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    Crossmen 1975-78; 507 Hornets 1972-1974
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  1. Every Situation Is Unique These cases are "similar" only in an extremely broad way.
  2. "like handling a pyromaniac a lighted torch" is a bit over the top in the Moody case. You are implying he has some sort of addiction without any evidence to support it.
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    “Failure to Protect”

    As an aside, I know the Philadelphia Inquirer has a pretty good Pulitzer record. This is really fine investigative journalism and wonder if they'd consider entering it for the award.
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    “Failure to Protect”

    Most will be protected by the "I know of someone, but I'm not willing to say their name" phenomenon that seems to dominate such a discussion--even here.
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    “Failure to Protect”

    One of the things that strikes me about this article is that its primary focus is on the hiring of people who had FORMER charges against them. What about people--like Hopkins--who hadn't been charged before, but may be guilty of misconduct within drum corps? Do we believe that there aren't any of those operating in drum corps today or recently?
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    Crossmen 2019

    One of the things I like about the 2019 schedule is that the Crossmen will be at the Chester, PA show. This show is in Delaware County, which was where the corps was born in the 70's out of two smaller corps. For the early years, they practiced just a few miles from the stadium in a parking lot at Boeing. The parking lot was lovingly called "Boeing Beach".
  7. No publisher would publish an incomplete report. It depends on why the report is incomplete. If it's because it's been low on the reporters' "to do" list, that can be accelerated. Everyone else has hammered how drum corps is "nich". So, I can imagine it hasn't been a first priority to finish the story. If it's for other reasons, I guess it depends on what those reasons are. People not coming forward?
  8. Unless the editors take a "strike while the iron is hot" approach and put it on the front burner.
  9. With this, things move to a whole new level. I wonder if this will garner more national attention to the activity that even the previous press didn't get. Also, I wonder if that additional article with other cases that has supposedly been in the works for a while will come out now.
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    A Message from DCI CEO Dan Acheson

    Keep in mind that USA Today is the lead paper of the Gannett Newspaper group. They have papers and resources all over the country. They may be the paper publishing, but they could have used local resources to research the article.
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    Crossmen 2019

    Based on a photo I found on their Instagram page, it may have only been four. The male singer last year was a member of the guard.
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    Crossmen 2019

    Crossmen to field all-female color guard:
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    Crossmen 2019

    I've been thinking of how to articulate why this move bothers me. Besides the fact that I've always enjoyed watching them do their thing, I think it's because I LIKE that different corps have different instrumentation. The variety is appealing. To have a few more corps, including my beloved Crossmen, get rid of marching cymblas means there's a little less variety. We like it when color guards vary their equipment from one corp to the next. We like when the hornlines have different mixes of instruments and this has been encouraged by allowing the trombones and other horns get included. This move seems to be in the opposite direction. It's a move from being a little different from most of the other corps toward sameness.
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    Crossmen 2019

    Valkerie from the last Thor movie: