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Nov. 04, 2012 @ 10:15 PM

Soccer team sorry for music selection

On behalf of Huntington High School's men's soccer team, we are writing to apologize to Mrs. Dickinson, the Woodrow Wilson parents, players and coaches about the inappropriate music that was played at the Oct. 13 game. We do not condone such language and agree with you that such music was inappropriate in any public setting. Unfortunately, we did not screen the music that was on the student's iPod. When the coaching staff and I heard it across the field, it was too late but fortunately someone stopped playing the music.

To avoid future incidents like this, we will be requiring any volunteers who serve as master of ceremony to pre-screen music prior to playing them at the games. We have never faced any problems with inappropriate music in past seasons. This was unacceptable and will not occur again.

Once again, our sincere apologies and assurance that policies have now been adopted for pre-screening of music to avoid such unacceptable incidents.

Sammy Boateng

Head Coach

Bruce Senior

Athletic Director

Robert A. Preece

President

Trick-or-treat should be weekend

I would like to make a suggestion to those who decide the time and date for trick-or-treat for our Tri-State.

It seems to me it would be better for our little ones if the trick-or-treat time and day could be changed to the Saturday or Sunday afternoon before Halloween, say between 4 and 6 p.m.

This would be better than on a school night and leave the family free for indoor parties and such on Halloween. Also it would be daylight and not near the risk of a child getting hit by a car, and the children would love showing off their costumes and we would love seeing them.

And we wouldn't be opening our doors in the dark to adult strangers; after all, it is for our little ones.

Times have changed and it is time for us to protect our children and ourselves.

Janice Patrick

Huntington

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