steroid samples that tested positive from last year ..
The raid took place less than 24 hrs after The Players Union filed to protect those samples ..
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GEORGE W. BUSH .. If he's re-elected .. Baseball loses ..
If he loses .. Baseball wins .. and could get a Legit Baseball Comissioner ..
not an Owner's Comish like Bud Popeye Selig ..[ He could mess up a 1 car funeral ] ..

Baseball Commissioner is a job Bush has always wanted .. more than the Presidency ..
Maybe Bob Costas is available .. I've got his number .. He would be a dandy ..
His passion and knowledge would connect the fans and players .. Promoting the game ..
Baseball is Leaderless .. It's the only business I know that demotes it product ..
If you're Whining .. ain't nobody buying ..

Summarizing Peter Gammons .. He said it best recently about the owners ..
Baseball needs to quit treating its players like they are shopping with Wal-Mart mentality ..
Labor is Product and Entertainment .. Product/Players are investments not just an expense ..

My favorite example is the lovable George Steinbrenner ..
His payroll is 180 million and everyone rips him 4 that .. The Yankees are valued by
Forbes at almost 900 million .. Thus his payroll-investment in his product is about 20% ..
Probably a lower percentage than most businesses pay ..
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CHIEF JOHN WHITE .. over 30 years with the Dothan Police Dept.
10 years as Chief .. past Pres. of Ala. Chiefs Assn., a grad of the FBI Academy ..
Congrats Chief on your recent graduation from Law School ..

How many Police Chiefs have a law degree ?? Probably very few in the US ..
Perhaps that's why Johnnie Cochran told Chief .. [ with Keith Givens and myself]
" Send me your Resume Chief .. I might need your help on some cases .."

Meck Tip .. Maybe Chief John White should write on that resume ..
' Looking for Hire .. When I Retire '..
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Staying in LA .. [Lower Ala ] Congrats to Coach Gene Dews, Wallace College-Dothan, Al .
The Lady Govs have won a record 56 in a row in the Southern Conference ..[thru Apr. 15]
20-0 records in 2002 and 2003 .. 16-0 in 2004 .. ranked 4th in the nation [ 35-4 record] ..

Sat. Apr. 10th .. at Wallace Dothan vs. Enterprise [Al.] .. 1 pm ct .. Two for the Books ..
Govs Lefty, Blair Potter threw back to back Perfect games in a DH sweep ..
Govs 9-0 and 12-0 victories over Enterprise-Ozark College .. [ 5 innings - 8 run rule ] ..
Potter, a freshman from Columbus, Ga. faced 30 batters .. striking out 21 ..
lowering her ERA to 0.41 .. which leads the nation in D2 softball .. Blazing-Amazing Blair ..

GENE DEWS .. Mucho credit goes to him and his leadership of Passion and Compassion ..
' 2 essentials that meet in the middle to reach a goal '.. Dewsie is a Legendary teacher ..
The Lady Govs hope to return for their 3rd consecutive trip to the College World Series ..
When, not If they do win the big 1 .. It will be Dothan's 1st ever National Champioship ..
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AUSTIN FOX .. a 15 year young gentleman who could be the next Denny Neagle or maybe
even Billy Graham .. Austin is a precious friend of The Meck's ..[Home page with Kayla Jo]..

[Just In about midnite] .. www.DothanEagle.com Sports Apr. 16, 2004 .. Excerpt ..
" Young hit a hard line drive to right-center field. Austin Fox ran from right field and made
a diving catch to preserve the shutout. Fox also went 3-for-3 on the night with an RBI
and a run scored ".. Micah Lewter writes .. [about Chris's Pride and Joy ..]

Congratulations to AUSTIN .. You are the Best my Friend .. On and Off the field ..
Your agent .. The Meck ..
[Note to all youth.. They aren't giving any playstation scholarships or draft picks ]
Always Remember, Lefty .. The Most Important Pitch ?? Is a Strike .. ' Let's Go Throw ' ..

Trivia .. Who is the winningest Basketball Coach in Vanderbilt history ??
Austin Roy Fox is named after his grandfather, Roy Skinner..[who still lives in Nashville]

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Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Augusta - The Masters - 2004 .. I know Phil finally won .. but

AUGUSTA - The Masters - 2004 .. I know Phil finally won .. BUT .. I will most remember
BRUCE EDWARDS passing away on Thursday as dawn broke at his favorite Tournament ..
Hours before, The Golf Writers had just honored Bruce with The Ben Hogan Award ..
given on the eve of every Masters to someone who exemplifies courage ..

It was 6:26 Thurs. morn. Apr. 8th .. Bruce teed off finally on ALS .. Lou Gehrig's Disease ..
Bruce Edwards was only 49 ..
His longtime friend and brother-like golfer, TOM WATSON, got the sad news just before he
teed off that morning at Augusta ..The skies were gloomy all day, shedding tears like so many ..
Bruce had carried Tom's bag and served him with loyalty and love for over 30 years ..

One of my favorite memories of Bruce Edwards .. Aug. 1991 at Crooked Stick
[ Indianappolis] .. [ John Daly won the PGA .. PLUS It was Bobby Clampett's 1st TV job
on TBS and CBS ..] I was working with TBS .. Bobby Clampett and Pat Haden ..

