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Old Thu Oct 13, 2005, 12:40pm
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For those of you who remember a previous thread regarding two local HS basketball coaches - here is an update from today's local newspaper.

Kathleen Erickson is due to go to trial Nov. 15 on three counts of delivering a controlled substance to a minor, two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and two counts of third-degree sexual abuse involving a teenage girl she had coached. Kathleen was a volunteer asst. girls coach and a paid track and field coach.

Ken Johnson, a HS teacher and head girls basketball coach, is now the subject of a criminal investigation. The school district received a complaint on Sep. 12 that Johnson "had violated professional standards" and the district reported it as required by Oregon law to the police.

As I have said before, I have known Ken for many years and it is staggering to me that he might be involved in anything untoward. I have met Kathleen in her capacity of coaching but do not "know" her.

Neither the police or the school district will say if the two investigations are related. They both coached at the same school and Johnson technically was Erickson's supervisor.

Juulie also knows Ken and both of us have officiated in a summer league he organized.
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Old Thu Oct 13, 2005, 03:37pm
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It's quite possible they are related. Oregon's suspected abuse reporting requirements for teachers, helth care professionals, etc. are pretty strict & he may somehow have run afoul of that......guess time will tell.....
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For those of you who remember a previous thread regarding two local HS basketball coaches - here is an update from today's local newspaper.

Kathleen Erickson is due to go to trial Nov. 15 on three counts of delivering a controlled substance to a minor, two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and two counts of third-degree sexual abuse involving a teenage girl she had coached. Kathleen was a volunteer asst. girls coach and a paid track and field coach.

Ken Johnson, a HS teacher and head girls basketball coach, is now the subject of a criminal investigation. The school district received a complaint on Sep. 12 that Johnson "had violated professional standards" and the district reported it as required by Oregon law to the police.

As I have said before, I have known Ken for many years and it is staggering to me that he might be involved in anything untoward. I have met Kathleen in her capacity of coaching but do not "know" her.

Neither the police or the school district will say if the two investigations are related. They both coached at the same school and Johnson technically was Erickson's supervisor.

Juulie also knows Ken and both of us have officiated in a summer league he organized.
Other than being incredibly dis-organized, Johnson is a great guy, and I still can't imagine what he would have been involved in that would be criminal. As Tim says, time will tell.
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Old Thu Oct 13, 2005, 06:41pm
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For those of you who remember a previous thread regarding two local HS basketball coaches - here is an update from today's local newspaper.

Kathleen Erickson is due to go to trial Nov. 15 on three counts of delivering a controlled substance to a minor, two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and two counts of third-degree sexual abuse involving a teenage girl she had coached. Kathleen was a volunteer asst. girls coach and a paid track and field coach.

Ken Johnson, a HS teacher and head girls basketball coach, is now the subject of a criminal investigation. The school district received a complaint on Sep. 12 that Johnson "had violated professional standards" and the district reported it as required by Oregon law to the police.

As I have said before, I have known Ken for many years and it is staggering to me that he might be involved in anything untoward. I have met Kathleen in her capacity of coaching but do not "know" her.

Neither the police or the school district will say if the two investigations are related. They both coached at the same school and Johnson technically was Erickson's supervisor.

Juulie also knows Ken and both of us have officiated in a summer league he organized.
Hey Mark, I feel bad for your friend, really.

But as an uninvolved bystander posting in the intraweb from 2,500 miles away I have to ask:

You, as a middle aged male, are completely and utterly surprised by some untoward behavior he might have exhibitted towards teenaged girls?

As I said, I feel bad & I hope he gets off...but...well, you know...
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Old Thu Oct 13, 2005, 06:58pm
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Hey Mark, I feel bad for your friend, really.

But as an uninvolved bystander posting in the intraweb from 2,500 miles away I have to ask:

You, as a middle aged male, are completely and utterly surprised by some untoward behavior he might have exhibitted towards teenaged girls?

As I said, I feel bad & I hope he gets off...but...well, you know...
As a middle-aged female, I understand your point of view. I had some friends who I respected and admired very much. I liked them, trusted them, thought I knew them. One day, we got a phone call. Someone had attempted to murder the wife. The long and the short, which took several weeks to discover, was that it was the husband. He also had been sexually abusing the 7 adopted children. He was my son's soccer coach for two years. He was an elder in the church. My own "radar" , which I've always felt was highly sensitive, never bleeped once. You just never know.

