Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Wall of Fame gone

EDITOR:

I recently heard the current principal at El Dorado High School removed the 30-year-old “Wall of Fame” from the campus weight room. This wall was originally started in 1983 to honor El Dorado football players for earning “All League” recognition. This wall stood for hard work, dedication and athletic excellence and inspired many in their effort to be the best they can be.

It’s difficult for me to comprehend the wall is gone. I cannot think of a legitimate reason for its removal.

This letter was written to inform the community of what has happened and let them take whatever action they choose. This letter as well as a phone call to Principal Barnes stating my disgust with his decision, is where I started. This decision must not stand. The “Wall” stands for what this country was founded on and should be looked upon with pride. If more of you feel as I do, take the time to do your part.

I’m the proud parent of three El Dorado High School graduates.

CHUCK VANDERPOOL
Pollock Pines

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  • EvelynApril 29, 2013 - 6:21 am

    'The “Wall” stands for what this country was founded on ... .' FOOTBALL? I hope somewhere at EDHS there also stands a wall honoring academic excellence.

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  • chrispytahoeApril 29, 2013 - 1:27 pm

    "what this country was founded on" ROTFLMAO! If you mean a bunch of rich white slave owners that eradicated countless native peoples in the name of the dollar,..then yeah. America has a dark and ugly history. It is only in the minds of the delusional that this is not true.

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  • DB SmithApril 29, 2013 - 1:50 pm

    Chrisp, Every culture has had slaves at one time or another and all of the slave owners were not white. The Africans were the first to trap and sell people from rival tribes. The Arabs sold Africans to everyone. Egyptians had slaves, Hebrews and the Aztecs had slaves. The Mexicans had Native American slaves. There are still slaves today in the sex trade. Get over the whining. I'll bet you call your mom and dad by their first names.

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  • DB SmithApril 29, 2013 - 2:01 pm

    Evelyn I didn't mean to hit the "abusive comment". I wonder what happens when you do that. Anyway I take it back. I was just going to say that if you went into Principal Barnes office I'll bet you could probably see all of his academic excellence awards on the walls.

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  • James E.April 29, 2013 - 2:27 pm

    Question: WHY did the principal (their pal) take down the Hall of Fame? Or has it been declared a state secret?

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  • chrispytahoeApril 29, 2013 - 5:38 pm

    DB, gee thanks for the history lesson. I am aware of world history and events surrounding slavery, being as I have worked and lived abroad in almost 30 different countries. What gets me is the hypocrisy of THIS country. How is stating the obvious (and downplayed TRUE history of America) whining? Ignore history and we are doomed to repeat it. If my mom were still alive, I would call her 'Mom'. Was that asinine comment of yours meant to actually mean something?

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  • EvelynApril 29, 2013 - 5:44 pm

    DB: Wondering what happens when you press "abusive comment" button? The Abusive Comments SWAT Team arrived on my doorstep 47 seconds later. Thereafter I was taken to an Undisclosed Location, interrogated for 3.26 hours, and only released after pleading that my dog was hungry and needed to be fed. Please don't do that again. I am thoroughly traumatized.

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  • DB SmithApril 29, 2013 - 6:07 pm

    You're welcome on the history lesson Chrisp. The other comment was related to your repeated wish that older folks would kick the bucket. That is truly asinine and displays your disrespect for the elder generation which would include your elder parent.

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  • DB SmithApril 29, 2013 - 6:09 pm

    Evelyn, Gosh~I won't do that again. :)

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  • cookie65April 30, 2013 - 8:25 am

    Yuppie, this is the country that also abolished slavery. Many White Americans died doing so. Every human living has at least one ancestor who was enslaved. As far as the Indians, the Jews have been the subject of annihilation from everyone since their existence and you support it. Tell us all why else you hate this country. Your leftist ideology is nothing but slavery. Slavery to the government.

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  • cookie65April 30, 2013 - 8:29 am

    Everyone needs to understand the chip on Yuppies shoulder is tiny compared to obama's. Think of it this way, if you had the power and wanted to destroy America, what would you do different than Obama and the rest of the leftists?

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  • cookie65April 30, 2013 - 8:39 am

    Yuppie, in that cranial mass of yours is there anything other than the prerecorded anger and rage for this country? Any exposure ever to the facts regarding all that this country has done around the globe to save lives, feed people, end genocide, prevent disease, educate, modernize, electrify, refrigerate, bring fresh water supplies and the countless other things or is it all about the greedy need for the all mighty dollar? Yuppie is the perfect example of how the leftists mind works. By the way all that America has done to improve life around the world was paid for by Capitalism. Leftism pays for nothing and improves nothing.

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  • cookie65April 30, 2013 - 9:37 am

    Here is an example of the mind numb obamabots the left is creating on college campuses. Students sign petition to ban pressure cookers. http://www.ijreview.com/2013/04/49187-college-students-sign-petition-to-ban-pressure-cookers/

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  • DB SmithApril 30, 2013 - 9:55 am

    Cookie, It's difficult to see this and to believe that these are our college students. Like she said...Obama will be proud of her. My only slim ray of hope is on the students that thought on their on and said "hell no".

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  • cookie65April 30, 2013 - 8:12 pm

    DB, this is a bogus petition that this young lady is using to illustrate how much independent thought, critical thinking and discernment does not exist on our college campuses. Keep in mind we spend billions of dollars on the union run schools in order to produce these fenceposts. It all starts with education and the leftists have been running it for generations.

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  • DB SmithApril 30, 2013 - 8:23 pm

    Yea Cookie, I figured that about her but it blew me away at how many just signed it. Yikes!

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  • cookie65April 30, 2013 - 8:28 pm

    DB, here is the diversity of thought being offered at the universities of "repeat after me". Morehouse college disinvited a graduation speaker after he criticized Obama. Remember the left are the tolerant ones. http://georgiatipsheet.com/2013/04/30/pastor-who-criticized-obama-disinvited-from-morehouse-graduation-ceremonies/

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  • DB SmithApril 30, 2013 - 8:48 pm

    Cookie, Sad, sad stuff at what the system gets away with our kids. If a kid challenges an instructor's view then they get demonized. Have you head about Professor Darry Sragow @ the University of Southern California who preaches and advocates to his students that Republicans are racist and stupid and using the Black Panthers to intimate Republican voters is a good thing. He says "Yeah, yeah you can do that". He gets away with it.

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  • cookie65April 30, 2013 - 8:59 pm

    DB, that is why I call them the universities of "repeat after me".

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