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Posted: Friday, November 14, 2008 10:00 pm

Students at Tokay High distributed the school newspaper on Friday, ending a week-long impasse over potentially libelous comments in an article.

After Principal Erik Sandstrom stepped in and blocked the Tokay Press from being handed out on campus, the students decided to insert a new page with a revised article in each of the 1,200 copies of the paper rather than let their publication sit in Sandstrom's office any longer.

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17 comments:

  • posted at 9:44 am on Mon, Nov 17, 2008.

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    "LF H8R, are you still keeping that 1st place cheerleader's trophy in your home from last years calamity, so I would assume the "trophy case idea" @ THS got dumped once the TJT Feeder program got dumped? don't you know anything about Karma? You should know life is too short to be a H8R.

     
  • posted at 2:41 am on Mon, Nov 17, 2008.

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    Does THS AD stand for Tokay High School Athletic Director? Just wondered if this is getting to some of us.

     
  • posted at 2:36 am on Mon, Nov 17, 2008.

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    The TJT wanted to use the same logo that the football team at the high school was using. So they than did.Interesting comments on everything else, hopefully they are true.

     
  • posted at 2:34 am on Mon, Nov 17, 2008.

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    SportsGuru you apparently must be involved with the newspaper at THS, but your background facts regarding the use of Towson's logo is wrong. As an old parent of the TJT, the high school football team used a slightly alterred version of the Towson Tiger. At the TJT they used the same exact Tiger as Towson's with no modifications. The football team was using a modified tiger. Go Jr. Flames!

     
  • posted at 2:04 am on Mon, Nov 17, 2008.

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    For a Guru you arent right very often. Do your homework. The Junior Tigers got the mark from the high schools head coach (LF). They were not using it first. Secondly, they did not call the complaint in. It was LFs own coaches, who belong to the Tokay Thunder, that called the complaint in to the CLC regarding the illegal use of the tiger head mark. Call the CLC and check for yourself. You will see that the Junior Tigers did nothing to the high school as Sandstrom is saying. Collegiate Licensing Company, James Aronowitz, 770-956-0520. Call him, I did.

     
  • posted at 1:50 am on Mon, Nov 17, 2008.

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    .LASTLY: Mr Woo apparently called several legal entities that specialize in defending free speech issues in schools - so the administration knew that sooner or later they would have to release the paper. The question was going to be "when" ... either get the students to agree to a compromise, or go to court (and ultimately the students would have won).I think Mr Woo should have taught the students to stand on their journalistic integrity and taken this issue to the mat.

     
  • posted at 1:48 am on Mon, Nov 17, 2008.

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    .NEXT POINT:Tokay did not withhold the newspaper for slander concerns - that was just the excuse. They withheld it because the past AD was upset that the current AD tried to throw him under the bus. And so the past AD made aggresive comments to defend his name, and that (of course) made the current AD look like a liar.The only changes to the article were around what the past AD said about the current AD.

     
  • posted at 1:46 am on Mon, Nov 17, 2008.

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    .A couple of facts regarding the backgroun on this article (that the News Sentinel did not publish):1) The junior tigers program was using the same logo (Towson University) that Tokay High was using at the time. As a matter of fact, the junior tigers were using that logo first.2) As a result of this, the junior tigers shot themselves in the foot - as they were also discovered to be using Towson's logo and were required to stop using it (it is no longer on their website).

     
  • posted at 5:16 pm on Sun, Nov 16, 2008.

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    What is cowardly is Tokay H S and its athletic department wrongly accusing a youth sports program for turning them in and trying to hurt that program out of spite. Maybe thats why Tokays football program is so bad. They spend too much time worrying about someone elses. Whats wrong JJ? Wish your program ran that well?!

     
  • posted at 2:04 pm on Sun, Nov 16, 2008.

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    It is my opinion that people who hide anonymously behind a blog and call names are cowardly.

     
  • posted at 7:02 am on Sun, Nov 16, 2008.

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    It is my opinion that Mr. Johnston was a putz in High School. And I believe that he still is today.I just gave my opinion. No libel or slander is in the above statement. The above passes the slander/ libel test. Let's see if the LNS has the guts to leave this comment alone. I doubt it.

     
  • posted at 2:31 am on Sun, Nov 16, 2008.

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    Boy, what is the truth? John or Jeff? Mad Dog is correct. Too bad Tokay's paper is not online, like Lodi's.

     
  • posted at 3:59 am on Sat, Nov 15, 2008.

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    What the heck is boonablis talking about?? Were you still a little sleepy? What does Galt have to do with any of this story????? What do you care if LNS writes about Galt, Stockton, Hong Kong???

     
  • posted at 1:44 am on Sat, Nov 15, 2008.

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    Or maybe the LNS could show the Tokay kids what good reporting looks like by correctly naming the athletic director as JEFF Johnston.

     
  • posted at 1:36 am on Sat, Nov 15, 2008.

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    I wonder if the Tokay newspaper puts as many stories about galt in their paper as the news sentinel does? I mean galt has their own paper, it comes once a week. Let the herald publish statistics about their crime riddled town

     
  • posted at 1:20 am on Sat, Nov 15, 2008.

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    I read the tokay news paper, I dont think its so much liberous and slanderous, its just more "embaresous" and "ignoranous". The publisher didnt paraphrase. No one doesnt want to get there feelings hurt.

     
  • posted at 9:15 pm on Fri, Nov 14, 2008.

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    Perhaps the professionals, the Lodi News Sentinal, should show the kids at Tokay how to do this kind of a story. Maybe a reporter from LNS should investigate more closely and report in detail about the issues involved.

     
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