Sunday, April 23, 2017

The “N-Word”. Given current events, the blog post below is worth another look:

From a former tabloid in the City of Lake Worth, below is #5 in the series titled, “Lake Worth city manager on racial slur uttered in Commission chambers, ‘I feel compelled to respond.’ ”*

The masthead for that short-lived former tabloid in 2015.
“Domine, ut videam” in Latin means “Lord, I want to see”. Many in the City of Lake Worth prayed for that tabloid’s day “to see”. But it never did.† The tabloid shut down 4 months later.

The clippings below are excerpts from Friday, April 10th, 2015, Volume 1,‡ Issue 10, page 2, above the fold.

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Both City Manager Michael Bornstein (hired in April 2012) and Dolores Key, Economic Development & Marketing Director, continue working for the City of Lake Worth.

Below is a video of former Commissioner Retha Lowe on March 24th, 2015, at the City Commission meeting following the incident that occurred 2 weeks previously (note: Lowe mentions an article in The Lake Worth Herald)§:

Footnote section:

*See list below for links to #1–4 in this series from a former tabloid in Lake Worth started prior to the elections in March 2015 and shut down shortly after commissioners Ryan Maier and Chris McVoy were elected, a little over 2 years ago now:
  • For #1 in this series of excerpts from the “Worst Local Newspaper Ever” use this link. An excerpt: “It’s a big deal for us,” said Laurel Decker, who filed suit against the city in 2013 . . . “We’d like to get the dais back, and get the city moving forward again.”
  • For #2 use this link: “Tree Board Switches to Gumbo Limbo!”
  • For #3 use this link: “LAKE WORTH CRIME BLOTTER”!!!!!
  • For #4 use this link: “Need money for Roads? Sell the Golf Course!”:
The City’s municipal golf course can never be sold. Why? It’s deed-restricted. Hello.

†The “Premiere Issue!” of this tabloid first appeared on January 16th, 2015 with a restaurant review by Joseph Thompson III. He later disappeared and was never heard from again. Whereabouts unknown.
‡There wasn’t another volume to follow. The tabloid failed from little advertising even though it was given away for free. Downtown littering became a big problem throughout the City following this tabloid’s release.
§A collection of archives for this tabloid remain, separate from and not to be confused with The Lake Worth Herald—the City’s oldest businesss, “Established in 1912”.