I was checking my yardage in the middle of the fairway with Bruce .. He gave me a few
pointers of wisdom .. I never really knew him .. [ I know my Dad did for years on theTour]
Yet .. I will always remember that day when Bruce took T I M E to help me .. He was so kind ..

It made me so sad when I heard the news last Thursday .. I thought back to last summer when
Bruce and Tom had those wonderful days at the US Open and the fans teared up over Bruce ..
I thought of Bruce passing away at Ponte Vedra Bch .. the home of the PGA Tour and
Dick Meckley ..

I called my brother Shannon and cried .. Bruce was a part of history that I treasured ..
I was deeply moved by the many stories being written on the internet about this
legendary caddie ..

I plan to write later .. but this is my thought for today/every day [as I shared with Shannon] ..
I was reminded once again on Apr. 8th .. by the life and legacy of Bruce Edwards ..
Bruce Edwards was a servant .. He carried a golf bag with undieing loyalty for his friend ..

Unlike Bruce .. Many are chasing Fortune and Fame .. Material goals and games ..
How much will you leave ?? You will leave the same amount as Elvis .. He left it all ..
What will they write/say about you .. when you die ??

Bruce was the headlines all over the Internet .. ESPN .. TV .. PAPERS .. and he was
simply a man who was a servant .. to others .. and yet they can't stop writing about the
legend Bruce Edwards .. [ and the TIME he invested in others ] .. His Legacy ..

Bruce was a servant [He served those around him] ..Thus he became a Legend ..
One more time .. What will they write/say about you .. me .. when we die ??
Will they write or say anything at all ??

ps .. I'm certain Bruce Edwards joined Dick Meckley and they teed off last Thursday ..
at the Forever Fairway Golf Club .. where all the yardage is bought and paid for ..
You don't even need a green jacket to be a member and play ..
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JIM NANTZ .. BOBBY CLAMPETT..
Meck Notes .. .. Another Wonderful job of announcing The Masters by CBS ..
Jim Nantz and Bobby Clampett .. You both are the best ..
Jim Nantz's elequant touch and insightful reverance makes a major impact on this viewer..

I will never forget how precisely and with great knowledge Bobby Clampett described
Ernie Els' several drop options on No. 11 Sat .. and how he could ask for more opinions ..
What was 4ever back on the tee .. was 15 minutes of lessons for the viewer..Thanks Bobby..

I felt like I was nestled in the nursery of trees watching that incredible Bogey ..
How important was that ruling and the Ernie 'nursery' drop and that bogey ??
Well .. There would have been a playoff .. if ..?? ..

You get the picture .. 2 fold .. It pays to be patient and know the rules like Ernie did ..
Plus .. ' IF ' all ands and buts were candy and nuts .. we'd all have a Merry Christmas ..

That 31 Mickelson shot on the back nine was Prime Time ..
but that downhill lip in .. had to be Divine .. [sure can't remember many .. if any at Augusta]

The Meck played Augusta in the early 80's .. on a Tuesday before the Masters started
on Monday .. It was immaculate .. I shot an 82 .. Six 3-putts [no room for comments on card]
A Blessed memory for sure .. I will always treasure that wonderful day ..

Also, the member I was playing with had a hole-in-one on yep .. you guessed it .. No. 16 ..
If I ever get the chance again .. I will practice my putting .. up on my roof-top ..
So I'll get a good feel for the speed of the greens ..
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My favorite Augusta Memory ??
That gentleman who stood on the practice tee assisting players or under the tree by the
putting green .. wearing a Floppy Hat [sometimes with a Cleveland Golf logo] ..
Mr. Dick Meckley .. ' Lo Tech Meck ' .. He loved Augusta National .. It's easy to see why ..
They are both from the same OLD School .. Where Class is Never Dismissed ..

Filed by The Meck .. Apr. 13, 2004 .. 11:00 pm
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Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Opening Day .. about noon on Tues .. [probably stuck in traffic]

Opening Day .. about noon on Tues .. [probably stuck in traffic]
BOBBY COX .. headed to the yard [on the phone with The Meck] ..

Meck .. How does it feel pulling up to the stadium for another opening day ?

BC .. Opening Day is always one of the very special days of the season ..
All the energy starts flowing .. and the excitement .. It's always a sold out crowd ..
They'll have the anthems and the bands .. It's quite an extravaganza ..
It's fun .. The butterflies start flowing ..

Meck .. How many opening days is this for you ? It goes back to the
early 60's .. right buddy ?

BC .. Oh my .. I started .. My first year out was 1960 .. Yes .. So it's been 44 years ..

Meck .. Wow ..

BC .. Yes .. Quite a few .. They never change .. They are always the same .. Exciting ..
No matter if it's in the minor leagues or major leagues .. It's the same feeling ..

Meck .. Tell me about Russ Ortiz tonite .. An Incredible pitcher ..

BC .. Can't do any better than putting a 21 game winner out there ..
He's throwing the ball good .. He's the man ..

Meck .. How does it feel looking out there at your ole buddy ..
Your friend, you helped raise .. Tommy G ..

BC .. Well, Tommy Glavine .. We kinda got over that, seeing him in the other uniform
last year .. We saw him 3 or 4 times .. So, you know .. It's a little different this year ..
He's special .. He'll always be special in our hearts with the Braves organization ..
and when he goes to the Hall of Fame .. He'll have on that .. The big, big A on the hat ..

