How the DDN minimizes Esrati at every opportunity

In the first article they described the 5 candidates this way:

Here are the candidates:

• Esrati, 48, a small business owner, blogger and community activist, last ran for the commission in 2009.

• Lovelace, 65, is seeking his sixth and what he says is his final term as commissioner. He has been a member since 1993.

Lovelace has pushed for racial equality for minorities, most recently challenging banks that were found to deny loans to more blacks than whites and tackling diversity issues in the police and fire departments.

• Joseph, 40 , is seeking his third term. He has been on the commission since January 2004. He has worked in the last year to strengthen the city’s ties to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to foster job creation.

• Manovich, 54, is a local attorney and employed at Robbins & Myers Inc., an equipment supplier for energy, industrial, chemical and pharmaceutical companies.

He has served as board president of the non-profit East End Community Services, which provides housing, employment and re-entry services to area residents.

• Pace is a small-business owner and local entertainer. He was a supporter of Mayor Gary Leitzell during his victory over Mayor Rhine McLin in 2009.

Pace has attended nearly every Commission meeting since Leitzell took office.

• Larry Ealy filed to run for mayor in 2009, but his petitions were not accepted.

via Six vie for two seats on Dayton City Commission.

In the first article- when they were reporting only 5 candidates- mysteriously missing Larry Ealy:

Here is the first article descriptions- from Google cache:

Here are the candidates:

• Esrati, 48, a small business owner, blogger and community activist, last ran for a commission seat in 2009.

He has lived in Dayton nearly 28 years and is founder of The Next Wave marketing and advertising company.

• Lovelace, 65, is seeking his sixth and what he says is his final term as commissioner. He has been a member since 1993.

Lovelace has pushed for racial equality for minorities in the city, most recently challenging banks that were found to deny loans to more blacks than whites and tackling diversity issues on the city’s police and fire departments.

• Joseph, 40, is seeking his third term. He has been on the commission since January 2004. He has worked in the last year to strengthen the city’s ties to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to foster job creation.

• Manovich, 54, is a local attorney and employed at Robbins & Myers Inc., an equipment supplier for energy, industrial, chemical and pharmaceutical companies.

He has served as board president of the non-profit East End Community Services, which provides housing, employment and re-entry services to area residents.

• Pace is a small-business owner and local entertainer. He was a supporter of Mayor Gary Leitzell during his victory over Mayor Rhine McLin in 2009.

Pace has attended nearly every Commission meeting since Leitzell took office.

No other candidate has their description reduced so much- why?

Does the newspaper have a bias? Impossible.

Who re-wrote the article? Why the change?

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18 Responses

  1. Hall March 5, 2011 / 6:44 pm
    I have to wonder why they mention that William Pace support Leitzel — is it because he’s black and didn’t support McLin ?? — and has attended every commission meeting since.
  2. truddick March 5, 2011 / 7:44 pm
    I’m thinking that DDN was operating on a short staff with little seniority mostly made up of interns and recent grads of non-ACEJMC accredited colleges (perhaps Bible colleges?).  They’re failing the fairness test and evidently had nothing about Ealy on file at all.  It’s a symptom of the same disease that’s turned DDN into the Dayton Daily Advertiser and occasional news source–going slowly out of business b/c print dailies are no longer economically viable.
  3. Gary March 6, 2011 / 6:32 pm
    Look at it this way … David, you must be so popular in Dayton that your first article recognition was skimmed to allow more space for Larry … Maybe that’s all it is/was — a spacing thing, or only a certain amount of characters could replace the first article … so I don’t think they skimmed off yours on purpose … Hopefully, it might bring you good luck!
    Further, if you are after Dean’s seat, you’d better start endorsing Black businesses and so on … Advocate for more HUD funds; meet with the county commissioners on a regular; walk the streets; poor your heart out for justice in the community!
    But always remember, You cannot fight City Hall!
  4. David Lauri March 6, 2011 / 9:09 pm
    “Always remember, you cannot fight City Hall” is hardly the thing to say to someone who’s fought city hall and won, at least won the right to wear ninja masks to city commission hearings.
  5. larry sizer March 6, 2011 / 10:57 pm
    David: I was at you door before you had your petions made up if memory serves you correctly, it was my understanding that you had enough signatures, as you never got back to me, then when I slipped and fractured my ribs, after I got your petions, $hit happens. I am up and running, and willing to be your grunt, my only request would you mention an inner city dog park on occasion?

