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Lessons from Chardon High School

Geauga County, Ohio Sheriff Daniel McLelland – in whose county the fatal Chardon High School shooting occurred Monday – believes proactive crisis response training prevented the incident from causing more panic in the community than it already had:

“Several years ago, the Chardon school district and local law enforcement began conducting drills, training, practice, if you would, for an event just like occurred today. Read more

NEWS OF THE WEIRD


Hard to find the old fashioned police blotter items in your local newspaper these days.  They’ve gone the way of the Private Eye’s  fedora.
 Jim Romanesko, news media watchdog, says that there are so few beat reporters left, there’s no one left to go down to the roundhouse any more to pick up the noteworthy cop beat tidbits. Read more

The Komen firestorm, and flip-flop

The sudden reversal by the Susan G. Komen For The Cure foundation will likely not end the controversy over its temporary withdrawal of funding for mammograms from Planned Parenthood. Without taking a position on the decision itself, and on the reversal, as communications consultants we at CommCore have several observations:
·    Why did they make the original announcement in the midst of a bitterly contested Presidential and Congressional election year in which Culture War issues such as abortion – which Planned Parenthood provides on-demand – are among the most divisive? Read more

Celebrity Chef Gets Burned

New York celebrity chef Mario Batali stepped into a real stew of his own making last week after he equated bankers with Hitler and Stalin during remarks at a Time Magazine event to propose Persons of the Year. Read more

TelePrompter-itis?

Republican candidates are trying to score political points on President Obama for his oratorical style. The same man who is often lauded for his effective speechmaking is being criticized as president for what political opponents are calling over reliance on the TelePrompter. Read more