Meck .. Buddy, Thanks for your comments today .. on opening day ..
The Meck talking with Bobby Cox .. pulling up to the yard on this Tuesday .. [12:15]

BC .. Thanks Meck ..

Note .. 1st pitch tonite at 7:35 et .. [ Mets at Braves]

Filed by The Meck .. 1:15 pm Tues. Apr. 6, 2004 ..
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Monday, April 05, 2004

Bobby Cox .. His contract - club option was picked up today for 2005 ..

BOBBY COX .. His contract - club option was picked up today for 2005 ..
One of the few good moves by the Braves organization in recent memory ..
Congrats to Bobby Cox .. I think ??

BOBBY COX .. Best Manager in The Game ..You deserve much more than you get ..
Pay .. Cox gets about 3 million less per year than Joe Torre's 5 .. ??
[ I feel like the only guy at the UN without a headset]

Credit .. Bobby gets none .. Deserves much .. only gets credit from the players
and those who know the game .. [ Front office seeks most of the credit ] ..
Bobby Cox gives everyone else the credit ..[ Most humble person I've ever met] ..

Blame .. He gets plenty of that .. Deserves little .. The Braves would have NEVER made
12 dances in a row [ a professional sports record] without BOBBY COX leading the music ..
He is the major reason for the Braves winning .. [ just ask those who've played for him ]
Though he gets most of the blame for the post-season ..
The truth is .. come post-season time you can't win the World Series with a 45 year old
1st baseman .. and the absence of a starter throwing 95 or 96 ..[ see Marlins]

If someone brings you to the dance .. and several out of 25 can't dance ..
Is it the man leading the music's fault or the man who signed up the talent to dance ??

As they say .. You dance with what got you there ..
That makes Bobby Cox even that much more The Legend ..

BOBBY COX reminds me a lot of Bear Bryant ..
He has the gift of Greatness .. 'The ability to make those around you feel Great ..'

That's why his players and coaches over achieve and win for him ..
Bobby Cox creates an environment for everyone to succeed ..
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The Braves lost 396 RBI's [ Lopez, Sheffield, Castilla, and Fick] from 2003 ..
[That's almost 3 runs a game ] .. even by my math ..
In 2004 they have a chance .. with this lineup ? to win a 13th straight div. title ..
Only because of Bobby Cox and his leadership ..
a Meck Note .. It would have to rank up there with the Red Sea .. 4 sure ..
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JIM SCHULTZ .. GLEN SERRA ..
The Season opens in Atlanta tomorrow without Jim Schultz and Glen Serra ..
They were fired 6 days before Christmas 2003 ..
Jim Schultz goes back to the days of Hank Aaron and the Home Run 30 years ago ..

A wonderful man who served so many in the media for many years and helped everyone
he met with tireless devotion to the Braves organization .. Jim is a poster man for PR
and a servant to all he met .. young and old .. A man who touched so many lives ..
Jim Schultz .. A Legend .. A BIG LOSS For the Braves organization and its fans ..

Jim treats everyone the same .. with Respect and like you are somebody ..
I am forever grateful for Jim's patience and guidance he gave me the past decade ..
My life and many others are better because we met Jim Schultz ..[and his wife Connie]
Thanks for your constant T I M E Jim ..You have Inspired me and Blessed my life..

Glen Serra .. worked with Jim since the mid 80's .. Media Relations for the Braves ..
He was always taking care of someone .. Many projects .. Many charities he helped ..
Glen helped Denny Neagle-wife Jennifer and The Meck raise 36,150 dollars for
Felicia Shotkoski and family ..[auction in Dothan, Al. Apr. 7, 1997] Thanks Bobby Cox
for all your help .. Chipper and Karin Jones and many wonderful people in Dothan]
[Dave Shotkoski was a Braves replacement pitcher murdered in 95 at spr. training] ..

Glen Serra always had T I M E for people .. It's no wonder that President Carter and
he became good friends .. Glen was instrumental in the commercial we shot together
' Come to Plains ' promoting Plains and the Braves ..[ with Pres. Carter and
Mr. Hospitality Walter Banks] .. [ camera Michael Epstein and Penny Smith-hostess]
Glen's little Brooklyn and wife Carolyn were walking off the train in our Plains commercial .

Glen was constantly TCB ing .. Taking Care of Business .. I do believe he had more
connections than the internet .. Always promoting the Braves Org. - Players and giving
a helping hand to others .. Glen Serra, and wife Carolyn are a Blessing to many ..
including The Meck ..
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Closing Thoughts ..
Terence Moore, whom I've seen at the yard in Atlanta for many years summed it all up ..
Feb. 19, 2004 in his AJC column ..
" Just thought those who run the Braves ought to know. Apparently, they don't get it,
because they are in the midst of doing smoke-and-mirror things to get folks excited
again about their product.
They even did the ridiculous by firing Jim Schultz and Glen Serra, their highly respected
leaders of public relations for nearly two decades." .. Terence Moore ..

The Meck agrees and so do many .. inside and outside of the Braves organization ..
Like a friend once said .." I can explain it to you .. But I can't understand it for you .."

Glen Serra and Jim Schultz are missed by many .. Braves fans and many fans of their own ..Their Passion [for their work] and Compassion [for others] .. will never be replaced ..

