Does Mary Junck disrespect Native Americans and allow her employees at The AP (Associated Press) and the Journal Times (Racine) to ignore the magnanimity of Native Americans – in regard to the Mound Cemetery issue – and seek to abuse her power over World-wide media to silence their voice by distorting their position? What is (self proclaimed) Native American Racine Mayor John Dickert’s role in this? I say there is evidence of deliberate manipulation going on!
Who is Mary E. Junck?
Jan. 26,2012 from The Wall Street Journal:
NEW YORK — Mary E. Junck, the CEO of newspaper publisher Lee Enterprises Inc., was named chairman of The Associated Press board of directors Thursday. Junck is replacing William Dean Singleton of MediaNews Group, who had been AP chairman since 2007. She said one of her top priorities will be the search for a new chief executive to replace Tom Curley, who announced Monday that he plans to retire this year after almost nine years leading AP. As chairman, Junck will help steer the AP’s efforts to boost revenue, in part by further expanding the cooperative’s video, Internet and mobile services. She will take over as chairman in April, after the AP’s annual meeting. The AP, founded in 1846, is the largest independent source of news and information in the world. The AP, founded in 1846, is the largest independent source of news and information in the world. The not-for-profit organization, owned by newspapers in the U.S., said it expects revenue for 2011 to be down slightly from a year earlier, when it was $631 million. Junck, 64, has been an AP director since 2004 and became vice chairman in 2008. She will be the first woman to head the board.Junck joined Lee in 1999 as executive vice president and chief operating officer. She became CEO in 2001. The company owns the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and nearly 50 other newspapers. In her current job, she helped orchestrate Lee’s $1.46 billion purchase of Pulitzer Inc. in 2005, which included the Post-Dispatch. “She is a strong advocate for AP, for the value of original newsgathering and for everything AP stands for. She’ll be an outstanding chairman.”
Hmph: “She is a strong advocate for AP, for the value of original newsgathering and for everything AP stands for. She’ll be an outstanding chairman.”
What are the values of the AP, Mary Junck, and The Journal Times?
From Racine Community Media – click HERE for link:
At this time, the offer has still not been acknowledged or responded to.
Let me repeat that:
At this time, the offer has still not been acknowledged or responded to.
Why should it be – when Mary Junck and The AP (Associated Press) are actively promoting and running THIS story? WORLDWIDE! Via The Associated Press!
Opponents seek better testing for evidence of Racine Indian mound
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Racine — Plans to examine whether an American Indian burial mound exists in a parcel of land at Mound Cemetery have been put on hold for now, after scientists who planned to take soil borings Friday at the southeastern Wisconsin site were greeted by opponents who called for a less-invasive form of testing.The Journal Times reportedthat the team, led by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee archaeologist Tom Zych, has a permit, but is going to talk with the state to see if other measures can be taken before proceeding.Last month, the Racine City Council voted to give owners of a local funeral home permission to purchase the parcel for family burial plots, as long as they paid to make sure the land wasn’t an uncataloged burial mound.Ald. Sandy Weidner, a member of the city’s Board of Cemetery Commissioners, said a 1903 map of the cemetery shows a mound is located on the parcel. But the Wisconsin Historical Society does not have a record of a cataloged mound at that site.
How come Mary Junck, The AP and The Journal Times don’t NAME these “Opponents?”
WHO are the UNNAMED Opponents? Native American Racine Mayor John Dickert and his cronies at Racine City Hall?
WHO has called for a “less-invasive form of testing.”
Now comes Mary Junck’s employee, Journal Times Reporter Michael Burke to report:
Oct 6, 2013 from The JT:
Now, protesters led by William Brown of Pleasant Prairie have proposed to supplant the $19,000 the Merediths would pay for the parcel with money they would raise. Brown provided a copy of an email he said he sent Mayor John Dickert and City Administrator Tom Friedel Thursday night; Dickert said Saturday he’d not yet seen it. Brown, who is part Creek Indian and part Rosebud Lokota, proposed the City deed the parcel, and all other known Indian burial sites within Mound Cemetery, to a nonprofit organization. He didn’t name it in the email but said it preserves and promotes Potawatomi and other Indian tribal cultures. In exchange, Brown said he and others would hold an annual native American cultural event in Racine as a fundraising event, with all proceeds going to the city. The events would be held annually for 10 years or until they had raised $32,000, which Brown said is “approximately twice” what the city is considering selling the parcel for. Brown wrote that he and at least two other state residents would sign a contract to fulfill the agreement, and he said at the cemetery the first event could be held this year.
In response, Dickert — who said he is part American Indian — said there is no evidence yet the site is truly an Indian burial mound. “I’m happy to listen to them,” he continued, “but the fact is there’s a key problem. … I don’t know have any idea what credibility is behind this proposal.” Others have proposed fundraisers in the past and not carried through, he added.
HOW come William Brown’s offer is not the story that the nationwide AP news release is about? William Brown NEVER talked about “Better Testing”.
Why does Michael Burke and The Journal Times continue to belittle William Brown, Native Americans, and concerned Racine Residents as “Protestors”?
Why is Native American Racine Mayor John Dickert insinuating that William Brown and Native Americans are not credible and lying?
