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From: Ross Olson []
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 10:40 AM
To: Editor Star Tribune (
Subject: Discriminating


The word "discriminating" used to be positive, implying wisdom and discretion. Now when it is breathed or even implied, we scramble to shed the stigma. If a male fire chief had been accused of sexually harassing female employees, would he have been kept on as a captain?

Ross Olson

This letter was printed by the Star Tribune on 11/30/06

Lesbian Bonnie Bleskachek was made Fire Chief in Minneapolis in a show of tolerence but it was soon found that 'her romantic liasons influenced her handling of personnel matters.'
The deal allowing her to remain as a captain had already unravelled when this letter was published.

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