Filed by The Meck .. 7:45 pm .. Mon. Apr. 5, 2004 ..
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Wednesday, March 31, 2004

" Legends, Demons and Dreams" .. by Bobby Dews .. a must read ..

" Legends, Demons and Dreams" .. by Bobby Dews .. a must read ..

Terence Moore writes an impact article Mar. 16th at ajc.com ..
" He's written another book, and it's good. It's very good."
When informed by Moore of this .. Bobby Cox yells [from the dugout] at Bobby Dews,
the teams bullpen coach, " Hey, Dewsie, where's my copy?" ..
and only like a best friend could reply .. Dewsie yells, " Check out Amazon.com."

That had to be a classic moment .. There would be no book had it not been for the
close guidance and friendship of Bobby Cox impacting Bobby Dews' life ..

Moore mentions the 30 years Dews has spent in the Braves organization as a
manager, coach, instructor and administrator ..
The " eternal citizen of Edison,Ga." Moore calls Dewsie ..

Moore writes .. ' The wonderful marraige nearly ended in the late 80's, when Dews had
an ugly affair with alcohol.
Finally, Cox, the Braves GM, gave Dews an ultimatum.'
" He told me to get help or go home." Dews tells Moore ..

Moore continues .. ' Dews became a disciple of Alcoholics Anonymous along the way
to a life of sobriety that now spans 16 years.'
" The reader can see that there is hope when you're battling alcoholism,
drugs, and other things," Dews said.
There will be consequences, though, which I also write about." .. Dews tells Moore ..

Thank God for Terence Moore, a writer who will write about the issues ..
not just what he wants to read ..
but what everyone needs to read .. that affects their lives ..

LEGENDS, DEMONS and DREAMS by Bobby Dews ..
a Must Read .. [I'll be reading it next week ..]
Bobby Cox reaches out and helps his best friend .. Bobby Dews ..
We all need to remember.. that's our mission .. Others .. Others .. Compassion ..
Or we might be History .. Like Bobby Dews could have been .. If not for a Friend ..
There would be no book .. Dewsie, Keep on Fishing .. You're a Blessing and Inspiration ..

So is Bobby Cox .. He is a consistent Blessing .. He always has T I M E to listen ..
The Meck has often told the manager and friend ..
" If I ever go to the electric chair .. I sure want to have my last meal with you ..
At least I'll have a smile on my face .." Bobby Cox is The Encourager 4 sure ..

You may also read more about Bobby Dews and Bobby Cox in the Meck's
latest column: ' Pain and Shame vs. Acceptance and Hope ..'
[ Note .. Bobby Dews is 1st cousin to Gene Dews .. Wallace College-[Dothan]
AD and Softball Coach ..] Gene and Bobby were raised by Big Bobby Dews ..

Filed by The Meck .. 5:08 pm. Mar. 31, 2004 ..
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Monday, March 29, 2004

Introduction

Welcome to the first posting of THE MECK REPORT .. Connect .. Trying to stay connected .. in Sports .. Concerts .. News .. and Life ..

Writing is truly my Passion .. The Bloodline of my Radio Shows ..TV Shows ..Videos .. Commercials .. and The Meck ..

Thanks to Matt Drudge of DrudgeReport.com for inspiring me to continue writing What I Know on my Website and Let Freedom Ring .. without fear of Censorship .. [Thanks, David, for always believing ] .. Drudge has proven that Freedom Truly Empowers The People .. in a community or a nation ..

At times, The Meck will Address Real Issues .. Fullfilling My Obligation .. Ring The Bell of Freedom and Let The Reader Decide ..

I appreciate the encouragement of Friends like Jim Kearce and others to Write on .. Especially my Brother Shannon .. WRITE On Bro ..

I never want to be guilty of "The Sin Of the Desert .." "To know where the Water is and Not Tell Anyone .." meck
Mon. Mar. 29, 2004 .. THE MECK REPORT .. Connect .. [ TheMeck.com]

Javy Lopez is playing in Chattanooga, Tenn. for the Orioles .. Sat. Apr. 3rd vs Cincy .. The 1:05 game is sold out .. [ imagine that ] Did you know ?? Javy's new number is 18 .. Some guy named Ripken wore number 8 .. and they wouldn't give it to Javy .. The O's open the season on ESPN Apr. 4, 2004 .. Sun. nite vs. the Red Sox ..
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It Has been a Long Time .. The band Boston is touring back to back years .. This Summer, Boston will be on tour for about a month .. [ July to August] Hear that incredible voice of Brad Delp ..[and the kindest man you could ever meet ] Scheduled to start June 30th .. Chastain Park [ Atlanta] ..
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Remember this date Apr. 25th .. Sunday morning .. A Special guest will be speaking in Plains Ga. in President Carter's Church .. [The Meck will keep you updated as this day gets closer ..] Everyone should visit Historic Plains and President Carter's Sunday School Class ..

Filed by The Meck .. 5:00 pm .. Mar. 29, 2004 ..

