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Minor league host in big trouble with the Army

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Perry White, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member


    For the past three summers, Kim Gore and her two children have opened their Woodbridge home to about a dozen minor league baseball players for the Potomac Nationals. Like many area host families, the 51-year-old logistician with the U.S. Army provided support as the players adapted to living in Northern Virginia, and helped the ones from Latin America learn how to speak English.

    But Gore said that generosity has now put her career in jeopardy. The Army has put Gore "under review" over concerns that the foreign-born players are a threat to national security. Gore said she has had her workload at Fort Belvoir altered, her security clearance reduced and her ability to work from home taken away.

    The Army said it is reviewing Gore because she had access to a secure computer network while working at home with foreign nationals living with her, according to spokesman Timothy Ridge
  2. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    God bless America.
  3. fanboy

    fanboy Member

    It's fine what she's doing, and it's probaby (hell, definitely) not something that's going to compromise national security.

    But put yourself in her supervisor's shoes. Having a security clearance is a big responsibility, and if you've had it as long as she apparantly has, then she's aware of all the rules that go along with it. Her supervisor has to learn that she's hosting foreign nationals by reading it in the paper? And her supervisor is supposed to he happy and agreeable with that?

    If she had done the right thing and notified them up front, it likely wouldn't have been a problem.
  4. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    That isn't exactly true.

    Her work from home clearance would definitely have been revoked but there may not have been a review.
  5. fanboy

    fanboy Member

    Fair enough. The point stands though that it wouldn't have been as large of a production. She got caught. Now she's trying to play the sympathy card. It worked well enough to get the story in the paper.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    She should be in trouble... there's one of them Castros on the team...
    Jonathan Castro About Jonathan Castro
    This is Jonathan's first season in Potomac. 2005 Jonathan spent the majority of last year batting .269 with 13 doubles for the GCL Nationals. He also scored 7 runs in 7 games while playing in Vermont.
    CareerJonathan was signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2003. He spent two years with the Dominican Summer League. In 2004 with the DSL Expos, he swiped 23 bases.
    Personal Resides in Santo Domingo, DR.
    Jonathan Castro POS SS
    HT 6'1
    WT 160
    Throws R
    Bats SW
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