I do not have anything against former Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr.
I am not obsessed with him, nor am I obsessed with former Joplin R-8 Assistant Superintendent Angie Besendorfer or the other guy, the one with the four-letter name.
When they do something that is newsworthy, I write about them.
I realize some of you do not care what happens with these people once they are no longer in proximity. My readership stats indicate that more of you agree with me.
As for this obsession nonsense, every time I write anything about Mark Rohr, I receive a few comments from people who want me to leave the poor man alone.
Silly me. I did not realize writing that he had landed a job as a city manager in at Texas town was bothering him.
Nor was i under the impression that writing about Besendorfer when she served on a panel that met with Gov. Mike Parson about workplace training was some form of harassment.
I am surprised no one jumps all over me for providing updates on Janet Kavandi when the Carthage High School/Missouri Southern State University graduate/astronaut receives a promotion or an honor.
But then again, sometimes someone who is prominent in this area does get involved in something that is not on the positive side of the register.
That happened with Rohr when he was fired from his city manager position in League City, Texas, and sued the city.
This week, it happened with former KODE and KSNF news anchor Tiffany Alaniz when she was arrested in Tulsa for driving under the influence.
I never had a second thought about running the story and running it prominently. Tiffany Alaniz was a fixture in Joplin area homes for more than 15 years, first at KSN, then at KODE. At times, she was the face of those stations.
When major news happens to someone who was and is so well known in this area, I write about it.
A couple of commenters noted that I only wrote about her because of who she was.
They are absolutely right.
If it was someone not as well known who once lived in Joplin or Neosho or some other town in this area, I would not have written about it unless there was something that made it even more newsworthy, such as someone getting killed.
One commenter noted that I had not posted anything when two other local TV celebrities had been arrested for drunk driving. The reader was wrong about one of those- I did post it and it is still posted. As for the other one, this was the first I had heard about this person getting arrested for drunk driving.
The Tiffany Alaniz post was the most visited post this week on the Turner Report.
This week's Top 10 Turner Report, Inside Joplin and Inside Joplin Obituaries posts and links are posted below.
Signed copies of my new book, Lost Angels: The Murders of Rowan Ford and Doug Ringler, is available locally at Changing Hands Book Shoppe and Always Buying Books in Joplin, Pat's Books in Carthage and Granby Auto Supply and Hardware in Granby.
The book is also available at Amazon in paperback and e-book formats at the links below.
The first signing is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Always Buying Books and I will be talking about the book, as well a signing copies, at the annual Authors Symposium Saturday, April 27, at Crowder College in Neosho. I will have more information about those events over the next couple of weeks.
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The Turner Report
1, Former KODE anchor Tiffany Alaniz crashes into utility pole, charged with driving under the influence
2. Probable cause: Barton County jailer had sex with two prisoners, traded cell phone privileges for sex
3. Briarbrook restaurant/bar closed after arrest of co-owner for failure to register as a sex offender
4. Co-owner/chef of Briarbrook restaurant free on bond after felony failure to register as a sex offender
5. Webb City man sentenced to four year for fifth and sixth DWIs
6. Three-year-old Joplin murder victim's donated organ enables another three-year-old to live
7. Joplin man who claims connection to Irish mob held on $50,000 bond after Drug Enforcement Team raid nets meth, guns
8. Grand jury indicts Newton County man with 25-year history of sexually abusing children for failure to register
9. 121 Joplin teacher nominated for Golden Apple Award
10. Carthage man accused of breaking five-year-old daughter's leg bound over for trial
1. Have you seen Jasper County's most wanted?
2. Remains of body found in Newton County, Kansas field identified as Chanute woman
3. Teen arrested after search of home across from Joplin High School, drugs, counterfeit money confiscated
4. Joplin Police Department Holiday Weekend Arrests
5. Jasper County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions
6. Jasper County Sheriff's Office Arrests
7. Joplin Police Department Arrests February 21-22
8. Joplin Police Department Arrests February 19-20
9. Newton County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions
10. U. S. Bankruptcy Court Petitions- Joplin
Inside Joplin Obituaries
1. David Furry
2. Kathy Boyd
3. Steven Ragsdale
4. Starla Miller
5. Ray Putnam
6. Cindy Murray
7. Bob Fuller
8, Becky Koile
9. Carol Powell
10, Marge Parrish