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Monday, March 22, 2004

Wiregrass Pain and Shame vs. Acceptance and Hope . .

posted .. TheMeck.com

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The Latest .. [ Now Included .. The Article That Exposed The Alcohol Issue ..]
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.. " FOR THE HALL OF FAME'S SAKE ..
Lets's Hope Meckley's Earlier Problem with Alcohol Wasn't The Determining
Factor In His Denial Into The Hall.".. [Edwin Stanton .. Feb. 11, 2001 .. Dothan Eagle]
[Email this to a Friend and Let Freedom Ring ] .. Meck

http://www.themeck.com/ .. .. Mar. 22, 2004 .. updated Final .. web posted ..
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WIREGRASS PAIN and SHAME vs. ACCEPTANCE and HOPE ..
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[ TheMeck.com] .. Introduction ...
These Meck Notes are written about my Birthplace .. Dothan, Al.
The Hometown I Love .. in LA .. Lower Alabama ..
Miss Eunice, Dick Meckley and son Shannon moved here in the late 40's..]

It's dedicated to the many wonderful people that I have grown up with ..
and their families .. Their Moms and Dads .. and my Blessed Heritage ..

Many precious Lives in every town continue to battle addictions ..
like Alcohol .. and the Pain and Shame .. even years later ..

The young people of the Wiregrass, already battle and struggle
enough to accept a family member's addiction .. and be accepted ..
[ How well I know and remember ]
They Don't need to grow up with a voice of Pain and Shame ..
especially USING the Wiregrass's Name ..
They need Compassion .. Acceptance .. Hope ..
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They deserve to know what's Really Going On in our Hometown .
The Truth is .. Everyone should know .. young and old ..
That's why I felt obligated to write this and share ..

Writing is truly my Passion .. The Bloodline of my Radio
Shows ..TV Shows ..Videos .. Commercials .. and The Meck ..

Thanks to Matt Drudge of DrudgeReport.com for inspiring me to
continue writing What I Know on my Website and Let Freedom Ring ..
without fear of Censorship ..

Drudge has proven that Freedom Truly Empowers The People ..
in a community or a nation ..
I appreciate the encouragement of Friends like Jim Kearce and others
to Write on .. Especially my Brother Shannon .. WRITE On Bro ..

I never want to be guilty of "The Sin Of the Desert .."
"To know where the Water is and Not Tell Anyone .." meck

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WIREGRASS PAIN and SHAME vs. ACCEPTANCE and HOPE ..
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[Open Letter to Edwin Stanton .. Dothan Eagle Sports Writer ] ..
from Meck .. Mar. 18, 2004 .. [Atn. Commissioner Pat Thomas ] ..
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Meck Notes .. Grab an Ice Tea or even a Diet Pepsi ..
It's past Time to Write .. and It's Time to Think ..
.. If at any time " You feel like the Only person at the UN without a Headset "..??
Please Keep Reading ..

Chase Riddle .. Bobby Dews .. Mackey Sasser ..
These Names and Many More ..The Beat-ing goes on ..
We simply ask again .. Will They Ever Be GOOD Enough ??
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' Another Chapter in Dews' literary career .. Cox helped Dews get Sober ' ..
[ ajc.com .. Mar. 16, 2004 .. Terence Moore Column ]
[a Wonderful Story re Bobby Cox and friend Bobby Dews ..]

"The reader can see that there is hope when you're battling alcoholism, drugs
and other things," Dews said about his new book ' Legends, Demons, and Dreams.'
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.. Bobby Dews could never be in John Christy's Hall ??
[ Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame ] .. Christy .. self appointed Dictator-Director ..

Edwin, I really hope you will pray about writing another Timely Column
about Chase Riddle .. and the Alcohol Issue you Exposed regarding Dick Meckley ..
" For the Hall of Fame's sake, let's hope Meckley's earlier problem with alcohol
wasn't the determining factor in his denial into the Hall." .. Edwin Stanton ..

Feb. 11, 2001 .. Edwin Stanton wrote in The Dothan Eagle ..
" I'm referring to Dick Meckley and Chase Riddle.
These two men have done so much for sports in the Wiregrass that to not have them
honored by the Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame is insulting." I never had the privilege of meeting Dick Meckley, he died last year of cancer at the age of 81.
But ask anyone that did know him and they will tell you that Meckley was a
man who loved and cared deeply about sports in this community.

He served as a referee for high school basketball and football games
in the Wiregrass area.
Meckley hosted Dothan's first radio call-in show in 1956 and also served as the voice of the Dothan Cardinals minor league baseball team.

For those old enough to remember, you might recall hearing Meckley's voice
boom out across Rip Hewes Stadium during Dothan High football games.
Meckley was the public address announcer for Dothan in the 1960s.
He even broadcast football and basketball games on the radio.

For crying out loud, this guy was buried on the 17th green at TPC Sawgrass,
the most picturesque green in the country.
He was a founding member of the golf course and he is the first and last to
be buried there.

With credentials like these, it's hard for me to understand why Meckley isn't in the Hall of Fame. He should have been inducted with the first classnine years ago. But he wasn't.

Why ? .. Could it be because Meckley had a problem with alcohol?
It's true, Meckley was an alcoholic. But not his whole life.
Meckley conquered his demons long ago.

From 1971 until the day he died, Meckley lived life sober.
For the Hall of Fame's sake, let's hope Meckley's earlier problem with alcohol
wasn't the determining factor in his denial into the Hall.

I know for a fact other current members of the Hall of Fame battled
alcohol during their lives and also cleaned up and stayed sober.
I don't know the reason why Meckley hasn't been inducted. I know he's beennominated in the past, but his name has been shot down every time.

Now let's talk about Chase Riddle.
How on God's green earth is this guy not in the Hall of Fame?
He's in the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, but not in the Wiregrass Hall of Fame.?
Go figure.

