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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

FISH WRAP: ONE

We know it’s a bit off target and topic, but we are peeved at the local fish wrap (a/k/a The Miami Herald).
We can’t help noticing that the local paper was scooped by an out of town paper (the New York Times) on the University High scandal. University High is a private “school” occupying a storefront in a strip mall, owned by a man with a bench warrant for possession of marijuana, and started by a man who did ten months for mail fraud in the federal can for starting a fake school in Arizona. University High enrolled more than a dozen local highschool athletes who were not going to pass the FCAT and were not going to graduate. For 400 bucks, the athletes got a diploma from University High, becoming eligible for an athletic scholarship to college. As a private school, UH was under no obligation to make a student pass the FCAT before handing out diplomas.

This was a local story, a local scandal, and our local fish wrap was embarrassed nationally and scooped by an out of town paper.

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