Is it because AP Chairman and Lee Enterprise CEO Mary Junck and Native American Racine Mayor John Dickert share the same love of money over Positive Community values and the rights/respect of others?
This issue goes far beyond a simple rigged vote in the Common Council:
More Lies from Dickert and the Meredith family. This is shameful, insulting, and morbid.
There are plenty of grave sites available RIGHT NOW. They can pick any space they want that is not a sacred mound.
1) He didn’t get the email? How can someone run the city but not have access to his own email.
2) If he didn’t read the email, how does he know so much about it and try to weasel his way out of accepting such an incredibly generous and positive offer?
3) Idle No More is not credible? They have over 100,000 followers on Facebook, and chapters all over the country. What about the tribes themselves? Those aren’t credible either?
4) Does the community not matter at all? An overwhelming majority of the community understands how wrong this is, especially when alternative solutions have been proposed.
5) Do the laws not matter? He clearly violated them by rigging the appeal and voting process for this after the Cemetery Commission unanimously voted against it. This may also violate state laws concerning the historic nature of the site.
6) This must be part of a bigger corrupt deal, otherwise with such a generous offer, why won’t they just accept it?
7) Since when is Dickert a geological expert on sonar testing?
8) Dickert is part “American Indian” huh? If he truly cared about the Native American heritage, he wouldn’t be fighting against them in an attempt to dig up and destroy this sacred mound.
9) The Meredith family tried to push this through without any testing at all. Then they only agreed to testing after being pressured by the community. The testing method they were going to use was invasive and rigged with friends at UW Milwaukee.
10) What happened when Dickert showed up at the cemetery on Saturday driving like a maniac and yelling at everyone there?
11) Why do they need this sacred mound when other grave sites are readily available?
12) Why did they get such a discounted price on this premium location that could generate nearly 20 times the revenues according to the cemetery director?
13) Why did the city disregard the recommendation and unanimous vote against this sale by the cemetery commission that is the local authority to make decisions on cemetery lots?
14) Was this deal agreed to behind closed doors before it went to the cemetery commission?
15) Why did the Meredith family also get a special deal on the Women’s Club building when a minority-owned business was not allowed to purchase it?
This has everything to do with Mayor Dickert, and he pushed this through himself, manipulated and coerced the voting, and even voted to break the tie after demanding a re-vote when city council voted this down. Watch the meeting.
This was not put through “similar to all requests”. This was objected to and unanimously voted against by the Cemetery Commission, and was also objected to by the Cemetery Director. This it was magically sent as a directly referral at the Mayor’s request to bypass the Cemetery Commission to the Parks and Rec Board that the Mayor controls to be voted through under his pressure. Then that recommendation was voted down by city council, but the Mayor couldn’t stand for that to happen which is when he manipulated the process.
This was a rigged and corrupt deal, and heavily manipulated process to destroy and mar sacred land, historic design, and potential remains of Native Americans. The facts are very clear in the historical maps, cemetery designs, Potawatomi agreement, books and local historians’ knowledge, history museums, Cemetery Commission experts, and Council meeting video showing the manipulation (and meeting documents).
The purchase price as another comment noted is $1,500 to $3,000 per grave site. The other article on JT states they were purchasing 20 grave sites, but other information says 16. Either way that is $24,000 to $60,000 – NOT $16,000 that they sold it for. The Cemetery Director stated this was a premium location and could potentially generate up to $300,000 for this space, but that he agreed it should not be sold at any price.
This is such a generous proposal by the Native American leaders, but instead of accepting it, Mayor Dickert tries to discredit them along with anyone that does not agree with him. What a disgrace.
WHAT A DISGRACE INDEED! Especially when Mary Junck allows The AP to distort and twist the truth to fit the agenda, then spreads it World-Wide.
HEY! Mary Junck! CARE TO NAME YOUR SOURCES?
Does the AP, The Journal Times, and The Wisconsin State Journal want to HIDE this story from LOCAL FOLKS? Given that Mary Junck ties Lee Enterprises, which owns The Journal Times and The Wisconsin State Journal, with the AP – why are they not carrying the story which is being promoted WORLDWIDE by the Associated Press?
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This is NO ACCIDENT! This is by design!
As to Lying’ John Dickert’s laughable claim that “Dickert — who said he is part American Indian” -
I’m willing to give Racine Mayor Lying’ John Dickert the benefit of the doubt – and state that he is a Native American in the tradition of Cherokee Chief Doublehead.
Doublehead – a Cherokee Traitor
In the world of politics, those who become powerful don’t always have the best interests of their people in their hearts and minds. Sometimes, political leaders are seeking to enhance their own wealth, power, and prestige. One of these leaders was the Cherokee chief Doublehead. Doublehead was one of the most feared men in the Cherokee nation and had killed more people, both Indians and non-Indians, than anyone cared to count. He rose to the position of speaker of the Cherokee council, a position that he won for his ability as a storyteller and as a translator of English messages for the American government.
Read more about Doublehead and his treachery to his people by clicking HERE
To Read: Native American Traitor Racine Mayor John Dickert, click HERE
Is the proper translation of “John Dickert” – White Devil Who Speaks With Forked Tongue”?
“Mos Eisley spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.”