The legendary coach guided Troy State to two Division II championships during his prestigious coaching career. Why Riddle isn't already an inductee is beyond my reasoning.
Riddle and Meckley are deserving of being in this Hall of Fame. ".. Edwin Stanton ..
[ Excerpts from Edwin Stanton's article in The Dothan Eagle .. Feb. 11, 2001..]
http://www.themeck.com/ .. Connect ..
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" We're Back .." as they say .. and .. The name of that song .. ??
" You dropped a Bomb on me baby .. You dropped a Bomb on me "..

Thanks Edwin for your courage and ' Fulfilling Your Obligation' to your community ..
Addressing the Real Issues .. Ringing The Bell of Freedom .. and Let The Reader Decide ..

Chase Riddle did win 2 Nat'l Championships at Troy State .. and still owns many
records at TSU ..
Even The TSU Baseball Stadium is named in his honor, Pace-Riddle Stadium ..

Gene Dews, Wallace College AD and Girls Softball Coach [over 100 wins and less
than 10 losses] was an asst. coach and recruitor for Chase Riddle at Troy ..

Gene often tells me these thoughts about The Legend .. Chase Riddle ..
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Chase Riddle [as a scout ] had 12 players he had signed playing in the Major Leagues ..
at the same time ..
Some 35 years he was with the St. Louis Cardinals .. [many as a scout]
also a Minor League player - magr. in the Cards Organization ..
Plus he managed and played in the [D league] Ga.- Fla. League in Panama City, Ozark
and Dothan [Cardinals] in the 50's .. [He even managed Cards minor leaguer Bobby Dews]

Classic Chase Story - He was pleading with the Cardinals to sign this pitcher ..
He was sold on this pitcher's Big League potential .. Not to mention his Slider ..
The Cards were very reluctant ..
So Chase flew the pitcher to St. Louis from Miami Dade Jr. College to work out before
the top brass ..

They still hesitated .. But after much persuasion by Chase Riddle ..
Gave him the go ahead to sign Steve Carlton .. Lefty, now a Hall of Famer ..
Still appreciative, Carlton flew Chase and Miss Betty [his wife from Ozark] to the Vet
in Philly when they retired his number 32 ..[ Thanks for sharing this Gene ]

He also signed Jose Cruz, a lifetime 300 hitter .. plus brothers Jector and Jesus Cruz ..
All made it to the Big Leagues .. plus catcher Terry Kennedy and many others ..
and Oh by the way .. Chase is already in the very prestigous Alabama Sports Hall
of Fame ..[ Granite and Bronze ]

-- A friend summed it up .." I can Explain it to you .. But I can't Understand it for you .. "

Believe me .. I've heard the name Chase Riddle in the Braves Dugout for many years ..
They certainly hold him in high esteem .. all over MLB ..

Which reminds me .. Mackey Sasser .. Major Leaguer from The Wiregrass ..
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I would see him in New York, San Fran .. Houston .. all over the Nat'l League ..
Mackey was a catcher for the New York Mets ..[caught in the NLCS 88 - Mets vs. Dodgers]
FLASHBACK - May 4, 1991 at Candlestick .. Mackey Sasser and Mark Carreon
stroke consecutive pinch hit HR's in the Mets' 6 - 4, 12-inning win over the Giants ..
[The First Time the feat had been performed in the NL since 1975 ..]

Mackey played 9 Years in the Majors [Giants, Pirates, Mets, Mariners] Career .267 hitter ..
He played his early days at Wallace Jr. College - Dothan where he now coaches baseball ..
But .. He can't get in the Wiregrass Hall ...?? [ Keep reading for your answer ..]

-- Makes me wanna break into " Help Me Rhonda " .. all 4 verses ..

Mackey is a great guy to me .. He always treats you the Same ..
Whether in New York in the Dugout ..[or in Dothan ..] Never forgetting His Roots ..
.. Few in the Wiregrass can Match his unprecedented success and now he is helping kids ..
He has fought his Battles like we All are ..That Should Not Be A Comdemnation ..
Will He Ever Be GOOD Enough for This Hall ..??
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So what does it take to get in This Hall ?? Honestly ..
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A Hall of Famer like Chase Riddle is not Good Enough be in this Wiregrass Hall ?
[ Edwin asked that question 3 years ago in his column ]
Their answer again this year .. No .. [and LEGIT takes another Hit and Cries again ..]
[ Note - One doubts Coach Riddle is not sleeping .. but that's not the Issue ] ..

The Dothan Eagle proclaims at the top of its front page ..
" The Newspaper of The Wiregrass Since 1903 " .. [ The Eagle is sold in Troy]
and They cover Troy State Sports everyday on their ' Wiregrass Sports Pages '..
and yet TSU's winningest Coach ever can't get in the Wiregrass Hall ..??
The Real Answer is obvious .. but not what Christy will mislead you to believe ..

