Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:54:42 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 8:51 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:51:11 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:25:36 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:21:38 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:15:28 GMT
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon. A press release says that if possible, motorists should avoid downtown Burlington on Sunday,More >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 1:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:07:11 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:26:27 GMT
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been canceled due to inclement weather predictions. According to Essex Memorial Day Parade Committee, the parade has been postponed one week to Saturday June 1 at 10 a.m.More >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 11:31 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:31:32 GMT
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.Police say Stephanie Rivers, 24, and Victoria Hammond, 23, bothMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:29:26 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 8:52 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:52:16 GMT
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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -
The boys basketball state championship game was a heated and memorable overtime thriller between St. Johnsbury Academy and Rice Memorial High School. But what's grabbing headlines now is a full page poster hoping to rally Academy team spirit before the game that has people after the fact wondering why the Caledonian Record would print it this way.
"My immediate reaction was...really? Someone thought this was a good idea?" Rice Principal Father Bernard Bourgeois said.
Father Bourgeois wasn't a fan of the poster that has some people saying it has racist undertones. The poster says "Go 'Toppers" and underneath in a font that mimics Chinese calligraphy says "Fry Rice."
"I've seen enough athletics in my seven years here as principal that people leave their brains at the door sometimes and that's what happened here," Father Bourgeois said.
The Asian American Journalists Association hopes it was just a lapse of judgement too, saying the insert appalled them and the type face used made it offensive.
The Cal-Rec's poster ended up getting a lot of attention but Father Bourgeois says if anything should have made the headlines it's that Rice ended up on top.
"The community allows too much drama into these games. Let's let the kids play the game on the floor. That's what counts. That's what matters," Father Bourgeois said.
Rice's trophy now sits proudly in the school office but Father Bourgeois says the school is vacant of tabloid talk.
St. Johnsbury Academy says it's also absent of blame and in a statement from Headmaster Tom Lovett said "we understand that the use of a culturally identifiable font is deemed by some to be culturally insensitive. Once we realized that some could be offended, we did our best to remove the signs from our cheering section."
"Overall, our students often see such things as a way to celebrate their culture, not demean it, and in this case, we chose to follow our students' lead and look at the Caledonian's intent, not taking offense where none was intended."
"I know the Academy had nothing to do with this and have distanced themselves quite well from that and I'm thankful to them as well for that," Father Bourgeois said.
The only party left yet to give their input is the Caledonian Record. They told us that Saturday they will publish an editorial on the poster. The Asian American Journalists Association hopes the editorial acknowledges a lapse in taste and judgement.
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