Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Publisher: I don't believe what audit says about Woolston, O'Brian, Kuehn, Cage
In the latest issue of the Joplin Regional Business Journal, Publisher Larry Warren offers the old "mistakes were made," comment without, of course, saying what those mistakes are ,who made them, and how we can prevent them from ever happening again.
But Warren followed that, by blaming all of the city's woes on master developer David Wallace. "We were taken, not by our friends and neighbors, but by someone who preyed upon a tired and vulnerable community."
Warren was not pleased with the audit's comments on some of Joplin's biggest names. "One of the issues I have with the findings is in regards to Mike Woolston. I have known Mike for several years now, again it is my opinion, but Mike has served our country and our city with honor and integrity and no one will change my opinion on that. My opinion would also not be changed on the character or contributions of Charlie Kuehn, Rob O'Brian, or Jane Cage, who worked tirelessly during that time."
It appears with Michael Beatty at the Globe and Larry Warren at the Business Journal, there is no print source in Joplin willing to truthfully examine just what happened to bring Joplin to this point.