-- Excerpt from my column [ Mar.8, 2001.. TheMeck.com] It also ran in The Eagle ..
[Thanks Ken Tuck for your help ] ..
"As any son would be, I'm very hurt and offended that certain members of the
Wiregrass Hall of Fame selection committee would vote down my father because
of his alcohol problem.
Their judgment and rejection of my father makes me ask the obvious, is this a true
Hall of Fame or a "Good Ole Boy Club?" .. The Meck
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So ... What are the REAL Qualifications of the Selection Committee ..??
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Perhaps a Telling Memory and Answer was about 8 years ago I went with a friend
to the ceremony ..
I remember an older black gentleman had come all the way from New York City
to be inducted ..
He had spoken or was on deck ..[ the ceremony had gone rather long ]

So Christy stood up and told everyone ..' Keep your speeches to about 5 minutes ..
We have to get up early and go to Sunday School.' ..

How rude and inconsiderate I thought .. I wasn't alone either .. [ Now, Very Telling ] ..
The Graciuos Gentleman from New York had traveled so far and brought his friends
back to his home .. He had to be embarassed .. I know I was ..
But perhaps that statement tells you about Christy's Qualifications for His Hall ..

We already KNOW .. ' No one with an alcohol problem allowed .' per Christy ..
Do any other Committee members share Christy's Oppression and Condemnation ..??
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The above mentioned, a touching Story on Bobby Dews overcoming his Battles with alcohol ..
Bobby Cox Reaching Out and practically saving Bobby Dews's life ..I was so moved by it ..
Bobby Dews, a Braves' Coach and sports legend from this Area ..
[ Edison Ga. about 45 mins. from Dothan] .. Dewsie .. A Wonderful man who helps so many ..

Not sure if he falls in the peremiters of the Wiregrass Area 'geographically ..'
But certain of this .. His alcoholism and 16 years of sobriety would disqualify him
in John Christy's Hall .. He's not GOOD Enough .. [ Fish on Dewsie .. You're a Blessing] ..

Edwin Stanton really spoke last time addressing the Issues .. exposing the Cloud
of Oppression that Christy holds over Alcoholics and the Wiregrass Area in general
with his Pharisee Eyes ..

Do we want a man Using the Wiregrass's name and hanging the Plaques
up in the Dothan Civic Center ..?? who looks Down on people ..??
and has his Pharisee List of Requirements ..??

His is a ' Hall of Shame ' .. all by himself .. with his Pharisee games .. Plain and Simple ..
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A Voice for the Hurting ... There is Hope and Acceptance ..
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Edwin .. I hope as you did 3 years ago [and many commented to me about it ..]
will be a Voice for my Dad and others .. especially those like my Dad who cannot speak ..
and many who are Afraid to talk about it .. [ That why I write .. and share my thoughts ]

Believe me every Family in the Wiregrass already has enough Pain and Shame from Alcohol ..
Those who battle alcohol in sports and everyday life are Shamed by this man ..
Parading in the Wiregrass's name .. I know I am ..

Many of them have a Lifetime of Achievement .. in life and sports in the Wiregrass .
It's Disgraceful to look down on them .. or Anyone .. as they Battle an Addiction ..

You .. are one of a few that has the Courage to Write The Truth regarding this Issue ..
and let Freedom Ring ..
To be honest Edwin .. I don't think my Dad's too worried about any Hall of Fame ..
But as a son .. any son would be .. I'm offended that my Dad's Good Name is Shamed ..

I am Grateful that his Memorial Service was held on the 17th Green at TPC Sawgrass ..
where his ashes were also spread .. a Lasting Tribute from his Friends on the PGA Tour ..
and his 2nd Home - The TPC family .. Dick Meckley .. a Name and Legacy I Cherish ..

But like you stated .. Dick Meckley had 29 years of Sobriety ..That is a Fact ..
Plus .. It Was My Dad's Proudest Accomplishment of his 81 Years .. in Sports or Life ..
No one can take that from him .. Not even John Pharisee Christy ..

To every Family in the Wiregrass that has been touched by alcohol ..
Remember the Wiregrass's Dick Meckley .. not just what he did in sports ..
but his Hall of Fame Accomplishment of 29 years .. Sobriety ..
[ I'm proud of my brother Shannon .. with over 20 years sobriety ]

Dad would want you to know .. There's still Hope For All who fight the Battle of Alcohol ..
Acceptance .. and Deliverance from the Pain and Shame ..
That's why his proud son continues to Write On ..

We need more stories like Bobby Cox reaching out with a Helping Hand to a man
battling an addiction .. like his friend Bobby Dews who now has 16 years of Sobriety ..
That's no Shame ..That's the Name of the Game .. in Sports or Life ..

TESTIMONY OF HOPE .. "The reader can see that there is hope when
you're battling alcoholism, drugs and other things," Dews said about his new
book ' Legends, Demons, and Dreams.' ..
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Stop The Shame and quit Using the Wiregrass's name ..
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I have also asked Comissioner Pat Thomas to examine this Disgrace and Prejudice..
Using City Property to facilitate a parade of Sham and Shame on Wiregrass
Citizens by John Pharisee Christy ..
[ I'm thinking of contacting Mel Gibson to see if he can make the Cross any wider ..
for Christy to hide behind ..]

Jesus was Crucified by the Pharisees [Certain Church Goers he called "Snakes "..]
The Cross is not a Hiding Place for Religious Thugs to carry out their Mission ..
or even a Safe Haven for Pharisees ..
[Pharisees defined .. ' Noted for their Self-Rightousneess and Pride ..
They were frequently rebuked by Jesus ..
Much was sound in their creed ..yet their system of Religion was a form - nothing more ..' ]

The Battle .. RELIGION equals Death .. vs. .. JESUS equals Life ..
THE CROSS .. The DEFINING MOMENT ..
.." JESUS PAID IT ALL .. ALL TO HIM I OWE ..
Sin Had Left A Crimson Stain .. HE WASHED IT WHITE AS SNOW .."
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We don't need you to quote any more scriptures to us John ..
Your life is a scripture we can read loud and clear ..
You have ' Fouled Out ' John Christy .." Hall of Shamer."..
The Votes are In ..