    Keep up the great work David, “The Whole World is Watching.”

  6. Bubba Jones March 7, 2011 / 8:36 am
    I am up and running, and willing to be your grunt, my only request would you mention an inner city dog park on occasion? – Larry Sizer
     
     
    hmmmm, that sounds to me like a little ol’ fashioned “I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine” way of politics!!  I think that DE is above that.  That’s the reason he won’t take contributions from unions, corporations, etc. – he doesn’t want to be beholden to anyone.
     
    So, DE, now’s your chance to publicly say whether or not you’re in favor of using the limited public money of a financially strapped city to build (current funds) and maintain (future funds obligation) an inner city dog park.  Is this something that, as a city commissioner, you would endorse?
  7. larry sizer March 7, 2011 / 8:58 am
    @ Bubba Jones…anyone that has followed my desire of an inner city dog park knows clearly well that I have the full support of the Millwright Local #1066 for labor and welding of donated fencing, with Nan Whaley informing me (I have her on audio tape supporting that issue)  that getting the land for a dog park was not a problem, that the up keep and maintenance was the problem. Since David has a couple of dogs that are yard/house bound, outside of an occasional hand walk. My suggestion for mention of an inner city dog park, is to bring awareness to the Registered Voters that are Registered Dog owners, that there is someone that cares about an unleashed inner city dog park, and nothing else.
  8. David Esrati March 7, 2011 / 9:48 am

    @Bubba- I believe in spending the peoples tax dollars on things that are available to all residents- not handouts to corporations-

    dog parks, skate board parks, basketball courts are all good investments of the public money. So- yes- I’m in favor of a dog park, but- it’s not a scratch my back type of thing with Larry.

  9. Bubba Jones March 7, 2011 / 12:56 pm
    Hey Larry – I was just yankin’ your chain about the way you wrote to David that you’d be his grunt if he’d mention an inner city dog park.
     
    Even though you called me an a-hole a couple of months ago, I’ll see if I can point you in a good direction for some support on a dog park.  I know that several years ago Iams dog food (even after they were purchased by P&G) was providing funding for dog parks.  I know of one park in particular where they pledged something in the neighborhood of $10-15k to develop a dog park.  Have you written to them or contacted their public relations department to see if this is something they still do?  If you don’t have luck there, you might try some of the other major dog food companies to see if they’d sponsor something like this.  If any of the companies bite on this (pun intended), try to get some of the money put in trust/escrow to be used for continuing maintenance of the park.  That will lessen the amount of money that the city will need in the future.  Good Luck! :)
     
  10. larry sizer March 7, 2011 / 7:02 pm
    @ Bubba – I have sent many letters to Iams with not so much as a response, then Nan Whaley awhile back suggested two ladies that shared the same interest as myself with dogs, we meet and expressed our interest, and was to meet in a month to see what we had accomplished. I received this e-mail the other day:
    A couple of things….
    First, I have had very little success moving forward with the 2nd Street Market location, partially due to my own schedule and partially due to limited access to the people I need to talk to. A quick talk with the manager at the market left me with little encouragement about that location. I have not had an opportunity to talk to the new Five Rivers director; she does not officially begin her new assignment until next month.

    Second, two things have changed in my life in the past week….both very good, but both taking my time and attention away from this project. I am now engaged (hooray) and find myself spending a great deal of time trying to coordinate wedding details for an October wedding with many guests from out-of-town in need of accommodations. In addition, I just signed a contract for a four-month-long consulting project for an organization I have wanted to serve for years; it is really a “dream come true” kind of job for me and I start this week.
    As such, my priorities have changed and the dog park is not something I can spend any time on right now. I am happy to remain an email resource if questions arise, but for at least the next four months, I won’t be available for meetings or tasks requiring more than a quick email response.
    Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but I need to make sure I keep my priorities in order.
    Best of luck moving forward; Dayton definitely needs another dog park, I am just not able to be part of the process at this point.
    Take care…  I leave the name blank.
    Then the other lady (name also blank) wrote:

    Congratulations! How very exciting! And of course I understand your not having the time or the passion to continue with the park idea.
    I too am having a busy schedule amd little time for the park. I believe that making Dayton dog friendly is very important but so far I am running into legislative issues.we are not DC or NYC ! For the time being I am also unavailable to spend any quality time working on a park. Perhaps a summer approaches I will be able devote more time.
    Larry, lets  reschedule Mondays meeting for in a couple of months.
    Thanks all and let’s stay in touch!
    Thus Bubba, I am back to stage one and a half and a quarter, though my energy is returning slowly from a recent fracture of my rib cage. My dog park problem is nothing compared to the problem that poor David is having. I have an appointment with one Kathleen Riggs this coming Weds. of Planning, with me pitching an inner city dog park. In the meantime I want to help David in anyway he may need of me, along with my inner city dog park dream, I can multitask.
    Thanks for your time and suggestions. I would like to share a cup of Community Coffee (if its not Community its not coffee) and discuss how to get the crooks out and bring Dayton back to when Dayton was the place to live in, not off of.
    My mother always told me, “Son when your dumb, you just got to be tough.”

  11. Gary March 7, 2011 / 8:32 pm
    I would bet none of the current sitting Dayton Commisioners nor the mayor, nor the city manager or most of their staff care a hoot about some dog park when there are plenty of big parks already, like Belmont for instance …
    What if the dogs ran away if they were unleashed, what then?  I do agree we could use updated basketball courts and skating parks, especially Lohrey’s needs updated!
    I don’t hate pets, but I am a human being with two degrees and no job prospects, and I am trying every day!  So priority IMO should rest there, on getting the space shuttle here, the racino, the old Moraine GM plant inhabited, SunCoke, Catapillar and closing Care Source–then we can proceed with a dog park!
     
  12. Gary March 7, 2011 / 8:48 pm
    Hey Larry,
    Have you ever taken your dog along any of the Dayton bike trails?  Would your dog run away if he/she wasn’t leashed?
    Nan I believe was instrumental in the bike paths along the downtown Dayton streets, which wasn’t too feasible in my opinion, more like sort of confusing with all the other confusion of one-ways downtown!
    Also, the Five Rivers Parks would be ideal for walking your dog(s)!  But first thing’s first; Dayton needs money!  Try writing the Feds, I hear they have grants for nearly everything under the sun!
  13. larry sizer March 7, 2011 / 10:15 pm
    @ Gary:
    What Is a Dog Park and How Does it Benefit the Community?
    With cities becoming more and more crowded and leash laws becoming more restrictive, many concerned dog owners are looking to the creation of dog parks as a solution to their need for a place to spend quality time with their pets. But just what is a “dog park” and what benefits can one bring to your city or town?

    A dog park is a public park, typically fenced, where people and their dogs can play together. Similarly, a dog run is a smaller fenced area, created for the same use, that is often located within an existing park. As the names imply, these places offer dogs off-leash play areas where their owners can enjoy a park-like setting and the chance to socialize with other canines and their owners. Dog parks, which are sometimes managed by park users in conjunction with city or town officials, are being established all over the country and offer a wealth of benefits to dogs, dog owners and the community as a whole.

    More than just “room to roam,” the creation of a dog park….

    Allows dogs to exercise and socialize safely. Puppies and adult dogs need room to run, and enclosed play areas permit them to do so while preventing them from endangering themselves and others (for example, by running into the path of an oncoming vehicle). In addition, dogs who are accustomed to playing with animals and people other than their owners are more likely to be well-socialized and react well toward strangers.

    Promotes responsible dog ownership. Dog parks prevent off-leash animals from infringing on the rights of other community residents and park users such as joggers, small children, and those who may be fearful of dogs. Parks also make it easier for a city to enforce its leash laws, as resident dog owners with park access have no reason to allow their canine companions off-leash when outside of the park.

    Provides an outlet for dog owners to socialize. Dog parks are a great place for owners to meet other people with common interests. The love people share for their dogs reaches beyond economic and social barriers and helps to foster a sense of community. Park users also benefit from the opportunity to ask questions of other owners and find solutions to problems they might be having with their pet.

