January 5, 2007

The Sun also Rises

It must be an interesting time to be on staff at The Sun.

The editor, Jack "Miles" Ventiglia, has covered the scandal at JCCC and has even written some of the pieces himself. Meanwhile, Steve Rose, a self-proclaimed FOC (Friend of Carlsen), works to protect the status quo.

The same week The PITCH featured me in an article, The Sun nominated me for its annual Johnson Countian of the Year award. Well, they also nominated Chuck Carlsen, and Elaine Perilla ...

Here is part the article:
President Charles Carlsen's 25 years of stellar service to Johnson County Community College and to the community made him a likely candidate to start the year for positive reasons, and the months of unexpected headlines that followed kept him in consideration.

The public just did not expect a man of Carlsen's academic credentials and community stature to become the target of several sexual harassment allegations. Neither did the public seem prepared for how some college board members handled the initial allegation.

Even so, more than a dozen county leaders came out in a public letter in November saying, in essence, that the college needs to move on.

Two others persons related to the scandal also received consideration for Johnson Countian of the Year - Miguel Morales and Elaine Perilla. Morales received consideration because, as a student journalist at the college, he broke the original allegation story. Perilla received consideration because she knew allegedly about the original allegation, but did not tell other board members.
This week, The Sun also ran a week-by-week review of 2006 news. A few bulleted points mention The Ledger and me specifically.

It may not be a full on Smackdown, but what I read tells me there's something happening at The Sun.