And yet, I find myself resisting the cynicism that says, "I"m not surprised when Johnson is accused of whatever. Hey, he's male. What do you expect?" I want to believe that some people are above reproach, and that there are still folks out there that know the difference between right and wrong. That say, "Yea, it's tempting, but I'm not going to." I guess it's naive, but I don't like the way I feel when I'm suspicious of everyone, and never fully trust anyone. So, at this point, I'm still willing to give Johnson the benefit of the doubt. I'm waiting for time to tell.

I'm also wondering, if the allegation involves an inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl, why the wording is "violating professional standards" rather than "sexual abuse". I wonder if he had an affair with the young woman who stands accused. But then, that wouldn't need a criminal investigation, would it? Very puzzling.
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Old Thu Oct 13, 2005, 07:15pm
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You just never know.

And yet, I find myself resisting the cynicism that says, "I"m not surprised when Johnson is accused of whatever. Hey, he's male human. What do you expect?" [/B]
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Old Thu Oct 13, 2005, 08:13pm
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And yet, I find myself resisting the cynicism that says, "I"m not surprised when Johnson is accused of whatever. Hey, he's male.
[/B][/QUOTE]What's your rationalization for Kathleen Erickson?

Or doesn't that matter?

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And yet, I find myself resisting the cynicism that says, "I"m not surprised when Johnson is accused of whatever. Hey, he's male. What do you expect?"
Every night, when I walk the dextering beagle, I pass a car with a bumper sticker that says "I believe in dragons, good men, and other fairy tale creatures". Seems appropriate for this thread.
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And yet, I find myself resisting the cynicism that says, "I"m not surprised when Johnson is accused of whatever. Hey, he's male. What do you expect?"
Every night, when I walk the dextering beagle, I pass a car with a bumper sticker that says "I believe in dragons, good men, and other fairy tale creatures". Seems appropriate for this thread.
Is your beagle male or female?
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Is your beagle male or female?
My daughter's beagle is male. I merely get the joy of walking him a couple times a day. His first birthday is Saturday.
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And yet, I find myself resisting the cynicism that says, "I"m not surprised when Johnson is accused of whatever. Hey, he's male. What do you expect?"
Every night, when I walk the dextering beagle, I pass a car with a bumper sticker that says "I believe in dragons, good men, and other fairy tale creatures". Seems appropriate for this thread.
I don't understand why you need to walk the dog with a bumper sticker.
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Old Thu Oct 13, 2005, 09:46pm
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And yet, I find myself resisting the cynicism that says, "I"m not surprised when Johnson is accused of whatever. Hey, he's male. What do you expect?"
Every night, when I walk the dextering beagle, I pass a car with a bumper sticker that says "I believe in dragons, good men, and other fairy tale creatures". Seems appropriate for this thread.
I don't understand why you need to walk the dog with a bumper sticker.
Hey, I dont even wanna think about passing a car with a bumper sticker either. Makes me shudder just to think about it.

What's your dog's name, Chuck?

You know what Dan's dog's name is, don't you?- the dumb slobbering beast.

The dog- not Dan.
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Old Thu Oct 13, 2005, 09:48pm
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And yet, I find myself resisting the cynicism that says, "I"m not surprised when Johnson is accused of whatever. Hey, he's male. What do you expect?"
Every night, when I walk the dextering beagle, I pass a car with a bumper sticker that says "I believe in dragons, good men, and other fairy tale creatures". Seems appropriate for this thread.
I don't understand why you need to walk the dog with a bumper sticker.
Hey, I dont even wanna think about passing a car with a bumper sticker either. Makes me shudder just to think about it.

What's your dog's name, Chuck?

You know what Dan's dog's name is, don't you?- the dumb slobbering beast.
Hey that aint nice...I don't slobber.

Any more.

(You're pretty quick for an old guy.)
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Old Fri Oct 14, 2005, 09:15am
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Every night, when I walk the dextering beagle, I pass a car with a bumper sticker that says "I believe in dragons, good men, and other fairy tale creatures". Seems appropriate for this thread.
Hey, I dont even wanna think about passing a car with a bumper sticker either. Makes me shudder just to think about it.
Then you sure don't want to know what he passes!!

His name is Buster Baxter Brady Beagle. I told you. . . it's my daughter's.
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His name is Buster Baxter Brady Beagle.

[/B][/QUOTE]That's ....... cute.

When you ride him, do your feet touch the ground?
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