    Make for a better community by promoting public health and safety. Well-exercised dogs are better neighbors who are less likely to create a nuisance, bark excessively and destroy property. Their presence in the park, along with their owners, also helps to deter crime.

    Thus: I have academic credentials up the ying yang, http://www.communicationart.net  so what, I would just like to be a part of an off leash inner city dog park, and if anyone would like to be part of that team, feel free to contact me at [email protected] and we can fabricate something that dreams are made of.

  14. Gary March 8, 2011 / 5:00 am
    @ larry — good deal, I didn’t realize dog parks were fenced in, and could be good for dogs and their owners for socialization, etc.  I was speaking more on how something new could benefit Dayton’s economy …
    One last thing on this topic comes to mind; many dog owners today have pit bulls, and rots, wouldn’t they fight with the other dogs?
    And lastly, don’t forget to bring along your doggie bag, LOL, for the puppy / poopy dogs!  ;-)
    PS. Sounds like David has your back / backing …
  15. Bubba Jones March 8, 2011 / 8:27 am
    My mother always told me, “Son when your dumb, you just got to be tough.” – Larry Sizer
     
    I love that quote, Larry.  I think I’m going to print it and post it with some of my other “inspirational messages.” ;)
     
    Sorry to hear that your co-conspirators on the dog park have apparently backed off.  It sucks when folks don’t do what they commit to do.  Larry, I would suggest a couple of things.  First, approach the City Commission again to try and get commitment for some of the vacant land in the city to build a fence for the dog park.  It could even be within one of the large parks in Dayton (the park at the corner of Steve Whalen Blvd. and Wyoming comes to mind).  Then, ask the Commission for permission for some “corporate branding.”  In other words, if Iams comes through with some cash to build and maintain the park, could it be called the “Larry Sizer – Iams a fan of dogs Dog Park” with signage (paid for by Iams) indicating the corporate sponsorship for the park.  Next, Larry, I would really encourage you to have someone else proofread any sort of written communication prior to sending it to anyone you are asking for money.  At the risk of having you call me an a-hole again, if the posts on this site are any indication of the grammar and spelling that has been sent to Iams, I am not surprised that your funding requests have been ignored.  A well written letter will do wonders for getting your foot in the door to meet with the right people.
     
    Again, good luck with this project.
  16. Gary March 8, 2011 / 1:37 pm
    Hey Bubba- IMO (in my opinion) there is no such thing/person as a perfect writer … I always use spellcheck, but spellcheck doesn’t catch everything … Yes, proofreading is important, especially for official documents!

    You are not a perfect writer either; it’s all relavant to whom you are writing … David only uses single dashes, a lot actually, as I prefer double dashes–like this–.  I suggest the Harbrace Handbook for writers and grammar.

    Correction for Bubba and Larry: My mother always told me, “Son when your dumb, you just got to be tough.” – Larry Sizer  Should be you’re not your!  It’s easy to make mistakes being human!

    Hey David, can you put a spellchecker on this blog? :-)

  17. Bubba Jones March 8, 2011 / 1:52 pm
    Correction for Bubba and Larry: My mother always told me, “Son when your dumb, you just got to be tough.” – Larry Sizer  Should be you’re not your! It’s easy to make mistakes being human! – Gary
     
    Ummmm, I know the difference between “your and you’re” as well as “to, too and two”.  Not to mention “there, their and they’re”, “it’s and its” (just like DL! :) ) and “who’s and whose.”   I PURPOSELY left it as “your” because the misuse of the word made the saying that much funnier!!
     
    Let’s now get back to the topic at hand – “How the DDN minimizes Esrati at at every opportunity”!
     
  18. larry sizer March 8, 2011 / 2:23 pm
    @ Gary & Bubba: I am so glad that my late Mothers wisdom is still alive, thanks it made my day. As for my spelling and grammar, my editor has crossed over to the other side, where my words have become prayers.
    Let’s make Davids day is the issue as far  as I am concerned. His letter head says it all: If you aren’t here to change Dayton for the better, please leave. David is trying to make Dayton a better place, the Bad Guys just won’t allow him, and Mark Manovich should bow his head to David for getting him the votes that got him on the ballot. David should have known that Mark would do the Manovich Cha-Cha-Cha.
    With me just wanting an inner city dog park, to make Dayton a better place.
     

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