..'" May We Help You " ? You ask on your card ..[ 'John Christy Christian Ministries Inc.' ] ..

If you really want to Help the community and the Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame's Credibility ..
Take your Stripes of Condemnation and Stones of Shame and 'crawl ' to the house ..
Please Go Home John .. wherever you came from ..
and you'll Leave Dothan a Much Better Place to Live .. Lifting Your Clouds of Oppression ..

The Truth Shows Us ..Only a Chosen Few are GOOD Enough for this Hall ..[off the field ]
Do any others on the committee endorse - share Christy's Shame and Condemnation ..??
AIMED SPECIFICALLY at the Many who Battle Addictions .. [ We hope not ]

" Why in the world would anybody put chains on me ??.. [Lionel Richie classic-still True Today]
" I've paid my dues to make it .. Everybody wants me to be what they want me to be .."

The Young People of the Wiregrass, already Battle and Struggle enough to accept
a family member's Addiction .. and be Accepted .. [ How well I know and remember ..]
Trying to hold your head up .. as a young boy and teenager .. and asking yourself ..
Will My Family Ever Be GOOD Enough for certain people ?? ..

The Young People .. Don't need to Grow up and Live with your voice of Pain and Shame ..
especially USING the Wiregrass's Name ..
They need COMPASSION .. ACCEPTANCE .. HOPE ..
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A Man with Hands of Compassion .. Dr. Mike McQueen ..
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Congrats to Dr. Mike McQueen .. for your Wiregrass Hall entrance ..[Sat. Mar. 20, 2004]
[Enterprise native and Bama Defensive standout with Coach Bryant ]

You are Deserving on the field and even more of a Hall of Famer off the field ..
Where The Score Lasts Forever ..
You and Pam have touched thousands of young lives in sports and given
graciously to so many ..
They will never be the same because of your kind Hands of Compassion ..
and your T I M E .. Thanks for touching my Life ..
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EVERLASTING FAME .. MR. JOE LYNCH .. MR. E.G. PITMAN
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I'm Forever Grateful to MR. JOE LYNCH, a founder of The Haven ..
a Home for Alcoholics .. [That's building a Legacy that lasts forever..]
MR. JOE LYNCH gave me as a young boy .. ACCEPTANCE and HOPE ..
Because he gave my Dad .. COMPASSION and the Meckley Family constant T I M E ..

My mother Eunice loved Brother Joe Lynch .. No one could sing Amazing Grace like him ..
[on Saturday nites at the Haven ..] We all knew His Life was a Melody of God's Grace ..

Where have the True Legends gone ?? .. We need more people like Joe Lynch ..
Building Homes for Alcoholics and More Clinics to Help the Needy ..
Building Lives .. Instead of Building more and more Church Buildings ..
[ Big Business .. ?? .. Millions upon Millions of Dollars] Entertaining people .. or Reaching Out ?
Jesus said "Go Tell " .. Not ' Build It and They Will Come'.. [That was Field of Dreams ] ..

Most Churches today have Failed the Alcoholic .. and His or Her Family ..
AA .. Alcoholics Anonymous has succeeded Reaching Out with it's ' 12 Step Program ..'
Inspired by the Bible .. Giving the Alcoholics and Families ' Acceptance and Hope ..'
Just Like Joe Lynch and Jesus ..
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MR. E.G PITMAN .. a founder of Dothan Glass in 1931 .. owned Dothan's 1st Pro
Baseball teams in the 40's and 50's ..[ My Dad announced some of those games ..
My brother Shannon was the batboy for the Dothan Cardinals ..]

Mr. Pitman helped build Rip Hewes Stadium .. Thus Pitman Field stands in his Honor ..
[and brother O.B. ]
Mr. EG always sat on the 3rd base side .. cheering Baseball and
Tommy and Ted McClendon .. his Grandsons ..
[Tommy played 2nd base in the minors for the Cincy Reds ..Ted played 3rd base for Bama ..]

I'm Forever Grateful for the Encouragement and HOPE Mr. E.G. Pitman consistently
built in my Dad's life ..
He was a man with great Compassion .. always Reaching Out to help ..
' Dick, You're a great man .. Hang in there and You''ll whip this stuff .'
Mr. EG would often say .. [Just like baseball he sure Knew what he was talking about ..]

Reminds me of a song " Just as I am ".. ACCEPTANCE surely Breathes HOPE ..
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Please Remember .." The 2 Essentials that meet in the middle to reach a goal .."
PASSION for what you Do in Life .. and COMPASSION is Others .. Others .. Others ..
T I M E spells L O V E .. " The Greatest Gift You Can Give Anyone .."

Meck .. David Meckley.. http://www.themeck.com/ .. Meck Notes .. Mar. 22, 2004 ..
Property of The Meck ..
Cannot be Published without permission of the author ..
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Email this to a friend .. Let Freedom Ring .. and Give Others Hope ..Thanks .. Meck